The Finished Good Shepherd
Here is the Good Shepherd I finished. I gave it to my parents for Christmas partly as a thankyou for all the help they gave me in being able to take the workshops to learn iconography. The first year I went to the class, I was pregnant with my 6th baby, and the other 5 were 9 and under, so I depended on my parents for a lot of babysitting.
I am taking an icon break for a while, as it is a draining experience. When I choose my next pattern, I'll post it and then share the process with everyone.
I hope you all have a terrific New Year's Eve and Day. Our family is going to church for a pot luck and board game/hat making party, and then tomorrow off to my brother's to celebrate his daughter's birthday. Another full, blessed weekend. I wish you the same.
In response to some questions about the icon, the size of it is 12"H x 10"W. The letters on the left and right are the Greek abbreviations for Jesus Christ (IC XC). On His halo are the Greek letters standing for "He Who Is" or "I Am Who Am". You can click on the image to enlarge it if you want a closer look.