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the tart smell of the marigold signals the approach of dia de los muertos.. as the veil thins and the line between the living and those that have passed nears..
a poignant way for us to remember our loved ones
this year we created a large family altar installed at the Longmont Museums' Day of the Dead exhibit...
holding memories and details of the lives of our family and how they have touched ours
the idea for our altar, the mother goddesses overlooking all of our loved ones
Posted at 01:45 PM in dia de los muertos | Permalink
How beautiful Stephanie. Grand in fact. Love the tiers on your creation and how you honor your family. Thank you.
October 30, 2013 at 05:28 PM
It's just beautiful Stephanie. I'm in love with this traditional that celebrates remembering those we have loved.
The Adventureous Art Teacher |
October 31, 2013 at 03:30 AM
Grand indeed! love all the color! A lovely tribute to a well loved family!
lyle baxter |
October 31, 2013 at 06:04 AM
A beautiful and poignant celebration of those we have loved and lost.
Love and light to you, Beautiful Heart.
Kim Mailhot |
October 31, 2013 at 07:32 AM
Blessing to you on this day and the next~ may you be touched by those you've loved and lost and wander joyously through this world and the next.
October 31, 2013 at 10:25 AM
the Art of Remembering - Rodrigvitz Style
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November 01, 2013 at 09:16 AM
Steph, This is a beautiful altar. They all are, all that are drawn from the heart. Ours is larger than before as well. Last year, we had 60 guests stop by for laughter, tears, food and great storytelling.
The best to you and yours for this years Dias de Los Muertos. Let the Spirits soar.
November 01, 2013 at 11:49 AM
Women who bore me
Sweet alter of memory
I carry them forth
November 01, 2013 at 11:58 AM
Dearest Steph, remembering this time last year... thank you for helping my heart to heal and witnessing my letting go and stepping more fully into life. I love these pictures of your family and what you have created to share with others... sending you all much love on these remembering days... XOXOXO
November 01, 2013 at 02:30 PM
I can stare at your beautiful altar for hours. Back in my home country we're also celebrating the lives of loved ones who have passed away. The entire nation flocks to the cemeteries this weekend. My grandmother was born the same year as Maria Elena Rodriguez.
November 01, 2013 at 02:43 PM
What a beautiful altar! And a lovely tribute to your loved ones!
Wabi Sabi |
November 01, 2013 at 07:09 PM
Lovely tribute. The love shines on.
November 01, 2013 at 09:12 PM
magnificently grand altar! love the marigolds too! I'm happy I visited here today.
November 02, 2013 at 02:04 PM
I've never really understood the Day of the Dead. I'll have to look up more. In any case, I think it is good to remember your departed loved ones with affection.
November 03, 2013 at 06:50 PM
thank you for stopping by my blog to comment which has brought me to your blog.
what a terrific altar. i usually make one but this year we are in the middle of closing escrow, so lots in storage or being packed.
i especially like that you added a photo of jfk on such a memorable anniversary. i was 7 years old when he died and am one of those that remembers exactly where she was: driving with my parents in london on the way to a chinese restaurant. the reaction of my parents was so strong that it stuck with me.
altars and shrines are so beautiful. thank you for sharing this with us.
i shall return, god willing.
November 26, 2013 at 12:34 PM
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