Simon Says Stamp is challenging its readers to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee by adding crowns and/or gems to a project. I am a Mexican-American of French and Spanish descent, but with no other European roots as far as I know. However, I can claim a connection to Queen Elizabeth II as a Christian. In addition, my father, who was the first Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Mexico, had the pleasure of meeting with her during a Lambeth Conferences of 1968 and 1978. Yes, I'm a PK... LOL! Therefore, I decided to make an entry in my art journal to celebrate the King of kings and queens, so I may also enter it in Word Art Wednesday Challenge #31. I am using this week's fabulous color scheme at the Play Date Cafe PDCC 135, which includes aquamarine, poolside and clay.
|© Arnoldo L. Romero 2012
The flower is basically a Celtic spiral that I drew and illustrated using Sharpie markers. I began by plotting the spiral on graph paper, and then I traced it on a white sheet of Bienfang marker paper before illustrating it. After the latter was done, I cut it out and glued it in my art journal. I added a blue gem to the center of it for a little spark. Finally, I penciled my text and used a black Sharpie pen (medium) to ink it.
Which God will bring about in his own time -
God, the blessed and only Ruler,
the King of kings and Lord of lords
I am also entering this piece in the Artist's Playroom #12, who is challenging its readers to use Zentangle or doodles. As I mentioned before, I believe Celtic art is the ultimate form of doodling. Last, but not least, I'm entering this piece in Sunday Postcard Art - Jubilee. Although it's not a postcard, it fits their theme perfectly. Just as the Celtic Knot I did last weekend, this Celtic spiral is a study for a painting I'm planning for one of my entries in an upcoming art exhibit. I would love for you to leave a comment and/or follow my blog. Long live Queen Elizabeth II, and may she continue to be blessed by the King of kings and queens!