The main Halloween party we attended this year fell on the second Day of the Dead, November 2nd. As such, my wife had the fantastic idea to paint ourselves up as celebratory sugar skulls from the Mexican holiday. She went with the customary decoration of a beautiful sugar skull, complete with flowers and various stylistic elements. I shot for realism. Balthazar wanted to get in on it too, and chose daddy’s likeness. It’s been so long since I’ve painted faces; what fun it was! My wife would have preferred that it took less time, but I’m not very good with a brush and I take meticulous care in painting with my fingers.