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Dia de Muertos by Talty Dia de Muertos by Talty
I feel terrible for not uploading anything lately, but my stupid college is driving me crazy... I barely sleep, I barely eat, and I was sick for two weeks because not sleeping and not eating didn't exactly help me heal.

Still, I really wanted to upload this. I wanted to explain what an Ofrenda was, so I'm really sorry if it's too much text! I lost a few hours worth of sleep, but it was worth it. If you're lazy, just look at the pretty colorful images and skip all the ugly letters.

Only 5 more weeks and all my troubles will be over... if I survive 5 more weeks, that is. I'll come back with lots of new stuff, I promise.

Comments and suggestions are always much appreciated :blowkiss:
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Shelby-JoJewelry Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is beautiful and so are all the ofrendas. I'm really happy to have read this and am considering making my own. It's a sincerely sweet idea. :]

Thanks for explaining all this. Loved ittttttttttttttt
Talty Oct 22, 2011   Artisan Crafter
I think it would be great if you made one! We make one every year, it's a beautiful tradition. Next year I plan to make a polymer clay miniature one for Kuja, my cat who died earlier this year. I hate that you have to wait a year to make an ofrenda T_T

If you need tips or help let me know! :la:
Shelby-JoJewelry Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw, the poor kitten! I'm sorry she passed, but it's so great to have an ofrenda for her(him?). It's such a great idea. Smart to come up with a tradition like this :3

I'll definitely give you a heads up and ask you about it. I'd like to make one for my grandmother but at the same time one for Zero (my kittie I had to put down a year ago). That would be two huh?
Talty Oct 27, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Thank you!! Kuja was a male :giggle: but he the most feminine male cat I've seen, he was amazing and gorgeous xD

Well actually you can make one ofrenda for everyone. You make one "base" ofrenda with bread, candy, water, salt and some other stuff. Then you put a photo of each deceased loved one, a candle for each, and their favorite stuff. You don't have to make two, just put a photo of each :)
Shelby-JoJewelry Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That sounds great :]
Thank you so much, I appreciate it!

The kitten sounds gorgeous and awfully cute :3
Talty Oct 28, 2011   Artisan Crafter
You are welcome!

And thanks! :la:
Shelby-JoJewelry Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem! :D
hello! very very beautiful! i'm from germany and i love the whole dia de los muertos idea and other mexican traditions and folk art! thank you for sharing this!
Talty Feb 8, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm glad you liked it :) You know what's interesting? I've always liked German traditions, music and architecture! It's my dream to make my Doktorgrad in Germany, I've been studying German so I can go live there :)
yeah thats awesome! go for it! we have some good universities here and a lot of beautiful places :D
let me know if you have questions or anything i might be able to help you with.
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