“In the end, it’s our friendships that live in the spaces between our biggest life moments. It’s our friendships that hold the divide between life and love, fear and compassion, doubt and courage. And it’s our friendships that crack open our hearts to the light within ourselves waiting to be seen, to be born.” – the last sentence from my article, the magic of friendship, in the current summer issue of Somerset Life magazine.

i am delighted to announce that my first article with Somerset Life is on stands now (sneak peek at the first couple of pages above)! i wrote about friendship – how its mysteries are uniquely wired for each of us, how its magic transcends the miles of our lives (btw, i write about the collectiveness of friendships, not just my own). i am most proud of this article – not only is it super meaningful to me, but it’s some of my best writing. thank you, jenny doh, for the opportunity and thank you denise for your beautiful photographs that accompany the article. it’s truly a gorgeous few pages inside a stunning magazine. the photos in the article are from my and mati’s session with denise last fall. it was such fun to get all girlie during that shoot and it was also fun for mati and i to head off to to the bookstore together (i happened to be visiting her in san fran for the weekend) to find the magazine. for a few moments it felt as if we were teenagers squealing in laughter as we made fools of ourselves in the magazine aisle. here’s a pic to prove our silliness.
(me and andrea – photo by andrea)
speaking of friendship, my trip to san fran was good. i really needed the perspective that comes with anticipating an adventure, getting on a plane, and spending some time with friends who already know all my bits and pieces and who feel familiar and warm to my soul. we ate, lounged by pools, caught up, took walks, went to the art show (mentioned in previous post), and on and on. i arrived home feeling renewed on the community front that i’ve been struggling with a bit.
(hugh + mati – adorable together)
(kelly marie + kelly rae)
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in other news, registration for the class mati and i are co-teaching at An Artful Journey creative retreat opens up TOMORROW at 12 noon. my previous blog post with all the details is right here.
also, in an effort to get organized for my new shop to debut when my new website debuts, i’ve put some goodies on sale over on my etsy shop, including the cute totes and keepsake boxes.
more 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.

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