Not Dead Yet

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Wow! What can I say? We had an AMAZING party- a big hand to the Someday Lounge for hosting the procession and alter build. Sara Jurgensen painted faces, Jacob Mooney brought a troop of stilt walkers who left small candles in tribute along our route, Alenka Loesch and her partner performed a silent puppet dance.

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The Lions did not disappoint and led us right through the heart of Portland with drums and whistles- there’s nothing like 25 samba players and a procession of skeletons to stop traffic and get folks to gawk out of windows. The bar looked great, we all settled in with Mexican hot chocolate and watched a couple great Dia de Los Muertos animated films, one by Jim Keeshen Productions which is making it’s round on the festival circuit.

day-of-the-dead-038.jpg Perhaps, the most delightful aspect, was having a bunch of folks show up, who we didn’t know. They brought their kids, they came in make-up and they danced with us in the street- not bad for a Thursday night- I hope we see them again next year. It seemed a shame to pack up all the great decorations when the party was over… next installment- Our livingroom make-over, a.k.a “Casa del Muertos”.

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About Shawn

Shawn Bowman teaches kids film production at the Pacific College of Northwest Arts in Portland Oregon and consults on hybrid web/arts/events projects Bowman is co-founder of Indiekid Films, folks who believe everyone around the world, regardless of age should see and create great movies.

Posted on November 14, 2007, in Super Crafty. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Hey dood! That’s me lookin all skully! I didn’t recognize me at first, hehe. ❤

    Had SO much fun – hope I can do more artsy stuff with you soon! I love your new decor as well – leftover art is awesome for that. 🙂

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