My Life In A Dinghy ~ 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, 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.
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.
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.