Even though this is not the best photo, I am so thrilled with how this has turned out. I did a spoon swirl with this soap. I layered 4 colors in the mold, one on top of the other and then took a big spoon and put it all the way to the bottom of the soap, then in a turning, twirling, fashion I pulled up the soap from the bottom, turning and flipping the spoon as I went. I did that all the way down one side and then down the other. For the top I took the very thick soap that was left in my pitchers and dropped it on the top of the soap in little blobs. I tried to have a balance of each of the colors all across the soap and then with my wood skewer I made swirls just on the very top to create a more blended wispy look. This is the new look of Pearberry (aka Grey Pearl) and it will be ready the end of June. I'll post more photos once I have had a chance to cut it. Hopefully much better photos!
I would have never dreamed that soap making would be a form of art, but it is and it's fun. I wish my mother were alive to share this with me. She loved art. She loved to paint ceramics. She painted animals or people and sometimes glazed pots for house plants or glazed very large pieces of art. She painted with Tri Chem also and paint by number pictures that were actually pretty nice. It would have been fun to make soap with her. I think she would have come up with some wild color combinations and scents. She would for sure brag about her daughter, the soap maker. She loved to do that and chances are she would have made all her friends buy soap from me too. LOL!
I love you mom and I thank you for the creative, playful side that you have passed on to me.