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Hi I'm Desiree Short

I'm an artist, I love to learn about all subjects, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an artist--I use watercolors, pastels, prismacolors, oils, pen, colored pencil, sketching pencil, etc. My favorite painting media is oils. I also enjoy pottery though I've done that a much shorter time. I am learning bookbinding right now. I love took both AP Biology and AP Calculus and loved them both. All subjects interest me to an extent; I love English (both reading and writing), mythology, astronomy, and plant sciences. One of my other hobbies is gardening--I love to grow unique plants from seed (heirloom seeds to be exact). Learning is my passion.

Why I am a Mormon

There was a time when I started to fall away from this Gospel. My parents had brought me up in the LDS faith, but what they believed ceased to be enough. However, I wanted what they said to be true enough that I didn't give up--an eternally loving Father in Heaven, a plan through it all, and atonement to fix all my mistakes, eternal love and joy...each point of the Gospel seemed so good IF it were true. So I decided to test it; I lived the gospel. I reached out to God. I exercised the faith--or the wanting for faith--that I had with the choice that I wouldn't give up unless I knew it weren't true. I couldn't turn my back on all the wonderful promises without knowing. And as it happened, the more I lived it, the less I doubted. I continue to grow and believe and know this is the true Gospel every time I see the goodness it brings and every time I feel the Holy Ghost reminding me that it IS all true.

How I live my faith

The strongest way I live my faith is by being as Christlike as I can be. I try to be friendly and kind and welcoming. Above all, I let my happiness shine--Christ's Gospel is the gospel of peace and joy; why would I not shine? Through good times and bad I seek faith and comfort.