Saturday, January 31, 2015

Shop us on your cell! :)

Some of you have kindly mentioned how our website does not show up well on your mobile phones...it does that weird over-lappage-texty thing that makes it impossible to read, let alone order! Well, we've just improved that annoyance! The site is now readable on your cell phones. Still tinkering with it, as it will never look exactly like it looks on a computer screen...but at least it's usable now! And thanks for sharing your concern and sorry for the previous inconvenience! 

Should look more like this now...... and all of our domains will get ya there: carolochs.com,simplysoap.comwildoaksart.com. enchantasies.com
~Carol
The Imaginative Arts of Carol Ochs
Simply Soap - Handmade Old World Soaps
Wild Oaks Art - Fantasy Art
Fiber Arts

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Valentine Soaps GIVEAWAY!



4-bar selection includes: 

- Chocolate-Dipped Hippie (chocolate, patchouli & cinnamon)

- Love Soap (patchouli, sandalwood, rose, jasmine)

- Amas Veritas (patchouli, sandalwood, rosewood, jasmine, ylang)

- Amore Eterno (orange blossom, lilac, freesia, rose)


For more soap description, visit this page:http://carolochs.com/valentines-day-soaps.php

To find out how to join the giveaway, please visit our 

Good luck!  ~Carol

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Organic Soap

Curious...for those with time to respond....
Is 100% organic handmade soap something you are interested in, would make a point to purchase?  
Even if it cost more?  (In the $9.00 per bar range)
And if so, scented, or unscented, what scents do you prefer???

If you care to respond, I welcome any and all feedback:
faescribbles@aol.com

THANKS!
~Carol 
Simply Soap  ®

Friday, January 2, 2015

New Year Changes!

Happy New Year!

We've had a bit of end-of-year down-time to think, rest, and decided some changes are afoot here at 



#1 - We'll be paring down a bit how many of our handmade soaps we offer, but.....
offering a few more handcrafted soaps in our *Wylde* lines...to correspond with seasonal celebrations!

#2 - We plan to start offering on a trial basis (to see how they fly) some products we've long been getting requests for, will finally have available for you!  Yep! We do listen to your requests!  Sometimes it just takes some reorganizing to have the manpower to produce!  

#3 - We are now offering our art *originals* for sale--they are being added to their own page, as we speak!

ALL of them....but here's just a wee sampling......
  


#4 - Be sure to check our Etsy Shop for finished handspun fiber items! We've got some cuddly warm handspun, handknit shawls and cute handbags for ya, perfect for this chilly season!

Sampling of what's available!.....
  

 

As always, in 2015 we'll be having our once-a-month free soap drawings (usually a $30 value)!  Info announced at our Facebook Page.  Be sure to "Like" our page there and "Get Notifications" to receive updates! Winners are always VERY HAPPY with their free soap!  Could you be next?!?!?!?!

~Carol :)
Simply Soap  ® - Handmade Old World Soaps
Wild Oaks Art - Fantasy / Fairy / Mermaid / Witch Art
Fiber Arts - Handspun / Handknit Fiber Goods

...ALL at one website!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

"Gifts Given, Gifts Returned"

New Art!  
"Gifts Given, Gifts Returned"

Available as prints on our website!
And at our Zazzle Shop as Christmas/Yule cards!  (PSSST!!! Zazzle is currently having a 50% off sale on cards!) 

End of Year Notices and Good Wishes!

**Merry Christmas Season, Folks!  **

We are busy-busy-busy processing all existing orders placed that backlogged and they WILL arrive pre-Xmas!  However any orders placed from here on out (12/1--->) may not arrive until *AFTER* Xmas or into January, as once we get all these orders out, we are taking our year-end break to enjoy Xmas with friends and family!  If you still have last-minute gift shopping you want to do with us, emailed GIFT CERTIFICATES to your recipient are ALWAYS available and we will email them right up to Xmas Eve! Available here: http://carolochs.com/gifts-simplysoap.php and they are good toward ANYTHING on our website: Old World Handmade Soaps, Fantasy Art, Fiber Arts!  

You can also visit our Zazzle Store for holiday greeting cards, ornaments and more (orders fulfilled by Zazzle right up to Xmas!)!

Finished fiber goods ready-to-ship!

Wishing you all a very blessed & safe season!  And thank you VERY MUCH for allowing me to serve you, do what I love best!  

Sincerely, 
~Carol

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Art Feature

I am kindly art-featured this month in an article at Susun Weed's Wise Woman Mentor website's Goddess Art Gallery.  Many thanks Susan Weed and Allie Notarile for the invite!
~Carol

Saturday, November 22, 2014

End of Year Deadlines..... :)



*Gentle Reminder*: We are crazy-busy filling orders, and doing so as fast as our fairy-fingers can fly! Busier holiday season than EVER! Thanks for your patience when ordering! AND..........our cut-off date this year for guaranteed-by-Xmas deliveries is *Dec. 1rst* order placement. If your order has not been placed by *Dec. 1rst*, it may not arrive until sometime in Jan. We are taking the last two weeks of Dec. off for our year-end break (aka "collapse") and be with out-of-town family. ***Honestly...even if you email and beg me to please get "just this one more order out"--trust me, usually 50 people are doing that very same thing and I can't humanly get all those "just one mores" out beyond the cutoff. Not being A Grinch, I just can only do so much.*** An alternative is that you can always order our gift certificates which CAN be emailed to your recipient within 24 hours and that way they can STILL have the gift of handmade soap, art, or fiber crafts....but pick it out themself to arrive later! Thanks so much for your consideration! 

~Carol MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Soap Giveaway! Witchy Fare!

Our next SOAP GIVEAWAY! And this one is witchy fare! A $30 value, it contains four of our very popular Wylde Wytch Soaps - Blessing Seed Bar; Midnight Margarita Bar; Mossy, Musky, Dark & Dusky; & Samhain Spirit! Just in time for all of your October rituals and festivities!

As usual, to enter your name into the drawing & be eligible for this giveaway, which will take place next Monday, Sept. 29th -- 

Go to our public Facebook Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Imaginative-Arts-of-Carol-Ochs-Handmade-Soap-and-Fantasy-Art/170821082934424

#1) - "Like" this FB fanpage and this post, as well as
#2) - "Share" this post on your own timeline
(We DO check!)

Easy-peasy pumpkin squeezy! We'll announce the winner there, as well as I'll message you to retrieve your shipping address if you win! If you need more description of the soaps, visit our site at:www.simplysoap.com/wyldewytchsoaps.php

Good luck! ~Carol

Photo: As promised!  Our next SOAP GIVEAWAY!  And this one is witchy fare!  A $30 value, it contains four of our very popular Wylde Wytch Soaps - Blessing Seed Bar; Midnight Margarita Bar; Mossy, Musky, Dark & Dusky; & Samhain Spirit!  Just in time for all of your October rituals and festivities!

As usual, to enter your name into the drawing & be eligible for this giveaway, which will take place next Monday, Sept. 29th -- 

#1) - "Like" this FB fanpage and this post, as well as 
#2) - "Share" this post on your own timeline
(We DO check!)

Easy-peasy pumpkin squeezy! We'll announce the winner here, as well as I'll message you to retrieve your shipping address if you win! If you need more description of the soaps, visit our site at: www.simplysoap.com/wyldewytchsoaps.php 

Good luck! ~Carol

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Comic-Con Thursday!

Comic-Con International. What can I say except *INTENSE*!!! You arrive thinking - "Ahh....I'm among My People, last of the Sci-Fi Geekhicans....ALL 130,000++++ of them...haha. And leave thinking, "Get me outta here! Sensory OVERLOAD!" It is nothing short of i.n.t.e.n.s.e. I got a ticket for one day, today.....but honestly, even if I got a 4-day pass, not sure I could possibly see and do ALL that would be on my to-do list. Soooooo many intriguing panel discussions overlap one another time-wise. Too bad they can't somehow stretch it all into a longer event or ongoing thing spread out, to make it even humanly possible to see and do more, cover it ALL. I could happily just attend panels all day -- probably the more sane venues to be in as far as crowd-control goes there. Or, you could just sit and watch people walk by and be thoroughly entertained for hours. Possessing the event guide is a treasure unto itself, FULL of incredibly valuable contacts, names, websites, and networking resources if you're into that sort of thing. And there's all sorts of unscheduled surprise appearances and events that just add to the general atmosphere of constant excitement.

I attended some panel discussions on writing and art, saw a discussion on one of my favorite shows - "24" - Keifer Sutherland there, telling some pretty comical tales of behind-the-scenes, as well as the whole creative process behind the show. REALLY hope they bring that show back, or do the rumored film! Cruised the Art Show and Artist Alley and much of the Exhibit Hall. Some booths were just too crowded to even get near. Others, I lucked out on, caught them at a less-crowded moment -- got to try a Cintiq and get a one-on-one tutorial with a rep, which I've been wanting to do. There's just SO, SO MUCH I saw, hard to even describe it all. You simply have to go to fully taste the Comic Con experience....or check out the many links/photo galleries on it. And even then you will still not have seen or absorbed it all.

Lucky for me, I live in San Diego and husband David dropped me off and picked me up so transportation was a cinch. He actually wants to go with me next year! Whoo-hoo! That'll be fun! Oooooohhhhh....maybe we should go as a costumed couple!?!?!?! WHO should we be? Better start planning! lol! Costumes there, some of them were just incredible!!! The detail and effort that went into some was screen-worthy! (But my GOD, must have been boiling hot!!! We're having heat-advisory-warning high temps and humidity.) If we go the costume-route, it will have to be COOL!

Anyway.....I returned to my homebase of calm & quiet, my brain fully-stocked with inspiration, ideas, perspective, appreciation, and creative juices flowing. Being submerged in the intoxicating stew that Comic Con is, ...always a worthy adventure!!! Even for a claustaphobe like me!!! #comiccon