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Hi I'm Sunny

I'm an artist, an avid cartoon watcher, and a Home Care Worker. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a abstract figurative painter in the Oregon area. I love painting people. I believe the body is a sacred representation of the human personality and spirit. I try to reflect that in my paintings. I also work part time as a Home Care Giver to the family of a 9 yr old girl with Cerebral Palsy. I enjoy working with her immensely and look forward to the days I get to see her. I've also respect highly her family, who have been open and loving to me. I'm a bit of a geek. I have a collection of television inspired T-Shirts, my favorite of which is from the Dr Who episode: "Vincent and the Doctor". I also watch a lot of children's cartoons, including My Little Pony, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Legend of Korra, Teen Titans (the original, not the new lame one), and Phineas and Ferb. And since I grew up with one foot in the Potter Universe, I consider myself a Hogwarts Alumni. I grew up as the oldest of 5 children. Most people seem to think our family is too big, but to tell you the truth, I can't imagine growing up any other way. We are all really close in age, my youngest sister only 6 and 1/2 years younger than me. So we all grew up really close. Even though we've had our share of chaos, I can honestly say that we are close friends.

Why I am a Mormon

The easy answer to this question is that I was raised that way, but that isn't the truth.   I guess there's a point where every kid questions the things their parents believe. I reached a point where I needed to know if it was true for myself. Just knowing that my parents believed wasn't good enough anymore. That's when I read the Book of Mormon for the first time. That was when I really knew. It just filled my heart and I just knew that my Savior Jesus Christ loved me and had died for me. This warmth just filled me up, and still carries me through the hard time. Ever since then, I couldn't ever deny that he lives. It was just something that became a part of me.

How I live my faith

Knowing what I do about my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ changes the way I look at everything. It comes out in my artwork. I feel like my connection with my Savoir is the strongest thing I know, and therefore it comes out in my most passionate form of expression. I hope that my paintings point back to him. Right now, I'm serve my church by working with our full time-missionaries. I may not serve full time like they do, but I feel like I'm contributing something positive to my church and my Father in Heaven.

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Sunny
This was something that really discouraged me as a kid. I didn't really understand why I would never have one of those High-Profile calling in the church, no matter how righteous I was in the church, or why I would never hold the priesthood like my Dad does. As I grew older, I began to understand that the Lord does have a purpose for me, and a place in his church. Just because it isn't the same role that I see others hold doesn't mean that it isn't important. The Lord has a plan for his Men and Women in the church. He sees them as equals. But that doesn't mean that their roles are the same. I've watched my mother serve and work valiantly in our Ward and Church. I've seen the good that she has done working with the Relief Society, the Primary Organization, and the Young Woman's Organization. She truly is one of the strongest women that I've met in my life. I've seen the good that the Women of the Church have done. I've seen lives lightened. Today, I feel honored to call myself one of them. Show more Show less