When I was making sugar animals at Niko and Chole’s house week before last Chole’s grandkids were soooo pesky especially this boy whose name is escaping me at the moment… he cracked me up. Asuzena immediately got the idea of the iphone as a camera and wanted to take pictures. I kept having to grab [...]
I am back to Alfeniques folks! the sugar animals that adorn the day of the dead altars or “Ofrendas”. Anette Hansen bought this suckling pig (she beat me to it! drats!) and took this photo. I am trying to get my buddy Chole to make these. I think they would sell like hotcakes! [...]
Well I still seem to be stuck on alfeniques! Here is a picture of one of my piggies that began as a sugar pig that I adored! when the ants moved in I shellacked her. When her color started to fade I painted her. She was made by a very very old woman in the [...]
Even though it is lent and we are beginning to gear up for Semana Santa I am reminiscing about day of the dead. Must be making alfeniques with Chole last night that has brought on these sweet musings! this is another of anette’s photos of an altar. You can see the use of the sugar [...]
This is one of my favorite pictures my friend Anette Hansen took as we walked up the street to the cemetary on November second a few years ago. Marigolds and coxcombs are the flowers that are traditional and everywhere they are being sold to put on the graves.
Last night Shara and I went to Niko and Chole’s house to help chole make sugar animals that are sold for the altars for day of the dead november 2. Chole is an amazing worker bee. she runs the fruit and vegetable stand by day and comes home and cooks for her family (her sister [...]