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

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Lovable, adorable, funny ...Sock creatures!

Last month I was on a roll creating fun, funky , huggable creatures from...socks! I have this wonderful book "Stupid Sock Creatures", you may have this book or heard about it, if not - check it out at fun projects and also it is teaching you basic shapes you can achieve using, manipulating socks, what fun! and instant gratification, you already guess that I love this book and have a new look at the socks :)


Fairy Swap

We had a fairy swap at FDA group. My partner was a wonderful Artist Jan Demetralis.
Pictures in this post are of the dolls I sent to Jan. The fairy doll I sent to her was made using...guess what?...right! a gourd :) and body built around it from polymer clay and then everything was painted with acrylic paints. As for her hair and wings - I had some feather boa that I used.
Thank you Sherry for organizing this swap!


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Some more gourds

I like to work with gourds as you may noticed. I bought some wonderful small rounded gourds on e-bay that screamed at me - ornaments :) And it is not only to put an ornament on a tree, it can be just a decorating piece in a room.


P.S. Yes, they are for sale if you are interested.

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Friday, December 28, 2007

Weather from October till December

Bright colors of October, snow in November and sunrise in December.
Do not think that I got up that early to take some pictures, thank you if you thought this way, no, that the time when I am bringing my son to school bus, still do not understand why they have to start at 7 am and it is only Middle school, anyway, thanks to that, I was able to capture some colors of our sunrise.

September 2007

Kids went back to school, new schedules, new teachers, the same not liking to do homework, getting adjusted to new schedules, going back to school life.
I did not do too much, a few gourds adorned with polymer clay and then covered with acrylic paints and some spirit dolls made using stick, branches from our backyard, some fried flowers, polymer clay cabochons for faces, some fabric, but most of all -some relaxation, meditation :) and fun.

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