When I saw Rebecca's invitation to us today to participate in Postcards from Paradise, I immediately thought of my neighbor and friend Jianulla. She brought a beautiful Byzantine style Mary and child to church today that she created in a week-long iconography class at Mary and Joseph Retreat Center in Palos Verdes, CA. Rebecca's words fit J's art and spirit perfectly.
The class was taught by the Rev. Fr. Michael K. Courey, D.Min., Pastor of St. Katherine's Greek Orthodox Church in Redondo Beach. If the class is offered again, I definitely would participate.
Here is Jianulla, who is half Greek and half Irish, displaying her art today in our Christ Church Parish Hall.