Friday, June 18, 2010

Icon Writing 101: Fruition

It’s not perfect.  It’s my first one.  I tried to stop while I was ahead.  But, I would be proud to have it hang on my wall.  I still need to varnish it and put a wall hanger on it, and of course have it blessed.  There is gold paint on the borders laid over brown paint; the background behind Blessed Theotokos is yellow ochre with a lighter coat of gold paint and the halos are white with gold paint.  This Icon will be a gift when completed.  I learned patience.  I learned more about love, humanity and peace.  More importantly, I think the image speaks for itself.  It is worthy of being gazed upon in deep, spiritual meditation.

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Part way through my working on this, our priest brought us this booklet on the Virgin of Vladimir. 
So now I know more about the image and the intricate symbols.

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Related Post: http://theclaytonianchronicle.blogspot.com/2010/05/icon-writing-101-journey-to-sacred.html

3 comments:

Anne said...

STUNNING!! I am in awe :) what a beautiful image of the Theotokos! I would definitely hang that on my wall--you are a wonderful writer :)

Can't wait to start mine! Got a few sewing orders to fill first ;) Love to you!

Holly Bennett said...

Renee you did a wonderful job! It is beautiful. It belongs on a wall somewhere!

Michelle M. said...

That is beautiful! I think that must a particularly difficult iron to write. I hope you will do more in the future.