K is for Kiss (+WOYWW & PPF)

The kiss, which can simply be defined as the gesture of touching with the lips, can convey a variety of feelings.  It can be as simple as a greeting between friends.  It can be a gesture of pure love and joy, as the tender kiss a parent gives his/her new born child.  It can demonstrate passionate love between spouses, as the one described in the Song of Solomon.  It can be bittersweet, as the kiss given to a loved one when saying goodbye.  And, it can also be the kiss of death, as the one Judas gave Jesus before betraying him for 30 pieces of silver.  Through out time, the Kiss has inspired artists of all genres such as Bob Carlisle and Randy Thomas, who wrote the father and daughter song, Butterfly Kisses; J. M. Barrie, who wrote about Wendy's innocent kiss in the children's literary classic, Peter Pan: and Auguste Rodin, who sculpted the adulterous couple in The Kiss.  So when you hear someone say, "A Kiss Is Just A Kiss," remember that it can really be a lot more than touching with the lips.

Happy Cupcake
Handcut Cupcake; Fiskar's Scallop Scissors; EKSuccess heart and musical-note-border punches;
Hand lettering; Tim Holtz Lattice embossing folder and Vintage Valise die (Spare Parts); and Basicgrey papers
Tag You're It! Challenge #30
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Die Crazy
Karen's Word Art Wednesday #202
Matthew 16:24
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Julia's What's On Your Workdesk #329
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One of a Kind Gift Bag of Assorted Goodies
iPhone 4S Shot
Our Beautiful World: 115 Assorted
Ramona's Inspire Me Monday #194
Denise & Roger's ABC Wednesday - K is for One of a Kind
I apologize for my absence last week, but I was overwhelmed with work.  However, thank you for your visit and for leaving such thoughtful comments.  Blessings!


Christine said…
Wonderful pieces for all the themes Arnoldo! A kiss has so many meanings.
Wanda said…
Good morning...I have you have a good breakfast at church. We are getting ready to leave for church in a few minutes.

I love your cross....we need to carry it daily.

And your narrative on the "kiss" very insightful and interesting to read...Also how many of us have signed a comment, or a letter or a card with XOXOXO Another form of a kiss.

So with that I will leave you with a sincere Christian brotherly kiss. Have a great day!!
Such an interesting and thought provoking narrative. It was lovely as your photos. So glad to have found you through Our Beautiful World.
Beautiful doodling and lettering! Thank you for joining OBW!
I loved the different meanings of a kiss. So cool! Your art is truly beautiful and always inspiring Arnoldo! Have a wonderfully creative week!

Joyce said…
What a fun tag. Thanks so much for playing along at Tag You're It!
mandysea said…
Love your cross, and the title underneath. Gorgeous little cupcake too. Sometimes we need to prioritise especially when things get overwhelming. I get what you mean. Have a good week
mandysea said…
Oh and I meant to say... love your little bag of assorted goodies!! Thanks for sharing with Our Beautiful World!
anja curvers said…
Such a yummi and great tag love it. Thanks for joining us over at Tag You're It.
Leslie: said…
Glad to see you back this week. I thought you'd be overwhelmed with work as the school year has just started. Love this post! A kiss certainly is more than just touching lips. Love your artwork, too.

abcw team
photowannabe said…
I really like all the different descriptions of a Kiss.
Love the mixing of patterns, thanks for joining us at Tag You're It Challenge.
debby4000 said…
What a fabulous cupcake tag and love the beautiful cross in your journalling pages.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Trubes said…
Yet another touching and endearing post Arnoldo,
I love the card and the text.
Although the sculpture of The Kiss by Rodin, is of
an adulterous couple, I do find it rather appealing.
Glad you're back this week, I do enjoy your posts,
hope your work load has decreased now and you are
able to enjoy life again.

Best wishes,
ABCW team.
Indrani said…
Very well described, it made a good read.
Great entry for 'K'.
Happy ABCW!
(My new blog address: http://isharethese.com/)
Unknown said…
The lovely little music notes beside Happy are just so lovely. The cupcake tag will surely be a wonderful greeting. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 202nd AG challenge!
Blessings and Hugs, Carole
Such wonderful sentiments, Arnoldo. I LOVE your cupcake tag. You managed to make cupcakes look cool! Have a great week! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #37
Neet said…
Lovely textural cupcake tag there.
Hugs, Neet 15 xx
Unknown said…
Your cupcake tag is so beautiful I had to pin it to my Pinterest board! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #40
Sharon Madson said…
The cupcake tag is so adorable. I love Louis Armstrong's As time Goes By. That is what your post reminded me of. Love your posts! #50
You must remember this...

Anonymous said…
Cut yourself some slack dear blog friend! There is always the next week. Your interpretations of the kiss is intriguing and thoughtful!
This is wonderful, Arnoldo. It's SO sweet and super creative. I love the layers and texture. There's just so much personality to it. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us, and for being such a blessing and encouragement to our challenge blog.
Word Art Wednesday
Annie Claxton said…
As always, Arnoldo, thoughtful words and inspiring art - I always enjoy your posts. Have a great week :o) Annie C #43
Unknown said…
What a lovely post!

A kiss is something special.. and i only give it to people i realy love.
And whenever i do it, i do it from a feeling of love.

Other kind of kisses i don't want to give nore receive ;-)

Have a nice abc-week / day
♫ Mel☺dy ♫
Brilliant post Arnoldo. Have a great woyww and happy crafting,
Angela x 36
Nikki said…
Such a sweet post on Kisses :) and your tag is so kewl looking
Happy WOYWW hugs Nikki 5
Natalie said…
Very fun cupcake tag, so much texture and interest to it!! Well done! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week!
Suzanne Alexis said…
I love your cross, and your words about a kiss.

Manuela said…
Hello, lovely tag and pretty painted cross! Great shot of the bag!
Thanks for sharing with us at "OBW"
Bridget Larsen said…
hmmm not just a kiss hey. love your doodling
Bridget #1
sirkkis said…
You have always a wise message in your lovely art, Arnold.
Happy PPF xx
Valerie-Jael said…
Lovely art and interesting kiss information! Happy PPF, Valerie
Ros Crawford said…
What a lovely post and beautiful creations too ... Thank you for sharing your photos wit us at OBW!! Have a lovely day!
Linda Kunsman said…
Every kiss is special in its own way....
love that happy cupcake tag-sure to brighten anyone's day, and your beautiful cross painting has such a wonderful energy. A happy and blessed weekend to you and yours.
Faye said…
Your work is beautiful, Arnoldo. You always have such lovely variety.
Tracey FK said…
another great week of thoughts and images.I often think we get to know so much about each other by visiting the blogs. I wonder how long it would take us all to be chatting like old friends in real life... about two minutes flat I think... thank you for sharing your life so generously every week
Jo said…
Ah yes......... Song of Solomon......... "make haste my beloved and be like a gazelle." my favorite.......... great post.
Arnoldo, I LOVE your cupcake tag. Absolutely fabulous! I need a set of those! hee hee Wonderful detail in your cross as well. Love your work. Thank you for always lifting us up with your posts. :)
Giggles said…
Gorgeous artwork this week! Love the cupcake...so true...beautifully put!

Hugs Giggles
Beth Niquette said…
What beautiful artwork. The detail you put into your pieces is awe-inspiring. The last kiss I received from my husband was a day after he died. A soft sweet breeze blew across my face, and then I felt his lips on mine. (sigh) I miss him so.
DVArtist said…
Just before I read your post, I got up and gave my husband a kiss. How nice to read your words after that. I do love this art. The cross is beautiful and I know created with love.
Happy weekend to you.