Some of my friends have requested that I continue to update them with my blog. I will try to do that but I'm still not comfortable with website building, etc.
I have taken a break from icon writing over the Christmas holidays and noticed my inability to paint icons. I have also been unable to meet with my teacher and so I'm pretty much on my own. However, I know that God is my real teacher. He is the one who has inspired me to begin this art form and continue to do so.
I believe that fasting and prayer is crucial. When I am fasting and praying for His help with each step, then it becomes very easy. But when I am trying to do it on my own, it is near impossible. And so, this is my promise to God and to my friends, that I will try to begin again to write icons in 2016. I have a long list of icons that I hope to write beginning with:
Large Nativity of Christ
The Last Supper (institution of the Holy Eucharist)