Here we are with back-to-back reviews! This morning I want to share something new that I think is simply fantastic: an Orthodox wall calendar specifically for families and children. Love and Joy was created by three very talented Orthodox moms in Kentucky. What a blessing that God brought them together to form Draw Near Designs! It’s … Continue reading Review: Love and Joy: an Orthodox Children’s Calendar
The ladies of our parish (all who could attend) got together for a painting party at Pinot’s Palette this evening. I had a lovely time and think everyone had a lot of fun. We all brought wine to share. I brought the “baby wine” that has only 6.5% alcohol, which is as much as my … Continue reading Painting party
I am once again working on illustrations for A Take of Four Cakes. Paidea Classics will be publishing the audiobook version before Christmas, God willing, and the print edition will come out whenever I can finish the illustrations.
We usually decorate for Pascha by Holy Thursday. I would prefer to do it Holy Saturday but there's never enough time for anything but the essentials beginning with Holy Friday. We have accumulated various decorations over the years, both gifts and handmade. I let Moppet help decorate the table, using the mostly unbreakable things. More … Continue reading Holy Thursday
Sunday I finally got a chance to photograph the carved chalice and diskos at our parish, as well as take more detailed photos of the royal doors. The same person hand-carved all of them.
Here are a few close-up photos of the carving on our parish's iconostasis. I have been meaning to take photos for several weeks, but with one thing or another it didn't happen. They're just with my phone, but you can still get a good idea. The artist, Michael, departed this life a few weeks ago. … Continue reading Iconostasis
I had to photograph some of the art done recently by Duchess for her art class, so I'm taking the opportunity to show it here.
This afternoon we had the delightful experience of visiting and blessing an icon studio. Noted iconographer, Cheryl Ann Pituch, now lives in LA and attends our parish with her family. It was an honor to be allowed to take photos!
(I may do "S" later in the day to catch up.) Being sick really takes it out of you so I asked for help today. I caught three children and had them draw "R"s for me. All I said was, "make it big and colorful." (Found this later and added it:) Key.