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
Moonday greetings to you on this auspicious day related to the silvery round lantern in the sky that gravitates toward the forces of the Earth. I have a new project to announce that will be be showcased here on each Magick Monday as it evolves. The household in and out of our little woodland house… Continue reading Magick Monday
“Roxana Villa is an imaginative painter and illuminated perfumer who created a signature perfume for “Survey Select.” Read on and discover Roxana’s approach to her illuminated perfumes, a pleasant change of pace to the otherwise visual overload typically covered at the Survey Select blog.” ~ Mark Murphy Enjoy the interview and feature here: Roxana Villa:… Continue reading Delve Deeper
The large drafting table in the studio is most often used for formulating perfume but its history is as a place of painting and drawing. The table was purchased at Flax in New York City in the eighties when I was working as a freelance illustrator for magazines and newspapers. For over twenty years it… Continue reading The Illustrated Perfumer
“The shell must break before the bird can fly.”~ Alfred Lord Tennyson The intersection of perfume and visual art transpired for me while studying aromatherapy back in the early nineties. In 2001 the concept of creating natural perfume as a constructed artwork, like my paintings really struck. Then while at a Visionary Art workshop in… Continue reading Illuminated Heaven & Hell
Myojourn this past Thursday at the Getty was inspirational and rejuvenating. The Getty Center truly is one of great cultural attractions we have here in Los Angeles. Nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains, among groves of Coastal Live Oaks, expansive views, a fantastic collection of art, beautiful gardens AND free lectures. One could arrive at… Continue reading An Illuminated Day
“There’s no retirement for an artist, it’s your way of living so there’s no end to it.” ~ Henry Moore Today I am off to the Getty for a two part class titled “Miniature Painting” taught by Sylvana Barrett. Ever since first seeing the Illuminated Choir Book show and hearing her speak I’ve been yearning… Continue reading Yo ho, yo ho, it’s an artists life for me!