Ring in the New

Thank you for being part of Illuminated Perfume for all these years, whether it has been as a client, patron, student or just onlooker, I appreciate every single one of you! In the nineties, when I started creating healing fragrances from plants, I felt like a tiny, lone fish swimming upstream, it has now become… Continue reading Ring in the New

Best of 2016

The traditional way we view time feels very linear to me, think about it, from a western perspective time is usually associated with the beginning of something and an ending, like day to night or birth to death. However, the reality of it I believe is quite different, it’s not a line with a point… Continue reading Best of 2016

Best of 2014

2014 ends opening a portal on yet another shiny, new year for manifestations and magical, mystery tours. I must say that this last year felt a bit epic and thus worthy of a post and look back. Like 2012 when the gi-normous feature took place, this year feels dominated by one major event: the emergence… Continue reading Best of 2014

Best of 2012

Whoosh, here we are at the point of endings and beginnings as we fly our magic carpet into the year 2013! As a refresher, I looked through the posts here at the journal and on my facebook page because I knew that besides the Etsy feature, there were other stellar moments worth mentioning. 2012 brought… Continue reading Best of 2012

Best of 2011

Here we are in the fresh new year looking forward to endless possibilities and back at all the sign posts from the last year. 2011 was an amazing and adventurous ride powered by winds of faith, intention and support from devoted fans and patrons which I am endlessly grateful to. The year brought more sales… Continue reading Best of 2011

Into the New!

Intending happy times ahead as we leave twenty ten behind us and sail in twenty eleven. The year 2011 in numerology adds up to a numerical Universal Year of 4 (2+0+1+1) or a 13 (2+11), depending which methodologies most appeal to you. By using the numerology system at the Spiritually Speaking column I calculated that… Continue reading Into the New!

Eleven for Eleven

This evenings post is inspired by Jan at Poppytalk. Taking her lead and words from…here’s my personal New Year’s focus (resolution) list! What are your plans for 2011? No. 1: Remember the artist within No. 2: Nurture the Muse No. 3: Bee Here Now No. 4: More LOVE all around Paper Doll Valentine Ornament by… Continue reading Eleven for Eleven

Best of 2010

Round and round we go, spinning through the Universe on planet blue while breathing in deep. The end of the year is upon us and I am here to share some of the highlights of the year scented, unscented and within other realms of beauty and art. This entry is one segment of a collective… Continue reading Best of 2010

Perfume Illuminated: Tiger

The TigerBy William Blake TIGER, tiger, burning brightIn the forests of the night,What immortal hand or eyeCould frame thy fearful symmetry? In what distant deeps or skiesBurnt the fire of thine eyes?On what wings dare he aspire?What the hand dare seize the fire? And what shoulder and what artCould twist the sinews of thy heart?And… Continue reading Perfume Illuminated: Tiger

Another Fresh New Year

ÔÇťAnother fresh new year is here . . .Another year to live!To banish worry, doubt, and fear,To love and laugh and give! This bright new year is given meTo live each day with zest . . .To daily grow and try to beMy highest and my best! I have the opportunityOnce more to right some… Continue reading Another Fresh New Year