Penultimate post on the icon progress
So here is Our Lady of the Sign, almost finished. I still have some cleaning up to do, Jesus' halo, and the lettering.
Alexa commented on this being called "writing" an icon. Icons are more than religious pictures. These are on the level of the Gospels. They teach the faith, and it is as if I am copying the bible. So it's called "writing". The patterns are passed down from generation to generation, and are not allowed to be changed without the bishop's approval so that it can be made sure no theological truth has been changed, left out or confused. I wish I could go into this more now, but am still trying to catch up around here, and shouldn't spend more time on the computer. I will try to explain this more later. Thanks to you all for your encouraging comments. This is a difficult and tiring project, very worthwhile, but quite challenging. I appreciate your enthusiasm. Blessings!
(agian, click on the photos for a closer look)