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Hope you had a spectacular start to your New Year! Don’t know about you, but I am in a toss up over the holidays. I love them and I hate them. I love the Christmas trees and decorations, but I hate putting them up and taking them down. I love the commitment to parties and seeing friends, but I hate the stress of the time and being pulled in what seems like every direction. But, at the end of the day, I am thankful for the opportunity to have all of it, and I said a special thank you to all of you for being part of my circle.
We’ve hit year 2! I gave myself a challenge of trying to come up with a new design every other month, and well, we’ve almost hit them all on the head. We will continue to push the envelope every month to produce the coolest, toughest and attractive shirts I can come up with! If you ever have an idea, please reach out…I’m all ears!
Looking forward to seeing you at an event this year. My travel plans have been set for a little while, but I am sure there will be more that we will be added to accommodate projects. But for now, we will enjoy the quiet a little longer before KOH kicks in full gear next week! Thank you! J ~ Charlene
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Motorhead Sugar Skull: Sugar Skulls are pretty popular right now, especially in clothing and decorations. I figured it would be a good base to start with, but then turn it into something that represents the motorhead girl. This one wasn’t easy. It took a long time to figure out what it needed to look like. Then start finding the elements that would fit. Then make the elements look right – which is when I realized that everything had to be symmetrical. I stuck with the basic colors, trying to keep it bright, but not over the top. 7 colors! This is the most colors of any I’m Not Just a Girl shirt. What I realized in my research is there is no right or wrong way to design a Sugar Skull, it is a representative of the designer. So, I present to you a Sugar Skull for the Motorhead!
The Mexican Sugar Skull is the most popular symbol of the Day of the Dead which is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. They believe that the gates of heaven are opened at midnight on October 31, and the spirits of all deceased children (angelitos) are allowed to reunite with their families for 24 hours. On November 2, the spirits of the adults come down to enjoy the festivities that are prepared for them. Beautiful altars (ofrendas) are made in each home. They are decorated with candles, buckets of flowers, mounds of fruit, peanuts, plates of turkey mole, stacks of tortillas and big Day-of-the-Dead breads called pan de muerto. The altar needs to have lots of food, bottles of soda, hot cocoa and water for the weary spirits. Toys and candies are left for the angelitos, and on Nov. 2, cigarettes and shots of mezcal are offered to the adult spirits. Little folk art skeletons and sugar skulls, purchased at open-air markets, provide the final touches. Day of the Dead is a very expensive holiday for these self-sufficient, rural based, indigenous families. Many spend over two month’s income to honor their dead relatives. They believe that happy spirits will provide protection, good luck and wisdom to their families. Ofrenda building keeps the family close. On the afternoon of Nov. 2, the festivities are taken to the cemetery. People clean tombs, play cards, listen to the village band and reminisce about their loved ones. Day of the Dead is becoming very popular in the U.S.~ perhaps because we don’t have a way to celebrate and honor our dead, or maybe it’s because of our fascination with it’s mysticism. Info from www.mexicansugarskull.com
And for a little more history: Sugar art was brought to the New World by Italian missionaries in the 17th century. The first Church mention of sugar art was from Palermo at Easter time when little sugar lambs and angels were made to adorn the side altars in the Catholic Church. Mexico, abundant in sugar production and too poor to buy fancy imported European church decorations, learned quickly from the friars how to make sugar art for their religious festivals. Clay molded sugar figures of angels, sheep and sugar skulls go back to the Colonial Period 18th century. Sugar skulls represented a departed soul, had the name written on the forehead and was placed on the home ofrenda or gravestone to honor the return of a particular spirit. Sugar skull art reflects the folk art style of big happy smiles, colorful icing and sparkly tin and glittery adornments. Sugar skulls are labor intensive and made in very small batches in the homes of sugar skull makers. These wonderful artisans are disappearing as fabricated and imported candy skulls take their place.
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We did it again…with a little twist. Hope you will hang them on your wall and keep up with all the events this year! Yes, we are doing the Axial RC Car giveaway again this year for the kids calendar coloring random draw. Yes, I sent you two of each calendar – one for you and one for a buddy. If you need more, please don’t hesitate to email me, and I will add them to your February package. No stress!
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