Monday, December 29, 2008

Thank You David Bowman...

I wanted to share these beautiful pictures and what the artist has to say about each one. I called David and got his permission to share these on my blog :) I want to thank you again personally David for sharing these beautiful pictures with us! May the Lord bless you and your sweet family! Looking at these pictures helps me to stay calm :)

David Bowman: has had a passion for art ever since he could pick up a pencil. He loves creating images of the Savior that inspire and uplift. Along with his Christian fine art, David has also written and illustrated a series of scripture storybooks for children titled "Who's Your Hero". Check out his website to see more of his precious art.

The Savior tells us we need to become as little children to inherit the kingdom of God. I've often wondered what it is about little children Jesus loves most, and I think its their innocence. They are clean slates, seeing the world and others through untarnished eyes. Their hearts are pure, without the baggage of cynicism and self-doubt. In this piece, I've tried to imagine how a child would act upon meeting the Master for the first time. Without reservation or inhibition, I think he would simply want to play with Him. He would be at complete ease, allowing his pure little heart to soak in the love and laughter of His pure, infinite heart. Its no wonder Christ delights in these little ones and sets them up to be our examples.

One of the greatest human needs is a sense of security. In all aspects of life, we naturally gravitate towards anything that makes us feel safe. In this piece, I wanted to convey a sense of complete peace and calm like only the Savior can provide. It's a security that allows us to rest assured, without fear or worry, when we put ourselves trustingly in His arms. Little children have that inherent kind of trust in their parents, so it's fitting that the man and girl who modeled for "Security" are actually father and daughter. They generated
the exact feel I was looking for.

"My Child"
This piece conveys an intimate, up-close-and-personal feeling of the Savior's love. Notice how all the lines draw your attention and point towards Jesus' face in the center. I chose the name "My Child" because the only thing that could compare (even remotely) to Christ's compassion for us is the love of a parent for his/her child. This image is also intended to put things in perspective. Above all, we are God's children first. He allows us the privelege of experiencing parenthood for ourselves and we are entrusted to be the mothers and fathers of His children here on earth.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas 2008 Snow...

Merry Christmas!!! We are snowed in today!
Here's what the boys are doing today for fun :)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas...

Dear Family and Friends, myspace graphic comments

Friday, December 19, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Santa's Take On Joy...

I remember when our boys were younger
Santa telling them about his JOY pin he
was wearing on his hat. He said....
The J is for Jesus
The O is for Others
The Y is for Yourself

He told them to find true JOY in your life...
You should think of Jesus, Others and of
Yourself to truly find Joy and happiness!
I have always remembered this and l♥ve it :)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

With All My L♥ve...

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to
you without leaving happier. ~Mother Teresa~

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be
seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
~Helen Keller~

I l♥ve this time of year!! I want you to all know how much
I l♥ve you! Here is a Hug with L♥ts of L♥ve from me to you :)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

He is the Reason For the Season

I l♥ve this time of year! May we all focus on the Savior
not only this time of year but always is my humble prayer!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Thank You Angela...

I got a wonderful surprise today! My dear friend Angela from Scotland sent me these BEAUTIFUL Christmas flowers! Thank you so-ooo very much Angela! They brighten up my home! I l♥ve them and I l♥ve you! ♥ Hugs ♥

Thursday, December 4, 2008