Wednesday, November 2, 2011

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

I had forgotten that today, November 2nd, is the Day of the Dead.  That's kind of strange, since I lived in Mexico for nearly 5 years back in the '80's.

And even more so because I have this picture hanging on the wall of my den.



I bought in an art gallery several years ago.  I'm a big fan of Day of the Dead art and Frida Kahlo.  My wife (see previous post) does not like this artwork.  Just a couple of days ago she was sitting in here and said, out of the blue, "Y'know, I really hate that thing."  Well, it's my art and my room and it's staying.  But if you look at the lower right corner of the frame, you'll see it's added some panache.  That's a product of not enough dusting but I think it fits right in.

Here's a closer look.



Looks kind ghosty, doesn't it?

By the way, I discovered something as I was cruising the web today.  Today is also a palindrome day:  11-02-2011.  See it reads the same left to right or right to left, when you take out the hyphens.  Some guy says there will be only 4 eight-digit palindrome dates in the entire century.

So there you are.

5 comments:

  1. My wife and I have an arrangement: she gets to place all the furniture in our house and I get to select the artwork. I can't see the TV from my chair and she glares at what I hang on the walls.

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  2. Then you are missing the celebration every year in Chandler. You would like it. And there is an exhibit at the Vision Center right now about it. I'll try to post something about it next week.

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  3. She let's you have your room without input. Good for you.

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  4. I have some aviation art in my study I'm sure the widow Park will toss out on her way home from my funeral. ;)

    S

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  5. I'm not too big on skull art myself :) I just finished a book recently that was set in Texas around Halloween - one of the characters owned an art gallery that was mostly day of the dead related - gave me shivers just to read about it!

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