taking flight into art, love, and life (the blog)

Friday, February 05, 2016

My Instagram Weekly Round Up – Wellness Journey


I'm obsessed with Instagram – it's my favorite online home! Here's a recap from the last week, and for those of you who aren't on Instagram, come and join me! And you can click here to see all the Instagram updates right here on my blog!

Friday, January 29



Katie Daisy and I were internet friends and then she bought our 1974 VW Orange bus in 2012 I think it was. We continue to stay in touch and we even share an awesome business manager, Betsy! Katie is an incredible artist. I adore her, her family, her artwork and I'm super excited about her new book (preview here) How To Be A Wildflower which is coming out via Chronicle books super soon. Hello inspiration. Hello sweetness and wild and freedom vibes. Can't wait to get my hands on this book! (�� by @katieisadaisy from her awesome feed)

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Embrace the imperfections
The chaos
The holy mess of your beautiful life...


Saturday, January 30



Today it's a facial (self care), picking up meds for Lulu's UTI (doggie care), picking up my computer that died and got repaired (work care), cleaning out my car (car care), picking up all the dog �� in the backyard (poo care), and a quick pick up of the house (home care). Whew! My goal? To do it all with my word of the year (devotion) in mind. These cares are sacred and deserve to be seen and held as such. Even picking up �� is an act of love. That's what I'm telling myself, folks!


Monday, February 1

Surrender your fear and trust your journey and love love love.
Wishing you the best for this Monday, my friends. 


Tired, but here. Also, you guys. I am still playing with letting my hair do its natural wave thing, but it's so inconsistent. So yesterday I bought one of those Conair super curler things - like the ones they show on TV where it sucks in your hair and then spits it out curly? Well, y'all, it works! And with zero product in my hair! I'm loving it! Having some friends over later this week so we can have girlie geek out fun with it. Have you tried it? I can't get over this thing. 


Wednesday, February 3

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She decided it was time to trust her joy, her voice, her wings. 


Truth: I have been in a cycle of on and off sick for months. Some of you have noticed and have wondered what the heck? Me too! Mainly it's been flu like stuff, sinus stuff, congestion and inflammation stuff. Nothing major, but enough to knock me down, and often. I've tried various things, but this week I'm tackling it with major devotion. I started IV immune boosters, accupuncture, and had an allergy test with my naturopath. I'm also working with my western med doc for blood tests, including hormones. And I'm also starting the Whole 30 again (no dairy/sugar/gluten). I'm feeling optimistic. I'm also feeling compassion for anyone suffering from chronic illness. These last few months have been quite hard on my mental health, trying to keep routines while battling being constantly under the weather. My heart goes out to anyone dealing with chronic conditions. I'll keep you guys posted, but meanwhile send up some good vibes and energy my way. ��❤️


Thursday, February 4


Woke today feeling energized and ready to tackle the day. It's POURING outside which makes it more adventurous. Thanks for all the love and support yesterday. I'm hopeful it's a simple solution and that it will be revealed soon. In the meantime, much gratitude to all who are holding space for me. It means the world. Also, I'm still mesmerized and addicted to the Conair secret super curl thing that sucks in my hair and spits it out curly. It's the little things and it's lifting my spirits for sure. ❤️



That's it for this week! Check back here next week for another update, or join us over on Instagram for daily photos and thoughts!

XO,
Kelly Rae



Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Art In Motion: One painting from start to finish



I wanted to share a super sped up painting with you guys. I love watching these time-lapses - so intriguing! 

This is a painting where I tried something a little different with her face and played around with non-traditional face colors. I enjoyed mixing it up a bit, which is always good for creative play and experimentation. 

The final painting lives here

Thanks, friends!
xo,
Kelly Rae

ps: My angel painting class, Spirit Wings, is in session. If you're feeling the nudge to come paint some angels with me with all sorts of step by step instructions and encouragement, come on over and join us. It's an amazing group of kindred students!





Friday, January 29, 2016

My Instagram Weekly Round Up – Inspiration All Around


I'm obsessed with Instagram – it's my favorite online home! Here's a recap from the last week, and for those of you who aren't on Instagram, come and join me! And you can click here to see all the Instagram updates right here on my blog!

Friday, January 22

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Dear World,
Thank you for your smallest of moments that bring the greatest beauty.
Thank you for the stars, the light, and your soulful hearts that make living worth all the love you hold.
Let's let the small moments be big ones this weekend, friends.


I received some amazing books for Christmas and I'm loving them on our mantel. Worn Stories is super interesting (a great book for anyone doing #thewearyourjoyproject, btw) and the Domino book is so useful and informative. And The New Bohemians book by @justinablakeney is a huge book of eye candy, a fave. And of course the @humansofny book has captured my heart.


Saturday, January 23



He snuck into our bed last night around 1am. We snuggled on and off until dawn. As much as it interrupted my sleep (and his), I savored every last leg getting plopped on mine, head nuzzles into my neck, nose kisses, arms gently placed over my chest, sweet kisses, random breathing sounds, and just being that close for that long. ��: Tara Whitney


Sunday, January 24


Sunday morning. Grateful for these flowers John brought home. Grateful for the sinus thing not turning into a full on infection. Grateful that I slept in until 10am (!!) and woke up to the elusive sunshine. Grateful for this home, our life, our health. All of it. �� 

Monday, January 25


You guys. I'm having a party. A real life, in person, party. I'm going to celebrate my accidental, unlikely journey these last ten years of not only becoming an artist and Possibilitarian, but also starting and growing a wildly successful creative business without an MBA, without art school, without knowing what the next steps would be. Possibility lead the way and quite honestly I have often felt that I'm just along for the ride with something bigger, something drenched in Inspiration leading the way. Also. The last ten years could not have happened without the World Wide Web, and without the explosion of Etsy, blogging, social networking, and a whole lotta creative women GOING FOR IT. There was so much inspiration and momentum in those early days and I feel crazy fortunate to have collided with the Internet at just the right time to use it for good, for making stuff, for connecting with others, for building a living that supports a family. I find it so remarkable and I'm just glad and amazed. These last ten years have ushered in a ton of mistakes and learning curves but also book deals, licensing deals (fashion! Decor! Gifts! Garden! Holiday!), countless magazines, world travels, amazing collabs, workshops, online offerings with the best students ever, and so sooooo much more. Most importantly I discovered myself, my heart, my capabilities, my strength, my purpose, and my passion of combining my social worker background with art. I will be celebrating it all and making a marker, an honoring of this milestone. I can't wait. The only bummer is that I can't invite all of my internet besties. Ohhhh, but maybe we can live stream it somehow? Hmmmm. I dunno, but I will figure it out as you guys are such a huge part of my honoring and celebrating. Thank you a million times ���� ps: photo by Zipporah Lomax

Tuesday, January 26


Loving this gram from @anahatakatkin's feed. I'm a huge fan of Anahata. I took a class from her years ago where we created large people paintings from giant strips of wallpaper. It was such a cool class. She was/is an amazing teacher and I remember her tearing up at the end of the class as she was so inspired and in awe of the work that was created that day. She was so IN IT with us and I've loved her ever since.


You guys. I can't even. Every single day. The joy energy has so been elevated with this weirdo hilarious dog. She is five months and huge for her age. ��: Zipporah Lomax

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Dear Soul,
You are on a remarkable journey
(you're doing a great job)

One of my few girls featured in profile. I think that's why she's close to my heart...

Wednesday, January 27


Friends, it is with SO MUCH delight that I can say I'll be at the Brave Girls Symposium this summer as a speaker, as a fellow brave girl, as an ever evolving creative woman. I'm thrilled, happy, and can't wait for this event. Come join me and get nourished and inspired by your kindreds! All the details are here: http://symposium.bravegirlsclub.com xxoo!!!!


Thursday, January 28
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And then she followed her heart
And let joy in

My favorite kind of story...


That's it for this week! Check back here next week for another update, or join us over on Instagram for daily photos and thoughts!

XO,
Kelly Rae



Friday, January 22, 2016

My Instagram Weekly Round Up – More Disney and DIYs!


I'm obsessed with Instagram – it's my favorite online home! Here's a recap from the last week, and for those of you who aren't on Instagram, come and join me! And you can click here to see all the Instagram updates right here on my blog!

Friday, January 15


And we're off! Last day here we're super digging California Adventure's vibe. Xxo!


Okay friends! Super excited to share these new tote bags with you! The one with the yoga mat is quite large which I love! We have three more styles in addition to what you see here and I just adore them all! They are all via my partnership with Demdaco!
This week is the AmericasMart in Atlanta. It's the winter show where all my new products debut, including these totes! I'm super excited to have lots and lots of goodies in the Demdaco showroom, including these, new mugs, socks, Angels, and more.  �� Although I'm currently in CA with my family (Disney!), a bit of my heart, enthusiasm, and spirit is in Atlanta this week. I really love this part of what I offer to the world. Xxo


Saturday, January 16



Annnnnnnd that's a wrap. Heading home today with thankful hearts and suitcases full of memories. ���� Best part? Watching his expression of magic and wonder at many many things. Makes my heart so happy. Worst part? That time I almost lost my lunch on the flying swings, the rocking ferris wheel, and some other ride I can't remember right now. 


Home and reunited at last. Seriously missed this one. And I think she missed us because within two minutes of True getting in the bath, Lulu helped herself and hopped in with him. I think she thinks it's a thing. Best dog ever.

Sunday, January 17


I found them like this. I love them. I know this sounds woo woo (I prefer "awakening to woo woo, but whatevs), but since my miscarriage (2013) I've had several intuitives tell me that a girl spirit was in the wings. In fact a psychic told me the DAY before I fell in love with Lulu that a girl spirit was close. Of course who knows what our future holds (likely no other human babies) but I like to think this sweet dog is the energy that perhaps the intuitives were picking up on. She's been such a perfect temperament, companion, and play mate for our family.


You guys. We came home from Disney to boxes and boxes of all the photobooks I worked on and ordered over the winter break. They finally arrived. ALL of them. What you're looking at are Artifact Uprising books that hold all of our best photos from 2006-2015 (ten years) and on the bottom are 68 Chat Books that contain all of my instagrams and their captions. DONE and DONE. ����

Tuesday, January 19


#letartoutletlovein ��


Last summer I found some gorgeous floral vintage wallpaper from the 40's (on a site call Hannah's Treasures for those of you interested). And today it's FINALLY going up after a looooong search to find someone willing to work with vintage paper. I'm thinking it's been worth the wait because I'm loving it!!!! 


Annnnnd I love it. Now I wanna do more accent walls. 

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Surrender your seriousness
Come alive
Take a risk
Be radically kind
Share your heart Shine
Celebrate everything

From my heart to yours....


Wednesday, January 20

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“Friendship isn't about whom you have known the longest... It's about who came, and never left your side. ♥”
― Mikaela Tiu


Current view. Zipporah Lomax is in the studio today taking shots for upcoming new website!

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Friends, episode 7 of the Possibilitarian Podcast is now available!! Join us as we say goodbye to 2015, and welcome 2016 with open, grateful arms!! Don’t forget to send your questions to hello@kellyraeroberts.com, and check out the episode here!

Thursday, January 21



Current view from my bed. It seems right on cue, I get a sinus/chest cold thing within a week of coming home from a trip despite being downright obsessive with immune boosters and germ fighting. I'm all WTF but also grateful I've got support so I can (hopefully) sleep this thing off. ����



That's it for this week! Check back here next week for another update, or join us over on Instagram for daily photos and thoughts!

XO,
Kelly Rae



Friday, January 15, 2016

My Instagram Weekly Round Up – Sunshine and Disney!


I'm obsessed with Instagram – it's my favorite online home! Here's a recap from the last week, and for those of you who aren't on Instagram, come and join me! And you can click here to see all the Instagram updates right here on my blog!

Friday, January 8


We stand for love! Happy Friday, friends. 


This weekend, let's.... Find sacred in the ordinary
Seek beauty
Choose joy!

Have a wonderful one, friends! 


I'm heading to CA tomorrow for a girls weekend and then to Disney with the fam. This captures my anticipation perfectly.
 

Saturday, January 9



Have you ever arrived at the airport for your flight only to be informed that your flight was YESTERDAY? Friends, such is my life. Or actually such is my brain. I can't even. Anyway, here's to trusting this journey to CA and hoping for a standby seat. I cannot believe I did that!

Sunday, January 10


Made it to CA for a weekend with some dear friends. Grateful for that standby seat and the truth of trusting. And friendship. Whenever I'm with these dearest I always think of that amazing quote: A friend is one to whom one may pour out the contents of one's heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that gentle hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
- George Eliot


While I'm down here in CA, I wanted to announce my new exciting partnership with Tapestry Fair, a producer of EXQUISITE hand-painted needlepoint canvases for independent needlepoint shops across America. All of my needlepoint canvases are debuting this weekend at The National Needlearts Tradeshow in San Diego. You guys, I'm super super excited about this. This photo shows one of the hand painted needlepoint canvases ready for a stitcher to do their thing. I can't wait to see one completed. OMG!

Monday, January 11



One of my favorite quotes. Here's to finding the sacred in the ordinary everydayness of our lives. Happy Monday, friends. Xxo

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Dream big in the moonlight, dear one...

As we grow up and older, the weaves of our intersections hold wider, deeper meaning. Life is happening in our individual worlds outside of our intersections. Hard stuff. Good stuff. Confusing stuff. And every now and again it's just so good for the soul to be with those who may not live nearby in the geographic sense but who certainly are my heart's closest neighbors. I am so grateful for their witness and also to witness their unfolding, through all the seasons, ebbs and flows. This year I want to show up more for my friends, for all the people who live far away but who reside in my heart and in my soul. Xxo.

Tuesday, January 12


Missing this snorty sweetheart. 


This week is the @americasmartatl in Atlanta. It's the winter show where all my new products debut. I'm super excited to have lots and lots of goodies in the @demdaco showroom, including this gorgeous large wooded JOY piece, new mugs, bags, Angels, and even really cool socks. Retailers, See all of the Kelly Rae Roberts Collection with DEMDACO in Bldg 2, Ste 685 and now in the @onecoastsocial showroom, 18th Floor, Ste 1837J. I also have many many goodies (tote bags, journals, calendars, and more) over in the LANG showroom. �� Although I'm currently in CA with my family (Disney!), a bit of my heart, enthusiasm, and spirit is in Atlanta this week. I really love this part of what I offer to the world. Xxo

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Being down in California to spend some time with my tribe, I have a lot of gratitude for my friends, my soul sisters, my confidants. Here's to our nearest and dearest!!

Wednesday, January 13

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Friends, with the trials of travels, staying present and connecting back to love is super important to me. This piece from the True® by Kelly Rae Roberts collection reflects that for me. Here's to love, all around the earth. 


We're having one of those easy days here at one of the happiest place I know. Super grateful for the CA sun, warmth, and magic. Xxo from Disney!

Thursday, January 14


Adore this tile. Found at Disney. ��


Our doggie/house sitter just texted this photo of Lulu...can't even...


That's it for this week! Check back here next week for another update, or join us over on Instagram for daily photos and thoughts!

XO,
Kelly Rae




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