Monday, May 2, 2011

Mexican Skulls

Not one of mine this time but I do love these pics...

From The Urban Hippie

These mexican skeleton figures are used to celebrate the Day of the Dead. This particular figure is La Calavera de la Catrina, or skull of the female dandy. Somehow they manage to make a symbol of the dead seem cheerful and happy. A celebration of life instead of the fear of death that skulls are more normally associated with (at least where I'm from!)

I think it sounds like a far better way to celebrate people who are no longer with us than the depressing and sad occasions we usually see. Its got to better to remember the happy times you had with someone and this, to me looks like, a colourful, bright way of doing just that.

There are a whole bunch more pics of all sorts of beautiful crafted items on The Urban Hippie blog, so go along and have a look you definitely won't be disappointed!

From The Urban Hippie