When I started making soap, I would try different designs constantly, then I’d think of some other design and before you knew it, I would have 20 various soaps staring me in the face. Whoa, I have GOT to get a grip, narrow it down, see what looks and feels best to me. There is no way, I will be able to control myself and not add more designs, different essential oils and a variant of colors to my collection. I just love it too much to not add to the mix!
I want to share with you what I love the most. It’s the surprise element of my handcrafted finished soap. When it’s ready to be cut I get the full aroma of the essential oils and the true color and design of the finished product. Making my Beautiart Soaps I can get a fairly good idea of how they’ll turn out, but not until they’re dry will I get the true effect, and that’s the fun part, most of the time. One of my soaps that holds the most surprise for me is my Rainbow Swirl soap http://beautiartsoaps.com/product/rainbow-swirl-2/ because the way it’s poured is not a science, just an artistic endeavor that will never come out looking the exact same way twice, that’s why I enjoy making it so much! Then there are times when I anticipate the best, and admittedly, get a lot less than that- then it’s back to the drawing board all over again. However, there Is always a lesson learned from that, so no harm actually done! Happily there are the moments of glory when I hold a creation and say to myself “oh yeah baby, this turned out like a fine wine on a cool breezy evening!”
Being a person of a creative nature, change has always intrigued me. I love the possibility of what might be. This to me is the essence of a handcrafted item. You may never be certain what the outcome will be, but if you go with your instincts and adore what you do, it’s a true labor of love and you’re never wasting a moment.