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Day of the Dead Mug by InkyDreamz Day of the Dead Mug by InkyDreamz
Available at my etsy shop - [link]

"Dia de los muertos" or "Day of the Dead" is a national holiday celebrated by Mexican culture where families honor those they have lost by decorating the graves with 'sugar skulls', flowers like marigolds, and even the favorite beverages and foods of those that have passed on. Smaller sugar skulls are often made and given to the living to eat... Made of sugar, meringue powder and water, the skulls are often very elaborately decorated in a similar fashion to the toothy-grinning skull I have painted on this mug.

Furthermore, I added a Sugar skull lady - wide-eyed and curious on the other side of this mug. In the middle I wanted a simple vulture or crow-like bird with a birdie skull head to match the general theme.

Day of the Dead is not meant to be dark and morbid. It is actually a quite pleasant holiday for those that celebrate it every November 1st and 2nd. Those that honor the holiday simply view death as a passing from one life to the next and their acts of celebration are actually lighthearted and cheerful.
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Nanase-Brokendoll Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely design!!!!
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InkyDreamz Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!! :-)
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SadiqueNoir Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hello! :wave:

This gorgeous piece was featured here: Happy days of the dead! Part II!

Keep the good works! :D
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InkyDreamz Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohh wish would've seen this sooner! Thank you!!!!!
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SadiqueNoir Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yoou're welcome dear, and don't worry :)
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youlittlemonkey Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Amazing designs:)
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LaceChrizzy Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Day of the Dead sugar skulls are so beautiful and powerful in their expression! An that mug looks like there could be a great amount of tea in it... (;
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InkyDreamz Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you dear! And yes, could definitely hold a good amount of tea! Its about 11-ounces
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