Slide Design Project

Speaker’s Outline

“Behold Thy Mother” by Jeffrey R. Holland
1. Reference to the Savior
       a. Describe role of the Savior, his suffering on our behalf
       b. Born, bear, carry, deliver
2. Reference to Mothers
       a. Born, bear, carry, deliver
       b. Mothers as saviors of their children
3. Letter from young mother
       a. “How can mortal love be so strong that you voluntarily subject yourself to responsibility, vulnerability, anxiety, and heartache and just keep coming back for more of the same? What kind of mortal love can make you feel, once you have a child, that your life is never, ever your own again? Maternal love has to be divine.”
4. Example of friend
       a. dying away from the church
       b. his mother valued the gospel so much
       c. knew he was breaking his mother’s heart, worried to face her
5. Example of Son struggling with same-sex attraction
       a. struggling after coming home from mission early
       b. mom’s efforts to support him
       c. son’s road to recovery, gratitude to mother
6. Mother in Mexico
       a. Temple re-dedication
       b. physically challenged daughter
       c. Mother’s great efforts to help her participate in “hosanna shout”
7. Thank you
       a. for forming souls
       b. for giving birth
       c. for forming character
       d. for your pure love
8. You are doing better than you think you are!

Process

I knew that I wanted to create something directed towards mothers. Becoming a mother has been an incredible experience. I have become very passionate about motherhood and I have developed a desire to help mothers feel good about the work they are doing. Jeffrey R. Holland’s talk from a few conferences ago came to my mind instantly. I was able to find a lot of beautiful images of mothers and the savior on LDS.org. Things just came together so perfectly. The hardest part was deciding which words to use. I broke up the talk into the main 8 points and then created some ideas with combinations of words, fonts, sizes. It was during the drawing phase that I finalized my idea.

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Critique

I am terrible. I did not complete a critique for this assignment and I did not post it to receive any feedback from others. I will do better next time!

Link to the talk: https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2015/10/behold-thy-mother?lang=eng&cid=email-share

Fonts- Titles: Castellar. Additional words: Calibri Light (Headings)

Links to images: https://www.lds.org/media-library/images/category/motherhood?lang=eng

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