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Pretty Swirls

Cut bar from the workshop.

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This will be the last Annabella Blog post for awhile…

Ensconced at another undisclosed location – actually my parent’s home in Gig Harbor – I survived the Bellingham to Seattle flight no worse for wear, well, just a little air-sick. Anne-Marie picked me up at 10 and took me to … Continue reading

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The End of the Intensive

Again from my second floor room, the leaves of the alder trees are moving in the wind. We kicked off today with a class in the basics of Cold Process soapmaking.  That started at nine, then we broke for a … Continue reading

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Weekend intensive, end of Day One

What a day.  After a morning of being treated to what continues to be “to the ends of the earth” hospitality, we kicked off the day with getting a foundation in Melt and Pour (and a lot more) from one … Continue reading

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Packing for the Otion Soapapalooza

I’m packing. I’m thinking about packing. I have lists. I have a suitcase and plastic zipper bags. If I pack too early, I sit around thinking, now what? If I leave it too long, I run around thinking, what a … Continue reading

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I’m Going to Teach at Otion! Is it July already??

I can’t believe it is only a little over a week away!! I just talked to Ann-Marie on the phone and she has me amped into a happy froth of anticipation. Teaching the cold process and emulsifiers classes are great … Continue reading

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Classes at The Nova Studio

It was SO FUN. The creativity, willingness to take risks and enthusiasm for all things soap was a huge creative blast. The first day we all worked together to test extremes in temperature, minimum amounts of water, clove oil and … Continue reading

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In the City by the Bay

I got in last night without a hitch, the Real Annabella, her daughter E and son R picked me up at the airport.  Today we went to Oakland briefly to pick up the order of class supplies at TKB Trading.  … Continue reading

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The Nova Studio Classes are at the end of this week!!

I’m very happy to say that we are full up for the Nova Studio weekend of classes. There is a waiting list in case someone should have to give up their spot.  I’m really looking forward to meeting and working … Continue reading

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Nova Studio, Here I Come!!!

Now that school is all but wrapped, I’m turning my attention to all things Annabella and Company. The first teaching event this summer is at The Nova Studio.  Lori and I have devised a weekend workshop designed to help soapmakers … Continue reading

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