Friday, December 6, 2019

Shop Small, Shop Local & Shop Indie



This is important, remember, remember, the 7th of December! Tomorrow, Saturday, is a big holiday shopping day for many attending local artisan markets. I encourage you to visit and patronize the small, indie, local artists in your hood as well as online. Perhaps mixing up some of your purchases from various venues, instead of purchasing all online from big corporations like the one named after the rainforest.

Santa Fe, NM is a beautiful, bustling hub of diverse arts, individuality and colorful people, this is why we are called The City Different. Our town is also the oldest capital city in US, a place where you will find people of all ages meeting to chat, get a bite, browse, buy real things and bump into locals on a daily basis....while enjoying the scent of burning pinon in the winter.

I'd like it to stay local, without the conglomerates that have started to filer in the last few years. My sense is that may have happened with the icky governor that was luckily voted out in our last election. Our town is filled with tiny, terrific local food spots, galleries and sweet, locally owned stores.

I say NO to a homogenized, generic ghost town and choose not to support those businesses. If your town means something to you, please have a think about supporting local, independent businesses this Holiday season. The fate is in our hands. Support the little gals & guys.



And here is a reminder of a local tour/market I will be participating in...


BACA STREET ARTS DISTRICT TOUR

Come visit me and talented other local makers at @CAFECITO

👉🏿 December 7, 2019 / 10am – 4pm

👉🏿 922 Shoefly St. Santa Fe, NM 87505

👉🏿 (505) 310-0089

Fellow artisans featured with me at Cafecito include:







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Wrapped Rockz and Bridget Green

The 19th Annual Arts Holiday Sale begins at the corner of Cerrillos Road and Baca Street, everything is within walking distance. Glassblowing, sculpture, jewelry, furniture, gem stones, pottery, clothing, paintings, cards, refreshments, and so much more!

The Baca area is the southern end of the Railyard that has been transformed into a mecca of modern and dynamic architecture, a nice contrast to the adobe tradition within this beautiful and historic city.

You can find tour maps and more info at Liquid Light Glass @ 926 Baca Street #3, Santa Fe, NM or by calling 505-820-2222

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Hydro+sol


Hydro meaning water and sol meaning solution, the term hydrosol is the aromatic water that carries over the essential oil during the process of distillation. In some instances the end product is the hydrosol, the condensate water produced during a plant distillation, while in others the hydrosol is a by-product of the distillation of plant matter to obtain essential oil. This fragrant water is bursting with similar aromatherapeutic affects as the essential oil counterpart but in a water soluble format that is much more subtle.

Hydrosols have many names including distillate water, floral water, plant water and hydrolat, lat referring to the transparent milky color of the water as it initially comes out of the still. In some instances words such as floral or plant water may not be a hydrosol but a water with added scent material.


During the distillation process plant matter gently imprints the water with its molecular trace particles resulting in a fragrant water. Referred to as "waters of life" in the past, hydrosols are considered a lost art that are now circling back as a revolutionary new form of aromatherapy. The distillates have been termed as “the soul of the plant”, with the ability to transmit non-verbal messages, bypassing the thinking mind.


I distill hydrosols with a heart-fulness that begins when harvesting the material throughout the entire process to bottling. I use both a cooper and glass still, depending on the time of year and availability of plant matter.


Hydrosols contain essential oil molecules which help preserve them and in turn offers many of the benefits of the essential oil. I use them for skin care as toners, room & body misters, perfume,  deodorant and combining with other ingredients to make eco friendly cleaners, facial masks, drinks or for flavoring. Since hydrosols have a cooling quality and are said to reduce inflammation, they are especially useful in hot weather, when someone has a fever and when heat rises in the body, such as a hot flash.

In stock at the moment, click here to my website.

Santa Fe Pinon & Santa Monica Mountain White Sage, the word Santa means Holy in Spanish, these are indeed holy, actually “divine” is a better word.


Related posts: Elixir of Heaven, Jasmine sambac Hydrosol


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Baca Street Arts District Tour


You are invited to the Baca Street Arts District Tour

The 19th Annual Arts Holiday Sale begins at the corner of Cerrillos Road and Baca Street, everything is within walking distance. Glassblowing, sculpture, jewelry, furniture, gem stones, pottery, clothing, paintings, cards, refreshments, and so much more!

I will be part of the tour at CAFECITO
👉🏿 December 7, 2019 / 10am – 4pm
👉🏿 922 Shoefly St. Santa Fe, NM 87505
👉🏿 (505) 310-0089


Have you been to Cafecito yet? This has become my new fave for a delicious meal surrounded by impeccable architecture. Located in the Baca Street Railyard district, international architects Andres Paglayan and his wife Solange Serquis created Cafecito as a tribute to Buenos Aires.

Fellow artisans featured with me are:

Frond: Interiors Plantscapes & Functional Art
Bridget Green
Wrapped Rockz

The day includes artist demonstrations, music, farolitos, glass blowing workshops, and holiday shopping (me). More than 20 artists will join the galleries and shops in the neighborhood for a weekend of festivities.

The Baca area is the southern end of the Railyard that has been transformed into a mecca of modern and dynamic architecture, a nice contrast to the adobe tradition within this beautiful and historic city.

You can find tour maps and more info at Liquid Light Glass @ 926 Baca Street #3, Santa Fe, NM or by calling 505-820-2222