Short or tall, thin or voluptuous, handicapable, you name it! Our unique differences make the world beautiful. They are not here to prop you up on some pedestal of so-called perfectionism.
Support people for who they are, you egotistical asshole.
Beauty is on the inside!
Support your fellow women, do not put them down!!!!
Another mini nicho I made for my parents.
The top two boxes are of my grandpa and grandma on my Mum’s side and the bottom two boxes are my grandma and grandpa from my Faja’s side.
We love Dia de Los Muertos/Day of The Dead and I love the often homemade folk art style that shows the true nature of the holiday. Instead of buying everything, many things are handmade and a lot of time and effort is put into the entirety of the occasion, with their own families as well as the community.
Many families in Mexico will use two-months salary on the preparation and celebration of Dia de Los Muertos. Not in a “Big Box Holiday” way that has become commonplace in America, but on food, supplies, flowers, etc.
It is a truly beautiful celebration of those who have passed (your lived ones as well as lone souls).
It is very much a “the thought that counts” holiday (at least in my opinion).
I sent some art supplies to my Mum, but I know, although she wanted to make things, she was feeling a bit intimidated (as well as crunched for time-we joked that we should have started in July!), so I sent these little nichos and some other goodies home so that they could add some more special pieces to their ofrenda/altar.
A beautiful celebration, indeed!
My Anima Sola nicho for my altar. I know it looks simple, but because of my shaky hands and my, nit perfectionism, but close, this took HOURS. Like, 3-5 hours. I lose track of time. It needs a little more work, but I’m liking it. :)
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