Take an egg. Or, take two if you feel the urge. Spend all the time you would like for watching and waiting. With care, knowing the secret content within, break open heaven’s door and behold the gold of sacrifice.
Take time to begin to know this color gold – surrounded in clarity; the clear membrane that surround the potential for life. Then, faithfully, hold eternal life’s potential in your hand. The life-promise comes into light and color. To employ the icon painting techniques in the light, you must take care to let go of the transparent, to reveal the essence of life. The sacrifice has begun. Now enfold a bit of wine or vinegar with golden yolk. It must be part of the sacrifice. Add drops of lavender oil. Creation is closer now than at first glance.
Say the prayer of eternity as God was our creator. “Behold, it is very good.” Reach out your hand and take the color that calls you by name. On the white virgin surface you are the Creator’s heart with each beat, paint what needs creating. Each stroke and breath is made new at every instant. Do not forget I am with you. Amen.
Direct your prayer towards mysterious Icon Painting Techniques
What are Icon Painting Techniques in the Light are for me; the soft flow of layer upon layer of paint is mesmerizing. The meditation goes hand in hand with the icon painting techniques being taught and learned. I try to show my students this still attentiveness, those who grow in the appreciation of these ancient icon painting techniques.