Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Dia de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and around the world in many cultures on November 1 & 2. For those of you who aren't familiar with the holiday, it focuses on gatherings of family &friends to pray for & remember friends & family members who have died. Traditions include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods & beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts.

I wanted to share some of my favorite tributes around the blogging world honoring Dia de los Muertos including this fabulous altar created by local artist, Kathleen Escobedo from Esco Studio(who also just happens to be my Mom). For all you locals, she currently has 5 altars showing at the Vision Gallery in Chandler at the Day of the Dead exhibition.

I also love these fabulous cookies from The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle. The colors are amazing & all the fantastic details truly make them a work of art.

I am slightly obsessing over this pin art from Kathleen at Twig & Thistle. The simple, intricate beauty of the thread and pins is truly amazing!

What is your favorite?
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