Monthly Archives: October 2014

St.Tabitha: Icon in acrylics 2

One of the most freeing and fun steps for me is applying the underpainting. You can’t really make a mistake here. Start with prayer, and then begin to apply the paint. What you are doing is doing is establishing the dark, … Continue reading

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St. Tabitha: an icon in acrylic paints

The next thing to do is to “open” the icon, using a transparent wash of yellow ochre paint as the underlying layer.  I find that having this color underlying all areas of the image gives it a unity, and a … Continue reading

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Icon of St.Tabitha: beginning

Once I have the drawing made, and transferred to the board, it is time to mix up some paint and brush on the lines.  Iconographers do the “lining” in various colors:  reds, blacks, or the local color for each area.  I … Continue reading

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Icon Process: St. Tabitha

I am beginning to work on a new icon, for a faith sharing group.  I am using acrylic paints, on a small piece of Claybord.  Acrylic paints dry very quickly, and require little care once they are dry.  This particular little … Continue reading

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Bl. Pope Paul VI’s Message to Women

Originally posted on 8 Kids And A Business:
Below is the full text of Bl. Pope Paul VI’s message to women as part of the  speeches and messages at the close of the Second Vatican Council,  December 8, 1965. You can…

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More on Our Lady of Vladimir Icon

The question was asked, after my last post, why do I think this particular icon is the most famous and the most venerated, why does it stand out? It is not just a subjective call by myself.  This is a true … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Vladimir

The Icon of the Mother of God of Vladimir. It is arguably the most famous, the most venerated, and the most beloved icon of all time.  Like many icons, it was said to simply appear to the people, miraculously.  There … Continue reading

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Teachings from the Tiny

We were hiking one day in the forest, and came across a huge tree that had fallen across the trail.  No problem:  the Forest Service kept the trail well maintained, and the log was cut through, the section blocking the pathway … Continue reading

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St. Therese, Pray for us

    Happy Feastday of St. Therese of the Child Jesus!       Pray for us, St. Therese, especially those who have drifted away from the Lord and His church.

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