Helen Groom Poser is an artist and designer based in Wisconsin, creating one of a kind hand marbled and sewn pieces under the name NIFFICH. Helen is self taught in marbling and sewing and has been pushed along through the years with help from family and friends.

What are you most proud of? "I’m really proud of the people around me who are moving forward/ making dreams come true and giving their time to care for others. Y’all know who you are, if I went into it it get real long. Most Proud of my partner for making shit happen in a big way, for being a dreamer and a doer."

Is there something new that you've started doing in the past 4 months? "Hmm, I’m not sure…there is so much going on and so little at the same time. And its not a bad thing, I’ve just lost track of it all and have been going at my own pace/whims."

What’s the first thing you think about when you wake up? "I go to sleep looking forward to my hot cup of coffee that will be sipped ridiculously slow and get cold right away, then filled with hot water through out the day until I’m sipping on hot brown water. Yum…? So coffee, what I want to get accomplished, day dream about our little farm and little life, stare around the room for a bit with some inner inner thoughts.  I have to start the day off rolling or else I gather moss."

What’s your favorite thing about Milwaukee (or place)? "I love that Milwaukee is a big little city, walking from one end to another on the days I would commit nothing but strolling to. I love that it sits on lake Michigan and gives us those ocean vibes. The little parks and paths cut into the city. Love its nooks that are so easy to get to and all my favorite places to be in those nooks. I loved that when I left it was popping with newness from people who cared about MKE, new shops/food/studios/murals(finallllly)/happenings and I hope that newness and the staples are supported in these shut in times. I miss my BIG studio and being surrounded by creatives…I can go on."

Who do you think needs advice and what would you like to tell them? "WAKE UP and die right-as my Gagi would say."

View Helen's work on Instagram @niffich