Sunday, April 17, 2016

Which temple is "Your" temple?



One of my favorite things about this little blog of mine is all the people I get to 'meet'.  From people just down the street to people on the other side of the world.  I've been wanting to do something to honor all of you.  I've been working on drawing the temples for the places where I've 'met' people.  The problem is that I'm a very forgetful person, and I've never kept any kind of list.  So - If you would like me to draw "your" temple, please leave a comment.  I haven't decided yet whether or not to put these images on my blog or to make them a kit for my Etsy shop.  Either way, if you leave your name and email address with your comment I will send you a picture of your temple when I finish drawing it. These are the only two I've done so far. :)

Monday, March 21, 2016

Heavenly Father Loves Us All....


Do you know how you just can't control what comes out of your children's mouths?  Well, this illustration was inspired by exactly that type of situation.  My youngest daughter is 6 years old and has quite a personality.  Recently, she discovered that she can share her testimony in sacrament meeting.  Her brother took her up to the stand, so my husband and I were still in the congregation. (We always sit in the vary back because I can't get there on time to save my life!!!)  So our sweet little girl gets up to the pulpit and with all the sincerity in her heart says "Heavenly Father loves us all.....even if you're German."  what?!!!  We have no idea where that statement came from.  I didn't know she even knew what a german was!  All around us, the other families in the ward were shaking with laughter.  After our initial shock and embarrassment wore off, we got a good giggle about it too.  Of course, we spent the day assuring people that we love our German brothers and sisters.  People kept asking us "So, what's up with germans?" Anyway, my cute sweet daughter simply bore testimony that she knows her Heavenly Father loves every one.  It doesn't get much better than that.  I drew this little illustration with her in mind.  In fact, she is hiding in it!  Can you find her?



I don't know about you, but everywhere I turn, the world seems to be saturated with political propaganda.  It can get really old, really fast.  Especially when candidates try to tear each other down.  Still, I think it's so important for us to get out and vote.  I was shocked in the 2012 election to find that over 3 million registered voters just stayed home.  We live in trying times, but doing nothing will never help.  This is my personal public service announcement.  Follow your conscious.  Get out and vote for what you feel is right.

I'm going to post this on my facebook page.  You are welcome to do the same if you feel so inclined. :)

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Another new kit

I just finished another kit of Book of Mormon characters.  It's got Abinidi, Ammon, Helaman, Mormon and Moroni.  It is available in my Etsy shop and of course, I'm holding a drawing to giveaway a few free sets.  If you'd like to win, please leave your name and email address in the comments.

 UPDATE:   The winners of this drawing are  Alecia, Cassie, and Emily!  Congratulations!  I have already emailed your kits to you.  Thank you everyone for supporting me.  I'm so grateful for you.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Women in the Book of Mormon drawing WINNERS!

Happy Saturday everyone.  I have just drawn the winners for the Women in the Book of Mormon clip art set.  I am happy to announce:

Natalie
Erin Jenkins
& Emlyn Stutz

I have already emailed your free kit to you.  I hope you'll enjoy it and get good use out of it.  To the rest of you - thanks for playing along.  I hope you'll keep watching the blog and enjoying my art.  As always, if you'd like to purchase the kit from my Etsy shop, you can use the coupon code FEB2016 to get 20% off your order. 

Friday, February 12, 2016

Women in the Book of Mormon (Check out my new kit!)




I just got these cute drawings loaded up for sale in the Etsy shop.  What do you think?  I like the way they turned out.  It's been a good learning experience for me to draw these and think about who these people were, what they would wear, where they lived, what they ate, etc.   The scriptures have come alive for me in a different way than before.  Maybe everyone should have to illustrate scripture characters. :)  Needless to say, I have enjoyed this project.

As always, I will be giving away three free kits.  If you want one, enter your name and email address in the comments.  I will randomly draw three winners next Saturday Feb 20.  Thanks, and Good Luck!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Help?

As many of you know, I've been working on a new kit with Women in the Book of Mormon.  I've got Sariah, Abish & Lamoni's queen (together) and the mothers of the stripling warriors.  I'd like one more character at least, but there aren't any other specific women stories that I can think of.  (can you?)  There are MANY stories of women in general.  I think nearly every story in the book speaks of women in general.  But I'm not quite sure how to draw that.  I'm wondering if it would work to do a generic Nephite or Lamanite woman, or if I should do "The women baptized in the waters of Mormon" or "The women who listened to King Benjamin" or something like that.  What do you think?

Wednesday, December 30, 2015