I hope my granddaughters value the temple as did the sisters of the first Relief Society, who believed that temple blessings were the grand prize and great goal of every Latter-day Saint woman.It's like the words were lit up on a marquee. I knew I had to do something with it! So here's what I came up with: a mixed media, re-purposed canvas.
Here is some more from that paragraph:
I hope that, like early Relief Society sisters, my granddaughters will strive daily to become sufficiently mature to make and keep sacred temple covenants and that when they do go to the temple, they will pay attention to all that is said and done. Through the blessings of the temple, they will be armed with power and blessed to receive “the key of the knowledge of God.” Through the ordinances of the priesthood found only in temples, they will be blessed to fulfill their divine, eternal responsibilities, and they will promise to live as committed disciples. I am grateful that one of the Lord’s primary purposes in organizing Relief Society was to give the women the responsibility to help each other prepare “for the greater blessings of the priesthood found in the ordinances and covenants of the temple.”
This is what the canvas looked like. I picked it up, with its yellow frame, at a garage sale a while back for $3.00!
I know my ribbon is sideways, but I wanted the words "are the" to be going the right way, and I wanted "grand prize" to be on the rosette. So I took some artistic license. Instead of Moroni, a simple yellow flag adorns the tallest spire. The flowers are made like these spiral ribbon flowers, only mine are very loosey goosey These flowers by Donna Downey, or these on the Studio Calico blog would have been way cute, but I was already done when I found them. Maybe for the next project...
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Even though losing my domain put me into a tailspin, I'm going to try to catch up on my 31 Days of Creating with Meaning.