Hello Everyone and welcome to our 2nd Annual Dia De Los Muertos Blog Hop!! Day of the Dead has been celebrated in Mexico for many many centuries. It is a day where we remember our loved ones and the beautiful life they had when they lived. Altars are created for those loved ones and their favorite things are put on the altar as an "ofrenda", an offering for them. It is a time of joy and happiness.
Last year I created a small altar for my grandfather and had to make sure I put on the altar some of his favorite things like mayo and some tequila! What a combination! :)
Here is my grandfather doing what he was best at, photography.
Te extraño abuelito (I miss you grandpa)
So, another thing that I always, always associate with Day Of the Dead is Frida Kahlo. Her art reflected what she was feeling and it was her way of expressing herself. Sometimes, hmmm most times a truth that was a little too hard to swallow.
I became inspired by the cover of Vogue where she appeared.
and here is my creation:
Sentiment is a quote from Frida Kahlo, it reads: "Feet, why do I need them if I have wings to fly"
Frida Kahlo had an accident when she was young and had to go through many many surgeries through out her life. At first, doctors believed she might not be able to walk again. Click HERE if you would like know more about her life.
Onto some CANDY!!
Flor Larios is sponsoring our blog again this year!
One winner will receive one of her beautiful prints!!
You can visit her Etsy shop HERE and take a look at her AWESOME work!
A Collection of Dilo En Español Stamps
If you have not seen these before click on the name to take you there!
These are all SPANISH sentiments!!
Total of THREE winners!!!
All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me if you
had heard of this celebration before!
I hope you have fun visiting the rest of the blogs!!
You will LOVE every single one of them!!
Next on the hop is my talented friend
Patty's blog is all in Spanish, please still leave her a message! She knows a little English and I am sure she would love to read your messages! She has a lot more history on the Day of the Dead! She lives in Oaxaca, Mexico... one of Mexico's states that celebrates Day of the Dead the most!
Ana Maria: http://www.shortycreations.com/