Soapy Angels and other adventures in arty-bits

I love many things that I am abjectly crap at – sex for one!!

But seriously, I love the piano, except my many attempts to master this beast have failed. I love to draw, but don’t get past a squiffy faced, long armed, hide the hands, hide the feet, lack of proportion mess. I also love sex. Did I mention that? Oh but ye gods the faces I pull…

Angel Carving

Soap angel carving

Anyway, I have oft heard mention of people creating sculptures out of soap. It seemed a strange idea but one day my curiosity got the better of me and I decided to have a go.

No amount of money could persuade me to exhibit the deformed monstrosities I created at first, but I think I’m getting the hang of it now. You can do great things with soap… but ye gods the faces I pull…! No, no, not that…

Angel Close-Up

Angel Close-Up

Soap is actually a great medium for practising sculpture. It’s cheap and you only need one or two tools to get started. You can grate soap and then mix a little water and create a sort of clay. If a bit breaks off it can usually be stuck on again (…but ye gods the faces I pull!) All the shavings and bits that collect can be mixed with water and reused. All terribly Blue Peter but actually really good fun. And when it comes to washing your hands, no need for soap – it’s just too good!

The pics are of an angel I carved as a pressie. I have made other bits but gave them away before I started this blog. They are slow to make as I am a busy fish, but if I do more I shall share those too, meanwhile I thought it would make a nice contrast to my rants and  poor sense of humour.

Soap carving on tray

Carving and tools

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6 comments on “Soapy Angels and other adventures in arty-bits
  1. Mr Oh says:

    I lather like these.

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