Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween!

I'm not sure if you can say Happy Day of the Dead! It doesn't sound right, somehow. I wanted to be sure to pass on my greetings to you all and my wishes for a soulful celebration. This year, I plan to go down to the Mesilla Plaza for the Dia de los Muertos celebration to get some photos of altars that will be displayed there, and after that, we want to build an altar in memory of our little Bertie Pierre.

Our little cabinet of the dead in the early light of an October morning

The photos I take this weekend will appear on the blog over the next week or so, along with news about the great contest that I just won. I can't wait to show you all my prize, but I will have to be patient until its arrival. Stay tuned.

In the meantime, here are a couple of photos from our own little Dia de los Muertos cabinet. Before moving to New Mexico, I'm sure that i would have found this quite grisly, but things are different now!

Dia de los Muertos storyteller doll. We have a few storyteller figures around the place in honor of my days spent in school libraries telling stories. They used to pay me to do that, can you believe it?


becky said...

I love your Day of the Dead story teller! What is the contest you won? Well I guess I'll find out soon enough. Have fun at the Celebration! I think the building of an Alter for little Bertie will be a lovely tribute... you could put all his favorite treats around.
:) have a nice weekend, Clair.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Day of the Dead is one intriguing holiday. I love your cabinet and dolls.

Sylvia K said...

Ah, yes, I read many stories to kids, too, and not just on Halloween! What a fun colorful post! Love your cabinet and dolls! Hope you have a wonderful, colorful weekend, Clair!


Deb said...

I've been out of commission again...but I'm back. Take some great photos at your celebration! I tried to comment on your Skywatch photos on Thursday, but gave up after a couple of tries. AnyWHO...they were just amazing. Your absolute best, and I can't even imagine how you did it!

clairz said...

Deb, your comment made it on for the previous post. Hope your Internet settles down, I miss reading something from you every day.