I choose to use the term “illuminated” for my botanical perfume brand for a variety of reasons. Some of you may have already heard, this story in some form or other. This post is for those who may not have heard the tale as of it. It all started way back in August 2003 while… Continue reading Illuminated

Wednesday Muse: Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta

Todays muse is the absolutely stunning Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta, a glorious example of how exquisite type & image can dance together. Even more impressive is that the two parts were created approximately thirty years apart! The gem of a book was begun in 1561 under rule of Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I king of Bohemia,… Continue reading Wednesday Muse: Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta

Artistry Video for the Art of Botanical Perfume

I’ve had an amazing team helping out with elements of the Art of Botanical Perfume online course. Greg being the principal, who acts as a art director for my brand but also my all around support person. Jeff: who helps out with graphics from time to time. I contracted him to create the pdf’s, many… Continue reading Artistry Video for the Art of Botanical Perfume

Visions from the Mind’s Eye in Thousand Oaks

Greg will be doing a presentation and signing of The Art of Greg Spalenka, Visions from the Mind’s Eye at the Thousands Oaks library tomorrow, Saturday. Learn about his professional art career in publishing and film. Hear what it takes to create illustrations for the most prestigious publishers on the planet, and designing for the… Continue reading Visions from the Mind’s Eye in Thousand Oaks

A Theory of Everything

Every week Greg has been putting four of his classic illustrations up for sale. This is the last week which contains one of my favorite pieces of his, shown above. Check them out on his site andĀ blog, if there’s one you want grab it quick because sometimes they go fast.

Musing the Goddess

This weekend marks the Summer Solstice, honoring the height of power of the Sun and one of the longest days of the year in our Northern Hemisphere. Wise and ancient civilizations that revered nature and inhabited the Earth during the Golden Age tracked the sun and heavens. These ancestors created huge monolithic sites all over… Continue reading Musing the Goddess

Agostino Arrivabene

A few months ago, while in the car waiting for Greg, I discovered the work of contemporary Italian artist Agostino Arrivabene via Instagram. I immediately feel in love with the dark, surrealistic imagery. His work fits perfectly into the stable of Visionary artists that stemmed out of the The Vienna School of Fantastic Realism in… Continue reading Agostino Arrivabene