Archive for the Day of the Dead Category

Preview Night

Posted in ahh geez, Attitude, Bewitched, Bring it, Cameras, Candy!, Cool, create, Day of the Dead, Dreamer, excitement, Exotic, Halloween, Haunted, Images, it's only money, kids at play, Kids in Costumes, mannequins, Odd Pairs, Oh Yeah!, performance art, Skeltons, Skulls, Smiling, the story unfolds, Too tough to die, uh oh, Whoo Hoo on October 30, 2010 by anuvuestudio

This was the first preview night for “Frightening Fashion Show”. I think there were as many adults (possibly more) than children. I took pics with my iphone when I wasn’t giving my annual speech about “what’s inside my head”. Most people want to know…Ha! I usually just tell people that I’m the love child of Erma Bombeck and Alfred Hitchcock. Gosh I love my camera heads…

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364 Days to Halloween

Posted in Day of the Dead, Fat lady sings, good grief, Halloween on November 2, 2009 by anuvuestudio

We survived…and I just woke up from my coma. We received about 100 folks Thursday at our preview, 200 Friday and 1500 – 1800 guests by my counters estimates on the grand day. I myself was the recipient of many hugs from small children… large ones too. My costume allowed me to remain anonymous from folks that didn’t recognize me (he he he) although the feet had me walking like I had giant flippers on…
All leftovers were promptly delivered to the local Fire Station and CHOC Hospital for all the little trick-or-treaters that couldn’t go out and the dedicated folks who nurse them back to health. As always, I have many to thank. Jamie, with her sword, kept the “touchers” at bay. Loren, her husband of 105 years (and my dear friend) and their beautiful daughter Kari handled candy and toy patrol… and that folks… is only duty for the bravest of souls. Many heartfelt thanks to Jim (the photographer) for capturing all the kids, adults and dogs in costumes and to his 2 beautiful assistants Christie and Susan. You will be able to view those soon. I understand Jim took close to 1000 photos. Lastly, my utmost gigantic thanks to Micheal and Mitchell (the Brothers Grim)…whom without their knowledge (and yelling) this and every other Halloween would have never taken place… except in my head. I took a few very quick snaps in the blacklight before nodding off…

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Day of the Dead Celebration

Posted in back to earth, Day of the Dead, Death, Images, Life, Love, Memories, Personal, photography, remembering, Skeltons, Skulls, Symbolism, the story unfolds, Too tough to die on November 2, 2008 by anuvuestudio

A tradition practised by the Aztecs, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is an ancient indigenous celebration of death. Because of the Spanish influence, Dia de los Muertos has Catholic and Spanish influences, but never the less has kept its inherently, strong indigenous roots. This celebration, which traditionally lasts two nights and three days, is a time when people remember family and friends who have died by building an altar in their memory. The altar, built in the home on on the gravesite, is decorated with flowers, candles and sugar skulls. The family then proceeds to make the favorite foods of the deceased and sing the songs they so dearly loved.

Walking around this celebration, I came upon an alter of a woman that looked so familiar to me. Suddenly, it dawned on me she was the mother of my niece (my nephew’s wife). Chris was a lovely, free spirited woman who I only knew briefly. As I watched a young mother explaining about the alter to her two small children, I couldn’t help laugh at the young boy behind the scene with that bucket. It just goes to show how… even in the celebration of those who’ve past on… life continues in all it’s silliness… and I’m pretty dog gone sure Chris would have loved the shot. 🙂

Only 365 Days left to Halloween

Posted in Day of the Dead, dinner bell, excitement, Friends, gallery, Hanging out, Haunted, it's only money, Kids in Costumes, Life, music makers, orderly, Skeltons, stomach muscles, the story unfolds, Uncategorized, welome, Whoo Hoo on October 31, 2008 by anuvuestudio

We are as ready for the masses as we ever will be…Hope to see you all at Anuvue. We have a live band who start playing at about 7:30, caricature drawings, costume photography and even an drawing to win the Senorita Skull photo. We’ve got alot of hidden beer and about 6 cement tubs of stuff for the kids. Let the games begin…

holy smokes….only 365 day to the next Halloween! 


The wind-up walkers

Posted in Collections, Day of the Dead, Funny, gallery, Halloween, Wind-up walkers on October 18, 2008 by anuvuestudio

Photography by Photo444

Smiling Faces

Posted in Art, creative, Day of the Dead, design, fabulous, gallery, Halloween, Smiling on October 18, 2008 by anuvuestudio

Photography by Photo444

Guarding the Gallery

Posted in concentration, Day of the Dead, Death, eclectic, gallery, Haunted, Images, photography, Skeltons, Skulls, the story unfolds, Too tough to die, uh oh, Uncategorized, Veil on October 18, 2008 by anuvuestudio

Photography by Photo444