Friday, October 23, 2015

Charity - Visiting Teaching October 2015

I made a handout for my visiting Teaching sisters this month.  The message is about charity and has a great quote from President Monson on it. It talks about charity as looking at others and loving them beyond any outside appearances, faults, or weaknesses.  I'd never thought of it that way.  It covers so much.  Sometimes it's hard for us to look past choices others have made.  Sometimes it's hard to look past a disability, or physical stature whether big or small.   Anyway, I hope you like the drawings I put together for it.  Some of them are older illustrations, but one of them is a new one that I did just for this.  You can download the ready-to-print handout, or the illustration below. 

 Charity Handout


Monday, September 21, 2015

Lehi's Dream


My sweet neighbor asked me to make some graphics for a Relief Society Lesson she gave on Lehi's Dream, and this is what I came up with.  I thought the Tree of Life should be full of life, so it's got some birds in it and a little squirrel.  It symbolizes the love of God, so the fruit is shaped a little like hearts, and there is a heart carved on it that says "Heavenly Father loves you"   I tried to make the Great and Spacious building look beautiful and inviting because Satan always makes sin look tempting.  I hope you'll be able to get some good use out of this! Enjoy!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Unto The Least Of These.....

This is a little illustration I did for my Visiting Teaching this month.  The lesson is all about the Savior giving service.  It tells the scripture story of Jesus washing the disciples feet.  I thought about modern day opportunities to serve, and came up with this.  I didn't get it finished in time to actually take to my sweet Visiting Teaching ladies, but maybe you can use it for yours. 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Putting on the Armor of God.

Another new something for the Etsy shop.  Hope you like it! 

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Not Your Average Plan.....

I love having my kids home for the summer, but it's so hard to get anything accomplished! 

It's been several months since I put something new in my Etsy shop.  I am pleased to announce that  I have finally done it.  I've just completed a set of illustrations for the Plan of Salvation.  It isn't your average set up of circles and lines.  There is a full 5x7 illustration for each part of the plan. (jpeg files) You can cut them out separately so you can lay them out on the floor to teach, or you could bind them into a book to show as more of a story.  It's been a true labor of love.  Click Here if you'd like to see all the illustrations, and perhaps purchase a set. :) 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Summer time activity days...

This is actually an Activity Days girl.  If you look closely you can see her Faith In God book tucked into her beach bag.  I just now noticed a funny mistake in this drawing.  Can you find it? 


These two girls are obviously excited to attend activity days in the summer.
who wouldn't be? 

Monday, May 25, 2015

Let's be friends....

Sometimes I like to do more realistic art.  This is a self portrait of sorts that I did using colored pencils.

The weirdest thing happened to me the other day.  I had let a friend use my art and quote me for a booth at the BYU women's conference.  Afterwards she sent me an email and told me that several women who stopped by the booth mentioned that they were familiar with my artwork. (that made me smile)  and referring to the quotes displayed they said they were glad to know that I am a real person.
A real person?  It never occurred to me that I would appear as anything different.  I always assume that people who look on my blog are only interested in getting free art to use.  Which is think is the main thing still.  But I wonder if I need to let you get to know me a little better.

Here are a few things about myself.  I'll read the comments to know if this is something you care to have me do more of in the future or not. 

First of all, my biggest secret:  My house is always messy.  I have never been good at being tidy.  While I really like a clean house, my gumption to do anything about it comes in spurts. My family is SO good at tearing everything apart so quickly that sometimes I just give up and let the house go. It's not a hoarder house by any means, but it's no model home either.  When it makes me crazy, I do a big clean and the whole cycle starts all over again.

When my visiting teachers come, (if things are in the messy part of the cycle) I only clean the places that are in eye-shot of where they sit on the couch. :)

I also hate to cook.  Or at least I've developed a complex about it.  My husband has diabetes, and my daughter who has cerebral palsy will only eat a handful of specific foods.  Nutrition just doesn't seem to make any sense in my head.  So I really struggle to come up with meals that everyone will eat.  I usually end up making several meals each meal just to feed my family.  I hate it.  If I don't have to worry about restrictions, I'm actually a good cook and don't mind doing it. 

So.....what are your deep dark secrets?