ART IN MOTION + some thoughts on hope and healing.

Apr 18, 2014 | 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.


Started with a very quick sketch using my Stabilo pencil (link below)….


Very loosely painted around the sketch…

Layer two. #movingquickly

Worked on her face + hair using PITT Pens (my favorite pens – link below). Added a bit of collage.


Created wings with paper and a script stamp, then painted her dress……

Signed/ Matted Print Available Here

Added some text via alpha stamps, added her halo, and finishing touches.

This healing angel is for those of us who are in transition, on the edge of one way of being in the world to another. Who perhaps are struggling and working our way through grief, old and new. Who understand that healing can make it through the tiniest of cracks in the dimmest of days. Who are inspired by all the ways that hope and healing show up in our beautifully messy, complicated stories. Who believe every word on the Be Brave Manifesto. 

This one is for all of us . We are not broken, friends. We are meant to be on healing journeys. It’s our soul work. It’s why we’re here, ultimately in this journey. This I believe with my whole heart.


Here’s to hope and healing.

Kelly Rae

I get so many questions about which art supplies I use and love. You can check out my favorite supplies for making art  (with descriptions) over here or if it’s easier, I’ve put some easy links below for you 🙂
Thank you guys. I hope you enjoyed a peek into the process!
Kelly Rae

Sending much love,

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I’m Kelly Rae Roberts

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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