This photo was doctored. The humidity is so high that it fogs up the camera lens no sooner than you step outside. Crazy hot, but mostly humid and uncomfortable. To be expected this time of year, but not appreciated or desired. This is about the time I begin yearning for fall. The four seasons, love them all. They each have a unique personality. I can't help but believe Miss Summer gets cranky when she ushers in high humidity and extreme heat. Don't you?
The photo above, minus the foggy lens, is a prototype. I do believe the packaging gets an A, possibly an A plus. I'm incorporating the B, a representation of both Bittersweet & Branding. The B will be smack dab in the middle of the botanical labels. Hoping that little B will form a cohesive look with the new herbal wipe product. You just never know. Having good thoughts, though.
I'm transporting several new soaps to the apothecary shop this week. Along with the first of the flavored wipes, Lemon. I love lemon! My Stepmother, M.J. suggested a simple Lemon wipe. I believe she's on to something. Thanks M.J.! Next comes the price point and profit margin. Not my favorite task, but one that is crucial. I've been able to keep my cost low, at least I'm thinking that. Sometimes what you think appears, isn't what transfers on paper. It's so odd how that works. Perspectives. Just goes to show you how perspectives can be way off. Not to mention everyone has as different one over you. I won't go there!
On our last radio show I asked our guest, Mr. Jeff Black what inspired him. I was excited about his answer. He replied that everything inspires him! He even commented how the Jill & Jules Show inspires him. Those Jeff Black words hit home and as I was sitting at the board a huge smile and feelings of gratification, happiness came over me. That was right before I had blurry eyes and could no longer see the board, but we won't go there either. The fact remains, that folks inspire others with simple truth loving words. You got to love it! Thank you Jeff Black for raising an inspiring bar and lifting up this soap maker's spirit! You have a caring and sharing soul.
Yesterday I stopped in between label creations, soap making, and made these little fruit tarts. I'm not going to share how many I ate, but lets just say they're summer tasty! Yes, I love taking pictures of food!
I found the recipe at one of my favorite sites.
Now it's time to get into my work.
Enjoy caring and sharing summer days.
With all good wishes, always.