Where did half of November go?
I've been so consumed with family, travel, homeschool and life that I've seriously been lagging in the blog department. Ten lashings with a wet noodle is in order.
The holidays and all of its crafts and projects are ramping up, but I wanted to put a vigorous point of closure on all of the lovely Dia de los Muertos events this year.
Prepare yourself for a Mexican photobomb. #sorryI'mnotsorry
The first event was Dia de los Muertos at the historical Hollywood Forever Cemetery. It was huge. Ginormous. Amazing. So much to take in and see!
|Photo by MayaintheMoment|
|Photo by BoifromIpanema|
|Me and the fabulous Boifromipanema.|
|The aguas frescas were the bomb dot com. Especially the lemonade/limon/pepino agua. I need an IV of that good stuff. STAT.|
|Hanging out with the talented AZ artist, Patrick Murillo.|
|Loved this little guy just hanging out.|
|The lovely La Marisoul, frontwoman for La Santa Cecilia, beautiful and haunting as always.|
|Amazing giant calaca sculptures.|
|Frida and Diego altar.|
|My brother and sister looking amazing, as usual.|
Here are a few videos that capture the spirit of this event. First, the Aztec dancers in the afternoon:
And then later on in the evening, La Marisoul and La Santa Cecilia on the main stage:
You can check out some amazing photos at L.A Weekly, for next year's inspiration!
And then a week later we celebrated Dia de los Muertos with the entire family in downtown Riverside. It was crazy packed but I loved the fact that there were so many families present--all the little ones getting a taste of Mexican culture. Love.
|Painting my face, with Frida over my shoulder for inspiration.|
|So fun! Used Tulip Body Art to create this.|
|The streets were filled with people in the Day of the Dead spirit.|
|My little ladies with el catrin y la catrina.|
|Love the candlelight.|
|Giant papier mache mask.|
|Jeshua's makeup was amazing!|
|He also painted her makeup as well. Look at the detail on the neck!|
|My brother-in-law and his honey looking fierce.|
|This Lego was getting down.|
|My last minute DIY project: lace sugar skull tee!|
|My beautiful sister.|
|Their costume made this amazing jiggling sound.|
|Miss Midgey and her sugar skull lollipop.|
|Division 9 Gallery's Artsicle Artruck|
|I don't want this season to end.|
It's been amazing, friends. And now, on to the holidays!