Skulls

Someone once said to me that “skulls are the great equalizer, we all have one.” Growing up, my parents had a medical book with wonderful color overlays of the human body that kept me mesmerized for hours. Skeletons have always been something that fascinate me, whether human or animal. Dem Bones, originally  by James Weldon Johnson, is one of my favorite songs. Skulls are my way of celebrating these memories and life. With that in mind, I’ve collected a group of projects, patterns and events to share.

 

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Halloween Skull Ornament

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Pirate Badge

Little Skull and Crossbones Crochet Pattern

Little Skull and Crossbones Crochet Pattern

Crochet skull shawl

Crochet Skull Shawl

Poor Yorick by Kate Bellando

Poor Yorick

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Strychnine

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Hot Crossbones Socks

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Mark’s Skull Illusion Scarf

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Gothic Glam
One of many amazing embroideries from Urban Threads

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Skulls on Mint
One of the many wonderful fabrics from Spoonflower

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Mexican Sugar Skulls

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Skulls Exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences in San Fransisco, CA

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Song & Sorrows Exhibit at the Oakland Museum

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San Francisco Day of the Dead Procession and Festival of Altars Sunday, November 2, 2014

Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones,
Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones,
Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones,
Now shake dem skeleton bones!

The toe bone’s connected to the foot bone,
The foot bone’s connected to the ankle bone,
The ankle bone’s connected to the leg bone,
Now shake dem skeleton bones!

The leg bone’s connected to the knee bone,
The knee bone’s connected to the thigh bone,
The thigh bone’s connected to the hip bone,
Now shake dem skeleton bones!

The hip bone’s connected to the back bone
The back bone’s connected to the neck bone,
The neck bone’s connected to the head bone,
Now shake dem skeleton bones!

The finger bone’s connected to the hand bone,
The hand bone’s connected to the arm bone,
The arm bone’s connected to the shoulder bone,
Now shake dem skeleton bones!

Dem bones, dem bones gonna walk around
Dem bones, dem bones, gonna walk around
Dem bones, dem bones, gonna walk around
Now shake dem skeleton bones!