Friday, February 1, 2013


When the muse comes in to pay me a visit I tend to drop everything to take a walk with her. The challenge is that since she comes often, sometimes the sea of ideas I am left with is like a tsunami. The trick is to take it in, make notes and then piece it together for integration with left brain activity.

As I write this, I realize that the muse who flew in today was Cerridwen and her visit was prompted by a few things simmering in my cauldron. Cerridwen's mission was to remind me of a NeoPagan book proposal I wrote back in the mid nineties while studying aromatherapy and shamanism. Back then, I had fleshed it out a nice, tight proposal, including feedback from prominent aromatherapy professionals and published authors. Regrettably none of the book publishers were interested in the bait, as it was a little ahead of the curve, so nothing came of it.

Cerridwen shared with me how the presentation I will be giving at the San Francisco Artisan Fragrance event, the new perfumes I am about to launch and the book all tie together seamlessly. It's just a matter of sitting down to stitch it all together.

Top (low res) and bottom images by Greg Spalenka, the bottom image has been altered slightly with the addition of the solid perfume compact.

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