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

Commissioned Piece

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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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


 

Hidden Treasure’s of Marrakesh Mala                                                 $80

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This mala is handcrafted with a mix of semi-precious stones and a Tibetan silver locket Guru Pendant. Open up the unique locket to find a Lapis Lazuli stone inside. Lapis Lazuli helps facilitate clarity and focus, thereby encouraging us to take charge of our lives. White Agate is said to protect you from bad dreams, helps alleviate stress and boost your energy.

Hidden Treasure’s of Marrakesh Mala

+ $5 Shipping

C$85.00

 

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

 

Temples of Thailand Mala                                                                       $80

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This mala is handcrafted with a mix of semi-precious stones and a genuine Buddha Phra Somdej Thai Amulet. A Thai Amulet is a blessed item that is supposed to improve health, love, wealth and relationships. Each bath of amulets produced in a temple must be done so by a blessed and cleansed individual. The amulets are then blessed by monks before being handed out to the congregation. White Agate is said to protect you from bad dreams, help alleviate stress and boost your energy.  Grey Map Jasper is said to facilitate tranquility and help eliminate worry and depression. 

Temples of Thailand Mala

+ $5 Shipping

C$85.00

 

Northern Lights Mala                                                                            $85

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This mala is handcrafted with a mix of 108 faceted semi-precious stones and a beautiful amethyst Guru Pendant.  Amethyst helps relieve stress and strain, soothes irritability and helps to balance your mood. White Agate is said to protect you from bad dreams, and helps alleviate stress and boost your energy.  Purple Aventurine helps widen your perspective so that you can experience positive results from bad situations. Onyx helps alleviate fears and worries and allows you to feel more comfortable within yourself and in your surroundings. 

Northern Lights Mala

+$5 Shipping

C$90.00

 

Breathtaking Barcelona Mala                                                              $70

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This mala is handcrafted with a mix of 108 semi-precious stones, a cobalt blue silk tassel and a Tibetan silver charm. Grey Map Jasper is said to facilitate tranquility and help eliminate worry and depression.  Blue Sea Sediment Jasper helps one find inner peace by providing clarity, love and compassion to oneself and others.

Breathtaking Barcelona Mala

+$5 Shipping

C$75.00

 

Kuang Si Waterfalls of Laos Mala                                                        $70

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This mala is handcrafted with a mix of 108 semi-precious stones, Tibetan silver beads, a chocolate coloured silk tassel and a druzy charm. Druzy is the glittering effect of tiny crystals over top of a colourful mineral.  Amazonite is said to inspire inner peace and freedom from worry.  Frost Agate is said to protect you from bad dreams, helps to alleviate stress and boost your energy.

Kuang Si Waterfalls Mala

+$5 shipping

C$75.00

 

Warriors of Nungwi Mala                                                                        $80

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This mala is handcrafted with a mix of 108 semi-precious stones, Tibetan silver beads and both an arrowhead and Sea Sediment Jasper Guru pendant. Indigenous People have long believed that wearing an arrowhead is a symbol of protection, courage and strength.  Blue Sea Sediment Jasper helps one find inner peace by providing clarity, love and compassion to oneself and others. Coffee Jasper is known to be a stone of protection and grounding. Amazonite is said to inspire inner peace and freedom from worry. 

Warriors of Nungwi Mala

+$5 Shipping

C$85.00

 

Phra Buddha Chinnarat Mala                                                              $80

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This mala is handcrafted with a mix of 108 faceted semi-precious stones, brass beads and both an antique key and a Thai Amulet Guru pendant. This authentic amulet is from Phra Buddha Chinnarat Temple. Each batch of amulets are produced in a temple must be done so by blessed and cleansed individuals. The amulets are then blessed by monks before being handed out to the congregation. A Key is a symbol of freedom and in modern times it represents love and having the key to one’s heart. Onyx helps alleviate fears and worries and allows you to feel more comfortable within yourself and in your surroundings. Lotus Jasper balances yin/yang energies which brings about peace and healing. 

Phra Buddha Chinnarat 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

 

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

 

                                             
 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!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.