Happy Holidays – 2022

Posted by on Dec 23, 2022 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Happy Holidays - 2022

Illustration George Karkoulas

Happy Holidays and all the best for the New Year to all of you, with love.

Illustration by George Karkoulas (1954-1993)


Happy Holidays Balloon Illustration – 1991

Posted by on Dec 20, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Happy Holidays Balloon Illustration - 1991

Illustration by George Karkoulas

Wishing you all Happy Holidays with this George Karkoulas Balloon Illustration he sent to me in 1991. He visualized tiny balloons all over the head.  The original was colorful, but I have taken the liberty of manipulating and colorizing it with PhotoShop to just reds.  George said he trusted me.  To see more one of a kind WorldGreat Karkoulas hair illustrations for the ages, CLICK HERE


Happy Happy 2016

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Happy Happy - 2016

Illustration: George Karkoulas. Holiday Card by helenoppenheim.com

Wishing all my Blog and Website fans Happy Happy Holidays and all the very  best, in every way possible, for 2017.  To some, thank you for being there for me.  You know who you are.   This illustration is by my friend, the very  talented hairdresser and artist, George Karkoulas (1954-1993.)  Always remembered.  “I love you, mad, George,” he  used to write with every illustration he did just for me, which he sent me every Christmas for years. He worked with me on some and did trust me to tweak those sent, so I hope he would be proud to see how I do that and a little more with my Christmas cards at the end of this album.   To see more  of his wonderful illustrations, click HERE


Happy Happy – 2014

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Happy Happy - 2014

Illustration: George Karkoulas

Wishing you all a Happy Happy for 2014 and all the very best for The New Year.

This illustration was by George Karloulas in the early 90s.  Every year he’d send me different masterpieces with Holiday Hair at this time of the year, or earlier so I could publish them in a Christmas issue.   He always told me I could do whatever I wanted with his illustrations and sketches because he trusted me, so I  have manipulated the colors for this one because I sent the original as a Christmas card before.  I am sure he would be thrilled to see this.    The original can be seen if you click this link here.   and you can see more sketches by WorldGreat George Karkoulas by clicking here: Miss you madly dear George, especially at Christmas.