Remembering Annie

October of 2016 I came across the news that Jon Schmidt (from Piano Guys), his daughter Annie Schmidt went missing. Sadly she passed away of injuries sustained from an accidental fall while hiking in the north-face cliff area below Munra Point in the Columbia Gorge region of Oregon. While the search was active in trying to find her (it went on for weeks), there was…

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Art Commmission: Baby Ava

The concept or story behind the composition is this: Christ favors the little children and calls upon them to come to Him. "He felt so much love [for them] and happiness that he wept. "  3 Ne. 17:21 Little Ava here is very much alive, and that is why she isn't looking directly at Christ, who has His hand outstretched to her (as He does…

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Art Commission: He Was Always There

This beautiful bride lost her father not too long before she was married. She came to me last fall and asked if I would include her father in her family's wedding portrait. I of course said yes!! What an honor it was to show her that, yes, her father was always there. ♥ Step by Step Art Commission:  

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Do Animals Go To Heaven?
Pet Portrait of Dog in Christ's Arms

Do Animals Go To Heaven?

A question many of us 'furbaby parents' ask of our beloved pet...  Do Animals Go To Heaven? I've done a little research to comfort my own heartache and found these quotes from religious leaders: The Lord’s concern for animal life is revealed in Luke 12:6, where he states that of the sparrows that are sold, “not one of them is forgotten before God.” The tenth…

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Horses in Heaven

This is a painting I created for my sister who recently this year had to say good-bye to her sweet horse Sierra. Below are some quotes I've kept near me, that have helped build my testimony that we'll not only see our loved ones again, but also those 'furbabies' that we hold close to our heart. ♥ The Lord’s concern for animal life is revealed…

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Art Commission: Baby Coral

Note from her mother: "Coral Jean was born in the late afternoon on August 16th, 2002, the only girl in a family of boys. She had a brother who passed at birth in 1998, Timothy Adam. When we realized we would be going through it again with Coral, we were devastated, to say the least. But, the Lord knows what is best. Our beautiful little…

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Furrever

Purchase Print DON'T GRIEVE TOO LONG Don't grieve too long for now I'm free. I'm following the path God set for me. I ran to Him when I heard His call, I wagged my tail and left it all. I could not stay another day, to bark, to love, to romp or play. Games left unplayed must stay that way. I found such peace it…

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Broken Vessel

Purchase Print Here we see a woman who suffers from mental illness. As so many that do struggle know of the depression "ugly cry", the trauma of not knowing why you feel this way, why do people care whether you live or die, why you want to die, why you feel afraid... this black hole that you feel you're slipping into. I've placed Christ in this painting to illustrate…

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You Are Not Alone

"God never leaves us alone, never leaves us unaided in the challenges that we face... I testify that angels are still sent to help us." - Jeffrey R. Holland ['The Ministry of Angels'] Click on the image to purchase a print of this painting... ❤ I post updates daily here on my blog & Facebook, and send weekly round-up emails [see sign up form in the sidebar!].  

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Art Commission: Watching Our Sheep

A family member commissioned this painting for a family reunion up in Alberta Canada this Summer. She wanted a painting of Grandpa Nephi & Grandma Jesse, the pioneers who have an incredible story of raising several children on the family farm. A hard-working family, very much loved. :)

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Sketch A Day Drawing Challenge: Day 188 – Girl in My Dream

The other night I had a dream of a baby girl. I didn't give birth to this little baby, but I took care of her as if she were my own. I consoled her, fed her, carried her with me everywhere. I asked if her birth mother were coming back for her, but it was unknown. I wished so badly that I could make it…

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Missionary Homecoming Sketch

A couple weeks ago my nephew returned home from his 2year service mission to Bahia Blanca Argentina. This is a voluntary mission that members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serve most often when they are as young as 18years old (men) or 19years old (women). Couples can choose to serve when married and anyone can choose to serve a short-term service mission.…

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