Monday, September 21, 2015

La Calavera Catrina

and her beloved cat.
 La Calavera Catrina (the (Dapper Skeleton)
is a frequent symbol during Dias de los Muertos,
and so I think she is fitting for Halloween.

La Catrina has a paper clay head and a cloth body.

I'm staying busy in the studio-- a pleasant change!

12 comments:

  1. She looks like she got plopped into the wrong month and that she's wondering what happened to spring. I'm sure she'll go with the flow because any girl likes to flaunt a pretty outfit - no matter what time of the year.

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    1. La Catrina loves dressing up!

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  2. Whoa!! I'm loving her AND her cat!! She perfectly represents Dias de los Muertos celebration. How tall is she? Love her!!
    xx, Carol

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    1. Thanks, Carol! From the bottom of the stand to the tip of the tallest flower, she is a little less than 10 inches.

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    1. Thanks, Sophie! La Catrina was always a "cat lady" and spoils her little feline.

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  4. I am not one for Halloween, but you have done an excellent work on this doll. I love the colors you've chosen too! The cat is cute!

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    1. She was fun to do! I experimented with several techniques on her, which was interesting. After her body was finished, I inserted some wire in her legs so she could stand by herself. :)

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  5. Oh my goodness...she's fabulous! Have a luscious fall! xo

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    1. It really is fall, isn't it? We are still in the low 90's, but even that is appreciated. Thanks, Connie, La Catrina was an enjoyable process. :)

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  6. My goodness, she is very dapper indeed!

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    1. La Catrina was originally a symbol of political satire--even the wealthy come to the same end. I don't think this Catrina was rich, but she was fashion-conscious. :)

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