Monthly Archives: May 2011

Images in Cloth 8

We’ve been working hard choosing, cutting, and fusing fabrics.  We continue to make changes in color and fabric.  The image is beginning to take shape.   We have been working especially hard on the face and hands.  We cut out the … Continue reading

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A new icon: Jesus Blesses the Children

I have been asked to begin a new icon, one of Jesus Blessing the Children.  I begin with Scripture, and prayer. And people were bringing children to him that he might touch them, but the disciples rebuked them.  When Jesus … Continue reading

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Images in Cloth 7

In debating how to best depict the face and hands on our icon of St. George, we talked about whether to do it all in cloth, or to paint directly on the cloth. I wanted to be a purist, and have it be all … Continue reading

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St. Clare Icon Blessing

icons written through the hand of Kathy Sievers I attended a blessing of 2 beautiful icons this past weekend in Portland.  It was a very prayerful experience.  The icons were donated to St. Clare’s by a parish family, as a … Continue reading

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Geology at home

For this month, my book group chose a novel by Tracy Chevalier called Remarkable Creatures, about 2 British women who made important fossil finds in the cliffs outside their seaside village in the 1800s.  I am enjoying it so far–and it … Continue reading

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Images in Cloth 6

Slowly the image is coming together.  We are busy cutting, applying sticky stuff to the back with an iron, and pinning the pieces into place.  Order comes out of the chaos.  As we work, we change fabric choices, improvising and redesigning constantly. … Continue reading

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Images in Cloth 5

The pattern is ready, all pieces are numbered and defined. As I worked on this step of the project, I reflected on the meaning of various parts of the image, particularly the horse.  I thought about how to depict him.  He … Continue reading

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