Did you know you can take a class for writing icons? I found this out while surfing the 'net one day. Apparently you can fly to Kentucky or some place and spend a week with a Russian woman who will teach you how to create your own paints with powdered pigments and egg yolks and attach linen to wood with hide glue. Then you learn the basics of making an icon.
I want to do it. I am not particularly artistic, but I am so drawn to the images I can imagine it must be wonderful to make them.
What would I make?
At first, maybe a single image, like John the Baptist, or Christ the Pantocrator. Or Mary.
But then, if I got good at it, I would like to paint Jesus' baptism.