Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Wings

¡Hola!  Hello!  For the "wings" theme, I decided to design another tag to add to my "Lotería" (Mexican bingo) series.  As I explained when I started the series, the game is played with a deck of illustrated cards that are numbered, instead of with a set of plain numbered ping pong balls or game pieces.  I decided to illustrate "La Muerte," or death, which is traditionally represented in Mexico by a skeleton holding a sickle.  However, I illustrated my skeleton with wings, to represent the Angel of Death.  Some Christians consider Michael to be the angel of death who leads souls into eternal light.  However, I felt my illustration gave it a much more whimsical approach, especially with the addition of a heart on his forehead.  LOL!


I can't wait to see what everyone else has designed, so I'll come back later to peruse the blog and leave comments.  Thank you for all your kind words on my last post.  Blessings!

15 comments:

  1. ooh, it is a brilliant addition to your series and i think it nicely honors the mexican bingo concept as well la dia de los muertos. beautiful work as always! xo

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  2. Very different-- nice job! Like the label on the bottom.

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  3. Wow - its quite scary! Very clever! Carolyn xx

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  4. LOvely, I have a pack of those cards, too, must get them out to play! Valerie

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  5. Wonderful and very original. I had never heard of the Mexican Bingo cards so I will will be looking on Google for sure

    Chrissie x

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  6. That's a really cool card Arnoldo!


    Sally

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  7. Wow stunning tag! Love the illustration really nice :)

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  8. Really distinctive, striking design to add to your set Arnoldo - love it :o)

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  9. What a different tag Arnoldo! Thank you for adding to my cultural knowledge too!

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  10. I'm so glad you are still making this set Arnoldo. Great piece of art, fabulous tag! X

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  11. Original idea and the finished tag is great!
    Jane x

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  12. This is a wonderful addition to your series. I always enjoy hearing the story behind your tags. The addition of the heart on the skull reminds me of a sugar skull.

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  13. I don't 'do' halloween. I find it very scary. Nor do I 'do' scary movies. Love your interpretation tho' Arnoldo :D

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  14. I always look forward to your historical interpretation of the challenge

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  15. Thank you for teaching me about Mexican bingo--great idea for tags. I love all the detail on this tag. Nice!

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