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…this is sent once a year (or in last year’s case, even less often than that) so this Helenbobelen figured she’d do some screen shots and give you a glimpse if you’re new to this website or if you just wanted some more Hbb.com reading material.

There’s over 330 people on my unofficial mailing list (about how many Facebook friends I used to have before I focused that allocated time on my website and artwork)…some of the people I’ve known since the 70’s and some powerful people that I’ve crossed paths in NYC and LA as clients and colleagues…and others — equally valuable — from recent website purchases.

I believe in branding, but I also believe in giving people space so they can live life in the best way they feel possible. An artist requires space and if they’re a good artist…will also give space…for artists are meditators and meditators look for God — and know that God — is in all the available spaces.

xo,
Helen

Hummingbird 88 (Eraser-Free)

Helenbobelen.com/H.M. Lee’s Hummingbird 88: 3.75W x 1.5H x .75D; Watercolor, Tempera, Ink, Reclaimed Wood, and Love

 

Helenbobelen.com/H.M. Lee’s Hummingbird 88: 3.75W x 1.5H x .75D; Watercolor, Tempera, Ink, Reclaimed Wood, and Love

 

Helenbobelen.com/H.M. Lee’s Hummingbird 88: 3.75W x 1.5H x .75D; Watercolor, Tempera, Ink, Reclaimed Wood, and Love

 

Helenbobelen.com/H.M. Lee’s Hummingbird 88: 3.75W x 1.5H x .75D; Watercolor, Tempera, Ink, Reclaimed Wood, and Love

 

Helenbobelen.com/H.M. Lee’s Hummingbird 88: 3.75W x 1.5H x .75D; Watercolor, Tempera, Ink, Reclaimed Wood, and Love

 

Helenbobelen.com/H.M. Lee’s Hummingbird 88: 3.75W x 1.5H x .75D; Watercolor, Tempera, Ink, Reclaimed Wood, and Love

Someone recently asked me what it’s like for me to be an artist…and the best word I can use is “connected detachment”.

It’s “connected detachment” because when focus becomes the main focus, then the past and future no longer exist…the Now receives the most attention.

Most likely, I think of various people in my life and feel a bit sad about time and distance, but strangely, that’s resolved by refocusing on the present (and creating more art)…or simply speaking with that person…

This 100 Hummingbird Art Series has kept me a bit to myself at times…and I’ve just learned to accept it…to allow it to happen to me.

On the other hand, the beauty of being an artist is a deep palpable understanding between yourself and the object that appears before you…and most likely that understanding resonates with whomever — client, friend, or stranger — its meant to resonate with…with this I trust in the Universe…

Thank you to everyone who’s gotten this Helenbobelen to Hummingbird 88.

Hummingbird 88
3.75W x 1.5H x .75D
Watercolor, Tempera, Ink, Reclaimed Wood, and Love

$295.00

Available soon for purchase in the Art Shop or email for inquiries…

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A Recent Weird Austin Conversation…

I was just having a conversation with my friend, talented musician/music writer, father-of-three/husband Tody about the present and the future. It started off with details about the sage Parahamsa Yogananda and then evolved into from what substance this reality is created.

Yogananda called them “Lifetrons” rather than atoms. And I added that the best way I could describe them would be as “Dreamtrons” as synchronicities become more and more the norm. To me, the word “dreamtrons” seems to be more personally apt as dreams often become much more peaceful once acceptance is engaged.

He agreed, and then said, “You know what? That makes me think of a dream I had last night…I dreamt that we didn’t have to worry about the survival of our planet because we discovered another habitable blue planet. In my dream I was looking through a telescope, and there it was.”

“Well, you know what?” I replied, “We don’t even have to do that…”

“What?” he asked.

“I always have these business ideas,” I replied. “You know how Elon Musk wants to go to Mars?”

“Yeah,” Tody replied.

“Well, why doesn’t he instead create a rocket on which kids can ride and then use one of his “boring”/tunnel machines to collect trash, put the kids and the trash on the rocket, and then use those self-driving car sensors to guide that rocket to the nearest live volcano and then drop that trash into the volcano to incinerate? The people who contribute to the trash pay in proportion to the amount they contribute and the kids get an educational ride. Elon’s already figured out the space travel, recycling of spaceship materials, and has the desire to go to Mars. Mars isn’t for me but I’d be interested in being on that volcano rocket,” were the words that came out of my mouth.

“Here’s the thing…I don’t want to go to Mars,” Tody says with resolve. “It’s too far.”

(I went on to tell him about the business idea about a phone app that keeps track of people’s comments. If the comments aren’t  positive then a counter keeps track and then hangs up (Tody said there should be an audible voice/noise that indicates the impending call’s end). I also added that if there are solutions included in the non-positive comments then the conversation gets extended…)