Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Path to the Sun

"Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot,
others transform a yellow spot into the sun.
~Pablo Picasso

Happy Solstice everyone! Friends and family in the southern hemisphere celebrate the return of the light while we here in the north end the longest day and begin the slow transition to the dark.

I've chosen this Summer Solstice for the imprint of the honey bee perfume. Today is the longest day of the year and one of the eight Earth festivals of the Celtic sacred year and the affiliations with the sun. The sun to the honey bee is not only their navigational system but also one of the keys to their well being. Since moving our hives to the full sun here in the woodland we have found the bees are much more energized and healthy. Honey bees have a built in ephemeris which they use when making they're daily forage trips and communicating where those nectar rich sites are located.

"Bees are the engines that keep the earth in bloom."
~Queen of the Sun press release

I'm slightly behind with all the labors associated with launching a perfume. These many varied tasks include:
  • Creating the formula for the perfume, then make it as a liquid and a solid
  • Filter the infusion and tincture
  • Write the copy and press release
  • Develop imagery which includes the photography
I'm just about done with all these elements, "To Bee" will make its debut in the E-shop momentarily along with more information appearing here in the morrow. Thanks for your patience.

"In summer, the song sings itself."
~William Carlos Williams

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