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Artist Date

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I have Friday Nights blocked out on my calendar for my Artist Date night and tonight’s creative project was making bath bombs.  I’ve made them a few times before, buying the little metal molds on Amazon so they would look like “real” bath bombs purchased at one of my favorite smelly stores in the mall. 

Since I was on an Oil of the Month subscription, I began to amass plenty of essential oils and was wondering what use them for.  Making my own bath items sounded like fun. I could be thrifty by saving money on bath and beauty products. I wouldn’t need to buy them since I could make my own.  After I purchased the molds, the ingredients, factoring in the price of the oils … was it really saving me money? Time was another factor and the biggest drawback of all…

I don’t enjoy making them. 

Tonight’s Artist Date helped me realize that.  There was more time in the prep and clean up than making anything.  I didn’t experience enjoyment during the creative process.  For all the time and effort, I got 3 large bath bombs, 3 small ones (one didn’t stick right so it’s 2 small ones and 2 halves of a small one), and a jar full of powder that wasn’t enough to fill the smallest mold.  They’ll need to dry for 2-3 days now. It just isn’t worth the hassle. I’d rather go to that smelly store in the mall, or buy some made locally from someone who absolutely loves making them, and/or it’s one of their main sources of income. 

I’ll plan a future Artist Date to browse local art hubs looking for locally made bath products, splurge a little on myself then enjoy a hot bath with a glass of wine & a book.  I posted that tonight’s Artist Date was a bust, but I did learn something about myself so it was worthwhile.

Author: gentlesoularts

A 40-something working mom of 3, happily married, wanting to find a quiet spot to art, burn incense & do some yoga.

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