Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Dia De Bloglandia 2011

The Ofrenda at the Spadoman household, 2011


My dear friends. Here are a few photos I took of our Altar. We cancelled our celebration tonight because of my illness, but the spirits are here and enjoying themselves. I am so sorry that I don't have the energy to give this event the attentionn it deserves.

A couple of our guests

Check out the great blog posts for this years Dia De Bloglandia A Mr. Linky listing can be found at Rebecca's recuerda mi corazon blog.

A whimsical creature

I thank all of you for your thoughts and prayers. It will take some time and effort to recover properly, and I'll do my best to make it happen.

Our daughter Maggie

Peace and love to all.

18 comments:

Mel said...

((((((((( Spadoman ))))))))))

Just for the record, I lit a candle this morning--it's been burning all day.

Thinking of you and yours--and of you. Cuz.......matters to this one!

Beautiful, happy ofrenda--I'm sure the spirits are having a grand time of it!

Gloria said...

Beautiful ofrenda Spadoman and it's appreciated that even sick as you are, your're able to honor your loved ones as you are doing and providing us all with your heartfelt work. It's there to be enjoyed. Thank you for sharing. I hope you feel well soon.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Dear Spadoman, the spirits are cheering you on! You will recover! Blessings to you and yours on this day of celebration. May your heart always be an altar for all that is holy.

The Veil Is Thin

La Llorona Studio said...

Wonderful alter. May you recover soon and feel better.
Adriana

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

Mr. Spadoman. Please, oh please, get well soon. Your altar is absolutely stunning, as I knew it would be, but I'm glad you are resting given the diagnosis you wrote about earlier. You can celebrate when you are feeling better.

Dawn Elliott said...

So sorry that you had to cancel tonight's celebration...but the spirits are around to cheer on your full recovery. I'm glad that you had a chance to set up such a wonderful altar and I hope you can enjoy it! I did! Thoughts and prayers to you...

sue said...

I'm honoured to be a fly on the wall Spadoman. Thanks for posting the pics. Get well soon. Sue

rebecca said...

dear joe,

last year stephanie was so touched when i shared your maggie photo and we placed her on the altar together in san miguel. this year i am honored to co-host her dia de bloglandia event.
i thought spending sundays in october as the "art of remembering" would help endear the idea of dia de los muertos and most importantly encourage the chance to share our favorite remembrances of those we love now gone. thank you joe for embracing these sundays and for being here, hopefully resting, sharing your heart for this celebration of love.
you have my heart and my prayers.

Roz Cawley said...

I am sorry for your illness and hope you are soon feeling better. Thank you for sharing your spectacular Ofrenda at such a stressful time. I hope that the memories of your Loved Ones honoured there are of comfort to you.
Warmest wishes from England x

lyle baxter said...

joe, the size of your ofrenda took my breath away! are you competing with Laurie beth Zuckerman??? I am truly sorry you are not well! but as you said getting better is the way to go! take care and let us hear from you soon again!

Jeannie said...

I am amazed at your altar. It is so beautiful and full of loving thoughts - I really had no idea this was done. If our passed loved ones are closer on this day more than others, then yours are grinning and very pleased. Mine, not so much.

Maggie is beautiful.

Peace and love back to you.

Helen Campbell said...

What a beautiful ofrenda, so much love is showing. Sending you healing energy.

Kim Mailhot said...

Peace and love to you, Man, and to the spirits that came to keep you company yesterday.

Get well, my Friend, get well.

Queenie Believe said...

A lovely ofrenda for in tribute to your loved ones.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Paintdiva said...

So very sorry to hear of your illness. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

susan said...

I noticed right away the picture of my friend on your beautiful altar. That was so kind of you to remember during this time when you are so ill yourself.

I will be keeping you in my prayers.

Mel said...

*sending prayers and healing thoughts*

I came for another look and to add to the well wishes.
And to let you know you're being thought of.
Rest easy.
Love 'em while they're lovin' you.

Ascender Rises Above ! said...

Thank you for sharing your images of your altar. I understand all the feelings and memories that go into this. I noticed your agent orange message on the right side. I appreciate you mentioning such an important cause. Jacque