This icon is painted in tempera mixed with the special glue Theodoros gave me. And I have used an easel for the first time. A new experience for me.
Slowly, slowly, step by step - she has come forth.
In a way - I do not want to let her go. This has to do with attachment. I still feel attached to this icon. I really love it!! As if I cannot have enough of it...
This is how it is in my life. Many other things I seem to want, and cannot have enough of.
Food for example, and wine... and admiration!
Well this is how it is, I forgive myself for feeling this way. I observe - this is how it is and I do not judge myself for it. I show it to the Holy Spirit - (and now to you) and it will be taken care of. No worry. Acceptance.
But I really, really love this painting of mine, and everything Mary tells me! :))
She will be here - even if I let the painting go. I know.