Wilda’s whimsy

The Candle-maker’s Diary

Week 11 Semi-late greetings from semi-quarantine, a borderless landscape where projects can bloom and expire in a day, or take over an otherwise unoccupied mind for weeks on end. Or inspire one to spend a torrential rain-day in a chair doing nothing. Like our fellow quarantine-heads, the Mad Scientist and I are accessing our Inner […]

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Resting in Pieces, or This Column is a Comfort Zone

To all candle-fanciers and those who love them: welcome to my corner of the Rosendale Waxworks Gazette, where sociability is encouraged and comfort is definitely on the menu. As our friends and guests may recall, we put out a weekly “Free Soap Friday” during the months of total lockdown, also adding candles to provide light […]

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It’s Beautiful, I Love it, but is it Real? Part 2

Candle-Maker’s Diary Week 10 Greetings from the blogosphere, a space where quarantine doesn’t exist and the doors are always open to you—the world.  I am proud to have a blogspot here at rosendalewaxworks.com, a website as unique as the mad scientist who built it from scratch—my husband and soulmate, Shaun Johnston. Like the website, he […]

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It’s Beautiful, I Love it, but is it Real? An Open-Ended Question

Candle-Maker’s Diary Week 9 Greetings from semi-quarantine, a time to re-think, re-make, and mop the floors. Here in brick-and-mortar-land we are slumping toward midsummer with temperatures climbing and loose ends begging to be tied up. In that vein have been thinking the unthinkable and researching same, all for the purpose of finding a proper medium […]

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Fractals, Spirographs, and Mandalas: a Love Story

Candle-Maker’s Diary Week 8 Greetings from quarantine–a time for restoring what’s been lost, making it cleaner and better, and infusing it with new ideas. In the spirit of the times, I’ve been examining the idea of patterns as a theme for a series of black-on-white decorated candles featuring the Mandala, a shape with a long […]

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Scents, Sense, and Fragrance, Week 7

Greetings from quarantine–a time for decisions, revisions, and, well, memories of wonderful times past in the Hudson Valley. A long time ago–before Lockdown—I created a series of candles to capture and hold these moments line and named them “Hudson Valley Highs.” This evolving line of beauties are presented in tubby glass-topped apothecary jars and finished […]

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