No one is lonely in the Land of the Dead.
This is part two of “In the Eye of the Beholder,” where I consider the mourning aspect of “eye miniatures.” It would be a fine thing if we could still visit with our Loves by gazing into their painted eye portrait, should we become separated by the veil of physical mortality.
Here, we have a street scene at the Port Authority of the Land of the Dead (inside another eye rinse cup) complete with hanging skull lanterns, musicians and the smallest raccoon I’ve yet to draw.
This is a draft for one of my ArtScape submissions – the Midway banner exhibition. I talked with them two days ago about another proposal and it’s looking good so far. Finger’s crossed. I’m so excited (but don’t want to jinx it).
This is a circus I’d totally like to attend. To meet Frida and Groucho and Ben…not to mention everyone else in the ether.
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And…what would you ask a famous person from the other side?
All Saints’ Day. Day of the Dead. Dia de los Muertos.
I love Halloween and this time of year. Frankly, it goes downhill after daylight savings time until Spring rolls around again, what with the cold and lack of undead peeps about.
The people who we love that pass on never really leave us. I talk to them daily. And today, we remembered those who aren’t physically among us anymore.
I love you and miss you.
I started this last winter, before my crazy class schedule began. This isn’t really finished yet. I had bigger plans (more dead guys, for one thing) but I want to start the next one, and I’ve decided to let this be an introduction to what I’m doing in my barn.
Below is a study I did last night, before I finished making the dead Daddy-O’s. I decided to make Frida be black and white like the citizens of her town. I like how this picture turned out.
I have always loved paper-mâché, and I rediscovered while helping my daughter with a school project. I got the idea for this from a drawing I did in someone’s sketchbook for the sketchbook swap:
I am interested in seeing what happens when I try and make real world models of my drawings. When I was a kid I mixed flour and water (and maybe glue). Now, I’m using glue and water and the Baltimore City Paper.
More to come – there’s a lot going on in the Land of the Dead.