September 2016

Spooky Halloween and Day of the Dead Skull Earrings by Shadow Dog Designs

 

Halloween and Day of the Dead festivities will soon be upon us.  To help you celebrate, I have been stocking my Shadow Dog designs Indiemade shop with spooky handmade skull earrings of various types.  Recently, glass sugar skull beads from the Czech Republic have appeared in a myriad of colors - such fun to work with!  And I'm always on the lookout for new, fun skull designs to make into one of a kind jewelry, perfect to enhance your costume . . . or everyday wear!

Great Blue Dome - Wonderful Handmade Wednesday on Indiemade

 

 

My husband, Seamus (our sweet, goofus Moose of a dog) and I are fortunate to live in the Desert Southwest, a part of the country where the sky is immense and an ever changing blue most of the year.  In fact, a cloudy day (like today!) is actually a treat!  I was gazing out the window in my studio the other day when a Thomas Carlyle quote came to me:  "The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better."  And I have to agree!  Even though I love visiting old cathedrals with a sense of wonderment, spirituality and awe - Canterbury Cathedral, Koln Cathedral, Notre Dame, National Cathedral, St, Paul's to name a few - I absolutely revel in the everchanging "great blue dome" that is above my head almost every day. The colors can range from the palest blue to a deep, mystical, velvety blue that occurs 45 minutes or so after the sun has dipped below the horizon and the sunset has faded.