Saturday, October 24, 2009

Dance Of the Bones

VOTE FOR ME! Or, you know. Vote for someone else. But vote here:
http://etsytx.ning.com/page/october-design-challenge-day


Soft skin blushes because it knows
It can never dance alone
Powder pink and sun gold,
Old and loose and young and toned,
Hot blood sweats and muscles struggle,
But the dance is made by bones.

Etsy Texas is having another one of their art challenges! The theme this time is Day of the Dead, a wonderful Halloween co-holiday that remembers those gone and invites them back into our lives. I'll post the voting link here whenever it's live, and of course you'll all go vote for me, yes? Or at least vote. Man, I'm not even in the running on this one, but I wanted to play along. I really love Dia de los Muertos, and every year I make sure to get a few calaveras and hold a memorial in the local woods. I've had no complaints, so I must be making someone happy.

I don't remember where the poem's from. Could be I got it wrong. But it was running through my head the whole time I made this.

Anyway. Go look at all the entries! There are some really amazing pieces up. And vote vote vote! Well, just vote:
http://etsytx.ning.com/page/october-design-challenge-day

And come say hi
to the great people who made the entries!
http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6328460

4 comments:

mermaiden said...

oh, i thought you wrote that, and i was so jealous of how beautifully you put words to your images.

you are on a creative rampage right now!

Shari Replogle said...

your work is wonderful! Thank you for visiting my Masquerade party.
~Shari

Carapace said...

Psst-- I DID write that. I was going for one of those things writers do, where they try and make it seem like their made-up nonsense has the weight of oral tradition behind it, or something. More long-term made up nonsense, you know.

Shari, thank you for visiting! Hope you stick around!

Trudi Sissons said...

I voted!!! It's very cool and I would have selected it had I gone in 'blind'.