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Calavera – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – ‘cal’

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Calavera – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – ‘cal’ 

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS March 20, 2021

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “starts with cal.” Use a word starting with the letters “cal” as your prompt word. Have fun!

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Calavera

My sugar skull stress ball, and coin purse with skull & flowers

My Day of the Dead sticker book showing sugar skull & flowers

Calavera is the representation of a human skull, and is usually made from sugar. It is decorated and used in the Mexican celebration of Dia de los Muertos, also called Day of the Dead. It’s to honor and remember those people who have passed away.

I think this is a really great holiday, celebrated on November 1st and 2nd. For a few years my daughter and I would attend the festivities held here in town. The University (Texas Tech) would hold a progressive art trail exhibit from one location to another. There we could see many forms of art displays of ofendas (small altars), paintings, mixed media projects and sculptures.

They would have decorations, a Mariachi  band playing music, and traditional refreshments of ‘dead bread’, tamales, chips & salsa, and hot chocolate.

Then we’d go to the next art place, which was held at the Buddy Holly Center & Museum, where many more art works were on display, more food and another band would play.

It’s been quite awhile since we’ve gone to these, but they sure were fun.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2021 BS

 

Flower of the Day – It’s All In Your Head

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Flower of the Day – It’s All In Your Head

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Here are some small pink flowers and buds with larger green leaves. They are planted in yellow sugar skull cups.

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

FOTD – October 18 – Dahlia

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

JIGSAW PUZZLE UPDATE

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JIGSAW PUZZLE UPDATE

Awhile back I posted a photo of a jigsaw puzzle I completed. Since then I’ve finished three more. They are fun to do, but takes several days for me to work them. Here’s the latest ones:

Sugar Skull

This one took the longest – it was pretty difficult! There is a piece missing. It was a brand new puzzle, though, so I may have just lost the piece somewhere.

Furry Friends

This one was easier, but had some trouble spots, mostly the shaggy dog parts, and even the cat! I liked the picture of cute animals.

 

This last one I finished today. It says it’s a Kodak Decades puzzle depicting the 40s.

It was fairly easy, as it had a lot of things to identify on there, like the written letter.

I’ll be starting a new one later today! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS