M is for Musing Moments

Greetings!  Yes, I have reverted to bi-weekly posts due to my hectic teaching and postgraduate studies' schedule.  Although its very rewarding, it does take its toll.  Therefore, I truly consider the time I can spend working on my artwork, "musing moments."  Listening to my eclectic collection of music in the background while burning some incense, sets the perfect ambiance for me to work in.  It's a time for me to release all negative energies, meditate, and function through pure intuitiveness.  When I work in this manner, I transcend into an imaginative journey in a world of wonder.  I work with abstractions to become one with my Creator.   In the words of Madeleine L'Engle, "the work takes over," and I listen.

Happy Halloween! - ¡Feliz Víspera del Día de los Muertos!
Tim Holtz Stamps, Distress Inks, Die Cut, and Embossing Folder;
Martha Stewart and EKSuccess Punches;  Baker's Twine; Glass Beads; Sequins;
Spectrum Noir markers; Embossing Powder; Pebbles Prints; and Tulip Bead Paint.
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Autumn Is In The Air
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
The Male Room: Challenge #20 Autumn/Fall
I Am an Architect of my Life
Charcoal Drawing and Hand Lettering over Gelli Print Collaged Strips,
Water Color Washes, Tim Hotz Stamps, and Pen Doodling
Art Journal Journey - Architecture
Let's Get Arty- Challenge #68 (Spots and Distinct Outlines)
Julia's What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday #331
Kristin and Eva's Paint Party Friday - Week 31 Year 5
Alexandra's Sunday Sketches
Sunflower - Romans 14:19
iPhone 4s Photograph; Pixelmator; and WAW Word Art
Our Beautiful World #117 - Colors of October
Denise, Roger and Leslies ABC Wednesday - M is for Musing Moments
Sue's Image-in-ing
Try It On Tuesday - Autumn
Karen's Word Art Wednesday#204
What are your musing moments?  Anyway, I want to thank everyone who stops by and leaves a comment, as well as all my faithful followers.  Blessings!


Virginia L. said…
You have captured the essence of Halloween! Truly fab! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

Valerie-Jael said…
Wonderful post, thanks for linking the architectural/face page to Art Journal Journey, much appreciated. Regards, Valerie
Valerie-Jael said…
Me again! I forgot to say thanks for joining us at TIOT this week! Valerie
Kirsty Vittetoe said…
So pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at OUr Beautiful World!
sirkkis said…
Fabulous art, Arnold. Love the flower.
Thank you for sharing with us at TioT.
The card is awesome and the page is just wonderful and a beautiful sunflower indeed.... here already all rea gone ...autumn arrives!
Thank you for linking to Art Journal Journey! We are so happy to have you with us even though your arttime is so limited!
Great that making art brings so much to you! That sounds fab-
for me it's the best to make art and sharing .. that simply makes me HAPPY and let me find myself!
Indrani said…
Good that you are occupied with creative work for most of the day!
Will look forward to your biweekly posts.
I like your work in this post. :)
Happy ABCW!
sheila 77 said…
I do like your Halloween card, the skeleton with flowers in his hair, and your photograph of the orange sunflower is so happy and bright.
And of course I love your piece for AJJ, it is a very thoughtful piece and the mauvey pinks and blacks are a perfect combination.
NCSue said…
Very creative!
Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/10/poor-little-birdie.html
Julia Dunnit said…
Couldn't agree more. I can switch off shut down and work through a lot of mind clashing stuff while I'm simply playing with my craft stash. Its the greatest therapy.
Jill said…
Hi Arnoldo, thanks for your encouraging words over on my blog. I love that Halloween card, it's a very special place we go to when we lose ourselves in our creative activities. I have recently started to meditate again, it's always hard to keep my mind still but I think it helps creativity blossom.
my blogging is my sanity lifeline!

Love the sunflower photo. So neat how you edited the photo. So glad to have found you through Our Beautiful World.
Trubes said…
Such a lovely creative post Arnoldo,
thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us.
Just love the skeleton, must show it to my grandchildren.
Pretty marigold too.

Best wishes,
ABCW team.
Ali H said…
Thanks for visiting! Glad you are getting some soul restoring craft time despite your busy schedule! Ali #7
Lisca said…
Love your post as usual. Particularly the sunflower with the quote from Romans.
I don't like Halloween I'm afraid, but the card is fun I suppose.
Have a great week,
Love your Halloween card, trying to get round this week as it didn't happen last week so I understand your difficulties. Have a lovely woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 19
Sharon Madson said…
Great journal and photograph and verse. So creative! Thanks for sharing. #50
Barbara said…
What a beautiful creation! I love so much brick background and skull is perfect for HAlloween! thank you for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge blog! Barbarayaya
Sofie V said…
I love that Halloween card you made!

Greetings, Sofie #51
OK.....gotta admit, it's kinda creepy. But SUPER cool. Thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to share with us. You know how incredibly grateful I am that you share your talents with us, and I always enjoy seeing your creativity at work.
Word Art Wednesday
Fun fun card and I love your journal page. Nice sketch of that artistic looking man! Great quote. It works perfect with this month's theme!
Deb said…
Your art journalling is wonderful. Thank you for joining in with us at Let's Get Arty.
LOVE the card!!! LOVE the added foliage on the head...just so cool! The colors are wonderful as well! LOVE the journal and photograph too. Great post!
Little Artbee said…
Great page Arnoldo! I like the combination of stamps and drawing. I also like much your Halloween Card with the friendly skull,Bravo.
Dear Greetings
Jeannette said…
fantastic creations,loved so much.

blessing jeannette
Barbara said…
Wonderful Halloween card! love the skull with flowers and their eyes are so beautiful! thank you for joining us this week on Simon says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! BArbarayaya
Tracey FK said…
I am a candle girl rather than incense, but like you it is when I get into a painting or drawing... just the act of getting the paint brush in my hand slows my whole brain to calm... great post and I hope the studies are going well...xx
sirkkis said…
I just came to say that your halloween card is fantastic. First time i see sympatic skeleton. I like he/she ‼
Happy PPF ♥
Becky said…
Great page certainly different
Ros Crawford said…
Your art work is terrific!! And that sunflower is stunning!! Thanks so much for sharing these at OBW!!
Christine said…
Lovely page for the challenge Arnoldo! I like your Halloween piece too and a beautiful flower photo.
Linda Kunsman said…
LOVE your Halloween card! Beautiful architecture illustration and sentiment. And a beautiful scripture for the sunflower. Have a happy weekend!
Kate Robertson said…
Wonderful Skull rendition, awesome.
Beth Niquette said…
I especially loved the second painting. Both of these are incredibly interesting and hold my eyes.
Beautiful art and flower! Thank you for joining OBW :)
DVArtist said…
Ohhhh Arnoldo! My heart be still. That first piece of art is magnificent!!! Ya know skulls and bones and me just go together. I see that you were in the "Zone" So nice that you make one of your posts here with us. Have a great weekend.
Giggles said…
Glad you are taking time to rejuvenate doing what you love! Love the architect of your own life...a powerful message for all!!

Hugs Giggles
Deborah Frings said…
Wonderful work - love the journal page! And your Halloween card with that fantastic skull is amazing! Thanks so much for playing along with our Autumn theme challenge at The Male Room!
denthe said…
Love that journalpage!
Lynn Cohen said…
Terrific works, thanks for sharing. You do sound incredibly busy! Remember to care for yourself! HPPF
Unknown said…
Gorgeous creations!! <3
chrissie said…
All wonderful projects and so pleased you like making them and listening to music

Love Chrissie xx
Faye said…
"I am an architect of my life" is so beautiful. The calligraphy is just perfect.
Maura said…
Wonderful piece! Thanks for sharing your creative muse, I always enjoy learning how others get into the creative mode. Your skull is fun with the pumpkin color eyes and the flowers for "hair"- I love how this totally transforms the skull! Thanks for joining us this week for the Autumn challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge!
Studio Kaufmann said…
Beautiful halloween art and love the figure in the gelli print
GalleryJuana said…
I am enjoying the halloween themes this year and love that skeleton card! Happy sunday sketches.
Lorraine said…
I love how you set the stage for your creativity. It must help to find mindfulness. Your work is wonderful and you surely capture the colors of autumn in that flower alone.
Anonymous said…
Wonderful work. Love Madeline L'Engle and her spiritual perspective. I try and listen every day and follow the path. The process is the meditation for me. xox
Kelly said…
Pretty pieces. the way you create is how I write. I use music that fits the book I'm working on. When I'm playing with art, though, I like to either turn on a symphony or 1950s music. Creative Blessings! Kelly #42
Unknown said…
I am the architect of my life. What a great thought. Thanks for sharing. I hope you can do a lot of art work this week.
Lula said…
Stunning pieces! Love the quotation too! Thanks for sharing it with us over at TioT challenge.
Mary Elizabeth said…
Blessings on you as Arnoldo. Stunning card. Gorgeous colors and amazingly creative. Congrats on your spotlight over at SSS Monday Challenge! -- Mary Elizabeth
Darnell said…
Congratulations on being featured by Simon Says Stamp, Arnoldo! You are so creative!! Hugs, Darnell
mandysea said…
Oh I think I'm feeling like you at the moment, very overwhelmed by work commitment and need to withdraw - but just a little. Fabulous Hallowe'en card, and love your striking 'Let's Get Arty' submission too. The sunflower is so far different to what we see here in October - nonetheless, sunflowers always make me smile!
Wow! This is certainly very striking and a little bit creepy, just how you intended I guess, wonderfully creative, thank you for sharing this with us in The Male Room
stefanie stark said…
Your notes are always as beautiful as the pictures! I read that text several times and it really made me feel so well. It's great how you have described your artsy moments! And I love the outcome too!
Ludkasz said…
Great work!
Thank you for playing with us at Let's Get Arty .