It was by invitation with the first 50 submissions to be accepted.
One of my favourite blogs is skulladay as it is always fascinating to see how someone can make a skull out of almost anything or see a skull image in a building, a cloud, a leaf etc.
History of Scull Art In Mexico
Hsitory of skulls on gravestones Mystery of Graveyard Art & Symbols By Troy Taylor
I took a photo of this one at St.Mary's in Gateshead, England
Someone asked me what I was up to lately and I said skulls. I was informed that "EVERYBODY" is doing skulls. I said "sure they are, but I'm not everybody". I'm always intrigued when I hear that because well if we didn't do something because everybody else is doing it we wouldn't get any paintings done. I knew where this person was coming from really in that it is seems to be popular right now, but painting skulls has always been popular.
A few examples of Skull Art and Vanitas
Marlene Dumas & Jean-Michel Basquiat
I like this clown skull by Vic Muniz
Hope you had fun exploring my links!