Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Wow, what a week! And it's only Wednesday. Well, I've been at it again. Although I think to call what I've been up to for the last 72 hours "tweaking" would be a gross understatement.
After receiving some invaluable constructive criticism (that I requested) from a fellow soap maker, (I actually consider her one of the "Queens" of handmade soap), I spent the the last three days re-photographing my soap, (with some help from a good friend), re-designing my website banners, etc.
It really needed doing, I'm glad it's done, but I have a "background headache"...nothing horrible, just one of those dull aches. But alas, they're predicting rain for the next couple of days, so I'm headed out to the tractor to mow the yard. Actually it's great to get out in the fresh air and let my thoughts percolate, I'm not complaining, it's just interesting to me to wonder how/if you all bounce from one seemingly unrelated activity to another the way I do. It's certainly never boring!
I'm seriously considering using some natural colorants in some of my soaps. I'm just so impressed with the beauty of many of the soaps I see on the internet. While I love my soaps, I guess you could say that now I want to tweak them a bit. I've seen a few that are almost "too pretty to use" if you know what I mean. I was showing some to a friend today, and we concluded that we bould probably just set it on dispaly on our bathroom counters to look at & smell!
It's like my old custom-labeled bridal shower soaps. Most people kept them forever without opening them. I actually caught one of my sisters doing just that! Can you imagine? I had to give her some grief about it. Of course she said "I just like it and I want to keep it like it is."
Well, I won't need to worry about the "too pretty" thing with regard to my soaps....at least not for a while! :)