Mom's Rose and Silk Soap

Happy Spring!

Yes, it’s spring already. Happy Spring! And what a year. In addition to the natural disasters we’ve had here, it’s going on a year since my mom died. I still have a hard time believing she’s gone. I used to talk with her almost every day. When I took my dog for a walk, I’d call her up and we’d usually gab for 45 minutes or an hour. It was so easy. She was my best friend.

I’ve decided that her death isn’t something I’m going to ‘get over’ because that’s just not something you can do when you lose your mom. I’m learning to live a different way. Remembering her and thinking of her often. And I am grateful that now I remember her as she had been before she got sick. I’m no longer struggling with my most recent memories of her and how the cancer racked her body. Time has allowed those memories and mental images to fade. And now not a day goes by that I don’t think about her. I feel her with me so much of the time.

So yesterday I realized that Mother’s Day will be here soon and I decided to honor my mom by making a batch of soap. She loved roses so much. She was a real girly girl, but at the same time she was the coolest mom ever. So I made up some Wild Rose Soap with Silk. I’m still debating what to call it, but maybe Mom’s Rose and Silk Soap would be a good name. What do you think? I haven’t taken it out of the mold yet. I don’t want to rush it. It’s colored with rose clay swirls throughout and topped with rose petals. I also dissolved some silk in the lye water to give it an extra silky feel. It also has kaolin clay to clean your skin gently and add some slip. I’m so excited to cut it up and see what it looks like inside! This one’s for you, Mom.

I’ve also been very busy creating new earrings and polymer clay pens. Take a look at how fun these are here and here. After the disasters, I went into creative mode. It was very therapeutic and I had a great time creating new things that had been in the back of my mind since last year. I will be posting necklaces soon as well.

I hope this spring finds you all well. Leave a comment to let me know what’s been happening with you!

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