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 can see some of my work including painting at my picturetrail site: www.picturetrail.com/elenahg Thank you for stopping by and if you have a moment, I would love to hear your feedback. Thanks again, Helen

Monday, January 28, 2013

I won People Choice and 3rd place in the BEAD challenge!

Guys, you would not believe, I won People Choice and 3rd place in the bead challenge! I am so excited and happy, like a kid again! :) It is a great place that I like to buy beading kits a few times in a year, I am not saying I am making them all, but I had to have it :), for that magical time I will have time to sit down and make...OK, getting sidetracked, as usual. Place is Beadseast.com ( great service also, no affiliation) . If you click on Bead Challenge you could see all wonderful finalists. Long story short, I was happy that I finished it on time and mail on time. Then I learned that I made into finalist, I was exstatic and when I learn I won 3rd place and People choice - for once I was speachless :)
I created bird out of felt and then beaded wings, tail with the beads that were provided in a kit. We could not use any of the beads outside the kit and as much as possible from kit provided. Her feet are made out of wire and then wrapped with the yarn that was provided also and it could stay on its own. I know that I am not jewelry designer, I would leave that to great masters, but I really wanted to play. I was doing some birds out felt at this moment and thought, why not to combine birds and beads :) You could see the results! Hugs, Helen

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