A dear friend sent me a handmade card recently. Anything that is handmade is just a little more special because somebody spent some of their personal and valuable time creating it. Something handcrafted says, "You are important to me." I especially appreciated the card she sent because it has to do with my craft - soap making. The quote on the card is attributed to Picasso, and I have seen it before, worded in slightly different ways. It says, "The art of making soap washes from the soul the dust of every day life. Picasso" I am a little thrilled every time I read that quote because for one thing, it connects me with Picasso. And did he really make soap and find it a creative art? It is cool to consider that possibility. Because that is the way I see soap making also. I spent years getting the chemistry part of it to what I feel is the perfect bar of soap. And now I am able to spend a lot of time with the creative art aspect of soap making. And there is no end to the possibilities. So I hope you will consider each and every bar of handmade soap that you purchase from PSS - to be a little something that says you are valuable and worth this soap artists time. Each bar is a piece of fine art!! Enjoy!