I founded Karma Carriers as a place where I could organize and display these artistic creations for public view. Ultimately these plaques, statues and ornaments will be available online probably on Etsy or a similar storefront.
When we moved to Crescent City CA last October 2020 we were assisted by many friendly people who bent over backwards it seemed to help us settle in. Our lovely neighbors delivered a gigantic gift basket packed with assorted goodies and, most importantly, phone numbers, names and recommendations for restaurants, goods and services. Nice to know.
The latest karmacarrier endeavor is to Christmas and holiday cookie hanging ornaments for everyone who helped us in any way.
The result is a brand new collection of cookie, kitty and elk ornaments. This batch is for friends and relatives.
Next batches will be published for sale on Etsy or... still working out the bugs. If you are interested in a custom design in the mean time, please contact guru @ karmacarriers.com.
These statues are easy and fun to make. Each statue comes with a certificate of authenticity. Virtually weightless when dry and nearly unbreakable with normal use.
Early on in this endeavor, the nice folks at the wonderful little alternative shop named Blossoming Path in Fair Oaks CA took a liking to these works and sold pieces on commission for several years.
We recently relocated away from the hot valley sun to Northern California where the weather is most usually cool and damp.
Why Karma Carriers?
The concept or theory of Karma developed and evolved over centuries, and as it turns out, is complicated and not easily not completely understood. Karma begins with questions about how and why we exist and what happens upon the event of our non- existence.
Ancient Greek philosophers discussed the "Metempsychosis" or transmigration of the soul as the path to reincarnation or "reuniting with the flesh."
According to Buddhist tradition, it was the Buddha who first formulated the doctrine of Karma in relation to the law of moral causation and karmaphala, the fruits or results or our life paths, as a way out of "samsara,"
...and then things got complicated.
Karma carriers makes no spiritual claims. Spirituality lives within the energy and meaning the bearer of the figuring places toward the karmic carrier.
These karmic characters are purely intended for entertainment and enjoyment.
Some figurines are useful for creative memorial container urns for cremated ashes.