Thursday, February 11, 2016

my meeting with Tatsiana Serko (steso)

I haven't updated my blog for a while, although I have a lot of things to share! I have been experimenting with some new soap techniques, but today I'd like to tell about my meeting with Tatsiana Serko, known as steso. In September I visited her in California and we spent a wonderful week together!

We walked on the beach near the Cliff House & Sutro Baths:


me and Tatsiana Serko (steso) on the beach
me and Tatsiana on the beach

We took a ride on the famous San Francisco cable cars:
with Tatsiana Serko (steso) on the cable car
on the cable car in San Francisco

we walked all the way to Pier 39:

me and steso at pier 39
me and Tatsiana at pier 39, San Francisco
and visited a lot of other places! You can see some other pictures on my Instagram.

Tatsiana is a wonderful person, very nice, relaxing, creative, generous, thoughtful, and she is a fun to be with! I really enjoyed spending time with her... And course we had been making soap!


Here are 2 cold-process rimmed soap we made together. The first is scented with BrambleBerry's Cucumber Oak:
Cucumber and oak - cold-process rimmed soap
 
The second is scented with an Amber fragrance:
Amber and oakmoss - cold-process rimmed soap
 

Not long before my trip to California I saw on pinterest this amazing yellow and black soap by La Perle. I fell in love with it! Naturally, me and Tatiana tried to recreate this soap technique, :) I call it a traveling faux funnel swirl.  The soap scented with brambleberry's Kumquat was our first attempt at this technique - it's not perfect, but not too bad either!
Kumquat - cold-process soap


I also got a lot of gifts from Tatsiana! I will show them a bit later, they deserve a separate post! :)

18 comments:

  1. Леночка! Я так рада что ты ко мне приехала, не смотря на тяжелый шести часовой перелет, мы все таки встретились! Это было незабываемое время и я, от тебя многому научилась! И очень очень скучаю по тебе! Надеюсь ты скоро опять приедешь и мы все таки попадем в парк... :-)

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    1. Танюш, я так рада, что наша встреча состоялась! Я тоже скучаю и тоже многому научилась у тебя! Ставим парк в Калифорнии, а тaкже посещение Монреаля на повестку дня. :)

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    2. Ну, все тогда выезжай, повестка уже настала!

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    3. :)))) быстрая ты!

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  2. какие молодцы! плодотворной работы и творчества вам!

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  3. Девочки, какие вы молодцы))))) Приезжайте в Москву))))) Два спальных места найдём)))))

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    1. спасибо за приглашение, Лена! :)))

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    2. Будем с мужем рады)))) Он, в отличии от многих мужей, может слушать про мыло дооолго)))))) Живём недалеко от Москвы за городом, так что места хватит))))

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    3. Ой какой замечательный муж! Спасибо, Лена, еще раз!

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  4. Dos grandes juntas, maravilloso.

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  5. 2 lovely ladies! It's always nice to meet with loved ones. I love your blogs and wish you all the best in life!

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  6. Very nice...Do you mind sharing the recipe for the cucumber oak soap?

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    1. Thank you! The recipe was:
      25% avocado oil,
      25% palm oil,
      25% coconut oil,
      15% shea butter,
      10% grapeseed oil
      SF 8%

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