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?


Friday, April 24, 2015

Moms & Muffins

I just made this invitation for our Activity Days Mother Daughter activity coming up. If you would like a BLANK version,

Thursday, March 19, 2015

I Belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Flip Chart


Here it is! Nine different pages that print out separately on a regular 8.5 x11 sheet of paper.
Flip Chart for the song
"I Belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints"
Thank you for all your input.  I hope it will work well.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Singing Time Spin Wheel

 I just added a new kit to my etsy shop.  It's a spin wheel with ways to sing: fast, slow, loud, soft, etc. For the things that have a musical term those are included as well.  If you are not the type to want to put a spin wheel together (I can never get them to spin smoothly!) They also come in cards that you can print on a regular 8.5x11 and cut out.  They are long and skinny so you can stick them in a cup for kids to choose from.

This project is straight from the requests of all the choristers who left comments when I asked what they needed.  I hope it fits the bill. :)

If you'd like to ENTER A DRAWING to WIN THIS KIT, leave a comment with your email address.  I will choose a winner next Saturday March 21.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Reverence Poster

 Ready to Print Version

 Fill-In-Your-Own-Language Version

Fill-In-Your-Own-Language-And-Color Version

I Love the great diversity in the church.  It is so exciting to me when my artwork can bless people in places I may never have an opportunity to even visit.  My favorite comment ever received here on this blog was a little message from Guatamala telling me that the Sister Missionaries there were using my art to set up a new primary full of kids who had never had the experience before. (!)  I feel so blessed to have a very small part in that.  

The problem with trying to create something for a world wide church is that it's difficult to account for every beautiful difference and situation in my art.  Let's face it, I have lived my entire life in Utah.  There is not a whole lot of diversity here.  I even served my mission in New York.  So I don't know any other languages either.  I sincerely want my artwork to work for all of our heavenly father's children, but I'm limited in my ability to do that. That's why I've made a few different versions of this poster.  One that is ready to print if you want it that way, One that you can write your own language on, and one that you can color if you'd like.   Hopefully one of these versions will be useful to you in whatever way you need it.

This poster was created as 11x14 which is a standard print size at Costco, Sam's Club, etc. (I think it costs around $3)  But you can always adjust the size bigger or smaller.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

MORE "Follow The Prophet" clip art!

"Follow the Prophet"  Book of Mormon Prophets
available in my Etsy shop

I had so many requests for Joseph Smith and Nephi that I decided I'd better do some more drawings.  I didn't know there were extra verses, but I did a little google search and found The Lost Hymns Project.  I wanted to do another kit as big as the first one, but I know there are a lot of Choristers needing Joseph Smith for tomorrow.  I put what I've got into a little mini-kit.  I will probably still do some more Book of Mormon prophets, and some modern prophets too, but it will take a while.  In the meantime, I hope you'll enjoy this new kit.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Jacob (Israel)

Jacob (Israel) 

When I tried to put all the files for the "Follow The Prophet" clip art set onto Etsy, the files were too big.  I had to cut something out, and Jacob ended up being it.  I don't want anyone to miss out on him (if they want him)  so, I'm posting him here for all to download and enjoy.  He is a proud papa of those twelve sons! If you purchased the kit, I'm sorry for this inconvenience.