Saturday, April 27, 2013

Icons on Display at 2013 Diocesan Synod

From July 9th - 12th my my icons will be on display at our annual diocesan synod. This year the synod takes place in Annapolis, MD, which is right in my backyard. Consequently I will have a large number of them on display. Please do come and check them out!

(Pictured: St John the Evangelist, based on a Russian icon of the Novgorod school, 9" x 12", egg tempera on panel)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Holiday Reflections

We recently were on holiday at a posh resort in a villa owned by my dear in-laws. While I should have found it relaxing, I was eally more stressed than ever. Honestly, I have no use for vacations. I absolutely love what I do, and love my life... why would I want to take a holiday from it?

Holiday means, among other things, that I do not have access to my library and my studies, I cannot paint in my studio, I cannot practice my classical guitar, I cannot celebrate Mass, and I cannot work in my gardens. To be separated from all that I love (minus my family, of course, who is here with me) is stressful... not relaxing.

Whenever we go on holiday I can't wait for it to be over. I loathe all holidays... unless they are Church holidays (holy days), such as Christmas and Easter.