Category: Pen And Ink

2019 Calendar

2019 Calendar: Side A

 

2019 Calendar: Side B

 

2019 Calendar

Take time to do what makes your soul happy… (– handwritten on the above calendar)

So here’s the 2019 calendar…this Helenbobelen waits until all 100 Hummingbirds are created (and that her feet are firmly planted in music territory) to put it all together…almost a decade of goldsmithing, painting, and ukulele music arranging.

For the past few years, I create my own calendars (writing them out by hand, some months accurate and others not so accurate…it’s been good practice, not to mention, a good laugh when it’s the latter) — and as long as I can remember,  I always valued a year-at-a glance calendar…as a part of me wanted to, literally, see the larger picture. It’s almost as if, the year-at-a-glance calendar is telling me…you have all this time, what do you want to do with it? Where do you want to spend it? Who do you want to spend it with? What material things will you create (or mindfully mastigate) to give you more even more quality time, a sense of vitality, and/ or a wonderful sense of ease?

In being loosely time-organized (not too organized, but definitely a minimalist), I somehow convince myself I’m able to turn on a dime, and be more prolific…creating items which are both beautiful and useful…or just beautiful…for this Helenbobelen…and for others.

If you’d like one of these useful beauties for yourself or for a loved one, you can purchase them in the art shop here…and as always…a percentage of the proceeds go toward a 501c3 charity…

May you be inspired by art to value your soul…

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From now until August 31st, for every Helenbobelen.com purchase, a pair of Special Edition Sterling Silver Thinnest And Strongest Thin Hoop Earrings will be donated to a 501c(3) benefitting children, animals, and/or the environment. 

Thank you for loving support and purchases…

xo,
Helen

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All Helenbobelen.com purchasers will be automatically entered into our 6th Annual Helenbobelen.com December Blog Celebration!

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Feed your mind of good happenings

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A podcast interview with this helenbobelen

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Creative Minimalist Health And Wellness

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Animals are our friends…

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Around Here XXV

Sterling Silver Thinnest And Strongest Thin Hoop Earrings in Petite for S.C.

 

Sterling Silver Thinnest And Strongest Thin Hoop Earrings in Medium-Grand (w/Freedom VI and VII)

 

Sterling Silver Thinnest And Strongest Thin Hoop Earrings in Petite for S.C.

 

Sterling Silver Thinnest And Strongest Thin Hoop Earrings in Medium-Grand (w/Freedom VI and VII) 

 

Sterling Silver Thinnest And Strongest Thin Hoop Earrings in Medium-Grand

 

Sterling Silver Thinnest And Strongest Thin Hoop Earrings in Petite for S.C.

 

Sterling Silver Thinnest And Strongest Thin Hoop Earrings in Petite for S.C.

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Hummingbirds 96 & 97

Hummingbird 96 & 97: Work In Progress (the blank pages are for the young’uns to fill in)

 

Hummingbirds 96 & 97

 

Hummingbirds 96 & 97

 

Hummingbirds 96 & 97

If one were to take into account drawing free-hand hummingbirds for children as I teach them art, this Helenbobelen has easily reached 100…maybe even 150!

Recently, the young’uns have been spying in my art pile Hummingbirds 85 and 86 and of course, requesting those…and at the time, having only the original on me, I delayed hummingbird-dream-fulfillment until the school holidays arrived and found time to create duplicates.

And of course, I had to fill in one of these duplicates to show them the possibilities and have them either mimic or completely disregard my style. It’s a complete joy to me when they do the latter. (“There’s no right or wrong way to do it…it’s art!” they say to one another, mimicking my repeated words — how I love these children!) Often I tell my art students how, when I was their age, I colored a coloring book page in one crayon color — purple. That true story seems to take the squeak out of their “squirrelies” and they dive into their art like miniature Picassos.

Anyhoo, once they fill in their hummingbird versions, I’ll post a few here and perhaps display them in a local cafe gallery.

In the meanwhile, this Helenbobelen will be working on Hummingbirds 98, 99, and 100…

Hummingbirds 96 & 97
5 1/8H x 4 1/4W x 1/16D Inches
Watercolor, Tempera, Washable Marker, Xerox Machine Ink, Paper, Cardboard, and Love

Not For Sale

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P.S. My artist friend Leah has a Kickstarter for her girl-empowered comic book series,”Couri Vine”. Below is a blurb. You can check out this project at this link.

“We decided early on that we wanted to make an action-packed adventure story about a young person who is hiding from her disability, who then discovers that her difference can become her superpower.”

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