Thursday, January 21, 2010

Resolutions, only a little late

Well, obviously I did not resolve to be more punctual this year.

I did, however, microwave several bars of soap.

And join a sample box with Best of Etsy.

And participate in hosting a treasure hunt.

Because my New Year's resolution, belated as it is, is to try at least one new thing every week. In this I am being aided vastly by the internet's vast store of home chemistry experiments, and the wonderful array of artists on Etsy who are so generous with their knowledge and suggestions.

So, besides microwaving soap, I have attempted my first object collages, one still in progress:

and one finished and awesome and listed on my Etsy shop, which you should totally check out, if you haven't-- I put a lot of neat stuff there!

You should also microwave some soap. I'm not gonna tell you what happens, but it's pretty dang keen.

Any new things you're trying this year?


mermaiden said...

i am resolved to make no resolutions. just gonna let it happen. hopefully.

LOVE the fairytale treasure bottle. oh the description carried me away. special pretties :D

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Very cool! Sounds like you've been staying busy!

Anonymous said...

Love the background in the 1st photo!

Very nice/pretty creation...

No resolutions here, letting it happen too.

Merily said...

Those bottles are cool!

Yeah, not so sure about resolutions- I only sorta made one to work on art more, but that's not really happening, lol.

Splendid Little Stars said...

Sounds like you have been having some fun! I HAVE microwaved soap, the melt and pour kind. Are you talking about regular soap? It will be fun to see projects you do--be sure to show us some!

Carapace said...

Mermaiden, I was in the no-resolutions camp, too, but this one is fun. And something I try to do anyway. Who knows, maybe I'll find something cool!

Thank you, Tulips! That background is my house and yard. It's rustic, but certainly has some charm in the right lighting!

Meri, I think if you're gonna haver a resolution like that, it's better to have it be specific, like "I will work on art for an hour a week", or whatever. Note that I am going with the more slackery sort.;)

Stars, I mean plain ol' bar soap. I can't believe I never did that before, it's so cool!

Making my own soap is for sure something I want to try-- pioneer style, on my own, rendering the lard and everything. In case of zombie apocalypse, you know, it would be good to be able to make my own soap.;)

Dawn said...

what a cool idea - a collage in a bottle, love it x

My name is CINDY...... said...

Love the bottle, that is really cool.

And now I've got to go microwave soap......

Sussie said...

Great new years resolution!
Mine is to make the "Craftroom of my dreams" :)
Gorgeous bottle!