Sunday, November 30, 2014

Fire In the Sky

Sacrament Meeting Art #50:  November 30, 2014.
Kurtis and I were sitting with our friend during Sunday School today.  While she was looking through the pictures on my phone, I turned to Kurtis and asked, "What should I draw in Sacrament Meeting today?"  He thought about it for a few seconds and then his eyes grew wide as the idea connected from is mind to his voice.  He said, "Dragons."
So I drew him a dragon.
I shall call this "Fire In the Sky"  No, I won't.  That's lame.  Is it lame?  What do you think I should call it?

Also, can you believe I'm already at number 50 in this series!?  Thanks to my awesome kids to helping me get there before the end of the year.  They're awesome!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

In Which Nature Is Super Amazing

I forgot to post these on Sunday, so we'll just pretend it is Sunday.  ;)
Last week, Kurtis and I were sick, so we did not go to church.  We made our kids go, though.  Kaleb had to be in the Primary program (For my not LDS friends, Primary is what we call Sunday School for the kids 3 through 11.  While they are in Primary, they learn songs about Jesus and gospel principles.  Near the end of the year sometime, the Primary presidency puts together a program with the songs they learned, scriptures, and personal testimonies and we call that the Primary Program).
Riley was relieved that he turned 12 before the program, so he didn't have to do it.  I was bummed that I didn't get to see this program.  But I did get to listen to it while I did other things during the rehearsal they had the Friday before.  I just wish that I had paid better attention.  Had I known I was going to be sick enough to stay home, I would have.
Any way, so I has started a picture for my Sacrament Meeting Art series on the 9th, but didn't finish.
Sunday was our Stake Conference (Seriously, the LDS church has it's own language.  The LDS church divides it's members into Wards, Stakes, Regions, and so on.  The congregation who meets together each Sunday is called a Ward.  The bishop is the head of the Ward.  Then there is the Stake which is comprised of I don't know how many wards.  It probably depends on where you live.  Utah would have a lot of wards in each Stake.  We call the person in charge of the stake our Stake President  Then there are a lot of Stakes in each Region and so on. It's like a phone tree system, I guess you could say.  Any way, we have Stake Conference twice a year, and we meet as a Stake and it's two hours of listening to speakers teach about the gospel.)  It was a really nice meeting, but it felt long.  I would say it's probably because we only had one rest hymn.  They should have done two (in my opinion).  Or a congregational hymn and a hymn performed by the choir.  The girl in front of me got up and said, "That was the longest two hours of my life!"  I think she was ten or eleven.
I managed to finish the picture I started on the 9th, and then two other works of art (with about fifteen minutes to spare).  I hope you enjoy them.

 Sacrament Meeting Art #47:  November 23, 2014.
My friend posted a picture of a magnificent sunrise, and so I told her I had to do it for my art series.  I don't see many sunrises these days.  Sunsets are more my style.  She said it would be awesome if I did that.  Here's her picture:

Awe inspiring.

Sacrament Meeting Art #48:  November 23, 2014
My cousin took a breath taking picture of an Arizona sunset he experienced recently and posted on Instagram.  I didn't ask for his permission, so I will ask for his forgiveness instead.  I just hope he likes it.  Here's the original post:

I know, right?

Sacrament Meeting Art #49:  November 23, 2014.
During the last play I was in, I got to see the change of the leaves on the mountains.  I took this picture on my phone after arriving at rehearsal one evening and I decided to try it out in crayon.  I just took out the houses because I didn't want civilization in the picture.
Here's the photo: 

Not bad, eh?

Sunday, November 2, 2014

In Which I Triple the Art This Time

Has it really been close to two months since I have blogged?  Yikes.  Well, it's time for Sacrament Meeting Art again!  No, I didn't abandon this project. My last picture took three weeks to do.  Then I forgot to post it.  Then we gave talks in church, and then my Halloween picture took two weeks to do, but I finished it today and a bonus one, so today, there are three Sacrament Meeting Art submissions for your viewing pleasure.  If you would like me to post my talk here as well, leave me a comment and I will.  It wasn't half bad.  It was on service.

 Sacrament Meeting Art #44:  September 28, 2014.
I re-checked my calendar.  This actually only took 2 weeks. Then the first weekend in October is always the LDS church's General Conference and we can watch it on our television here in Utah.  It's also available on the internet here.  I didn't draw those days.
But this is a picture my sister took while she was in Oregon visiting my brother.  They went to Harris Beach State Park, and she took this picture:

And then I drew it.

 Sacrament Meeting Art #45:  November 2, 2014.
I started this one last week, but Sacrament Meeting went short, so I didn't get to finish.  I'm not complaining though.  It's my Ode to Halloween.  Because Halloween is the most wonderful day of the year!  It's a picture of a graveyard and a vampire bat has landed on a headstone.

Sacrament Meeting Art #46:  November 2, 2014.
I finished the Halloween one fairly quickly, so I moved on to this.  It's a picture from my memory of the sky near Willard Bay.  Yesterday was my last performance in the play I was in called Angel Street.  Since August, I have been making the beautiful drive up to Perry, Utah.  Friday, was overcast and the sun was setting as I drove up there.  I looked towards Willard Bay as I drove along Highway 89 and there it was.  Spectacular.  I wish I could have pulled over and taken a picture.  I will have to make a special trip just to do that one of these days.