This afternoon we had the delightful experience of visiting and blessing an icon studio. Noted iconographer, Cheryl Ann Pituch, now lives in LA and attends our parish with her family. It was an honor to be allowed to take photos!
Yesterday we were blessed to be able to travel to St. Francisville, LA, to St. John the Theologian Orthodox Church (ROCOR) to venerate the wonder-working Kursk-Root icon of the Theotokos. We had been able to do this once before, and this time was no less amazing. When the icon visits Russia, 100,000 people queue up to catch a glimpse of the icon and to venerate it. In St. Francisville we all fit inside one mission church. Father had gone with Fr. Matthew of St. John's to pick up the icon in Shreveport, LA on Monday so the icon has actually traveled in our car.
I've been meaning to take some photographs of Flopsy's dollhouse for some time. She is in the process of constructing one from scratch and it's impressive, but this "old" one she has been renovating in the meantime. It's still under construction, but the results are quite lovely. I just happened to be in their room today looking at it and my camera was handy. I didn't have anything to do with the staging of the house; I merely took the photos. :)