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3 Lessons I Learned From Scumbling

I spent Friday evening and most of Saturday and Sunday sitting around a table with seven other people and writing* an icon under the instruction of a gifted iconographer. (*Because icons are seen as a depiction of the Holy Scriptures, the act of creating one is called writing, not painting.)¬†I’m still processing this amazing/formative experience, but there are three¬†thoughts/lessons that are clear enough to communicate to others. #1: Trust the process. Things were going fine until it was time to work on the face of our image of Christ. The way that iconography works, you put down the skin tone Read More