Saturday, January 2, 2021

New Kits!

 HAPPY NEW YEAR!

2020 has been rough on all of us, but hopefully the new year will bring better things for us all.  2021 will be bringing lots of changes for me - we have decided to move to Rexburg, Idaho.  We will be moving into a house with an in-law apartment that my in-laws will be living in.  It's a big adventure that had never crossed my mind until the opportunity came up. It quickly became clear to us that this is what we are supposed to do.  There is a lot to get done, including moving my husband's business.  With a lot of things up in the air, I don't know exactly when we'll move yet, but it probably won't be till around November or December.  That should be plenty of time to take care of it all.  If any of you have any information for me about Rexburg, or tips for surviving the winters, I would love to hear it!

I have also been working on building an actual website for myself.  This is just a hobby for me, so time and technology have passed me by here with this old blog.  I think I'm the last person to still be using a one!  I'm really excited about how things are coming along with the new site.  I will be able to categorize all my illustrations and hopefully make it easier for you to find freebies for the things you need.  I'll have a shop and a few other things to update my presence here on the web too.

Another new thing is that I've been doing some collaborations with Chrissy from Ministering Printables.  She is a fabulous graphic designer.  Her computer skills run circles around mine and she makes my art work look so much better!  With the illustrations I've recently done for the restoration (Smith family, first vision, witnesses) She has made tons of fun games and activities.  You can check them out in my Etsy shop. Because the kits also belong to someone else, I don't feel right about giving them away for free.  So, there will be no give-away this time.  However, I will give you 20% everything in my shop for the next month!  Just use the coupon code COVIDCRAZY  at check out.  Take a look at what Chrissy has done!


BINGO GAME


Coloring pages, puzzles, mazes, games, word searches, I spy and MORE!



Memory Game 


Fun fact cards for your scriptures



Scripture stickers! Aren't they the cutest? 




CLICK HERE TO VISIT MY ETSY SHOP.

If you like what Chrissy has done here, you will LOVE the second of our two collaborations.  I won't spoil it entirely, but I will tell you that it will be a GREAT tool in teaching about the restoration of the gospel. (I used it on my mission) and it will be coming out soon - so keep a look out for it.  Thanks everyone for supporting me! 

Monday, October 19, 2020

Two new Church History kits! Give-away!




 

I have two new sets in my Etsy shop!  The First Vision, and the Witnesses of the Book of Mormon are ready to go for next year's church history lessons in Come Follow Me.   

You may be surprised to notice a woman among the Witnesses of the Book of Mormon.  If you are not familiar with the story of Mary Whitmer, click here for a brief explanation.

Of course, I am doing a give-away.  To enter the drawing to receive a free copy of these two sets, just leave your name and email address in a comment.  I will choose three winners next Saturday Oct 24.  I hope you enjoy them! 

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Just a little Update...

 Hello!  I am happy to announce the winners of the drawing for a free download of the Joseph Smith Sr. Family clip art set.  They are:


CONNIE

TAMBRA

& AMBER!


For those of you who won, check your email.  I have already sent you the files.  For those of you who didn't win this time around, stay tuned.  I've done the drawings for 2 1/2 more new sets.  Once I get them scanned into the computer and all put together, I'll have a giveaway for them as well.  There is a first vision set, and set with all the witnesses of the Book of Mormon - including one you may not know about.  The third one that I am still in the process of drawing is one I've had on my to-do list for several years.  It is a diagram of the organization of the church. 

Thanks for all your comments and participation.  It is a big encouragement for me.  I don't know about you, but getting the kids back to school has not been easy for me.  My brain is not in the game yet!  It will be nice when things go back to normal right? 

Thursday, August 20, 2020

A new clip art set!

I realized that the new curriculum for next year's Come Follow Me has been posted, so I started drawing things for next year.  I'm having a lot of fun because I served my mission in Palmyra at the church historical sites.  The prophet Joseph and all the things that happened there in the cradle of the restoration are dear to my heart.  I just finished this set of Joseph's family. His parents, and brothers and sisters.  I drew them at the ages they would have been in 1820 when Joseph had the first vision. Technically, baby Lucy wasn't born until 1821, but I felt bad not to include her.  It also has three different versions of Joseph Jr.  One at age 14 (first vision) age 17 (When Moroni visited) age 21 (when he actually got the plates from the Hill Cumorah)   I will be giving away a free set of this kit.  Just leave your name and email in a comment to enter the drawing.  I will choose a random winner on Saturday August 29.  That gives you a little over a week to enter.  

I'm also offering this image for free download.  It is my version of 17 year old Joseph.


Stay tuned.  I'm currently working on a First Vision set.  Then, I've got 2-3 more ideas waiting in the wings.  Thanks for all your encouragement and support. 

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

It's Okay To Disagree.


I feel like one of the greatest problems in the world today is that people don't know how to disagree.  Instead, they seem to think that if someone has a different opinion, a different belief, or thought process, it means that person is bad or stupid and that we must become enemies with those who are different.  When did we forget that it's okay to disagree?  When did we become afraid of listening to each other?  And how do we find our way to treating differences with respect and love?  I wish I had the answers.  

Monday, July 20, 2020

Public Service Announcement



Just a little public service announcement.  If you'd like to share it on social media, you can find it on Facebook under Susan Meeks Fitch, or on Instagram under @sufitch. This is not available for download at this time. Watch for more to come. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

New Scripture Characters.



I need your opinion. I get requests all the time for more and different scripture characters.  I first started doing characters for Follow The Prophet.  You may be familiar with the sets I did.  The character or prophet is a little smaller and has a 4x6 inch background scene to go with them to represent their story.  More recently, I started doing "Book of Mormon Buddies" sets that just have the characters.  I'm a total people pleaser. I wanted to please all those people who were asking for more characters.  I thought I could get more characters out more quickly if I didn't try to do backgrounds with them, but the new sets don't seem to be as popular as the old ones.  I'm not sure if that's because the old ones have just been around longer or if they are really liked better.  As I move forward in trying to do more scripture characters would you all prefer the original set up with smaller characters and a small background, or do you want a little bit bigger characters and more of them?  Or does it even matter to you at all?  

Another question:  There's no way my drawing speed can keep up with the Come Follow Me Lessons.  There are a lot of characters that I have missed this year so far.  I'm trying to decide if I should try to keep drawing the characters in order and slowly fill in the characters I've missed, or if I should choose a spot a little ahead of where we are now and start going from there so you'll have some new characters for your lessons in a month or so.  Do you have any preference about that? Are there specific characters you think need to be done immediately?  

Thanks for any input you can give!