“Spring Pink Nest” by Tina C. Wells, acrylic on canvas
JOURNEY: Mission San Juan Capistrano
This month, my son Kenny and I travelled up the coast to Mission San Juan Capistrano (CA 4th grade mission project). We strategically planned our trip in hopes of seeing the swallows that arrive every year in March. Their nests look nothing like the traditional little bird nest in my painting. Swallows make mud nests. We were fortunate to see a few at the Mission, but sadly, most of the swallows have moved their nests to quieter locations. Our trip to the Mission was wonderful. It is a beautiful historic spot. In fact, the oldest building in California is at Mission San Juan Capistrano, Serra Chapel, where Father Serra performed Mass. We attend a community church (Flood Church, http://www.diveintoflood.com) that has a very different ascetic (modern and artsy) from the regal and traditional Catholic Church. My son and I soaked it up, and appreciated that we are all followers of Christ. It was a lovely and meaningful spot to visit this Easter season.
|The swallows mud nests at the Mission|
|The original entrance to the Mission. "RESURGAM" means "I shall rise again."|
|Inside Serra Chapel, oldest building in CA|
SIMPLY CREATIVE: Easter Party!
Fun and festive egg decorating craft for all to participate in:
Below are a few of Daphne's paper mache egg boxes:
|Kristen's Italian Easter Bread|
Dark melting chocolate wafers
Chow Mein noodles
Robin’s Egg candies