Category: Children

Hummingbird 100 (Eraser-Free)

After more than seven years, this Helenbobelen (H.M. Lee) is at Hummingbird 100!

Hummingbird 100 (6H x 4W; Washable Markers, Watercolor, Tempera, Ink, Paper and Love) and 14K Thinnest And Strongest Thin Gold Hoop Earrings in “Grand” for A.K.

 

Hummingbird 100 (6H x 4W; Washable Markers, Watercolor, Tempera, Ink, Paper and Love)

 

Hummingbird 100 (6H x 4W; Washable Markers, Watercolor, Tempera, Ink, Paper and Love)

 

Hummingbird 100 (6H x 4W; Washable Markers, Watercolor, Tempera, Ink, Paper and Love)

Hummingbird 100
6H x 4W Inches
Washable Markers, Watercolor, Tempera, Ink, Paper and Love

Not For Sale

Thank you to everyone who intentionally (or otherwise) supported the culmination of this 100 Hummingbird Art Series. I’m glad to share some of the hummingbird art with children and together appreciate nature and all it has to offer — even/particularly in urban settings.

During this seven+ year stretch of painting, sculpting, metalsmithing, singing, etc. some of my friends married, had children, raised children, sold apartments, bought houses, traveled, went back to school, and had some fine dining experiences. I’m glad I’m now able to catch up with some of these friends and see the wedding photos, houses, and hear stories of their children.

For this Helenbobelen, this 100 Hummingbird Art Series was pretty much completed for the sake of art, for the sake of finding simple joy despite what others thought or felt was right for my life. In the process of sitting down and painting in public places, I spoke with enlightened mothers, children, and business people, and of course, other artists. Over the seven years, I also created many, many, many pairs of thin gold hoop earrings, lost and regained my ability to speak and write, commuted by kickscooter, healed from dying, cuddled my 19-year-young wonderful calico cat, became a (mostly) raw whole foods plant-based eater and a proponent for human rights and nature conservation…and started this ACEO gallery. For those who once nay-sayed, I’m glad to see that my life choices are appealing to you. (It wasn’t fully my intention, but I’m glad my choices can be viewed as sane.)

And being alone, creating with my hands, taught me how to truly love life…and how to be alone with myself and my thoughts. Last year, when I came back from death, I was happy to go back to my artist life, as I believe an artist’s life is one of the best kinds of lives to live.

Unbridled joy is even better than being in the world’s best galleries. I’m happy to be happy…and happy to feel grateful. I did it as an indie-artist!

Thank you to Dr. Juan Bahamon for his hummingbird photography, to friends and fam, and to you for your continued purchases and kind feedback.

Love,
Helen

P.S. I created Hummingbird 100 with washable markers in tribute to my enthusiastic art students who are just learning how to paint with light…

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I don’t do drugs. I am drugs.
— Salvador Dali

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Around Here XIII

A gift from 7-year-old A.

 

A View From A Bridge: Austin

 

Trees, Birds and More Birds (And T-Rexes) — First graders doing art…

 

A Christmas ornament once rejected by it’s 6-year-old maker, taken by me, redone, to be given to his classmate, a 7-year-old birthday girl (upon her request), this Friday…

 

Downtown Austin

My artist friend Leah has a Kickstarter for her girl-empowered comic book series,”Couri Vine”. Below is a blurb. You can check out this project at this link.

“We decided early on that we wanted to make an action-packed adventure story about a young person who is hiding from her disability, who then discovers that her difference can become her superpower.”

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xo,
Helen

Hummingbirds 96 & 97

Hummingbird 96 & 97: Work In Progress (the blank pages are for the young’uns to fill in)

 

Hummingbirds 96 & 97

 

Hummingbirds 96 & 97

 

Hummingbirds 96 & 97

If one were to take into account drawing free-hand hummingbirds for children as I teach them art, this Helenbobelen has easily reached 100…maybe even 150!

Recently, the young’uns have been spying in my art pile Hummingbirds 85 and 86 and of course, requesting those…and at the time, having only the original on me, I delayed hummingbird-dream-fulfillment until the school holidays arrived and found time to create duplicates.

And of course, I had to fill in one of these duplicates to show them the possibilities and have them either mimic or completely disregard my style. It’s a complete joy to me when they do the latter. (“There’s no right or wrong way to do it…it’s art!” they say to one another, mimicking my repeated words — how I love these children!) Often I tell my art students how, when I was their age, I colored a coloring book page in one crayon color — purple. That true story seems to take the squeak out of their “squirrelies” and they dive into their art like miniature Picassos.

Anyhoo, once they fill in their hummingbird versions, I’ll post a few here and perhaps display them in a local cafe gallery.

In the meanwhile, this Helenbobelen will be working on Hummingbirds 98, 99, and 100…

Hummingbirds 96 & 97
5 1/8H x 4 1/4W x 1/16D Inches
Watercolor, Tempera, Washable Marker, Xerox Machine Ink, Paper, Cardboard, and Love

Not For Sale

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P.S. My artist friend Leah has a Kickstarter for her girl-empowered comic book series,”Couri Vine”. Below is a blurb. You can check out this project at this link.

“We decided early on that we wanted to make an action-packed adventure story about a young person who is hiding from her disability, who then discovers that her difference can become her superpower.”

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Hummingbird Art On Wood – Hummingbird Painting – Hummingbird Art Series – Hummingbird Watercolor – Sustainable Art – Sustainable Paintings – 100 Hummingbird Art Series – Collectible Hummingbird Art – Collectible Hummingbird Painting – Helenbobelen.com 100 Hummingbird Series