More DOTD

8 x 10 mixed media on canvas

I am still feeling very inspired by Day of the Dead stuff. Have you noticed?   I’ve always been pretty interested, but being here in the Southwest, it really has transpired a spark within.  So I have been busily making ornaments and paintings.

Calavera Ornaments

I am especially feeling regenerated from the sudden cooler weather.  It’s as if Tucson got the memo this year that the Autumnal equinox had arrived. The winds blew in and it has been such a relief.  It is still a bit warm mid day, BUT the mornings and evenings are devine!   It was touch and go there for a while and I didn’t think I’d make it, but I survived another summer here.

So bring it on! Cooler weather means baking and soup!  I made these Mexican Hot Chocolate Snickerdoodles to celebrate. The recipe is from Isa (everyone in my house knows who Isa is–our favorite vegan cookbook writer) over at Post Punk Kitchen.  They are double yum!  Crispy on the outside, soft and chewy in the middle and a teeny bit of spice. Perfect for cooler weather and for hanging out with friends who craft, which is what I did tonight.  Fun, fun, fun!

P.s. I will be updating my shop over the weekend with all of my new Calavera Ornaments.

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7 Responses to More DOTD

  1. amy says:

    i will be stalking your shop!!

  2. Cheryl J says:

    I did not know what part of the Southwest you lived in. I lived in Nogales so I really got inspired by all the Day of the dead celebrations. When I was in school my friends and I used to make the sugar skulls. Now I live in the Northwest but I still do Day of the Dead art projects.

  3. Kat says:

    Nice blog, great projects! thanks for sharing!

  4. Colleen in MA says:

    oooh, I had to put their link on my Facebook page. I think this recipe will get me back into fall baking. Thank you!

  5. molly says:

    i’ll be bringing my kids back to see these ornaments. we’re going to make some paper mache masks, and i’d love to decorate them like these skulls!

  6. Melisa says:

    Regina, I don’t know how you do it, but you manage to make skulls and internal organs look just lovely! And those cookies look devine. I’ve never cooked vegan before, but you are inspiring me. 🙂

  7. Teresa says:

    Those ornaments are adorable! The cookies look delicious too!

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