My Life In A Dinghy ~ Hels Sheridan

Sep 25, 2013

Hels Sheridan

“My Life In A Dinghy” featured artist, Hels Sheridan. Hels has been crafting since 2003, although she always did have a love of covering everything in glitter and glue when she was a kid. Hels started out making her own cards which then led to a brief stopover in scrapbooking and then she found her true crafty love, rubber stamping. Hels has a bit of a thing for altered art and mixed media and is happiest when covered in ink and paint. What started out as a hobby to release the stresses of her career as a Train Driver has become her job now after she had to leave driving trains due to ill health. She is a full time craft tutor and demonstrator and a Certified Ranger Educator. Hels is also on the design team for Craft Stamper magazine in the UK and regularly appears on Create & Craft TV which is a dedicated telly channel for craft, where she demonstrate rubber stamping, Melting Pot and mixed media.

Hels Sheridan Dinghy

Hels, Life In A Dinghy

Well, firstly it would smell delicious as it is full of flowers… and it would be so peaceful as it has its own resident butterflies to bring calmness and serenity.

Hels Sheridan Dinghy Front

Inside my dinghy are piles of pearls that glisten and catch the light and because it is my dinghy, there is also a little berry tree growing, so I can just go and pick berries whenever I feel like it.  The mainsail is a little weather worn and tattered so I installed a wind up key at the back just in case we need some assistance sailing the ocean waves.  The dinghy is covered in music because I can’t go anywhere without music, life is too short and quiet to not have some kind of music playing.  And, in case I forget, the name plaque tells me to live the life I imagined… which is exactly what I shall be doing in my dinghy.

Hels Sheridan Dinghy Back

When I need a break from deadlines and arty stress I’m going to think of sailing around with Hels in her dinghy filled with flowers and butterflies. I think this would be the perfect way to bring calmness and serenity to a stressful day.


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  • Caroline Brand

    Hels’ dinghy is a true delight with everything needed for sailing away … I am there already. Love the thought that went into this, the idea of adding the key is genius! Butterflies are my most favourite in all the world & the special berries will add to well-being & serene life. Loving all the music too & the sail is magical as is the rest of the dinghy. Just add my a pussycat & I would be in dinghy heaven!! :)))

    • Hels Sheridan

      thanks Caroline!

  • Dolly

    Another beauty! Great work Hels…it’s lovely! :D

    • Hels Sheridan

      thanks Dolly!

  • Angela Walley

    absolutely beautiful Hels – but then wouldn’t expect anything less from you x

    • Hels Sheridan

      thanks Angela!

  • Theresa Grdina

    I LOVE this dinghy!! It is absolutely charming!!

    • Hels Sheridan

      Thanks Theresa!

  • MaggieH

    Fabulous Hels very tranquil with butterflies, flowers and music.

    • Hels Sheridan

      Thanks Maggie!

  • Sherry B


    • Hels Sheridan

      Thanks Sherry!

  • Susie

    Lisa, I agree with you Hels Dinghy would be the perfect ending of a stress filled day. Hels, your Dinghy is gorgeous!