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An Inner Fire

"AN INNER FIRE" Kosmos Quarterly Journal - Fall 2019…


Added by Kathy Thaden on October 11, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments

On Holy Ground

 Mary Jane goes in depth on a journey at Vaughan Park NZ during her Art Scholarship  the past two months. When finished she will share her finished icons from the collection called, On Holy Ground.

The collection of images focuses on our humane relationship to this…


Added by mary jane miller on October 10, 2019 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Mural concept drawing

Added by Dave OConnell on September 13, 2019 at 8:54pm — No Comments

Two questions that still dog me after 25+ years as an artist

I'm interested in other artists' comments on two big questions that have dogged me for 25 years or more as an artist. First -- how much to say on my website about how my faith and ongoing journey affect my painting process and the paintings themselves. Is it best to say nothing and simply tell anyone who inquires? If ever? That keeps me from offending or turning off viewers who might otherwise get something from the paintings. it just playing it safe?

Second, how to distribute…


Added by Catherine Jo Morgan (Cathy) on September 4, 2019 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Thaden Mosaics

Kathy Thaden's mosaics range from abstract sculpture and landscapes to liturgical wall hangings and commissioned works. She strives to express some of her wonder at creation and the Creator in each piece, connecting her art to her faith.

Added by Kathy Thaden on August 22, 2019 at 3:09pm — No Comments

VERO BEACH Florida Egg Tempera Painting, Iconography

Description - An opportunity to paint an icon in the traditional technique with a contemporary message.

Feb 24th to 28th, 2020

 Florida Icon Workshop at CENTER for SPIRITUAL CARE

The Center for Spiritual Care in Vero Beach, Florida provides the individual and small groups an…


Added by mary jane miller on July 24, 2019 at 9:00am — No Comments

God is not “A” being but BEi-ng itself.

My experience with the organized Church is a challenge and a testing ground, not always validating and not always encouraging but it has a valued place in my heart. I try to focus mostly on the way it exposes the great divinity in all of us.

Franciscan Mysticism: I Am That Which I Am Seeking.

Icon painting has taught me, God is not “A” being but BEi-ng itself. Icon Painting has influenced how I seek myself in all things and that…


Added by mary jane miller on July 12, 2019 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Old Wine Skins burst with New Wine

When Jesus was walking around the Mediterranean landscape the social conditions were not all that different than today. Societies struggled with changing family and gender roles, sexual controversy, local resistance to unprecedented political power; tyranny and prejudice were rampant. Christianity was a budding cult, unifying varied beliefs and behaviors under one theology of shared love. Christians learned Old Wine Skins burst…


Added by mary jane miller on June 25, 2019 at 5:46pm — 2 Comments

Voices of Women In Iconography


Egg Tempera Workshop St Peters Episcopal Church, Lewes Delaware

MARCH  2nd to 6th

The town is a lovely harbor to stroll and enjoy time  for a byzantine style icon painting workshop. Lewes is a beautiful and peaceful setting for insights, teaching, studying and meditating. The…


Added by mary jane miller on June 25, 2019 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Jesus Rhythms


Added by Jim Baker on June 3, 2019 at 8:40am — No Comments

May is the Month of Mary

 Mary Icons

There are three classic prototypes of Mary Icons Icons, their collective messages point towards a new contemporary kind of trinity. Perhaps the concept of Mary is still undeveloped, as our society has changed her message is still provocative and meaningful. It has been through contemplating her image, and painting icons of her that I have…


Added by mary jane miller on May 6, 2019 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Newly Forming Angels' Atelier Retreat seeking partners, resident caretaker, and volunteers!!!!!

                                                       in the spectacular…


Added by Tea Schiano on March 3, 2019 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Stations of the Cross by Mary Jane Miller

Stations of the Cross

by author  Mary Jane Miller…


Added by mary jane miller on February 22, 2019 at 8:46am — No Comments

PRAYERS FOR THE JOURNEY -- Inspiration for Lent Year C

In invite you to explore this collection of resources that I created for the Worship Blog of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America:

Added by Linda Witte Henke on January 23, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

Women's image and voice in the Church

Traditionally there have been too few images of women in icons, too few Orthodox women iconographers, and too few Catholic women who teach, or are recognized as female mystics. In light of this historical absence of women in the traditional Byzantine era, there is room today for change and new expression. 
Page from the book,…

Added by mary jane miller on January 5, 2019 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Coloring books

Ancient Image, Sacred Lines

Coloring books on the market.

This is great resource for your church or school is this book filled with spiritual imagery offering contemporary ideas with an old world feel for the divine. The 26 historical images…


Added by mary jane miller on January 4, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Iconograohy Workshop Lewes Delaware

February 4th to 8th, 2019          with Mary Jane Miller

Saint Peter's Episcopal Church

St Peters Episcopal Church is on the ocean. The town is a lovely harbor to stroll and enjoy —a beautiful and peaceful setting for insights, teaching,…


Added by mary jane miller on December 28, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Digital Magazine is a great way to share art!

Hi This is Polly Alice. I'm a soft sculptural painter in Kansas City, MO. I'm a graduate of Messiah College in 2000 and received my MFA from Hamline University. Thanks for checking out the new things that are happening in Kansas City. I'm opening a publishing company and doing new things in the studio. Check out my digital magazine about this year. Let me know if you'd like to make one too. Art Worth…


Added by Polly Alice McCann on December 28, 2018 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Full of His Glory

Blog post from my blogger site. Click here for original post.

This might be a long blog post, but I had what I found to be a really interesting thought this morning about a part of my Bible reading, and I would…


Added by Brenda Stichter on October 8, 2018 at 7:08pm — No Comments

ECVA on Line show This Fragile Earth

Three works were selected for an online show with Episcopal Council for the Visual Arts, Curated byKathy Thaden, called This Fragile Earth. The variety of works submitted for the 2018 ECVA Fall Exhibition "This Fragile Earth" is a wonderful reminder of the richness and varied talents of ECVA member artists. It was inspiring for me to look through the entries…


Added by mary jane miller on October 8, 2018 at 5:40pm — No Comments

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