August 2020

I hope you are enjoying your summer as much as we are. We are settling back in after a visit up north to our families. The kids really needed that time with cousins and grandparents. We were blessed to visit with my grandparents a few times. My Grandpa gave the kids lots of “elbow bumps” to replace hugs. He’s such a hugger, the poor guy couldn’t resist when our four year old (also named for him) innocently reached up and hugged him the day before we left.
We are preparing the best we can for the upcoming school year. I will be teaching Pre-K in our local classical school. I’m not sure what to expect along the way. Only God knows the future.

New Coloring Pages!

I am excited to have a bunch of new coloring pages made from sketches that I made for icons during the lockdown. These are uploaded into the months they are celebrated in-
St Brendan the Navigator May 16th
St Edmund King of England and Holy Martyr November 20th
St Charity (Agape) the daughter of St Sophia September 17th
St Irene of Chrysovalantou July 28th

The set of icons that inspired the new coloring pages

St Natalia
August 26th

I received a request this month from a Mom making a “Happy Name-Day” banner with the patron saint for each person on it. I thought it was too cute not to share the idea! I was honored to help with such a special project!

Please remember I am happy to take requests anytime, Sparks is a free resource!

Current Projects

-Saints Felix, Regula and Exuperantuis- (preschism martyrs) Patrons of Zurich Switzerland September 11th
You may have seen in social media that I made an icon of these ancient saints for my in-laws, but I didn’t have time to make up the coloring page yet. I will have it for next month, so that its ready for their commemoration!

-We are continuing our family’s support of St Peter Rigena’s Orthodox Orphanage by building up a care package. If you’d like to contribute in some way to the care package, please email me. Anything sent will go in the package, 100% of any money donated fo shipping will be used for shipping the package.

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