Brene, signings, and other news

Sep 29, 2008 | Life in Progress, Entrepreneurship

(a jen lemen original – clinging to these colorful words today. photo by alex)

i’m heading out of town for the next week. please wish me love and luck as i spontaneously jump into my first teaching gig. it will be wonderful, but i’d be lying if i didn’t say i was nervous with a capital N. i hope i haven’t forgotten to pack anything. paintbrushes. check. gel medium. check. collage papers. check. glittery eyes (thank you, jonatha!). check. heart + soul + butterflies. definitely.

i think i’ll have access to the internet while i’m away, so i’ll be sure to check in over here in a couple of days. in the meantime, i wanted to list a couple of announcements:

* my friend brene (whose book is seriously changing my life, but more on that later) posted an interview with me today on her site. i love her interview format and was thrilled when she asked me to do it (thank you, brene!). it also includes a giveaway 🙂

* for those of you in the portland area, i’ll be participating in art+soul’s author signing event on friday of THIS week. bring your book (or you can purchase one there) and i’ll be happy to sign it. there will be several authors at this event, including my friends stephanie lee and tonia davenport! more information about when and where and who can be found right here.

* i’ll also be selling all sorts of goodies (prints, stationery, books, etc) at art+soul’s vendor nite on saturday of this week. please come and say hello as i’d love to see you there! details on where and when can be found here.

* i’m feeling really called to say thank you to each and every person who have sent the loveliest emails regarding the book. i love hearing your stories of how you’re rediscovering your creative wings. how you’re inspired to start crafting again. i especially love the emails about how you didn’t expect the book to be deep and thought provoking – these really make me smile. and all of the images your attaching of your whisper journals, your patchwork girls, your affirmation paintings – it’s enough to make me beam with gratitude and light for years to come. thank you. thank you, too, to all of you who have posted about Taking Flight on your blogs, who have posted reviews, who have told your friends. i can’t tell you how much this means to me. you guys are the bomb 🙂

more soon….
xo

Sending much love,

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  1. Lorie

    Wanted to share a happy, unexpected moment today with you. I was in a shop here in St. Paul called Artful Things (I think) – all hand-made art from US artists – and, it made me think of you. So, I told the proprietess all about you, she looked you up, liked your stuff a lot, and hopefully, might contact you about wholesaling possibilities. And, re: the teaching gig – I think you’re great at sharing your experiences via the blog — you’ll be great, as well, in person. 🙂

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  2. Ria

    Dear Kelly,
    I am officially become one of your fans! And student! Oh, how I wish to attend your class…
    But for now, I only can put your book on my “Must Read Book for October” on my blog.
    Thank you, Kelly, you had been such an inspiration.

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  3. Whimsies Folksies

    I just received your wonderful book last week and I’ve been working my way through it. It’s such a beautifully written book, just like your blog. Best of luck with your teaching!

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  4. Busymomma66

    Have fun!

    You’re book is on my Christmas list!

    Safe travel!

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  5. Brené

    How exciting! I really believe that good teaching is about inspiring. And I can’t think of anyone better qualified to inspire! Have fun.

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  6. Charmingdesigns

    I am soooo sad! I just popped over here from Stephanies blog…I purchased your book when it first hit the bookshelfs…I saw you are teaching at Art and Soul…TODAY If I had seen this yesterday, and if there was still room, I so would have come and taken this from you. Darn. Hope you had a nice time, please show us finished pictures. Laurie

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  7. Kerri Jean

    I was just given your new book as a gift, and I just wanted to tell you that I find it amazing – I knew the art would be wonderful but the writing is even better. It is a creative person’s guide to life. I am savoring every page!!

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  8. jessica

    i read that interview the other day. it was quite nice, and her book – wow, i cannot wait to order it when i get back to the states. i can see just from her blog how life changing it could be. good luck on your trip, you will do awesome!

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  9. jenica

    you’re going to do GREAT. you inspire all of us because you’re such an authentic person.

    loved the interview too!

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  10. Susan Tuttle

    Have a wonderful time teaching — Art and Soul is privileged to have you! Have fun at the book signing!

    Susan
    xo

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  11. Kathy L

    Dear Kelly

    I put a little award for you on my blog. I hope you don’t mind. It comes from the heart.
    k

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  12. curious girl (lisa)

    you are already an amazing teacher.

    it’s just official now.

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  13. justagirl

    I just had a look at the interview with Brene and read you would like to visit New Zealand… you must pop in for a coffee or a tea, orange juice, coke or milo, a wine, a glass of milk or water…

    I wish you well on your trip to your first teaching gig, I have done a few and I know it is good to have nerves, they keep you grounded.

    Katherine
    xo

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  14. BigCat

    Have a wonderful time. I wish I could hop, skip and jump off to Portland for a few days and join the fun.

    I’ve just started reading your book. It is so fabulously inspiring on so many levels. Food for the soul. Thank you.

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  15. Leticia

    Loving your beautiful book. Good luck this week – be safe.

    Cheers

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  16. Cheryl in Titahi Bay New Zealand

    I read your interview Kelly – if you come to New Zealand, you have to let me know – you are welcome to stay!
    I know you’ll do great at your teaching – will look forward to hearing how well it goes!
    Cheryl

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  17. tricia

    good luck! Have a wonderful adventure:)

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  18. Jill Nalette

    kelly rae, your blog is so beautifully written. you are going to do a wonderful job at teaching. people are going to see the beauty that you carry and be delighted to have you as their teacher.
    thank YOU!!
    xoxo
    ~jill

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  19. Steph

    Safe travels, and enjoy teaching! It is a gift, as well!

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  20. the camp

    kelly…you are going to do great in the teacher role. all is cool.
    and remember masking tape over the
    paint caps if you are shipping!

    happy art and soul!

    peace.
    kelly

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  21. fiveflowers

    Well, I too, want to thank you! I am a reader of your blog, and I was so excited to see it at Powell’s books in Portland when I was there on vacation! And I carry it everywhere!!!!! Here is my litle review:
    http://www.fiveflowers.org/five_flowers/2008/09/that-yummy-book.html

    Also,I was wondering if you would be willing to disclose where you get your wood panels (or any advice on that), and where you source your inks– my town doesn’t really offer much in that department. Thank you again for the inspiration!!

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