Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

Halloween and Dia de los Muertos have always been my favorite holidays to decorate for and take part in. This year it crept up on me so fast and we had so much going on that I really didn't do any decorating. Did I send any cards...Nope, not a one. I have almost every Halloween decoration Martha Stewart has put out over the years, plus boxes of vintage stuff. I used to love to decorate the house, inside and out, and we even dressed up to hand out treats. Just haven't been into it that much this year. But you know what...turn around and blink and it will be next year again. Another chance to start earlier, and be in a better frame of mind as well.

This spooky card is from my friend Pam in Ohio. The friend I met through the INTERNET some 10 years or so ago. The friend who hopped on a plane and came to Texas for Thanksgiving. I don't recall how many years ago that was for sure, but she has been out a couple of times since. She is coming again this year. I can't wait to see her. We have totally different lives, but a common interest in ART, music, and other creative endeavors. The thing about a friend like this, is we can see each other only every few years, but it's like no time has passed. We pick up right where we left off.

I did unpack a few Day of the Dead things, but never got around to setting them out. Here are a couple of my favorite sugar skulls. I did not even buy a new one this year. My favorite one will always be the Frida.
Poor Frida, last year she had an accident and a few of the flowers in her head dress broke off. Must repair them before she goes back in her case for the next year.

Frida's broken flowers.


  1. You've had a lot to deal with this year. No wonder you weren't in the mood to decorate.

    I love the card your friend made....and I know just what you mean about friends like that. I have a couple who I only see every few years or so but we always just start right where we left off and it's like we were never apart.

  2. That's a great card and friend, tomorrow is another day.

  3. I can't get the comments to work on your next post, tried several times, boy you do get around with the traveling I envy you.