Saturday, November 13, 2010

Day of the Dead Party 2010

I love Day of the Dead - everything about it. I've always wanted to have a party with that theme. Since I have been collecting Dead art and memorabilia for over 10 years, I had plenty to decorate the whole house. The mantle alone was "101 Happy Skulls". About 30 people attending. Many brought Day of the Dead trinkets for the host in order to receive extra raffle tickets where they could win door prizes which were in turn extra Day of the Dead trinkets that I didn't need. It really was a win/win situation. I made about 20 Day of the Dead pieces of art this year. The party must have really inspired me. Here are some photos from that great party.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Day of the Dead Fabric Collage piece

I quilted and embellished this piece for the Day of the Dead show at CHAC (2010). The main skull image was a t-shirt I had that was impossibly too small, but perfect for an art piece. The overall size is 22 x 28.

2010 Day of the Dead Show art

Here are some other pieces I had at the CHAC Dia de los Muertos show 2010.
I blasted some "Dia" stones. I sold about 20 of them.
I also blasted several bottles. This one had a blasted stopper as well.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Day of the Dead quilt in three evenings or less

I have to tell the funny story that goes with the making of this quilt. We were having a "cube decorating contest" for Halloween at work. No one was really getting into it, but then my work friend, Ann, decorated her cube exterior with just sheets of Day of the Dead fabric. I really enjoy giving Ann a hard time about everything, so I dropped the comment, "This isn't decorating a cube.  You didn't even do anything with your fabric. I'll show you how to decorate a cube. I'll make a quilt with my Day of the Dead fabric." She doubted my sense of competition. So, in two evenings, I made a 30" x 30" flip-n-stitch quilt. I also brought in 4 full boxes of decorations and covered my cube. We both ended up winning equal-valued gift cards for our decorating efforts, so I didn't technically win, but we know what really went down.