What I have been working on.
I recently finished this little icon of St. Xenia, a Russian Pilgrim/Fool for Christ Saint. It is a 5 x 7 panel which fits nicely in a hand carved wooden architectural frame. I wish I could say I carved the frame, but I didn't. I bought it about 25 years ago.
Xenia is depicted in her husband's old military coat, which she is said to have always worn. She made her home in a cemetery in St. Petersburg - a true desert saint - hence one may understand my prejudice when it comes to modern hermits.