Today is El Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) is a day to celebrate, remember and honor those we have lost in this world but that we know that they will always be with us wherever we go. I have lost aunts, uncles, grandparents, friends and even pets. And even though theres not a day that passes that I don’t think of them, today is a special day where I create an altar with physical objects that represent each one of them.
This newsletter will also include information on our upcoming events that many will have a Day of the Dead element . This Friday, November 6 we will have our last Mama Makers Pop Up Shop of this year. Mama Makers is an art collective that started with four mamas from Alameda and Oakland all of Latino descent, that needed a space to showcase and celebrate their creativity. From 6-9pm we will be at Dandelion Flower Shop who has always been the incubator of the collective, Gracias to Karim Preuss the owner and Goddess Florista of the shop.
So, come with La Familia and celebrate with us, life, love, losts and friendship.
Also on Sunday, November 22 we are having a Mama Makers FunShop where you Make a jewelry picture frame glass vase, using broken jewelry, beads, trinkets and a picture frame which we will provide. And why a picture frame? Well, that way you can add a photo of a loved one, that is not there to celebrate the holidays with you and your family. Or you can even add a photo of something that reminds you of the Thanksgiving holiday. But the fun does not end there, after you make your vase Karim “Goddess Florista” will teach you how to make a beautiful arrangement using fall flowers, which will enhance your unique vase. The vase and flower arrangement will be the center of conversation during your Thanksgiving dinner.
For the month of December I will be headed to sunny Florida for some family time and to celebrate the holidays, but while I am there I will be teaching a private mosaic class in Silver Springs in Miramar. It will be a basic mosaic class, but if you have experience making mosaics you are welcome to join us!
Also in December I have some great news to share with all of you, but right now I have to wait a bit. They want me to keep it kinda hush, hush but I promise that it’s BIG!
Gracias, again for being part of this e-news if you need to contact me please do!