“What I emphasize is for people to make choices based not on fear, but on what really gives them a sense of fulfillment.” – Pauline Rose Chance

mixed media on stretched gallery canvas
10″x10″x1.25″
available here. update –> {sold}

there was a time in my life when i made decisions based on fear all of the time. i would choose what felt comfortable, what wouldn’t sting. what would bring money. what would bring the less amount of change. what would be easy. but now, as i get older and more comfortable with myself, and i know for sure what i want and what i don’t want, i make more and more decisions that aren’t centered from fear. it’s quite exhilarating and liberating when i know i’m making a decision deeply rooted in hope and faith. it feels like i’m going against the grain, against the masses, and more towards my hopes, my dreams, my self. i hope this stays for awhile, this newfound sense of decision making. some days are better than others, of course. but i’m learning. and that’s what matters.

more illustrations over here, at illustration friday.

PS – it happened again. i woke myself in the middle of the nite laughing my head off while i was dreaming. john said i had been laughing awhile. i was dreaming that i was trying on different people’s facial features. at the moment i woke myself up, i was trying on dimples that belonged to one of the Baldwin brothers (not sure which one or even if any of them actually have dimples). how silly is that?

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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