Excerpt from The Art of Soap, a new book featuring the inspiring work and stories of 24 handmade soap artisans.
Coming September, 2010 www.artofsoap.com Published by Soapylove速 49
Silvia Victory Indulgence by SV Soaps Nampa, Idaho, USA
I started dabbling in soap making in 1996 with
but mostly from my love of baking and
my mom. We bought every book we could find
painting. I try to combine both passions into
on natural soap making and started
fun and fabulous looking soaps.
experimenting. From that point on I was hooked. Soap making is definitely my passion .
I am always striving to learn new techniques
Yes, I admit I am addicted to soap. It is so
and come up with fun designs. I have so many
satisfying to make something that is good for
notebooks and scraps of paper with soap
your skin, the environment, and has a bit of
drawings on them. One might wonder how
many pictures of soap one person could draw, well I must tell you it is a lot. My 5 year old
I love to put a lot of creativity into each batch I
son even draws pictures of soap now and tapes
make. I constantly get asked what inspires my
his work to my studio walls.
soap designs. I get inspiration from everything,
â€œI get inspiration from everything, but mostly from my love of baking and painting.â€?
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Published on Aug 27, 2010
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