Dia De Los Muertos

by on Nov.01, 2010, under Art, learning, stuff we like

Today is All Saints Day, which is a Catholic holiday where you are supposed to commemorate all of the saints in heaven. Even better than that, tomorrow is All Hallows, or as most of us know it, Dia De Los Muertos, which is a Catholic holiday (as practiced in the Mexican culture) where you celebrate the lives of the loved ones you have lost. These celebrations are typically marked by the use of the colorful candy skulls and the super awesome artwork that has become extremely popular in tattoos. They also celebrate by eating and drinking the favorite things of the deceased. Krysta once threw me the best birthday party with all of my favorite things. Kinda the same, only I was still alive.

this is a photograph from that bday party I was telling you about

a pretty flyer

I hope I look that good when I'm their age

wouldn't that make for a pretty textile design?

Today was also my Meme’re’s birthday. Well, we thought it was until she went to get a passport and realized that she was actually born on Halloween. Anyhow, my Meme’re was a dressmaker back in Quebec. She taught me how to sew and make clothes when I was little. If not for her who knows if Civilized Wildlife would ever have been. Tomorrow when you celebrate the lives of the ones you love who are no longer with us, think about all the gifts their lives continue to give. And don’t forget to eat, drink, and be merry!


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