Doodles & Sketches & Lines, Oh My!

Last week I was on Spring Break, but although I had commitments and errands to take care of, I did have a little extra time to spend in my studio.  I worked on a couple of Resurrection Sunday projects to give to my daughters, but I can't post them yet.  My girls don't get on my blog often, but just in case - LOL!  Therefore, I am posting some doodles, sketches and scriptural lines that inspired me to work in my art journal, as well as a photograph I took this week.

Scriptural Journal Entries
Psalm 19:14 and 1 Corinthians 2:9b
© Arnoldo L. Romero 2013
Sharpie Micron Pens, Alphabet Stencil, Paper, Heart Punches, Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens
What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 198
He is Alive!
Based on Mark 16:11
© Arnoldo L. Romero 2013
Sharpie Micron Pen and Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens
Word Art Wednesday #72 - Galatians 2:20
Artists in Blogland
(Isaiah 54:13)
© Arnoldo L. Romero 2013
Sharpie Micron Pens, Smash Date Tape, Fodder, Paper, and Star Punch
Art Journal Journey - Special Moments
Twenty Minute Challenge
Sunday Sketches
I did the art journal pages above in a truly intuitive manner.  The art journal pages in the first photograph were inspired by Biblical scriptures featured in Word Art Wednesday a few weeks back.  The art journal page in the second photograph was inspired by the upcoming celebration of Resurrection Sunday.  I basically just kept on adding details to the latter pages until I felt they were "finished."  The 20-minute sketch in the third photograph was inspired by a childhood photograph of Ross that his mother, who's a close friend of mine, posted on Facebook recently.  I added a Biblical verse that felt was appropriate and finished the page by adding a fodder detail I put together.

Las Moras Springs
Brackettville, Texas
© Arnoldo L. Romero 2013
iPhone 4s Shot With Warm Enhancements and Edge Blur
Artist's Playroom #49 - Things I Overlook
Inspiration Avenue - Your Home Town
52 Photos Project: Gallery 48 {Distance}
Orange You Glad It's Friday #30
Mandarin Monday #34
I took the photograph of Las Moras Springs last Tuesday during a field trip I took with my third grade students.  I work with a gifted and talented pull-out program, and the third grade unit is on biomes and ecosystems, so Las Moras Springs is the perfect environment for us to observe what we've been studying in living color.  The springs are only about 30 miles away from Del Rio, so it doesn't take long to get there.  This view reminded me of how blessed I am to live in a community where God's creations are literally in my backyard.  Distance is never an obstacle.

He Is King
© Arnoldo L. Romero 2013
3x3" Entangle Tile
Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks, Crown Stamped Image, Sharpie Micron Pens, and Sharpie Poster Paint Markers
Art Abandonment
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Easter/Spring
Paint Party Friday - Week 2, Year 3
The last photograph is of a Zentangle piece I gave away during my Church's Lenten program.  My Church's Rector asked me to present "The Parable of the Hidden Treasure," found in Matthew 13:44-46.  Therefore, before my fellow Church members came in, I left the tile on one of the tables.  It was the perfect opener for my presentation, and it was fun to see the gentleman's expression when he found out it was for him to keep.  May his life be blessed as much as mine was when I worked on the tile.

I hope my doodles, sketches and lines bring as much peace into your life as they brought to me when I was working on them.  Thank you for stopping by.  Godspeed!


GlorV1 said…
Wow, just beautiful work. Lots of meaning in all your posts and much creativity. Thank you.:)
DVArtist said…
Wow your doodle sketches are fabulous.
Great work, love your zentangle!
peggy aplSEEDS said…
i was blessed by my visit and i especially love your He is alive cross. wonderful!!!
overwhelming Arnoldo!
Happy PPF

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Belinda Basson said…
Your card is lovely and I am sure the gentleman who got it will treasure it.
Tracey FK said…
a lovely week's worth of art... and glad you didn't put up the pieces for your daughters because it would have guaranteed that they would have checked your blog this week... it always works out that way... have a wonderful creative week
T xx
maria said…
Beautiful sketches! Thanks for joining us at Orange you Glad.
Anne Manda said…
Beautiful, strong journal pages and love your photo with a dreamy feeling! The doodle is awesome, love the colors and the whole design!
Netty said…
Lots of beautiful work Arnoldo, thank you so much for sharing. Happy PPF, Annette x
Ivy said…
Love your journal pages, beautiful sketches! Happy Spring and HPPF!
Rosie said…
Wow, I love your doodeling and sketches.

HPPF and have a nice weekend
Unknown said…
Lovely sketches. Very expressive and creative. Thank you for sharing.
Francesca said…
Great artwork in your doodle book. I wish the weather was as good here as you found in Texas. We have got wind and rain endless, and further north in the UK snow. When will winter end. Blessings to you. Francesca #107
Anonymous said…
Oh yes, your doodles and sketches and zentangles are glorious as is the view of where you live. God bless you.
Paula (PEP) said…
I think 'He is Alive!' has to be my favourite here thought the Zentangle tile comes a close second.
the Las Moras Springs look beautiful & so green, it looks as if Spring has come in your part of the world. We have freezing rain with the possibility of snow. I'm curious to see what God is up to - we were going to put our house up for sale after Easter but that's not possible for it's not been sufficiently warm to work on the garden projects that we need to first.
Paula (PEP)
Faye said…
Your sketches and journal work are always such an inspiration. I really like the first one as you illustrated the scriptures so beautifully. Also, I was surprised to see water near Del Rio. I guess I thought that area was a desert. Beautiful photo. I know those 3rd graders are getting a lot out of your teaching.
Thanks for linkig it Arnoldo!
Have a giid weekend!
Mary C. Nasser said…
Glad you had extra time over spring break to spend in your studio. Marvelous work!
Happy PPF!!
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Leovi said…
Sí, creativos diseños. Saludos.
Another wonderful post and beautiful art, Arnoldo. THanks so much for sharing with us this week. Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.
Word Art Wednesday
Linda Kunsman said…
great journal pages Arnoldo. Your landscape photo is gorgeous-I used to love taking field trips with my son's classes...and your zentangle is just beautiful!
Winnie said…
Each piece is amazing and so full of love. I especially love "He is alive!".Just awesome. The story about the Zen tile is so touching, that act of giving after presenting your talk is wonderful. I know you made this gentleman's day, and may those same blessings come back to you too!
sharon said…
Love your work it is so honest.
Melissa Bove said…
Such beautiful work Arnoldo! You are a true artist!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Lou Anne Hazel said…
Beautiful images, Arnoldo! I especially love the photo of the river. Thanks for joining our Hometown challenge this week at IA.
Lmkazmierczak said…
Your doodles could be framed as art♫ Thanks for Orange effort:
Barb Cady said…
I love the way your art comes from your soul. Your art touches, in the most beautiful way. As you often say, blessings Arnoldo. X
Ann said…
Wonderful creations. Thanks for joining us this week at WAW.
April said…
I so enjoy seeing your artwork. I love the bright colors you used in the journals you are doing for your girls. God works wonders.
April #138
stefanie stark said…
The art journal pages are wonderful! They seem to have a wonderful contemplative effect on me. I think I will also try this one time. And this photograph is beautiful! I love this nature landscape with the little creek flowing through the meadow.
Giggles said…
Busy week of work. Beautiful zentangle!

Hugs Giggles
Joy Murray said…
It always does my soul good to see your work. Lovely tribute to your friend Ross. All the work is so colorful and thoughtful. Thanks!
MaiThreeBoyz said…
it's my first time to visit here. you are very artistic and yes, these sketches and artwork bring peace to my heart.
Victoria said…
Wow..that photo is magical..nature is so deeply are fantastic with your photography! and love your art always..the sunflowers really call to me..gorgeous..and love your intuitive journals..very inspiring and wonderful tribute to beautiful! As always a joy to visit and explore!
AM Zafaran said…
I am always impressed by the work you do! I really liked the journal page and the photo of the field trip.
Thank you for your visit.
Peanut said…
Beautiful, profound and created with love. Impossible to choose a favourite.
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.
xxx Asha
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Gemiel said…
I always enjoy your artwork Arnoldo. I am so blessed that you found the time to share it with us during your spring break. I love, love, love "He is Alive". It just seems to jump off the page and speak directly to me.
Unknown said…
Popped over from WOYWDW glad I visited!
Fun journal pages. Thanks for your comment on my blog.HPPF
Unknown said…
So much inspiration this week - love the last colorful Zentangle. Can't wait to see your daughters' presents!
Ritu Dua said…
The bright zentangled piece is my favorite this week ...actually your posts have always so much to tell ... like visiting here :)
PiaRom said…
Love all your wonderful work here :) Conny over AJJ
SAMARA said…
Oh I just love your work and sketches. You are very talented indeed and yes a specialist to say the very least, which is why I am going to ask "you" this question. But after I tell you how much I like the "He is King" piece. The colors just radiate off the page and into the atmosphere for those looking at it to enjoy! There is nothing like that experience...the healing of art color and I believe you captured His Love with this piece! Now, my question. Could you, Arnoldo, please tell me, how do you sharpen your pencils, specifically Prismas or Dewent. (I am afraid you are going to say with a blade, like my dad and grandfather did, but I am uncapable of doing - after trying several times!) Each time I sharpen, I get a broken pencil up inside the pencil and it wabbles (well that is an exaggeration - let's just say often enough that it is annoying.) I must say to you also that I very much appreciated your educated and intellectually stimulating comment you made on my work. That was a pleasure to read as it is something I can understand well and appreciate with great respect. Thank you. Samara Navi.
its taking a long time to get to the comment box,you have so many lovely comments,now I need to go back to the post to remember the image! very funny.nice photograph and like the doodles!
lorik said…
Lovely soft tones in this image - very delicate in it's lines too. I like it very much:)
Thank you for sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday:)
Anonymous said…
Lots of wonderful creative energy here ~ love it all ~ Great photo shot! ~ Enjoy ^_^
Love the photograph...want to live there! The sketches and journaling are wonderful as is the colorful card! Beautiful!
Zue said…
It is so good to doodle and liberating too. I love your photograph of the watery scene.
Have fun, Arnoldo
Valerie said…
Great photo of the springs Arnoldo and wonderful passages from scripture. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog. Blessings!
Your girls are so lucky! Your works are very impressive...

Stopping by from Orange You Glad It's Friday- hope you can stop by...
Rosie said…
So wonderful doodeling and I love the photo
Deepa Gopal said…
Wonderful and creative doodles... love the snap too :)
Love your work!
Liz said…
Beautiful sketches!

My MoM entry.
lena-dailyscrap said…
Lovely artwork here! Great doodling and inspiration on your blog - really nice!
Bella Cirovic said…
Lovely art and a gorgeous shot to the Distance gallery! Thank you for sharing, Arnold!
La_tigress said…
Very Nice Work. I am about to start a prayer journal and I think I will doodle in it also... Sometimes that helps me focus :)