a hopeful maternity fairy

Sep 11, 2006 | Life in Progress

“Maternity Bliss”
8X10 on strathmore watercolor paper. available here

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without words and never stops at all.” emily dickinson (i’m sure i’ve posted that quote before – it’s a favorite of mine.)

for everyone in my life, friends i know, and friends i haven’t met yet who are on the road towards motherhood. this piece was specifically inspired by denise as she continues her very own touching journey.

Sending much love,

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  1. dfh
  2. liz elayne

    somehow i missed this when you first posted it and just now saw it on your etsy site.

    this is my favorite piece yet my friend.

  3. Paulette

    Such a beautiful piece Kelly….as is all your work! I also love Emily Dickinson and that quote fits your maternity fairy perfectly!

  4. Colorsonmymind

    I love this so much. I am going to buy a print of it:)


  5. krista

    hey, I found you from the Mama Says Om Flickr Pool, and I am totally in love with your art!

  6. yiwen

    Oh this is an absolute beauty! I just did a collage with the same Emily Dickinson poem too! Your works never fail to bring that sense of joy and hope to me ~ keep those beauties coming!

  7. lisa s

    I Love her! You filled her with such hope, grace and peace…I love her!!! I love you and miss you so much and really miss you miss you miss you!!!! We need another phone date! COngrats on your five years of marriage to your best friend, what a majical journey you two have had!

  8. Romina Bacci

    your work is so beautiful and you’re such a sweet soul 🙂

  9. b/sistersshoes

    This is love…

    all wrapped up
    in beautiful colors
    and concentrated effort
    to reach out
    and touch a friend
    with the hope
    and dream
    of her

    Thank You for loving my sister in your own special way :^)My words are her pregnant belly~ heehee

    loving you back
    xxx d

  10. Jennifer

    so beautiful

  11. Sulea

    Hello Kelly,
    I just wanted to let you know how gorgeous your work is. :o)this collage is one of my favourites! :o)

  12. Bohemian Girl

    Oh Kells,
    I got so teary eyed when you first sent a picture of this to me via email. For so many reasons. I was so touched that you created such a lovely painting with thoughts of my journey to be pregnant. I was also moved that she resembles me. It gave me chills (the good kind) and gave me hope that this will be me soon.

    You are an angel. An incredibly creative angel. Me and my future baby will rock together and stare up at this picture hanging on the nursery wall…with thoughts of darling you.

    My husband Carsten also thanks you from the bottom of his heart.

    Yummy warm fuzzy love to you,
    Denise (Boho)

  13. Susannah

    i think this one is my favourite so far – gorgeous!

  14. Amy

    Oh my, I so much that I could be with Denise when she sees this, however I’m apt to think that she has already! Truly, it’s one of the most beautiful and inspiring pieces of artwork that I’ve had the pleasuring of seeing.

    You have a gorgeous place here, stunning really, and I can’t wait to come back!

  15. Tongue in Cheek Antiques

    cherish and children pressed on the baby-ful womb, sweet tender message of life to come!

  16. Teresa

    I love that poem, and your artwork, it is lovely.

  17. britt

    again a mirror situation. fairy come bless me, please. love britt

  18. Loralee Choate

    This is beautiful! I love the poem as well. I just started creating a webpage for a friend today with that very title…funny.

  19. M

    This is a gorgeous piece! I love it!! I love her wings and the wonderful words on her belly. You have such a beautiful gift, Kelly.
    I was showing some of your work on your etsy site to my fiancee and he thinks we need to buy one! I knew that already, but I love that her loves them too. So I’ll need to sit down and really look at them all so I can decide. This one is calling my name as we’ve been talking about starting to try and have babies ourselves. I’ll need to find out the exchange rate and how much it is to ship up here to Canada!


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