Yearly Recaps

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2009, a review and a goodbye

dear 2009, i’m sitting here thinking about you. about all the things you gifted me this year, all the things learned, celebrated, cherished. i think this year was about me stumbling a little bit, trying to hold on to my creative fire while juggling the many...

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2008. a review.

dear 2008, you were an insane year if i do say so myself. so much activity. so much whirlwind. sometimes i wasn’t sure of my footing, and other times i savored the flight. in the end, even with all the rolling ups + downs, you were nothing less than magical. and...

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2007 was a crazy year

(oh yes we did…go cart racing is a hilarious amount of fun. happy new year from us, to you…xo) what i’m thinking and pondering as 2008 enters my life: “I will grow. I will become something new and grand, but no grander than I now am. Just as...

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goodbye 2006 hello 2007

There are years that ask questions and years that answer. ~ Zora Neale Hurston new years is by far my favorite holiday. the idea of new beginnings, new dreams, new goals, reflecting on the the previous year. i love the above quote by zora neale hurston. i have thought...

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Hey there, I’m Kelly Rae Roberts

Before I was an artist, I was a social worker. And then at the age of 30, I started playing with paint, and everything about my life changed. Today I'm passionate about making meaningful art while helping other women explore their creativity, nourish their souls, and build thriving creative businesses.

I live in a tiny town named Sisters, Oregon with my husband John, our son True, and our two English Bulldogs, Lulu Butter Butterbean and Amelia Apple Bottoms. I deeply believe that anything is possible, one small and brave step at a time.



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