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A series of contemporary Day of the Dead watercolor portraits.
A series of contemporary Day of the Dead watercolor portraits.
117 backers pledged $10,862 to help bring this project to life.

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El Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) is a celebration to remember and honor the departed. It's celebrated Nov. 1-2 with family altars, parades, special foods like skull-shaped bread and candy - and increasingly, costumes and face paint that gleefully mock death.

Day of the Dead imagery is at once dark and beautiful.

In this project, I'll turn ordinary crowd-sourced snapshots into colorful Day of the Dead portraits. The project, if funded, will launch on Day of the Dead and conclude one year later on Nov. 1, 2012.

From Jenny, The Bloggess:

"Rachael’s paintings are worth being injected by venom, nearly - but not quite - to the point of death."

*Every backer will receive a Jenny the Bloggess Dia de los Muertos cut-out mask. You know you want one.

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    Digital download of my Dia de los Muertos collection and a Jenny The Bloggess Dia de los Muertos cutout mask.

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    I will paint a Dia de los Muertos portrait from your photograph (1 person) and include it in my collection. You'll get a digital download of the entire collection and a Jenny The Bloggess Dia de los Muertos cutout mask.

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    5x7" original Dia de los Muertos portrait painting from your photograph (one person), inclusion in the portrait series and a digital download of the collection and a Jenny The Bloggess Dia de los Muertos cutout mask.

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    8x10" original Dia de los Muertos portrait painting from your photograph (1 person), inclusion in the portrait series and a digital download of the collection and a Jenny The Bloggess Dia de los Muertos cutout mask.

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    11x14" original Dia de los Muertos portrait painting from your photograph (1-2 people), inclusion in the portrait series and a digital download of the collection and a Jenny The Bloggess Dia de los Muertos cutout mask.

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    11x14" original Dia de los Muertos portrait painting from your photograph (1-2 people), inclusion in the portrait series and a digital download of the collection. ALSO: a hardcover coffee table book of the entire collection and a Jenny The Bloggess Dia de los Muertos cutout mask.

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    16x20" original Dia de los Muertos portrait painting from your photograph (1-3 people), inclusion in the portrait series and a digital download of the collection and a Jenny The Bloggess Dia de los Muertos cutout mask.

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    16x20" original Dia de los Muertos portrait painting from your photograph (1-3 people), inclusion in the portrait series and a digital download of the collection. ALSO: a hardcover coffee table book of the entire collection and a Jenny The Bloggess Dia de los Muertos cutout mask.

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