Archive for July, 2012

Voting Starts Today!

Posted: July 25, 2012 in Available on Etsy Now
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remember my post earlier this month?  Please go and vote on my t-shirt design.  Go into the contest to vote, then type “glass” into the search bar and you will narrow down the results enough to find my design easier.

Although please look through the contest entries because there are a lot of really neat ones too!

Thanks in advance!


(c) 2012 DeltaHellm

As an adventurer you heard a rumor of vast treasure and riches buried deep within a lost temple.  After much searching and a painstaking journey into the Antarctic you have finally found what you have been searching for.  The Lost Temple of D’Kardis. Through your previous research, you know the temple is riddled with secret passageways, deadly traps, and ancient magical wards of protection.  As you approach the temple looking for a way in,  you find a massive brightly colored alcove carved into the solid rock wall.  The most notable feature is a large solid gold gargoyle in the center of the wall.

After some careful inspection you notice that the gargoyle’s tongue is actually hinged. You grab the tongue and knock. The wall liquefies swirling into blocks of color and the golden statue begins to speak in a loud echoing voice,

“Every dawn begins with me

At dusk I’ll be the first you see

And daybreak couldn’t come without

What midday centers all about

Daisies grow from me, I am told

And when I come, I end all cold

But in the sun I won’t be found

Yet still, each day I’ll be around.”

As the statue speaks the words aloud, the words become engraved in the wall below where it hangs.  This is your first test to be able to enter the temple.  What is the answer?

The answer to this riddle will also be the subject of my next art piece.  If you would like to know the answer before I post the next art piece please e-mail me.  Otherwise I will not post the answer until the next stage of the adventure is ready.

Enjoy! –D. Hellm

Introducing my FAQ Page

Posted: July 25, 2012 in Site Updates

I am excited to announce I now have a FAQ page.  Please click on the link at the top of the page to read it.  And as always feed back is welcome!  Cheers everyone!

I have decided after much debate, to create a portfolio at where my original artwork is reproduced and available to be purchased.  Through you can purchase reprints as posters or fine canvas or even have them put on coffee mugs or made into a mouse pad.   The neat thing is that this option allows me to be able to ship outside the US!

I mostly do fantasy and nature work, but I am willing to take requests.  Why make a request?  Maybe you have this picture stuck in your head that you want to see come to life.  Perhaps you need a unique gift for someone and mass commercialism has not made it available yet.  (For example, I have a cousin who collects hippopotami or hippopotomus-es (not sure which is correct) and it is EXTREMELY hard to find him gifts.  Honestly though you should make requests because it allows me, as an artist to step beyond creative blocks because my work has a goal and a purpose.  truly to me, requests and personal comments are the stairway and building blocks for me to make something great and valuable!

You are welcome to post comments or critiques of my artwork–in fact, I highly encourage the feedback.  I  appreciate the time people spend evaluating my work.  If helps me as an artist improve what I do to bring better quality to my work.  I also try to comment and reply to each individual comment posted so you as my audience know that I am really serious about my gratitude!

Please Note:  All of my work, artwork or otherwise IS copyrighted.  If you would like to use my work partially or in whole, please contact me. 

Thanks in advance all of you wonderful people who support ‘starving artists’ and THANK YOU for stopping by to visit me today.

Deviant Art is taking submissions for a contest.  The notice is as follows:

New Contest

Challenge your imagination to reach fantastical heights for the chance to win very real cash and prizes! Our Mythical Creatures T-Shirt Design Challenge is open to all deviants with a flair for fantasy and whimsy. But hurry — the last day to submit is July 24, 2012!

The winner will receive prize money plus their design will be printed onto t-shirts and be commercially available!

Winners are chosen by the Deviant public voting on individual art submissions.  The top 100 designs will then be judged by a panel of experts before a winner is chosen.

Voting starts on July 25, 2012 and ends on July 31, 2012. 

Click the link to see the submission.


You must be a member of Deviant Art to Vote, but membership is free!

New Ideas Wanted

Posted: July 8, 2012 in Art / Hobby
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I have a dream.

I want to create a social and recreational club in Missouri, dedicated to facilitating aspiring artists and give them outlets for their creativity.  I would like to provide the space and education to allow artists to create in a wholesome environment.  I want to provide a means and a way for artists to collaborate with each other especially when under “artists block”.  I would like to be able to give back to the community as well.

Honestly I don’t even know where to start with my idea.

Here is some of the ideas I am proposing:

  • An artist gallery – and retail space
  • A retreat space – (think Bed N’ Breakfast)
  • Work space and classrooms for various hobbies and crafts.
  • Business consultation, advice, classes, etc.
  • E-Commerce access

This is just the beginning, I am reaching out to my readers for feedback, ideas, and support.

Lets do something great!