As prescribed by Paulina Constancia

Conversational Calaveras 5: Dem Bones (Dance & ARTivities)

Today we have the last part of our Conversational Calaveras. I bring you the Skeleton Dance by Super Simple Learning and some ARTivities  to do after dancing skeleton-style. The Skeleton … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Conversational Calaveras 4: Tom French and Love Macabre

Today we feature British artist Tom French. In his works, the image of skulls and lovers make a constant appearance. I invite you to squint, linger and perhaps guess the … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Conversational Calaveras 3: All is Vanity

Today we look into the world of optical illusions. We pay special attention to the art of Charles Allan Gilbert  “All is Vanity” and how it has inspired a whole … Continue reading

October 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Conversational Calaveras 2: Poetic Obituaries for the Living

Today we look into CALAVERAS – named after the Spanish word for skull, but are actually poetic obituaries – not for the dead  but for those very much alive! A … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Conversational Calaveras 1: La Famosa Catrina

Welcome to a new week on DDoA! As we approach Halloween (Oct 31st), All  Saints’ Day (Nov 1st)  and All Souls’ Day (Nov 2nd), we look into Mexican traditions related … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Snakes & Ladders 5: Promoting Nutrition, Lawfulness & more…

On the last day of our Snakes & Ladders series, we look into practical and educational uses of the snakes and ladders game format. In Latin American countries, they seem to be in … Continue reading

October 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Snakes & Ladders 4: The Mythical & Natural in the Mekong and the Amazon

Today we look at snakes and ladders, the mythical and the natural in two of the world’s greatest rivers – the Mekong and the Amazon. Mythical SNAKES PHAYA NAGA of … Continue reading

October 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Snakes & Ladders 3: Dream Symbolisms

Today we look into the symbolisms of snakes and ladders in dreams. Dreams provide an endless supply of themes for an artist. No two dreams are ever alike, just as no … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Snakes & Ladders 2: Biblical Reference and Artistic Renditions

Today we read passages from the Book of Genesis that mention the snake (serpent)  and the ladder. We also take a look at some interesting interpretations of these passages by different artists … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Snakes & Ladders 1: Origins and Versions

After a week of stories from yoga professionals, I now feature something that relates to the country of origin of Yoga; I bring you Snakes & Ladders. Yes, it’s a special series … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · Leave a comment