Friday, November 03, 2006
photobooth friday: dia de los muertos
okay, i didn't take this picture on The Day of the Dead, but since it has just passed, i thought i would post this strip taken in 2002.
being the dorky oingo boingo fan that i am, i became a huge fan of The Day of the Dead more than 20 years ago. I trek out to Olvera Street every year for a photo day and in general i think of those i have loved and lost, primarily my mamos. i didn't make shrine/altar this year as i feel my entire wee casa is a tribute to her and what i learned. i did wear one of her necklaces and as always i think about her all the time. this time of year especially is hard for me as she was a christmas lady. she adored the beglittered snowmen & santas and always turned our house into a glitter wonderland. not much for the spiritual background of the holiday, i celebrate it for my mom. i plan my cookie baking and giftwrap theme well before october rolls around and this year, i thought i was going to be so clever with the colors i had chosen and then i was in Borders yesterday and viola! my color palatte of black, white & magenta seems to be "IN". i need to channel my thoughts and turn them into cash somehow...drats! on the bright side, i don't need to make my black christmas tree, i found one at borders!
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