I worked a bit today on my icon of the Annunciation. I had dedicated the prayers over this icon for the unborn children in this world, and asked God to move the hearts of women considering an abortion today, and the hearts of those who work in the clinics.
As the details emerge, Mary’s face is becoming unbearably sad. Not really fitting for the news the angel has just given her, but certainly a development fitting the prayers that are going into the image. I tried to change her expression a couple of times, but still she looks so sorrowful.