Sterling Silver Flower Pin IV

Silver Flower Pin IV


Silver Flower Pin IV


Silver Flower Pin IV

Sterling Silver Flower Pin (IV)
2.25H x .50W Inches
Recycled Sterling Silver and Love


“When you take a flower into your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for a moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.”
-Georgia O’Keeffe


P.S.S. If you’re in the Portland, OR area and would like to support local arts education, you can catch some original jewelry and artwork for Buckman Arts Focus School Saturday, April 25th, from 7pm to 11pm. Perfect for Mother’s Day!

P.S.S.S. Please note: The last day for Mother’s Day 2015 jewelry and art requests (USA delivery) is Wednesday, April 29th, midnight PST. Thereafter, all requests will be delivered after May 10th. Thank you!

P.S.S.S.S. RSS “publishes” around 11pm PST.

Suriso, The iMovie

[I’ve just recently re-posted this iMovie video to share with you all, along with the description below. It’s a Helenbobelen classic. Forgiveness is always in style…forgiveness is always in style.

P.S. For all you Portlandieres: fellow uber-talented, recently-moved-to-Portland-from-S.F. artist Lisa Congdon will be sharing some quality “agudezas” at the Norse at 2:30pm tomorrow, April 18th.

P.S.S. I’m taking a short breather from selling in my shops here, on “holiday mode”, but I’ll be creating and dreaming up some new things to show you when I return!]

Suriso, The Picture Book, and now the iMovie, is created purely by grace and the kind support from encouraging friends. Suriso’s theme is about art, persistence, courage, and forgiveness.

Helen creates the original pictures from ink and paper backgrounds, coupled with colorful collages rendered from magazines. She writes several drafts of the fable (based on “The Boy Who Drew Cats” combined with an ancient island prayer for amnesty).

Each of the paper backgrounds are approximately 11H x 8.5W inches and she uses a regular pair of scissors along with white glue to assemble each page. Some of the collages are color-copied and re-shaped. Thereafter, each page is printed out and the scanned again.

The story’s text is edited again and eventually combined with the illustrations on computer.

Several months later, the images, along with final text, are combined with music generated from Garageband in iMovie.

Due to the pace of the words flashing across the screen, the iMovie is really a picture book for grown-ups, but toddlers and kids love to dance to the music and revel in the colorful computer images. And also to note, most toddlers and kids inherently understand providing immediate amnesty towards Life’s situations, simply because they’re present.

This story is available to purchase – when Helenbobelen returns from her breather – in PDF (for children) and DVD formats at’ s Suriso’s Picture Book Page.


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