K is for Kindred Spirit

Although we are opposites in some regards, my wife and I are kindred spirits.  We are opposites in the way we handle situations. However, we are kindred spirits in that we have similar values and interests.

Psalm 51:11 Mandala
Mixed Media
Denise, Leslie & Roger's ABC Wednesday - Letter K
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Inspired by Music
Kristin & Eva's Paint Party Friday - Week 29 Year 6
Alexandra's Sunday Sketches
Ramona's Inspire Me Monday
We are opposite in the following ways:
1- She is easy going - I am a perfectionist.
2- She is naturally social - I have to work at it.
3- She is a conservative dresser - I see dressing as a form of artistic expression.

Father's Day & 4th of July Pages
Smash Book Folio with We R Memory Keepers Punched Embellishments
Karen's Word Art Wednesday - Weeks #248 & 249
Moo-Mania * Alphabet
Julia's What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday - WOYWW #381
We are kindred spirits in the following ways:
1- We both love food, mysteries, and antiques.
2- We both put family first and have compatible parenting skills.
3- We both have an intimate relationship with God, our creator, savior and redeemer.

Nikon D3300 Photograph
Our Beautiful World ~ OBW 165
Therefore, although we have our differences, our values and interests are strong enough to make us kindred spirits.  Anyway, I want to thank my followers, as well as everyone who took the time to leave a comment last week.  Blessings!


MelodyK said…
And just those differences make the attraction a constant factor... obviously Love is the binding key... and yes we all are unique and should not want to change the other and if you succeed in that Love will never go away.

Have a nice ABC-day / – week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (ABC-team)
Indrani said…
So well you have understood your wife! It is easy to tackle life after this.
Happy ABCW!
Borqna said…
Lovely publication - congratulations -
you are an encyclopedia of family happiness -
thank you for sharing!
I have an obligation to you - I have not forgotten -
I had many tasks.
In October I'll do what you asked and we talked.

Good luck!
Neet said…
What a lovely post. A tribute to you, your wife, your family and God.
Blessings to you also
Neet 2 xx
ps and I love your Mandala
I can relate to your words Arnoldo and it's interesting to read someone else's thoughts about this type of relationship, I'm not sure you would be so happy if you were exactly the same. Gorgeous photo of Rossy too, what a lovely dog such lovely eyes. Thanks for the visit to mine and have a lovely week my friend over there, so far yet so close. Angela x
Sharon said…
Wonderful pages! Nice thoughts on Kindred Spirits. I think it's important to share some things, yet be different in some ways. That way you compliment one another.

Have a great week
Sharon K #35
okienurse said…
great looking art work today. I am starting to get into mandalas recently. Dear daughter told me about an app for my iPad but I have already forgotten the name! Evidently you decide how many sections and you draw one and it applies it to all the other sections. My husband and I are like you and your wife..yin and yang of one another…it works…compliments. It is great. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a great week. VIckie #4
Sounds like a perfect balance to me! Chrisx 32
Shoshi said…
What a lovely post, Arnoldo. I was amused to read your differences - I can claim several points on both sides - I am actually a combination of easy going and perfectionist, I love food, am very social, and far from a conservative dresser and agree with you that dressing is a form of artistic expression - this extends to my wheelchair too, and my hair (lots of colours!). I agree 100% of course on your final point - relationship with God is the most important thing of all!

I finally managed to do some art today and joined in WOYWW at the late hour of 10 p.m.! Still, better late than never. My Bible study group is going well even if we are small in number so far. I am loving doing it again - such a blessing to share the Word of God.

Have a great week,
Shoshi #46
Ann said…
The only way to be as a married couple.
StampedbyChris said…
Hi Arnoldo...thank you for sharing such an intimate part of your life with us. How long have you been married? What your wrote could be me & my husband. 18 years and still going strong! I love your "K" artwork...so vibrant and full of passion.
Have a great WOYWW week!
Chris #27
I so get the opposites thing...my husband and I are about some things too. LOVE the pooch!!! So cute! Great pages too, and love the journal!
Dorlene Durham said…
I love your post. It looks like you are compatible in all the important things. Love your layout and the journal page. Dorlene
Unknown said…
Great description =) Love how you describe it ;)
A lovely post again, Arnoldo! It made me think about the differences and similarities between my husband and I. We totally have the same sense of humour, which helps. And we both leave room for each other to be individuals and not just part of a couple. We're both introverted, though I'm a feeler and he's a thinker. Love your mandala and the scrapbook layout, and what a cute doggie! zsuzsa #24
Trubes said…
My husband Ian and I are sometimes poles apart,
but that makes us who, and what we are.... very happy together.
He makes me laugh a lot, he's made me cry over some stupid things.
When I was younger and we had three teenage daughters in the house,
Hormones were flying everywhere, I'm surprised he didn't leave home but we stuck together and live to tell the tale !
I could never have wanted for a more wonderful husband and three amazing daughters, three great sons-in-law and four lovely grandchildren, our lives are blessed.
I thank God for all that I have in life.
Blessings Arnoldo to you and yours and all my friends in ABCW.
Di. xxx
sheila 77 said…
What an interesting way to illustrate the letter "K".
Your "opposites" sound more like attributes which complement each other and your common attributes sound like those that matter most.
Thanks for sharing this idea, something to think about.
I very much like your mandala and the words from the Psalm.
Julia Dunnit said…
Lovely observations, and I really like your smash book pages; I see love!
Shoshi said…
Thank you for your return visit, Arnoldo, and I'm glad you like my Zentangle tracings. I did some more today but no photos yet. I am making a pair of identical albums about our recent walk through the woods, one for me and the other for the friends who took us. They will be a nice keepsake of our lovely day out together. Glad to hear your mum is doing so well after her cancer. Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers - so much appreciated! The Bible study group is indeed a blessing - we are very small in numbers as yet, but every anticipation for growth in the weeks to come.

I hope you have a great week, too!
Valerie-Jael said…
Wonderful post and art, happy PPF, Valerie
Granny Annie said…
A good marriage is not easy but it is well worth the effort. I miss my Ron very much and while we were opposites we were undoubtedly kindred spirits. Love your artistic work and your thought processes:-)

I love the love you have.
Faye said…
Gorgeous artwork, Arnoldo, with a great scripture on it. Sounds like you have a great marriage. Mine lasted 56 years before my dh passed away, and I think part of the success was that he let me be me, even though I'm sure I was a puzzle to him many times.
Anonymous said…
beautiful calligraphy
Terri Morse said…
Arnoldo, I am always so happy to meet a fellow Christian artist. My husband and I are opposites in many ways but we also share the same faith in God and a commitment to living as Jesus would have us live. I paint a lot of still life, but when I work in my art journal, it is usually inspired by scripture. I love the verse you have shared with your artwork. It is very comforting to know that God has the power to help us get right with Him. Have a lovely weekend! -Terri
Terri Morse said…
Arnoldo, I am always so happy to meet a fellow Christian artist. My husband and I are opposites in many ways but we also share the same faith in God and a commitment to living as Jesus would have us live. I paint a lot of still life, but when I work in my art journal, it is usually inspired by scripture. I love the verse you have shared with your artwork. It is very comforting to know that God has the power to help us get right with Him.
Have a lovely weekend! -Terri
Gillena Cox said…
Enjoyed your at, inspiration, and relationship bliss

Happy PPF

much love...
Kirsty Vittetoe said…
That's a cutie, thanks for sharing with us at Our Beautiful World!
Alicia C said…
this is a very inspiring blog post (I may make a similar list!) and the mandala is so lovely!
Fran said…
Great post. I think my husband and I are very much like that too, especially the one about clothes and dressing...LOL
Giggles said…
I loved this sweet post!! I enjoyed the differences...with great values! A great way to enhance each other! Such a lovely family including the adorable Rossy! Wonderful artwork too!

Hugs Giggles
DVArtist said…
I can always see the love you have for your family. Here I see the respect. Your art is inspiring this week. Beautiful depth and color.
Christine said…
This is a lovely post, I think you have just outlined the secret to a happy marriage! Beautiful mandala too.
Unknown said…
Another beautiful mandala. I have a feeling that someday your kids will treasure those scrapbooks as their true inheritance.
Emma Williams said…
This is such a beautiful work of art and you can see the love shining through...just stunning! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)
Su-sieee! Mac said…
Having oppositeness (such a word?) makes for stronger kindredness (such another word?), I think. :-)
Jennifer Rose said…
being kindred spirits in those ways is pretty important, especially when there are other people that can be effected if the couple isn't thinking/believing the same so def a good thing religion matches up with you and the same with parenting styles. not an issue for hubby and me, neither of us is religious or want kids and that works too
stefanie stark said…
As always I love it to read your thoughts and I admire your adorable mandala and hand lettering as well as the vivid scrapbook!
Neesie said…
Beautiful mandala, photos and words Arnoldo,
It sounds like you have the perfect match for both of you. I would say that my hubby and I are opposites, but after being married for 37 years and producing a beautiful daughter and son it obviously works for us!
Rossy looks adorable too by the way.
Blessings to you and yours
Christine said…
Your pages are an artistic wonder, but it is your heart that makes them a treasure. Thanks for sharing your art and your thoughts! So glad you were blessed with time to craft and that you chose to share at Word Art Wednesday.
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Jo Ann said…
This is beautiful Arnoldo and love what you shared too. We are so blessed of your joining our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday and hope you'll join us again in the new Challenge that started today. Leaving you with the encouragement from God's Word in 2 Timothy 2:10 which says, "For this reason I endure all things for the sake of those who are chosen, so that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus and with it eternal glory." Have a wonderful week.

Beautiful post and art. Isn't it lovely to have someone as such in your life? :)