My grandmother was my greatest inspiration. She was an amazing artist, a mother of ten, and a grandmother of 38. She was a painter, poet, storyteller, lawn gnome collector, and crossword wizard. I was fortunate enough to live close by and got to spend as much time with her as possible - learning something new with every visit. One thing my grandmother taught me was how to carve soap. I haven't done it since I was a kid, but I decided to give the ol' bar of soap another try.