Thank you for participating in "Love Potion No. 9.9".
I came into SL with the explicit purpose of building. I always loved sandbox styled games, like The Sims and Rollercoaster Tycoon. Also, I am a RL Fantasy painter. So when I found out what SL was about I was immediately drawn in. I spent my first year or so learning to build, script and sculpt. And so it went. I have a deep love for nature and fantasy, so it was easy for me to drift into creating fantasy landscapes, though at first I had a very small parcel inland. Also, I have a bachelor's degree in Oceanography and a deep love for all things nature and art, so I try to add these to my builds. Thus, plant sets for example, are often based on a real life plant, or on principles that do exist in our world. A bit like "What if things had gone a little different".
Please tell us a little bit about your store and your products?
Cerridwen's Cauldron is a fantasy SL brand that specializes in fantasy flora and architecture. There are several things that have made SL sets characteristics: I offer copy/mod; there are many quality sets out there, but many are either copy OR mod. Few allow the buyer copy/mod options. Also, many of the plant sets are scripted with an ample variation of customization options and many too have some degree of interactivity, like flowers that follow you around, man eating plants, mushroom tree's with tendrils that try to reach for you, and so on.
What is the prize that you made for the Love Potion No. 9.9 Hunt?
The Bat Paradise Orchid. Its a tall single stalked flowering plant, with a bulbous base and a glowing, brightly hued flower with falling tendrils or whiskers. This exotic fantasy plant with waving whiskers is based on the Bat Flower, a real life rare flower that grows on Malaysia. Its not an orchid in real life, more closely related to the yam. But Paradise Bat Orchid sounds much better than Paradise Bat Yam no?
Have you yourself been able to start or maybe have completed the hunt?
No, to be honest no. Not for lack of curiosity though, just because of lack of time. Like most full time content creators, most of my time is spend building and administrating my brand. Thus I do not have much time to do the hunt. Something I regret though, since the gifts are awesome.
Have you had a favorite experience with the hunt or hunt member(s)? (The Peas)
The whole setup was a lot of fun. I create little snippets of lore for each of my sets; I am an apprentice to an old alchemist and sage named Sharian the Old, so reading this hunt would be about an alchemist hunting for ingredients fell right into my style. I enjoyed thinking of an exotic plant and creating a small hidden location for where the ingredient that was hidden in my island would be.
What is your favorite thing about being involved in the hunt?
Have you noticed increased traffic or increase in sale of your products during this hunt? Or what are the benefits for being a part of this hunt for you?