Monthly Archives: November 2013

Why Icons?

So why do you like them, people ask?  Arty types say they are just craft at best, and mere uncreative copying at worst.  Others say they are stiff, archaic, and not so pretty.  So why am I, and many others, … Continue reading

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Wouldn’t it be great . . .

As I am all wound up about the carousel project that I visited and posted recently about, and the beautiful work I saw, and how all of those volunteers creating that carousel didn’t even know about painting or woodcarving before … Continue reading

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Building a Carousel Animal

I was fascinated with the actual process of creating the Albany Carousel Project. Each animal hand carved from wood, painted with great care and detail–and largely by volunteers with little or no art background. The main mechanism for the new … Continue reading

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Carousels

I’ve heard it said that to plant a tree is a sign of faith and hope for the future, an act of love for generations yet to come.  The person who puts the seed in the ground is not the … Continue reading

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St. Anthony Icon in progress

I reblogged an earlier post, about the surprises in painting an icon.    I find myself ready for these as I work on the image of St. Anthony and the Child Jesus, expectant and searching as I work step by … Continue reading

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2 Surprises (at least) in Every Icon

Originally posted on reinkat:
Every icon provides me with 2 moments of surprised delight, on top of the steady sense of peace and comfort that comes through the combination of work and prayer. The initial stages of painting involve putting a fairly dark, dull…

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