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Sunday, November 16, 2008

An Unfortunate + Unintentional Food Imitation

I thought green - FRESH!- right? A great color for Sexy Laundry Day, right? Looks nice, I think and even could have been a little darker. But to add a little eye candy to the mix, I threw in some other Sexy Laundry Day scraps I had lying around and I stepped back and saw .... food. GUACAMOLE.



Wow. NOT the look I was going for. AT ALL. Maybe the individual slices won't look Mexican in nature, but as a loaf, it strangely resembles our local Mexican restaurant's guacamole appetizer. I added some glistening glitter to break the stereotype. Snap the brain back into reality. We'll see. It wouldn't bother me so much if I made this soap that smelled like cilantro and pepper or garden basil or something, but when people look at a soap that looks like a salad, maybe they don't want that rubbing on their naked body. Or maybe I know nothing and the world is much different than I have it pictured in my head. Hmmm. Something to think about.

Either way, now I know, that when I add embeds, I'll think ahead of time how the color works and if it evokes something yucky that I don't want on my body, like guacamole salad.


13 comments:

egassner said...

LOL! I saw the photo first and thought the EXACT same thing! I bet people will think Christmas-y thoughts when they see the slices though...:D

FuturePrimitive said...

I don't think they look yucky. I think they look fresh as you say but I don't think the name is right. Merely an observation. I just made the same mistake - made some nice fresh green swirls in a white soap, and called it Green Fig! I'm changing the name now to Celadon Skies. I perfumed it with 'Figs 'n Leaves' and know I've made a boo boo. Never mind... You always make the most beautiful soap and this one still looks that way.

The Soap Seduction said...

I think it looks pretty cool.

sherrieg said...

I think it looks like citrus and cucumber - not really like guacamole. :) But I think you're right about the slices - they look less food-like. :)

Heidi said...

I think its beautiful soap. I didn't think food at all. I love your green too, how did you get that shade?

Suds to Love said...

I agree with Heidi... I think it's a beautiful soap! I've still not tried embeds, I need to change that soon.

Teresa R said...

I think Sherrie is right: it does look like citrus and cucumber. Or even citrus and melon. I think I'm in love!

Joanna said...

elizabeth: yeah, hopefully :D
seduction: hopefully others will think the same. Thanks!
sher: Cucumber...more foodie resemblance. Unintentional, but true :)
Heidi: Thanks, baby! I used what you told me to use. HAHA! I bought Key West Lime from Brambleberry after I asked you how you got that green in your soap. Remember? I didn't want to go too green because it was the first time I tried it. I love green!
Trisha: Thank you for your sweet words. You with your crazy soap habit??? I assumed you've tried layers, swirls, embeds, funnels, everything. Don't you make 20 batches a week and don't sell them? Shocking. Like I told you before....if you open an Etsy shop, I'd love to do a review for you...
Teresa Tadpole: It love you too!!!

Joanna said...

Teresa: It LOVES you too. Boy, coffee really does make a difference. That's why I blog while I drink coffee instead of formulate. What junk I'd make!

Kim said...

I think honeydew and cantaloupe. Food, but refreshing. I've made honeydew facials. They're pretty yummy. This is actually a pretty soap, Joanna.

Donna said...

It accidentally looks yummy?

Heidi said...

Brambleberry has the best green color! I should think up a green themed series of soaps. As if I have time to sit and think = )

Teresa R said...

I merely thought you were doing some Yoda impersonation (although that'd be more like "Love you too, it does"...haha!). Yes - coffee! My savior on those bleary-eyed days.