slow down
New painting! The print is available right here.

Things are changing around here. It’s all I can think about. It feels like we’re coming out of hibernation – a long one that has a bit to do with the weather, a bit to do with lifestyle, and a bit to do with perspective.


It rains a lot in Portland. Like, a lot, especially from Nov – Mar. When it’s not raining, it’s cloudy and we can go weeks without seeing the sun. So when the sun does finally appear after a couple of long months without it, it just feels radically joyful, like your mood is skipping and bursting with aliveness.

And then you realize just how much you’ve been affected by the lack of that sunshine. Sometimes Jan and Feb feel like one long day that you are dragging yourself through. Of course, it’s totally worth the trade off of living in a city like Portland, though. We love it here.
So anyway, the arrival of a bit more sunshine around here has collided with the arrival of completely new life now that I leave the house and work somewhere else. I know I keep talking about it, but man, this has seriously changed my entire life. I am out and about, going to the cafe in the morning, walking here and there, breathing, commuting, and generally out in the world. It. Is. Awesome.
I have so much to tell you. But for now, I just want to say Hello, Spring. Hello, Sunshine. Hello, Aliveness.
Back very soon.

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 their creativity, nourish their souls and build a thriving creative business.

Don't want to miss a post?

Get my LATEST POSTS sent to your inbox.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Recent PostsRecent Posts Flower

Making a big move in my creative life!

Making a big move in my creative life!

  I've been thinking a lot about my personal creative practice, the times of flow and the times of drought.  No matter the season of life I'm in, from newbie artist to seasoned art entrepreneur, one sacred truth always remains: When I create, I'm at peace. I feel...

read more
November’s Art Date is here!

November’s Art Date is here!

  You're Invited!   Each month, I upload a new Art Date With Kelly Rae and I thought I'd invite you to the latest one, which is NEW for this month, November. If you're looking for a little creative lift, I'd love to have you! You can check out all the...

read more

Explore the Blog Categories