Did I mention how super excited I am for Day of the Dead this year? Oh yeeeeh. Guess I did.
The cool, crisp weather. Scarves. Pumpkin lattes. Soup. Homemade bread. Oh and...
Calavera Frida Kahlo.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery on October 27th.
Pan de muerto.
La catrina y el catrin.
Life and death.
In readiness for this special day that comes once a year on November 2nd, I decided to create a tiny painting as a gift for a very dear cousin of mine. She is going to be married next year, and we recently celebrated her engagement. It felt good to breathe life into my sugar skulls again. It was like, hello old friends.
I dug into a pile of wood scraps that I have for such occasions. I had my son sand it down so it was smooth, then I applied an even coat of primer. Then I lightly sketched my design. I knew I wanted a simple portrait with a heart somewhere.
|My cousin is really into leopard print. Must run in the family.|
|Awww, young love.|
And now I'm off to plan some cool and uh-mazing stuff for Dia de los Muertos. Peace and love.