Friday, October 10, 2008

Earnest Prayer



Here is a little self portrait I did for the LDS International Art Competition held every three years for my church. Ok, maybe it doesn't really look like me, but hey she has brown hair, right? Hopefully my head isn't that big.

The theme for the competition was "Remembering the Great Things of God" and I thought that doing a piece very straightforward and honest about how I receive personal revelation was the best solution. I believe that praying and reading the word of God, more than anything else, is the best way for me to find answers and direction in my life, and I wanted to express the feelings of peace and hope that come from accepting the Savior and His atonement. The scripture that inspired me was Jeremiah 28:13 "And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart." I think that expresses best what I feel about my earnest desire to find truth.

I am pleased with how it turned out, and will possibly work on it a bit more, before the deadline next week. What do you think?

6 comments:

tara said...

AMazing wonderful and inspiring!! Good work! You continue to amaze me.

Sheyna said...

It's great Ashley, I really like it. I'm so happy you're entering the competition! Is that a little cappuccino on the table? :)

rachel said...

Yea! I love it. You are inspiring! I miss high school art class...

Melbell said...

Love, Love it! What a fun title. I think you relayed your message beautifully!!

Melbell said...

p.s. I am using this scripture on my little bloggie..thanks for the inspiration :)

Ashley Smith said...

Yes sheyna it is a cappuccino on the table. I am actually praying right now to overcome this addiction to caffeine and caffeine related beverages....no silly, its hot choco with marshmallows. My beverage of choice whilst communing with God.