Since it is Easter weekend, I thought that this post might be appropriate. Its a little religious which doesn't really go with the rest of the blog, but since my religion is really part of my entire life, its no wonder that I eventually had a religious art make-over on here:) Anyway...
As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, we have been counseled to have pictures of Christ in our homes, to remember our Savior and what he has done for us. We are also told that having pictures of the temple is a good reminder in our daily lives of how we should be living, and what we should be striving for (to go to the Temple you need to be living your life worthy to enter--very morally clean). I have never had pictures of either of these things in my home...oops.
Its not that I didn't want them, its just that I never liked any of the paintings of Christ (from an art standpoint)--except maybe some Byzantine pieces, or others that I would never be able to afford and I wanted a real one, not a print. As for the Temple, I wanted a picture of the Temple I was married in (Orlando) and there aren't any really cool photographs of that one out there either (other temples, yes, mine-no). So I decided a couple years ago that I would make my own of both (the Temple and Christ). But I also decided to only work on them during General conference (happens 2x/year) and so I finally got around to making them this year!!! Here they are: