Many thanks to Ida for her lovely review of the perfume devoted to Peace and Gracing the Dawn over at Cafleurebon today. I first became aware of Ida during the Perfume in a Poem project over at Memory and Desire. Later I had the opportunity to experience her warmth at the Sniffapalooza Fall Ball in… Continue reading Truth

Love Notes

Yesterday morning I got the paints out and have been working on a few Valentines for a select group of about twelve individuals. My intention is to get them finished and out in the mail today with the new bundle of orders. Julia Cameron, the author of the Artist’s Way, encourages creativity by “playing” with… Continue reading Love Notes

The Big Apple

“One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.” ~ Thomas Wolfe I am back from the big apple with lots of stories and pictures to share. The trip was especially rich with heartfelt connections. We arrived last Wednesday afternoon, after a four hour stint… Continue reading The Big Apple

Ode to the Wordsmiths

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” ~William Wordsworth I came across the little story below in my e-mail inbox and thought I’d share. I am so grateful to the storytellers and their courage to put down on paper the breathings of their heart. Cheers to the writers and their recent success with… Continue reading Ode to the Wordsmiths

The tree

“Beloved, gaze in thine own heart, The holy tree is blooming there.” – W. B. Yeats Artwork: Spring, acrylic on canvas, ©RoxanaVilla