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Sugar and Spice

Sugar skulls are traditional hand-painted sculptures used in the Dia de los Muertos celebrations in central and southern Mexico.  Dia de los Muertos is an Autumn holiday around the time of Halloween, when it is believed that the “veil” is thinnest between the 2 worlds of the living and the deceased. This holiday honors loved ones who have passed and it’s also a time when we may feel closest to them.

Since I am passionate about bright colors, Halloween and the metaphysical world, I was mesmerized when I first discovered sugar skulls about 8 years ago.  I NEEDED to paint some!  If you’re looking to add a pop of color and funky sweetness to your home, these skulls are a fun addition to your art wall. 

Featured above are my latest skulls I have for sale.  Shipping is typically $10, however, as always, you may pick up your skull at my little studio in Manayunk to skip the shipping charge!

Here is my favorite website that captures the culture and history of the holiday and you can also fine some amazing sugar skull ornaments here: www.mexicansugarskull.com/history-of-day-of-the-dead/