Hanging by a Limb

This was just a fun art lesson we did on perspective as part of a rain forest unit we were doing.  Sloths hang upside down. So we hung upside down to see how the perspective is different than how we see things. So we took pictures of them hanging upside down and then created a collage of them hanging from the trees.  These were done with kids ranging from Pre-3rd grade.  Continue reading


Starry Night Pop Ups

This art lesson was a spin off of Van Gogh’s Starry night. We were creating simple 3D landscape pictures focusing on the concept of foreground, middle ground and background. Each student was to create a starry night for the background, something for the middle ground, and then the foreground scene. These were done by students grades 3-6. Continue reading

Obtaining Revelation During the Sacrament

The sacrament is also a time for Heavenly Father to teach us about the Atonement of His Beloved Son—our Savior, Jesus Christ—and for us to receive revelation about it. It is a time to “knock, and it shall be opened unto you,” to request and to receive this knowledge. It is time for us to reverently ask God for this knowledge. And if we do, I have no doubt that we will receive this knowledge, which will bless our lives beyond measure. – Claudio R. M. Costa

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One by One

The other day I had the opportunity to go visit another ward for a church assignment. As the sacrament was being passed I watched the priesthood brethren give the sacrament to the members of the ward one at a time.  I started pondering how significant that was. Surely there was a better, more efficient or quicker way to get the sacrament to the members.

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Adding Some Color

I had some fun today taking my quick frog drawing I drew the other day and adding some color to it. I need to do this more often as it sure is a nice break from the normal routine of school, cleaning, washing dishes and laundry. Here’s the before drawing and my finished colored one. I try to keep them quick and short, trying not to spend too much time trying to perfect them. I just want to get in the habit of drawing regularly again. Continue reading

8 Minutes a Day

Last year I took an amazing family history class. One week was focused solely on journal writing and recording your daily life as it happened. She gave some great examples, tips, and suggestions on how to do this for the year and gave us a goal to spend only 8 minutes every day writing in our journal.  8 minutes is not very long. You can fold a batch of laundry in 8 minutes, we often waste at least 8 minutes on social media, often we’re waiting in lines or for kids or something for 8 minutes. Continue reading