“Art is literacy of the heart” Elliot Eisner / “Arte não é pureza; é purificação, não é liberdade; é libertação.” Clarice Lispector

segunda-feira, 2 de novembro de 2015

T stands for Traditions

Hello My Coffee & Tea Drinkers Friends!

November has just arrived and today is Day of the Dead here. In Brazil, people go to graveyards or churches to pay tribute to their beloved ones.Most of times, we offer flowers and candles to those we love and passed away

I don't know why but it always rains on this day. It is a public holiday here and although we don't want to admit, it is a sad day.


I want you to see how different our cemiteries are from yours. However, the feeling is the same no matter where you are. Life goes on...

Let's forget about it huh!

I am altering another book and I want to share what I've been doing...so here we go...

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”

― Søren Kierkegaard 

 I created the face above for 29 faces. Now it is here.

 My altered book is filled with my thoughts on life and quotes I love.

 More quotes. This time on butterflies. It is a collage here.
Inside the envelope, there is a lovely letter my daughter wrote me for my birthday. It is beautiful.The face you see I Designed for The Summer of Color.
Before I leave you today, I'd like to share a quote:

“Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.” 
― Mitch Albom


T stands for Tuesday



Have an inspiring week!

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26 comentários:

  1. beautiful doll faces! and your altered book shows just how beautifully your imagination moves through the pages! very, very, lovely...i get some started, then get stuck, then go back to digital, and i have a bunch of started but never done journals... i think i'm lazy... lol!!!

  2. Love all your art work, what a wonderful collection you have made. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos, too. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  3. the last Quote sums it all up - and your entry is wonderful. These altered books are a treasure forever... here we celebrate "all hallows" on the first of nov, but as religious matters are falling back, things like Halloween become more common. i´d actually prefer your DOTD, closer to my Feelings...
    happy T-day, karla!!

  4. Wonderful art Karla! Thanks a lot for sharing the photos of your "Dia de todos os Santos" --the same procedere here as well -on 1th Nov. All are visiting the cemeteries... we have another mood because of the weather..but this time it was sunny.
    Happy T-Day Karla!
    hugs and love

  5. This is so lovely post, Karla. Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos with info about the habits there.
    Hugs xx

  6. I can't believe I had forgotten about Dia de los Muertos, especially since I held a tip-in swap and got tons of beautiful art surrounding the day. Even after I read Lisca's post, I still didn't put it together. Here it is only the 3rd of Nov. and I'm already stressing over this month of art. Unlike your 29 faces, I'm not doing well. I certainly LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the beauties you've created.

    When I was an undergrad, I did an independent study on cemeteries. Many of the photos look like the ones you see in the states. Everything from crypts to headstones nearly flat on the ground to aid in mowing, are ones we also have. So glad to know they are the same all over the world, and evoke the same feelings of reflection and sadness.

    Your lovely coffee drinking lady made me smile. Her dotted eyelashes matched the dots on the cup so well.

    Thanks for sharing your Dia de los Muertos photos, the rest of your 29 faces, and your coffee drinking lady with us for T this Tuesday.

  7. Thank you for sharing your beautiful and heartfelt book pages.
    Your quotes always touch my he♥rt too.
    Visiting cemeteries in different places is always interesting...
    so many stories to tell in Love and remembrance.
    Lovely and fitting post dear Karla

  8. I enjoyed reading about and seeing photo's of your traditions. Your altered book is very interesting, very nice quotes and the art is lovely

  9. As a child i spent alot of time in graveyards... some might think that strange but i found them quiet , comforting places..I love to read the old tombstones... some of them can have quite the story on them... I love all your art work. Just BEAUTIFUL! Happy T day Hugs! deb

  10. I'm impressed that it's a public holiday. I often go to the cemetery on All Souls Day, but it's not the usual thing to do here. Thx for sharing the photo.

  11. Wonderful post Karla. I LOVE to see traditions that stay alive and not become such commercial events, and your ending quote was perfect!
    Your altered book is fantastic and the art work is beautiful. I need to get back to writing in my journal too.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog this week. The mandala was one of those adult coloring pages I printed off the internet. Sometimes I just like to sit and color and this was perfect. I'm glad you liked it.

  12. Your pages are lovely! I haven't tried altering a book yet, but it's definitely on my creative "to do" list!

  13. Those are lovely faces! We have the same tradition in Sweden, lighting candles on the graves and remembering the dead. It is one of my favourite holidays, I like when it´s a bit mellow and thoughtful and restrained. Happy T-Day!

  14. I love that Søren Kierkegaard quote that you shared! I'll definitely have to write that one down to save.

    Although it's not a public holiday here, I do observe All Souls Day on Nov. 2, since I am Catholic. I don't usually visit the cemetary, but my family and I say special prayers at home to remember our loved ones who have passed away. I think that this kind of ritual can have a very healing effect. It's good to remember the people that we have loved and to show that they are still important to us, even if they are no longer on this earth.

  15. Thanks for sharing your fantastic journal with us. Your art is very good ♥ Your photos are excellent also and thanks for sharing your traditions with us too

  16. That is a great quote. So true!
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful (and very personal) journal pages.
    Yes, we have Dia de los muertos here in Spain too (see my yesterday's blog). Today is Tuesday and people haave gone back to work after the 'puente' (long weekend). Yep, it's raining here too.
    Thanks for visiting,
    Happy Tday

  17. Hello and Happy T Day! Beautiful pictures from the cemetery, sad day for all but looks beautiful too. WOW, your faces are wonderful, love each one. Thanks for sharing.

  18. I think it is lovely that you designate one day to celebrate your love for those that have died and your cemetery is full of love and colour and flowers, so although it is a sad place, the overal effect is joyous.

  19. Lovely photos of the cemetery...so many flowers and people there! I suppose our American Memorial Day is the closest thing to your Day of the Dead. It is particularly to remember our Military Service members who have died, but many also decorate the graves of any family member on that day. I think your Day of the Dead holiday is poignant and sweet. (Though some Americans always figure out a way to appropriate any holiday for a big party, like Halloween and Christmas) L♥ve your altered book!! Gorgeous faces dear...and I too love quotes! happy T day!

  20. That cemetery looks fabulous with all the flowers. It is nice that lost ones are celebrated and remembered at least once a year.
    The art in your books is fantastic; so very very pretty :D Happy T Day :D

  21. Love from AEDM 2015 Trixie

    These seem very Willowing. Did you learn from her?

    1. Hi Trisha!Although I love Tamara's work I have never attended any of her courses. But I watch her videos on Youtube and not only hers.I also love Jane Davenport and Martha Lever among others.


  22. Beautiful faces and your handwriting is lovely.
    Happy T day

  23. What fun pages you have for us in blog land today.And I find your photos of cemeteries interesting. Very different from here in the northeast US. We don't celebrate this holiday, nor do we have it, but I love learning about other places and their customs.

  24. The cemetery looks festive with all the colorful flowers. It is good to remember those who have passed. Great page spreads. Happy T-Day! :)

  25. Love your journal pages! The photos from the cemeteries are beautiful even if they are sad. I would love to drive by a cemetery so loved and cared for.
    Happy T day...a little late!


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