Weekly Update – Inspiration All Around

Jan 29, 2016 | Life in Progress

I’m obsessed with Instagram – it’s my favorite online home! Here’s a recap from the last week, and for those of you who aren’t on Instagram, come and join me! And you can click here to see all the Instagram updates right here on my blog!

Friday, January 22



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Dear World,
Thank you for your smallest of moments that bring the greatest beauty.
Thank you for the stars, the light, and your soulful hearts that make living worth all the love you hold.
Let’s let the small moments be big ones this weekend, friends.

I received some amazing books for Christmas and I’m loving them on our mantel. Worn Stories is super interesting (a great book for anyone doing #thewearyourjoyproject, btw) and the Domino book is so useful and informative. And The New Bohemians book by @justinablakeney is a huge book of eye candy, a fave. And of course the @humansofny book has captured my heart.

Saturday, January 23

He snuck into our bed last night around 1am. We snuggled on and off until dawn. As much as it interrupted my sleep (and his), I savored every last leg getting plopped on mine, head nuzzles into my neck, nose kisses, arms gently placed over my chest, sweet kisses, random breathing sounds, and just being that close for that long.
?: Tara Whitney

Sunday, January 24

Sunday morning. Grateful for these flowers John brought home. Grateful for the sinus thing not turning into a full on infection. Grateful that I slept in until 10am (!!) and woke up to the elusive sunshine. Grateful for this home, our life, our health. All of it. ? 

Monday, January 25

You guys. I’m having a party. A real life, in person, party. I’m going to celebrate my accidental, unlikely journey these last ten years of not only becoming an artist and Possibilitarian, but also starting and growing a wildly successful creative business without an MBA, without art school, without knowing what the next steps would be. Possibility lead the way and quite honestly I have often felt that I’m just along for the ride with something bigger, something drenched in Inspiration leading the way. Also. The last ten years could not have happened without the World Wide Web, and without the explosion of Etsy, blogging, social networking, and a whole lotta creative women GOING FOR IT. There was so much inspiration and momentum in those early days and I feel crazy fortunate to have collided with the Internet at just the right time to use it for good, for making stuff, for connecting with others, for building a living that supports a family. I find it so remarkable and I’m just glad and amazed. These last ten years have ushered in a ton of mistakes and learning curves but also book deals, licensing deals (fashion! Decor! Gifts! Garden! Holiday!), countless magazines, world travels, amazing collabs, workshops, online offerings with the best students ever, and so sooooo much more. Most importantly I discovered myself, my heart, my capabilities, my strength, my purpose, and my passion of combining my social worker background with art. I will be celebrating it all and making a marker, an honoring of this milestone. I can’t wait. The only bummer is that I can’t invite all of my internet besties. Ohhhh, but maybe we can live stream it somehow? Hmmmm. I dunno, but I will figure it out as you guys are such a huge part of my honoring and celebrating. Thank you a million times ?? ps: photo by
Zipporah Lomax

Tuesday, January 26

Loving this gram from @anahatakatkin‘s feed. I’m a huge fan of Anahata. I took a class from her years ago where we created large people paintings from giant strips of wallpaper. It was such a cool class. She was/is an amazing teacher and I remember her tearing up at the end of the class as she was so inspired and in awe of the work that was created that day. She was so IN IT with us and I’ve loved her ever since.

You guys. I can’t even. Every single day. The joy energy has so been elevated with this weirdo hilarious dog. She is five months and huge for her age. ?: Zipporah Lomax


Dear Soul,

You are on a remarkable journey

(you’re doing a great job)

One of my few girls featured in profile. I think that’s why she’s close to my heart…

Wednesday, January 27

Friends, it is with SO MUCH delight that I can say I’ll be at the Brave Girls Symposium this summer as a speaker, as a fellow brave girl, as an ever evolving creative woman. I’m thrilled, happy, and can’t wait for this event. Come join me and get nourished and inspired by your kindreds! All the details are here: http://symposium.bravegirlsclub.com xxoo!!!!

Thursday, January 28


And then she followed her heart

And let joy in

My favorite kind of story…

That’s it for this week! Check back here next week for another update, or join us over on Instagram for daily photos and thoughts!


Kelly Rae

Sending much love,

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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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