Apr 22, 2007 | Life in Progress

10×20, canvas, “hope”

“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge — myth is more potent than history — dreams are more powerful than facts — HOPE always triumphs over experience — laughter is the cure for grief — love is stronger than death.” Robert Fulghum

i’ve had one of those blissfully uninterrupted days, in the studio, headphones on, tea on the cup warmer that my sister-in-law gave me for christmas. it’s been raining outside, a constant it seems this week. the photo above isn’t the best, but you get the idea. i’ll scan her in at a later date, but for now a photo will do. i am loving using collage elements in my paintings. i stepped away from it for awhile, but now it’s back, thanks to artfest inspiration overload.


yep, what a mess it is!

12×18,wood, “dance”

“Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances.” Maya Angelou

Sending much love,

Show/Hide Comments (8 comments)
  1. Lauri

    Both paintings are about the most beautiful I have ever seen, but, Hope just hit me right in the heart…I LOVE it, and the quote is so perfect!

  2. kelly

    this has to be my favorite

  3. Jim Di Bartolo

    Wow Kelly, I LOVE that “Hope” ptg! It’s one of my favorites of yours now (and I’ve honestly really liked ALL of your work). Beautiful beautiful stuff!

    Hope y’all are GREAT!! 🙂


  4. Megan Pickwell

    It’s always wonderful to get a glimpse into another artists workspace, comforting actually to see creative debris on another bench other than mine. Even a bigger treat to see the results of your uninterupted flow of creativity. Love the layers in “dance” Thankyou for sharing.

  5. Sulea

    Gorgeous!!! so much interesting things going on in the background. Has an added dimension to your painting.

    Love your creative space… mine always looks like a bomb hit it after a painting he he :o)

  6. Jennifer Valentine

    …well…you know what MY studio looks like….your studio is wonderful, Kelly! I love the new girls….love.love.love!

  7. Anna

    The first artwork, I love the bird on her dress!

    My studio is messier than yours (I’m too embarressed to take a photo!).

  8. Gwen

    LOVE THESE PAINTINGS. Love them. I like the dynamic feeling that the collage elements add to the paintings.
    Love to see your studio being a mess! I was afraid that there was something wrong with me, since yours always looks so good! Glad to see that I am not alone!

    keep up the great work!


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