Thursday, May 21, 2015
After having difficulties with my modem, trying to keep up with house repairs and yard work, I found it becoming very difficult to do my weekly posts. This also left me with little time to go out and enjoy our Michigan summer (which is pretty short). Thus I came to the decision that having posts that are wishy-washy or hit and miss was not in my best interest or anyone reading my blog. So...long story short, I am taking the whole summer off and will start back in late September hopefully with some new and interesting posts. So to my readers out there, get off those cells phones, go out and enjoy nature, go to art shows, and visit your local crafts-people for those wonderful creations that are abundant at shows this time of year. Namaste-Marie Helena
Thursday, May 7, 2015
|Flowers in Carnival Glass, 16x20, $500|
|Spring Butterflies, 8x10 print, $30|
|"Of Bees & Light, mixed media, 10x14 $300|
In addition to selling at local markets in the Muskegon County area, I am available for doing in-home private jewelry and art showings as well as kind of "Bling Fling" home jewelry parties. You can also book a party where kids and teens can make a fun jewelry item or an arts and craft projects. My grandchildren love it when we make crafts. A "Bling Fling" is a great way to learn a new craft while you get together with friends and family.
|Steampunk fairy-dust earrings, $35.00|
For sales I can offer free shipping and handling for with a small fee for insurance (usually $5.00 to $10.00) and can ship anywhere in U.S.A. For shipping outside the U.S. shipping and handling charges would be added and based on weight and value of item (insurance).
|Polka-Dot Fantasy Glass pendant, $35.00|
|Gothic-Victorian, Made to Order, $65.00|
For payment, right now I am able to accept only check or money order and will soon be able to accept Paypal. Unfortunately I am not able to accept credit card payments at this time.
If you are interesting in purchasing any of my hand-crafted jewelry, accessories, decor or art, would like me to send you a brochure, or would like to have a home party or home showing, please contact me at email@example.com or on Facebook.
More about what is pictured:
Flowers in Carnival Glass is 16 x 20 unframed acrylic on canvas, painted 2014. To have this matted and framed, add $150.00 (additional shipping charges would apply.)
Spring Butterflies is a permanent marker on heavy, acid-free paper, 8 x 10. For matting and framing, add $25.00.
"Of Bees and Light" is a mixed media and acrylic approximately 11 x 14 mat board, for matting and framing, add $$50.00.
Thank you! Namaste-Mariehelena.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
|Mountain Mockingbirds & Thrushes|
Well for one thing, these wondrous feathered creatures have inspired humankind for thousands of years. Also birds keep us connected to nature, densely populated city. Even though, many of us live in towns, large and small; you only have to look out your window to see some bird species living right along beside us. I even captured a photo of a large tom turkey finding little juicy tidbits in my yard last week. We are constantly reminded we live as part of the natural world and its creatures. We love their song, from the call of a bluejay, the soft hooting of an owl at night, or the call of ducks, wild geese or even swans overhead, they enthrall and delight us. So it is no wonder, to me, anyway, why these bird lovers spent so much of their lives studying, drawing and chronicling species of birds.
John Gould was an English ornithologist who lived 1804 to 1881 as well as an accomplished and critically acclaimed bird artist. Along with his wife, Elizabeth, and other artists, such as Edward Lear and William Hart, he published a number of monographs on birds with illustrated plates. In Australia, he is been considered the “Father of bird study” and the Gould League is named after him.