Today is the tenth anniversary of the day that Now Smell This went “live” on the internet. I can still remember sitting at my computer in the living room of my apartment in Hoboken, reading that Robin had started a blog all about perfume…
According to WordPress, this is my 500th post on Tinsel Creation…. and I still can’t decide on just one topic for my blogging. I hope you’ve enjoyed all my thoughts on perfumes, lipsticks, art, books, and NYC oddities over the past two-and-a-half years. I’ll continue to wear several hats (ha!), and I hope that you’ll keep reading.
I’ve finally started using Instagram! I probably won’t be posting many “selfies,” but if you’d like to increase your daily intake of pictures of art, perfume bottles, jewelry, street scenes, and cats, feel free to follow along at tinselcreation.
For the past two years, I’ve been writing uncredited profiles of famous people in history and culture for the Biography website. Hey, a girl’s got to pay the bills. And more recently, I’ve been authoring articles (really more like “listicles”) on specific topics, with a byline.
Here’s my latest piece, a summary of important moments in celebrity perfumes. Enjoy!
A new year, a new Tumblr project! I’m still reading Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch, taking my time (and taking occasional short breaks when the novel’s many episodes of loss overwhelm me a bit). In the meantime, I’ve started a Tumblr as a sort of collage-homage, juxtaposing images of places, objects, and works of art that occur in the story. You can view it here.
To see my other obsessive posts about Donna Tartt, click here.
Image: via BBC.
I haven’t been keeping up with my usual blogging schedule! Last week I was getting ready for an out-of-town weekend (visiting friends in Detroit) and now I’m facing several short-term deadlines at work. I should be able to find more time for writing next week!
Image: Francis Davis Millet, Reading the Story of Oenone (detail), Detroit Institute of Arts. Photo by Tinsel Creation.
Today is Tinsel Creation’s one-year anniversary.
Many thanks to the friends who encouraged me to create this blog, and to the readers who continue to visit it!
Image: Young woman operating a Sholes & Glidden typewriter (1872), via Wikimedia.