For as long as I can remember, I have always been crafting something by hand. Whether it was mud pies, with special ingredients, or chalk masterpieces on the sidewalk, even pipe cleaner people, complete with googly eyes. Finding new ways to make things my own, has always been a passion of mine. When I first started my magical journey some 20 odd years ago, the first thing I wanted to make was a potion. Not just any potion, a potion to grow out a bad haircut (evidently this hair snafu still haunts me, I avoid beauty shops like the plague)...funny that the first thing I thought of was a magical way to fix the situation, instead of just waiting it out...lol... So off I ran to the library to find an answer...I found the perfect potion and set out to make it! My Mom was none to happy that I used her good Vodka...boy did I suffer for my art that day! So the day came when my potion had fermented enough to use...I was so excited as I unscrewed the lid...only to be sorely vexed at the smell! I wasn't putting that stinky crap on my head...back to the drawing board! My line of thinking settled on essential oils to fix that odor. The next batch turned out a more pleasing aroma...thus the magical art of Crafting was born in me.
"Craft, then, is more than a manual art. It is a connection with yourself; a valuable tool that you can utilize to alter your life."
~Taken from Spell Crafts by Scott Cunningham & David Harrington
The candle shown below is an idea taken from Silver RavenWolf, that I tweaked a bit to suit my own desires. If you want to make one of your own here is the link Water Wick & Oil. I hope you all enjoyed this post for week 5 of the Pagan Blog Project.
|Water Wick & Oil candle |