Category: Original Hummingbird Art

Day 81 Maui Springtime

Paia Beach yesterday
Artbooks 6 (and a glimpse of Artbook 7) and H.M. Suh Lee’s/ Helenbobelen.com’s Sterling Silver Thinnest And Strongest Thin Hoop Earrings in Grand
Friends of the Childrens Justice Center because who doesn’t love children or justice for that matter… in my lifetime, I’ve seen justice and karma prevail time and time again…
Another Paia Bay Photo…is it possible that each wave is different and one-of-a-kind? Like snowflakes? Like this Hbb’s artbooks? Like you? And yet all the waters are one.

I just shrug…I already have plans and those closest to me know that my life is packed with art/music/movement/charity activity or just lounging on the beach…so much so that I don’t sleep very much. I don’t tell him that I once died and that each day means an opportunity to do things I love to do, to be with other people who value their own lives, people who take care of themselves, and desire to inspire other people.

(I also omit the part where I have a royal family middle name…that’s just between you and I…)

Anyhoo, I’m off to do, you know, stuff…and things…and more stuff…and meditate. My taxes have been filed and paid. I’ve died, too…so I walk courageously into my day and hangout in the Maui sunlight…

Love,

Helen

P.S. From now until April 30th, for every Helenbobelen.com purchase, an Artbook or pair of Dainty Sterling Silver Thinnest And Strongest Thin Hoop will be donated to a 501c3.

Artbook #6

Last night, I ran into two young and inquisitive women as I was producing Artbook #6 (and Artbook #7!) and ended up selling one of these artbooks to C.S. who said, “I love this creativity!”

We chatted for a long while and discovered we actually knew someone in common…en plus, C.S. is familiar with the 5 Tibetans and all three of us are vegans.

Hawaiian isle synchronicity…it was a nice surprise gathering.

I’ve yet to place these in the art shop as I continue to tweak the prints and process, not to mention price, but it’s been a lot of fun. Thank you for all the positive feedback on Artbook #6.

Aloha,

Helen

Day 73: Daily Beach Life Continued and Some Bird Art…

Paia Beach yesterday…untouched photo…
Paia Beach today…
Paia Bay Coffee House…right now…with S. behind the bar…she and I met somewhere else and I know she knows A.H….but we can’t figure where we met…Temple of Peace. Ah, it was Mana Foods…
A quick photo of a Kahalui Whole Foods “Pigeon”…I have no idea of his/her name…yes, I gave it some oats…my artbook models are well-fed…
The start of interesting…admittedly, at this point it looks rather insignificant (A.K. has now learned that if you go beyond this point, and NOT judge it, and add depth through shading…that the drawing magically improves…)
Ok, so I finished it, but found that when I turned over the page, the reverse looked a little more, I dunno, a little “profound” (if you don’t like it, ok…if you like it, I do see orbs in my hands as I create so I can’t say that I’m not really doing anything accept hanging loose…and using my discernment to measure distances and light/greyscale values). I’ll be be creating Artbook #6 with this picture and some orange cotton thread. Each booklet is one-of-a-kind in picture arrangement/construction…and I’ll do my best to place some in the artshop…
Oh, here they are — a few more touch ups on the bird…and the aforementioned orange cotton thread…for some reason, I keep thinking these would make a nice modern design for bank cheques…or for fabric as an updated “toile” pattern…or just, hey, Artbook #6. Thank you to Maui for inspiring me, for making me love you as this Helenbobelen does.
One of my favorite 501c3s…
Surfers at Paia Beach today…

Keep Paradise paradise…

I’m doing my best to go to the beach everyday…which is kind of a comical goal for me because it’s about being alone and doing nothing but maybe napping, watching the waves, the surfers (if it’s Paia). Since I’m dairy-free, sugar-free, and pretty much hydrated (not to mention, Asian,) my skin remains okay, even without sunblock…I’m plucky…my knee is thankful…

Love,

Helen