Autumn is presenting its palette of colors and everybody around me again has picked up their camera hoping to catch a shape, shade, nuance which can be enjoyed only once a year.
Though early, the party season has begun. People celebrate Christmas, the end of the year, birthdays and everything else they want to celebrate. The shop windows a alight resembling small universes, house doors are decorated with wreaths which will soon be replaced by pine branches and bamboo stalks, the traditional Japanese New-Year decoration.
I have been trying to find time for outdoor walks with my daughter, meetings with friends, parties, cactus growing and soapmaking. So many things to enjoy and only so much time in a day…
The next soap I have made is another trial of the pour which I used for the soap of the previous article. Unfortunately, I did not succeed in achieving the same pattern as the soap traced sooner than I expected it to and so the lines did not become so smooth.
As for the colors, I would like to think that the combination is rather Japanese-like:
This layering does require very light trace – next time I need to work faster so that the soap does not trace before I am finished.
I was also asked if this was the hanger technique. It is not, but it made me realize that sometimes you can achieve very similar results by using different tools. In this case and the previous one I used a chopstick which I dragged alongside to mold.
I have signed for December’s soap challenge of Amy so I will be back soon with a column-pour soap. I wonder how it has turned out!
I wish you a warm and sunny day!