This is how it all started.

Taking Flight: Inspiration & Techniques to give your creative spirit wings is my top-selling book, published by North Light in 2008. It tells the story of how I fell into the creative life, and rediscovered myself in the process.

This is the story of how an accidental artist (I didn’t pick up a paintbrush until age 30!) found myself through creativity. In addition to sharing my story, I’ll show you how to grow your own wings as you learn my most beloved mixed-media methods with step-by-step techniques for a variety of painting projects.

The projects in this book are accompanied by thought provoking prompts, quotes, stories, and gentle guidance to help you soar into your own creative bliss.

““Kelly Rae is an amazingly talented artist and apparently equally gifted as a writer as well. This book is a journey from her soul right into yours. It’s part journal, part sitting around getting deep with your girlfriends, part interviews with other talented artists and part art instruction……” 

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After writing Taking Flight, I went on to teach all around the world, but when my little boy True was born, I decided to take my teaching online so that I could be at home with my family.

My online courses dive deep into the intersection between art + soul (my heart beat). In Spirit Wings, I’ll show you how to create angel paintings specific to your journey.

In Hello Soul, Hello Mixed-Media Mantras, I’ll help you create a mantra (or two, or three, or four) that speaks to your soul — and then we’ll paint them into life using my beloved (and easy) mixed-media techniques.

““I haven’t been able to put it down since I got it. Her unique style is very consistent throughout the book. The projects are excellent, and the instructions are well done. Included in the book is input from a team of her artist friends who have contributed their own ideas and techniques to the book as well. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.” 

quotebutton_@2x“Words cannot express the beauty and freedom I see in Kelly Rae’s new book. Of any art book (and I have so many) this book is by far the one that has and will continue to reach deeply into my soul. Its as if Kelly Rae has peeked into my own journals and gently shared the wisdom to creative questions I have asked…and thoughts and yearnings that have been stirring in my own heart.”

quotebutton_@2x“What an incredible book… more than inspirational… it’s insight*full as well. I love the combination of narrative and how-to. The pictures of the steps along side the instructions are incredible and the invitation to express yourself is irresistible. The chapters coincide with life’s journey and things we universally experience (but often feel as if we’re the only ones…). I find something different each time I open the book and it never ceases to inspire.”

quotebutton_@2x“I love how Kelly Rae has incorporated other artists’ techniques and styles into her own–encouraging us to explore new creative realms just as she has done. (Each chapter features a different artist interview and a project inspired by their style/media) I’ve already begun digging deeper into what I want as an artist and not being afraid to ask those questions and to dream big. A must read for everyone–regardless of where they are on their creative path.”

quotebutton_@2x“I haven’t been able to put this book down since I received it! What an excellent way to encourage and support the thousands of people who know they have the desire to create, but lack the confidence to even begin the art making process. My hat is off to Kelly Rae Roberts for sharing her personal techniques and for also including the artists who have inspired her to begin her personal journey to finding her own creative spirit.”

quotebutton_@2x“If you like the art style on the cover of the book, you’ll fall in love with the rest of the book, too. I haven’t been able to put it down since I got it. Her unique style is very consistent throughout the book. The projects are excellent, and the instructions are well done. Included in the book is input from a team of her artist friends who have contributed their own ideas and techniques to the book as well. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.”

quotebutton_@2x“If you like the art style on the cover of the book, you’ll fall in love with the rest of the book, too. I haven’t been able to put it down since I got it. Her unique style is very consistent throughout the book. The projects are excellent, and the instructions are well done. Included in the book is input from a team of her artist friends who have contributed their own ideas and techniques to the book as well. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.”

quotebutton_@2x“I turn to this book over and over again for both the visual inspiration and the workbook style projects and techniques. This book is like a classroom in a text book! The diversity of mediums and styles is wonderful!”

quotebutton_@2x“Loved this book.The author and her contributors, not only provided material lists and instructions for creating specific pages for a journal, but devoted considerable space to inspiring quotes and meaningful discussions. The ideas presented touched me deeply and inspired me on my own winged journey.”

And I wrote another book!

Flying Lessons: Let’s Make Your Creative Biz Soar is a beautifully designed, highly interactive (261 pages!) ebook.

This book goes even deeper into the nitty gritty of turning your passion into a flourishing business. I’ll show you how I built a global audience, launched a successful online shop, got featured in glossy magazines & licensed my art to national retailers — in just a few short years.

Flying Lessons is packed with personal stories of what’s worked for me (and what hasn’t—lots of wisdom in those hard-earned lessons), links, resources, and informative interviews with some of the most knowledgeable people I know, including the licensing and publishing directors that I’ve personally worked with.

The resources, information, and direct leads/contacts in this ebook will save you boatloads of time and money.

quotebutton_@2x“This content has been a catalyst in helping me to see exactly where I want to take my creative business. Before I felt like I was floundering around in uncertainty and fear. Now I really believe that I can make my artsy dreams a reality! You have given me the resources, tools, and knowledge to take my creative business to places I thought were only open to a chosen few.”

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