Coming down out of the freezing sky with its depths of light, like an angel, or a Buddha with wings, it was beautiful, and accurate, striking the snow and whatever was there with a force that left the imprint of the tips of its wings — five feet apart — and the grabbing thrust of its feet, and the indentation of what had been running through the white valleys of the snow — and then it rose, gracefully, and flew back to the frozen marshes to lurk there, like a little lighthouse, in the blue shadows — so I thought: maybe death isn’t darkness, after all, but so much light wrapping itself around us — as soft as feathers — that we are instantly weary of looking, and looking, and shut our eyes, not without amazement, and let ourselves be carried, as through the translucence of mica, to the river that is without the least dapple or shadow, that is nothing but light — scalding, aortal light — in which we are washed and washed out of our bones. Author

Monday, 10 October 2016

31 Days of Halloween....Day 10

For today's make in the 31 Days Challenge, I have done another candy skull. I have to admit to having such a love for them and love the way that changing the colours can give you a totally different look. This skull is one of the 4 that appear at SLS Lines. You may very well be seeing the others as well this To colour this skull I used my glaze pens. They are something that I haven't used for ages as I always seemed to have problems with them. But I have cured the problem. I was sorting out a draw and found my glaze pens and then I transferred them to their own pot and placed them all in it upside down. And now I don't have a problem with the flow. It took me a minutes thought and hey presto something that had sat in a draw for a couple of years actually became useful. When I had used them in the past I just couldn't get them to flow and it used to drive me crazy..but keeping them upside down it makes them ready to use. A small thing but it's made me so happy. Isn't it always the small things that make the difference.

I have been looking at the other blogs involved in the 31 days challenge and wow..I've felt quite There are some breath taking creations and hopefully sometime this month BT will let me comment on them. So much inspiration is out there by some uber talented does honestly take my breath away. As I'm writing this Simon is sat at my left elbow..he is fascinated by the computer and seems to love watching the letters appearing on the screen. I have to say that he is looking particularly Halloween ready. He has cobwebs hanging from his whiskers..something tells me that he has been under the bath A builder broke the side panel on the bath and I'm still waiting for a new one. I am certainly not going under there..the size of the cobwebs that he is bringing out is enough to put me off. All my black cats have the odd white hair here and there..all except Simon..he is dense black with no white hairs. He can't seem to make up his mind what colour his eyes are though..sometimes you look and they're green and sometimes yellow. But he's still a young who knows.

All the other cats are outside. The postman said that rain is on it's no doubt there will a rush of wet furry bodies heading home when it arrives. Gannie is out with his new best friend Ollie and they can often be seen wandering along the roofs of the cottages. Don't ask me why they chose to do it but the whole row has commented on the boys. They remind me of teenage boys out on the

Well the coffee is calling and then it will be time to do some work. My new chest of drawers has arrived and is waiting to become the new cat feeding station. Well that is the top..the bottom will be holding crafting paper..I always need more storage. There will probably be some serious sorting going on later. So until tomorrow...take care and happy crafting.
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  1. We never have enough storage.
    Enjoy the stories about the cats.
    I'm without a furbaby right now.
    Had to put Bear to sleep a couple
    months ago. Not sure if I want
    to commit to another dog yet.
    I love the sugar skull. I want
    to get some of them. Glad you
    got your pens to work better -
    hate to have something around
    that's not working well.
    I'll get off my soapbox.
    thanks faor sharing.

  2. Love your sugar skull...I always have problems with gel pens lol

  3. Oh, I love these sugar skulls, too, they're just so pretty! Yours is colored beautifully!

  4. Oh my, I think that sugar skull is a giant. Look at that jaw and teeth.