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candy colored podcast episode #143 - universal laws of giving & respecting choice (part i)

candy colored podcast episode #143 - universal laws of giving & respecting choice (part i)

"jardin d'hiver" and "hold heart" 12x12" oil on wood (1" gold sides)

*** "hold heart" will be showing at jrk gallery in provo, utah march 5th to the 26th as part of their "all shapes & sizes" show. contact savannah to purchase or click to sign up & attend the show opening. this painting is named after the song by emiliana torrini.

this is the first part of a series on giving, taking, agency...also, the similarities and differences between socialism & the united order based on a talk by marion g. romney. questions to consider: do we know of any societies free of greed & selfishness? Also, those with prevailing peace, plenty/abundance & freedom to all of its citizens? are any left unwanting? does this society promote industry, thrift, innovation & self respect?

candy colored studio podcast episode #141 - sisters it's our turn!

candy colored studio podcast episode #141 - sisters it's our turn!
this past year we’ve faced so many things collectively. we’ve had to reevaluate our goals in life...we’ve even had to make changes. i’ve been humbled by those around me, listening to their hearts and responding to callings & passions. some of these are personal calls to attend to their health...to make themselves a priority for the first time in a long while. others are inviting us to do small and simple things to make our communities a better place. still others are bravely asking the hard questions. whatever the call, may you find the courage to hear your heart and act, for truly, ladies and sisters, it is our turn!

candy colored studio podcast episode #138 - finding peace & comfort while grieving all the things

candy colored studio podcast episode #138 - finding peace & comfort while grieving all the things
today, i mourn with you dear friend...your personal losses in 2020 that seem to be rolling over into 2021...the losses of your family and loved ones. truly, we all grieve in different ways, and each personal loss can even require a different path to healing. may you find comfort, and the strength to follow your heart...whether it’s to stay quiet, to move slowly, or to face the challenges straight on. may you find the best ways to grieve and move forward, that will ultimately bring you the most peace and comfort along your way.

11th international art competition: "meditations on belief" at the church history museum (temple square)

11th international art competition: "meditations on belief" at the church history museum (temple square)

 

Every 3 years, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints invites artists to submit artwork for a competition. It's a beautiful show and it was a treat to go with my parents, brother, and our lil' family to visit the exhibit and see my painting that was juried into the show. "Welcome Children to the Garden" is 30x30" oil on wood, and has a beautiful custom frame created by craftsman and artist Dave Brown (Springville & Orem...let me know if you'd like his number). The exhibit is open and free to the public until October 7th.

After his father Lehi’s vision of the Tree of Life, Nephi felt a great desire to better understand the symbolism for himself. The angel showed Nephi the Virgin Mother Mary, “the mother of the Son of God”, and his understanding of the Tree of Life and it’s representation became clear. Throughout time, his musings & yearnings have inspired many to search and receive personal revelation.

As I ponder the culmination of the Garden of Eden...before Adam and Eve were placed there to learn, grow, and tend to it’s creations...I wonder what may have occurred in that sacred space. Before each of our sacred temples are dedicated, Open Houses welcome all to visit within. There they receive a glimpse into our Heavenly Parents’ plan for us, our potential, and the great love they have for each of their children. Cultural Celebrations are organized over months of planning, testimonies are planted & cultivated, and a night of festivities & worship culminates the event.  

Similarly, I imagine the possibility of the animals joining our Parents in welcoming each of their children to the Garden. I can see our Mother with Her arms outstretched like the many golden branches of the tree. There, might we have partaken and witnessed the great love of God: our parents & our Savior Jesus Christ, as we celebrated, sang hosannas, made covenants, and wished our earthly parents, Adam and Eve, all of our confidence, gratitude, and love. What a joyous and epic beginning to this great early journey we may have enjoyed.

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