Monday, March 17, 2008


While Ted was doing some work on his sister Rita's guest house he came across this old skull, he asked his sister if he could bring it home for me to decorate in the "Day of the Dead" style. Rita raises long-horns and when it is their time to go she always has their hides and skulls preserved. I love the bright colors and positive message the Mexican holiday Dia De Los Muertos celebrates. After Ted brought home the skull I called Rita to find out what the name of the cow was and I got chills when she told me her name was Gracias because she had been born on Thanksgiving. (By the way her calf-mate's name was Danka.) I have a ways to go on this one, but I hope Gracias will love it.