My fascination with all art that is Dia de los Muertos related continues, and I've fed my interest by acquiring this great book, which I learned about from my friend Sage.
This book is chock-full of ideas for creating ofrendas and nichos (altars/shrines for honoring the dead), calaveras (skeletons), and all manner of Day of the Dead decorated masks, skulls, jewelry and more. I want to create a whole line of DotD pieces, can't wait to play with ideas from this book.
Speaking of playing with ideas, I recently created a set of custom sugar skull beads for another friend who is likewise fascinated by Dia de los Muertos. These beads are about 2 cm long and 1.5 cm at their widest point. It was a real challenge putting so many details on such a small bead, but didn't they turn out to be the happiest little colorful skulls you've ever seen? They are now on their way to China!
Many more Day of the Dead ideas are brewing... more to come throughout the year.
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