General Conference October 2022

Once again, I have made a pdf download of all of my personal sketched notes from the October 2022 General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. You are welcome to use these without cost for personal, family, or classroom use as long as you give attribution to me. Please do not sell these in any format or try to pass them off as your own. You are welcome to print them and use them for your own study in whatever way you wish of course. As long as everyone plays by these rules, I can still offer them for free for all. Of course, I would really really love it if you’d follow me on Instagram or even Facebook if you have an account. Here’s the link for both platforms…

http://www.instagram.com/julieolsonbooks/

https://www.facebook.com/julieolsonbooks

Now for the pdf file of my notes. Please note, any mistakes are my own and these are my own interpretations of the talks given. I draw/create them in real time as the speakers speak, so these are not refined in any way. Click on the link below to download. 

http://www.jujubeeillustrations.com/uploads/GeneralConference/generalconfoct2022.pdf

I don't ask for any payment, but some people have requested a link to donate to. If you would LIKE to donate to my artistic endeavors, you can do so via Venmo @Julie-Olson-1 or click here https://account.venmo.com/u/Julie-Olson-1 but it is not required.

ENJOY!

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Fighting Food Insecurity: An Artist's Contribution

Children go hungry in America every day, particularly in rural communities, where statistics show food insecurity to be as
high as 25%. This means up to one in four children in rural communities lacks nutritionally adequate food or the ability to acquire it on a daily basis. In one of the wealthiest countries in the world, this appalling statistic is unacceptable. But how do we mitigate food insecurity for children and its resulting effects on a child’s physical, mental, and social development? This project proposes to educate, raise awareness, and inspire and/or enable action by all stakeholders to reduce food insecurity, specifically for the children of rural America, through research-based charitable event signage and a children’s illustrated book. The expected result of these materials is that those who have resources to give will be inspired to do so and those who suffer from food insecurity will better understand where and how to get assistance, no matter their age.

To effectively accomplish this goal, I conducted research into the following: the definition and factors of food insecurity, food insecurity in rural America, the effects of food insecurity on children, reducing food insecurity for children, psychological factors for charitable giving, and designing with the intent to influence an audience.

Unfortunately, the recent COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated the situation due to supply chain issues, rising unemployment rates, and inflation. Therefore, we cannot delay in raising awareness and providing aid to the food insecure. My thesis project aims to do just that through illustrated story and printed signage.

Here are a few of the initial drawings for my graphic novel entitled, "Hunger," which will be completed for my final MFA thesis project. I am currently looking for donors or partners willing to help publish this book and get it into the hands of children and adults nationwide in an attempt to raise awareness and encourage change in a faltering system. Please let me know if you can help.
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General Conference April 2022

 Once again, I have made a pdf download of all of my personal sketched notes from the April 2022 General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. You are welcome to use these without cost for personal, family, or classroom use as long as you give attribution to me. Please do not sell these in any format or try to pass them off as your own. You are welcome to print them and use them for your own study in whatever way you wish of course. As long as everyone plays by these rules, I can still offer them for free for all. Of course, I would really really love it if you’d follow me on Instagram if you can. Here’s the link…

https://www.instagram.com/julieolsonbooks/

Now for the pdf file of my notes. Please note, any mistakes are my own and these are my own interpretations of the talks given. I draw/create them in real time as the speakers speak, so these are not refined in any way. Click on the link below to download. 

https://www.jujubeeillustrations.com/uploads/GeneralConference/GeneralConferenceApril2022.pdf

I don't ask for any payment, but some people have requested a link to donate to. If you would LIKE to donate to my artistic endeavors, you can do so via Venmo @Julie-Olson-1 or click here https://account.venmo.com/u/Julie-Olson-1 but it is not required.

ENJOY!



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Working on my MFA degree

 Wow, life has been cram-packed busy. In the summer of 2020, I felt prompted to go back to school to earn a Masters of Fine Art degree in Design. So I researched programs, applied, and started at Liberty University (online) in September of 2020. Since then, I've gone every semester and have completed over half of the credits/classes required to graduate. As I finish up this current term, I sigh with exhaustion and an overwhelming feeling of surprise at the sheer amount of knowledge I've gained and artwork I've completed. 

So, just as a small taste of what I've been doing, I decided to share my final presentation for the project I've been working on for the last 7 weeks in my Interactive Design class. We had to come up with a completely new concept for an app and execute the entire design and prototype over a single term. It sure would be fun to see this app actually come to life someday, but for now, here's a glimpse into what it could be.


If you're interested in more of what I've been doing in the programe, check out my portfolio at https://julieolson.myportfolio.com and click on GRAPHIC DESIGN or UI DESIGN. These include just a few of the projects (not nearly all though) I've worked on over the last year. 
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General Conference October 2021 Sketchnotes

For anyone who is interested, here is a link to the pdf file of my notes from October’s General Conference. All I ask is that you credit me when you share them and that you do not resell or publish them in any way for profit. These are free to use for personal or classroom use or to be shared among friends and family etc. I create these for my own personal reflection as the conference speakers are speaking, so I’m sure there are mistakes. My apologies for those. But I share these in hopes that other visual learners like myself can benefit from them.  

I was told by several Instagram followers that I should also share my Venmo name so they could donate a little.  IF you would like to donate, my Venmo is @julie-olson-1 BUT no donation is required. 

Click on the link below the image for the pdf file. Enjoy!

http://www.jujubeeillustrations.com/uploads/October%202021%20General%20Conference.pdf


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April General Conference Sketchnotes

 Hello my friends. Some of you may be interested in this post and some may not, but I just wanted to share something with you. Every 6 months, the people of my religious affiliation gather (mostly virtually) to uplift one another through messages of positivity, hope and truth. And every 6 months I draw sketched out notes of the speaker's messages as they speak to help MYSELF remember them better. But I also share them with anyone else who is more of a visual learner like I am. So, here is a link to the pdf file of all of my notes from last week's April 2021 General Conference. 

Feel free to share the link, just PLEASE do not repurpose them in any way or form in a manner other than that which is presented here. These are for your own personal use and study and not for resale in any way, shape, or form. Stick to those terms and I can keep providing them for your use. 

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE it if you would follow my professional page on Instagram or Twitter @JulieOlsonBooks where I post my notes as I create them in real time (you'll see them there first). Also, it helps my professional career if you follow me... and costs nothing for you. Thanks so so much!

Enjoy!

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