Sunday, August 14, 2005

Icon Pt. II


Irena says the way I painted this indicates that I am soft on the outside but strong on the inside. I'm not sure how she gets to that, but I'll own it...

7 comments:

mibi52 said...

By the way, the small black mark in the upper left hand arc of the halo is actually an ant that crawled across as we photographed the icon.

Christopher said...
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Karen C said...

Hi again Mibi, Sadly no, we have not seen the icons you speak of. Our teacher and his wife did however take us on a tour of the religious art in our National Gallery here in Victoria but sadly, our gallery only owns one true(minor)icon, the rest being classed as altar pieces or religious art as they do not have the hallmarks of iconography.

My first "Mandylion" is nearly finished and will be for my eldest son who has a deep reverence for all things Christ. (We suspect he may begin the process one day). I feel I am now ready to begin my next one so that I am not tempted to 'overwork' the one I am currently finishing. I am looking for just the right subject for my second son and another for my third son and as they are all such individuals the icons need to speak to them individually or at least convey my message/prayer to them.

I could chat to you all day about this subject and take up all your 'comments' space but I will finish by saying congratulations on finishing your own icon. Truly an accomplishment and a journey.

Karen C said...

Hi again Mibi, Sadly no, we have not seen the icons you speak of. Our teacher and his wife did however take us on a tour of the religious art in our National Gallery here in Victoria but sadly, our gallery only owns one true(minor)icon, the rest being classed as altar pieces or religious art as they do not have the hallmarks of iconography.

My first "Mandylion" is nearly finished and will be for my eldest son who has a deep reverence for all things Christ. (We suspect he may begin the process one day). I feel I am now ready to begin my next one so that I am not tempted to 'overwork' the one I am currently finishing. I am looking for just the right subject for my second son and another for my third son and as they are all such individuals the icons need to speak to them individually or at least convey my message/prayer to them.

I could chat to you all day about this subject and take up all your 'comments' space but I will finish by saying congratulations on finishing your own icon. Truly an accomplishment and a journey.

Orendon said...
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Cathy said...

So glad to have found your blog. I look forward to reading it in the future!

Cathy
http://cathyknits.blogspot.com

mibi52 said...

..so what's the deal with the spam comments? I've had to delete a couple of them already. what a pain!