C is for Climatic

I believe I had a climatic point in my creative endeavors for this summer.  Since I had a week off my school work and had no specific plans, I was able to spend plenty of time in my art studio.  Therefore, I was able to work on most of the art projects I've had lined-up.  Not everything is finished, or even perfect, but I thoroughly enjoyed the journey.  Isn't that what life should be all about, enjoying the journey?  That reminds me of my wife's comment when she was admiring my Smash layout pages, "Your photographs and layouts make it seem like we had such an exciting summer."  I just smiled.

Goat Herding (Work In Progress)
Original 11" x 14" Pastel
Illustration Friday - Nature
Alexandra's Sunday Sketches
Try It On Tuesday - Hot and Wild
Piarom's Mix It Monthly - The Facial Profile
Kim's Art It Friday - Show Your Face
Julia's What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #321
Kristin & Eva's Paint Party Friday - Week #21 Year 5
My Life's Journey
Tim Holtz Assemblage Clock and Various Other Elements
The Mirror Crack'd - #10 Shadow Box
Denise & Roger's ABC Wednesday - C is for Clock
Karen's Word Art Wednesday #194
Summer Birthday Cards
Tim Holtz Die & Stamps; Martha Stewart Glitter Paper Borders; and Basicgray Prints; and More
Freshly Made Sketches #196
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - No Ordinary Paper
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Sparkle and Shine
Baby Shower Card
Fiskar's Advantedge & McGill Dies; Tim Holtz Die Cut; Hand Lettering & More
Cas(e) This Sketch #133
DFW & Texas A&M Visits
Smash Folio & Embellishments; K&Company Embellishments; Tim Holtz Dies; Hand Lettering and More
Lasting Memories Layout Challenges - #252 Clusters
Tribute to Josephine Baker
Original Artwork and Lettering; Tim Holtz Dies & Embossing Folder; Ribbon & Beads
Tag Tuesday - Ooh, La, La
Moo-Mania - In the Garden
CropStop Blog - Anything Goes
A Gift Idea
Personalized Art Journal
Ramona's Inspire Me Monday #186
iPhone 5 shot by my Daughter
Eileen's Saturday Critters #84
Sue's Image-in-ing
Maria's Orange You Glad It's Friday #153
Have you had any climatic points in your life's plans this summer?  Thanks for taking the time to visit and for your encouraging comments.  Blessings!


Christine said…
Lovely piece for SS Arnoldo!
eileeninmd said…
You artwork is wonderful, you are very creative! I am enjoying summer, I hope to see more exciting things happening before it is over. I love your sweet kitty. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post! Have a happy new week!
Cindy Hall said…
Wow! So much art and creativity to share! Everything is superb! Thanks for playing along with my sketch at FMS this week.
Lovely work as always Arnoldo! It's always wonderful when you have time to create! No climatic points in my life this summer. Just enjoying some time off and looking forward to a relaxing trip to the Allegheny Mountains in a few days. Have a wonderfully, creative week!
Lynn Cohen said…
It's so much fun to see the variety of mediums you use in your creativity! And someone is going to be so happy with that gift! I got a kick out of your wife's comment! Of course you captured the joy of your experiences in your art journal!
GalleryJuana said…
I so miss having cats and dogs. I have only ever had Siamese and torties, so your daughter's photo of Rolo warmed my heart!

Excellent wip of the goat herding. Glad to hear you've had an art-filled summer.
carol l mckenna said…
Adorable kitty shot and love all your creative art work ~ You are so busy with wonderful creations!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol
Lisabella Russo said…
Wonderful art! I especially love the piece with the clock, it has a steampunk feel.
Wanda said…
Enjoyed enlarging your photos to see all the details. The horse painting is great...love the horse in the foreground from the back.

I'm just excited to be back in the Art Loop after a much to long Art break.

Monika Reeck said…
I see your camera card on Freshly Made Sketches challenge and love it
the color is so happy and love that DIES camera Arnoldo
great crd and could be the winner one
good luck to you
best regards from Germany
visit my butterfly card if you like to see my card with the sketch too
it is #12 in challenge galery of Freshly made sketches
will be appreciate with your comment
Giggles said…
Wonderful work and powerful words from your wife, with a great reaction from you! There will always be ups and downs, but it's the ups we want to focus on because they bring so much joy if we let it!
Glad you had an enjoyable journey, I can see your mom did too!!

Hugs Giggles
NCSue said…
Interesting collection of shots!
Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/07/variations.html
Deepa Gopal said…
WOW! So much art spread out!!! Great to see such variety...always happens when I visit here! Thanks for sharing it all and inspiring! :)
sirkkis said…
Fantastic art, Arnoldo! Thank you very much for sharing your gorgeous art page with us at TioT.
Have a great time✴
Create With Joy said…
I love all of your creations Arnoldo and what you write each week - and this week I was delighted to discover your cat!

Cats always get a special invite to our Wordless Wednesday party!

Have an awesome week! :-)
Your Goat Herding piece is FABULOUS! I LOVE it! Gorgeous Assemblage Clock too what I can see. Need more photos on that one. LOVE it that you got to spend a week creating, and you are right...it's about the journey!!!
Leslie: said…
Love all your artwork, but this week I particularly like the baby card and the journal. Drop by and see what "my" life has been like lately and why I'm just getting back into ABCW...

abcw team
Another WONDERFUL creation, Arnoldo. You are so super talented, and I thank you for sharing with us at CropStop. I always enjoy your art SO much.
Have a blessed week,
Amazing what one can accomplish with enough TIME!
Unknown said…
The more joy one can experience the easier 'difficult' moments can be handled. Your wife is so right ;-)

I wish you lots of you, the both of you ofcourse.
Unknown said…
WOW! What a great variety to look through, something for everyone. Very nicely done. Thanks for taking part in the CropStop Linky Party.
Indrani said…
Such beautiful art work! Very Creative!
So perfect for 'C'.
Trubes said…
Delightful artwork Arnoldo,
I particularly like the watercolour of the Goatherd rounding up his goats and of course the picture of Rolo the lovely cat.

Have a wonderful week,

Best wishes,
ABCW team.
Leovi said…
Exquisita tu creatividad, me encanta tu homenaje a Josephine Baker !!
Purfylle said…
Your Rolo looks so much like my Ada I took a double take. Of course I think he's gorgeous :o)
Sue Jones said…
My Summer has just started really - first full week of the school holidays :) I have lots planned - but not TOO much as it needs to be achieved. I need to decorate the living room and clear a space in the garden for a green house. Craft wise - I stupidly ( not on purpose) bought 300 tags - So I need to be crative with some of them!! Love all your art work especially your Smash book pages. I hope you get more tiome to play. Have a good week . Soojay 27
Lisca said…
Wow! What a lot of things you've done! Yes, it's lovely to just be and create! I agree.
I love your Josephine Baker card. My parents used to tell me about her and her orphans. She was a great lady.
Have a great week,
Amazing artwork as always Arnoldo! Gorgeous ! So glad you joined Moo Mania & More ! Such a beautiful tortoiseshell cat - I had one many years ago - her name was Pauline... she was a wonderful cat.
Happy days for you!
I forgot to say thank you for
sharing with us at TIOT's!
oxo Susi
Wow, you've been so creative, Arnoldo, it's a very inspiring post with fabby artwork. I'm looking forward to see more of your creations, the gift idea was brilliant and the Goat Herding is beautiful.

Artatag said…
Thank you so much for sharing all that beautiful artwork with us and of course the fabulous cat photo!
Gabriele 12
Julia Dunnit said…
I find that a lack of deadlines and the creative space in my head given to me by time off is all it takes to be inspired....I almost envy you your week!
stefanie stark said…
It's remarkable how often you talk about aspects I'm considering too exactly at the same time you do it. I was also thinking about the life journey within the last days because I suddenly realized that as soon as we achieve a goal we can't stay there for ever. We have to go on to achieve the next one and another one and so on and so on and when I realized this, I wasn't very happy in the first moment but I thought I have to face reality and that's it. And then you wrote this wonderful sentence: "Isn't that what life should be all about, enjoying the journey?" and this was exactly the answer I was looking for. Many thanks! (I hope my English was sufficient to describe my thoughts). I love the colorful birthday cards you created and the horses are wonderful! And you look really very happy on the photographs :) It's great how you have arranged them and your wife's comment is wonderful!
PiaRom said…
you are so profilic, Ronaldo! And I love every piece! Please don´t stop and bring it all to Mix It Monthly!! Seems you have an amazing summer so far!! Hugs ♥ Conny
Look at all of the wonderful work you've been able to complete and how lovely to have a wonderful, supportive wife! So happy for you. Hope you're having a blessed week. :)
Beth Macre said…
Nice collection of works! I especially love the horses! Thanks for sharing!
Michelle said…
That baby shower card is going to be an heirloom. Like all your work, it's beautiful! Thank you for sharing your work with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. It does indeed look like you have had an amazing summer. ~Michelle

P.S. The cat photo is pretty awesome, too. Looks like your daughter has inherited your artistic eye!
Kim Dellow said…
You always look so busy and fill your post with lovely eye candy. So glad you linked it up to Show Your Face, thank you and thank you for the shout out too. Kx
Photos by Stan said…
You keep managing to top yourself each week....beautiful and diverse collection!! The stack of B-day cards is eye-popping, and the tribute to JB is stunning....kudos!
Rolo is a great cat! Very photogenic.
Lmkazmierczak said…
Glad you found some time to do what you love....inspiring as always♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/hosta-host/
Linda Kunsman said…
Your beautiful posts are always full of not just a wonderful variety of art projects but such lovely thoughts behind it all too Arnoldo. Your Smash book pages are fabulous-I can see why your wife made the comment she did:):) Have a blessed and happy weekend!
PaintingWrite said…
Such wide variety of creative projects on the go! The gift idea is wonderful and I especially like the tribute to Josephine Baker. Your cat Roll is beautiful!
Faye said…
All the varied artwork you have done is wonderful, Arnoldo. It does look like you've had a fun, productive summer vacation. Enjoy the rest of it. Blessings!
My! You have been busy! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx
Maiah Harrison said…
Wow, those are really beautiful artwork. The sketch you are working on is really beautiful, you are very talented :-)
EricaSta said…
Wow, you was so busy. And all of your artwork is fantastic.

sheila 77 said…
I'm glad that you had lots of time for art, that is such precious time, and am always fascinated by how many varied challenges you make art for and how well they fit the themes.
My special favourites here are the first, a lovely painting, and an unusual subject done so well, and of course, Rolo, who is posing beautifully.
Neesie said…
You have certainly been busy Arnoldo, with such a wide variety of fantastic projects on the go. I agree with you. It's all about the journey.
Enjoy and I hope your week is full of creativity.
Happy PPF
Jo Ann said…
You're doing such a marvelous job in completing all your projects. Everything looks good! So glad you joined us at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with an awesome inspiration from the Scripture in Hebrews 3:6 and it says, "But Christ is faithful as a son over God's house. And we are his house, if we hold on to our courage and the hope of which we boast." Have an awesome week.

Wow! You are so amazingly talented! I love everything! I have a question though... In your Josephine creation there is a beautiful and colorful stick/wand laying next to the card, looks to be made of glass, and I was wondering what it is? Whatever it is, it looks amazing! I absolutely love blown glass or glass art and so this caught my attention while viewing your pictures. Thanks so much!