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“In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.”

Douglas Adams

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Magic Carpet Ride

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Ink #helenbirdart with a little help from #Vernonrust on this one…

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Tales from the Pink Pyramid

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Tales from the pink pyramid by Helen Bird

Collection of #Helenbirdart now available on amazon.com @ Inksanity

All drawings original ink using sharpies, gel, metallics & neon ink pens…

Why inksanity? ‘Because I draw best when under duress!’ Cheers Helen

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Inksanity – a collection of Helen Bird Art

Trenda’s Story

Trenda had the light. She took in strays all the time.

Animals & people. Folks as she would say were, ‘Just lost, that’s all…’

 They came & went like clockwork. Most of them tweeking or drinking. Dopin’ & smokin’…

Each with a different story, none of them telling the truth.

 I was taken in at first. I bought all her crying & tears of pain. Poor iddy-biddy Trenda, been on the streets for a quarter of a century now…

 She was cute, in a petite sort of fashion. There was nothing to her. A super fast metabolism, tiny frame all fuelled by regular snorts of meth. Speed. Ice.

 She made out that she was in control. That she knew how to take care of herself. That she didn’t need a man.

 Yet she’d come a sobbing to me three days after the initial buzz. The confounded wiring, no sleep, dehydrated, can’t eat phase & then the guilt sets in…

 I knew from personal experience, so I did not judge. But, I honestly rationalized & reminded people that a wrong turn down the tracks never ended well for anyone. Jail. Death….

Believe me, I’m living proof. I’d listen patiently the first couple of times…Hmmming & Ahhhing, you poor dear. Here is some water, food, a cigarette….

Then she met Don, the wealthy guy. I was a little suspicious at first. He seemed to know her every move. Showed up when least expected, possibly stalking her. Women on the street are so very vulnerable…

 But, he gave her incentives. Here’s $6 if you stop smoking (not going to happen, but nice try). He refused to buy her smokes. Gift cards for food alone. He kept a smart phone turned on for her. She must have played him well, because he watched over her & helped her out a lot…

 $30 here, $40 there…always making sure that it was to be spent on things she needed.

 But, it only takes a $20. That’s all you need for a two day buzz is a $20 bill…

 She confided in me. Every detail of her creek activities…was she trying to titillate me? Entice me in to her way of life. Misery loves company, don’t you know???

 I couldn’t be sure…Could I even believe her? Although she really had no reason to lie to me, so I thought…

 On the spot confessionals, therapy, counselor, listener, nurse.

 Who would have thought? People seek me out & tell me everything…

 And I mean, EVERYTHING…

#helenbirdart photography & writing 2010-present day

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cyberspaced out

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“Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts…

A graphic representation of data abstracted from banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity.

Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding…”

― William Gibson, Neuromancer

More ‘Inksanity’ this piece from 2017

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inksanity by Helen Bird Art is now available on amazon.com why call my collection ‘inksanity’??? ‘Because I draw best when under duress!’ Thanks Helen

Psychobabilonia

“I must have dreamed a thousand dreams

Been haunted by a million screams

But I can hear the marching feet

They’re moving into the street

Now, did you read the news today?

They say the danger has gone away

But I can see the fire’s still alight

They’re burning into the night

There’s too many men, too many people

Making too many problems

And there’s not much love to go around.

Can’t you see this is the land of confusion?”

Songwriters:

ANTHONY BANKS, MICHAEL RUTHERFORD, PHILLIP COLLINS

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thewaycalledbeautiful by Helen Bird is now available on amazon.com

inksanity by Helen Bird Art is now available on amazon.com why call my collection ‘inksanity’??? ‘Because I draw best when under duress!’ Thanks Helen

 

Inksanity

Art for art’s sake….

Such expression is often described as autotelic, a word of Greek origin meaning ‘complete in itself’.

This concept is used to describe people who are internally driven, self

motivated with a sense of purpose and curiosity.

It differs from being externally driven where things such as money, comfort, power and fame are the

motivating forces at play. A person who is considered autotelic needs little

distraction from the world. They require fewer material possessions. Comfort,

power and fame are simply not important because they are completely rewarded by

what they do. Their lives  have a fluidity in relationships, with other

people, when purely going about activities of daily life. They are invariably

never bored and find themselves constantly involved with all

around them and engaged in the current of daily life.

 To be an artist for art’s sake!

To be so content and at peace with the world because of your

creativity. Could there be anything better to attain in life?

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thewaycalledbeautiful by Helen Bird is now available on amazon.com

inksanity by Helen Bird Art is now available on amazon.com why call my collection ‘inksanity’??? ‘Because I draw best when under duress!’ Thanks Helen

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