Val's Desk

Thank you! And you!! And way back there... you!!!

I can't thank you all enough. I received some wonderful news from my publisher friends at Simon & Schuster.I'm Your Huckleberry is an official New York Times Best Seller!I'm not sure how to process this. I wanted to share my story and held faith people would become embraced by it, though I am so humbled by the response.If you haven't read it and are interested, consider purchasing it -&nb…

Update from HelMel - STAY STRONG, SPREAD LOVE

I trust everyone is home safe and making the best of the moment of time we are in. I'd like everyone to know that the crew here at HelMel stand beside you. I believe we can all agree that having dreams and striving for them make the world a better place. There are rare moments like these, in which dreams might feel further away and harder to achieve, though it is that precise moment when dreams ma…

For the home-y

I want to start by saying thank you to everyone that has bought a piece of art or gift, even if it was to treat yourself. So many have asked for new types of works and I've been searching for the right fit for translating my art to something different. Quality is essential, as is price point.And I'm so happy to finally reveal a new collection of home goods.Keep your favorite work of art next to yo…

Visions From the Bunker by Nick Corney

It’s long been my dream to provide a sanctum for fellow artists. When I saw Nick’s work I asked where his work has been exhibited and when I learned it hadn’t, I invited him to showcase it. I’m so happy he said ’yes!’  Currently on exhibit at my HelMel Studios is an exploration of form through the use of exaggerated line and primary color. ‘Visions From the Bunker’ by artist Nick Co…