This one is my favorite.
It was super fun and one of my favorite things is that every single piece that I bought for my costume (which is all of it) is just regular clothes and I can re-wear everything a lot! Also, Tucson Comic-Con is this weekend so we will probably wear our costumes to that too.
Other peoples' blogs have some wonderful Dia de los Muertos posts, but I just wanted to share an art show I went to see at Tohono Chul here in Tucson. All the art was based on Dia de los Muertos and not only did I get to see some awesome art, but I also got to learn more about the traditions that go along with the day. I did take pictures of some of the art (it didn't say not to), but I wasn't sure if it would be kosher to post them on here or not. What do you think? I don't remember who the artists are so I couldn't give credit. One thing I did want to share is this close up of part of one of the pieces:
Is that not the most amazing fabric you have ever seen?! I need it!
My favorite part of the exhibit was an interactive altar art installation.
People were allowed to leave notes and offerings and they even supplied paper and pens. I wrote one and left it for our Cuppa who we lost earlier this year. It was such an amazing emotional experience. I even teared up while I was writing my note. And leaving it there for him with everyone else's thoughts and wishes for their loved ones felt good.
I am just a girl from Oregon where this celebration is not so common, but this whole Dia de los Muertos thing just feels right! I am even going to the parade here in Tucson on Sunday which is a pretty big deal.
I hope you all had a nice weekend!
ps. I just noticed that my last post was #200! That makes this 201. Another landmark passed, 300 here I come!