Monday, July 15, 2019

Day of the Dead... by Kim Blair

(14"x11" pastel on gessoed 300 lb. w.c. paper)

Halloween is that special day of the year when we get to express ourselves by creating a unique look. Mya enjoys The Day of the Dead theme and chose it as her costume for Halloween last fall. My friend Christine commissioned me to paint Mya in her favourite costume as a surprise gift ... so of course I said yes! The photo Christine sent instantly inspired me.

You can tell 'M' has a theatrical spirit by the way she portrays the drama of her costume. This mighty little spirit enjoys swimming, Taekwondo, and plays the Ukulele! 

Looks like 'M' has inspired this chalk artist...

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