School Year Postings

I will be going back to work next week, so it's going to start getting difficult for me to post regularly as a school administrator.  This will be even more difficult, since I also have to start my readings for my seminarian classes, which start during the first weekend in September.  I will continue to work on my artwork, since it's part of my being.  However, blogging takes time, so I'll need to cut back to posting only when I have the luxury of extra time.  I thank you for the visits, thoughtful comments, and the inspiration you provided me with through your  personal blog postings this summer.  It was fun!  Anyway, without further ado, here's some of my work:

Happy 16th, McCabe!
Tim Holtz Pipeline and Planks dies, Riveted Metal embossing folder, & Travel design tape;  Ranger Distress ink pads, alcohol inks, & acrylic paint dabbers; PearlEx powdered pigments; and more.
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Anything Goes

Kimberly's Engagement Card
Fiskars Tag Maker with built-in eyelet setter, AdvantEdge Punch System, & Celtic Knot cartridge; Higgins Black Magic chisel marker; Uniball Air pen; Prismacolor watercolor pencils;  Tim Holtz Ornamental die; buttons, scrap ribbon & more.
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes #344-345

James 1:19 Art Journal Sketch
Uniball Air & Signo pens; Marvy Calligraphy marker; and Prismacolor watercolor pencils;
What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #477

Icon of St. Paul
Work in progress
Paint Party Friday - Week 21 Year 8

Cormorant Nesting in Austin, Texas
Nikon D3300 Photograph
Inspire Me Monday #342

Thanks again for your visits and comments.  Until we meet again... hopefully soon.  Blessings!


Hi Arnoldo, I was thinking that you'd only just started your summer break and now you're off to work again. I especially love the Tim Holtz Pipeline card. The photograph of the Cormorant is interesting. We have them in the UK but they seem to have longer beaks so are obviously a different type. Thanks for the visit to mine, I shall be keeping my eye on what you're up to. Happy woyww, Angela xXx
Sharon Madson said…
Love the James journal sketch. I will miss your inspiring posts! But have a wonderful year! Thanks for stopping by earlier. #25
Caro said…
I love that quote from James - so important to remember. We are doing a Bible study on James at the moment at church. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week. Love Caro x (#20)
Lindart said…
You definitely should NOT give up your art, it can be your saving grace when things get stressful at work! You make such beautiful things as well, and we would all want to see them - how about just one little blog post on Wednesdays or Tuesday evenings? Have a great school year, and thanks for your visit, Lindart #32
Stacy Sheldon said…
Hi I love the layers of textures on the pipeline card :) ~Stacy #31
Gail said…
Very lovely Art Work here-- stopping by as a Guest Designer at WAW saying thank you for uploading your work in the challenge - above all else I wish you good health and that your prosper-- blessings.
Unknown said…
Good to see your work. Debbie
I am always inspired by your art, but I understand the time it takes to create a blog post. I LOVE that first card with the steampunk feel to it. Of course I love all your art, and each piece is fabulous, as is the photo you took. Thanks for the earlier visit. Happy WOYWW from # 1. Have a wonderful semester at school.
Sarah Brennan said…
Hi Arnoldo and thanks for visiting already. Hope you can still find time to create your fantastic art once work and courses start again. Love the Celtic background on the engagement card and I'd love to see the finished icon if you do have time to share. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #13
Marit said…
Oooh, time does fly isn't it? I love today's post with all the artsy-ness - the first card/tag is just fabulous! Have a great week. Warm (tropical!) hug from the Netherlands, Marit #21
Cheetarah said…
fantastic art! love the mixed media card on top the most! Happy rest of the week! xo Cheetarah #28
Dorlene Durham said…
It's been wonderful to see you blog again. Summer flew by but I think we say that every year. LOL Have a great year. Dorlene #34
glitterandglue said…
Hi Arnoldo. I wish you God's richest blessings in your new post. Love the text - I'm sure you will constantly be reminded of it as you work within admin and find frustrations! The cormorant photo is lovely - you were in the right place at the right time there!!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #5
How the Summer seems to come and go so quickly, fabulous cards and sketch I look forward to catching snippets when life gives you a spare creative moment for yourself. Thanks for sharing WOYWW and also Happy PPF.
Have a fabulous weekend. Creative wishes Tracey#6 & #11
Valerie-Jael said…
Beautiful art, I especially love the masculine card, just great! Good luck with your work when school begins! Happy PPF, Valerie
sirkkis said…
You have so many skills and talent, Arnoldo. I just wonder that your art level is large like this post shows it.
Thanks for your visits on my site and kind comments.
Wishing your upcoming tasks are interesting and enjoyable📓📃🌸
JFM said…
Your art is always so wonderful and beautiful.
Gorgeous photo!
Happy PPF from Jan
Linda Kunsman said…
Dear Arnoldo I will surely miss your beautiful art projects and posts but I completely understand. I've noticed many bloggers that have stopped are regular on Instagram now so I am enjoying that very much- no thought goes into any long postings:) Perhaps you might look into that as a way to stay in touch? Either way I am happy for you to continue doing all that you love and sharing it with everyone. All the best to you and your family. Blessings, and happy PPF!
Christine said…
Beautiful work this week Arnoldo!
SLScheibe said…
Beautiful collage cards and journal work. I really like the icon drawing as well. It's lovely! Such a wonderful mix of mediums here :)
Annie Claxton said…
HI Arnoldo, as long as you keep making your beautiful art, that's the main thing - if you find time to share it with us when you can, that's a bonus :o) Have a great week. Annie C #10
DVArtist said…
It seems that time is elusive this summer. Already going back to work. I hope you do have a bit of time for a blog or two. I will miss your art, your lovely words and your inspiration. Blessings my friend.
Beautiful cards, pages and photography! We'll miss you and your inspiring art Arnoldo - hopefully, you'll still find some time once in a while to share! Good luck for the new school year and thanks for all your visits! zsuzsa #12
Irene Rafael said…
Hello Arnoldo, I always love reading your postings and seeing your creations but do understand that your time is limited and that you are going in a new direction. Best to you and your family.
~~ Irene
Sandy said…
I always love popping in to see what you have made this week. Love the pipeline card that looks awesome. Great details. The tag one is very sweet. Fabulous drawings. Good luck heading back to work.
Happy PPF
Vicki-Ann :)
Your projects are amazing! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! /Karin
Beth Niquette said…
These are wonderful! Especially that first one--I loved it the best.
Nordljus said…
Beautiful art work! So versatile, and I love the combinations of different elements. I hope you'll still find plenty of time for making art.
Unknown said…
Your thoughts and artwork are always inspiring and hopeful to me! I would love to see ALL of your artwork on the blog! So excited that I found your blog!