It is so easy to look at a glass as half way empty, instead of half way full; to ignore the positive aspects of our lives, and focus on the negative; and to put our trust in the mundane, instead of in the Lord. During the last couple of weeks I had an extremely difficult time at work which drained me physically, mentally, and emotionally. However, with the support of my family, friends, and especially my Lord, I feel much better this week. I am consciously choosing to focus on my gifted and talented students, who are a joy to work with. My students are a constant source of inspiration, and challenge me to be a better person personally and professionally. In addition, I have my studio where I can rejuvenate and revitalize through my readings, explorations, and creations. Most importantly, through prayer and Scriptural readings, the Lord guides me through the darkness to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you, Lord!
|Hope For Tomorrow|
Gelli Paper Print; Tim Holtz Tissue tape & Papers; Pastels; Watercolors; and Sharpies
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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Make It Colorful
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Alexandra's Sunday Sketches
|Relax, It's Tea Hour!|
Handcut Teacup Pieces; Hand Lettering; Tim Holtz Clock Embossing Folder; and More
Tag Tuesday - Jewelry
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Trio of Colors
Tag Your It! Challenge #29
|Colors… They Make Me Happy!|
iPhone 4 Photograph Edited on Pixelmator
Our Beautiful World - #112 Beads
Denise & Roger's ABC Wednesday - H is for Hans Hofmann
Karen's Word Art Wednesday #199
Ramona's Inspire Me Monday #192
I want to dedicate this post to everyone that left a comment regarding my last post. I was feeling extremely tired and stressed. Your comforting words made me feel happy!
Thank you for sharing that gorgeous page with us at Art Journal Journey!
I am glad that you are feeling better this week.
Your work is very intricate... very detailed.
If you have the time, I would love to know how you've tied it in to this challenge.
Thanks for joining us at Tag You're It :)
We experience difficult times to... and from the almost 53 years that i am alive i have 42 years a poor health, Ofcourse there are moments in wich i am very sad, angry, disappointed and whatever negative emotional state but like you i always search for that light, however small.
Scripturereading, singing, listening, praying is what i do to but most of all i try always to be gratefull for the good things and those people who love me without any questions of negativness.
A wonderful post!!! wich reenforces me !!
Have a nice day
iam loved your studendts work allways,the way with god and family is so beautiful.
Your post was really an incentive to me and by the looks of it, many others. It is always wonderful to be thankful for what we have even in the midst of a miserable challenge. I like all three pieces of art but the tea time tag may be my favorite. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, in our 199th challenge.
Blessings and Hugs, Carole
Thank you for your lovely comment. If you hop back to my blog, you can see the art piece that is being published.
I hope you have a better week.
--from Denise, OBW#6
Happy PPF ♥
Your artwork is lovely. I especially love that first one.
Keep focusing on the light. Hope things are getting better once settled into the new school year. The kids need you as does your family.
Your first piece is very powerful and very intriguing, both your art and the lovely words. Your tea tag is so happy and cheerful, I do like it.
Hope you have a great weekend and week ahead.
Hope you are feeling better now!
Thanks for sharing with us at "OBW"
Congratulations Arnoldo - you are one of our Featured Guests this week at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy - had a tough time picking which piece to share (as always) but I'll leave the surprise for your visit.
Enjoy your week!