Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Dead of the Day


Soooooooooo.........It's the Dead of the Day........or Day of the Dead........whatever way you say it......it's music to my ears. I love all the imagery and the symbolism behind this celebration of the spirits passed.....and since I was not born on Halloween.....then being born on Day of the Dead is the next best thing!
I have a couple of friends Sharon and Carole that really love the Day of the Dead, and...I am sure there are more too that also love the Day of the Dead festivities.

In fact Sharon Christovich loves the celebration so much that she has a large section of her Folk Art Gallery in San Rafael CA, at 1321 4th St, dedicated to Day of the Dead.....on a recent field trip there I took some pictures so you can peek.....but you really must visit to get the full effect.

This is an exciting and eclectic Gallery. Besides treasures of Day of the Dead ethnic, tribal, and contemporary folk arts, crafts and jewelry from many other countries are represented there. If you cannot visit in person then visit the Gallery website and blog. http://www.thefolkartgallery.com/ http://www.yelp.com/biz_redir?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thefolkartgallery.com%2Fblog&src_bizid=dF5rt9T5TV7mNEtg5KHdJQ&cachebuster=1255502297

Follow this link, there is a wonderful article written on the meaning of the Day of the Dead celebration. http://www.thefolkartgallery.com/newsletters/mataortiznewsletter/lifeafterlife.htm

Putting in my two centavos worth.... for the Dead of the Day.................celebration.......... DAY

AND NIGHT..............

There is always a Skelly......... a mere shell of himself.......

or an evil Ricardo waiting for their celebration!


burntofferings said...

just saying hi... i love evil ricardo. growing up my cousin richard was 4 days older than me and liked to rub my nose in that fact. i would tell him since he's older, he will die first. we were very competitive and fought like dogs. i always referred to him as my evil cousin richard (even in publications) although today we are close. how was your show?

Valeriote Design said...

Evil Richardo. Hey, that could be my hubby's new nickname...hehe

So any big birthday plans? A skeleton cake perhaps?

Looks like you've been enjoying the holiday season. Talk soon.

Designs By CK said...

Popping in to wish you a VONDERFUL weekend.

Chris (-:


William Bezek said...

Nice post...my second favorite Holiday!

Sabii Wabii said...

There are pictures of you lerking in workshops floating out here in blogland! Looks like it was fun. Came over to see if you posted your pictures of the deranged toys that everyone made!
Hey how was open studios?
I still wnat to get up to see the cabin. Call if you need a ride along....I'll sing to you on the way up.

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