Each Sunday in October, many of us gather and share our memories and tell about our preparations for the upcoming Los Dias de Los Muertos, or The Days of the Dead which take place on November 1st and 2nd every year. See more submissions at Rebecca's recuerda mi corazon and Stephanie's Mango Studio. Be ready to participate in Los Dias Bloglandia on November 1st.
|I'm not remembering where I got this pencil drawing, but I like it a lot!|
Not feeling my best this weekend, but didn’t want to break the chain of Los Dias Bloglandia, The Art of Remembering, posts for Sundays in October.
|From Stephanie Hilvitz of Mango Studio|
|From Susanna Gordon of Susanna's Sketchbook|
|Posada Quilt from close friend Donna G, Ashland, WI|
|Dancing Figures print from Rainey Davis, Saint Paul, MN|
|From Adriana Esqueda of LaLlorona Studio|
These are photographs of some of the Mexican Los Dias de Los Muertos folk art we have collected. Most of these are recent additions to our home, within the past five years, coming to us in various ways. Some were gifts, some were bought. These pieces make up a year around permanent altar display that we keep here at Spadoville.
|This shallow tin box was given to us by a close friend. It has hidden joy inside|
|The tin box opened|
The Days of the Dead isn't just a one day fiesta here at our place. We celebrate the spirit life of our lost loved ones every day. I want to say that I never understood the place of art in my own life. We never had much. I learned a great deal from Rebecca through the Oaxaca Street Childrens Shrine Auction. An annual event where many of these fine examples of Los Dias Mexican folk art come from.
Next week, you'll be invited!