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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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The Candle-Maker’s Diary, Week 7

Welcome to another week of quarantine, a time for creating, reflecting, and procrastinating, peppered by the occasional rant, which will be left to bubble up naturally at some future date. So today’s meditation is about creatures that work—not just for each other, but for us as well. I’m thinking of my favorites, admired not for […]

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Spice Dream

Scents, Sense, and Fragrance, Week 6

Greetings from quarantine–a time for retraction, redaction, and refraction. Yes, I will continue to write from quarantine until it is withdrawn, along with all that is withdrawn with it. I am reminded of a retreating iceberg that leaves a trail of rubble in its wake. Will it morph into fertile ground, or remain a weedy […]

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Dinner Bowl

The Candle-Maker’s Diary, Week 6

Greetings from quarantine—a time for contemplation, evaluation, and, well, more contemplation.  We are now sliding into summer, a season not notable for brisk sales where candles are concerned. At our store we filled the summer shelves with locally-sourced potions and lotions for the season’s inconveniences: bug repellant, sunscreen, organic deodorant, hand cream, foot cream, itch […]

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Scents, Sense, And Fragrance, Week 5

Greetings from quarantine, a time for reflection and well, more reflection. I am beginning to think that taking time off from the tyranny of a 24/7 news cycle is a good thing. Of course one can just flip the button and turn off the box, et cetera– yes, we (singular) know all that, but somehow […]

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Candles and drinks

The Candle-Maker’s Diary, Week 5

Greetings from quarantine again—a time for contemplation, reflection, and noticing those things that suddenly become valuable in their absence. As a “non-essential” business, Rosendale Waxworks will likely be one of the last venues to open its doors. In the meantime we are doing what must be done to stake a place in cyberspace: designing a […]

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