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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