Friday, August 30, 2013

Gecko Watch

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Ted Talk on the Secret Language of Flowers

Red and Green Paintball Watch Design

Splat!!!!

Fun fashion watch to tell time with style!

Red and Green Paintball Watch
Red and Green Paintball Watch by paulnsheryl
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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Colorful Abstract Art Watch

Colorful Abstract Grass and Grid Watch
Colorful Abstract Grass and Grid Watch by paulnsheryl
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Fun Rubber Duck with a Tie Watch

Business Duck, Rubber Duck with a Tie Watch
Business Duck, Rubber Duck with a Tie Watch by paulnsheryl
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Business Duck Means Business!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Buddha Time (Watch)

Colorful Buddha Watch
Colorful Buddha Watch by paulnsheryl
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"The trouble is, you think you have time."
-attributed to the Buddha on the Internet

Beautiful Artist-Designed Sunflower Watch with Glitter Strap

Psychedelic Sunflower Watch with Glitter Strap
Psychedelic Sunflower Watch with Glitter Strap by paulnsheryl
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My favorite of the bunch so far. (I want one.)

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Blue and Black Abstract Forest Watch

I'm Grateful! (Grateful Dead Watch)

I'm grateful for a chance to put my Grateful Dead inspired illustration on a cool watchface! LOL

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Remember to Breathe (It's Time!) Watch Design

Breathe Watch
Breathe Watch by paulnsheryl
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Time to Awaken (New Watch Design)

Awaken Watch
Awaken Watch by paulnsheryl
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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

When Something "Wrong" Blossoms into Something Good! (Flower Essence Aromatherapy for Opening the Heart)

Sometimes things change and you have to go with the flow. But that's not always easy for me!

Take, for instance, what happened with my Mama Love business recently. My supplier stopped making the Rose oil blend I use in so many of my products and now make a different one they like better. But I don't! Every time I open the bottle the deep musky smell of Rose Otto makes me go "blech"! And I got a new bottle of Jasmine oil that didn't smell at all like what I had before, too. Same problem, it's not as sweet straight out of the bottle as my old batch and I always feel like it's going to ruin whatever I put it into.

I've fretted and moaned and searched high and low for other possibilities. Finally I ran out of one of my formulas that depend on both of those ingredients and couldn't fill an order without them.

So I sat down to make some more with the new ingredients I had on hand, fretting all the while that it wasn't going to be good enough. "What should I do? What should I do? This is awful! Should I send it to my customer? Should I tell them I can't?"

I made a small batch and put a little on one wrist and a little of my old formula on my other wrist. I figured I'd compare the two and if the new one was really bad I'd refund my customer's money and let this order go.

But that's not what happened. Yes, they don't smell the same. But the new formula smells stronger and a fair bit BETTER! Somehow when the deeper Jasmine and Rose blend with the Lemon and Neroli in jojoba the combination melds into something quite nice and, you could say, more sophisticated smelling than what I had before. It's my Open-Hearted Loving formula I'm talking about here. I guess you could say that my old formula reminded me of new love in Springtime but this formula is more like love that has blossomed into maturity. Like the difference between a tiny sweetheart rose and a velvety deep dark red one with a fuller-bodied scent.

It's still made to aromatherapy strength so it's safe enough for a full body massage straight out of the bottle without diluting. It's not like a full strength perfume which could knock your socks off and the socks of everyone in a room! But it's a nice improvement on the old version and I thought the old one was pretty darned good!

You can find it on my Mama Love website as well as in my Etsy shop.

Monday, August 05, 2013

Flower Essences to Help Pets Get Along

Peeps, Chai and Gregory on Paul's Lap
Have you ever introduced a new pet to a household with other animals? It's not always fun.

I remember when I brought Peeps and Chloe to stay with me and my ex John and his two cats Chai and Gregory. Peeps was used to being the queen of her castle and would not accept any lesser status. Chai and Gregory were not overly protective of their space but never expected not be welcomed into hers. After all, they thought they owned the house!

One day Chai came into my office to say hello to Peeps. Personally, I thought he was just being friendly but Peeps was outraged that he thought he could just walk into her domain. (Either that or she was terrified—it's hard to tell the difference.) She hissed and spit and more or less said "GET OUT!"

Chai seemed shocked and immediately responded as if his feelings were hurt. "What do you mean 'Get out!'? You witch!" Rather than turn tail and run as Peeps insisted, he backed away and then came back to give her a smack across the face. All hell broke loose and I had to intervene and chase Chai out.

From that point on Peeps and Chai were bitter enemies. Peeps would walk into a room and Chai would leap on her. I took her side and resented him and Chai would act clearly hurt and upset about that. Finally Paul intervened. "Chai just wants to be friends!"

Oh yeah, I forgot about that. So a new tactic was adopted. Paul and I made space for Chai in our hearts and on the couch and on our laps and did our best to help Peeps relax. It was rough going but eventually it worked out alright. At one point all four cats managed to pile on top of Paul every night. That's when we knew it was going to work out. But before that happened . . . boy, do I wish I had thought of using flower essences for all of us back then!

I have a brand new flower essence formula for pets in my shop right now: Mama Love for Getting Along With Others. It is designed to help ease insecurities and overly self-protective tendencies. It helps people and pets have more positive social contact so they can become part of a group more healthfully.