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.

I heart you

Happy Valentines Day everyone! Intending you are all practicing random acts of love today, most especially on your self. Self love, in my opinion is the key to happiness and attracting more love into your sphere. “Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.”~Ralph Waldo Emerson I’ve written quite a… Continue reading I heart you

Makes Me Happy

Tea every morning….and just about all the time, rain or shine, night or day. Preferably Earl Grey with some artisan honey and milk please. Botanical perfume, natural perfume and plant smells…like sage, plumeria, the native California rose, jasmine sambac and more. Lately I’ve been really getting into bee related smells. Their hive, honey, beeswax, etc.… Continue reading Makes Me Happy


In Arcadia as children we played, unaware that the other was close by. Later we both attended art school in LA, you in Pasadena at Art Center while I in downtown Otis. Heeding the sirens call of illustration off to New York City we both fled. Although Manhattan was no island in a flowery meadow,… Continue reading Arcadia


At this past Saturn day and night events I was once again reminded about how much we have to be grateful for, especially those of us that have the opportunity to live in America. Yes, I know, things are rather challenging in the “land of the free” at the moment. However, there are still many… Continue reading Gratitude

Alchemical Wedding

” The alchemical operation consisted essentially in separating the prima materia, the so-called chaos, into the active principle, the soul, and the passive principle, the body, which were then reunited in personified form in the coniunctio or ‘chymical marriage’… the ritual cohabitation of Sol and Luna.”– C.G. Jung Mysterium Coniunctionis Although we may have crossed… Continue reading Alchemical Wedding

A Rose will Bloom

Wishing you all a very happy day with your beloved, whether that is another individual, your self or the divine. I was planning to write about the wedding today…but…activities have spontaneously interceded with my blogging plans. Love asks me no questions, And gives me endless support… ~ William Shakespeare I created and sent out some… Continue reading A Rose will Bloom

The Name of the Rose

“And I will make thee beds of roses And a thousand fragrant posies.” ~ Christopher Marlowe One of the quintessential symbols of Valentine’s Day is the rose. A perennial within the Rosaceae family, this flower has been here on planet earth for 35 million years. That number is based on fossil records, thus, more than… Continue reading The Name of the Rose