Monthly Archives: July 2012

Originally posted on Fra Angelico Institute for the Sacred Arts:
Over the past six years I have participated in numerous workshops in sacred art and have produced a number of sacred images, each of which helped me understand the techniques…

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A Shameless Plug

Intercession for Mass: the name of a newly published book by a dear friend.  She is a Carmelite nun.  Recently her insights have helped me struggle through the painting of the Guardian Angel icon.  She has greatly helped me clarify … Continue reading

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The Red Corner

We are all made in the image and likeness of God, and each one of us is His icon.  We reflect and witness to His Truth, the Truth of His Incarnation, of His transfiguring grace in every person. Traditional Orthodox Russian homes … Continue reading

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Commercial Icons?

I am still mulling over the difference in attitude that I had towards the Guardian Angel icon when I thought only of how it would be published.  What a difference it made when I returned to prayer.  It absolutely did … Continue reading

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Reading Books

I love to read.  I read every night.  Novels.  Spiritual works.  Icon books.  All good stuff (mostly). Our pastor had a suggestion during his homily last week.  The Bible is composed of books. Why not read just one of them, … Continue reading

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Guardian Angel Icon

I finished it! At last.  It has been quite a struggle:  some parts of this icon have been painted and repainted and totally changed 5 to 6 times.    Confession time: I had had some vague mercenary notions about what to do … Continue reading

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Howling Wasteland

In a desert land he found him, in a barren and howling waste.   Deut 32:10   It seems that when most people go to the desert, they see desolation and emptiness.  Sticker bushes and snakes.  They don’t like it.  In Scriptures, the desert, and … Continue reading

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