- Wood for the ikon must be well hewed and shaped and fastened so that it does not twist upon further process. On thus prepared wood I put the prayer on blessing for those who will have the ikon at home, will pray in front of it or will only look at it.
- Then the levkas, made of glue and calcium carbonate, is laid in several layers. Afterwards, I use sandpaper to make it smoother.
- When writing the icons, first I put dark shades. Gradually I put individual layers until I get to the lightest shades. Icons are closely connected with temperas. According to the ancient tradition, the natural pigments are used. Those pigments are mixed with yolk and white wine or vinegar.
- The very final part is lacquering. The icon is thus protected and the work in the icon atelier finishes.
- Now this piece of art can live its own life. I believe that each icon has its inner life, which is a great spiritual wealth as well as secrecy.
- We cannot possess the icon. We can accept the icon as a gift, part of our life, which overhangs us and in our life´s pilgrimage shall without any doubt live longer.