Fine art prints and hand-crafted products of LDS Temples
Currently featuring the Manti, Oquirrh Mountain, Salt Lake, St George Temples, Draper, Jordan River, and Mt Timpanogos More temples to come as I get shooting and editing. Please feel free to make requests :)
"Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
"For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's" (1 Cor. 6:19–20).
This is Tiago, the new little temple we welcomed into our home this month. He's been keeping me distracted the last 9 months from doing a good job on Temple Tuesdays. I hope to get back on track soon though :)
“The world can be a challenging and difficult place in which to live. We are often surrounded by that which would drag us down. As you and I go to the holy houses of God, as we remember the covenants we make within, we will be more able to bear every trial and to overcome each temptation. In this sacred sanctuary we will find peace; we will be renewed and fortified” - Pres. Thomas S. Monson
"Some degree of sacrifice has ever been associated with temple building and with temple attendance. Countless are those who have labored and struggled in order to obtain for themselves and for their families the blessings which are found in the temples of God." - Pres. Monson
Read about the stone cutter, John Moyle, who carved this amazing part of the Salt Lake Temple in Pres. Uchtdorf's 2008 Conference talk Lift Where You Stand
It would be a fine thing if … parents would have in every bedroom in their house a picture of the temple so [their children] from the time [they are] infant[s] could look at the picture every day [until] it becomes a part of [their lives]. When [they reach] the age that [they need] to make [the] very important decision [concerning going to the temple], it will have already been made. - President Spencer W. Kimball
You probably know that the Oh Sweet Sadie! Art and Gift show is coming this week, but did you know that Saturday will the Fizz Fest and LOTS of fun stuff to Soda Row from 5-9? Click on the flyer to read all about it. I'm super excited!
Put it on your calendar and come say hi. I'll be splitting myself into 4 as I bounce back and forth between my temple photography at OSS and the Daybreak Art Walk and between representing LiveDAYBREAK as the Giving Back Chair at the Silent Auction for Daybreak to DebreZeit and the Veggie Exchange benefitting the local Food Bank...aaaaahh! This just might put me into labor...that, or permanent bed rest ;)
Temple ordinances guide us to our Savior and give us the blessings that come to us through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Temples are the greatest university of learning known to man, giving us knowledge and wisdom about the Creation of the world. Endowment instructions give guidance as to how we should conduct our lives here in mortality. … The ordinance consists of a series of instructions on how we should live and covenants we make to live righteously by following our Savior.” - Robert D. Hales
"There are more temples across the earth than there have ever been. More people in all the world have felt the Spirit of Elijah move them to record the identities and facts of their ancestors' lives."—Henry B. Eyring
"True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serveothers at whatever cost." - Arthur Ashe Los Angeles LDS Temple
What do you sacrifice to serve in the temple or in your community? A movie with your spouse or friends? Money for a babysitter? Grocery shopping without kids? A hobby? How will you be a hero this week and make service a priority?
"I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do." - Da Vinci (not exactly a temple quote, but very applicable to all of life's decisions, including attending the temple and fulfilling other religious responsibilies)
"The temple is the house of the Lord. The basis for every temple ordinance and covenant…is the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Every activity, every lesson, all we do in the Church, point to the Lord and His holy house."—Russell M. Nelson
O that I were an angel, and could have the wish of mine heart, that I might go forth and speak with the trump of God...I would declare unto every soul, as with the voice of thunder, repentance and the plan of redemption, that they should repent and come unto our God, that there might not be more sorrow upon all the face of the earth. -Alma 29
So I know it isn't entirely a temple quote, but I absolutely love this scripture! Since most of our temples are topped with the angel Moroni as the lightning rod, a quote on angels and spreading the gospel seem appropriate :) Let us all be more determined and courageous in accepting, living, and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
"No jot, iota, or tittle of the temple rites is otherwise than uplifting and sanctifying. In every detail the endowment ceremony contributes to covenants of morality of life, consecration of person to high ideals, devotion to truth, patriotism to nation, and allegiance to God."—James E. Talmage Newport Temple
"Prepare now for the temple, the mountain of the Lord. Never allow the goal of the temple to be out of your sight. Walk into His presence in purity and virtue, and receive His blessings—even 'all that he hath.'"—Elaine S. Dalton Draper LDS Temple
Happy to report that little Jessica's Cancer Fund will be receiving $250 after almost 3 weeks of fundraising! Thanks to all those who have donated. Hope you love your prints! If you haven't donated, but think your loved ones in St George might like a special Valentines Temple surprise, by all means, lets keep the donations coming! For more details on how to donate and receive a St George Temple print, go to:
"Each holy temple stands as a symbol of our membership in the Church, as a sign of our faith in life after death, and a as a sacred step toward eternal glory for us and our families."—Russell M. Nelson
I've changed ALL the prices for prints so they are a lot more affordable. I still have higher priced items (like canvases, mounted photos, and framed pieces), but the standard prints are all cheaper! Of course, if you're local, you can save on shipping by coming to my own little "Bee Square Boutique" (ie my house!).
I recently found out about an old high school friend who has a sweet 4 year old with stage 4 cancer. The day I found out, I looked at my own precious 4 year old with tears in my eyes. I can't imagine the physical trial little Jessica is facing, nor the emotional trial her family is facing, but I can imagine the financial burden they will be facing for some time to come with all the treatment costs. Amazing friends have already been helping in many ways.
After much thought, I finally came up with something that I could maybe do to help: a SPECIAL EDITION print of the St George Temple.
100% of proceeds for this special edition St George Temple print go to Jessica's Fund
8x8 is $20
12x12 is $25
Personalization of family name and date is $10
(If you don't to include your name, that space will be blank)
Add up your own total and click the donate button
(you will enter the amount you owe yourself).
If opting for personalization, include that info in the special instructions.
Your print will be shipped to the payment address unless you tell me otherwise.
If you prefer another method of payment, let me know!