Dennis Anderson is one of my inspirations not only because he makes such beautiful product, but also after reading about him in the recurring storque article "Quit Your Day Job", it gives me hope that one day I too can quit my day (or night as the case may be) job. The original article is what inspired me and just now, looking for the link, I found the follow up article! I recently joined the etsy SAFE team, of which I am still a provisional member and have learned a little more about his personality through the forums. He seems bold and hilarious and if there was ever a doubt that this guy is a complete bad ass, it is forever erased.
Joanna has created a blog called the soap bar that is tremendously successful. In fact, I would guess that almost half of my blog hits come from the link on her site. I believe her site is so popular because she is passionate about handmade soap and for every person who sells soap, there must be 1,000 who make it as a hobby and can't get enough soap porn. On Joanna's site, you can find the best soap porn all in one place. I can't say enough how awesome it is to be featured in one of her blog posts.
It is truly an honor that my soaps have even received a second glance by these people and I really appreciate the chance for exposure because of them. I hope I don't sound ass kissy, it's just that this comes at a time when I was starting to feel a bit hopeless and wonder how I'd ever make it out of an industry that is getting more and more dangerous and moving closer and closer to my place of employment. I feel lucky and aim to replace fear with hope, which is just what this week in soap has done for me.