Welcome, we care

Welcome, we care

Download poster here About a month ago I shared a free poster acknowledging the courage it takes to ask for help. It’s not rocket science. I’m sure we’ve all struggled with reaching out – whether to ask for a hand with the kids, or making a...
It takes courage to ask for help

It takes courage to ask for help

Download poster here Every day I see articles in the news about people struggling to come forward and ask for help – be it about domestic violence, mental illness, child abuse, gender issues, self harm, cancer, crime, homelessness, poverty…  I could go on...
It’s okay to be different – from bird to chameleon

It’s okay to be different – from bird to chameleon

I didn’t plan this twirly headed chameleon like guy, but he obviously wanted to be noticed and popped up out of the blue in my mixed media painting. What can I say? I had been looking jealously at on line friends playing with doodles, ink splats and mixed media,...
Pay it Forward – free poster from Helen Wilding Art

Pay it Forward – free poster from Helen Wilding Art

Download poster here – and then please take a minute to leave a comment and say hello! [Post updated 1 July 2015 – in case you have a feeling of deja vu!] There have been some incredible kindnesses shown to me during difficult times. I have been sent...
Recovery Road – adding colour to our lives

Recovery Road – adding colour to our lives

As a medical librarian I see a huge amount of research around recovery from illness or injury, but it is often missing that individual, human element that makes life a joy. Miraculous as it is, there is only so far that science and medicine can go – and then it...
Exhibition at St Vincent’s Gallery, Melbourne

Exhibition at St Vincent’s Gallery, Melbourne

I am here because I care A journey of self-discovery, strength and joy An exhibition of prints by Helen Wilding 8th September – 30th October 2014 Mon – Fri 9am to 5pm St Vincent’s Gallery Ground Floor, Daly Wing, 35 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy It was a real honour...
Queenscliff cottage

Queenscliff cottage

Glorious summer days – and how spoilt am I? Time to get away. Time to play with my paints and pens, and avoid the boring everyday jobs. I just love to leave all the mess at home – some might call it avoidance, while I call it a holiday! I did this painting...
Peace

Peace

I painted the background to this page before my trip to France, thinking that I’d find something appropriate to stick on it. I didn’t. But last week I was at my parents’ place in Queenscliff, sitting outside in the shade overlooking the garden, and...
My 14 year old angel ….

My 14 year old angel ….

This is how I see my beautiful fourteen year old daughter (most of the time – after all, she IS fourteen …!) I was inspired by the work of Kelly Rae Roberts, who contributed step by step instructions for an affirmation collage (like this one), in a book...
Lunch in a French courtyard

Lunch in a French courtyard

We didn’t eat out that often, but this day we went for a drive around the local villages and stopped for lunch. We sat in a shady courtyard opposite the restaurant and took our time checking out the menu and laughing with the outrageous waitress. You...
Quissac, south of France

Quissac, south of France

We decided to eat out one night in the local village of Quissac. We had been in several times, and each visit it seemed completely different. We had browsed the local shops most mornings, attempting to speak French (in my case extremely badly) while buying some...