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Helga Strauss
Victoria, BC, Canada
I'm an artist and designer and feel so lucky to have had my business for over 12 years now: ARTchix Studio.
Interests: foreign films, shopping online, art (of any kind!), travel (especially europe and mexico), reading inspiring magazines and books, studying colors and unique color combinations
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Hello dear art friends! How are you today? Thank you for all of the wonderful notes! Wow, you sure know how to make a girl feel *fantastic*! Do you have a support group? Early this year, I formed a little... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at My ARTistic Life
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Hello beautiful art friends! How are you???!!! Oh, how I've missed you! It's been many months since we've "chatted." Hope all is wonderful with you. You may be wondering what I've been up to... I've been making a heart every... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at My ARTistic Life
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Hello beloved blog readers! Thank you for all of your wonderful support over the years. I am taking a break for a bit. I want to do a bit of soul searching and see what I want to do next.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2013 at My ARTistic Life
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Greetings dear art friends! Now that it's chillier outside, I'm finding myself wanting to stay inside more...all nice and cozy in my nest. Speaking of nests.... My dear Aunt DeeDee collects nests. And when I visited her earlier this year,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2013 at My ARTistic Life
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Happy Halloween dear art friends! Hope you have a wonderful time celebrating Halloween tomorrow! Here is a wonderful faux post sheet that you can use to wrap up any last minute gifts and goodies. It features festive and fun artwork... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2013 at My ARTistic Life
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Greetings dear art friends! Hope all is wonderful with you! I've been playing in my studio lately. I designed these fun ornaments with our sustainable wood. And then I arted them up to personalize them as gifts for special people... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2013 at My ARTistic Life
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It was Thanksgiving here in Canada on Monday. I enjoyed a wonderful dinner with my family. And throughout the day, I found myself giving thanks for all of the love that surrounds me... the amazing, supportive people (you included, dear... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2013 at My ARTistic Life
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Happy Wednesday! Last week, I mentioned that Nanette won the jar of 400 buttons from our booth at the Vintage Expo. Of course, I couldn't just give her the jar all plain jane...I had to make it look pretty. lol.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2013 at My ARTistic Life
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Happy Wednesday! Just last weekend, we had a booth at the Vintage Expo in Victoria, Canada. It was such a fun event! Here I am with a fantastic selection of our art goodies. Like my hair?! I was so excited... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2013 at My ARTistic Life
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Greetings dear art friends! I've been a busy bee! We have a booth at the Victoria Vintage Fair that's this Friday and Saturday in Victoria, Canada. Please come see me if you can! Bruno has been helping me with the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2013 at My ARTistic Life
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Greetings dear art friends! I'm excited to introduce you to lovely Florance of Mizzfitzdollz. She is an amazing artist and doll maker and recently teamed up with me to design some cool dolls for ARTchix. Woohoo! Please introduce yourself: Hi... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2013 at My ARTistic Life
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Happy Wednesday! Hope you're having a wonderful week. I've been a busy bee. I've teamed up with the wonderful Florance of MizzFitzDolls to design some fabulous new art dolls that we can all play with. Will have some fun new... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2013 at My ARTistic Life
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Happy September dear art friends! Do you have a postage stamp collection? I sure do! Most of my stamps are in albums categorized by themes like ocean, birds, cats, women, etc. And I have a bin of loose stamps for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2013 at My ARTistic Life
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Happy Wednesday dear art friends! Do you think about going back to school whenever September rolls around? I sure do! Want to join me in taking this inspiring, upcoming online class? Journey of the Heart Journal – A 6-week online... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2013 at My ARTistic Life
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Greetings dear art friends! As you know, I've been organizing my studio. Here are my bins of old photos...it's so nice to have them in categories now: Women, Children, Men, Places & Animals, Couples, Groups, Theater and Photo Booth. While... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2013 at My ARTistic Life
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Hello dear art friends! Oh my, it's been a busy week! I started with Phase 1 of organizing my vintage papers. Bruno and Inca jumped in to help, lol. And so did my friend, Alwen, thank goodness! I was frozen... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2013 at My ARTistic Life
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Guess what I'm working on today, dear art friends. Inca's face says it all. lol. Organization! I'm going to take the first step in getting the shelves you see here all organized and tidy. I'll be going through my vintage... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2013 at My ARTistic Life
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Good day dear art friends! I'm super excited to announce our new art swap: Sea Scalloped Garland! Want to freshen up your decor with a beautiful garland featuring artwork from different artists?! How much fun is that? ... What to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2013 at My ARTistic Life
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Greetings dear art friends! I've been obsessed with scallop shapes and patterns lately. When I mentioned it to my Mom, we quickly started brainstorming and like a flash, we designed these lovely jewelry pieces. Sit back, relax and enjoy the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2013 at My ARTistic Life
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Greetings! Hope you're having a wonderful Summer! A glimpse into what's going on in my studio these days... I had a blast putting together this fun display of ARTchix art bits for The Makehouse. It's Bruno approved! lol. Do you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2013 at My ARTistic Life
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Hello dear art friends! Last week, I asked what you'd like to see on my blog and "BOXES" won by a slight margin. Thank you for voting. : ) In my art group, I gave everyone one of these little... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2013 at My ARTistic Life
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Greetings dear art friends! I don't think it's any secret that I love typewriters. When I was in Seattle recently, I saw this delightful French film called "Populaire." It was soo fantastic! Imagine France, 1950s (oooh, the clothes!) and add... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2013 at My ARTistic Life
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Greetings dear art friends! Hope all is wonderful with you. : ) Want to make a Dictionary of Flowers? So convenient to have on hand when you want to give flowers as a gift or make a special tag or... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2013 at My ARTistic Life
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Greetings dear art friends! Recently, I took a super fun Printmaking Workshop at Victoria Emerging Art Gallery. First, my talented teacher, Nic Vandergugten, had us brainstorm our ideas by instructing us to make quick sketches in little boxes. (I loved... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2013 at My ARTistic Life
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Sunny greetings dear art friends! Recently, I read this book called the Language of Flowers. The story itself was sad and quite depressing at times. But what I loved about it was learning about different flowers and their meanings. Back... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2013 at My ARTistic Life