Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is my idea of a meaningful celebration, and I love all the traditions and all the folk art that go along with it.
“To the inhabitant of New York, Paris, or London, death is a word that is never uttered because it burns the lips. The Mexican on the other hand, frequents it, mocks it, caresses it, sleeps with it, entertains it: it is one of his favorite playthings and his most enduring love.” – Ovtavio Paz The Labyrinth of Solitude.
When the souls of the dead come back to be among the living every year, in Mexico they are waiting. Alters have been set up, cut paper flags hung, paper mache figures come out, delicious feasts have been prepared and sugar skulls are made! I’ll write more about the Day of the Dead in the future but today I want to share some creative sugar skull tattoos that I have found and made into digital collage sheets for you to make into magnets, scrabble tile pendants, cabochons and cameos. Click on an image and it will take you to my etsy shop where I have these pages available.
I love how creative and different these are, and I love that they celebrate the dead.