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Water gilding, distressing, and perfectionism

Last spring, I had the pleasure of participating in a water gilding class taught by Jill London from the Society of Gilders. I wanted to learn best practices from someone who does primarily gilding, and has for 30 years. The prior year I had taken her oil gilding class, which was also excellent, but what […]

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My first icon of Fr. Sebastian Dabovich, a new American Orthodox Saint

In May, 2015, a council of bishops in Belgrade, Serbia made it official. Archimandrite Sebastian Dabovich, a priest from California, is now Saint Sebastian of San Francisco and Jackson. Our bishop in Los Angeles made haste to put together a huge celebration in September, attended by the Patriarch of Serbia and by many people from […]

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