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I am a self taught artist who for lack of a better term considers myself to be a nob classical folk artist. I love to dabble in all mediums and all types of subject matter. I especially love to add a little whimsy to many of my creations. I hope you enjoy my blog Inspire Arts as well as the companion site VioLil Arts named after two of my grand children.


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Halcyon Art

When I went to church earlier today, I picked up this phrase, “ang sakit ng kalingkingan, ay dama ng buong katawan”, (the smallest pain is felt by your whole body). Any point in time in our lives we always feel even the slightest pinch of ache in our hearts and minds. If you think about it, it never really does go away. At any minute of any particular day, there is always something that bothers us. This phrase to me is somehow clever in a way that is understandable by the majority, but a few of us actually admit it.

When someone asks us how are we feeling, our reflexes tend to say we’re fine, even though we’re actually not. It’s like we are programmed to be constantly okay even though it’s perfectly normal for people like us to feel otherwise. This phrase reminds us that we can’t always…

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#464 Abstract Blue Flower

The forth in a series of abstract flower paintings was, like the rest, rendered on an 8×10 flat canvas panel. The backgrounds for these paintings was done with a scraping technique. I like the way the randomness of what is left after you add then scrape away layers of paint. It is like what God does in our life. He adds different layers to our life then scrapes away the parts which hinder our growth in the Christian life. Then what is left is a work of art.

Ordinary Objects That Look Like Fire

Love this artist taking the ordinary and making it into art.



Marisa D. Aceves. Pineapple Composition: Fire. Digital Photography. 2016.

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This is the week of Christmas Eve and the fourth week of our Christmas Countdown! Here’s a favorite object my sister gave me a couple of years ago because she thought it might make a great picture!

What does this object remind you of?

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#463 Abstract White Flower

The third in my series of acrylic abstract flowers on an 8×10 flat panel canvas. This one is probably my favorite so far. I love the way the white flowers pops on the grey and orange background. The flower reminds me of something Jesus once said and I paraphrase, You don’t put a light under a basket where the light is hidden, no you put it out on a table for everyone to see. In the same manner do not hide your faith, put it out there for everyone to see as their guiding light.

#462 Abstract Orange Flower

The second in my series of abstract flowers. It is created using acrylic paints on a 8 x 10 flat panel canvas. Over the course of my art life I find myself doing more and more abstracts. I like working outside the rendering of the real. Don’t get me wrong I still like creating life like portrayals but working outside of the box gives you certain freedoms. The Christian life can appear to be an abstract painting at first it seems like a jumble of a new ideas and way of life but after you read your Bible and with the help of the Holy Spirit everything gets clearer.

#461 Abstract Red Flower

I recently started dabbling once again in acrylic paints. I decided to try my hand at doing a series of abstract flowers. The red flower done on an 8×10 flat panel canvas. The type you buy at your local art supply store in packs of six. I like the flat panels because they fit in a frame much better than a normal canvas.

#460 Some Purple Flowers

I created this piece using a yellow piece of 9×12 card stock using soft pastels and pen highlights. I started this piece over a year ago and hen sat it aside. I came back to it and added the flowers and leaves. I guess persistence pays off especially in the art world. God calls us to remember that life is not a sprint. No, live is a marathon which requires us to endure the long run ahead of us. The key as Paul points out is to run the race set before us with joy. This requires us to be persistent and not turn from God.