Lonestar Memories: Colombina on Perfumesmellingthings. (...)Lonestar Memories makes me want to escape the mundane confines of my everyday world(...)

Lonestar Memories: Katie on Scentzilla. (...) Lonestar Memories smells of the examined life. Inside there is joy, and there is tiny heartbreak, e xisting only in reverie. The scent unravels into the consideration of past experiences, and pinings for future joys and heartbreaks(...)

Lonestar Memories: Marlen Harrison's review on PerfumeCritic.com (...) If you're a lover of leather or richer wood fragrances, this is gonna be a holy grail scent and in that case, better get two bottles.(...)

Lonestar Memories: Cait Shortell's review on Legerdenez. (...) Do you appreciate scent because you identify with the scent and its image? Does a scent have the ability to create a memory outside one’s own experience?(...)

Friday, December 02, 2005


(picture: made by Andy in 95, 100x150 cm, unknown man's ear)
A short note following a comment by Katie (thank you!) about the comparison of creating perfumes and painting and about the creative process in itself.
I think, Katie brought it right to the point. In a creative process such as painting there are three lines that shape the final creation:
The first line is the vision in your head which is motivation and guidance. This vision is the light which guides through the process.
The second is a disturbance, an intuition, a break in the line, be it by mistake or be it by a lucky move not foreseen, where suddenly things start to move in a way never anticipated, liquid, flowing from here to there. Just like a damn breaking apart.
And the third line is the courage to allow this disturbance to influence the vision and to listen to what is happening on your canvas or in your glass bottle with scents. To integrate it and guide it.

For me, this is it, what makes the creative process so interesting: You never now how things will turn out in the end, where you are heading, and you learn a lot about yourself, how your brain works, bringing in memories and linking things in a new way, and you learn about your ability to let go ...


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