Day 14 #FLPINKTOBER19 ~ Shelter‼️ Since turtles have their shells as shelter I instantly wanted to draw Squirtle since its my fav Pokemon 🐢💦💖 And tbh my bed is my shelter rn bc my throat hurts and my body is aching sooooo yay 🙃
Another Art Show Opening!
"Oh How Lovely Was the Morning"
I guess I've just thrown myself into this world. When I was making my piece for Certain Women, I wasn't sure if I wanted to make the First Vision as a vertical piece or landscape, so I made both. :) I found that I loved them both for different reasons. My friend told me of another art show I could submit the second one to- the 34th Annual Spiritual & Religious Art of Utah Exhibition at the Springville Art Museum. It fit within their parameters and was chosen by their panel of judges! How exciting! That show's opening is this Wednesday, Oct 16th, 6-8pm at the Springville Art Museum. I'm really looking forward to it and seeing some of my new friends I've made from the other show.
My purpose for making these pieces is to express an important lesson in my life this year. The importance and blessings of connecting to heaven each day to gain peace and perspective amidst great trials. My life and relationship with my Father in Heaven is deeper because of the messages of love, guidance, and peace He has given me this year as I ached in a deeper way than I ever have and turned to him. As I sketched out ideas all year long trying to create a piece that expressed this, my mind kept returning to that sacred experience in a grove in upstate New York 200 years ago this Spring. Where a young man found that when he lacked wisdom, he could ask God and receive personal revelation, just like I have this year as I have turned to the same God.
My hope for this piece is to communicate that message, stir the heart, and bring remembrance of times individuals have felt that connection too and hope to all who seek it. It is my testimony, my heart, and my desire to break out of the comforts of quiet living and share this with others. Seek and ye shall find. .