Reflection Through Art

The girls worked on coloring this page while dad and I reflected on our family’s patron saint for 2010, St. John Chrysostom



Rose stepped it up a notch and created an icon.  I got the inspiration from iconography found here and an icon project found here via Shower of Roses

We took the printed coloring sheet and transferred it using a pencil-rub technique to the wood plaque (that was pre-painted with gold tempera paint).  Rose then used paint pens and markers to color the image.  She preferred the markers.  They created a subtle aged look.  

She had her first go at iconography in March of 2009 from a “real” art teacher.  I posted a few photos here.

I plan to have her try other iconography techniques this year.2010-09-19 sept 13-19 20102

St. John Chrysostom exclaimed: "Nothing is equal to prayer; for what is impossible it makes possible, what is difficult, easy" (Catechism, 2744).


  1. I love this! What a great idea, and it turned out really well. You should get her to make a whole slew of them- I would put them all over my house! :-)

    Also, loved the new picture of you little guy! Mine is 5 months old now. How do we slow them down?!

  2. what a unique and wonderful way to celebrate St. John Chysostom's feast day. i just love the icon.

  3. Praise God for those gifts and talents...Exquisite!



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