(the lovely hula and mati, taken today in san fran)

it’s been happening so much lately. everyday magic. coincidences. little moments that have me pausing in reconsideration. it happens when the same double digits appear several times throughout my day or when numbers repeat themselves in such odd, suspicious ways inside the space of my weeks. it happens when the phone rings and it’s a friend whose number i was dialing at that very moment. it also happens when i think about how nice it would be to find the perfect table for my new studio space (the new one i’m sharing with a friend) only to find the exact same studio table i currently have (but won’t be able to move) for sale on the neighbor’s lawn the very next morning. all i can say is that everyday magic has been happening a lot lately. lots and lots of paused moments of hmmm. i know you know what i’m talking about and don’t you love it when it happens?

but the best of all the recent everyday magic happened today. here’s the story: i spent the day today with mati and hula (who is in town from portland). we spent hours chatting, eating, and roaming the streets of the mission looking at murals and all the sights. toward the end of our visit we were all walking down a sidewalk cluttered with random trash. you know, the general sidewalk trash that exists in all urban cities.: old newspaper pages, dirty paper plates, endless bits of crumbled paper. anyway, we’re all walking down the sidewalk when mati yells out “kelly!” and there is is: a very, very old business card. oh wait, it’s my business card. in fact, it’s my first ever business card. and here it is in the middle of some random san francisco sidewalk, in a city of millions, right here at my feet, waiting for this exact moment of collision. it’s the oddest thing ever. it’s magic. later, as we marveled at how in the world it happened and the odds of it all, mati pointed out that perhaps it’s a full circle moment of my beginnings coming around again for a closer look. i had, just yesterday, blogged about beginnings and this was, afterall, my very first business card. so true and a lot of hmmmmms. i love that there it was, reaching out for me to find it on a very windy day in the city. so random, yet so not random at all. again, magic. love it.

(here it is. so funny.)

more magic from my day was meeting the gorgeous hula and her family. she is just as her blog shows her to be: vivacious. down to earth. accessible. witty. talented. oh yes, and she lives in portland…we will be seeing more of each other for sure. what a lovely woman she is. one thing i do love is meeting other bloggers. talk about magic.

what’s been your everyday magic lately?

tuesday’s giveaway winner is: michelle m (from illinois). michelle, get in touch with me so i can get your print out to you! giveaway continues for the rest of the week. enter a comment to enter to win. i’ll draw today’s winner tomorrow evening.

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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