As we kick things into high gear around here for Dia de los Muertos (or Happy Dead Day as Fern calls it), I have been revisiting two of my favorite artists.
I like to peruse Sylvia Ji for make-up ideas. Although when it comes time to doing my face on the night of, I am usually so burnt out from festivities that I can’t be bothered. Maybe this year will be different? (Elizabeth and Anne, take note!)
Some folks really embody this look and go all out for the parade in the Mission.
Woof. Even just looking at the effort in these photos makes me tired.
But even more than Sylvia Ji, I love our local sweetheart, Kiriko Moth.
In my wildest dreams, Kiriko Moth designs a full length arm tattoo for me, and also illustrates my tarot deck.
And in our own humble way, our tribute to the ones who have crossed over is up in the hallway.
City Hall has been orange for a couple of weeks, perhaps for Halloween, but I think also because the city is in the throes of Go Giants!
Regardless, after watching a Peanuts Special, Fern has taken to referring to it as The Great Pumpkin.
And for Daddy’s birthday today, I made Canned Cinnamon Roll Waffles. (We used Trader Joe’s, instead of Pillsbury. No artificial flavors, thank you.)
By the way, the Strawberry Soda from my last post turned out AMAZING. Fern has not been a big fan of my weird fermented things, but she sucked this stuff down. Even Jeff, who faints away at the suggestion of Kombucha, declared it decadent. Definitely give it a go…so easy!
How are you celebrating Halloween/ All Soul’s Day/ Day of the Dead?
P.S. Still trying to find time to respond to y’all’s comments about the ghost story. Stay tuned.