Category Archives: sharing techniques

Relativity Theory…As I Speed Up, My Work Slows Down

Einstein was such a brain!  His thought experiments  showed  that time begins to slow down as the one moving increases her speed.  This is called time dilation.  As I work on my icons I have gone into a relativity vortex.  This realization struck as … Continue reading

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Getting Icons Ready for Showing

Sigh….One might think that after putting in hundreds of hours on a 16 by 24 icon board that, at last! one were finished, but alas, one would be wrong.  I learned this the hard way this past week when I set … Continue reading

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An Iconographer’s Studio

 All my life I have waited to be an artist.  That is, a practicing artist.  Quietly, while I was busy with the stuff of life I studied, went to museums, read books…ripened…so to speak. Fortunately for me I did not … Continue reading

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Drawing (and painting!) on the Right Side of the Brain

Years ago there was a book published called “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain”.  It posited, no–reported that persons with no artistic bent could replicate an image were they to copy it while viewing it upside down. This process … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned

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Not all those that wander are lost

  I wander though books. I wander through Google. Mostly I wander through Pinterest. Each morning I spend an hour or two or sometimes three (!) traveling through space and time looking at icons, artist’s icon portfolios, folders of ornaments, … Continue reading

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Everything teaches you

   “Rabbi” by Olga Dytyniak This blog begins a new venture in sharing my world of painting. I have always been a very private person and so it feels extremely odd to be sending these words into the ether and … Continue reading

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