You may remember that back in April I asked you which temple is 'your' temple. I got lots of great responses! I started illustrating them back then. (I'm working on a handful of other projects at the same time.) Many answers were temples in Utah, so I started with those and have just now finished illustrating all the Utah Temples - except the newly announced Cedar City temple. If you left your name and email address in the comments, I have emailed you 'your' temple. For those of you who mentioned temples outside of Utah, be patient. I will keep working at it. You will get an illustration of your temple too! I made these Utah temples into a set for my Etsy shop. If you are interested in buying it, you can use the coupon code JUN2016 to get 20% off your purchase till the end of this month. Can you name all 16 temples in Utah?
Sometimes I'm not as smart and thoughtful as I wish I were. Something I overlooked when putting together the Armor of God set in my Easy shop is that not all people want to play paper dolls with it. Many people want these kids already dressed up in their Armor. The files are already uploaded to Etsy. I am lazy. I'd rather spend my time drawing. So, instead of trying to fix all that, I'm just putting this file here. Anyone can download it, and I can get back to my drawing spot on the couch. win-win. right?
I am really excited! Tomorrow I get to help my aunt do some drawing at the Bountiful City "MAGIC ON THE SIDEWALK" chalk art festival. I've never done chalk art outside of my own driveway. I think it will be super fun. If you're in the area, come check things out. They even have a 'public' area for kids to do chalk drawing if they want. Sounds to me like an awful lot of fun! See you there!
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. :)
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. :)
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.