Thursday, March 22, 2007

Buddha Board

Welcome to! If you have been a customer or previously visited our web site, you will notice right away that we have changed. We are so excited to announce the launch of our new and improved web site. We also are thrilled to finally have as our domain. Please let us know here what you think! Many of the changes are direct results of ideas we have gotten from you, our customers and supporters. As always, we are open to your thoughts for even more improvements.

One of our favorites at Capabilities is the Buddha Board. It's based on the Zen concept of living in the moment. You paint on the surface with water and your art comes to life. Wait a bit and it evaporates, leaving a clean slate and a clean mind. You're ready to create all over again. It's environmentally safe and with a little care will last for years. We loved the idea. We thought it would make the perfect gift for those hard-to-buy-for loved ones. The first week we had it in the store, a woman came in and was taken by it for her father. "He has Alzheimer's," she explained. "He usually just sits and stares out the window. Maybe this will give him something to do." A couple of weeks later, she came back and told us with delight that he loved the Buddha Board. He was now spending hours a day drawing over and over again. She was thrilled. There have been many stories since then, including lots of parents and grandparents who get Buddha Boards for their little ones, especially for travel. We even have a version with a water pen, so no spilling!

Sometimes it's the simple things like water that makes us feel better. Let us know here what simple things make you feel better. Maybe we'll carry them for you. Maybe we already do!


Anonymous said...

We are thinking of our aunt who is in hospital and having difficulty getting around. I wonder if this would be a good gift for her?

Would it be too messy for convalescing in a hospital environment?


Kathryn Arbour said...

Hi, Pam. Thanks so much for your comment. As for the Buddha Board, it is not messy at all. In fact, we also have a version called Water Wizard. It comes with a water pen. It holds the water to prevent spilling. Let us know if you are interested and we'll put it on our Featured Products page. Thank you again for your interest.

Anonymous said...

We bought the small Buddha Board cards for all of our kids' teachers last year. They all loved receiving such a unique gift!