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my momma as a girl.

i just love this photo of her in her little helmut. darling.

my mom is many things. laughter that you can hear on the other end of the house. a friend to so many people that once, a couple of years ago when she was home from work sick with the flu, i witnessed a different friend each and everyday for several days in a row show up at her house with meals for every meal of the day. she has so many friends. and they love her dearly. my mom is creativity unleashed. you would die if you saw her house. not only is it creatively and gorgeously decorated (complete with self upholstered chairs, couches, curtains, and more, like something out of your favorite decorating magazine), but she gives function to seemingly non-functional things. you walk around her house saying things like ‘oh my, that is such a good idea!” or “look at that” or “geez mom, no wonder people pay you to decorate their houses!” when i think of her, i feel a well of pride inside. this woman, my mom, has been through the ringer in her life. i’m talking serious stuff. stuff that could easily break a person’s spirit and she’s come out the other side a woman with an energy and a spirit that makes me melt. it’s quite hard for me to be mad at her. in fact, i can’t remember the last time i was the teeniest bit angry with her. so momma, happy mother’s day, not just today but everyday.

brooke and zach, sister + brother, old friends
it was a great weekend of time spent in the studio, time spent with our visiting friends, and a day in the city touring san fran’s mission district open studios. i have to say, though, of all the artwork i saw today wandering through all the open studios, my friend mati’s was my favorite. i’m not just saying it because i’m biased. it’s the truth. i wish i had my camera with me. all the artwork, the artists, and the streets of the mission are just full to the brim with photo ops. it’s an eclectic district with great food, art, people, and graffiti.

here’s a sneak peek at a piece for the book (omg, the book!):

Hi, 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 whispers and started playing with paint and everything changed.

Now I’m a full-time artist, author and Possibilitarian, who helps women explore and nourish their creative souls.

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