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Topic: day of the dead quasi altar/my dad's birthday  (Read 1614 times)
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« on: November 09, 2010 10:40:15 AM »

i think my dad would be amused that for his birthday this year, i didnt take down all of my day of the dead altar but left up the part about him and lit a candle.  i'll dismantle it tomorrow.  my dad was an atheist. more than that, when he was young, my grammie went through a church phase--fire and brimstone protestantism, not catholicism.  but i've always been one for mix and match.  i mean, i have papers from china's tomb sweeping day on my altar too.  寿 can hang out with guadalupe.  it's fine with me. 

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this year i made two sugar skulls--one is paper mache and the other is fabric (to be specific, a tea towel i got at the Armee du Salut).  my friend shawneemonkey inspired me to make the fabric one.  i printed out her pattern for the fabric skull and...

i pinned and sewed

stuffed it with scrap left over from my 
owl costume

slathered it with gesso

drew out my design

and painted it

he's a cute lil fella


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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2010 11:13:21 AM »

It looks great! I really like the sugar skulls, uber creative Smiley
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2010 01:41:55 PM »

What a great way to honour your dad.
I think mixing and matching is the best way to deal with religions since then you get the best parts from everything. Smiley
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2010 08:27:38 PM »

i agree... i love mix and match holidays... you get more out of it that way, and its fun!

are the skulls stiff from the gesso, or are they squishy?
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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2010 12:30:57 AM »

they are toooootally still squashie! a lil stiff, sure, but not so bad. 

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