Thursday, December 30, 2010

Liz Lemon Swindles Biblical and Modern Day Parables with HIDDEN SYMBOLS: "I Would Gather Thee" and "A Mother's Vigil"

First in the Parable series with hidden symbols and over half has been sold out.  

Pre-order ends Jan. 31st  In order to get our limited edition/framed print at $195  After Jan 31st cost is $295

  • Eggs and Chicks gathered and not gathered
  • Red on Hen and on Book Mark representing the atonement  
  • Mother's Arms positioned in concern for her children as is the Hen's wings 
  • Green to represent life

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! - Matthew 23:37

A Mother´s Vigil: I Would Gather Thee (Modern)
On the night before Jesus was crucified, He went to the Mount of Olives overlooking Jerusalem with His disciples. As He sat looking down on the city and people He loved, He lamented, "... how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!" - Matthew 23:37.

Like God, each of us is anxious to gather our own families around us. We long to provide needed comfort amidst the ever growing storms that surround them. In this picture of a worried mother waiting up for a child that isn´t home yet, I painted twelve eggs, symbolic of the number of Jesus´ apostles - those who assisted Jesus in His work - and the thought that God wants to gather all of His children, but that He often does this through the love and efforts of our families here on earth.
  Liz Lemon Swindle

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Purchase 2011 Calendars and Christmas DVD's and you could WIN!!

BEFORE Dec. 10th, next time your are in Harmon's, Macy's Grocery, Hallmark, Deseret Book, Seagull, Roberts Craft pick a 2011 Christmas Calendar and or a Christmas DVD and then in the comment section on this Blog write where you purchased your Christmas Calendar and why you want to win Liz's newest signed print "Come Follow Me".  You could be ONE of 5 Winners. Bring your Calendar and or DVD to one of Liz's shows (see below) to meet Liz and have her sign them. (See Rules and other ways to win below)

If you don't live in Utah you can go directly to PURCHASE 2011 CALENDARS or DVD'S
and you will automatically be entered.

Have you seen our monthly NEWSLETTER ?

Keep informed on what events Liz's will be traveling to, updates on her latest work and our sales and promotions.

One of Liz's projects RETURN TO THE FAMILY  (See Video Return to the Family Video )
Is a project centered around the family that is also referred to as "Dinner Table Discussions".
Every Month a new print is sent to directly to your home.  This print has the STORY behind the painting along with the values the painting represents.  During the month you place the picture where your family can see it.  One the back of the picture are topics and ideas that you can discuss.  For more information got to Foundation Arts.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Dinner Table

When I was growing up my dad would come home from work and we would all gather for dinner. We talked of things that happened that day. I did not know then how therapeutic that was. It was just something that we did every night. Now I look back and it was there at the dinner table where questions were answered and strength was given.

Today I come home from work and we all gather for dinner. I love to hear what happened to my children during the day. I love to listen to them complain and laugh about funny things. It is there that I often sense a child has had a rough day. I am hoping that they too receive answers to their questions and strength to their souls. It has become a tradition in my home as it was when I was young.

I discovered recently that many families don’t eat at a table but in front of the television. How sad to lose those moments of answering and strengthening. If there was one thing that I would use it would be the time when the family gathers for dinner. The time to teach and discuss and strengthen is between bites of roast beef and potatoes. Just a thought, but maybe telling a story of Jesus with a picture that shows it all would give the strength to our children that  they need today.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


                      NEW CONTEST
          Be one of 5 Winners for "Come Follow Me"

Every purchase you make on  you receive an entry to win.  For more entries do the following:

1- Email (this will also subscribe you to our newsletter)

2- Become a follower of  
In the comments section write "WHY" you want to win this painting.

3- Copy and paste this contest on your Blog or Facebook wall and write about it.
Contest Ends December 10th.  5 winners will be contacted and given one week to respond.  If you don't respond we will draw another winner. 

LAST MONTHS "Be It Unto Me" Winners: 
Jackie Williamson
Kay C. Butler
Sue Sparks
Terriale Goldman
Terri Shaw


We have a limited amount of VIP Tickets available where you can meet Liz in person and receive a special gift.  Also if you have any of Liz's work you are able to bring it in for her to personally sign.

For tickets (6 per family) please contact me at with the following: Number of tickets you need and the location you will be attending.

Joseph Smith Memorial Building15 E. South Temple, SLC          
Fri. Dec. 10, 6 - 9 pm
Repartee Gallery- 1110 E. Fort Union Blvd./above Desert Book   
Sat. Dec.11, 11- 2pm
Repartee Gallery- University Mall Suite J-168, Orem                                              Sat. Dec. 11,   6 - 9 pm

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Parables, Michael & Liz Make New DVD, NEW Contest

I recently attended one of Liz's photo shoots on "The Parables".  What an amazing experience.  No one could hold back the tears as we watched the models come to life as they portrayed their roles so well. The 2 models enacted Christ and a modern day version of the lost sheep that seemed so lifelike and real that you were in awe while observing.

Just the other day Michael McLean came into the studio with an idea for his Forgotten Carols.  He had written a new song and wanted to put several of Liz's painting of Christ, his birth and life on a large screen to be shown in a slide presentation as the Forgotten Carol's closing number.

We now have Michael's new song along with Liz's beautiful art work in a brand new DVD titled "Arise and Shine Forth".  If you would like a sneak peak of this amazing DVD you can see the actual video by going to: CLICK Foundation Arts

Liz is unveiling her newest original painting "Come Follow Me'.  To see more about this painting, how you can MEET LIZ PERSONALLY and hear Liz explain the inspiration behind it, go to Liz's blog at

From Nov. 16th thru Dec. 10th every time you make a purchase on
you will be automatically entered into a drawing to win your own personally signed print of
                                                "Come Follow Me"

Another way you can enter is to email with your NAME, PHONE NUMBER, and BLOG address.  You will be entered into the drawing by simply blogging or posting on facebook about one of your favorite Liz Lemon Swindle pieces and then coping and pasting this contest onto your blog or facebook wall.

Every time you blog or write about Liz on facebook about one of your favorite Liz Lemon Swindle paintings you will receive another entry.  Please post a comment below with a linkback to your blog or facebook post for our own accounting.

A third way you can enter is by purchasing any of the 2011 Parables and Son of Man Calendars or DVD' at one of the following locations. Please make sure to email with your NAME, PHONE NUMBER, and a copy of your receipt. You will receive one entry per item you purchase. 

Look for this display at the following locations:
Harmons, Maceys, Hallmark, Deseret Book, Seagull, Repartee Gallery's, Roberts and LDS Bookstores everywhere.

Gina Bagley
Editor in Chief 
Foundation Arts

Friday, November 5, 2010


Enter Today to Win 18"x20" Liz Lemon Swindle Print 
"Be It Unto Me" worth $129.95! 

5 WINNERS Total 
(Contest ends Nov 13th~Winner's Announced Nov. 16th)

Giveaway drawing is open from October 19, 2010 to 
November 13, 2010 at 11:59pm MST.

Enter today by going to by doing these 3 things:

1- Email (this will also subscribe you to our newsletter

2- Become a follower on Liz's blog by going to:  
(In the comments section write "WHY" you want to win this painting.

3- Become a follower on our Bringing Peace Into the Home:

Bring in your Liz Lemon Swindle artwork or calendars for her to sign.
For a special invite for the 2nd weekend in Dec. Email:

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Bringing Peace Into the Home

Bringing Peace Into the Home is a campaign started by Liz Lemon Swindle.  Liz is an international artist whose desire is to teach and inspire through art. The Editor behind this campaign is Gina Bagley. Gina writes, "Does putting our kids in time out really work?  I was giving this some thought one day and came up with the idea of "Time Out with a Twist". Instead of taking two arguing children to their rooms I decided to put them in front of a painting of Jesus that hangs in our home.  I then told them to look at the picture of Jesus and talk to each other about what it meant to them. I saw a difference with these two children.  I have since looked for art to put into my home that teaches and inspires.  Art is an incredible way to teach lessons to children and even ourselves.  Often when I need a break I will sit down and look at the painting of Jesus on my wall and spend a quiet moment or two learning a few things about myself."

Do you think by having art in your home that has purpose and meaning can make a difference?  Tell us what your thoughts are and if you have had any inspiring stories with art that you are willing to share.

Notice in the two pictures above. Simply by placing an inspirational piece of art with this already beautiful decor immediately brought about a new feeling, with more purpose.  Look for areas in your home where you can place beautiful art that will teach, inspire and add purpose.  A great resource is Foundation Arts.  Get on this site to see the wide variety of inspirational paintings and gift ideas that will truly inspire and bring peace and purpose into your home and to those who you care about.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Enter Today to Win 18"x20" Liz Lemon Swindle Print Be It Unto Me worth $129.95! 


Giveaway drawing is open from October 19, 2010 to 
November 13, 2010 at 11:59pm MST.

Enter today by going to: Leave a comment under CONTEST on this post, and tell us --why you want to win this painting. (1 entry)
-Subscribe to our newsletter- email with subscribe in subject line (if you’re not already receiving our emails). (1 entry)

Giveaway Rules:
You can only enter under one name

For each item completed below, receive more entries to win. All entries will be drawn on November 15th, and notified that day. 

-Become a Facebook Fan of Liz Lemon Swindle, Bringing Peace Into the Home, and Repartee Gallery (1 entry per site)
-Facebook the contest with linkback in your comment. (1 entry)
-Add yourself as a Follower on the following blogs:,, (1 entry per site)

How about 15 extra entries!?
-Blog about the contest WITH a picture of Liz Lemon Swindle’s painting, Be It Unto Me in your post and link back to this post, so people will know where to enter. In your blog, post the following link to