Bread to the Dead

Feliz Dia de Los Muertos! My Spanish is horrible, so I apologize in advance, especially to my pretty fluent husband who shakes his head at my pronunciation daily. We have these odd conversations where he speaks to me in Spanish, I understand completely but reply in English.

I digress.

It’s Day of the Dead, which is wrapped up with Halloween to make my favorite holiday cluster. This year I even made a little family shrine which is something I’ve planned to do but procrastinated for a couple years. Years. I had so much fun putting it together that I’m considering making up a few to sell, like little kits.

We went on a weekend cruise to Mexico last month and my favorite part of the whole trip was browsing the shops, particularly one that was dedicated exclusively to Dia de Los Muertos imagery. My sister and mom had been there before and finally got me there too. I picked up some papel picado, which are lovely intricate paper banners. I put mine up in the studio and will keep it up year round, like I do most of my Dia de Los Muertos stuff. What can I say, I love skulls.

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