November 1, 2008

Happy Day of the Dead..Dia de los Muertos

In honor of Day of the Dead, I wanted to show you one of my Dead of the Dead paintings. "Follow me Home". The little girl is holding crosses and marigolds. She painted her face like a little skull and she visits the cemetary to make a trail of marigolds so that the spirits can follow her home...

Today is the day that many people celebrate the departed, the loved ones who have crossed over. They return on the Day of the Dead and enjoy festivities with the living. Their favorite food, flowers, clothing and items are displayed on an alter, like above, with their images.

It is said if you leave a trail of marigolds from their grave to your home, that they will be able to find their way back home...don't forget to leave a trail.....


Connie said...

Friday at school I did a lesson on Day of the Dead with all my kiddos!! I thought of you and used you as my inspiration!!! They absolutely loved it and had so much fun!!! Yay!

Hey---the little avatar on your blog over Dirty Footprints with my halloween photo...Ha! I think I'm going to switch my real avatar on my blog to that photo. It's too funny!!!!

Lots of love to you chica!!!

Peace & Love.

Pease Porridge said...

I love your artwork. Just wonderful. I had never heard that about the marigolds. My trail would be very long, but worth trying some day. :)