Tuesday, October 27, 2015

full moonday and much more


Our family's version of Day of the Dead, Dia de Muertos...we lit candles, we remembered and talked, we laughed and ate and crafted...y mucho mas. (More on the way we do it is here.)

Eleven of us made little wooden shrines decorated with paper, paint, moss, sequins, butterfly wings, skeletons & skulls, stickers & flowers and much more. I finished glueing sequins on mine yesterday and then made a nice dandelion latte using instant dandelion bags and coconut milk. It was good.

To symbolize going into the dark at this time of year I'm stitching on the pathways moon cloth with black thread. I absolutely adore the color black on natural linen. The cloth is starting to fill up, this is the tenth of what will be 13 stitched pathways for each of 13 moons.

The full moon tonight symbolizes fulfillment and fullness, something I most certainly am feeling right now. I am wishing you a full cup, a full heart...and much more.

10 comments:

Nancy said...

I was waiting for this post of yours, knowing it would be coming. Always beautiful and filling. And there is his beautiful little face, yes? Love seeing your rituals.

liniecat said...

Oh fabulous! Love the blue painted skeleton lol they look great all together like that! Are they real butterfly wings, they look so real?

deemallon said...

fun, fun, and more fun!! enjoy the darkening of the days...

jenclair said...

Can't tell you how much I love your shrines! I've used tiny skellies for decorations before, but these shrines are adorable. You've inspired me with a project for next year!

Chip Butter said...

We are moving so quickly toward the dark time of year. What fun your group of eleven must have had working together on the little wooden shrines. Your black stitches on linen are oh-so-striking, for sure!

Nanette said...

I was looking forward to this post, too, love seeing what you all do each year. your full moon cloth is filling up beautifully.

Ms. said...

Ah how nice....nothing like a group project. I went alone to the High Line and photographed the Hunter moon, the cold full moon as it's sometimes called. It was beautiful....very un-peopled...and the grasses plus some berries and bushes still flowering.

Peggy said...

Nancy, thank you -- yes, there is Corty at the center of it all -- in more ways than just this.

Lyn, the butterflies are not real -- they come attached to wire picks in the floral department.

Dee, onward and inward we go....

Peggy said...

Jenclair, thank you -- they would fit in with your decorations perfectly.

Mary, it's always good to balance what could feel heavy with some lightness of spirit. And all my family looks forward to crafting together. And the chocolate cake, of course.

Nanette, thank you for remembering. The cloth is finally starting to look like something, not so random -- you know?

Michelle, we couldn't see the full moon but the nights before and after were beautiful -- as are your photos!

handstories said...

Oh, dear Peggy, and your dear sweet Corty. I love how you celebrate his memory (& the little tricycle photo). Love to you.