Comic Con 2007: Overview

All pictorial art is the transformation of dead material into something spiritual. ~ Anonymous We are just back from another inspirational five day adventure at Comic Con. It has become clear that our favorite reason for attending is meeting new friends and hanging out with all our artist buddies. Comic Con is a magnet for… Continue reading Comic Con 2007: Overview

Perfume, part one

“Perfumes are the feelings of flowers.” ~Heinrich Heine “When words escape, flowers speak.” ~Bruce W. Currie “To create a little flower is the labor of ages.” ~William Blake Perfume can be defined as both a noun and a verb. The noun refers to a substance or combination of substances which impart a fragrance. Perfume as… Continue reading Perfume, part one

Perfume Blogs

Scent Hive Perfume Smelling Things Perfume Shrine Now Smell This Fragrance Bouquet Mias Que Perfume Memory & Desire Indie Perfumes Olfactarama Sniffapalooza Magazine Fragrantica The Non-Blonde Sniffapalooza Forum Perfume Posse Andy Tauer Pefume Blog The Alchemist’s Garden Sunrose Aromatics

Miss Potter

“There’s something delicious about writing those first few words of a story, you can never quite tell where they’ll take you. Mine took me here, where I belong.” – Beatrix Potter My daughter Eve and I recently had the pleasure of viewing the film Miss Potter together. Beatrix Potter, not to be confused with Harry… Continue reading Miss Potter

The Garden, part one

“We are stardust, we are golden,  and we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden.” ~ Joni Mitchell A reoccurring theme in my paintings is nature, she is my muse and is perfect for translating imagery symbolically. Much of the inspiration stems from observation and work within my own gardens. Over the past ten… Continue reading The Garden, part one

Ojai Lavender Festival in Review

The Ojai Lavender Festival on Saturday, June 16th, 2007 was a joy to participate in. This was the 4th year of this celebration of Lavender, the 1st in 2004 with illustrious presenters including Suzanne Catty and Michael Scholes. The air was permeated with the herbaceous, fruity scent of lavender at Libbey Park when we arrived… Continue reading Ojai Lavender Festival in Review

Summer Solstice

Today, on Summer Solstice also known as Mean Samhraidh, Midsummer and Litha, the sun is at its zenith, thus marking the longest day of the year. The Celtic people celebrated this day four thousand years ago by gathering at Stonehenge and honoring the height of power of the Sun. I intend a magnifi-scented summer solstice… Continue reading Summer Solstice

Ojai Lavendar Festival, Saturday, June 16 1pm

Schedule:10am: Live entertainment: Dan Wilson, guitarist extraordinaire11am: Speaker: Nathan Kaehler on “Lavender in Healing: A Look Around the World”12 noon: Live entertainment: Hillfillies starring Mary Z. Wilson, Rosie Tower andKaren Orser joined by Barney Tower and Dan Wilson.1:00: Speaker: Roxana Villa, Visual & Aromatic Artist2:00: Speaker3:00: Live entertainment: Deborah Neal and the 5 Star Band… Continue reading Ojai Lavendar Festival, Saturday, June 16 1pm

The Ojai Lavender Festival

Delight your senses, Inspire the Soul! As a Devotee of the Aromatic world I invite you to join us at The Ojai Lavender Festival this Saturday, June 16that Libbey Park in downtown Ojai beneath the canopy of Oaks. We will be celebrating all things Lavender, I can assure you the day will be a delight… Continue reading The Ojai Lavender Festival