More Icon Progress
So this is what I have accomplished in the last two days. As you can see, progress slows considerably. This is also because I had to redo many details, as I wasn't happy with them the first time. So, today I will be working on her outer robes, baby Jesus' robes. Then I will do the faces. At the end I will gold leaf the entire back ground. Usually I only gold leaf the halos, but this time I decided to go all out. Then, I will paint on the halo lines and the lettering on the gold leaf.
All this will hopefully be finished by the middle of next week. I have to get going, to do school with the kids, plan dinner, do a load or two of laundry, feed the kiddos breakfast, and then get the big kids set on their dayly work. Then, I can go work on my icon. Dh will be coming and going all day to keep things in line here while I am painting.
We have Presanctified Liturgy tonight, as well. I will explain that at a later time, but in the Eastern church, duing the week in Lent, we have a liturgy similar to the one in the West on Good Friday - no consecration, but we receive communion from the consecreation from Divine Liturgy on Sunday. I'll get more into it later. Now, back to work.