I am suddenly without a computer in the house, and I have been trying to keep this blog up at the library. Turns out that this particular library has eccentric computers, and a staff that does not know much about them. I seemingly cannot cut and paste images, and when I post a link, that does not appear as something you can click on but just as a written address. I will try another library tomorrow; perhaps that will be more blog friendly…
Please bear with me.
In other news, I am just finishing my annual iconography workshop; small class this year, which means I am not as worn out as I have been in previous years, coming into it after months of working overtime.
And speaking of iconography, I have written here of how I began having trouble painting during Lent, that I had to start one icon over twice. I didn’t know what was going on; my wife thought I needed to go to confession, as it had been a while, and I thought I needed new brushes.
So I went to confession and bought new brushes, which allowed me to finish an icon of Christ, but it was hard. I started noticing odd things about my vision, and eventually figured out that my left eye sees a ghost image just to the right of whatever I am looking at. I went to the doctor last week and it turns out I have a cataract in my left eye. He counseled just living with it, but after this week of painting I think I cannot handle how difficult fine brushwork is getting to be, and I intend to have it removed.
Please remember me in your prayers.
Update: I am at a much friendlier computer today; I went back and added the images, quotes and links I could not yesterday…