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As with the Halloween feature I made, I'm a bit late... but I still think that any time is time for good art!

Some of you already know that I'm mexican and proud, and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a very important tradition for me. While it is also celebrated  in other parts of Latin America I am only familiar with the traditions we have here, so I'm really sorry for not being able to represent everyone :heart: But feel free to leave me a comment with your own traditions, I would love to read about them :)

In case anyone is interested some years ago I published a more or less detailed explanation on ofrendas (offerings) complete with photos. Also, I shall warn you that I consider myself a purist, and while I appreciate everyone's efforts to make art inspired by Dia de los Muertos there's some things that simply don't go with the spirit of this date, and I won't include them in this feature... for example, cobwebs and spiders belong to Halloween, and Dia de los Muertos is a happy and colorful date, not dark and Gothic.

Dia de los Muertos is a date to remember that death is a part of every day's life. So skeletons are depicted doing common things and just living happily.

Dia de los Muertos-Board Game by MuirgheiltDia de los Muertos-Art Museum by MuirgheiltDia de los Muertos - Quilting by MuirgheiltDia de los Muertos-At the Bar by MuirgheiltDia de los Muertos-At the Zoo by Muirgheilt

It is a colorful day full of flowers, food, candles, dancing and singing. Most of the celebrations are held in cemeteries, people go tidy and decorate their beloveds' tombstones to receive them for this day. We remember the dead, keep them present, laugh and eat with them. It is a great way to accept the passing of someone loved, while at the same remember them dearly and happily, we remember how much we loved them and all the good moments we spent with them, not the bad or sad things. In essence, it is a celebration of life, love and happiness.

Dia de los Muertos Ofrenda by alienhunny
Los Catrines by AutumnNightBatMom nicho by fleurnoireaCatrina 2011 4 by Delta-KaozDia de los Muertos  II by Theda-BlueAltas y Delgaditas by El-aterradorPrayer Nicho by MzdishFrida Kahlo Mini Retablo Box by johannachamberscatrina by Lacaelsugar candy skulls by heartofthesouthDay of the dead 2 by MzdishCalavera dulce by SarudanyaSugar Skull Fun by Vampjezzc





Feature of Dia de los Muertos artisan crafts.
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:iconjohannachambers:
johannachambers Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Very cool feature! Thanks for including my Frida Kahlo box! :hug:
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   Artisan Crafter
No problem :D
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Delta-Kaoz Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Hey genial :D
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Gracias :D
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PichLechuga Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist
Cool
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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ginajaja Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
este año estu ve muy ocupada y cuando me di cuenta ya tenia la fecha encima asi que no alcance a hacer cositas para el dia d muertos. el año pasado si hice, pero no se que paso con las fotos y las que tengo aqui no son muy buenas :iconsobplz:
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Que lastima! :noes: me encanta ver fotos de cosas de día de muertos, lástima tal vez el proximo año :(
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Brookette Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for sharing! I like learning about different countries cultures and traditions, especially Mexican, since it's part of my heritage too!
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012   Artisan Crafter
No problem, oh I didn't know you are Mexican that's great :D
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RobotCharmz Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Heck, I don't know why.... somehow, if you put this pictures together, it sorta looks like a painting of Frida Kahlo! :D
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Well she was "very" mexican after all :D
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catluvr2 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Me encanta.

Great features.
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you :D
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catluvr2 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
De nada.
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SweetComplications Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
All beautiful! I wish I had crafted something for the holiday but I was too busy making food for the party at school.
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012   Artisan Crafter
That is too bad,maybe next year :la: I would like to make this again next year :)
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SweetComplications Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hopefully! :)
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome art :) It is such a colourful celebration of the dead :)
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks :) it is!
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E-Dantes Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Completamente de acuerdo con no incluir elementos de Halloween con la tradición del día de muertos, pero ¿qué vela tiene en el entierro Frida Kahlo? Incluiste cosas muy bonitas, me encantan :)
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Gracias! :) lo único malo es que no hay tantas cosas de dia de los muertos en DA, ojalá el próximo año hayan muchas más para poder hacer otro artículo :o
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E-Dantes Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Acaba de aparecer esta pero seguramente ya la viste o la ignoraste por la obvia referencia a Jack y Sally, pero aun así está buena.

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Talty Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Si me gusta, es buen arte :D no la había visto, gracias por mostrarmela!
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