Monday, May 9, 2011

Our new Custom Project- Art in Action!

Anyone who knows me very well, knows that I love art, creativity & music. A few years ago when we first moved to Greenville, Mike & I stumbled upon an art festival downtown, called Artisphere. As we walked down into the beautiful Falls Park we heard some rock music blaring and saw this guy with crazy blonde hair dancing around & slinging paint. Even my little boys were mesmerized. As we watched, the life size canvas turned into a painting of Tom Petty! Ever since then, my family has loved the art of Brian Olsen. Every year, we are usually camped out the entire weekend in front of the Art in Action stage, like little groupies! I know it sounds silly, but it's so fun to watch. Take a minute to watch this video and you'll get a glimpse of what his art is like:

With all this being said, I am very excited to announce that Peace, Love & Soap has been working with the Art in Action team and we've come up with a custom "Art in Action" soap bar! It will be sold this year at the merchandise tent of Brian Olsen, Art in Action. The soap is all natural and handmade, of course, and it also has exfoliants in it to help wash paint (or whatever your medium may be) off of those artsy folks hands! So don't miss out on your Peace, Love & Soap, "Art in Action" bar and definitely don't miss out on watching Brain Olsen do his thing!!

Here are some pictures of us enjoying Artisphere through the years...

This was the first time we saw Art in Action
This was the second year. The boys love running around Falls Park in between shows. I love this picture!
I actually won one of Brian's painting in an online contest. So many people pulled together & voted for me to win the painting. I couldn't believe it!
So excited the day it came!

This is the boys with their Art in Action tattoos!
The boys think he's the coolest!!

Peace, Love & Soap's First Saturday Market of 2011!

When I say that the market came in with a bang, I am not even kidding! The Carolina First Saturday Market in downtown Greenville, SC is always such a joy to be a part of. This is our fourth year down there and every year gets better than the last. This Saturday was crazy busy the whole time without a minute to relax, not that I'm complaining ; ). My friends & family that came to visit had to jump in and start bagging, cutting and helping me take money. It was so exciting!

Here are a few pics of the day!
It was chilly in the morning, but warmed up quickly.
This is my sweet hubby! He got to come down with me to help set up before he had to leave for work. We are a team!

Peace, Love & Soap Garden

This year, in an effort to be better organized, I had a jumpstart on my soap stock- which freed up some time to get back to my garden...not to mention I have the perfect spot and can finally stray from my usual container gardening (which has been good to me, don't get me wrong!) This is just the beginning of some peppermint that will eventually be dried and used in our soap. Peppermint is a great thing to grow if you want to start simple. A container is not a bad idea, because it spreads like wild fire.
Here are a few more of our veggie plants we have going. So far, its heirloom tomatoes, red peppers, squash, zucchini & watermelon (for Cameron).

This next little bud is what I am most excited about! I have decided to try & grow my own loofahs for my loofah soap. Many of my farmer friends have given me the confidence to give it a try, so we shall see. I started them from seeds from ones I was given last year. I planted them last week and I will keep the progress updated.
This is the other view of our garden. We hung the lattice for the loofahs to travel up. Hope they like it! : )