Collaborations

Edmonton and it’s surrounding area is full of so many talented makers. I am forever impressed, in awe and inspired by what people can create.

Recently I was asked to collaborate with Kimberly and Jenn Mah of My Sunshine Creations Inc. Being able to share and come together with other makers is so rewarding and I am super excited to have my art be a part of their children’s clothing line.

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Slouchy Cardigan                                    $42

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I WANT TO BE A NARWHAL with Grey Cuffs Slouchy Cardigan

These slouchy cardis grow with your baby by folding the sleeves up and down.

95% Cotton/5% Lycra body and 66% Bamboo/28$ Cotton/6% Spandex cuffs

Click here to purchase this item!

Grow With Baby Shorts                         $25

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I WANT TO BE A NARWHAL  Grow with me Shorts

95% Cotton/5% Lycra body and 66% Bamboo/28$ Cotton/6% Spandex cuffs

Be Strong Be Kind Tshirt and Onesie

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Spread love, compassion, and Kindness!
Onesies come in sizes 6 months, 12 months, and 18 months.
Tshirts come in sizes 2T, 3T, 4T, 5-6 (Youth XS), and 6-7 (Youth S).

95% Cotton/5% Lycra.

Click here to purchase this item!

Now For Sale ~ Original Art Printed on Shirts

NEW Peace be a Sloth Tank Tops $35 each


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Peace be a Sloth Tank

+ $5 shipping

C$40.00

NEW Crazy Cat Lady Tank Tops  $35 each


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Crazy Cat Lady Tank

+$5 Shipping

C$40.00

Men’s and Women’s Tshirts


 4 UNIQUE DESIGNS

SEVERAL DIFFERENT COLOURS 

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Canadian Buck     $32

Tshirt

+$5 Shipping

C$37.00

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Geometric Lion   $32

Tshirt

+$5 Shipping

C$37.00

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Octopus and Anchor   $32

Tshirt

+$5 Shipping

C$37.00

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Geometric Whale  $32

Tshirt

+$5 Shipping

C$37.00

All Tshirts are available in burgundy, heathered navy, heathered retro blue, heathered dark grey, heathered athletic grey, heathered green, heathered red (and I didn’t choose those colours because I liked the name…the heathered material is super soft with flecks of colour woven in)

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Mixed Media Art on Canvas


I know that I am the happiest when I am traveling but unfortunately I need to make the big bucks (or small bucks) and can’t travel all year round. I have tried to make changes in my life over the past few years to help make my life at home become more fulfilling. I found that  upon my return from trips I would soon sink into a funk, so in 2016 I decided to  grab life by the balls and sail right past ‘Funk Island’. By doing so I have tried to tap into my creative side. This is where my art comes in…

Although I have been artistic most of my life, I am relatively new to the art world. My favorite forms of art are both mixed media and pen and ink. I love how mixed media can take the best qualities from all art forms by bringing in colour, texture, and real images into one piece. And on the opposite spectrum, I enjoy the simplicity of pen and ink.

Since I started The Urban Gypsy I have been asked to create custom pieces as well as sell some of my art at local markets. Check out my pieces that I currently have for sale and if anything interests you, drop me a line.



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  • Acrylic, watercolour,pen, ink
  • Sealed in resin giving it a glassy sheen

 

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  • Acrylic, watercolour,pen, ink
  • Sealed in resin giving it a glassy sheen

 

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  • Acrylic, watercolour,pen, ink
  • Sealed in resin giving it a glassy sheen
  • Set of 2 canvases

 

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  • 12 x 12 canvas
  • Acrylic, watercolour,pen, ink
  • Sealed in resin giving it a glassy sheen

Angry Bird Canvas

C$125.00

 

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$185

  • 12 x 24 canvas
  • Acrylic, pen, ink
  • Photo taken in Sri Lanka
  • Sealed in resin giving it a glassy sheen

Buddha Canvas

C$185.00

 

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“Peace begins with putting yourself together”                            

    $85

  • 8×10 canvas
  • acrylic, pen/ink
  •  sealed in resin giving it a glassy sheen          

Lotus Canvas

C$85.00

 

 

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Nature at Dawn ~ “Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise”                    $125

  • 12×12  canvas
  • acrylic, pen/ink
  •  sealed in resin giving it a glassy sheen

Nature at Dawn Canvas

C$125.00

 

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The Lost Tribe of Botswana ~ “We must take adventures in order to know where we truly belong”                                                                                                                  

  $85

  • 8×10  canvas
  • acrylic, original photography
  •  sealed in resin giving it a glassy sheen

Botswana Tribe Canvas

C$85.00

 

Past pieces sold:

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Giraffe Mixed Media

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

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Commissioned Piece

Elephants Mixed Media Canvas

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Cat Mixed Media Art

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This piece includes a photo of my grandparents who immigrated from Holland to Canada.

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“Once you become fearless, life becomes limitless”

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The One Who Got Away

 

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Take Me to the Sea

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On the Road Again

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Set of 3 Commissioned Pieces

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Set of 3 Commissioned Pieces

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Commissioned Piece

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Mala Necklaces & Bracelets

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Having seen MALA BEADS worn in many places around the world I have been inspired to create them as well. They were first introduced over 3000 years ago in India and have roots in Hinduism and Buddhism. The term ‘MALA’ is a Sanskrit work for ‘meditation garland’, and these beads were used for a special type of meditation where a mantra would be repeated 108 times.

Although I may not use my MALA for religious meditation, I truly believe that the beads are more than just an accessory. They encourage us to pause, breathe and realign ourselves with our deepest intentions. They motivate us to invest in moments of self-care and compassion. They are our physical, spiritual forget-me-nots.

My one-of-a-kind MALA necklaces are all made with semi-precious stones from around the world and I string the beads with 100% natural silk thread. Semi-precious stones have healing qualities and for thousands of years ancient civilizations have utilized the power from the stones and their energies.

Give a MALA as a gift to a loved one or for yourself as a physical reminder to manifest and achieve your goals. Payment is quick and easy through Paypal and I can have the beads shipped to your front door. Just sent me an email and you are a click away from owning a MALA yourself. (heathernhalpern@gmail.com)

  INTENTION SETTING

What are your dreams?

What are your goals?

                    Take a minute. Think about it. Get intentional.

Necklaces


Coolness of Casablanca Mala                                                                  $75

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This mala is handcrafted with a mix of 108 semi-precious stones, Tibetan silver beads and a crimson red silk tassel. Grey Lace Agate helps facilitate acceptance of one’s self; thus building self-confidence. White Crackle Agate is said to protect you from bad dreams, helps alleviate stress and boost your energy.

Coolness of Casablanca Mala

+ $5 Shipping

C$80.00

 

Brave Warrior of Zambia Mala                                                              $75

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This mala is handcrafted with a mix of semi-precious stones and a gold-foiled Indian Agate Arrowhead Guru Pendant.  Indigenous People have long believed that wearing an Arrowhead is a symbol of protection, courage and strength. Indian Agate helps give physical strength and emotional security.  Onyx helps alleviate fears and worries and allows you to feel more comfortable within yourself and in your surroundings. Rhodonite is known for its capacity to bring emotional healing. 

Brave Warrior of Zambia Mala

+ $5 Shipping

C$80.00

 

Love * Courage * Adventure Mala                                                           $75

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This mala is handcrafted with a mix of 108 semi-precious stones, Tibetan silver beads and a turquoise silk tassel. Coffee Jasper is known to be a stone of protection and grounding. Blue Rainbow Jasper gives one the courage to speak out and have personal independence. 

Love Courage Adventure Mala

+ $5 Shipping

C$80.00

 

Serenity of Sri Lanka Mala                                                                      $80

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This mala is handcrafted with a mix of semi-precious stones, Tibetan silver beads and a hand carved onyx Guru pendant. The Buddhist practice is meant to attain an ideal state of intellectual and ethical perfection. Onyx helps alleviate worries and allows you to feel more comfortable within yourself and in your surroundings. Basalt (lava rock) gives one strength through changes in life. It is also a great material to absorb essential oils. Grey Agate helps facilitate acceptance of one’s self; thus building self-confidence. Turquoise helps in creative expression and is excellent for promoting self-realization and problem solving. 

Serenity of Sri Lanka Mala

+ $5 Shipping

C$85.00

 

Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Mala                                       $85

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This mala is handcrafted with a mix of 108 semi-precious stones, Tibetan silver beads and a stunning Jasper Guru pendant. Caramel Jasper is said to help with stability and balance. It is also grounding as a worry stone; dissolving a sudden rush of fear, anger or panic. Moss Jasper helps to balance obsessive tendencies and restores calm to your emotions. 

Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Mala

+ $5 shipping

C$90.00

Peace by the Sea Mala                                                                              $75

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This mala is hand crafted with 108 semi-precious stones, Tibetan silver beads and a pewter grey silk tassel. A seashell is a reminder that no one or situation will ever be perfect. White Crackle Agate helps alleviate stress and boost your energy. Purple Jasper helps one find inner peace by providing clarity, love and compassion to oneself and others. 

Peace by the Sea Mala

+ $5 Shipping

C$80.00

 

Wolves of the North Mala                                                                            $85

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This mala is handcrafted with a mixe of 108 semi-precious stones, Tibetan silver beads and a hand-carved Amazonite Guru pendant. A wolf represents loyalty, strong family ties and intelligence. Amazonite is said to inspire inner peace and freedom from worry. Grey Crackle Agate helps to facilitate acceptance of one’s self, thus building self-confidence. 

Wolves of the North Mala

+$5 Shipping

C$90.00

Brilliance of Botswana Mala                                                                   $75

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This mala is handcrafted with a mix of semi-precious stones, Tibetan silver beads and a polished Agate Guru pendant. Agate is a grounding stone that balances the mind, body and spirit. Purple Agate is a healing stone and is said to heighten your intuition.  Amethyst helps to relieve stress and helps to balance your mood. 

Brilliance of Botswana Mala

+$5 Shipping

C$80.00

 

Delights of Delhi Mala                                                                                   $80

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This mala is handcrafted with a mix of 108 semi-precious stones, Tibetan silver beads, and both a howlite and Ganesha Guru pendant. Ganesha represents the power of the Supreme Being that removes obstacles and ensures success in human endeavors. Howlite helps to reduce anxiety and stress by calming the emotions. Rainbow Jasper helps to balance energy and aligns the chakras. 

Delights of Delhi Mala

+ $5 Shipping

C$85.00

 

Glowing Sunrise of Ulura Mala                                                                 $75

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This mala is handcrafted with a mix of semi-precious stones, Tibetan silver beads and a Red Sea Sediment Jasper Guru pendant. Red Sea Sediment Jasper is particularly helpful to those who feel overwhelmed as it stimulates imagination and transforms ideas into action. Onyx helps alleviate worries and allows you to feel more comfortable within yourself and in your surroundings. Carnelian Agate is said to give you courage and promote positive choices. Yellow Aventurine inspires understanding and compassion. 

Glowing Sunrise of Uluru Mala

+ $5 Shipping

C$80.00

 

Treasures of Trinidad Mala                                                                      $75

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This mala is handcrafted with a mix of semi-precious stones, gold-plated beads and a gold-foiled Agate Geode Guru pendant. Druzy is the glittering effect of tiny crystals over top of a colourful mineral. White Frost Agate helps alleviate stress and boost your energy. Rose Quartz helps balance the emotions, raise self-esteem and open the heart to all types of love. 

Treasures of Trinidad Mala

+$5 Shipping

C$80.00

Snow Topped Mountains of Jasper Mala                                               $80

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This mala is handcrafted with a mix of semi-precious stones, Tibetan silver beads and a unique Jasper Guru pendant. Ocean Jasper helps release negative emotions, bringing about optimism. Frost Agate helps alleviate stress and boost energy. Grey Map Jasper is said to facilitate tranquility and help eliminate worry and depression. Mother of Pearl is said to attract prosperity as well as protect from negative influence. 

Snow Topped Mountains of Jasper Mala

+$5 Shipping

C$85.00

Tranquility of Tibet Mala                                                                          $80

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This mala is handcrafted with a mix of semi-precious stones and a brass Guru pendant made with coral and turquoise. A horn signifies the power of truth from good. Onyx helps alleviate worries and allows you to feel more comfortable within yourself and in your surroundings. Turquoise helps in creative expression. Coral helps quite the emotions and brings peace from within. Fire Agate helps provide you with the courage to take risks. 

Tranquility of Tibet Mala

+$5 Shipping

C$85.00

 

Masaai of Zanzibar Mala                                                                          $75

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This mala is handcrafted with a mix of semi-precious stones, gold-plated beads and a gold-foiled pendant. Indigenous People have long believed that wearing an arrowhead is a symbol of protection, courage and strength. Amazonite is said to inspire inner peace and freedom from worry. Frost Grey Agate helps alleviate stress and boost your energy.

Masaai of Zanzibar Mala

+$5 Shipping

C$80.00

Finding your Roots Mala                                                                            $75

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This mala is handcrafted with a mix of semi-precious stones, gold-plated beads and a gold-foiled Agate Guru pendant. The Tree of Life represents strength and stability; standing firm and withstanding life’s greatest challenges. Druzy is the glittering effect of tiny crystals over top a colourful mineral. Onyx helps alleviate worries and make you feel more comfortable within yourself and in your surroundings. Indian Agate helps give physical strength and emotional security. 

Finding your Roots Mala

+ $5 Shipping

C$80.00




                                         
 Mala Bracelets

Below are a few examples of some of the mala bracelets I have made. There is always a constant turnover as I sell out of these pretty quickly. If anything interests you feel free to contact me and I can custom make you a bracelet with whatever stones and charms fit to your liking!

Standard Women’s Bracelets ( 8mm beads) $27 each 

 

Men’s Bracelets (10mm beads) $35 each

 

 Women’s Aromatherapy Bracelets made with Basalt – lava beads  $27 each