“And above all,
watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you,
because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl

Sunday, November 6, 2011

First week-end of November

Hello..we've been having delicious weather lately! the high today was 59 degrees!
To some of you with snow falling that might seem like t-shirt weather but to us here in the desert, it's a sign that winter is on it's way!
In honor of the Dia de los muertos parade tonight, I decided to post some pictures of a few things I've made.... a Frida canvas.

This chandelier was actually two separate sconces that I stuck together with liquid nails then I painted it with a green patina and added the skulls, flowers and crystals.

This mini shrine is on my work table in the gypsy wagon
It gives me great comfort to have a reminder of my mother in there.

It even has a miniature wood burning stove I found at a thrift store!
My mom had two full size wood burning stoves & making tortillas or an amazing dinner was something she enjoyed doing for us.So finding this bitty treasure was especially fortunate.

Last but not least, here's a picture of Helena in her sugar skull make-up, she's all ready for the parade!

I'll post some pictures of the festivities later this week.
Have a great Sunday.


  1. Hi Marfi!

    Love love love the sconce.. you are so clever.

    Everything is so beautiful!!!
    The mini shrine is so amazingly detailed & love the stove :)

    Helena is a doll... looks like you are all going to have a great time:)


  2. I love those pics! The chandelier is just so cool. I am a big fan of Halloween. Which is why I have picked your blog for the Liebster Award. It's given to bloggers with less than 200 followers in hopes that it generates more people to visit these blogs. I was awarded this honor, so now I have picked yours. I love reading your posts. You can read more about this award here....http://myblog-bratti.blogspot.com/2011/11/generous-bloggers.html
    I hope this made your weekend a little brighter!!! 8^)

  3. Love the little shrine. Are you located in Chandler? I have work at Xico, Inc. there and I know the big Dia de los Muertos festivities are this weekend...wish I could go. My sis lives in Chandler, but don't know for how much longer...depends on where she eventually goes for new employment.

    Anyway, as usual, everything is so lovely and ethereal...you have such a sweet soul. Take care.


  4. I am going to the parade tonight too! I have never been before, but I am excited to do the face paint and everything.

  5. Marfi the wood burning stove find was so special! This story warms my heart. What a nice art piece you made and with a lovely feeling overall. Lucky Helena with that glorious makeup job. WooHoo! *smiles* Norma

  6. Love it!! And I love your altar!! , Dia de los muertos , muchas memorias para mi!!

  7. gorgeous photos, marfi! thank you for sharing your beautiful creations!

  8. Love your shrine. Great photos!

  9. What a beautiful canvas and sconces. Your mother is so beautiful and what a wonderful little stove! Your sweet Helena is too adorable as well. I can't wait to see pictures of the parade later. Hugs, sweetie!

  10. Oh, isn't Helena a little cutie! I love the whole concept of Dia de los Muertos....honoring and celebrating the lives of those we have loved is a practice that too many of us don't do....makes us appreciate the ones we can still hold close...

    Such a pretty little shrine...


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