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Ancient Image, Sacred Lines

By Mary Jane Miller…

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Added by mary jane miller on September 4, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

ICONOGRAPHY WORKSHOP END OF MARCH

 
The artist who is proficient in oils or acrylics will find this experience to be new and exciting, while the beginner will have a childlike experience of surprise. For 20 years I have been painting these…
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Added by mary jane miller on March 5, 2017 at 7:34pm — 2 Comments

ADAM and EVE

Bishop William Gregg at St Paul's Anglican in San Miguel Allende gave another insightful sermon, first week in Lent. The first reading was from Genesis.

The silly story we all know about snakes and trees and perfection. What did Eve and all of humanity get invited to learn from that sneaky snake who suggested eating from the tree of good and evil would change things for the better. This archetypal story illustrates the movements of the human heart and mind in a simple…

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Added by mary jane miller on March 5, 2017 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Contemplate the Stations of the Cross

Lent is upon us

Contemplate the Stations of the Cross

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Added by mary jane miller on February 10, 2017 at 9:04am — No Comments

Painting icons in Lewes Delaware

Windows into Stillness

March 28 to April 1, 2017

Painting icons in Lewes Delaware with Grains of Sand

Most of us have asked at least once, why are we here?…

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Added by mary jane miller on February 2, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Traveling Exhibit Available

Exhibition description 21: Icons

This exhibition is designed to celebrate the history and message of Mary through iconography, highlighting her ancient image with a contemporary brushstroke.

Mary is more than a Modanna and child, she can expand the heart to realize love is…

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Added by mary jane miller on January 28, 2017 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Video of the Installation called The Dialogue, By Mary Jane Miller

The concept is simple, we can live with the diversity of faith all the while knowing one day we will come to realize we are of the same  mind, one of love, Make this year  inclusive with less criticism and more understanding . We are 8 billion people trying to get along, the room for error is enormous and the room for love is divine.…

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Added by mary jane miller on December 20, 2016 at 10:04am — No Comments

FLORIDA; Workshop in Egg Tempera

The Art center is an amazing facility and one worth exploring. The reasons to take  workshop are many.

Taught as a meditation in a prayerful atmosphere, this retreat/workshop will lead participants to enter the world of painting an icon, while observing the mind as a window to the Divine.



This Art Workshop…

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Added by mary jane miller on December 20, 2016 at 9:04am — No Comments

Advent, Prayer and Contemplation

The focus on Advent first and follow into the Christmas season. What  does it mean to come into the world, and the spiritual life which is activated as a result? Centering prayer, contemplative prayer and the prayer of quiet are helpful ways to explore your interior,  in an effort to open ourselves to listening to God and remembering whose we are.…

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Added by mary jane miller on December 10, 2016 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Interesting Article and Perspective about Money

“THE POWER IS IN YOUR SIGNATURE”

by master painter, Israel Zzepda. 

Found this article

and would like to share it.

Israel puts brush to canvas as a journalist would put pen to paper. He documents the…

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Added by mary jane miller on November 25, 2016 at 11:42pm — No Comments

"Women in Icons: Emerging Voices"

St Paul's Anglican Church on Calazada de Cardo #6 will present a rare opportunity to spend time with Mary Jane Miller, a full time resident of San Miguel who has 20 years experience creating classic iconography. She will casually discuss the ancient technique of egg…

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Added by mary jane miller on August 2, 2016 at 12:00am — No Comments

Playing in the Dirt

RECENTLY PUBLISHED in Faith and Form
The foundation of traditional iconography is experiencing resurgence as it grows and expands to include wider visual theological ideas through the efforts of new iconographers like myself. Clearly one reason icons are important to humanity is housed in their ability to strike at the heart and not at the…
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Added by mary jane miller on June 4, 2016 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Will Old Wine skins filled with New Wine burst?

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. I am talking about 100 to 400 AD, before the church became…

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Added by mary jane miller on May 13, 2016 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

The Holy of Holy's; Renovation

Valentin my dear husband called to me to come down and see what he found tucked in to the side of the mountain. It was a small little church, or shall I say, what was left of it. It had only two walls standing and no roof but there in front of me was a faded holy of holies exposed to Gods abundant air and sky. The holy of holies is the place the…

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Added by mary jane miller on March 5, 2016 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Icon Painting Workshops, Ossining, NY or Lewis, Delaware

Modern Iconography 

April 10 to 15 2016  …

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Added by mary jane miller on February 3, 2016 at 10:57am — No Comments

Icon Painting Workshops, Ossining, NY or Lewis, Delaware

Modern Iconography  …Icon Painting in The Light

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Added by mary jane miller on December 26, 2015 at 11:21am — No Comments

Art for Peace, Looking for a sponsor or foudation to help go public.

Designed as a traveling installation, The Dialogue Project has recently been installed just outside San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, a community renowned for its art and spirituality.  This extraordinary work of art encourages viewers to pause and listen again to eternal truths shared by many which hold insights for peace on earth. 27 images of great thinker, religions, philosophies and beliefs encompassing 5,000 years of human…

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Added by mary jane miller on October 30, 2015 at 7:02am — No Comments

Art for Peace Installation

Remember this attempt at peace making? creating Art for peace and then looking for a location.  

SHORT 2 MINUTE FILM…

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Added by mary jane miller on July 12, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

PLAYING IN THE DIRT, egg tempera

The Painted Icons of a Self-Taught Iconographer  By Mary Jane Miller

For two millenniums icons have encouraged vibrant soul transformation through image and prayer.The Orthodox Church used this method of image and prayer as a teaching tool for the community while illustrating their doctrine. It is said that the first icon painters, called iconographers,…

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Added by mary jane miller on July 7, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

When I am asked how it feels to paint icons,

It feels like someone asked how is the world today? 

A painting_1 copia

Even if I begin to answer with my name it is more than anyone wants to know.

‘My name means Mary…

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Added by mary jane miller on July 2, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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