An artist working in the visual & aromatic realms.
Female carpenter bee loves our white sage, Salvia apiana, flowers. #native #california #bees #sage

Female carpenter bee loves our white sage, Salvia apiana, flowers. #native #california #bees #sage

1 week ago
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and so it begins, the 2014 harvest of #jasmine sambac blossoms from the #garden of pure fumes. #natural #perfume

and so it begins, the 2014 harvest of #jasmine sambac blossoms from the #garden of pure fumes. #natural #perfume

1 week ago
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Early evening at the cabinet of curiosity with #crochet pouch for Impromptu #natural solid #perfume. #wood and #spice

Early evening at the cabinet of curiosity with #crochet pouch for Impromptu #natural solid #perfume. #wood and #spice

2 weeks ago
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For the past year my husband, Greg Spalenka, has been working on a retrospective book of his artwork that is being published by Titan. Together with his buddy Jeff they have designed the entire book which was just submitted to the publisher in England this week. They have created two alternate covers and are looking to fans of Greg’s art to help decide which one to use. If you feel inspired please head over to the Spalenka Eye and vote for your favorite: https://spalenkablog.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/vote-for-your-favorite-spalenka-cover/#comments The book will launch at the San Diego Comic Con this summer.

3 weeks ago
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Our Cabinet of Curiosities for St. Paddy’s day is a feast of leafy, mossy & weedy greens. There was a baby praying mantis too, but I put her back outside. #green

Our Cabinet of Curiosities for St. Paddy’s day is a feast of leafy, mossy & weedy greens. There was a baby praying mantis too, but I put her back outside. #green

1 month ago
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In the Cabinet of Curiosities today is a floral wreath perfume locket. #perfume #locket #apothecary

In the Cabinet of Curiosities today is a floral wreath perfume locket. #perfume #locket #apothecary

1 month ago
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From the Cabinet of Curiosity this evening: A gift of nature in a bottle.

From the Cabinet of Curiosity this evening: A gift of nature in a bottle.

1 month ago
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I’m the Cabinet of Curiosity today is Q for Quercus, the mighty oak. A woody amber with resin, moss and green leaves. #perfume #natural #oak

I’m the Cabinet of Curiosity today is Q for Quercus, the mighty oak. A woody amber with resin, moss and green leaves. #perfume #natural #oak

1 month ago
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Day one of the #jasmine tincture for the 2015 edition of Blossom. Take note how clear the 190 proof #organic alcohol is. #handmade

Day one of the #jasmine tincture for the 2015 edition of Blossom. Take note how clear the 190 proof #organic alcohol is. #handmade

1 week ago
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#California white sage blooming in the #garden of pure fumes. #spring

#California white sage blooming in the #garden of pure fumes. #spring

1 week ago
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This tiny jasmine sambac flower is flaunting her indolic floral charms in the studio. Thank you Flora!

This tiny jasmine sambac flower is flaunting her indolic floral charms in the studio. Thank you Flora!

2 weeks ago
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Three violets from the garden of pure fumes heralding in the new edition of Gracing the Dawn #violet #perfume #plants

Three violets from the garden of pure fumes heralding in the new edition of Gracing the Dawn #violet #perfume #plants

3 weeks ago
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Today’s Cabinet of Curiosity includes some of my letterpress paraphernalia with a find from Thursdays outing. Q for Quercus.

Today’s Cabinet of Curiosity includes some of my letterpress paraphernalia with a find from Thursdays outing. Q for Quercus.

1 month ago
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Took the Gregster out for lunch for his Bday. The yummy meal was followed by gelato & antiquing. #fun #antiques

Took the Gregster out for lunch for his Bday. The yummy meal was followed by gelato & antiquing. #fun #antiques

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Blooming in the garden of pure fumes today is a plant that produces a beautiful essential oil: Cistus. #garden #pink #spring

Blooming in the garden of pure fumes today is a plant that produces a beautiful essential oil: Cistus. #garden #pink #spring

1 month ago
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