Tuesday, December 19, 2006

More of Eli on Ice at Sant John's and failed Pysanky

We Took Elias to Saint Johns to play on the Ice but it was making all manner of noises and so we didn't go out too far. There is a chapel at the far end of the lake that is much easier to gt too if you can walk across. Blow are some pictures of the Abbey Church which in keeping with the seventies/ eighties style of catholic curches as evidenced by the cathedral of San Francisco. They attempt to make concrete look organic. [A note from your friendly family liturgist: Although it is not clear as to whether or not Eikon has a favorable oppinion of the Abbey Church, he is inccorrect in saying that it is " in keeping with the seventies/eighties style of church architecture." In fact, this structure is pre-vatican II, offering tremendous forsight as to what would unfold at the Vatican Council. Instead of the monks facing each other, the antiphonal is set so that they curve allowing the monks to face each other, the altar, and the faithful assembly. There are no altar rails, There is a marvelous wall of stained glass that gives fantastic lighting, and an enormous organ, as well. ]

It is a rather stunning building.

A few Nights ago I decided to make pysanky using a technique I am unfamiliar with. Basically you strip away the outer layer of a shell using vinegar and pattern using the wax relief in reverse. Unfortunately it failed but I will persevere.

Tommorow begins the holiday work experience which lasts until Christmas eve in seven hour chunks at a time. Then off to Iowa and then off to PA.