Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Feeling the Energy

I have a little blurb in the July issue of Illustration Magazine. This publication comes out of Japan. The little feature is in the news from foreign illustrators' pages.

We were all excited to peruse the magazine when it arrived, as we adore Japanese culture and illustration. During art school days this was one of the magazines that we would all check out on a monthly basis for its excellent worldwide coverage of the field.

For those that do not read Japanese, like me, the editor was kind enough to e-mail me the translation. She apologized for the translation from one language (culture) to the other. I don't feel it sounds awkward at all.

"Feeling the Energy of Peace in Painting
(or, direct translation was "Healing Power Composed in her Painting" )

Roxana Villa is an illustrator known for her spiritual images
beautifully painted in mixed media. 15 years in aromatic study and
certified in Aromatherapy, she started her company "Illuminated Perfume".
Her studio and home are in the Santa Monica Mountains where she walks
and collects plants in her own hands, they become her own botanical
perfume. One of a kind aroma is completed with the combination of her
artist's spirit and her wisdom about nature. Quote from her website,
"Roxana melds her love of nature into an authentic self expression
as an artist working in several mediums"

Thank you Keri and the publishers of Illustration Magazine for including me in the wonder filled publication. It is an honor and I so look forward to visiting Japan one day soon!

Image of painting above Botanicus©Roxana Villa and a montage of the little blurb with the cover of the magazine.

Illustration Magazine
Roxana Illuminated Perfume™


Luis said...

Koishii Goreijou:
Otokooya Luis

Myy said...

ooooo. That's so cool!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! And what lovely text you got. Well deserved!

Illuminated Perfume said...

Luis, gee I wonder what you wrote? Is it Japanese or code? Hey, did you know that Julia Childs was a spy?

Illuminated Perfume said...

Hello Irish Nymph, thanks for the comment, I think it's pretty cool too!

Illuminated Perfume said...

Thank you Andy, have you been to Japan? I can't wait to go one day. I love using Yuzu (Japanese citrus) in perfumes.

Luis said...

No code,real Japanese:
"Dear daughter:
Dad Luis"

Ref Julia Childs, yes as a member of the OSS.

Luis Villa

Anonymous said...

Well, I was in Japan twice for business reasons. And I loved it so much. You would love it , too...for sure!