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August 22nd has come and gone. Though the workshop didn't fill up (we had 5 students sign up, one called in to cancel at the last minute, and two were no-shows), there were still two very enthusiastic and eager natural botanical perfumery students to teach. As an instructor, I prefer the smaller class size -- this particular workshop is limited to 6 students as more than that gets tedious and out-of-control (so many questions!) As it turned out, two students was plenty. We covered a lot of ground, sipped a little jasmine green tea, traded a few anecdotes, and enjoyed a very relaxed day. All in all, I'd say it was perhaps the best class I've taught so far.
Photo by Hannah Crane, Intermountain Nursery at the Lotus Pond, August 22, 2009
To sign up for the natural botanical perfumery workshop at the Intermountain Nursery in Prather, CA. If you're interested, and live in the area, please contact Bonnie at the Intermountain Nursery -- for more information, click on the Intermountain Nursery link. Then contact Bonnie! I keep these classes very small so everyone gets one-on-one instruction. I've never had a disappointed student, though I have embarrassed myself a time or two . . .
1 hr 35 min from Visalia 1 hr 46 min from Merced 1 hr 17 min from Madera 54 min from Fresno 45 min from Clovis According to Google Maps' time.
Photo property of Intermountain Nursery ~ watercolor of the actual nursery painted by a local artist
Discount on Patchai Elai Handmade Soap ~ was $11.25, now $9.00 ~ loaded with aromatics: patchouli, Siam benzoin, hand tinctured fig syrup, nutmeg, ho wood, cananga, sandalwood and a lovely aged vetyver ~ get 'em while they last!
Discount on Violet Honey Scrub ~ was $9.00, now $7.00 ~ made with an antique/vintage orris resin that smells of rich, honied violets, blended with white raw honey and bits of baby violet petals. Nice, gentle, sweet smelling scrub. Supplies limited.
Two things prompted me to start a blog specifically for selling myself like a shameless hussy -- one, I don't like selling myself like a shameless hussy on my perfume experience blog, Oh, True Apothecary!. Never have. It's no wonder I lie awake nights trying to figure out why I'm not being properly financially compensated for all my hard work if I'm tentatively, without much enthusiasm, and with guilt in my heart, plugging my business on my non-business blog. And two, because of Donna Marie Coles. She's got a video up on YouTube, which is related to her website/blog, and also linked to Facebook, in which she discusses the necessity of "owning" the outlet from which you reach your customer base. It can't be Twitter ("icing on the cake, not the cake"), or Facebook. It has to be a blog or a newsletter or some other consistent business related outlet that displays your brand prominently -- my brand is The Scented Djinn.