Holy Week Musings

Today is Palm Sunday, the first day of Holy Week, a time during which Christians remember the Passion of their Lord Jesus Christ.  It takes place during the last week of lent, and it is a time to reflect on how Jesus Christ became the Sacrificial Lamb when he gave up his life on the cross for the sins of humanity… the atonement.  The last day of this week long observance is Holy Saturday, when the Paschal Vigil takes place, after which Resurrection Sunday (Easter) is celebrated.  Anyway, although not all my pieces are reflective of this most important holiday in the life of the Church, they do reflect the Lord's love and glory.  I hope you enjoy them!

Mixed Media Tag
© Arnoldo L. Romero 2014
Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 - April
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Happy Easter
Tag Along #33 - Flowers
Rhedd and Rosie Challenge Blog - #30 Anything Goes
Karen's Word Art Wednesday #128
Hotel Art Studio
iPhone Shot
© Arnoldo L. Romero 2014
Maria's Orange You Glad It's Friday #85
Lorik's Mandarin Orange Monday #89
Julia's What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #254
Smash Page on Wedding in Abilene, Texas
Tangling, Ephemera, Photographs & More
© Arnoldo L. Romero 2014
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Journey
Manon's Paper Saturdays
Ramona's Inspire Me Monday - Week #119
Take a Word Challenge - Birds
Eva & Kristin's Paint Party Friday Week 6 - Year 4
Your King is coming seated on a donkey's colt.
Pencil & Marker Journal Sketch
© Arnoldo L. Romero
Jenn's Artist Playroom #101
Alexandra's Sunday Sketches
The Three Muses Challenge - Transportation
God's Glorious Clouds over Aggieland
iPhone Photograph
© Arnoldo L. Romero 2014
Jen's In the Studio
Bella's 52 Photo Project Week #52 {Clouds}
Denise, Roger & Leslie's ABC Wednesday - N is for "Nubes"
I haven't been very consistent with my postings lately, due to my extremely busy schedule during the last couple of months.  Therefore, I truly appreciate all my patient followers, as well as everyone who took the time to leave a comment during their visit to my last post.  May your life be filled with blessings!


Alicia C said…
what lovely pieces! I went to services for Palm Sunday for first time today since I was a child, probably. Cheers!
Leovi said…
La belleza en esas mágicas nubes! Preciosa foto!
Christine said…
Holy and Happy Easter when it comes Arnoldo, cute donkey!
carol l mckenna said…
Divine creations for Easter and love the Hosanna horse ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)
Dan said…
Great smash page, I love that lattice work in the corner, very creative! Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!
Naquillity said…
some really nice work but that sketch of the donkey is my favorite. we sang Hosanna in church today. one of my many favorite songs... happy sunday~
Unknown said…
Love that your tools are pencil and paper! Nothing beats handwritten/drawn goodness. Lovely illustrations. Visiting via "InspireMeMondays" linkup
Arnoldo, I just loved seeing a glimpse of your workspace and your creative tools. So cool! You should show this off more often. Hee :) Love your artwork as always. Your pieces are so unique and beautiful.
Christine said…
Lovely drawings and tag.
Valerie-Jael said…
Happy Easter to you and your family! Valerie
chrissie said…
A really wonderful post and a beautiful tag

Love Chrissie x
Lorraine said…
thanks for stopping by..like your donkey and tag..hope you and your family have a lovely easter
Victoria said…
Beautiful and inspiring post Arnoldo!Love the Glory tag, the cross is so beautifully done and embellished with a gentle rose, stunning! My Nonno would always make crosses out of the palms when we were children and give them to us, very special. I also love your donkey colt..beautiful!
Always wonderful visiting here!
Unknown said…
I love your work :) Thank you so much for stopping by at my blog. Have a great week and Happy Easter!!
Sim said…
Your tag is really fantastic Arnoldo!
Happy Easter to you and yours! :)
Netty said…
Love your beautiful and special projects Arnoldo, wishing you and your lovely family a Happy Easter.
Annette x

Barb Cady said…
What a lovely post for Easter Arnoldo, I especially love your take on Tim's tag, you have used the cross beautifully. I hope you have a lovely Easter celebration, may the Lord's peace be with you. Barb x
amazing pieces ! Happy Easter for you and the family!
Sandra Wright. said…
Fabulous Tag and I so love your sketch of the donkey...
Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at Rhedd & Rosies...x
Anonymous said…
Your tag is fabulous. Love the rest of your work.

Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosie Challenge Blog

Moira DT. xx
Such beautiful creations as always! Hope you have a happy holiday and thank you for visiting!
Lisabella Russo said…
What an amazingly beautiful art tag with the cross and the rose! I would find a way to display it on the wall... Also I loved the donkey. Beautiful works and words!
lorik said…
Your work is always so varied and interesting. I enjoy visiting and seeing what you have done. I also understand pressures of time.... i seem to be only posting once a week lately...so many other things take up our time. Thank you for taking the time to show us your art and to visit and join in on Mandarin Orange Monday:)
I've also been so busy lately, so I know what you mean. Well you art works is Fantastic as always, you are so creative. Wish you and your family all the best for Easter!!

Love from The Netherlands,
Bill said…
Wonderful "love birds" and I love the donkey! Beautiful scripture with the birds, too.
Winnie said…
I love that you find time to create while traveling! When busy some of the best time is grabbed in small bits. Love your TH tag, perfect for Easter. Your smash book pages are filled with smiles and happiness. Wishing you and your family a Blessed Easter! (Summer vacation should be here soon for you!! Keep that in mind so you can see the business slowing down soon I hope...
Excelentes trabalhos....
Anonymous said…
Love the glory piece1 And the Hosanna by Mr. Donkey made me smile:) Have a wonderful celebration!
"Nubes" - interesting choice of words!
Emily Leiphart said…
Gorgeous tag, Arnoldo! I love the cork die cut and the beautiful cross. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Happy Easter or Sweet Treats!
Nikki said…
Great Space and such a pretty tag that donkey is too cute :) Happy Easter hugs Nikki #12
Belinda Basson said…
This is the best take I have seen so far on Tims tag. I love that cork die cut. #36
Julia Dunnit said…
Smash is a good way to go when you're on the road - specially as you can actually draw!! No idea what Aggieland is, but am sure of the size of the welcome!
Glenda said…
Lovely photographs and your drawing is amazing. Thanks for sharing!
Glenda #49
Chrysalis said…
I love that tag, and the donkey is beautiful. Easter blessings, Chris # 32
Unknown said…
The music notes and words on that ornate cross make such a statement, as do the staples on the ric rac. The tag is truly a work of art. Thank you for joining us this week and for posting your beautiful project in our Word Art Wednesday challenge.
Wow! beautiful vintage flower tag! Love how you have used the diecuts... brilliant
Robyn said…
beautiful tag and a very tidy desk!
Blessing on this Easter and may every morning be Easter morning!
robyn 2
GalleryJuana said…
I've heard of smash books. cool design and layout you got going there!
Indrani said…
Fantastic creations for the festival! You do excellent work!
Happy ABCW!
Jen Price said…
LOVE those clouds! Amazing clouds can make such a huge impact on a photo. Great capture!
Daniella said…
Your work is always awesome~ and your posts are always interesting! Have a Blessed Holiday!
Your tag is gorgeous. I hope you and your family have a lovely Easter, Angela x 45
Unknown said…
Love the cross tag, Happy Easter x
Shoshi said…
I love your beautiful mixed media tag for Holy Week, Arnoldo. I wish you a very happy celebration on the day we celebrate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus! Last Sunday in church, we learnt that things would have gone badly wrong if the donkey had thought all that adulation was for him, and that we should all be in "donkey mode" - not looking for our own glory but remembering that we are all "Christ-bearers" and that when people look at us, they should see Jesus! Now that's quite a challenge, wouldn't you agree?

I love your donkey drawing. In view of what I've just written, maybe this is a self-portrait lol lol!!!!

Thank you for your visit and your lovely comment - I'm so glad you like my recent efforts. I have knitted all my life and in adulthood discovered the joy of working with different colours, which is my favourite style! As for the card, I am pleased with how it turned out, despite a slight crisis of confidence midway when I thought I didn't really like it! However, some time, and several layers later, and I was happy with it, and keen to use this technique again in the future.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #46
Jez said…
These are all very interesting pieces, and it's good to see something about Easter, rather than Easter Eggs and bunnies.
manomij said…
Great work yet again!!! Happy Paper Saturdays. Manon :)
Unknown said…
Lovely creatins and artwork. Karen #36
minnemie said…
That colt is adorable! Wishing you a reflective weekend and a Joyous Easter!
Faye said…
I enjoyed my visit today, Arnoldo, with the Easter art. Your donkey is lovely and the tag really nice.
Linda Kunsman said…
beautiful art work Arnoldo. Your tag is stunning-I love everything about it! Wishing you and yours a happy, blessed Easter.
Margik said…
Great post and amazing pieces. The tag is really fantastic, and love the cute drawing.
Happy Easter!!!
1CardCreator said…
Lovely pieces all of them. I am a bit envious of your neat and clutter free workspace lol. Happy Easter. ~Diane
Annabelle said…
"Glory" is totally a gorgeous art piece Arnoldo!
Love your hotel art space, had a chuckle when I saw it. You should see my dining room, completely the opposite of yours : )

Have a very lovely Easter with your family!

Annabelle : )
Happy glorious Easter! Fabulous Art here as always. I adore the tag and the drawing is fabulous!
Giggles said…
Happy Easter!! May your celebration be blessed with love and joy!

Hugs Giggles
I really love the tag. Thanks so much for sharing with us, Arnoldo. Your art and participation are always SUCH a blessing to me and I thank you for playing along.
Word Art Wednesday
Candy C said…
Arnoldo...thank you so much for your very kind words you left regarding my upcoming classes. I just got back last night from a week long cruise out of Houston. Twelve hour drive home and made it in time for Easter ! :) your Easter tag is beautiful. I also love your donkey sketch and your blog writings. Sing hallelujah and praises to our risen Savior! Easter blessings to you and yours. Candy
Alrik said…
Very nice project. The style is beautiful.
Paula (PEP) said…
I'm finally catching up with your posts. My favourite of these projects is your donkey sketch - it just has so much character & is so right for this time of year. The tag is a very close second with its Cltic drown design forming the backdrop for your beautifully constructed cross. Amazing how those spindly grey pine needle die-cuts are so evocative of the crown of thorns. I think I have to change my mind & settle on that as my favourite project of yours in this post.
Paula (PEP)