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Helen Simon
05-21-2007, 10:26 PM
I have been afraid to go down the 30 miles to our Gulf beaches since the hurricane Rita, almost 2 years ago, erased 2 towns we grew up frequenting. We've heard there is nothing there, but a few rebuilders...Chester wants to go down, so we will soon. We're still not over the trauma, though...but I think he's ready to put it behind him. :) Anyway, I made lots of sea stuff. Y'all add yours, too, eh? It'll make me get my nerve up.:) Love, Helen

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-May-2007/11214-fcrh.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-May-2007/11214-sanh.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-May-2007/11214-seph1.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-May-2007/11214-btrh.JPG

vivbama
05-21-2007, 10:45 PM
Helen, those are fabulous!! I must say that the crab is my favorite.

rosebead
05-21-2007, 10:50 PM
Lovely Helen! I think those are my favorites of your latest work!

richsantaclaus
05-21-2007, 11:28 PM
What a talent Helen!

BeadTowne
05-21-2007, 11:43 PM
Helen, Those are all so gorgeous!

Mine are in the S&T for today, but I'll add them here to help you find courage!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-May-2007/88372-SheSells.gif

ValorieCox
05-22-2007, 01:06 AM
Beautiful Helen! Yes, the crab in my favorite also, as well as the side shells in image #2. Very impressive series, keep going!

Very sweet beads Maggie, they look great!

Val

pinarhakim
05-22-2007, 01:14 AM
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Helen

boobiebeads
05-22-2007, 01:21 AM
Helen...this is my most favourite work of everything you have done!! Wow woman!!

quitefire
05-22-2007, 02:57 AM
I want to be like you when I grow up!!!

gingery
05-22-2007, 03:03 AM
I really like this series of yours but the Crab is my favorite!:thumbsup: He's fantastic!:clap:
ginger

Ellen Altamore
05-22-2007, 08:36 AM
Holy "day at the beach" :clap:

J. Cross
05-22-2007, 09:08 AM
Beautiful Helen. How can you possibly stay away from the beach?
Joan

Helen Simon
05-22-2007, 09:54 AM
Great Shells, Maggie, & thanks, Friends!

The storm damage was for several hundred square miles, Joan, & affected all who live in the several cities, from Lafayette to Beaumont & north, thousands of houses w/ blue roof tarps, trees, all pointing north west. We still have some in our back woods bowing in curves or acute angles, says my 7th grader math kid. I stayed in the house for months so I wouldn't make ugly beads...so that's why I fear seeing bare beach where those 2 towns, Holly Beach & Cameron were. But God willing, we will drive down to see the Gulf soon, & make more shell beads. I'm spending much of today at the torch but think I'll go back to the garden & make flowers today.:) Love, Helen

Jinx.Garza
05-22-2007, 10:10 AM
That's a great series, Helen. I, too, am partial to the crab. Adorable!

Love, Jinx

Helen Simon
05-22-2007, 10:18 AM
Thanks, Jinx. Ain't it funny the fave is the one w/o a bid, as often happens? :=] (<- Harvest's smiley face. He comes Mondays to help us old folks with our homestead.)

hillrune
05-22-2007, 12:07 PM
Helen, your beach art is extraordinary...I am like you, refusing to go towards New Orleans...can't bear it! At least on the Rita side of Louisiana there were no deaths (that I know of) - so you should be able to go freely. Sometimes what man builds gets scraped off, but all the fishies and crabs and seashell creatures are probably busily rebuilding their watery homes.

obsessionwoman
05-22-2007, 12:22 PM
Helen--this is an incredible series girl. Your raku bunny(mine now) will always be my fav. We know your faith is important to you and now is the time to draw on that strength.. He would be glad to take your hand and walk down the beach with you. You will be in my prayers Helen. You have given so many people inspiration and many,many smiles. Love ya. obsessionwoman

Dragon Myst
05-22-2007, 01:53 PM
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

tackytwo
05-24-2007, 11:41 PM
WOW!!! Your art shows your talent, but more than that, it shows your heart... Keep on with the great work!
Cathy

Helen Simon
05-24-2007, 11:45 PM
Well, bless your Western little heart, Cathy. :) Thanks so much. Love, Helen

sundaisy
05-25-2007, 01:59 AM
Those are gorgeous!!!! I am so impressed!!! I don't think mine really compare but here's some clam shells I did this month:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-May-2007/85991-100_2354.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-May-2007/85991-100_2340.jpg