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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Friday Art Opening, A Coastal Sunday, & Sea Glass Soap - Oct 1 to 3, 2010

Friday's Art Opening:  Our Delaware Biennial of American Pen Women Art Exhibit opened on Friday Night, Oct 1.  Just had to attend with a fellow member N.Taylor Collins.  Sort of like a girl's night out, we traveled 45 miles into the big city of Wilmington and arrived in good fashion.  Well received and in time for awards we chit-chatted with our partner members and discussed our partnership and events to be. We did not receive any awards but felt good about supporting our sister organization and the creativity of American Pen Women members.   Leaving with hunger bangs for a real meal we decided to venture to the Wilmington Riverfront and visit the Iron Hill Brewery.  After a small wait for a table we consumed a delicious meal refreshed for the ride back home.

"Maria's Tuscany"
Acrylic on Canvas

The Soap Shop and Sea Glass Soap:  An artist friend stopped by on Saturday and we caught up on the art scene and our desires to create.  One thing was realized; you need space to create.  And if you don't have adequate space you need to be really, really organized.  The ideal situation is to be able to spread out, work on your project, leave it untouched when you have to and go back to it later. To pack it up or move your project, painting or the like is unproductive.  I am fortunate to have a large space to do just that.  I can set up a still life, have references spread out, my paints, brushes and palette plus room to mat, frame, package and so much else.  I have room for my soap making supplies, props for art and craft shows and more.  Why would I ever want to move?  I am blessed!!!!!!!!

While catching up on the arts my friend purchased a few bars of my special Olive Oil Soaps.  She puts them in lingerie draws (and her husbands underwear drawer) instead of potpourri.  When she needs soap, she knows where to find it.  Which leads me to my Sea Glass Soap. 

After many trips to the Delaware Bay to collect real sea glass that has washed ashore I had a brainstorm.  Why not make simulated sea glass pieces of soap and  add to a bar of glycerin soap.  Dress the bar off with marine rope/string and add a few real pieces of sea glass to the package.  We produce a lightly scented and also an unscented bar.  This soap has been a real success and I have to share it with you:

Artsy Sea Glass Soap
by Maria's Soap Shop

Fall is Here:  It has been cloudy and raining most of the week. Rain is predicted for the next 3 days. The leaves are falling which makes it seem so much like winter in not too far away.  So today I  had a chance to work up a piece of my garden soil and plant butter crunch & salad bowl lettuces, and spinach.  Should have done it earlier but..............   I am awaiting the little sprouts of my seeds prior to cold weather.

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It has been an art filled weekend.

God Bless,

Maria LB

1 comment:

  1. Im glad you were able to go up to Wilmington for the Opening Reception at the Grace Church Art Exhbit. Mother, KM Hammond, and my sister Sherry and I all arrived at 5pm and enjoyed light fingerfoods which were served. Thanks to the Diamond State Branch of National League of American Pen Women, for inviting the NLAPW Holly Branch members to exhibit with you as well. Maybe we will see some Diamond State Branch members art in several of the Holly Branch art exhibits in Dover in the coming year. Thank you Madam President for your blogs. Joyce