HenBit Art

Flourtown, Pennsylvania
United States

I stumbled upon acrylic pouring when I was searching for a fun artistic project for my daughter’s 30th birthday. The following winter, having been intrigued by the process, and having my own creativity stimulated, I just kept on pouring.  I experimented with different paints and mediums, tried a number of techniques, and moved on from pouring on canvases to creating functional art in the form of serving trays. Then I ventured into resin pouring techniques too.

 In 2018, I took the plunge and applied for a local art show and was accepted.  It was a thrill to see the interest in my work and to get feedback from customers.  Since that show, I have continued to expand my line of functional art and experiment with a widening array of techniques and materials.  I’ve also expanded my exposure by participating in dozens of craft shows in the Philadelphia area and by adding an online store.  I also maintain a social media presence to post my latest work and invite people to watch over my shoulder as I create.  In 2024, with some trepidation, I will be venturing farther out to Maryland, New Jersey and New York to participate in some larger fine craft shows. 

 So why HenBit?  

Years ago, I noticed a plant in the field behind my home with a tiny purple flower called Henbit.  It didn’t seem all that impressive until I took a picture of it and zoomed in for a closer look.  What I saw was a flower that is extremely delicate and intricately beautiful.  The leaves, not to be outdone, are heart-shaped with symmetrically scalloped edges. This edible wildflower is a favorite of chickens (thus Henbit) and hummingbirds. It is also an important early source of nectar and pollen for honeybees.

 Henbit seems an appropriate muse for my work.  Though small among the flowers of the field and easy to overlook, yet it has its place in adding to the beauty of our world.


Beautiful, each is individual - exceeded expectations, well-packed, nice note from artist
Truly beautiful piece. Arrived early and handled with care.
This tray is lovely. It is a piece of art. I have put it on top of a handmade stool, and together they work as a bedside table. Thank you very much.
Yes it is beautiful. Hopefully my puppy doesn’t chew on this one. Much nicer then my old one.
This tea box is so beautiful and functional. When I saw it, I stopped looking and ordered immediately! When the package arrived (very promptly), it felt like my birthday. It was beautifully wrapped, with a personalized card. I highly recommend, and will gladly purchase from this shop again! Thanks, Jan
Given as a gift and well received. Beautiful item, packaged with care and fantastic communication.
Such beautiful artistry with these vases. Was going to keep them both for gifts but decided I need one of these gorgeous bud vases for myself. Love it!!!
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