2019 Santa Fe Studio Tour #44

The 15th annual Santa Fe Studio Tour began this morning at 10am with over fifty artist’s studios participating. It’s a great chance to chat with local artists, learn about their process and support their work. For more information visit the Santa Fe Studio Tour site. The perfumery is “un-officially” part of the tour since Greg… Continue reading 2019 Santa Fe Studio Tour #44

Memory of a Cosmic Heart

Memory of a Cosmic Heart is a comprehensive project by my husband Greg Spalenka that includes music, visuals and a theatrical performance. Ten years in the making with his buddy Rob Jacobs and a team of incredibly gifted song writers, musicians, and opera class vocalists who contributed their talent to the eclectic classical, operatic, electronic… Continue reading Memory of a Cosmic Heart

Strike a Pose

Greg has been featuring a few of his models and associated imagery via social media and his blog. Here are a few pieces where he used me as the model. 1. CU opera poster detail) for “Susannah,” an adaptation of the biblical story of Susannah and the Elders set in the 1950s in rural Tennessee.… Continue reading Strike a Pose


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

The Eyes of the Unicorn Auction

Ten years ago, my husband Greg Spalenka, illustrated his first children’s picture book “The Eyes of the Unicorn.” In celebration of its 10th Anniversary he has decided to do a one of kind auction that I thought I would share with all of you. “The Eyes of the Unicorn,” is an enchanting, magical tale of… Continue reading The Eyes of the Unicorn Auction

Seven Years Ago

Greg and I were married on this day in Topanga Canyon surrounded by California oaks, the vast blue sky and the pacific ocean in the distance. We created an intimate ceremony weaved with elements of the alchemical marriage, read more at this post here at the journal.

Meet the Makers at the Perfumery on Saturday!

Hello dear devotees of nature scents and beauty, let’s celebrate what makes us unique, what makes us human! This holiday season let’s ring in the green and support makers. I invite you to gather with artisans and creatives, those inspiring individuals who conjure stories, poetic melodies and create beauty to lift and brighten our day.… Continue reading Meet the Makers at the Perfumery on Saturday!

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