Sunday, January 30, 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Love Potion (No. 9?)

I grew up watching Sandra Bullock and Tate Donovan as super nerdy biochemists creating a love potion and falling in love.

Here's my version, in time for Valentine's Day:

I though love potion would look more suitable with an apothecary jar, complete with cork, like something you would find out of a creepy spells and magic shop. Hopefully the love potion molecule, however, is not that creepy.

You can find love potion at two different locations:

For the Maroon potion: Plushteam Store

100% of proceeds from this sale, through the plushteam store, will go to benefit the International Children's Heart Foundation, an organization that works to bring aid to children in developing countries with congenital heart conditions.

And for the Blue version:Primandplush Store

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

For Chinese New Year

A cup of Oolong Tea. A redo of one of my weekend projects. I wanted to try and represent a chinese porcelain teacup. So I added tiny blue flowers.

For sale on Etsy!

Happy Chinese New Year!

Perhaps bunny eared waters are appropriate?

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My Favorite Custom Order, Delta Amino Levulinic Acid

Wow, it's been awhile.

It's been a crazy few months, but hopefully I can get back into the blogging spirit. I'm grateful for all the holiday craze, but also grateful for it to be slowing down a bit again.

Here's something I did a few months ago, for a sweet man who wanted to give his wife something special on their wedding anniversary.

Delta Amino Levulinic Acid

Yeah, I had no idea what it was either, until a friendly trip to Wikipedia helped me out a bit.

"δ-Aminolevulinic acid (dALA or δ-ALA or 5ala or 5-aminolevulinic acid ) is the first compound in the porphyrin synthesis pathway, the pathway that leads to heme in mammals and chlorophyll in plants."


The coolest part was that this man's wife had discovered the use of d-ALA in the porphyrin synthesis back in the 50's. I have to say it was a little nerve wracking to make this molecule for such an important person and I spent a long time making sure all the bond angles were perfect! I don't think I've ever enjoyed making a custom molecule so much.

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