Monday, November 01, 2010

Mad for Monday: Crochet Quirkiness for Day of the Dead

Yeah, I could do the traditional skulls for the Day of the Dead but I'm choosing quirkiness in form of crochet.
Toshwerks made me smirk when I saw their Pincushion Queen Doll
and their Toxic Boy.

Both are characters in Tim Burton's 2005 book, The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories. I find inspiration in Tim Burton's work as you can see in the mixed media, glass and resin skully beadz I made after visiting the MoMA.

Quirky, yes.

Fun, definitely!

If you'd like to crochet up some quirkiness, how about a skulls and crossbones scarf from JudesCreations?

 Get your hooks out! It's time to be quirky!


mairedodd said...

we love tim burton at our house as well... for graduation, all my daughter wanted was the exhibit catalogue from the show... she got it! i so would have loved to be able to linger in there when it was quiet... didn't you love all of the sketches done on newspaper or whatever he had handy? how there were recurrent characters over the years? i did, so much... i felt like i understood his thinking a bit... love your skully... and those crocheted pieces are terrific...

rosebud101 said...

Those are great pieces, Cindy! How fun!

Anonymous said...

hehe Those are sooo cool! I think the scarf is my fave. :-)

Unknown said...

Love this post!