Artwork, Drawings, Greeting Cards

Calavera Dog

Calaveras, or Sugar Skulls, are a mainstay of the holiday Dia De Los Muertos. Molded from sugar, traditional Calaveras represent the sweetness of life and the sadness of death. I’ve always loved and been fascinated by this holiday ever since I was young. My Spanish teacher in primary school was raised in Mexico, and she introduced us to the holiday and its traditions.

Living in Southern California, I really enjoy visiting Olvera Street during the Dia De Los Muertos celebration. It’s something I look forward to every year. Death is a sad part of life, but I think that celebrating someone’s life is a good way to start when mourning someone’s death. This Calavera is of a dog’s skull. I was inspired of the memory of our beloved family dog who passed away not too long ago. Drawn using markers and pens, this drawing is nice and colorful. I think this would make a lovely card or tattoo design. Or both! Who knows, maybe I’ll Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos in style by getting this awesome tattoo.

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Artwork, Drawings

Getting Ready for Halloween

Halloween is my favorite time of year!

I really like all parts of the Holiday…from the costumes to the candy, the haunted houses to the changing leaves. As you know, I like cats too, so this little drawing really makes me smile. This grinning cat is ready to celebrate Halloween with you. I sketched the ideas for the drawing with pen and ink, then made this version digitally.

I can’t wait to turn this in to a screen print. I think it would make an awesome print or tote bag. Stay tuned for more Halloweeney fun!!!