Last year, toward the end of September I was so ready for Día de los Muertos I couldn't stand it. Since it was still more than a month away I got my fix by drawing an ofrenda:
A common argument between the Boyfriend and I when the subject of my love of skulls and skeletons comes up usually goes something like this:
Him: You're such a goth.And so on and so forth.
Me: I'm embracing my cultural heritage!
Me: We used skulls as a common motif well before goths. I win.
So, we've established that I love Día de los Muertos, skulls and skeletons, and I was trying to dig up some ideas for art every day. With all this, plus a lifelong love of the engravings of José Guadalupe Posada and a little latent Catholicism thrown in I produced this:
St. Catherine of BolognaSaints as skeletons is a theme I wanted to explore more, but life got in the way. But I think it's interesting me again and I have a few ideas in the works. We'll see what happens.