illustration friday – feet

Mar 22, 2006 | Life in Progress

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.” – rumi

these are the very first bare feet i’ve painted. i love going barefoot, though living in Oregon rarely gives me the opportunity (because it’s so cold!).

since discovering my art i:

don’t mind so much when the dishes and laundry pile up

take my time in whatever it is i’m doing

feel proud of myself for taking the leap

feel more like life is little work and more play

i get up earlier on my days off so i can get to the art table sooner

feel more of life’s simplicity

feel more free, myself, easygoing

listen to more music

obsess over backgrounds and faces

have learned that dreaming can take you to very real places

Sending much love,

Show/Hide Comments (25 comments)
  1. Brandi

    Very cute piece. This reminds me, in a way, of art by Misty Mawn. Great colors and you did a really fabulous job on the feet. They are hard to paint! Brandi

  2. andrea

    I LOVE this!!!!

  3. Francesca

    beautiful work and the list had me nodding in agreement 🙂

  4. shoofly

    i love your list of art discoveries! and I love the bird! your artwork is beautiful…

  5. Mardougrrl

    I really loved this..both the painting and your words. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

  6. the heartful blogger

    Wow Kelly this is gorgeous, so textured, really beautiful. Fairy tale like but deeper. I love it. Love the Rumi quote too.

  7. Kim Carney

    It is wonderful, light piece, makes me want to be barefoot right now

  8. Laini Taylor

    This is beautiful, Kelly!

  9. la vie en rose

    you are so good! i just love her tiny feet…and her dress…i wonder if i could find one like that for myself?

  10. Hotwire

    I really like the style of your work.


    Like your words, glad your art makes you content with yourself, beautiful, I like your work so much, this one with her little bare feet and bird on her head is so enjoyable to look at.

  12. gudbrandsdottir

    This is so great picture, I love the flowers and the birds. You have a great style, very nice work!
    And the words…..oh so true!!

  13. Roz Foster

    Your work is so magically feminine–beautiful. I love her wordy wings, her bird crown, the richly layered textures of paint and miscellaneous type/music.

  14. murphy girl

    love your style, great images! inspiring words, too

  15. firstborn studio

    thanks so much for commenting on my blog…i may not have found you otherwise! you are an amazing and delightful artist…sharp as a tack and cute as a button!
    i’ll be back and i am gonna link you 2 me!

  16. carla

    This is really outstanding! The feet turned out so well, and our choice of colors makes this feel very grounded. The background texture sets the firgure off nicely, especially since the skin is smoothly textured. I love the little flowers, too:> It’s so true that once you start opening up those creative doors, everything feels different!

  17. Michael O'Connell

    fine work… keep exploring… it’s all about the ride!

  18. TXArtcGal

    All of our pieces are beautiful!! Love your unique style! Fantastic!

  19. Joy Eliz

    You are so right! I never really sat down and thought about how much more fulfilling my life is with art. Thanks for the inspiration!

  20. tiffinix

    Wonderful! The colors the clothing – just beautiful.
    P.S. Loved the tattoo one as well and that you could not bring yourself to add one!

  21. Alina Chau

    beautiful piece!

  22. Bron Smith

    You have a very appealing painting style. I’m from Puyallup, near Tacoma.

  23. liz elayne

    I love this glimpse into what you are beginning to let go of through creating. You are finding yourself in a new way and that is beautiful.
    And this piece is gorgeous. Love her bare feet! And, of course, I love her wings…

  24. Look What I Made

    Your work is just beautiful. I just love the detail in the clothing and background. I look forward to seeing each painting!


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Before I picked up my first paintbrush at the age of 30, I was a medical social worker. I followed my creative whispers, and today I’m an artist & Possibilitarian. I’m passionate about creating meaningful art and experiences that awaken and inspire our spirits.

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