I am an iconographer. I have been studying Russian/Greek style icons for approximately 15 years.  A trip to Russia to study icons and see masterworks “in person” was one of the highlights of my life.

I am married with 3 children.

I love the Lord, icons, my family, my church, dogs, hiking, camping, and the outdoors in general.  I also enjoy reading novels, gardening, and eating chocolate ice cream.

18 Responses to About

  1. Beautiful, peaceful blog, clean and chaste. I love anything about icons! Keep writing, and I will keep reading!
    Sister Mary Grace

  2. SR says:

    I just wanted to let you know I have nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog Award” and you may pick it up! God Bless, SR

  3. Sartenada says:

    Great blog full with interesting things to me.

  4. Robert says:

    Wonderful blog….look up http://www.danielmitsui.com, in case you are not aware of him. You both have a great love and gift for iconography. God bless

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  6. Lyn says:

    Hi Kat.
    The Sunshine Award is awarded to bloggers whose writings “light up the dark corners of our minds”, and of course, I thought of you! I do enjoy your insight and wit on your informative blog. You can find the details for receiving this award by following this link: http://newthingspringingforth.wordpress.com/2013/08/19/the-sunshine-award/


  7. Hi! Your blog is very interesting, I hope To follow it. Regards from Spain.

  8. I’d like to nominate you for the Sunshine Award! You are truly inspiring to me! http://wp.me/pKuUa-1kJ

  9. panisuze says:

    I am looking to purchase an icon of Christ blessing the children for our St Anthony church school. Has your icon been reproduced anywhere? Thank you.
    Pani Suze

  10. panisuze says:

    Hello. I thought I already posted but I don’t see it. Forgive me. I am wondering if your icon of Christ Blessing the Children has been reproduced anywhere? I am looking to purchase one for our church school. Thank you. Beautiful work.

  11. Stephen says:

    So glad I found this blog! I’m an Orthodox believer, but a Roman Catholic friend and co-worker sent me to your blog when I said I was looking for a good book giving a Catholic perspective on the theology of icons. Do you have any recommendations? Thanks so much! God bless!

    • reinkat says:

      I use Orthodox sources. There are not many Catholic writers about iconography. Sister Wendy did write one nice volume. Catholic-to-Orthodox convert Jim Forrest wrote another. Fr. Egon Sendler’s book, translated from the French, is probably the best known. But all of these are seeking to explain the Orthodox view to others, especially Catholics, rather than express a Catholic view. My experience is that Catholics just don’t understand icons, having drifted away from that tradition more than 8 centuries ago.

  12. SaintlySages says:

    Your posts are excellent. I always look forward to seeing them. Are you on Facebook?

    • reinkat says:

      Thank you, Saintly Sage, I appreciate the compliment and am glad that you like my posts. I feel a bit insecure about them sometimes, so am glad of the supportive words! I am a FB-hater, and only rarely go on, mostly to see pictures of my friends’ dogs, to tell the truth. I enjoy your blog as well, and find some really thought-provoking insights there. Lenten blessings to you.

  13. Mother Sophronia Hofstead says:

    Glory to Jesus Christ.
    Your blog has been helpful, thank you for posting. I am an Orthodox nun and iconographer who paints with egg tempera but needs to paint something in acrylic for the mission parish nearby. I have two requests to make. Would you share the six acrylic tube colors that you use frequently and your favorite acrylic medium (I will plan to purchase those and mix others from my dry pigments and medium)? Would you be willing to share your lovely sketch of St. Tabitha? We have a catechumen by that name and an icon for her would be my first one in acrylic.
    In Christ,
    Mother Sophronia

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