Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Listen to the silence, to the murmerings of your heart. Listen to the universe, to your own guidance and beyond. Love is all around. Just listen.

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Iris Flower Essence for Inspiration

Iris flower essence is for inspiration. It helps cultivate creativity and a love for beauty. I think of it as the artist's flower and it's one of my favorites. I use it in my "Abundant Prosperity" formula because sometimes a shot of creative inspiration is exactly what a person needs to go after their heart's desires. This image is from the Flower Essence tarot deck I've been designing. You can find it on notecards, mugs and a variety of other things in our Zazzle shop.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Painted Geraniums

My latest addition to our Zazzle shop. Painted digitally from one of my original photographs. Available as a poster, a framed print or print on canvas and wide variety of t-shirts, mugs, greeting cards and other gifts.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Cattails in the Sunset

Didn't do much to this photograph, just shifted the color slightly and added a slight texture. It was taken at Woodland Lake in Lakeside, AZ a few months ago at sunset.

Aloe Vera Flower Essence for Rejuvenation

Aloe Vera is used for rejuvenation, especially good for periods when you're in all work - no play mode. Workaholics, dry and burnt-out, can use the succulence this cactus flower provides! Learn about flower essences at Mama Love or visit Flower and to learn even more! This card is available through our Zazzle gift shop. It's blank so you can encourage your burnt-out friends to take a break and have more fun! Just click the image to find this card and lots more.

Detail of Red-Trunked Pine

This is a detail to show the painterly effects more clearly. I think it looks like an Indonesian batik painting on cloth.

Friday, June 25, 2010

New Art -- Red-Trunked Pine

I haven't been writing much lately. Too busy rewriting the last chapter of the book I'm doing with Paul and having not much fun attempting to communicate with a spiritual retreat center we thought we'd like to work for. Doing some art to take our minds off of it was a good thing to do.

I did a couple of versions of this. Paul and I did a photo shoot up at Woodland Lake in Lakeside, AZ in the White Mountains several months ago. The sun was just going down and it made the bark on these trees almost red. I decided to accentuate that and then turn it into a digital painting. I think I like the first crop best. Paul likes the second.

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Raventree by Paul Hood
Raventree by Paul Hood

We're going to miss our local ravens when we leave this place. (Don't ask when that's going to be--we're still working on it!) Paul did the image on my blog today. He's branching out and starting to take his photography into the realm of fine art painting / mixed media. You can click the image to get to his Imagekind gallery.

Ravens are very intelligent birds and have great personalities. We feed them at our house and there is a raven pair bond that have taken up what looks like fairly persistent residence. They brought their babies to the seed stash last year and taught them to look there for our daily goodies. Then the babies got curious about Paul and me and took to perching on the roof just over our heads when we'd sit outside to get some privacy and fresh air. They'd look down at us and cock their heads as if to say "what kind of creatures are you?"

One day we saw the young ravens wrestling on the ground in the shade of a juniper tree. They were playing and rolling around on the ground like kittens or puppies. We'd never seen anything like it. They also played with sticks and were quite raucous. Their parents behave in a much more "business-like" fashion. It's been fun to get to know how birds far out in the wild will behave in an environment where they feel safe.

The raven in this shot lives with its family a little further away in an area where there are several dead trees, some that look like they were hit by lightening. They seem to like that area and don't find themselves interacting with people very much there so when Paul arrived this one became quite vocal and flapped its wings trying to get him to leave. Paul got this shot because of it.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Mama Love Flower Essence Aromatherapy Private Labeling

If you’re enthused about the concept behind my products but the look is just not appropriate for your particular spa or boutique, contact me! I can provide bulk products for you to bottle and label yourself, design a label for you, or bottle your products with packaging you provide. I can also design custom formulas for issues I don’t have in my line right now or even work with you to design a brand new product line. If you’re interested in custom formulas for resale or private labeling, let’s talk.  But here are a few guidelines before we do (please read before contacting me):
  • I will not copy any other person’s work or attempt to recreate a designer’s perfume for you.
  • If you want to repackage any of my Mama Love formulas under your company’s brand (private labeling) I request that you credit me, Sheryl Karas, or Mama Love Flower Essence Aromatherapy on your packaging. (A line saying “Packaged for [the name of your company or spa, etc.] by Mama Love Flower Essence Aromatherapy” or “Designed by Sheryl Karas” might do the trick.) I get paid for the manufacturing.
  • If you want to hire me as flower essence aromatherapy consultant to create a brand new line with your company’s label, Mama Love need not be listed on the packaging but I would appreciate being acknowledged as a collaborator.
  • All Mama Love products are designed to be safe for the average person for the purpose of aromatherapy and true aromatherapy products should never be made at the strength that is common in the perfume industry. I don’t make commercial-strength perfume or use the kinds of chemicals used by that industry to make their perfume last in strength throughout the day. Sorry.
  • I do not specifically do formulas for magickal purposes although I certainly do respect the intent behind the pagan heritage of making potions for healing and mystical purposes. Potions meant to be used for any purpose other than the healing, well-being or growth of the wearer him-or-herself will not be considered.
  • All my expenses and fees must be paid upfront -- no inquiries about speculative business ventures, please!
  • My Healer Mama Logo and Mama Love packaging concept are mine alone. Please don’t ask me to package something that looks the same with your name on it!

Monday, June 07, 2010

Custom Flower Essence Aromatherapy Formulas

Do you want a flower essence aromatherapy formula for a purpose not currently on my list? You know, something to help you while you're giving up smoking, to help ease depression, or anything else that doesn't appear to be there already? If you are already clear about what issues you want to address, I can create a formula to help! If you're not clear enough have a spiritual counseling and healing session with me and my partner Paul. We can help you address your concerns in a deeper way, uncovering any underlying difficulties and providing expert guidance to help you on your way.
Sliding scale fees make spiritual counseling and healing affordable! Click here to find out more. Once any underlying issues are determined I'll be happy to make a custom flower essence aromatherapy formula for you. The cost is $30 to design and make the formula, $16.99 for refills.