|True Xoxo Girls November Challenge Page- swing by and participate!|
MATERIALS: Ikea plastic cake doily (I know!), Core'Dinations Jenny Bowlin paper, Cosmo Cricket blackboard and naked chipboard, Prima flowers and leaves (painted black with acrylic paint), EK Success slim line border punch, Petallo velvet roses and Dahlia value packs (black and red), Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam in Oil Slick, Smooch Spritz in black and Silver
|Calaberas are the focus for Dod.|
TIP- that's found fishing line in that circle-
guess where I'm off to scrap shop next?
|I burned right through my black Prima and |
Petaloo stash... LOVE the black velvet!!!
The colors, the pageantry, the flowers- Day of the Dead is wonderful!!! Best of all- it's a time to remember those you loved and lost- to tell their stories and carry on their name.
I envy the cultural strength it takes to carry this tradition 500 hundred years into the present. I admire the joy it brings to what could be a sorrowful occasion. Perhaps you remember your Mother or your Abuelita today. Maybe you make an altar for Celia Cruz or Frieda Kahlo- Madame Curie or Helen Keller.
|Untitled Day of the Dead page 2|
MATERIALS: Gauche Alchemy Wedding Night White Mixed Media Kit, Bazzill Kraft paper, Mister Huey in Plum Thumb, Overdue and Hot Dog, Crate Random mini paper, Daisy D's rub on stitches (which have dried out and can't heat them up since they are on a roller- darn!)
|Gauche Alchemy Scarlet Fever Red Mixed Media Color Kit, some dollar store roses.|
- visiting family graves and decorating them with beautiful floral and paper displays
- making mini "altars" for your home and decorating them with colorful fruits and flowers
- gathering with friends and family and serving heaps of food
- making papier-mache, papel picado (cut tissue paper) or sugar sculptures
|Photos came from a street art poster. |
The Skull and crossbones cameo was found on Etsy.
|Results of a sugar skull workshop. Getting|
those sequins to stick using only spit was
harder than it looked.
Today I commemorate
Leo the caretaker and bike rider.
Nakia who left us so young.
Neco and Maneca my great grand parents.
And Juan and Mita my grand parents.
Whom do you celebrate?
Whose memory do you sing praises to?
Hugs mi gente- pass it on.