We’ve enjoyed our first day of real rain here, even pouring over San Francisco’s World Series Parade this morning ;).
And I’ve particularly enjoyed the creative rush that first rains bring; new song Muses and a few teasers for more new jewelry (coming this weekend). I just hope the clouds linger, stay all weekend long. For now, some newly discovered Day of the Dead Art favs…
Source: Red Hydrant Press
Source: Vintage Galleria, skirts, dresses, aprons.
And a little Deviant Moon Tarot imagery for All Hallows. Check out the new deck that Sir Patrick is cooking up ( TRIONFI della LUNA).
And one of my all time favorite Day of the Dead Tarot decks, Tarot of the Dead by Monica Knighton.
And it’s not too late to create your Day of the Dead altar; a warm place to welcome traveling souls who return to visit when the veil between worlds is thinnest.
I usually keep my altar up for a couple of weeks into November, or longer, in case some souls decide to take the scenic route home ;). In Oaxaca, altars are most commonly built on October 30th and October 31st in the homes of the Oaxacan people. Be sure to have something for visiting souls to eat and drink!
“It is an old belief that the dead, after their long pilgrimage from the other life, arrive on earth tired and thirsty. Because of this belief, a gourd or glass filled with water is placed on the altar for them, as well as the other food offerings. The dead are welcome and expected to bask in the essence of this splendid fervor.” Mocadventures.com
Check out this great article on putting your Day of the Dead altar together, with descriptions of the most traditional items, and ways to include family in commemorating loved ones who have passed- by Etsy Artisan Yreina Flores Ortiz.
I hope to visit the community ofrendas/altars that our Oakland Museum sponsors this weekend. So check back.
Meantime, here are some fun Day of the Dead links to enjoy from other sources: