My inspiration for the following bar of soap.
Balls n rivers of black
sneaky side shot
I've no idea. Don't even ask me.
I had this name for a soap in my head for a long long time. It was coming up with something to suit it that had me stumped.
All my life I've wanted a back porch with 2 rockers and an infinite landscape to view.
Since watching Fried Green Tomatoes, I've wanted the Threadgood house with it's all-around porch and its warm inner glow.
My dream is kicking back on my back porch with a tall glass of freshly squeezed homemade lemonade with my TWO deerhounds softly snoozing in their beds and Matt in his pottery across the way from my soap workshop. Nice dream ain't it?
Then I got to thinking a little more about this ere soap.
My Lemon Citron soap was due for a revamp. The scent is nice, but not quite right. It looks good, but doesn't sell so well.
Pen to paper and I came up with Lemon (my lemonade), Cedarwood (the wooden back porch thing), Ho Leaf (the buttery warmth) & Litsea Cubeba (to make the lemon more....lemony).
I got to thinking about the stylin'. 2 black lines, balls - it's all been going on since the tutorials!
Organically grown (courtesy of moi) Lemonbalm to add depth to the white half of the mix, then a pale lemon coloured contrast.
The scent is EXACTLY what I wanted. The look of it...not so much.
Matt asked if I'd cut it the next day.....'yeah, come see', I said.
He picks one up....'oh yeah...but it would look better without the balls'.
The next batch I make shall have 3 lines, 2 sections of pale lemon, and 2 sections of white with the lemonbalm. Simplicity is key I suppose.
Do you see where I went with this?!