A is for Awesome Summer

It's been an awesome summer, thus far, filled with family, trips, and art.  Last weekend we were in Ft. Worth, Texas, where we celebrated my Mother and Mother-in-Law's birthdays.  On the way back, we went by College Station to pack up my two daughters' college apartment, since they'll be moving next month.  Although it was hard work, we did take a break to visit the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.  I highly recommend it!

A Summer Night With Lisa
Pen and Gelatos over Tissue Covered Chipboard With Washi Tape Frame
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Summer Days
Pia Rom's Mix It Monthly - The Facial Profile
Kim's Art It Friday - Show Your Face
Alexandra's Sunday Sketches
Kristin & Eva's Paint Party Friday - Week 19 Year 5
Mother's 80th Birthday Card & Scrap-Booklet
K&Company Tri-fold Frame Card; Tim Holtz Dies, Tissue, Stamps & Stencil; DCWV Prints; Hand Lettering; and More
Let's Get Shabby - Challenge #65 Anything to do with Books
Try It On Tuesday - In the Frame
Karen's Word Art Wednesday #192
Mother-in-law's Gift Tag
Paper Quilling, Doodling, and Hand Lettering
Ramona's Inspire Me Monday - Week 184
Moo Mania - Swirls
Julia's What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #319
Jolie Femme - Pretty Woman
Tim Holtz Stamp, Pen Nib, Tissue Tape, Hand Lettering, and More
Tag Tuesday - Faces
"Reading" by Romero Britto
Barbara Bush's Celebration of Reading - Florida Family Literacy Initiative 2007
Bella's 52 Photo Project - {Turquoise}
Denise, Roger & Leslie's ABC Wednesday - A is for Art
Maria's Orange You Glad It's Friday #151
Anyway, I have a lot of school work to get done, so I'm keeping it short.  Thank you for your visit and thoughtful comments on my last post.  Blessings!


WONDERFUL artwork here again Arnoldo! I specially love the profile on the first one and the face tag !!! WOW!

I am so glad you linked to Moo Mania & More ... you made wonderful presents to your MIL and the scrapbook is a fabulous artwork as well for your mother!
Thank you for joining TIOT's !
Wanda said…
Good Sunday morning. I truly enjoyed your post today, Your talent, your art, your narrative. I don't see many men participating in these Art Co-ops so it was delightful to see your work.

Have a great Sunday....Blessings back to you!
Bee and Dee said…
A super card sure your mother in law loved it, thank you for joining us on the TIOT challenge hugs Bee
Valerie-Jael said…
Glad you are enjoying your summer vacations. Lots of lovely art from you this week. Thanks for joining us at Moo Mania and More and TIOT; Regards, Valerie
Christine said…
Lovely piece for SS Arnoldo!
Lisabella Russo said…
Wonderful! I love the tag especially! It sounds like a very active summer you've been having!
sheila 77 said…
It's good to read that you are having a good summer.
Lots of varied and interesting art here, I especially like the first, it has so much atmosphere.
Unknown said…
Love your painting, it's a beautiful face!
And I love the grandma card :))

Have a beautiful Sunday!
Tinna ✐

stefanie stark said…
There is always so much love and phantasy and creativity in your art! I love the little tags and the card for grandmom ... this cute little flower on it looks adorable and I love the Jolie tag!
Debbie said…
Love the mother in law tag Arnoldo! happy sunday!
So wonderful to hear you've been having a great summer. Especially since you were feeling a bit stressed just before with all of your trips, etc. So happy for you and your wife and pray the rest of your summer is well. Happy creating! :)
Giggles said…
Wonderful works! Love the Jolie piece...sounds like a nice visit with family! Britto is one of our favourite artists in this house...I love his strong black lines...we own three of four tea pots, some mugs, and dishes with his art. Beardo has his cologne...which came with a little lunch kit with his design on it! I never tire from looking at it!
Thanks for sharing!

Hugs Giggles
Lula said…
Gorgeous take on the frame theme Arnoldo! Thank you for playing with us at TioT challenge.
Rika said…
Gorgeous birthday card, great design!
Lovely art Arnoldo! You have a very busy life, but it's wonderful that you take the time to make such wonderful pieces of art!
Unknown said…
An awesome summer ... your joy is noticable in this blogpost ;-)
But the work has to be done too, like you wrote, good luck with that, hopefully there will be time left for you to enjoy the summer a bit more.

I don't know if i'll ever get to Texas but if i do i will remember your recommendation ;-)

Have e nice day!

♫ Mel☺dy ♫ (abc-W-team)
Trubes said…
Such lovely tributes to your family Arnoldo,
They are truly blessed to have you,
Best wishes,
ABCW team.
Linda said…
Beautiful art work, Arnoldo! You are very talented. :)
Leslie: said…
I am glad to be back and visiting your AMAZING AWESOME ART blog! Just as lovely as I recall.

abcw team
Deb said…
Your birthday card/scrap booklet is wonderful. Such a great idea. Thank you for joining in at Let's Get Arty.
Photo Cache said…
Happy to hear you are having an awesome summer.

You ALWAYS seem to find the AWESOMENESS in life!

Reader Wil said…
Everything I wanted to say or write here, has been said or written before! Your post is very enjoyable and nice to read.
I like all your photos.
Have a great summer.
Wil, ABCW Team.
Lisca said…
What a very special card for the 80th birthday! I bet she loved it!
I love that Jolie Femme tag.
Must dash!
Have a great week,
Mama Pajama said…
wow, you sure get a bunch of themes in one post! nice work ~
I absolutely LOVE your art, as always. It's also such a blessing to have you share your talents with us, and to allow us to peek into your creative mind. Thanks for sharing, and have a blessed week in the Lord.
Word Art Wednesday
Su-sieee! Mac said…
Just when I say, I like this card the most, I see your next one. Your work inspires me to want to try to make a card. Happy Summer!
The View from the Top of the Ladder
Lorraine said…
lovely presents and art
Gosh you've been busy Arnoldo. Love it all my arty friend. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 30
Robyn Oliver said…
Fabulous art work there Arnoldo, enjoy your week RobynO#25
Unknown said…
A wonderful idea for a birthday card. I like the pansies very much. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, on our 192nd Challenge.
Blessings and Hugs, Carole
Kelly said…
Greetings! Make me homesick for Texas. I promote a lot of shows in the College Station area but have yet to visit. Lots of lovelies going on in your workspace as always. I look forward to your artwork. Creative Blessings! Kelly #49
Kim Dellow said…
fabulous share of lovely artwork to look at. Adore your profile face Arnoldo. Thank you for linking up to Show Your face and for the shout out too. Kx
sirkkis said…
Fantastic art, Arnold. Love most the first magical one and the tag's woman is lovely.
Christine said…
Love your summer night piece! Moving the kids is hard work!
Photos by Stan said…
Sounds like you had a busy and eventful trip. Do you have twin daughters?
Love that eye-catching thumbnail [Reading]. Peace & Love, Stan
Glad you've been enjoying your break and it must be nice to get the apartment packed up and off the list so to speak. Great work this week. That first piece is really really beautifully done.
Faye said…
Lovely art work, Arnoldo. Sounds like you are having a wonderful summer with your family. I agree with Kelly in that you make me homesick for the great state of Texas, which was my home for almost 6 years way back when.
Linda Kunsman said…
Really beautiful and colorful art Arnoldo! I'm sure both Mom and MIL loved what you did for them. Love your first page at the top. You certainly get a lot of fine things created in between your busy life. Have a great weekend!
EricaSta said…
Yes, indeed I love the Art of Romero Britto! Found some Art of him in Munich. A great Post.
PiaRom said…
Really beautiful work, Arnoldo! I so love the profile one with the musician sea and sunset background! Haha, I need holiday ;) ♥ Conny
Piaroms Art Journaling
Gorgeous as always, but I LOVE that Jolie tag!!! She's awesome!
Lynn Cohen said…
Always lovely to visit your blog and see this wonderful array of art...continue enjoying summer!
mandysea said…
I'm so glad you joined in at 'Let's Get Arty! I love your mother's beautiful card and booklet - I'm sure she is going to LOVE it! So many pieces of wonderful art here in this post. Your tag is exceptional...the purples and orange work so well. The SOC cover is amazing - love that work with tissue and gelatos!!
GlorV1 said…
Sounds like your summer is going great. Keep enjoying it. Wonderful artwork today. Great cards. Have a wonderful day Arnoldo.:)
Unknown said…
Love your summer night - the tissue paper covered chipboard in the background adds a great effect! Thank you so much for playing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
Lmkazmierczak said…
Scrutinizing your art always inspires me...washi tape frames is a great idea♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/jaunty-silhouette/
Lizzie said…
Hi Arnoldo, just popping by to visit, via WOYWW.
A lovely selection of techniques on your artwork this time - I especially like the birthday scrapbook-card, it's a really nice idea for a keepsake card. I may try this for my son's 18th birthday!
And I also like the tissue-covered chipboard/washi-tape frame idea, with stamping (?) and drawing on top. It looks very effective.
Life sounds pretty busy for you - it's quite crazy here too! Have a good weekend!
Lizzie (#61)
Create With Joy said…
Arnoldo, your life is filled with such inspiration, creativity and joy - thanks for blessing us with your beautiful spirit each week at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy! :-)
Shoshi said…
Lovely projects, Arnoldo, and I particularly like your "jolie femme". It sounds as if you've had some nice family times recently. Thank you for your lovely comment and I'm so glad you like my masterboard. There is still enough left to make a few more cards. I am very pleased with how it came out.

Only 5 days till my next chemo treatment. I am pleased that with the reduced dose last time, the effects passed off more quickly than before, and I have felt well enough to do some creative stuff since last week. I have to take advantage of these times and even if I don't have much energy, if I can do a little each day I am more than well pleased! My current projects will have to remain under wraps until the recipient receives them in mid-August but I'm getting the blog posts ready to upload.

I fully intend to enjoy the coming week to the full! The chemo makes me realise just how precious the good days are, and I give thanks for my blessings daily.

Indira said…
Great cards! I am sure both ladies loved them.
VonnyK said…
The 80th card is beautiful, what a fabulous idea and the tag is so cute. Love the quilling. So glad you're having such a great summer. The weather has warmed back up to normal for winter here. Love the rest of your art, as usual.
Have a great week,
OriBella said…
You are doing very interesting work! A wonderful idea for a birthday card - booklet:) Thank you for playing with us at Let`s Get Arty.
Donna B. said…
What a great page! I love how the sun is reflecting off of the water. Thanks so much for playing with us again at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.
Ludkasz said…
Arnoldo, you create a very original work. They are well composed. I like them very much. Card & scrap booklet for your mom is fabulous. I greet and thank you for you playing us at Lets Get Arty.
Nannie4 said…
What a treat to go wandering through your blog! Every creation is beautiful. I'm especially drawn to the tags that you create. Love the freedom dress. Thanks for sharing your creations.
Nann4 #34
~*~Patty S said…
Hello from Mix-it-Monthly.
Your Summer Night piece is really fabulous.
I have enjoyed seeing your nice variety of artwork here.
Thank you for sharing and happy weekend.
JansArtyJunk said…
Wow....Arnoldo, you create a such a variety of wonderful artwork ... You are very talented... Your birthday scrap booklet is fabulous. Cool idea. Thank you for playing along with us at Let's Get Arty. :)