Monday, August 31, 2009

*Hello & Welcome*

Welcome to my whimsical world of art! Here you will find all the updates of my artistic journey and a gallery of my artwork. I will also update when I have both original art work and prints available both on etsy and ebay. I am currently getting everything set up, so please keep checking back in! Thank you for visiting and God bless!

About my Artistic Journey

I'm so excited to finally get started on a dream that I've had for many years but not the courage to dare try! I have been in love with art since I was able to hold a crayon...but my love for painting with acrylics didn't begin until I took a painting class by chance in my 1st year of college!

My love for painting would however be stalled for a while to a little thing we call life! After enduring some of my own accomplishments, hardships, heartaches and failures I was blessed with my wonderful husband. Along with the Lord, he has been by my side as I've gone through even more hardships, heart aches & failures gently urging me to be brave every day. Amazingly enough, my husband's name happens to be when I say that I love Art, I mean that in every way!

In my journey of getting through those times, I began to draw again and even wrote and illustrated a children's story, "The Rose In Floralsopar". It was the beginning of my own personal journey of healing and renewing my self-esteem. I know now that I was led down this path by my Lord Jesus Christ in order to come to this place of joy, inspiration and enthusiasm to reawaken my passion for painting & creating my inner expressions.

As I began to create more of my original artwork, my desire to pursue the possibilities that my dreams could bring me began to unfold! This led to my decision just this past July that I was going to put all my creative energy into my art. I have faith that this is the right direction in my journey of life.

Being a very spiritual Catholic-Christian, I also feel deeply that I was created to be using my art to inspire and express my faith and God's love for us. This was confirmed to me as I had received many messages through others, my dreams as well as this ever increasing passion to create art. When I came upon a letter online from beloved Pope John Paul II addressed to all the artists of the world, that was the final confirmation for me... he said that we were called to be a "Guardian of Beauty in the world"...being the Spiritual Warrior that I am, I decided to take that literally!

I know that this is part of my mission in life...what I was created to do. I really feel that it is definately my time to pursue this dream of mine...God adds wings to our dreams and it's my time to fly!

Cre8tvlyYrs in Christ, Gina Marie Arzaga