Honor Your Brokenness, new art + a time-lapse

Jan 17, 2017 | My Creative Practice

New Art: Print available in my shop.

I love this new piece. I believe we can receive our life lessons in times of joy, but I also honor all that we receive when we are truly cracked open. I had a recent cracked open experience a couple of months ago. I made a mistake. A big one. And it fully exposed my flawed humanness not just to myself but to others. It made me heart-sick. I lost sleep. I wrestled with my righteousness. I tried to undo what I had done. I searched for all the ways I could make it right. I messed up.

But then it came. The illumination. The gift. The insight into how this particular cracking open was given to me in the first place. 

The gift was full-blown clarity for how I want to be in the world – in business, in life, in parenting, in friendship, in everything. The clarity was indeed illuminating, despite it being birthed from a place of brokenness.

I am grateful.

For those of you interested, this print is available over here. 

kelly rae roberts feather divider

Time lapse Fun! Below is a quick time-lapse that shows the above painting in progress before I reworked it. Enjoy it!

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Big love,

Sending much love,

Show/Hide Comments (4 comments)
  1. Cathy

    This piece of art is beautiful and really says it all – we are human and we grow from all our experiences. This artwork speaks to me-thank you for sharing


  2. Mariel Padilla

    I really love your work!! Beautiful piece of art!!! Exactly the inspiration that I needed now!!

  3. raquel

    excelente me encanta tus trabajos

  4. Mark Lipinski

    Really a lovely piece. Congratulations. This life lesson will serve you well. The tearing down and ‘cracking open’ followed by gifts of illumination will keep on coming. We never really have it figured out and our imperfectness is perfect for lifelong learning and growing if our hearts and minds stay open to it.


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