Sunday, 1 November 2009

Challenge # 43 : Day of the Dead / Dias de los Muertos

To everyone who participated in The 13 days of Halloween-
challenge : thank you so much, and to all the readers who
did not participate in the challenge : i am sure you enjoyed
checking out all the posts because they were fabulous again !

This week there will be the following theme :
Day of the Dead / Dias de los Muertos or the related
themes : All Saints, All Souls. Depending on where you live
there are different ways of celebrating this holiday which
is in essence the same thing. For more information you
can check out the Wikipedia page on "Day of the Dead".

So take your pick and make something beautiful again :D
Happy crafting !


Sue said...

Here is my entry for this weeks challenge. Thanks for looking!

Veronica said...

This is mine - not quite as dark as maybe it should be .....

Anne (cornucopia) said...

My piece is on my blog here.

Thanks for looking.

gigi said...

Here's mine:


Jeanette said...

I have something for this challenge.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Here's Mine!</a


Sonia Brock said...

An altar in remembrance of My Aunt Gertie
Done for the Day of the Dead Challenge

I remember my Aunt Gertie well. She had standards. Her standards were the standards of her day and she applied them firmly and with an air of righteousness.

When she grew up and married my dad, my mother used to dread Gertie’s coming to visit the house. Gertie would check for dust and looked under things, She sought imperfections and found them! She would call these imperfections to my mother's attention. “Now, Phyllis, perhaps you didn't notice but there are dust bunnies under the couch...” etc. There must have been an orgy of housekeeping before she came to call or, God forbid, if there was an unexpected visit, despair. Gertie, however, was not given to unexpected visits. Her premise was “Let them do their best. I'll still find something wrong!”

She was a widow with no children. Her apartment was perfect. In the dining room there was an oak dining table and a glass-fronted case with bone china cups in it as well as the good dinner service and a tea set. Gertie never served coffee, only tea. She had a neat little kitchen and a sun room. The living room was the jewel. There were needlepoint chair cushions and framed needlepoint works hanging on the wall as you came up the stairs to enter the living room. These were not done by herself. She wasn’t a crafty person. Needlepoint was the accepted feminine art of the day so she collected some. The mantelpiece held Royal Doulton figurines, which used to fascinate me as a child. A beautiful oriental rug in tones of red and blue was on the living room floor. Everything in the room was ‘just as it should be’.

In the bathroom on the back of the toilet ledge there were two rather unusual antique Plaster of Paris figures of small boys sitting on chamber pots. One had a broad smile on his face and was labeled “Billy Can”. The other was sunk in gloom with a dejected frown on his face. He was labeled “Billy Can’t” When my Aunt, in her elder years was getting ready to go to a Home for the Aged she was giving away different things and she gave everyone their choice and I chose “Billy Can” and “Billy Can’t”. I still have them.

Nancy Dooren aka Nans said...

Great challenge!!! here is my entry for this theme:

Hugs, Nans

Evil Edna said...

Thank you for this, I have learnt loads from doing this challenge.

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