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The clock tells me it is past time to go to bed; my brain tells me the clock is wrong. Before I make my third attempt to wander off to Dreamland, I thought I would share this newly-finished painting. It was a delight to create, and also a challenge. However, I am thrilled with the results. […]

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What Dad forgot to mention

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In the living room of my home growing up, there hung a large framed photograph of a country road in a canyon somewhere. My father loved that piece of art. It must have reminded him of a place he’d been or wanted to go. I remember him standing in front of it from time to […]

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Being part of something when it begins is so rewarding

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I have a problem, one I wrestle with every year about this time. I need to be in the studio painting and I need and want to be working in my yard. year I feel like I am running behind because I spent a week at BYU Women’s Conference which usually comes around mid-to-late April. […]

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Blogs and Blessings

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One of the blessings of a signing is I get to meet the people that are interested in my art and who have been touched by it in some way. I did a signing during General Conference in October. This was Ladies Night at the Deseret Book flagship store in downtown Salt Lake City. As […]

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I Know Thee Not

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In the parable of the Ten Virgins the Lord compares His Second Coming to a wedding feast in which ten virgins are invited to wait for the arrival of the newly married couple. Knowing that the wait might stretch into the night each virgin brought a lamp, but only five brought extra oil. When the […]

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Joseph of Arimathaea was a wealthy and respected member of the leading council of the Jews. Like Nicodemus before him, he was afraid of the counsel, unwilling to publicly declare his discipleship. Most of us are not that different from Joseph. We know what we believe—but we haven’t quite come to the point where we […]

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The Rich Young Ruler

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Parable And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is a good, save one, that is, God. Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false […]

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Without Purse Or Scrip

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Early in His ministry, the Savior called His disciples to go forth and preach his word. These were largely fishermen with little money. They must have worried how they would provide for themselves and their families as they left to go and preach. Calming their fears Jesus said, “Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass […]

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Come And See

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When I began this painting in April 2008, I paid little attention to the stock market or the world at large. Who could have imagined then that we would witness the implosion of the world’s economic systems, the collapse of century-old institutions, and the loss of millions of people’s life savings. It seemed everything we […]

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Even Superman Needs A Dad

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Driving through a parking lot, I saw a boy and his father coming out of a store. The boy was imagining himself as a mighty hero, but he looked at his father with more admiration than any hero is likely to receive. Right then, I knew I had to paint “Even Superman Needs a Dad.” […]

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