Sunday, October 28, 2012

Remembering Our Girlfriends

This week the children and I drew up our memory papers for our Shrine to Honour The Dead. To celebrate the season we also also made sugar skulls, a Mexican Tradition for Los Dias de los Muertos - Days of the Dead - All Souls, All Saints, and Dia de los Angelitios - Day of the Little Angels; children who have passed over..
Oct 31st through Nov 2nd.

Skelitos by the Moore's all ages

We began with a quick sketch of our skelitos and then drew up our memory papers

so our friends could add to our shrine that we put up annually in the
kitchen to mark Halloween and All Souls.

The next step was to create our sugar skulls from sugar
and meringue powder and then to decorate them.

Sugar Skull in Honour of T Moore by me

Sugar Skull by T Moore age 13

Sugar Skull in honour of Aunt Sonia by K Radosevic age 12

Finally we will put the offerenda together and have it
ready for our friends to add too on October 31st!

In memory of our dear girlfriends who have fought cancer bravely but have left us far too early,
Inga, Sonia, Letti, Kerri

strong, brave, gentle mothers

guide us still, from beyond.. xxxx

linking too:
the Art of Remembering recuerda mi corazon

Sunday Sketches Blue Chair Diary


  1. Your memory papers are wonderful. I sculpted a tiny heart this week with my father's name on it to remember him during this time as well. Hugs

  2. Wow! Wonderful creations to 'honor the dead' ~ marvelous ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

  3. Lovely memory papers and the sugar skulls look awesome!

  4. Nice tribute to an interesting tradition!

  5. I LOVE your sugar skulls - Calacas! I got a mold a while back, but haven't used it yet. Blessings!

  6. Love the sugar skulls, they are fantastic. A lovely tradition to be able to share with your children. Here in France they flock to the cemeteries with pots of chrysanthemums. It's a flower I really don't like. Maybe for that reason.

  7. I love the sugar skulls! very creatively decorated too!

  8. Hello Lenora!
    These sugar sculls are beautiful. I love what you say about adding beauty to the world - I wish you much joy with that!

    Best wishes,

  9. Very nice sketches of day of the dead skelitos and the sugar skeletons are awesome!


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