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Christmas customs are in full swing which means you only get little sneak peaks 😉. I am loving all of these fabulous and touching stories and I especially love bringing them to life in a special way! Thank you all for trusting me to create a beautiful keepsake for you and your families. ❤️
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I blurred the photos I’m working from to protect privacy (and because my husband would kill me if he knew I put a picture of him posing with a fake baby on here 😂😂😂) but I just wanted to give you an idea of how I work. If you watch the videos I post you can see it there too. Sometimes I am working from several different photos which makes things fun! Each piece is a collaboration of many. I rarely work from a single photo. It is a challenge piecing everything together and making it fit just right but the end result is 😍😍😍! Happy Monday! .
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Some very happy things came in the mail yesterday and I can hardly contain my excitement! This piece...I just don’t even have words to explain what it means to me. It has been such an uplifting experience to create this. I absolutely love the final piece and think it’s just...imperfectly perfect! ❤️❤️❤️ My hope for this piece is that it will bring every soul who sees it closer to Christ. I hope it brings the lost soul peace, the broken soul comfort, the lonely soul love. I hope it inspires all to #becomelikehim. .
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I have always loved studying the scriptures and learning the characteristics of Christ. There is just something about the word of God that brings peace and understanding to my heart. One way that I connect with Christ is through art, specifically art centered on Him. I now have the opportunity to join the two and my little heart is just so happy! This is the beginning of the first piece (of many) in my @lineuponline scriptures. I just love love love this inspired book and am uber excited to join my two favorite things! 😍😍😍 .
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Another #sneakpeak at this piece. I just can’t even tell you how excited I am about this piece. It has been a work in progress with each stroke being either right or wrong. I’ve redone so many parts of it so many times and am in love with the final piece. I will be launching this piece soon and will have it available in many different ways. ❤️❤️❤️ .
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#mintandmain #dmillustration #christ #helives #portraitsofchrist #reflectionsofchrist #christprint #christianart #ldsart #ldswallart #modernldsart #ldsconf #ldsmama #latterdayhome #becominglikechrist #ldstemples #ldstempleart

Baptisms are such a special time! I love that these young ladies and gents can have something truly special to remember their big day! I love that these pieces can be used in so many different ways. Do you know someone who is hurting or grieving the loss of a loved one? Or a young mother and father celebrating a beautiful baby? Or just want to see your children ‘In His Hands’? These pieces are a sweet reminder to all that we are always in the care of our Savior. He is always right by us to guide or even carry us at times. If you had to think of one person to gift one of these pieces to who would it be and why? I’d love to know! ❤️ .
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I’m full for Christmas orders for right now. Once I get caught up I may open a couple more slots so if you have been wanting one keep an eye on my feed! You can still order anything you would like it just won’t be ready to gift for Christmas. Thanks you for all of the love and support! I am truly so grateful! And I love creating these pieces for you! ❤️
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PSA: if you are wanting a portrait with Christ or a family portrait or anything else FOR Christmas, you need to order real quick! I have lots of orders to fulfill but I know there are a few more people who want some so go grab what you want now! I’ll let you know when I’m out of spots for Christmas orders, which will be super soon. After that I will still take orders they just won’t be finished until January! #orderquick .
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Happy Veterans Day and Thank You to all who have served and do serve to allow us all to enjoy the beautiful freedoms we have! I am especially grateful to have the freedom to worship as I please. It is something that is so so important to me and my family and something that will have an eternal effect on all of us. ❤️💙❤️💙 This painting is my father-in-law. I painted this for my husband after his father passed away as he was also a dentist and served in the army as such. I have many uncles who also served in different branches of the military and love their stories. They are amazing and I am so grateful for their sacrifices. THANK YOU! .
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Late night (as in 6:30 😂😂😂) sneak peak for ya! This piece is a special one. I’ll explain more when it launches! Every home needs this piece because every heart needs to be reminded of His love. I seriously can’t stop staring at 😍😍😍. .
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These Christmas cards are just the cutest! And they are really making me miss my good ole #AZ! These and daylight savings time 🙄...I’m still trying to figure out how 49 states got roped into observing this! If ever there were a reason I’m proud to call Arizona home, it’s because they didn’t give in and follow the crowd that thought DST was a good idea 😂🌵...#azishome .
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How do they even think of these things? Also, that is not what he said. He is good though...he is good. .
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I just love love this time of year. We have made a change this year to how our family will be celebrating Christmas. We will not be focusing on buying gifts (there will be a couple, but nothing fancy) but instead we will be focusing on truly giving to others. Everywhere we turn we see people in need. People with less. People who struggle. We want to help those people have a more meaningful and enjoyable Christmas. We have never been big on Santa...😬. He is just not what or who we celebrate. Our kids have only ever gotten one gift from him, if any. They don’t mind because we have never made him a big deal in our home. We focus more on Christ who is a big deal to us. Honestly, I love that we started out this way. I love that our kids don’t miss the true meaning of this season. What will you be doing this year to make Christmas more meaningful? .
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A little paper side by side to show you the difference between regular computer paper/card stock and the textured linen paper I use for all of my prints. The vibrancy the linen paper gives to my paintings is incredible! The colors pop against the white and look so beautiful! Can you see the difference? This is why I encourage getting your digital painting printed and shipped. I know most people don’t have this beautiful textured linen paper laying around. .
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“Behold the King” .
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Now Available. Follow the link in my bio.

Just a few finishing touches on this #nativity painting and it will be ready to bring the #Christmas spirit into your home. I have dreamed of painting a nativity scene for so long and have so enjoyed painting this one. I will have prints available as well as wallet size prints with inspiring messages of our Saviors life. What quotes or sayings would you like to see with this painting?

I taught this lesson to the primary children in my ward a few weeks ago and it has stuck with me since. I realize that sometimes I find myself fighting with my Heavenly Father. Sometimes the path I want my life to take is different than the path He has planned for me and I just don’t want to let go of mine. I’m sure we all have these moments. Moments where we just don’t understand why we can’t have our way. Moments when we think we know more or better than the God who created us. The last few weeks or months have been a learning period for me. I have made it harder than it needs to be. I know that Heavenly Father won’t make me take a path that I won’t find joy in. I know that He knows me better than I know myself. I know that He needs me for a certain purpose and in order to fulfill that purpose I need to submit my will to His and trust Him. So this scripture has been on my mind and in my heart. Daily. It is so simple written down. Not so simple to do, mainly because I make it that way. But I am learning to love the path I need to take and to “let go and let God”. This new path is taking me places I didn’t imagine I would go and providing me opportunities I didn’t imagine I would have. And there truly is joy in it. ❤️ Have you been through a similar experience? I’d love to hear what you learned from it!

The gospel is a beautiful thing. It is amazing that our young children can feel the spirit and know that it is true. It is such an exciting thing to see. They can be the most amazing examples to us of listening to the spirit and trusting in Heavenly Father. I have learned much as a mother but one of the most important things I have learned is that children are born with hearts full of love, trust, and kindness. It is usually us that teaches them to be different. We teach them to fear. We teach them to distrust. It may not be purposefully, but how we react to trials, when we let ourselves gossip and speak unkindly of others, what we deem important in our lives will set the standard for our children and they will do the same. I am learning to be more careful in how I react to situations that are hard knowing that they are watching and learning to either trust or not trust. My fear is that my example will teach them to be unkind. All that our children become begins in the home. If we are not teaching them kindness, they will learn unkindness from the world. If we are not teaching them to see the good in others, they will learn to focus on the bad from the world. I love the new curriculum #comefollowme that will begin in 2019. I am so excited for more guidance on teaching in my home. What are your favorite teaching methods? How do you teach your children gospel principles? .
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Like every mother, my deepest desire is to instill in my children a knowledge of and a deep love for their Savior, Jesus Christ. Thus, the creation of these personalized art pieces. I want my children to have a portrait of themselves with the Savior to serve as a reminder of the choice they make at #baptism to follow Him and be a disciple. I want them to be able to look at this portrait when times get tough or they have a hard choice to make and remember that He knows them by name and is on their side. That He will guide them and hold their hand through every journey if they remember to let Him. These portraits are so much more than a piece of art. They are my testimony to my children that their Savior loves them and is always there for them. The reactions I receive when I create pieces for others are priceless. I know my art touches hearts and this makes me so so happy and grateful for this talent I have been given. My goal is and always will be to bring others to Christ with my art. ❤️ I am so grateful for those of you who have been touched by these pieces and want some of your own for your own children. My heart swells reading the stories you have. I would absolutely love to create a piece for you. My spots for Christmas orders are almost full for the next few weeks. I MAY open more Christmas orders once I finish what I have. If you have expressed interest and haven’t paid, please do so as soon as possible so I can start your order! Quick payment helps me keep orders in order and get them done quickly! ❤️ .
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