Yesterday I had some friends over to make crafts celebrating dia de los muertos. I made sugar skulls and paper mache skulls for decorating, and we had wine and Irish cream for drinking, and I even managed to make day of the dead bread, I am very proud of the fat guy. He was shaped like a skeleton before I baked him. I was dancing around the house after the dough rose the first time, I am famous for killing yeast, so I am delighted to know I can bake bread again. The last few attempts turned into small hard black rocks.
Here’s the guy, all ready to be eaten. Which we did.
Joan’s skeletal hand
Lynn with her Venus lino cut. Lynn had never made a linoleum cut before, so it was particularly obnoxious to see how good her first two were. To check them out see her blog entry here. I used to like Lynn, but now I hate her. The nerve, doing such amazing prints first time, when Julia and I have done lots of linoleum prints and never got anything so cool. If she begs me (or at least makes me prints from the blocks), I might forgive her.
The day was a blast, and I’d like to thank my friends for coming over and making it so.