Category Archives: Icons


This is a lovely winter scene I went and tried to paint last Sunday.  My daughter and I took a Nature Journaling Class last month, and I have decided this may be a lifesaver for me at the moment.  Long … Continue reading

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Archangel Raphael

This is the icon of Archangel Raphael that I spent last week painting.  I got very critical of my skills and did some of those horribly self-defeating comparisons in the class.  The student body was mostly composed of professional artists. … Continue reading

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Wednesday in Late August

I have some fabulous news!  I am going to be able to take an icon workshop week after next!  I’m taking the week off work and will have six days of wonderful meditative icon writing.  Not sure which icon we … Continue reading

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First Roses of 2014!

This is not an actual fully bloomed rose yet, but I bet it will be by this afternoon!  This is the beautiful Chicago Peace.  I have a Fragrant Cloud next to it that will probably be a full beautiful rose … Continue reading

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Last Monday in January

I thought I posted this on my photo blog – oh well. I am not feeling particularly well.  I am so tired.  I thought I was just tired from work, but this is beyond that kind of tired.  I haven’t … Continue reading

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The First Day of 2014

It’s the first day of the year.  A year that I feel so hopeful about.  Driving home from Mass this morning, I saw the most incredible clouds, I drove to a nearby vantage point and took some photos.  I had … Continue reading

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I’m too tired to even take a good picture of the icon.  I finished it 2 hours ago.  After approximately 60 – 70 hours of work, over 8 days.  I am tired. It is a different methodology than I have … Continue reading

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And Another

This is the last day of the icon class.  As much as I have enjoyed it, I am ready for it to be over.  I am tired in a very special way.  The bags under my eyes that developed some … Continue reading

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A Glorious Summer Morning

  I could not get my camera to focus on the little rose bud.  It wanted to focus on the rocks and the distant leaves.  And when you are using an iPhone as your camera, I think there is little … Continue reading

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Day 4 of Vacation

This was my icon at the end of yesterday’s work.  I wish I could write more about the process, but when I do, I have to use the words.  The words are so out of the jargon of normal life … Continue reading

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