I’ve been Inspiration Bombed! Plus, a convo with Clare Bowditch

Oct 4, 2013 | Being A Mama, Life in Progress

This series shares brave, honest, sometimes hilarious stories of how we hold it all together in one breath and let it all go in another. I want to share stories of what mamahood + biz really looks like, and demystify the idea that we can’t do both well….because I believe that we can do both really well.

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:: Everyone, meet my new friend Clare ::

Still sick in bed but feeling a little better and going through photos. One of the highlights of the last couple of days was spending some time with @clarebowditch. Total #kindred. Love making new friends who are doing and creating magic!
(clare + me)
Earlier this year, I randomly sat next to a beautiful red headed woman at the opening of Jen Lee’s new documentary. We started chatting. About life. Marriage. Kids. Business. Motherhood. She had me at hello. About 30 minutes into our conversation, I knew this woman was amazing, but I had no idea exactly who she was. I just knew she spoke my language, and that I liked her. A lot. We were fast friends (don’t you LOVE it when that happens?).
Photo credit: Brenner Lianna 

When she left for a bathroom break, I quickly googled her. Ha! It turns out that the lovely amazing red headed woman I was sitting next to was Clare Bowditch, a famous (and crazy talented) musician from Australia. Among other stand out achievements, I learned that she’s been Rolling Stone’s Woman of the Year, and ARIA’s (Australia’s version of the Grammys) Best Female Artist. She’s had top ten hits, toured with Gotye, Cat Power, and Leonard Cohen, and has played to hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. And, oh yes, she’s also stars in one of Australia’s most beloved TV shows!

Photo credit: Anna Robinson 
But it doesn’t stop there. During our conversation, I also learned that she was the woman behind one of my favorite online places to visit: inspiration bombs, a brilliant part of her newest venture, Big Hearted Business. I couldn’t believe it. A woman who has a passion for art and soulful business? Count me IN! Put simply, Clare says Big Hearted Business “is all about teaching creative people about business, and business people about creativity, in ways that make sense. And in doing so, we get to live what we call Our Bigger Story: to be a living example of that fact that it is indeed possible to Do What You Love, Make Money, and Save The World (just a little bit).” LOVE THAT.

:: Inspiration Bomb! ::

The next day Clare came to my studio and we continued our conversation around motherhood and business and art and money and all of it. She interviewed me for one of her inspiration bombs and I’m  honored to be one of her features. Her inspiration bombs combine interviews with art so in the video below you’ll hear me talking paired with the artwork of someone else. Pretty cool. Check it out below or over here. I talk a lot about my story, my community, money, and more….enjoy!

:: Our Motherhood + Biz Convo ::

I asked Clare if I could interview her via Skype for this Motherhood + Biz blog series and I’m so glad she agreed. Below is our recorded conversation. Please note: the video quality isn’t the best, and I’m not a great interviewer, but what you’ll find is a real deal true blue honest peek into the life of someone who is navigating business and motherhood very authentically and beautifully. And you’ll find silliness. Lots of that, too. 

Photo credit: Andy Vukosav from Coco Productions

Huge thanks to Clare for time, and for giving us a peek into her life.
You can connect with Clare through
Website | Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Big Hearted Business

Sending much love,

Show/Hide Comments (5 comments)
  1. E Makes Art

    Thank you for this!! Great inspiring videos!! And a big thank you for introducing me to Inspirations Bombs AND also Jen Lee's Indie Kindred!!! I just bought tickets to see the screening in Santa Monica, Ca next month! I can't wait! Thank you!!!!!!!!!


  2. Leah Campbell Badertscher

    LOVELOVELOVE! Already a great admirer of yours, Kelly Rae, and I so enjoyed this introduction to Clare. A beautiful person, mother, artist, and a Brooke Castillo life coach – me, too! (Artist, mother, and a Brooke Castillo coach!). Thank you for this series SO much!
    XO- Leah Badertscher

  3. Susan

    Kelly Rae you inspire me so much more than you'll ever, ever know Thank You !!! xoxox Susan

  4. Karen C

    I just listened to the inspiration bomb interview and it really resonated with me. I'm at a crossroads and you've given me some things to think about. Thank you. I'll listen to your other interview later when I have more time but I just found your blog (thru Ali Edwards) and wanted to let you know that your words just made an impact.
    Thank you.


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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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