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New Theology, a Women’s Unexpected Treasure

Women’s voices and their images have been lacking in Christian theology for 2,000 years. Christian art has typically focused on Mary, Mother of Jesus whose holiness the everyday woman could not possibly attain. She also is praised for her obedience … Continue reading

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Art and Spirituality, the Love of Being Bold

  Someone came in my studio a while ago and exclaimed, “it is rare for me to see artwork that I want to own. I usually find myself saying…I could do that! I don’t have artwork on my walls because … Continue reading

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Icon Painting Retreat to Learn and Rest

About promoting a workshop, in the beautiful retreat center  called The Jubilee House, In Abingdon, Virginia, July 16 to July 20 2018.  This 5 day workshop introduces the practice and theory of traditional icon painting/writing, offered as a meditation as … Continue reading

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Painting Medium of Egg Yolk and Timeless Dirt, Fantastic

If there is NO GOD then I have had a great time living the illusion that there is one and If there IS a GOD, it will confirm a life illuminated by something greater than I can imagine. Mind and … Continue reading

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New Catholic Icon

Thoughts and reflections   I have been a practicing Christian all my life and half of that time dedicated to the practice of painting (writing) icons. Biblical text, liturgy, and prayer are my source of strength and comfort, just like … Continue reading

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St John the Silent

St John presses on his lip in act of silencing himself. I might practice a bit more meditation and prayer  with this image. The image of St John depicts a visual state of consciousness or a snapshot of a mystical … Continue reading

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Painting with Earth Pigments

Hexaemeron, means the period of six days in which God created the world. Icon workshops are usually five days long, painting mornings for 3 hours and the same in the afternoon; the 6th day is rest and refection, everyone takes … Continue reading

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