Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Dia de los Muertos

I've been slacking pretty badly lately when it comes to making baked goods.  So I'm trying to make up for it by going overboard for the months of October and November.  Kicking off October is a cookie design I've been dying to do for a while (heh heh, get it?).  Technically, Dia de los Muertos takes place on November 1st but I'm not one to be on time so let's ignore that part.  My love for the decorated sugar skulls was rekindled by the amazing artwork by Sylvia Ji.  Her artwork evokes mystery, allure, and sensuality.

"Catrina"  Sylvia Ji  http://www.sylviaji.com/

Obviously my cookies are a bit more of a whimsical take.  I was nervous at first but really you can't go wrong with these design wise.  Dots, swirls, and petals in a bunch of different colors...this would probably be a fun project if you had a day at home with kids.  The main goal is to enjoy what you are doing, right?  If you happen to make something pretty as a result that's just a bonus.  Have quite a few ideas for what to work on next so stay tuned!

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