Thursday, January 12, 2012

fancy S

This year from Christmas I didn't paint any pictures. This is a first! When we first got married I would start in October painting for Christmas. Life has changed. I have a tiny bit more money and now absolutely no time. That might be an exaggeration, but there is very little time. 

I included this "S" with a set of frames for our family's gift exchange. I also included a copy of the letter "C" done in the same style since that covered all the last names of the people who were there. It was a hit and kinda fun to have people say nice things about my work.

Oh the days of having hours and hours to do nothing but doodle working third shift at the hospital are long gone. Calm down, I wasn't neglecting patients. I just worked the front desk on a pediatric unit.

baptism gift

A gift I did for my friend's daughter who got baptized. I wasn't sure what direction to go in. I must be in a calligraphy mood lately. The quote is from a song that they sang at the service.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

A beautiful day

My beautiful niece

On December 31, 2011 sister-in-law and her husband were able to take their sweet baby to the temple and  be sealed for time and all eternity. 

I made this little piece of artwork for them to celebrate this day. I framed it in a cream frame. There were also two other frames that were 5x7 that matched so they can make a grouping on their wall of pictures from that day. And it I wouldn't be me if I didn't make a new bow for the occasion. The bow is made of the same flower on the artwork. Hey, she is almost 4 months old. The girl needed a fresh bow. 

If you are not familiar with the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints and our belief on families being together after this life- here is a wonderful explanation from  

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Family relationships can last forever—not just for this life.
Just as some of life’s sweetest joys can come through family associations, the loss of a beloved family member can be a source of our deepest sorrows.
Jesus Christ gave power to His disciples to seal families together forever when He said, “And it will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven” (Matthew 16:19).
Death does not need to be the end of our relationships with cherished loved ones. The Lord revealed to Joseph Smith that the “same sociality which exists among us here will exist among us there [in eternity], only it will be coupled with eternal glory” (Doctrine and Covenants 130:2).
Family members who accept the Atonement of Jesus Christ and follow His example can be together forever through sacred ordinances performed in God’s holy temples. These ordinances seal a husband and wife together for all eternity and children to their parents as an eternal family. (See: “The Family: A Proclamation to the World”)