Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Day of the Dead, Amy McCarter

Day of the Dead.
Amy McCarter.
Watercolor pencil mixed media.


about this piece.
Amy describes her work, "Early on in my grief journey I became frustrated and overwhelmed when trying to find scrapbook paper for Liam's book. I decided to make my own and I created a piece with a buttery yellow background with sweet blue forget-me-not flowers. This handmade scrapbook page remained unused for at least a year until I participated in a Day of the Dead art swap. I created a skull using some scrap book paper I bought while pregnant with Liam. After designing the skull and placing it onto the handmade paper, I decided to keep my creation and add it to Liam's scrap book. This finished piece was made October 2009."

about the contributor.
Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband and two greyhounds. Amy describes her journey, "Our only child Liam was born alive and apparently healthy on September 25, 2007, and was the joy of our lives. Our son Liam died soon after birth due to unexplained/unknown causes, shattering our world and our hearts. Art is an expression and release of my grief, and a way to honor the memory of our little man who is missed beyond words." Amy maintains a blog showcasing her Creative Everyday Challenge at Surviving the Day Every Day


  1. Love the colours in this. Also loved all of the Day of the Dead artwork. I am going to try and get creative this year and get involved.
    Thanks for the inspiration.


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