Art catchup..

I've been busy busy.. around here we have just had new concrete poured around the house.. with a rather large patio which has triggered massive loads of pots , plants, mulch and soil. It just takes one lovely upgrade to trigger an avalanche of new fabulous changes. The kids are loving zooming around on their skateboards and bikes!
This coming weekend is my first art show this season.. so have been working pretty full on for that.. here is a glimpse of some new pieces..

a mixed media piece with resin on the top..

this one is on a big chunky canvas...

feeling the need to get my hands in earthen clay again. ..I suddenly decided to make some little 'pods' . Inspired by shapes in nature I am really trying to keep their 'made in my hand' irregular look.. highlighting the 'hand hewn' finish as opposed to machine made / molded.. they are not finished or fired in the kiln or glazed yet.. but here is a little preview..
they are so cute for holding earrings, rings or even for spices etc..

Some of you will remember this wee bird :).. I cut out the original watercolor with an xacto knife (scary) and gave it a bit of pizazz ..creating a 3D mixed media piece in a shadow! ( special bonus.. you can even see me taking the pic reflected in the glass :p )

lots going on.. hope you are all having some fun with your muse!
Helen xx


  1. It's so good to know that all the mulch and soil didn't stop you from creating these amazing works!! I adore them... the blue little birdie looks especially enchanting in its new home. :) oxx

  2. Love your bird pieces. Especially the first one. Love it!


    barbara jean

  3. oh my gosh.....everything is so beautiful! You have been busy, Helen! I love your little birdies because they are so fat and happy---healthy, well-fed little things! Mwuah!

  4. I love what you've done with the watercolor bird! He was great all on his own, but now that you've cut him out and made a 3D piece of art with him, it's even better. I bet your first art show is going to do really well. Great stuff!

  5. How exciting, a new patio! Perfect for lots of chalk creations, too.

    These are spectacular pieces, Helen! I am deeply in love with that top birdie. Your mixed media creations are always full of elegance and nostalgia. Top notch and GORGEOUS! Goodness you have a kiln, too? Oh, lucky you. Those will be beautiful bowls.

  6. Dear Sweet Helen,
    Yeah Concrete!!! I can't wait to see what all you have planted! The mixed media with the resin is lovely and the photos of your pieces look fantastic! I want to put a piece about you and those amazing tasting eggs, please give me a call as I have misplaced you number AGAIN, I guess I need a tatoo. ~LeslieMichele

  7. My favorite is the to bird. I love the egg.Those bowls look like a lot of fun. How are you Helen? I hope all is well with you.

  8. These are absolutely beautiful! I'm such a sucker for little birdies.

  9. Hello Helen,

    Just stopped by to wish you a pleasant weekend and of course I now see my glaring typo error above. Ack!

  10. You do lovely work. I'm so glad I stumbled on your sight. I'll try to visit more often. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary


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