MEMORY BOX CLASS

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MEMORY BOX CLASS

25.00

Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is my one of my favorite holidays, celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, a celebration developed from ancient traditions among its pre-Columbian cultures, dating back perhaps as long as 2,500–3,000 years ago. All over Mexico people celebrate the occasion with variables from state to state. Some areas focus heavily on food, others often have their own special parades to the beautifully decorated graveyards, others make many trinkets and sugary ornaments for altar decoration and always heavily influenced by marigolds everywhere. Whatever it is that they do, they love to embrace tradition and religion, and what shines for me is the love and honor they bestow on their deceased loved ones. One of these traditions in altar building, is making memory boxes, or also called shadow boxes. This class is all about the MEMORY BOX. You will start off with a provided cigar box, and can decorate and paint it as you please. I will provide all boxes, glue, paint, glitter as well as many wonderful little thingies, shiny stuff, eeny teeny tiny little calaveras and other fun colorful and sparkly things, and what I ask you to bring to make this one special and from the heart, is a few objects that would allow you to personalize your memory box. Things like a photo, or a pair of earrings, maybe some old coins or a ticket stub. You will know what. Here is a photo of a memory box I made for my cat Lenny who lived a short but fierce life and who was the anchor of the entire neighborhood. He was "El General". Dogs feared him and people walked circles around him, he's infamy was spread far and wide. 

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