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.

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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.