Since 1992, the Helen V. was the head of the Department of art embroidery Ryazan art school. G. K. Wagner. She is participant of many major exhibitions, and her works have repeatedly won top awards and prizes. Kolodkin — author and performer of costumes for soloists Ryazan vocal ensembles, folk choirs and dance groups, the winner of the Grand Prix of the I all-Russia festival "Russian costume at the turn of the century". Her works are in the collection of the Ryazan regional art Museum, in the collections of the Ryazan Kremlin, Tula regional art Museum, in private collections in Russia and abroad. In 2009, Kolodkin became the laureate of the contest "Maestro" conducted by the Ryazan regional branch of the RUC. To print a book to Elena Valentinovna dedicated to the embroidery of the Ryazan region.