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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Be Strong. Be Kind. Onesie or Child’s Tshirt   $20

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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

7 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)

If you are interested in purchasing a Tshirt feel free to message me at heathernhalpern@gmail.com

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

Rabbit Canvas

C$125.00

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

Narwhal Canvas

C$185.00

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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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Dreams Are Never Too Big ~ “In dreams we enter a world that’s entirely our own”

    $125

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

Elephant Canvas

C$125.00

 

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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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  • 2 mini canvases 4×4  
  • acrylic, pen/ink
  •  sealed in resin giving it a glassy sheen

Geo Feather Canvas

C$30.00

 

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Dragonflies in the Night ~ “Having flown the earth for 300 million years, dragonflies symbolize our ability to overcome times of hardship. They remind us to take time to reconnect with our own strength, courage and happiness”                           $125

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

Dragonfly Canvas

C$125.00

 

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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:

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

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 BEADSworn 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

Incredible Istanbul Mala                                                                               $85

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This mala is handcrafted with 108 faceted semi-precious stones, silver-plated beads and a Unakite Jasper Guru bead. Unakite Jasper is said to heal all matters of the heart. It brings peace, enhances self-love and lifts the spirit. Onyx helps alleviate fears and worries, and allows you to feel more comfortable within yourself and your surroundings. Lotus Jasper balances yin/yang energies, which brings about healing and peace.

Incredible Istanbul Mala

+$5 shipping

C$90.00

Freedom in Dambulla Mala                                                                          $75

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This mala is handcrafted with 108 semi-precious stones, brass-plated beads and unique vintage guru pendants. Buddha literally means enlightened one. The Buddhist practice is meant to attain an ideal state of ethical and intellectual perfection. A feather symbolizes freedom. You can fly … all you need to do is trust your wings. Howlite helps reduce anxiety and stress by calming emotions. Sea Sediment Jasper helps one find inner peace by providing clarity, love and compassion to oneself and others. 

Freedom in Dambulla Mala

+$5 shipping

C$80.00

Glorious Nature of Uganda Mala                                                                 $70

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This mala is handcrafted with a mix of semi-precious stones, silver plated beads and both a silver-plated tree of life pendant and a Moss Jasper guru pendant. The tree of life represents strength and stability; standing firm and withstanding the greatest of life’s challenges. Moss Jasper helps to balance obsessive tendencies and restores calm to emotions. Caramel Jasper is particularly grounding as a worry stone; dissolving a sudden rush of fear, anger or panic. Green Aventurine helps release old patterns and habits so that new growth can take place. 

Glorious Nature of Uganda Mala

+$5 shipping

C$75.00

Crown of Cape Town Mala                                                                               $80

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This mala is handcrafted with 108 semi-precious stones, gold-plated beads and a gold-plated druzy agate Guru pendant. Druzy is the glittering effect of tiny crystals over top of a colourful mineral. Volcano Cherry Quartz is helpful for healing and improving relaxation. 

Crown of Cape Town Mala

+$5 shipping

C$85.00

Wanderlust Mala                                                                                                  $70

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This mala is handcrafted with 108 semi-precious stones, silver-plated beads and a vintage compass Guru pendant. A compass holds meaning for a traveler; being a symbol for guidance and the ability to steer you in the right direction. Howlite helps to reduce anxiety and stress by calming the emotions. Yellow Aventurine inspires understanding and compassion. It also stabilizes emotions and helps overcome grief. 

Wanderlust Mala

+$5 shipping

C$75.00

Inspiring Indigenous Roots Mala                                                                   $70

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This mala is handcrafted with a mix of semi-precious stones, naturally found beads, silver-plated beads and a vintage Haida pewter pendant. Haida West Coast art often depicts traditional stories, mythical spirits, animals and family crests. Jasper is a nurturing stone that provides support during times of stress by absorbing and cleansing negative energy. Coral helps quiet the emotions and brings peace within. It is also said to facilitate intuition and imagination. 

Inspiring Indigenous Roots Mala

+$5 shipping

C$75.00

Not All Who Wander Are Lost Mala                                                              $80

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This mala is handcrafted with 108 semi-precious stones, silver-plated beads and a Rhodochrosite Guru pendant. Rhodochrosite is known to help with self-confidence and symbolizes self-love and empathy for others. A compass holds meaning for a traveler, being a symbol for guidance and the ability to steer you in the right direction. Grey Map Jasper is said to facilitate tranquility and help eliminate worry and depression. Red Jasper is particularly helpful to those who feel overwhelmed as it stimulates imagination and transforms ideas into actions. 

Not All Who Wander Are Lost Mala

+$5 shipping

C$85.00

Exotic El Salvador Mala                                                                                $85

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This mala is handcrafted with 108 faceted semi-precious stones, silver-plated beads and an Exotica Jasper Guru pendant. Exotica Jasper is a protective stone that helps heal emotional trauma or wounds. Smoky Topaz helps to eliminate negative energies and bring clarity to problems that exist in one’s life. Grey Agate helps facilitate acceptance of one’s self; thus building self-confidence. 

Exotic El Salvador Mala

+$5 shipping

C$90.00

City Lights of Saigon Mala                                                                        $75

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This mala is handcrafted with 108 faced semi-precious stones, a Tibetan silver guru pendant and a vibrant wine coloured tassel. White Agate is said to protect you from bad dreams, helps alleviate stress and boost your energy.  Fire Agate helps to provide you with the courage to take risks required to fulfill your dreams.

City Lights of Saigon Mala

+ $5 shipping

C$80.00

Blessed Buddhist Amulet Mala                                                                $75

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This mala is handcrafted with a mix of semi-precious stones, silver-plated beads and a Thai Amulet Guru pendant.  This Thai Amulet is from the Phra Somdej Tia Kromluang Chumphon Temple. Each amulet is a blessed item that is supposed to improve health, love, wealth and relationships. Each batch of amulets produced in a temple must be done so by a blessed or cleansed individual. The amulets are then blessed by monks before being handed out. Goldstone is said to help you stay calm and stabilize the emotions. Because it is made of two different elements, it symbolizes the bonds of friendship. Green Aventurine helps release old patterns and habits so new growth can take place. It is also said to bring about optimism and a zest for life. 

Blessed Buddhist Amulet Mala

+$5 shipping

C$75.00

Sunrise over Zanzibar Mala                                                                     $80                              

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This mala is crafted with 108 semi-precious stones, a silver-plated Hamsa pendant and a raw agate Guru bead. The Hamsa Hand is a protective sign that is said to bring happiness, luck, health and good fortune. Brown Agate promotes inner stability and composure. It also has protective properties and encourages security and self-confidence. Amazonite – the light blue stone, is said to inspire inner peace and freedom ~ trust yourself and know that you are limitless.

Sunrise over Zanzibar

+Shipping $5

C$85.00

 

Golden Sands of Namibia Mala                                                            $70

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This mala is hand crafted with a mix of semi-precious stones, silver-plated beads and Tibetan Silver Guru pendants.  obsidian stone pendant. Goldstone is said to help you stay calm and stabilize your emotions. Because this stone is made up of two different elements it symbolizes the bonds of friendship. Onyx is said to help alleviate fears and worries and help you feel more comfortable within yourself and in your surroundings. 

Golden Sands of Namibia Mala

+ $5 Shipping

C$75.00

 

Sacred Sigirya Rock Mala                                                                                                 $80

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This mala is crafted with 108 semi-precious stones and a gold plated druzy agate pendant. Druzy is the glittering effect of tiny crystals over top a colorful mineral.  Green Aventurine helps release old patterns and habits so new growth can take place. It also brings about optimism and a zest for life. Crystal Quartz is believed to inspire strength and clarity. It also helps absorb, store and balance energy.

Sacred Sigirya Mala

+ $5 Shipping

C$85.00

Sunshine in Botswana Mala                                                                           $70

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This mala is hand crafted with a mix of semi-precious stones, silver-plated beads and a moonstone pendant. Moonstone has long been known for its calming and soothing qualities. Its energy is also balancing and healing. Botswana Agate has a nurturing energy that can boost your creativity and help initiate transformation in your life. Like all agates it helps with self-acceptance and healing. Coral helps quiet the emotions and brings peace within. It also is said to facilitate intuition, imagination and visualization. 

Sunshine in Botswana Mala

+ $5 Shipping

C$75.00

Vibrant Colours of Kandy Mala                                                                                     $75 

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This mala is crafted with semi-precious stones, silver-plated beads and an amethyst pendant.  Amethyst is believed to provide one with stability and strength. Is relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability and helps balance mood. Purple Agate is said to heighten your intuition and like all agates helps with self-acceptance and healing.  Purple Jasper stimulates the crown chakra and eliminates contradictions.

Vibrant Colours of Kandy Mala

+ $5 Shipping

C$80.00

Hawaiian Paradise Mala                                                                                                  $60

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This mala is crafted with semi-precious stones, a vibrant teal tassel and a rose quartz Guru bead. Rose quartz is said to balance the emotions, raise self-esteem, restore confidence and open the heart to all types of love. Rhodochrosite – the pinky/grey stone is known to help with self-confidence and bring a sense of balance. It symbolizes self-love and empathy for others. Mother-of-pearl is said to attract prosperity as well as protect from negative influence. It originates from the shell of an oyster or mollusk giving the pearl extra protection.

Hawaiian Paradise Mala

+ $5 Shipping

C$65.00

 

Enchanting Chiang Mai Mala                                                                                       $55

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This mala is crafted with a mix of natural and semi-precious stones, a vibrant turquoise tassel and a tiger’s eye Guru bead. Tiger’s Eye enhances integrity, willpower and confidence. It is a very protective stone which is especially useful during travel. Turquoise is also a protective stone said to inspire well-being and dispel negativity. Yak bone – Using bone is a reminder of impermancence. The more we embrace our time on earth the more fruitful our lives will become.

Enchanting Chiang Mai Mala

+ $5 Shipping

C$60.00

Amazing Angkor Wat Mala                                                                        $60

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This mala is hand-crafted with faceted semi-precious stones, an ebony black tassel and an onyx guru bead. Onyx is said to help alleviate fears and worries and help you feel more comfortable within yourself and in your surroundings. Mahogany Obsidian helps to identify old patters that are holding your back while giving you the confidence and strength to change. 

Amazing Angkor Wat Mala

+$5 Shipping

C$65.00

 

Meditation by the Sea Mala                                                                                                     $70

IMG_1131This mala is crafted with semi-precious stones, a seashell pendant and a silver plated Om pendant. Om is a sacred sound and it appears at the beginning and end of most Sanskrit recitations, prayers and texts. Brown Jasper is connected to the Earth and encourages ecological awareness. It brings stability and balance and is particularly grounding as a worry stone, for dissolving a sudden rush of fear, anger or panic. Green Jasper helps soothe the spirit and decreases negative thoughts. It also balances obsessive tendencies and restores balance to the emotions.

Meditation by the Sea Mala

+ $5 Shipping

C$75.00

 

 Brilliant Bangkok Mala                                                                                                  $45           img_1119

This mala is crafted with a mix of faceted glass, Swarovski Crystal beads and a leather grey tassel.

Brilliant Bangkok Mala

+ $5 Shipping

C$50.00

                                              
 Mala Bracelets

 

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$25

This mala is hand-crafted with a mix of semi-precious stones and a silver-plated charm. The wishbone is a symbol of good luck. Rhodochrosite is known to help with self-confidence and bring a sense of balance. Grey Map Jasper is said to help bring the courage and determination necessary to pursue your dreams. 

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$25

This mala is hand-crafted with a mix of semi-precious stones and a silver-plated LAUGH charm. Dalmatian Jasper helps relieve depression and dispel negativity. Magnesite is known to help love yourself, which in turn increases your self-esteem. 

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$25

This mala is hand-crafted with a mix of semi-precious stones and a silver-plated charm. An Anchor is seen as a symbol of strength as they hold ships down in stormy weather. Fossil Stone can help in your quest for transition, transformation and personal growth. Blue Chalcedony is a calming stone that is said to sooth and foster mental and emotional stability. 

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$25

This mala is hand-crafted with a mix of semi-precious stones and a silver-plated LOVE charm. Rutilated Quartz encourages spiritual growth while helping allow forgiveness of both ourselves and others. Red Jasper is helpful to those who are feeling overwhelmed. 

 

 

 

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$25

This mala is hand-crafted with a mix of semi-precious stones and a silver-plated charm. An anchor is seen as a symbol of strength as they hold ships down in stormy weather. Blue Lace Agate helps to neutralize negative emotions and deal with intense emotions with a level and calm heart. Howlite helps to slow an overactive mind and help achieve a restful sleep. 

 

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$25

This mala is handcrafted with a mix of semi-precious stones and silver-plated beads. Indian Agate is a great aid for meditation and is a powerful healing stone. Purple Agate is a healing stone and is said to heighten intuition. 

 

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$25

This mala is handcrafted with a mix of semi-precious stones, naturally found beads and silver-plated beads. Dalmatian Jasper helps relieve depression and dispel negativity. Red Jasper is helpful to those who feel overwhelmed. Basalt (lava rock) is a stone of strength and courage. It is also a great material to absorb essential oils in aromatherapy. 

 

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$25

This mala is handcrafted with a mix of semi-precious stones and silver-plated beads. Buddha literally means enlightened one and the Buddhist practice is meant to attain an ideal state of ethical and intellectual perfection. Rutilated Quartz encourages forgiveness in both ourselves and in others. Citrine helps stabilize emotions and overcome grief. 

 

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$25

This mala is handcrafted with a mix of semi-precious stones and a silver-plated charm. An Anchor is seen as a symbol of strength as they hold ships down in stormy weather. Sodalite enhances intelligence and communication helping us to express our thoughts and feelings more clearly. Fossil Stone can help in your quest for transition, transformation and personal growth.