Art to Me

Greetings!  When I work on my artwork, I always thrive to be creative as I express my ideas and feelings in a meaningful way through color, line, shape/form. texture, and space.  I like for my artwork to be more than aesthetically pleasing, but to evoke feelings and/or enlighten the viewer.

Door to Heaven
Gelli Plate Print Papers, Hand Lettering & Ephemera Collage Art Journal Page
Art Journal Journey - Doors
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Heather's Sketch
The Three Muses Challenge - Gone With the Wind
Eva & Kristin's Paint Party Friday: Week 37 Year 3
Jen's In The Studio
Ramona' Inspire Me Monday - Week 99
Karen's Word Art Wednesday #108
Emperor and Empress
Origami, Katakana Lettering & Stamp Collage Tag
Tag Tuesday - Kings and Queens
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - It's a Mystery
Manon's Paper Saturdays
Alexandra's Sunday Sketches
Julia's What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #234
However, art is also an important part of my well being.  It is a process that helps me relax, as well as help me to grow spiritually and intellectually.  As per the Merriam-Webster dictionary definition of the word "meditate," it helps me to reflect and reach a "heightened level of spiritual awareness."

At the Courthouse with Judge Allen
iPhone Shot during a School Field Trip
Bella's 52 Photo Project: Gallery 31 {My Work}
Maria's Orange You Glad It's Friday #65
Denise and Roger's ABC Wednesday - T is for Trip
Therefore, my artwork may not be perfect or please everyone, but it's certainly an important part of my multifaceted life's journey.  Thank you for sharing the journey with me by reading my blog and encouraging me with your thoughtful words.  Blessings!


Valerie-Jael said…
Nice work as always! Valerie
Netty said…
Beautiful projects Arnoldo, I especially love the origami dolls. Enjoy your week, happy PPF, Annette x
Linda Kunsman said…
I'm loving both of your projects Arnoldo. Beautiful job with the SS sketch challenge, and I love the origami dolls tag!
sharon said…
Lovely work, you are so right art is necessary for the well being of our souls as said in the bible we are to use our talents and you are definitely using yours. Blessings to you and your family.
Taluula said…
Beautiful work, Arnoldo.
peggy gatto said…
wonderful art pieces, joyful post!!
Christine said…
lovely pieces and very true words about art!
Sirkka said…
Your art works is so beautiful and sensitive. And thoughtful. Blessings to you and the family.
Lisabella Russo said…
I do not think any art can be perfect or please everyone, but I love your art. It is filled with such light. You give a great gift with it.
Fabulous project, gorgeous imagery, wonderful use of colour and I loved reading your post about your art. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x
Anonymous said…
It shows ~ it all comes from your heart and soul ~ divine art work ~ carol, xxx
Leovi said…
Bonito el diseño de esa tarjeta! Saludos!
Tammie Lee said…
these are lovely
and quite pleasing
Joy Murray said…
Making art is a sublime way to meditate. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and these lovely pieces. Love the journal page and the tag. Both radiate a sense of peace.
Tenia Nelson said…
Awesome projects, dearie!! Hope all is well.... :)
Lovely pieces and inspiration! I especially like the origami pieces! Happy SS!
Meihsia Liu said…
I love the beautiful Gelli Plate print paper and fabulous origami. Both your creations are fantastic! Thank you for sharing the lovely photo, too. :)
Debbie said…
great job on your art today!
Jen Price said…
Love it! And love the red and blue in the background.
Anne Manda said…
Lovely post, you express so well what creating art means to you, I feel the same! Beautiful pieces!
Giggles said…
I feel the spirituality in your artwork, your love of god and all that is kind and good! Beautiful!

Hugs Giggles
Candy C said…
Good morning Arnoldo. I want to wish you and yours a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving. I love reading your blog posts as you describe your creative process of each piece you are introducing us to. You give of yourself in each of your pieces and that shows. I think that is one of the things that I like about your is a reflection of it's creator. :) Thank you for the sweet comments that you leave on my blog. To read your thoughts is important to me. Your pieces this week are so pretty. I love the Asian tag with the sweet little dolls. So cute! And the red and gold definitely gives that Far East feeling. Your Door To Heaven piece is so lovely. Your lettering on "BELIEVE" is very pretty. I need to work more on my's not all that good. :) But, I love your piece. Very nicely done. Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. <3 Candy
Paula (PEP) said…
It's your first that catches my eye - the way you've used the soft background to enhance the softness of the image & how the blue & green fishtail ribbon draws the eye to the image both by its positioning & by echoing the colours in the image - not to mention the fishtail formed by the angel's wings.
There's always something different when I visit - your artwork is distinctive & unlike any other I've seen. It is rare that artwork blogs I mention arouse my husband's curiosity but yours has done on more than one occasion.
Paula (PEP)
Your angel card is absolutely beautiful. I really enjoy getting to see a glimpse into your creative world, what it and your family means to you. Happy Thanksgiving! :)
Wonderful projects! Especially I like your page "Door to Heaven". It´s gorgeous! And I like your post, too!
Lorraine said…
lovely favourite is the blessings blessings to you and your family
Ozstuff said…
Beautiful artwork and inspiring thoughts!
Melissa Bove said…
Gorgeous work Arnoldo! You turn ordinary paper into works of art! Great job with the sketch!!

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

Barb Cady said…
A lovely post Arnoldo. I always think your art inspires and I love your journal page very much and your king and queen tag. Lovely use of vibrant colour. Blessings to you. And your family, love barb x
VonnyK said…
Your painting is exquisite, her clothing is so beautiful. Love the origami tag and the kids look like they are having fun on their field trip.
Have a wonderful week.
Von #27
Uniflame said…
What a great bookmark! I really love that style :)
Uniflame - 61
Jackie said…
As always your art work is great!
I just want to take a moment in this busy world to wish you and your family a happy thanksgiving!
Indrani said…
That is a beautiful book mark. Excellent work by you.
trisha too said…
Charming pieces, Arnoldo. The mixed media piece is very striking, and the bookmark makes me want to pick it up and have a good look (if that makes sense).

Thank you for your visit, I appreciate it!
Winnie said…
The Door to Heaven is amazing. Just so pretty and eye catching. I had to jot down the name of the dolls you did as I have not heard of them and want to read more about them. My SIL is from Japan and my brother lived there and taught English for years, so I love to learn more about the culture. The tag is so pretty. Happy Thankgiving! Winnie#74
Unknown said…
Stunning in the artistic expression. I so enjoy going over the enlarged pictures and it is all those little dots, distressed edges muted colors and that BOLD believe. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation with us this week. It is an honor for us to have you visit.( it always encourages me to just take time and enjoy creating )
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday
Sharon Madson said…
Beautiful Asian oirgami art! I can see that you are very talented. I feel honored that you actually visited my desk and took time to comment! :)
Happy Thanksgiving!
Sharon #3
Neet said…
To reflect ones inner self in ones artwork is treasure indeed. Treasure to be shared.
Hugs and thanks for the earlier visit, Neet xx 23
What an awesome post, Arnoldo. Thanks so much for sharing this in our challenge. It's always such a blessing to have you play along and share your artistic joy with us.
Word Art Wednesday
Reader Wil said…
Thank you for sharing your art and thoughts! Have a great week!
Wil, ABCW Team.
A nifty sojourn!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team
A short trip compared to some this weekend!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team
Victoria said…
Gorgeous art Arnoldo...and I love the stunning and the word Beleive , so powerful! I love and agree with all that you shared about art..I feel the same way..beautiful wisdom..and thanks for always shining your heart and spirit and creative soul to all!
Leslie: said…
Lovely as usual. May I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.

abcw team
Ginny Maxam said…
Beautiful art Cards, both so unique!! I love the photo too, I lived in Del Rio in 1978-79 and LOVED it!!!Have fun and a Wonderful week! Ginny #19
sheila 77 said…
Beautiful work, I like the Japanese tag very much, but the first really caught my eye, so pure and colourful. Hope you and your family are having a great weekend.
Cazzy said…
Hi Arnoldo,

Thank you so much for visiting my blog last week and Happy WOYWW to you, sorry I am so late returning your visit.
Those hats go up to adult size too, your children could still wear one!
I am planning on making my Daughter in Law one so they can go out in matching hats!
Your blog looks very interesting, I will try and look round some more.
Cazzy x
Jeannette said…

oooh your angel card its awesome and beautiful,i looove with an angels too,i have so many angels in my room.
love the wonderful photos with the happy kids,thanks for sharing this fab post.

Happy christmas time for you and your family :-)

Greetings Jeannette
I absolutely follow your thoughts here, and I agree! :-) Making art has so many positive aspects, we can thrive and grow as we make art!
Happy PPF