Art by Helen Grossman

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Location: Lakeland, Florida, United States

Hi, My name is Helen Grossman. I like to paint, read books, and learning a new forms of art and techniques. I love to learn and experiment with different medias and surfaces, like clay, paper, beads, gourds,it is always something new here to learn and grow. When I am feeling burn out I am reading books or taking my brushes and paint. Back in Ukraine I learned a decorative folk art style of painting called Petrikivka named after village it was born. You also could see some of my work on Instagram, @helldg123. Thank you for stopping by and if you have a moment, I would love to hear your feedback. Helen

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Paper dolls

For some reason I feel intimidated by paper. Not the paper itself, but say making cards, ATC, paper dolls, making something out of paper besides airplanes and simple boats for my boys.
Anyway, trying to "concur my fear of paper" I was working on some paper dolls this week. Mary Tressler , you can see a lot of dolls on my blog and picturetrail that I made out of her patterns, she had a few patterns recently that can me be made into paper doll. This was a push I needed...Some of them can be done as pin dolls, which I "fear" more than paper, so, I went with paper :)
Lady in blue and another one is from pattern called "Nola" ( you can see the paper doll and the cloth foll), fun and easy to make. I kind of like the paper dolls now :) at least not fearing them that much...
Wishing a great day!

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Some pictures as promised

I am posting some pictures that I promised in the previous post.

I'm also including a few polymer clay pendants I did. I rolled a piece of clay, used some stamps, be more specific, some part of the unmounted stamps ( from T.Culea, he has wonderful line of stamps), then I painted them with black acrylic and bake them. After I applied some metallic acrylic paints, some nail polish for glitter. Need to add some beads and cord and off to go :)

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Some more work for the last months

I also was working on some polymer clay creations...I sculpted a few little faces and then dida mold of a few using polymer clay adn then I created a few butterflies and dragonfliesas well as some pins using these molds. Then I painted them using acrylic paints and added some ribbons for wings. I am thinking to use them with some gourds or maybe just as a pins.

Sorry... I do not have pictures of those creatures...OK, I'll post some pictures of my tulips and will take pictures of pins in a few days and will post them as well.

Hugs, HElen

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New gourd dolls

For the last few months I was working on some gourds dolls. It is besides going up and down in my moods, creating nothing for weeks and then working on a few dolls at once. Anyway, anyhow...I was working on a few gourds dolls...some of them I painted but some of them I combined apoxy to decorate the gourd and incorporated my painting into it as well. And most important, I had a good time working on those dolls and they were giving me ideas for some other projects that I am working on, at least I cur the gourds and cleaned them, so, it is a start, right? :)

Hugs to all,

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Giggle Bug


Let me introduce you Giggle Bug, pattern by Kate Erbach. It is a fun pattern, for any and every level. Just looking at her makes you smile and making you happy.


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