This is my 2013 Sweetest Little Thing submission – Sweetest Little Calavera. I had just created a sugar skull illustration for the local radio station’s music festival, and couldn’t get the notion out of my skull! It’s a carved and painted cork with the wee teeth inset therein, on a guitar string spine beaded with plastic flower vertebrae and red stir stick straw spacers, mounted on a wooden coaster with more white plastic milk jug flowers.

Sweetest Little Thing is an annual Valentines day art auction in Sackville NB, in support of both the Owens Art Gallery (where it’s held) and Struts Gallery and Faucet Media Art Centre. Locally, it’s a fun, family friendly party (replete with a cakewalk), but even if you are from afar, you can participate by submitting you high bid online, and have proxy bidders win that art for you, you lovers of art!

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