Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Día de los Muertos
Hello peeps, I hope those of you over in states are ok with this awful storm that has hit over the past day. I know a good friend of mine is in New York and has no electricity and was sent to the red cross....my thoughts are with you all.
On a lighter note, at the weekend we went to a Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) exhibition at a gallery in Bristol. The festival takes place on 1st November and is a time to remember family and friends that have died.
Inspired I decided to make my own piece and decided to paint a sugar skull .
I was quite pleased how it turned out, quite jolly. I painted it with white acrylic (I spread the paint around with my fingers as I find this gives a much smoother finish) then added details with marker pens and added a battery operated tea light (for obvious safety reasons) behind....its now adorning my mantelpiece...proves skulls do not have to be gruesome!