Monthly Archives: November 2014

St. Tabitha Icon

I have finished my icon of St. Tabitha.  Intended for persons who are not familiar with icons and their symbolic language, this image of her is not strictly traditional.  I hope that it will lead the recipients to prayer and … Continue reading

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The corrections

I had a faint memory of cleaning house one day, washing walls.  I had grabbed a cleaner, 409 it was, and began to scrub without noticing that it said on the bottle:  do not use on painted surfaces. It began … Continue reading

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The First Step: Prayer

The most logical first step in beginning to correct or repair an icon, is to pray. This prayer was shared with me recently by a fellow iconographer.  It is lovely, and was perhaps written especially for young iconographers attending workshops given … Continue reading

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St.Tabitha meets Murphy

I took my little icon of St.Tabitha to the coast, on a short vacation, hoping to make some progress in the painting.  I worked by the window, painting industriously, but perhaps scrimping a bit in the prayer department.  I began to highlight … Continue reading

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St.Tabitha icon progresses

There is not much about St.Tabitha in the Bible.  Just some basic facts, most important of which is that she is the only woman specifically named as a disciple of Christ.  The word “disciple” refers to learning, to being a … Continue reading

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