Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Happy Day of the Dead

Feliz Dia De Los Muertos

Day of the Dead Art work by Me :)


  1. The second one seems to me to yhave so much to say... would love to know what it all means

  2. WhoisAnn,
    I'm so glad you liked my painting. Here is a little about it: In the middle is the traditional Sugar Skull Sugar Skull, starting at the upper left hand cornor, is the Mexica symbol for flower or "Xochitl", on the upper right hand cornor is the Virgen of Guadalupe and patron saint of Mexico, the lower right hand cornor hold the Mexica symbol for movement or "Olin" and finally on the lower left hand cornor is the sacred heart, a symbol widely seen on mexican art. I also have scattered "Loteria" card around the piece. Loteria is a game similar to bingo but played with pictures and is traditional in Mexico. Finally I have included a poem written by the ruler poet Nezahualcoytl (Hungry Coyote) during his life in 1431-72
    "I am honored, I am made glad. With sweetness my heart is filled. My soul becomes drunk. I so long for the place of the flowers."
    The place of the flowers to the Mexica is something akin to Heaven.

  3. wow for a traditional white Ohio gal. ha. this is culture i dont know and need to take in before i would comment on art. I will soak it in.

  4. WhoisAnn,
    ::Chuckle:: You are too cute. So where in Ohio are you? I visit pretty often cause I have a few friends near Dayton. Soak in the culture and let me know what you think :)

  5. I live about an hour north of columbus.
    Daytons big city compared to my town... Mt. Vernon. Very old...traditional... little backwards but i can leave the door unlocked at night... never felt safer than here. Still soaking... will comment when done.

  6. Hi,

    I just adore your art sweet....

    I have a Tag/Award for you on my blog, so come and play.....


  7. Hi Jesse,
    I'm coming over to play right now! I'm so glad you like my art my sweet sweet sweetness :)