"As You were voluntarily raised upon the cross for our sake,
Grant mercy to those who are called by Your Name, O Christ God;
Make all Orthodox Christians glad by Your power,
Granting them victories over their adversaries,
By bestowing on them the Invincible trophy, Your weapon of Peace."
I have been trying to post our work since Friday afternoon. We have been very busy.
I do not understand how other families can do some many activities with the children, allowing each child to have an activity.
I drew the cartoon for this icon last year, took a picture and saved it. Alex and Kristiana worked on the large version of this icon last year and went a little crazy, mixed all the colors and turned it to mud. They can be so silly together--giggling and doing silly things. Anyhow, this year, each person got their own and painted it as they pleased.
Kristiana's attempt - She is very artistic and patient. But, she got tired here.
Alex peaked at 4 years old in icon writing. I think this is part of his perfectionism. If he cannot do it perfectly, he will smear it all together. It's going to be a year of this. I can tell.