Monday, November 1, 2010

Viva Frida!

I had a fun Halloween, I hope everyone else did too! We stayed in and carved pumpkins. My Mom came over and we handed out candy to the gazillion kiddos that come to our door. Somehow, despite the 10 bags of candy we had, we still ran out!

Tomorrow is a big day for me and many others, as it will be "Dia de los Muertos". I'm going to light the altar for my sweet Gypsy cat, and spend time with her memory. I felt honored this year that so many chose my art to decorate their altars in memory of their pets that have passed on. Since I lost my kitty this year, I took comfort in creating these pieces for others, as though we were joined in our grieving. I hope and imagine that Gypsy has many furry friends to play with in some peaceful place. :)

I leave you with my newest paper doll, "Frida"! I had to create her, since I love Frida, and think she was such an amazing woman. She's hanging with me in my studio right now... ;)

I hope everyone has a good Day of the Dead celebration tomorrow!


Pili said...

I hope you'll have a great Day of the Dead tomorrow, it's always a great way to honour life remembering those who are no longer with us.

Nydia said...

Have a sweet day of the dead tomorrow, Leila, blessed be your Gypsy wherever she is.

I loved your Frida, awesome idea!

Kisses from us.

Hoot-n-Andy LLC said...

enjoy getting lost in the memories :)

may gypsy rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

Love the Frida!

Enjoy your day tomorrow honoring Gypsy!

Dia de los Muertos is such a beautiful holiday.. the art is amazing!

Anonymous said...

I still wanna see what you and Dave dressed up like this year!! Love your costumes!

Wendy said...

I have a pet cemetery nearby my house that I will be posting about this month and I thought of you and sweet Gypsy girl. Thank you so much for all the beautiful art you create, Leila! Wishing you a New Year full of magick and wonder. And a big kitty nip kiss to your fur baby.

Michelle said...

Many of my Dead speaking up this year, wanting to make sure they were included on my Altar... Yet it brings peace, to know they are still with us, that their love is still here, surrounding us. I hope you found the same :)

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