I don’t usually do sidewalk/pavement chalkwork, but today is the birthday of my favorite composer – Giuseppe Verdi…his music has been such a gift and inspiration to me. And since I happen to live just around the corner from Verdi Square, on the Upper West Side, I made a flower garland for the monument and laid down a crest in chalk, onto the stone walkway.
I’ve wanted to make homemade soap for a long time, and this year I finally did it. I made a batch of soap, using goat’s milk, beeswax and coconut oil, and decided to add pure frankincense and myrrh oils. The bars are Christmas gifts, so labels were in order. I designed the label, in pencil, and had Casey Rubber Stamps, in New York City, make it into a rubber stamp. The Wiseman Soap is ready for gifting!