"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My creche for this year.

Merry Christmas!

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  1. Beautiful work. I love the iconic feel to it.

  2. I love it and I know it's weird for me to say this but I'm so proud of you. That's an amazing piece.

  3. Thanks Gina and Belinda. I'm proud of you too Belinda. ;)

  4. Is this egg-tempera on wood? Or do you use oil (or heaven forbid, ACRYLIC)?

  5. elisabeta7:54 PM

    It does have a bit of a Giotto look to it. Do you do frescos as well? And have you ever thought of trying stained glass?

  6. Hey, don't make fun of me! I was serious. I really think it's beautiful and your super talented..... but your still a butt head. oo <---that's my butthead Emoticon or maybe this one ---> OO that's the big butt emoticon, or maybe this one...

    "DANG that anal surgery didn't go as well as I had expected" emoticon, QQ... there's drainage.

  7. Belinda - I meant that - I wasn't being mean.

    Brother, acrylic using tempera technique - on wood. Medium isn't a big deal - it is handling the paints that counts.

    Elisabeta - no - I just paint.

  8. Oh, I'm so sorry Mr.T. I thought you were teasing me. I am proud of you but not just for your paintings. You try to live a life that's pleasing to God and there are few people who seem to be doing that. I love this painting and yes at times your still a butt head but even so I WOULD join your plate of the month club!
    I'm having such a bad day. I just got off of the phone with my Dad.....

    I wish God would kill me quicker
    -I'm being rug burned to death with words.

    If I start crying I will have to email one of my blistering parental letters to you so we can compare notes however for now I'll try and re-gain control of myself.

  9. Thanks Terry for clarification. I didn't mean to sound snobbish with acrylic - actually I don't know how to do oil painting. I have learnt using egg-tempera and acrylic but have stuck to acrylic most of the time, to the horror of my Orthodox icon-writing teacher.

  10. Oh Brother that is quite alright. Iconographers differ on the issue - but one can use acrylic very well in the tempera technique. I think iconographers should be more aware that other medium was used over the centuries - fresco and encaustic to name two.

  11. Belinda: ROFL! (your first reply to butthead, oh, I mean Terry!)

    Lovely, Ter.

  12. (Cathy, I'm in hiding. My comment was stupid and I'm embarrassed about it. I haven't deleted it because that makes me come off as crazy(er)than normal. As usual thank you for your kindness Cathy.)


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