i’m longing to get my hands dirty and messy in paint. i want greens and blues and browns to spill onto my shoes. i want to lose time while collaging and painting big and small and wide. i want to make a mess. and i want to do it all while listening to my favorite tunes. i can feel the pullings of my inspiration. it’s been awhile. i think i needed the time to stretch in other ways, both personally and with other creative projects. but now, now i want to completely ignore my inbox and everything else on the to-do list and just play in the studio.

it’s sometimes hard to find the balance, isn’t it? between creative life (actually creating), business life (all the ins ands outs of this), personal life (self care), marriage (nourishment), and community (friends + family), i wonder how we do it all? for now, i’m all good. i’m figuring out a nice and steady flow – on my best days, anyway! and i have no idea how you moms do it – i have such admiration.
a friend recently reminded me that we can feel the variety of life all at once and how we don’t have to feel like we’re disappointing ourselves either way – that it’s totally okay to feel hectic and blissed out all at once. that we can be that crazy artist lady and be well centered all at once, too – that we don’t have to put ourselves into categories. i’m not always moody. i’m not always inspired. i’m not always optimistic. sometimes i’m flakey and sad and scattered. and sometimes i’m centered and very well put together and very, very happy. sometimes i’m all of this on the same day. i’m loving the idea of releasing self expectations – that we can be,and should be, fully whole as a person – and to give ourselves permission to fully feel and embrace the path along the way no matter what emotions arrive.

i love life. i really, really do.

thank you, urbanbaby.com for the feature today. totally made my day.

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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