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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Molly the lab and pit bull mix dog and more

So I took my Molly the lab and pit bull mix dog drawing to the Eastern Oregon art festival last week, and although I did not get any awards, I got tips on how to improve my art.
Here it is finished :

Finished
and Framed
Framed
I also put in this picture that I took last year, near Secret Beach, Oregon.
Here I am at the art show

I have also started typing a collection of my Great-Great Grandpa Earl Dewey Fisher Stories, and plan on adding them individually to genealogy sites, and one or more books for Short stories that he had hoped one day to published, but died before he could make that happen. 
I now have art for sale right here  The price of the art ranges from free to $30. Extra costs are have to pay  is shipping and handling, and an optional cost is for if you it to come framed which is $15 from combined cost of $11 for a 11x14 frame, $3 for the extra S&H and $1 for the cardboard box to ship it all in. Normal Shiping is the Drawing, and DIY packaging in a vanilla envelope. Plans for an art sales blog is in the making. There will be an art for sale and a flopped art for sale page. All of my art I've made, that is not on this blog I plan on making soon, will be not for sale art. Some of the not for sale art will be just temporarily not for sale, and the rest is indefinitely not for sale.   



 Thought I'd add this scripture:
Mosiah 4:30 But this much I can tell you, that if ye do not watch yourselves, and your thoughts, and your words, and your deeds, and observe the commandments of God, and continue in the faith of what ye have heard concerning the coming of our Lord, even unto the end of your lives, ye must perish. And now, O man, remember, and perish not.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Molly lab/pitX dog WIP 2 and more

So here is my progress on my drawing
6-21-17

6-23-17
6-24-17
and here is a verse I feel like sharing :
Moroni 7:46-47 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, if ye have not charity, ye are nothing, for charity never faileth. Wherefore, cleave unto charity, which is the greatest of all, for all things must fail— But charity is the pure love of Christ, and it endureth forever; and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with him.
In institute last week we went over Abraham 1
I was on vacation last week, and on the the way home my family went on a hike over at June Lake near Mount St. Helens.



Friday, June 16, 2017

Molly drawing for the Eastern Oregon art festival and more

This year I've decided to be part of the Eastern Oregon art festival. As a good portion of the drawings and paintings I've made in the 5 years is technically not original art, I've gone with making a new drawing for that purpose. So I have a drawing of my dog Molly, That I'm going to be calling "Molly the Lab and Pit bull mix dog" I'll be calling it by the abbreviated name "Molly lab/pitX dog" for now on this blog until I finish it.
2 days ago

one day ago
I plan on add flowers and a shadow by the time I finish this. I've also noticed that there is some parts at an angle and straight at others, so I plan on fixing the straight stuff to be angled as in the picture I'm basing this off to avoid a similar problem with how a drawing of a Rhodesian ridgeback I made back in October 2015. 

So in institute this week we went over Moses Chapter 8.

here is a scripture I felt like sharing: 
Malachi 4:6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse. 

Sunday, June 4, 2017

"stray pit bull puppy" WIP

I didn't add some WIP pictures of  "stray pit bull puppy" that I had planned on adding to a post before making  Art and Genealogy

Start of  2 to last art layer

In the middle of   2 to last art layer

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Art and Genealogy

I do realize that I haven't made a post in the last few weeks. This has been due to spending my free time doing "stray pit bull puppy",
(This is a dog I thought was a Stray. It turned out it was just a free range dog from up the street where I live.) 
and family history. There is this really cool genealogy site to check out if you have a Familysearch account. It's called relativefinder. I just felt like sharing that because I found out I have 10 direct ancestors I wouldn't have otherwise known that they were Pilgrims. There are also other groups of interest that you can check, like the martin and willie handcart companies. I know now that I have 50 of the people who were on Willie handcart company. People of interest I would like to talk about are Robert Frost, Norman Rockwell, and Georgia O'Keefe. I found  relations to them as well. This is a great  site for getting started on genealogy.
We went over Moses 6 in Institute this week.
I feel like sharing 2 verses this time
Helaman 5:12 And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall.
John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.


Saturday, May 13, 2017

Update 5/13/17

This week in Institute we went over Moses chapter 2. On stray pit bull puppy I have the pen outline finished. The next step to do is the colored outline. Here is the outline before I started to use my kneaded eraser, and after making last moment changes before adding the pen out line.
pencil outline

pen outline
Here is the scripture for today from Scripture a day widget :
St Matthew Chapter 4:10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Art update 4/29/17

So I finished Wandering Elephant 

1 Nephi 8:28 "... and they fell away into forbidden paths and were lost."
Made with a mechanical pencil, pink pearl eraser, kneeded eraser, india ink pen, colored india ink pen, inktenese pencil, black gel pen, prismacolor marker, Prismacolor Verithin Colored Pencil, Prismacolor Colored Pencil, Prismacolor colorless blending marker for Colored Pencils, and light green studio g marker
Time : about 3 hours 19 min over 9 days


I also started a drawing based off a dog that got loose and so my family made sure it got to the local pet rescue. I have given it the name "stray pit bull puppy"

Here is the scripture for today from Scripture a day widget :
2 timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Wandering Elephant WIP 2

this is what I got done yesterday
Here is the scripture for today from Scripture a day widget : 
Third Nephi 25:6 "And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse."

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Wandering Elephant WIP 1

All I feel like sharing this week is my progress on my art
I call this Wandering Elephant because when your faith wanders, you become thick headed

Monday, April 10, 2017

Faith without works is dead


"Because acting in accordance with the correct principles the Redeemer proclaimed is central to receiving and exercising true faith, “faith without works is dead.”10 We are to be “doers of the word, and not hearers only.” - David A. Bednar
Made with a mechanical pencil, pink pearl eraser, kneeded eraser, india ink pen, colored india ink pen, inktenese pencil, white gel pen, grey watercolor pencil, prismacolor marker water, and painter's tape
Time : about 2 hours 21 min over 11 days

Sunday, April 9, 2017

General conference April 2017 sunday

Due to what happened this week, that is mostly due to adding my ancestors names to my Geni.com family tree, I lost track of time getting a post done for this last week.
Here are my quotes I would like to share about last sunday.
Prayerfully study  the book of mormon each day - Thomas S Monson
[a young boy] I kept my promises because I said I would - Joy D Jones
Build a strong relationship with Jesus Christ - Yoon Hwan Choi
We must put aside the things of this world for something better [heaven] - Ronald A Rasband
Trust in the lord and whatsoever he say unto you, do it - L. Whitney Clayton
The Holy Ghost is the third member of the Godhead - Dallin H Oaks
We have a heavenly father who loves us - Dallin H Oaks
Church sleep is among the healthiest of all sleeps - Dieter F Uchtdorf
Fear's influence is temporary and shallow - Dieter F Uchtdorf
Do we live in a time of fear and turmoil, of course we do - Dieter F Uchtdorf
Those who are wicked and repentant will be forgiven - D. Todd Christofferson
Take the missionaries seriously - Joaquin E Costa
Learn to see others as the lord sees them - S. Mark Palmer
How does the holy ghost help you ? - Gary E- Stevenson
you are not alone in this world - Benjamín De Hoyos
faith in the lord Jesus Christ is essential - Quinten L Cook

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Update 4/1/17

Today was General conference, you can find more about it at General Conference April Saturday 2017. We read chapters 24 & 25 in Institute. I didn't get any work done on  Faith without works is dead as My  family went on spring break vacation to Portland and Multnomah falls.
Here are some pics I took :






















from Scripture a day widget :
D&C 18:16 And now, if your joy will be great with one soul that you have brought unto me into the kingdom of my Father, how great will be your joy if you should bring many souls unto me!

Daily Messages


"I suggest that you memorize scriptures that touch your heart and fill your soul with understanding."
—Richard G. Scott, "He Lives"
Topics: Scripture Study

General Conference April Saturday 2017

So today was the first day of General Conference and here are a bunch of quotes from my notes and twitter retweets.
the LDS general conference Saturday morning session
"Even in the most difficult and darkest of times, there is light and goodness all around us." - Mark A Bragg
"We can find comfort in our savior, because he he suffered as well" -Weatherford T. Clayton
"Heavenly Father's commandments are his care package" - M. Joseph Brough
"A repenting sinner draws closer to God than does the self-righteous person who condemns that sinner." - Dale G Renlund 
"Families are the basic unit of the heavenly realm" - Henry B. Eyring
the LDS general conference Saturday Afternoon session
"we're all called to be disciples of the savior" - Robert D Hales 
"take the name of the savior and follow him" - Robert D Hales 
“The loss of even one voice diminishes every other singer in this great mortal choir of ours.” - Jeffrey R. Holland
"Believe in yourself, and believe in Him." - Jeffrey R. Holland
"We may need to let go of the world so we can hang on to eternity." - Gary B. Sabin
"Overcoming the world is not one defining moment in a lifetime, but a lifetime of moments that define an eternity." - Neil L Andersen
"short term goals are only effective if they lead to long term goals" -M. Russell Ballard

the LDS general conference Priesthood session
When we walk the path of the priesthood Jesus goes with us, as it is his right, his way - Henry B. Eyring
He who is greatest among you will be your servant - Dieter F. Uchtdorf


Monday, March 27, 2017

New Blog name

As I am an Elder, I have changed the name from Justyn's to Elder Simon's LDS Blog, which will be on the header once I finish general conference quotes drawings.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Update 3/25/17 #2

There was some things I didn't add yesterday due to being short on time, so have decided to make this post now.
This is the drawing I  finished last week:
The Sun and Moon :

True disciples are drawn to “worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters—calling upon the name of the Lord day and night." - Dean M. Davies

Made with a mechanical pencil, pink pearl eraser, kneeded eraser, india ink pen, colored india ink pen, inktenese pencil, white gel pen water, and painter's tape
Time: about 1 hour and 45 min over 16 days.

And I finally put my mission plaque picture in the plaque 
 This is the mission  plaque picture uncropped :

 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Update 3/25/17

So this week's lesson in Institute was #22 Creating a Successful Family
Here is the talk for it

Good, Better, Best

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Back from the ashes

So I have decided to start up this blog again.
Here is a quote from my updated about page
" I have changed it to reflect on what I learned during the week as a missionary, along with scriptures, quotes from lds.org, and art I worked on during the week, which includes WIP art. I will be adding all my art here while on my mission instead of Darhook.wordpress.com as I've decided to do LDS related art, landscapes, and semi- realistic animal art while on my mission to help put my focus on Christ instead of honing my art skill as much as I did before my mission. 
  After my mission I plan on going back to posting art I plan to do that's based off general conference talks quotes and future LDS art."

Due to being short on time here is a quote from my new page "Art to do"
What I'm currently working on: The Sun and Moon

This is what I plan on working on soon: Faith without works is dead

Drawings for this blog I plan on doing: Updated Header done in a traditional art style

(There is no long list of drawings to do I plan on posting here, as I plan on keeping this more simple then my list of things to draw page on Darhook.wordpress.com)


Family History work

I have a picture from lds.org i would like to share:
family history conference card

The highlight for this week for me was today, as I went to the Walla Walla Family Discovery Day 2017.
The one thing that I would like to share from what I learned from going to the event was that doing family history work gives you protection from the Adversary.
While on familysearch earlier this week, I saw this one really cool story about my ancestor Peter Shirts. On his profile, it said he was know as The Daniel Boone of Old Deseret. There is also a longer story of him here. This is why you should do genealogy as there are ancestors out there that you might find, unless you haven't index your own family history records, in which case you should as there are other people related to you that would benefit from what you know, as otherwise I wouldn't have found a lengthy story that included an ancestor who got a some Piutes to plow his land in return for sharing his food with them, while friends of him thought Indians had killed him during the winter until they went looking for him the following spring.
I also believe that if you are on a genealogy website that allows you to share ancestor's stories that you should as they are very interesting for all to read.

Malachi Chapter 4
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord:
And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

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