dear world

Whoa. Yesterday’s Cyber Monday sale was a huge success. Like, huge, beyond words, whatjusthappened success. Thanks to all of you who follow me on facebook and twitter for putting up with my all day tweets and status updates!

Here’s what I feel deeply called to say: thank you. Please bear with me as I have a feeling that I’m about to sound downright dramatic, but I can’t help myself. In preparation for Hello Soul, Hello Business, Beth and I have been doing a ton of talking (marathon skype sessions), reflecting on our own journeys, our own personal stories that have led us to where we are today – not just in biz, but in life – they go hand and hand. Through all of the reflection, what is clear to me is this: without your support, without the encouragement of this specific community, without the buoy of you, this life, this hand-made, what-in-the-world-am-i-doing, beautiful, chaotic, dream-filled life would simply not be possible.

It’s been five years.

Five years of listening, taking leaps, making giant mistakes, making giant decisions, cultivating business skills, unlearning business skills, finding new ways, finding my own way. You have been there all along. You. I could seriously weep. I could weep when I think about how this space has documented every single step – from that first painting to that first art retreat (that changed everything) to that first book to that first ecourse to that first community (tribe) to that first teaching experience to that first licensing contract to that first first website to that first tradeshow and first gallery show and on and on. For those of you who may be new here, scroll down the sidebar for my journey in chronological order.

In between all that biz life, has been life life – the real sweetness of love and how it has been the fuel and the inspiration to create a life (one tiny step and decision at a time) that I count my lucky stars for. This space holds the journey of quitting my dayjob, moving a million times, fears and more fears, triumphs, marriage, having babies, friendships, family, trauma, grief, and the details of a life in progress, a life unfolding.

And through all of that, you have been my witness. Thank you, thank you so much.

i choose joyful gratitude
(newish painting, available here)

The other nite as I was falling asleep, I placed my hands on my heart and the tears came quietly. They were tears of exhaustion (because in between all the biz life happenings around here lately, there have been some intense life life around here as well). But the tears were also of deep + wide gratitude. I am unendingly grateful to you – for being a witness, and for supporting me and the work I do.  By supporting me, you are seeing me. And being seen, friends, is perhaps the greatest gift of all.

Thank you so much.
Love,
Kelly Rae

 

Quick shop update:

-Per your requests, we’ve hidden all the sold out products to help decrease frustration and make shopping a bit more easy and fast.
– There are less than 10 of the following products available (get em’ while you can!): most wall canvases, all iphone skins (4g/s + 3g), all magnet boards, this awesome pillow, this awesome photo frame, + this favorite boxy wall art.

One more thing: It’s not too late to be a holiday sponsor! If you’re interested in being a sponsor for Dec and having your shop/services/projects highlighted here on the blog and on the sidebar, please send us an email at kellyraeroberts@gmail.com for more info.

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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