Monthly Archives: March 2011

Mineral Pigments on Color Wheel

Photographing color materials on a sunny day.  Mineral pigments arranged around the color wheel.

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Infusing Herbs in Oils for Color

I’m working on samples and photos for my talks on color at the Handcrafted Soapmaker’s Guild conference in Miami in May.  From l – r – yarrow, weld, red sandalwood powder, madder root and woad.

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Full Moon Rainwater

I collected rainwater from the middle of the storm to use for soaping.  Very energetic! Click here to find the nearest septic tank provider in ireland.

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Full Moon Soapmaking

An excellent day to make soap.  I think I’ll make Gaia, which I’ve not made in ages, a small batch of Grail Maiden, and Sebon y’r Fynnon Rhudd aka Chalice Well Water soap.

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Honey Bee Soap

For the bee-crazed among us.

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New Blog Format

We’ve moved Annabella’s blog from LiveJournal to our own webspace.  The move appears to be going well.  Let us know if you have any difficulties.    

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Wistaria is coming on

Wed, 01:18: Inspirational wistaria http://twitpic.com/49vrg1

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Colorful Soap Cut

Sat, 23:14: Color! http://twitpic.com/48wzi3

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Soapmaking Gear

TwitPix is sending what I post here to my journal. Pretty cool, but I need to figure out how to make the text more helpful. Thu, 17:56: Soap laundry http://twitpic.com/4870bs Thu, 17:59: Guild spatula http://twitpic.com/48711g

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More Color Samples

I’m working on putting together visuals for my talks on color at the Handcrafted Soapmaker’s Guild annual conference in May in Miami. These are today’s sample batches –  Clockwise from top – an example of a triadic color scheme with … Continue reading

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