Regular readers of the Soap Queen blog will know that I’ve been in awe of Debbie Chialtis, aka SoapyLove, for quite some time now. See previous fawning posts about her and her work here, here, here, here, here, here and here. She graciously did an interview for the Soap Queen blog in 2007. Click here to see that interview.
Debbie’s melt and pour style is crisp and clean with well thought out color choices and clear lines. She will be Guest Blogging projects for the next three months as our Featured Soap Designer. Every time she posts, you’ll see the banner up top to alert you at a glance that creative genius is in progress.
Debbie is an accomplished teacher, both in person and in writing. In fact, she has a book coming out late next year from North Light Books with the tentative title of “Soapy Love.” Many of the projects that she will be doing for the book are showcased here. In person, Debbie is charming, talented and hands on in her instruction. We were lucky enough to have her teach at the Soap Weekend Intensive this year. You can follow along with those projects on this blog in the upcoming few months. Links to the schedule and corresponding kits are here. Debbie has a paying gig as a teacher for a fashion design college in California when she’s not wrangling her two (adorable) children, or making Soapsicles galore for one of her many wholesale clients.
Look for Debbie‘s first project to start tomorrow. While I’ll be on a plane to Washigton DC, I know you’ll be in good hands with Debbie’s creativity. Her first Guest Blog is about my second favorite obsession.