Love of Art

Family and nature are two of my primary sources of inspiration, but love is probably the greatest of all.  After all, God is Love, and I thrive to keep Him in the core of everything I do.  Nothing brings me more joy than creating for others and being able to bring a little beauty into their lives through my work.  The latter may be through my drawing, painting, paper crafting, designing or decorating.  Even as an educator, I use art to create a loving environment for my students to learn in bulletin boards and projects I plan for them to work on.

Easter 2014
Place Setting, Gift Wrapping, and Center Piece
Ramona's Inspire Me Monday - Week 120
Denise, Roger & Leslie's ABC Wednesday - O is for Overjoyed Occasion
Maria's Orange You Glad It's Friday
Easter Gift Tags
Tim Holtz Dies & Embossing Folder, Seweasy Stitch Piercer, Hand Lettering & More
Tag Tuesday - Eggs
Order of the Opus Gluei Challenge #181 - Eggs
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Animal Antics
Mother & Daughter Love
Art Journal Watercolor Study of a Friend & her Daughter
Paper, Paint, Pencils & Pens! - Human Beings & How They Spend Their Time
Eva & Kristin's Paint Party Friday- Week 7 Year 4
Jen's In the Studio
Jenn's Artist Playroom #103
Alexandra's Sunday Sketches
Secretary's Day Tag & Treat Bags
Kraft Cardstock, Washi Tapes, Scraps & More
Craftitude Challenge #63 - Spring
Karen's Word Art Wednesday #129
Manon's Paper Saturdays
"Cups and Bowls" 8x8 Wood Panel Acrylic
By Penny Lee Stewart
Julia's What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 255
In closing, I want to thank everyone who left a comment during my last post, and cordially invite you to leave one on this post.  Please know that I always make it a point to reciprocate with a comment on your blog, as well as answer any questions you may have and/or clarify issues personally.  Your heartfelt words always encourage me to continue to create.  I also want to leave you with some words from the Apostle Paul, in 1 Corinthians 13:13, "Three things will last forever - faith, hope, and love - and the greatest of these is love."  Blessings!

PS - I "adopted" the painting in the last photograph from Penny Lee StewArt, AKA Crafty Lady, and one of my fellow artist team members at Paper, Paint, Pencils & Pens.  She loves to create and is very prolific, so last month she put up this gorgeous painting for adoption as a way to share her love of art.  I feel so blessed to have received it and will cherish it for years to come - Thank you, Penny!


Borqna said…
OMG - what a beauty!
Happy Easter!
Good luck!
Indrani said…
Lovely art works!
The "Mother and Daughter Love" is fantastic!
Happy ABCW!
Netty said…
congratulations on your prize painting from Penny. Loving your fab family collage and all your beautiful projects. Annette x
it does look like a joyous occasion. happy Easter!
Melissa Bove said…
Wow! Arnoldo! I am blown away! Everything is just stunning! Such a lovely photo and beautiful family! Fabulous works of art, as always!!

Hope you had a wonderful Easter! (looks like you did! :)

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

Electra said…
Love your Eggy tags, Arnoldo, they are perfect for our challenge at Opus Gluei. I have to say I love your cups and bowls piece as well. It's always a treat to come and see your latest projects, thanks for joining in with our current challenge!
Chrysalis said…
Some lovely work there! Have a great week, Chris # 19
April said…
You have a lovely family. And as always your art is beautiful. I love the painting of the bowls. You are a lucky guy. April #71
stampingbowd said…
What a fun post! Beautiful Easter layout! Sweet Easter tags! Very cool art journal page! Love the adopted painting!!! TFS! #80 Angie
zandra said…
It does the soul good to create...I always like to see your beautiful creations. Hope you had a wonderful Easter.
Hugz, Z
Jez said…
All interesting pieces, I think the family montage with love clearly shining through is the outstanding imafe. But your tags and mother/child drawing are lovely. The bowls painting caught my eye straight away, you must be a proud owner. I too love Penny's work in our PPP&P group.
(that should be Image Above ,but my ipad won't let me correct.
Unknown said…
The tags are a whole lot of wonderful.Thank you for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday.
Easter Blessings, Carole
Thanks for sharing the amazing photos, and for inspiring me as always. I love the shapes you've used, too. Have a blessed week and thanks so much for playing along in our challenge.
Word Art Wednesday
Deena said…
fabulous projects! I always like checking out what you have created when you join in with us...great job and thanks for playing along with the opus gluei this week!
MommaRock said…
Happy WOYWW Sorry to peek in, read and dash... .!! I love that Mother Daughter journal page. great inspiration for me.
hugs, Kimmer #96
Anonymous said…
Don't know if it has anything to do with your art, but I love the green plate setting - simple but taste, and great to see your family members:)
sandra de said…
Love the care and attention you have put into all your creations for easter. We have been so blessed by our saviour. Well done for adopting that gorgeous painting.
Sandra @20
Helen said…
Looks like you had a very Happy Easter, love all the projects, and well done on the prize. Helen 5
WOW the mother daugther drawing is just sooo beautiful and the easter labels are also wonderful. Your projects are always inspiring and stunning.

Love from The Netherlands,
Chat Noir said…
A lovely celebration of family in your post Arnoldo, it has been a special time for you all. Thank you for sharing your work with our Opus Gluei family.
VonnyK said…
You have such a beautiful family and the Easter table looks beautiful. The Easter tags are gorgeous as are all your art pieces this week. You are very lucky to have adopted such a lovely piece of artwork. Your posts are always inspirational to me.
Have a wonderful week.
Von #13
Hi Arnoldo
happy WOYWW. Sorry I am running late. Yes family and art feed my soul here in Oz too. Good to see you had some time with yours. Your Easter art is gorgeous, the water colour mother and child just touching and the Acrylic painting of the cups...well I adore that indeed.
Annette In Oz #8
Faye said…
What a feast for the eyes today, Arnoldo! And the entry for WAW is also a feast for the secretary's tummy! Beautiful work, all of the entries.
Winnie said…
Looks like you and your family had a lovely Easter. Your Easter tags are so darling (love the shape and the embossing you added). I really love that your thoughtful gift and tag for the assistant. So special since you made it. Lucky you to have such a treasure from your design team member, it is beautiful
Love the added painting of the cups and bowls! The Easter card is wonderful as well, and of course I love the mother and child sketch!
Marlena M. said…
Your family is the most special of all your work~what a lovely group! Fantastic inspiration here Arnoldo~fun tags and beautiful watercolor~
Leovi said…
Una comida de Pascua maravillosa! Tienes unas hijas guapísimas! Saludos!
Photos by Stan said…
Beautiful family!! Your love permeates your art!! Kudos.
Lmkazmierczak said…
Happy Easter still. May the Holy Spirit continue to guide you in all your endeavors!
Paula (PEP) said…
Your two Easter Tags with the bunnies are just a treat to see with the way your yellow thread for tying echoes the die-cut ribbon around each rabbit's neck. I particularly like the way you have made each tag very distinctive by changing the colours & layout slightly as well as with the personalising. The 'cracking' effect achieved by your stitching made me smile. I'm always touched by your efforts to make table settings, gifts & treat bags decorative & special for the people around you. Somehow you manage to bring a touch of beauty & delight across many miles with your blog posts.
Thank you.
Paula (PEP)
Paula (PEP) said…
PS - the place setting in your first collage of photos is absolutely exquisite with the little cross detail against the serviette which itself resembles a cross shape.
I am so glad you enjoyed winning the painting of the cup and bowls, Arnoldo. Congratulations! It went to a good home.
Christine said…
lovely work this week Arnoldo, and beautiful family photo. It's a great idea, adopting a painting, it's lovely.
DVArtist said…
Your family is so beautiful. That photo shows the love. Your art is always impressive and I enjoy it ever week.
Happy weekend to you
Valerie-Jael said…
Beautiful work, and love the family photo, it must be great to have a family. Valerie
Giggles said…
Thanks for sharing your gorgeous family! You are truly blessed! It was a joy seeing your lovely Easter celebration and sweet artwork for the girls! You truly exude the love of god!

Hugs Giggles
Linda Kunsman said…
It looks like you enjoyed a wonderful Easter. The table setting is beautiful-and I really love that gorgeous photo of all of you dressed-I find that dressing nicely -especially for a holiday dinner- is fading away. Love your sweet tags and drawing. And congrats on winning that beautiful painting. Happy weekend!
Unknown said…
lovely creativity and inspiring post. I completely agree-love is great inspiration! Have a good and creative week.
Lunch Lady Jan said…
What a great adopt Art! Love it :-). It's a great way of sharing creativity. It's a wonderful painting, I wouldn't mind having that on my walls either!!
All your Easter crafting is beautiful too :-)
Hugs, LLJ xxxx
Unknown said…
You look so handsome all dressed up! Love to see what you are up too. Wonderful words and work. I especially like those Easter tags. Sweet! Love the scripture you share. I needed that this week. :)

Happy Paper Saturdays!
Annabelle said…
A beautiful lovely collection of art. Nice work on the mother and daughter.
You have a very lovely family Arnoldo, nice photo.
Enjoy Penny's art, it's found a loving home.

Joy Murray said…
BEautiful family and wonderful work, as always. Your love of family and nature always shines forth in your work.
Renee Dowling said…
What a stunning family you have, Roberto! You sure do know how to make things look inviting and attractive. You surround the people around you with your love and talent, it is clearly evident!

Thanks for sharing!
Renee Dowling said…
I am sorry, I called you Roberto, I was combining your names together, duh! Arnoldo, accept my apologies.
Laila said…
Your Easter decorations all look beautiful. The mother and daughter love is gorgeous, and I especially like that you held back on colors, that leaves the subject in focus and what could be prettier than these lovely smiling faces. Well done.
Enjoy your Sunday!
oh wow... your Easter celebration was just beautiful! i love all the special touches and attention to detail. the tags are so cute! thanks so much for joining us 'in the studio' to share!
manomij said…
Yu make a wonderful teacher! I bet your students love you. Yes love is catching so I have no doubt that they do. Happy Paper Saturdays. ManonX
Candy C said…
Arnoldo....the Easter collage of photographs you are sharing are so lovely. Your Easter egg gift tags are so beautifully done. Your sketching always amazes me. The mother and daughter love page is beautiful. The treat bags for secretary's day....what a "sweet" way to remember their service. I wanted to thank you for your kind comments about my CC3C triptych. I encourage you to go for it with Tim's arch! I can only imagine the lovely piece you will create! <3 Candy
Jen Price said…
Such beautiful smiles on that mother/daughter drawing!
Diane Noble said…
What a gorgeous set of projects. Love the tag you shared with us. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Word Art Wednesday this week. We appreciate you for sharing your inspiration with us and welcome you back for another fun week coming up!
Diane Noble (DT-WAW)
Nikki said…
Congrats on winning the painting it's so sweet I'm sure you will find it a place to hang soon :) and great family pics from easter and I have to agree those tiny punches are so handy to have hugs Nikki 7
Bonnie Irvine said…
What a lovely family and a wonderful way to mark a special occasion. Your projects are always so varied which I enjoy. Great ideas! The painting you now own is fabulous. Thanks so much for joining our Anything Goes/Spring or Easter Challenge at Craftitude this fortnight. I hope we see you again soon.
Unknown said…
It looks like you had a lovely Easter. I love the bunny tags. And what a great painting that you adopted! It sounds like you're going to enjoy it for a long, long time.