It is still early October, but I am already all about The Day of the Dead.
That’s because I’m having an art show for a series of paintings I did after my beloved Tula died of Lymphoma 2 years ago.
Her death, so close to Halloween and the “falling back’ of the clocks, the increasing cold and the darkness of winter made me feel a little panicky. I countered that with art therapy and it all flowed from one painting on a big, old wooden panel.
This year the sun is still out so I invited my artist neighbor Warren over to play with me.
I had an idea to make decorations for my show by making white pumpkins into containers for hot colored mums.
We hollowed them out and carved them a bit as usual, and then used Liquitex acrylic paint markers and sharpies to decorate them to look like Mexican Calaveras.
Warren claims his looks like me but I saw no likeness, but when we popped in the mums I changed my mind.
Skulls with flowery headdresses!!
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