President Eyring’s Watercolor Paintings on Display at Church History Museum

President Eyring’s Watercolor Paintings on Display at Church History Museum


“I don’t think of myself as an artist. I’m
a fellow that likes art and likes memories. I think it’s fair they called
this a journal, a visual journal, and so the art is really a, kind of like at the
end of the day I’ll write a, something that I want to remember the feeling of and
that’s what the, the paintings are the same way. Almost all of them generated by
wanting to preserve a memory or create a memory. The actual painting time, it can
be as little as 20 minutes but you, you have to then go do something else
between the drying, between the washes. I’m embarrassed because my assistants
who are here are nice enough to have cataloged them. I would have told you a
“few,” they tell me it’s more than 1000. Yeah, and that means of, that’s the
ones I didn’t throw away so they’re, but they’ve, about 1000, yeah.” “There are
three journals in the exhibition to give an example of the importance of
record-keeping in his work but then of the works that we chose I sat down with
President Eyring and went through each and every one and there were some that
just seemed very obviously about memories–it was his wife labeled that
way–but what was so fascinating to me is you know, images of Paris, he would say, “Oh,
this is about Kathy.” Or images of Scotland, “This is about a memory with
Kathy.” So, those memories emerged largely through interview and through
conversation.” “I can’t resist occasionally trying to capture a memory, particularly
a feeling of a memory, and I, so I’m driven to it, I often feel a little
guilty when I stop to even do it so it’s, it’s a balance that I, it just
comes. It’s the difference between a balance between the things I, I know the
Lord wants me to do and then some memories that I want to preserve. It’s just
trying to do only things that matter and then also being sure that you make
a record of things that really matter that
might later on be valuable and that’s almost all this is that kind of thing.”

28 Replies to “President Eyring’s Watercolor Paintings on Display at Church History Museum”

  1. The blessing of diligent time management. A few minutes devoted here and a few minutes devoted there can yield a collection of endeared works. I’m in awe President Eyring.

  2. President Eyring is so inspiring for me. He motivated me to keep a journal and as an art student who should be drawing every day, this motivates me to do so much more 😂

  3. I love this so much. I wish we got to see more of this from general authorities. It shows that they really are just regular guys who have an extraordinary calling.

  4. Feelings beautifully put into words💕 My last picture was a feeling of my love of Heavenly Father's Love for me; a pencil drawing of a little girl in a tree looking up into the heavens with joy. I've always loved trees and wonderful creation of nature… I didn't realize why I desired to draw that love of climbing trees and pondering until I listened to this testimony. Then as I looked at my picture, tears of understanding joy just started to fall.
    Thank you❣️

  5. Great work President Eyring, this is the work that the Lord wants you to do. These records of your life's experience and feelings is so valuable to your family and all those that know you. I know. You are a fellow that likes art, but you are certainly an artists. The Lord is using your eyes and hands to capture these images. Thank you for following your dreams.

  6. What a sweet and honorable man! I have always loved President Eyring, but I feel more love for the him, from humility he has shown in this video.

  7. Revelations 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them who say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
    Job 9:24 The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covereth the faces of the judges thereof; if not, where, and who is he?

    Zondervan’s Bible Dictionary: Ham – The youngest son of Noah, born probably about 96 years before the Flood; and one of eight persons to live through the Flood. He became the progenitor of the dark races; not the Negroes, but the Egyptians, Ethiopians, Libyans and Canaanites.

    Exodus 11:7 But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know how that the Lord doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.

    Song of Solomon 1:5-6 I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as black as the tents of Kedar, as black as the curtains of Solomon. Job 30:30 my skin was black upon me. Lamentations 4:8 my skin was blacker than coal. Isaiah 47:1-2 we had dreadlocks. Acts 13:1 I was called a nigger. Daniel 7:9 burnt bronze skin Revelations 1:13-15 hair like wool skin like burnt bronze. Song Of Solomon 5:11 My dreadlocks are black & bushy. Enoch was a pitch black Ethiopian. Moses married a black Ethiopian and passed for a black Egyptian and Pharaoh son. Baby Jesus, Mary, & Joseph fled to Egypt to hide. Jesus walked the desert for 40 days. Israel is on the continent of Africa. The real Jews were Egyptian sun-slaves and have always been black.

    Acts 7:6 Then the LORD said to Abraham, "Know for certain that for four hundred years your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own and that they will be enslaved and mistreated there. Deuteronomy 28:15-68.
    Daniel 9:11 Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him. Isaiah 42:22 But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore.
    Jeremiah 17:4 And thou, even thyself, shalt discontinue from thine heritage that I gave thee; and I will cause thee to serve thine enemies in the land which thou knowest not: for ye have kindled a fire in mine anger, which shall burn for ever.
    Isaiah 1:3 The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.
    Lamentations 1:3 Judah is gone into captivity because of affliction, and because of great servitude: she dwelleth among the heathen, she findeth no rest: all her persecutors overtook her between the straits.
    Luke 21:24 They shall fall by the edge of the sword and be taken captives into all nations. Jerusalem will be trodden down by gentiles until the times of the gentiles be fulfilled.
    Revelation 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

    Ecclesiastes 4:14 For out of prison he cometh to reign; whereas also he that is born in his kingdom becometh poor.

    Isaiah 45:17 But Israel shall be saved in the Lord with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.

    Revelation 21:12 And The New Kingdom of Heaven had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel.

    Romans 3:3 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar.

    Please don't take my word for it. Check Biblical Prophesy. See what the Talmud says about Jesus and Mary. Everyone should read The International Jew by Henry Ford, The Protocols of The Elders of Zion, The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, Israel's 5 Trillion Dollar Secret, The Thirteenth Tribe, The Bloodlines of The Illuminati, and From Babylon to Timbuktu to name just a few. I hope this helps. God Bless.

  8. This is true Art, not produced for art itself but as an expression and carrier of life. This what art really is! Sorry for my pathetic words, but yeah

  9. I've always liked art but stopped after high school because of so many negative things connected to it. I've wanted to start up again but I'm hesitant. Too much emotional baggage…

  10. I love this! I love how President Eyring tries to do "only things that matter," and then tries to keep a record of the things that matter. What a beautiful way to preserve memories, through his watercolor paintings! Thanks for the inspiration, President Eyring!

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