Happy October Everyone.
My favorite time of year. Cooler days and cooler nights, right? Not so fast! It’s going to be close to 100 degrees this week. But that does not discourage me. I still enjoy creating things with an autumn color pallet as well as playing with my usual whimsical colors for the celebration of a “cool” holiday known as Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos.
The holiday itself derives from Mexico to honor the deceased ancestors. The people of Mexico pay homage to relatives passed by creating altars with sugar skulls, sweet bread, bunches and bunches of marigolds, calle lilies and photos of the loved ones. Some Mexican villages celebrate in the streets or in the grave yards.
Here in Tucson, there is a huge parade downtown that gives everyone license to create wild floats, over sized puppets and paint skeleton faces on themselves. It’s a family event held at the end of October. It’s whimsical, it’s weird, it’s cool!
In the years past I have created some fun tile mosaic wall pieces. Here are a few archived pieces:
The following is a selection of current work available on my Etsy site.
Sugar Skull Heart Ornaments for wall decor
Shadow boxes with fall colors
Katrina Skeleton spreading roses in the water
A canvas painting I was playing around with. My daughter nabbed it off my wall the other day. She loves anything Katrina!
My next show will be at the Chris Bubany Artisan’s Market at Harlow Gardens November 4th & 5th, Saturday and Sunday! Sign up below if you would like to be on my mailing list for upcoming art shows.