Monday, October 8, 2012

Day of the Dead

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My BFF in Tucson does a lot of those Sugar Skulls with the Day of the Dead Theme. She sent me a picture of this gal holding one of the Day of the Dead Skulls and I was so inspired by it I created this piece. I was going to paint the gals face all Day of the Deady but then decided to make her an innocent little girl with a Tee Shirt of the Day of the Dead skull. 

Terri my BFF in Tucson does this artwork to honor her Daughter and Son who passed away. I don't know how she has carried on after these tragedies. I know I couldn't. I guess doing her artwork is kind of Therapy for her. My heart cries for her for sure!

In Terri's Honor here is my take of the Day of the Dead.


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14 comments:

  1. She's wonderful! Love the Day of the Dead skull on her shirt! Your friend is amazing that she has found a way to deal with the unimaginable pain with her losses.

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  2. Beautiful work. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  3. This is so beautiful. I love the way you get form and features to the face. The shading is awesome.

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  4. She is just lovely. I really like that you added the skull to her tee shirt. It adds so much to this painting. Beautiful work. Happy PPF

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  5. she is so beautiful! Happy PPF.

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  6. the blue of her eyes is mesmerising... just lovely...xx

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  7. I LOVE your version so much!! So adorable and not scary at all!! Such a wonderful tribute. My dear friend lost a little girl and boy too! I don't think she has ever considered participating in the day of the dead. Thanks for sharing!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  8. What a lovely painting. I think you were right to make her so sweet and put the skull on her shirt.

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  9. Lovely girl, sweet and pretty, the background is wonderful, too. HPPF!

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  10. God bless your friend for carrying on after such tragedies. She demonstrates incredible strength.
    Love your artwork and its tribute to her. :)
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  11. A lovely tribute and a very sweet gift.

    BTW Did you know you have word verification on? It makes it very difficult for people to comment.

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  12. Hi Eva, No I didn't know. I have removed it. I hate word verification! Thanks for letting me know.

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  13. She has much personality. . . gorgeous. Blessings, Janet PPF

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