Today I received my new icon of Our Lady of Walsingham. I had commissioned this through an iconographer that I discovered in Bulgaria via the internet. Not only was the price reasonable, but the quality is simply amazing. I have much to aspire to in my own iconography. The iconographer, Krasimir Kostov, does excellent work and I commend him to you. If you would like his email address, drop me a line.
In this icon, I wanted to blend together two of my favorite icon depictions of Our Lady--namely the checkered floor which struck me as both odd and out of place. But it grew on me over time! The size is large, 12in. x 15in. and the colors are brilliant. I hope to have the icon properly blessed soon.