Voodoo Baby Dolls with Sugarskull7

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Recently I traveled down to visit my friend Kim from Sugarskull7. She makes paintings, stamps, pendants, and other art that is scary cute. She showed me her new voodoo baby doll – I learned first hand all the work involved in making these little guys. Each one is custom – from the clay to the paint job. You can see how differently our example voodoo babies turned out in the photos above.Screen Shot 2013-09-10 at 12.56.02 PM

Sugarskull7 is an Esty store that opened in 2008. She has almost 3,000 reviews, over 6,000 sales and a 5 star rating. She has excellent attention to detail in the intricate designs that she carves and paints. Kim’s artwork is spiritual and emotional – she references cultural traditions like the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead.

People go to cemeteries to be with the souls of the departed and build private altars containing the favorite foods and beverages, as well as photos and memorabilia, of the departed. The intent is to encourage visits by the souls, so the souls will hear the prayers and the comments of the living directed to them. Celebrations can take a humorous tone, as celebrants remember funny events and anecdotes about the departed. – Wiki

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