Art In Motion: Dear Soul

Nov 13, 2012 | My Creative Practice

With Art in Motion, I share the visual journey through the life of one of my paintings — from the blank canvas, to the first splash of inspiration, all the way to the finished piece. Enjoy to the fullest!

Click here to see all the posts in this ongoing project series.
First step: Collage!

Next: sketching and playing with collage elements for her hair

Next up: More paint and definition
And then the final touches…..
A little something different…feels good to stretch, creatively.
I believe our souls are indeed on remarkable journeys here in this life, with these breaths, with these lessons. They go through so much here, learn so much, love so much.  I think we should take a pause and let them know they’re doing a great job. It’s not always easy here. But definitely remarkable. Life is beautiful and I often think about how lucky I am (how lucky my soul is) to be here. 
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I get so many questions about which art supplies I use and love. You can check out my favorite supplies for making art (like the one above) over here

Sending much love,

Show/Hide Comments (12 comments)
  1. Amelia

    I agree and yet it can feel tough for a little soul here at times. I know for me that art is the thing that keeps my soul rested and peaceful and even keeps it going when things feel tough.


  2. Rebecca Renkas

    Very beautiful as always. I love seeing your process and how your art comes about. Take care and have a wonderfull creative week.

  3. artfulscrapbooking

    Wow Kelly…thanks…this is something I needed to see and read today! xo Evie

  4. Steph

    Thank you for being so generous with your sharing.

  5. kat

    Hello Kelly, I've come upon you here again after a long time, I love what you do and have so enjoyed reading up on your blog, your photos are adorable too, such a cute little boy! Wonderful visiting you here!

  6. kjpaints

    Thanks for breaking this down. I could never duplicate it but I love seeing the steps. You're so talented.

  7. Natalie

    I love to see the process. I'm a faux painter living in Italy and this sunday I went into the little tiny church that St. Francis build by hand (Assisi) in that church the angel has on her dress a design very similar to the design you covered up in the left lower corner.
    Cool you have some hidden angel energy in your painting. I thought you would like that.

  8. Daphne Bryson

    Good Morning Kelly Rae, I am thrilled to have found your blog, it was a happy accident. Your work is beautiful, inspiring, creative….I could go on and on! Have a wonderful day. Best Wishes from England, Daphne

  9. danasparkle

    you are doing a great job. She is gorgeous. Love seeing the evolution of the ladies. With gratitude. *

  10. Carmen

    Beautiful piece Kelly. I always love to see the progression of an artwork. You are an inspiration to me. Thanks for sharing.


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Before I picked up my first paintbrush at the age of 30, I was a medical social worker. I followed my creative whispers, and today I’m an artist & Possibilitarian. I’m passionate about creating meaningful art and experiences that awaken and inspire our spirits.

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