Thursday, August 12, 2010
What's Your Inspiration?
Melt-and-pour soapmaking is a true art form, and just like writer's block, we will all find ourselves stuck in a creative funk at some point. Don't worry! There is always a new idea. I find that the most interesting designs come from the most basic and sometimes unnoticeable details. Look around you and focus on the little things. Do you see two colors next to each other that are surprisingly striking? Or what about that great pattern in the stonework of the building next door? Whatever sparks your creative motivation, go with it! The beauty of melt-and-pour is that if you hate it after you've made it, re-melt the lot and try again. Or better yet, chop it up and throw it in a loaf. Try not to get too attached to the design plan, because spontaneity often results in the most original creations. Not to mention, it's a lot more fun!