Sugar Skulls and Marigolds

November 2, 2011 at 5:17 pm (Holiday) (, , , )

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Frustrated!! That darn paper took 5 hours! From first word typed to printed and e-mailed to the teacher. I do not know why I put so much effort into things that I could probably get away with doing half-assed. But it was six pages of fun and thankfully it’s done. (That rhymed!)

I am also a little irritated that the picture of my sugar skulls and the marigolds is all grainy and computer-y looking. That’s the best I could get from taking the picture with my phone camera directly off the computer screen. It looked better when it was smaller in my photo files. You can still get the idea though. And that should encourage you to go out and find something better! Blah..I know. More homework. Do we have to do everything for ourselves?!? Geez. If you go the site above, they might have a whole gallery of new artwork dedicated to the Day of the Dead. I didn’t have time to check totally. Let me know.

Below is an altar picture to give you an idea of just how lavish and detailed this celebration can be.  This particular website is worth clicking on even after today. It covers a lot more than just this holiday. I know some of you out there will really like what they have there. Trust.

I have one more picture that I will post later. It’s really more fitting for after the sun goes down. It will give my website that sense of  seriousness and solemn gravity mixed with a measure of mystery and  the feeling that something supernatural is about to happen. Suspense! Until nightfall then.

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Feliz Dia de los Muertos

November 2, 2011 at 10:07 am (Holiday, Wasting Study Time Posts) (, , , )

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I only gave myself fifteen minutes to post this including picture search and photo gallery. I have three minutes left. Then I HAVE to do that cursed paper for Soc. class so I can leave this house. It’s supposed to be unseasonably warm and then rain. I cannot stay inside all day!

Since I have nothing of my own picture-wise or artsy to show for you,  I looked on the internet and took pictures with my phone camera of some things I thought were kind of cool. Credits are below each picture.

If you want more more info about  Dia de los Muertos, and you have some free time, you can read my post from yesterday, just below this one, or take a quick look around the airwaves. You can start with the sites I posted and go from there. It really is an interesting holiday and  there is a lot of good info from serious to extreme. It may be my new favorite and I am none of the cultures that usually celebrate this day.  But you can judge for yourself.

Ok that’s it. Time’s up. There is another pic below to make things even. Lots of artwork is based around this holiday. These are two of the mediums. Go look for more. The range is so broad and there is so much out there, I guarantee you will find something that appeals to you. Later.

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