K is for Kingdom

According to the Gospel in John 18:36, Jesus said, "My kingdom is not of this world.  If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders.  But now my kingdom is from another place."  I am a servant of the Lord, so I abide in Him, as He in me (John 15:4).  Although I sometimes fall short and know I am nothing without Him, He never fails me with His unconditional love.  Therefore, even though I do not deserve them, He has bestowed me with abundant blessings.  Amongst these blessings is a place on Earth which I consider a taste of His Heavenly Kingdom… my art studio.

Ramona's Inspire Me Monday - Week 221
Denise & Roger's ABC Wednesday - K is for Kingdom
Julia's What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday #355
As with every blessing, I am grateful for this microscopic portion of His "kingdom."

Drummond Phlox, at Seiders Springs Park, in Austin, Texas
Etegami (Picture Letter) and Kao (Signature Mark)
Art Journal Journey - Into the Woods
Kristin & Eva's Paint Party Friday - Week 3 Year 6
Alexandra's Sunday Sketches
Singing In The Rain Birthday Card
Tim Holtz Dies, Distress Inks, Tissue, Tapes, Papper Clip, and Remnant Rubs; ArtC ATC Papers; Dymo Label Maker; Sharpie Micron Pen; Making Memories Stapler; and Scrap Papers & Cardstock
SanDee & Amelie's Steampunk Challenge - March 2016
Moo-Mania: Use Newspaper
Karen's Word Art Wednesday - #222-223
Masculine Spring Card
ArtC ATC Papers & Ribbon; Maryjo Koch Ephemera; Sharpie Micron Pens; US Postal Stamp; Glass Beads; Wire; and Thrift-store Card-base
The Male Room: Challenge #31
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Cute and Cuddly
Try It On Tuesday - Nature
That is why I thrive in having my artwork and writings glorify Him, as well as bless others, regardless of their faith or believes.

The latter is in response to His two greatest commandments, which are to Love Him above everything and to love my neighbors as myself (Mark (12:30-31).

Chicken Turtle at Seiders Springs Park, in Austin, TX
Nikon D3300 Photograph
Our Beautiful World 139 ~ Hide
Sue's Image-In-Ing
Eileen's Saturday's Critters #119

As the King of Kings, He shares His kingdom's treasures with us, which I cherish through my photography every time I exit my studio's doorway.  Thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave such thoughtful comments, as well as for following my blog.  May your life be filled with His kingly blessings!


That is a great studio you have. I can tell from all your art you really get inspired in there. I love the big comfy chair-in case you need to close your eyes and dream up some inspiration. beautiful art this week too. :) Happy Easter.
Teri said…
What a lovely studio you have! One that invites browsing and poking around to see all your curiosities.
zandra said…
Your art is so inspiring and so, is your space. Love it! Thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
Hugz, Z
NCSue said…
Happy Easter to you, and thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/03/spring-has-finally-sprung.html
Nikki said…
Happy Easter and your studio is so big so many places to look at for inspiration. Looks great!!!
Hugs Nikki??? To early
Murthy K v v s said…
Indeed a nice place of artist, All the best..Happy Easter.
Lent is necessary before Easter, yes! Good holidays to you.

Amazing art - and what a well organized inspiring studio! Thank you for joining us at Moo Mania & More and Try It On Tueday!
Happy Easter!
Valerie-Jael said…
Wonderful work from your little Kingdom, hanks for joining us at AJJ and TIOT, Valerie
chrissie said…
Hope you have a peaceful and happy Eater

I love your art studio it looks so welcoming and warming to the heart

The nature care is beautiful. Thank you for sharing all of this at Try it on Tuesday

Love Chrissie xx
Trubes said…
Your study 'kingdom' must be truly blessed by the Lord Ronaldo, judging by the wonderful and inspiring works you create in there.

Best wishes for a peaceful and happy Easter.
ABCW team.
Unknown said…
Such a wonderful creative and oh so inspiring place you have there!
Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy Easter.
MelodyK said…
The love in this post is so intense... and in the light of recent happenings... extraordanidary... He has busy times to comfort us all and help us to keep on the His strenght and faith in Him.

Wishing you a wonderful easter-time... but most of all ofcourse no doubt what so ever in His presence in you!

Have a nice ABC-Wednesday-day / - week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (ABC-W-team)
Marti said…
I love your space! Looks like you have everything you need there including a place to sit and relax. Love the poppy you are painting; so creative.
carol l mckenna said…
Your post and photos are filled with creativity ~ You are blessed ~

Happy Weekend coming to you ~ ^_^
ToadilyDiane said…
What s wonderful studio. Beautiful flower and cards.
Have a great day.
Diane - WOYWW #32
I love your art space, so much creative happenings in there. Love the your bulletin board and the little silver drawers below it, I have the same ones. I never knew there was a chicken turtle.. I will google it. You know what I really love about your art desk? There is paint on it, little memories of work created there. Thank you for sharing the word and yes, a little slice of heaven is surely an art studio.
Blessings friend,
Kim #64
Sharon said…
The cards are really beautiful.

I love your studio space. It looks so creative and inviting at the same time.

Have a great Easter
Sharon K #51
What a lovely place to work. Your studio looks so inviting, a lovely relaxed area. Have a great woyww and happy Easter, Angela x 23
Pamellia said…
Great shots Arnold. Love your 'hiding' turtle shot! :)
Beautifully said! Wishing you a peaceful and blessed Easter weekend!
Ros Crawford said…
Your artwork is beautiful and I'm glad you shared it with us ... Lovely photo of the turtle ... Thanks so much for sharing with us at OBW!
This is so lovely to see where you create your fabulous art! I love how every corner has something wonderful to see! Chrisx
This is my favorite post of yours yet! I LOVE peeking into your studio...it's marvelous, and love the art everywhere! How special! Your journal and that flower are beyond gorgeous, and LOVE LOVE LOVE the card! Great art and design! Happy Resurrection Day to you, and many BLESSINGS!!!
Claudia N. said…
Great inspiration and thank you for the tour through your studio! That is such an inspiring spot to be! Love your cards too! lol
Thank you for playing along with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges and happy Easter!

Claudia x
Kelly said…
Your space looks so inspiring! I love looking at your artwork. Always beautiful yet peaceful. Creative Blessings! Kelly #49
Lynn Cohen said…
Wonderful card art! Enjoyable visit to your domain! Enjoy your holiday!
sirkkis said…
Your art is always so impressive, Arnold.
Thank you for sharing your talents also at Try it on Tuesday.
Happy PPF and Easter time xx
Valerie-Jael said…
Happy Easter and Happy PPF, Valerie
peggy gatto said…
thank you for sharing your love and art and thoughts!
Blessings to you each day!
Annie Claxton said…
Hi Arnoldo, what a fascinating peek into your creative space, it does look like a very happy place and inspiring place to be. I love those cards, really unusual and artsy. Have a wonderful Easter time :o) Annie C #25
sheila 77 said…
How fascinating to see your studio, Arnoldo, I would say it is the exact opposite of mine, so it is doubly interesting. I had a good old prowl round looking at this and that.
Your watercolour flower is beautiful and so good to see it with the art materials beside it, I do like the way you present your art to us like this.
Your two cards are terrific too, very unusual with the clever combination of images and darker colours.
Thanks for your Gospel message. Happy Easter!
Granny Annie said…
Joy, Joy, Joy!

Unknown said…
Arnaldo, you space is FILLED with a richness and character. Your 'singing in the rain' is quite a card. The layout and color are perfect. Thank you so much for entering your creative and beautiful art in our AG FF challenge.
Blessings, Carole
Word Art Wednesday DT Member
DVArtist said…
OOhhhh thank you for sharing your art studio. Really lovely art and lots going on in there. A fabulous photo as well. Wishing you and your family a Happy Easter.
Christine said…
Beautiful work Arnoldo, Happy Easter!
Faye said…
Thank you for the Easter blessing in your post today, Arnoldo. I enjoyed the tour of your art sanctuary as well as seeing what is produced there. As always, it is a real treat to see what you have been painting and creating. Have a blessed Easter!
GlorV1 said…
Arnoldo, hello and I hope you are doing well. First, have a Happy Easter this weekend. Wow, I do love your wonderful studio and it speaks YOU. It must be very relaxing going in there. You should see mine, it is total disaster and that's probably why I don't go in there too much. Very creative work. Take care and be well.
Linda Kunsman said…
Your art projects are so beautiful Arnoldo. I love that delicate poppy. What a warm and loving art room you have! Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter. Happy PPF too!
Neesie said…
Thank you for sharing your haven Arnoldo.
I know exactly what you mean when you write about your special place.
It looks a fabulous space for creating.
Blessings and Happy Easter and PPF to you
Margik said…
Wonderful projects and a great post as always! You have a fabulous and inspiring studio. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday and Happy Easter. Mar
Anonymous said…
Love your atelier - I can see many treasures there. A blessed Easter to you and yours, Romero!
Robin said…
Beautiful post! Wonderful artwork along with great words. Have a wonderful weekend. Rasz
Julene said…
Thank you for a peak into your studio! It is fun to see where and how others work. Your focus and desire to honor God is refreshing.
Keep up the good work! I will go back and look some more!!
Lovely creations this week, especially that flower painting! Also very cool to see your studio space -- wishing you a happy Easter and happy PPF!
Giggles said…
You are truly blessed, that is a wonderful man cave, sanctuary art studio! Jammed with wonderful bits to create with...such a joy to see!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful intimate space and art with us... you are a treasure!! Happy Easter...many blessing to you and your lovely family! Your heart is pure gold!

Hugs Giggles
Ariadne said…
Great to see your studio!Lovely photos!Thanks for sharing with us in Our Beautiful World!Happy Easter!AriadnefromGreece!
Unknown said…
What a beautiful studio! Good natural ight is what my house lacks. :)
eileeninmd said…
Happy Easter! Your art studio is awesome. I love the flower painting and the birthday card. The turtle is cute! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!
Saskia said…
Wow, great studio!!!

Smiles from Belgium, Saskia :)
Maria Medeiros said…
really lovely workspace! Looks very creative and inspirational. Happy PPF and Happy Easter!
sandy said…
Beautiful post - your art as well as your words and i love your studio. I need to visit here more often - i really enjoy your art.
Lorraine said…
that is a lovely studio I especially like the chair for reading in..great colourful art on the walls too. Happy Easter to you and your family and thankyou for your kind comments on my blog
Arnoldo, hope you and your family had a lovely Easter. I just enjoy seeing the photos of your artwork - your poppy is my favorite. LOVE it! It was also fun seeing a snippet of the place where you create from. Wonderful!
Kirsty Vittetoe said…
Lovely post and beautiful art!
Irene Rafael said…
I enjoyed seeing your portion of the kingdom. Thanks so much for sharing!
Licho_Nie_Spi said…
What a great and posh studio!
And your work has so awesome environment!
Thank you for such sharing at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!
That's a fabulously arty card for our Easter challenge, I really like the masculine feel to it. An original take on the theme, thanks for sharing in The Male Room
Louise xx