Mexican Artist Carmelita Melchor Jimon Painting and Personalizing Catrinas From November 16th – 23rd at Epcot Mexico Pavilion

Hi everyone!

Mexican artist Carmelita Melchor Jimon is at Epcot’s Mexico pavilion through November 23rd, 2017 with a lot of different handmade catrina figures that can be personalized for those purchasing them. She will be in Plaza de los Amigos from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. each day. There has been a lot of interest in the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) recently as Disney-Pixar’s Coco opens in theaters next week, there is also a wonderful “Remember Me” display that opened about one month ago at the pavilion to enjoy where guests can learn about Day of the Dead, catrinas and other aspects of the holiday. Jimon is a fifth generation artist, creating the figures out of paper mache.

A sign sits outside the Mexico pyramid.

Christmas decorations light up the inside of the pavilion as Epcot’s Festival of the Holidays opens on Sunday, November 19th.

A sign tells about Jimon and her work, she has been an artist for over 25 years.

I was told that it takes her more than a year to create what is being sold right now.

This one reminded me of Captain Jack Sparrow (I am always looking for the Disney in anything!)

She is crafting and painting them while there.

Carmelita Melchor Jimon works on a figure.

Here are more of her figures, each different from the next and in various sizes.

Definitely check out her incredible work at Epcot! While Jimon will only be here through the 23rd, her catrinas should be here longer.