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Making a Medusa Headdress

I got it in my head that I had to have this headdress. Who wouldn’t want to be the Medusa? Great for Halloween, fun for a winter hat. Great idea. It was by a woman called Ruth From Ohio. She … Continue reading

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What Do I Do With The Retired Possets?

One of my clients asked me what I do with the Possets that have to retire and are not chosen to be part of the Permanent Collection. Good question, here is the answer: Dear XXXX-You asked me what I do … Continue reading

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Spikenard-The Anointment Of The Magdalene

Today marks the beginning of the Christian season of Lent. It is Ash Wednesday and with it comes quite a few arcane rituals involving unusual items, many of them scented. One of the most famous of all the Lenten perfumes … Continue reading

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New Cambienne Labels!

I just designed a new label for Possets and it looks wonderful! From now on all Cambienne limited fragrance labels will have the beautiful image of the Cambienne gentleman on them. He is surrounded by a mandorla of the zodiac … Continue reading

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The Kohl Contest

In my right eye, Mosha Katani’s Black Surmah. In my left eye, Moroccan Selection Kohl. The contest will last all day. What I noticed right off the bat-Mosha Katani’s Surmah (kohl) was darker. It was also smoother and less grainy … Continue reading

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Kohl-What is it?

Kohl is a powdered eyeliner which is applied at the waterline of the eye and coats the top and bottom of the waterline. It is most commonly seen in black but there are other colors available. It has been used … Continue reading

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The Expensive Medieval Pigments: Purple, Gold, and Silver!

The most expensive colors you could use to illuminate a manuscript had to be Purple, Gold, and Silver. What where these colors made from and what caused them to be so costly? Purple-The Royal Hue could be made in a … Continue reading

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Medieval Colors: Green & Red

Now that Yuletide is upon us, let’s talk about those quintessential complimentary colors of Green and Red in Medieval pigments. Green-Most manuscript green was made from copper based pigments. As you may have observed from oxidizing copper, it turns a … Continue reading

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Medieval Colors and Pigments-Blue & Yellow

Blue-Some of the most magnificent colors in all of art are the blues you find in illuminated manuscripts. It’s no wonder, they were often made of lapis lazuli, a semi precious stone found in Afghanistan. It was exceptionally expensive to … Continue reading

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The Grande Finale of Dark Matter

The last chapter of Dark Matter is ready for you. What will it be, Bliss or Sorrow? That is going to depend on you, dear reader. Whatever it is that you secretly want for Isabella and Stewart will be their … Continue reading

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