Sugar is a sugar skull, and she is weeping for all the loved ones we have lost in death. She was inspired by The Day of the Dead festival in Mexico. During the festival sugar skulls are a confection made by local artisans and it is in danger of becoming a lost art. Read more about this fascinating tradition here.
I am introducing some new characters who will be keeping company with Guinness and Gatsby, my favorite Chinese Crested characters. The cat is Smudge, a tuxedo kitty, but for Halloween he is sporting all black fur, and his little mouse friend is Boomer. There is a picture book in the works with all of these characters so stay tuned!