Day of the Dead

2 Nov

In honor of the Dia de los Muertos I asked my extremely talented Hispanic friend Jose to share some of his culturally influenced art.

Jose is a staggeringly talented Renaissance man who has been my friend for the last ten years or so. He’s so awesome they gave him his own action figure. I know.

When Isobel gets a bit older I can’t wait to celebrate this holiday with her. I never celebrated this holiday growing up, and although the Day of the Dead is celebrated in parts of Guatemala, Anthony’s family never celebrated it either.

I think it’s the perfect holiday to focus on at this time of year. I love Halloween and I think if we’re going to go to such lengths to celebrate death then we should see to it that we remember and celebrate the people who have died so we’re not just celebrating death itself. The period between Halloween and Thanksgiving are the perfect time to tell family stories about ancestors and relatives.

Plus, who doesn’t love decorating sugar skulls?

Thank you so much for sharing, Jose.

 



 

 

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3 Responses to “Day of the Dead”

  1. Biscuit November 2, 2010 at 7:20 am #

    talented and painfully handsome all at once..what are the chances! Love the draw-rings.

    • LittleBig November 2, 2010 at 10:29 am #

      Jose is all that and super nice, too.

      • purplequark November 2, 2010 at 4:57 pm #

        Aw shucks, thanks! Now I need to get posting too!

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