In Light of Women
Miller has developed an exquisite and distinctive voice as a writer of icons, adapting the style and subjects of the Byzantine tradition attempting to broaden our spiritual journey. Throughout the book she boldly substitutes women for men in traditional scenes such as the Foot Washing and the Garden of Gethsemane.
Each icon image in the collection is juxtaposed with text describing each images history, religious context, and her own reflections in three distinct sections. 72-page book that incorporates 24 full-color original icon images.
Part 1, Mary Icons explore the history of Mary, tradition’s most popular image. Part 2, The Gospel of Mary Magdalene explores icons that were inspired by the Gnostic text, Part 3, Feminine Voice explores classic icons interpreted with women added to them.
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The Mary Collection
This collection of 18 Orthodox icons of the Virgin Mother speak volumes on the mysterious communication between the natural physical world and that of mystery where love abides. This collection of Madonna icons explores motherly love, mystical awe and especially the profound and multidimensional relationship between Mary and Christ, and the viewer. A wide range of imagination and potential is explored through the history of Madonna Images. Mary Jane’s fascination with tradition and new interpretations of contemporary spirituality emerge in word and image. Classic iconography has influenced this comprehensive collection of 18 images of the Mother of God. Each image is accompanied by a short meditation on the iconography. The book is a must have for anyone who loves Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Icon Painting Technique,
a meditation and guide
to egg tempera
This comprehensive book explains the subtle relationship between the disciple of icon painting and how it reflects and enriches ones spiritual life. Mary Jane Miller discusses her technique, the history and meaning of icon painting. The book orients new icon painters and examines why historically icons continue to be a spiritual tool. Written from a uniquely Western perspective, this step-by-step practical course brings to life the sacred and beautiful art of egg tempera painting.
45 full color pages in this second edition and available as an E book on Amazon Beginners, intermediate, and advanced iconographers will all find new insights. With in-depth information, invaluable advice, lots of tips and superb illustrations of each step, this is a well written guide to the philosophy and practice of icon painting.
Embossing Metal: Templates and Beginner Techniques for tooling metal foil pewter is an essential resource. Russian and Greek iconographers employ countless elaborate design styles in metal. Our How to book is a collection of icon templates for those devoted to traditional fine craftsmanship. Beautifully embellished halos have been a Byzantine iconographical legacy and tradition for centuries. Craft and hobby lovers will enjoy this introduction to Metal Embossing. The first section of the book discusses tools, supplies and technique. After describing the tools and supplies, I give you basic techniques, step-by-step, to teach yourself how to create borders and halos to embellish your icons. The process is simple, and only requires investing hours of focused practice. After about ten hours of practice, you will begin to sense and feel the amount of pressure required to make fluid designs and texture. Available through Amazon and Buy on Lulu support the small companies Lulu.com.
How to paint icons Workbook and journal
How to Paint Icons is a practical guide and workbook for focusing on the traditional methods of egg tempera done in the Byzantine style. This book is intended to give iconographers a place to document their process. Concentrating on techniques, materials, and insights while archiving your work enhances the iconography practice. Part of the workbook and journal will offer an opportunity to focus on the smaller aspects of icon writing with tips and shared discoveries gained through Miller's experience.
Superb examples and illustrations are arranged to help you progress step -by-step.
Iconography is undergoing a revival and entered a non -Orthodox world. The journey of an iconographer surpasses the feeling of being spiritual and becomes knowledge of God written in stone. Prayer and iconography come together in this workbook and study guide for icon painters. This workbook unfolds sequentially by chapters, illustrations, places for recording your commentary, exercises and helpful hints for you.
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The Stations of the Cross
The book begins with a clear introduction to the historical value for walking the the Stations of Cross as a ritual.
The collection of painted images are brilliantly artistic, accompanied by Millers genius interpretation. Either reading them alone or as a group this small book of image and text provokes deep thought. The meditations stimulate new insights into today's world.
One member said, “I found myself sufficiently vulnerable to walk in Jesus’ shoes, shoulder his burdens, open my heart and broaden my intentions to better see His message of love and surrender” 35 pages of spiritual strength and wisdom waiting to be revealed as you witness and walk.
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Mary in Iconography, written in Stone