Two New Manifestos!

Oct 21, 2013 | My Creative Practice

(signed/matted prints of this manifesto are here)
I’m a big fan of manifestos. I created my own way back when. Since then, I’ve created one for Joyful Living, one for the people whose hearts we love, and I designed one of Brene’s manifestos. 
These two are the latest. The Dear Child manifesto is for anyone (teachers, grands, caregivers, parents) welcoming a child into their spaces. I think of it as a love letter to children. They are precious, deserving, and in big need of our welcoming hearts, always. Though I’m far from perfect, this manifesto is a guide for me as I strive to do my best when it comes to caring for one precious three year old. 

(signed/matted prints available here.)
The one above is a revision of an earlier one. I’m calling it The Be Brave Manifesto. It’s for anyone who has ever traveled through brokenness which, of course, is all of us. May it provide even the tiniest bit of comfort on your journey toward peace.
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Thanks, guys. I’m thinking I’ll make more of these in the coming weeks. If you have a topic/theme you’d like to see manifesto-ized, feel free to share your suggestions in the comments. In the meantime, I just want to say a big thank you for being a part of my online tribe. I like you, a whole lot! XXO

Sending much love,

Show/Hide Comments (5 comments)
  1. ginger deverell

    Oh, and I second Jane's thought – I would love to see one on relationship too… with partner, friends and humanity. x

  2. ginger deverell

    Wow Kelly Rae, these both moved me deeply. Thank you so much, you are amazing. xo

  3. Anonymous

    These are beautiful- too early in the am for teary eyes! ( :Alexandra

  4. Jane B.

    I'd love to see a manifesto about relationship — marriage, partner, friendship — that pledges to be there in good or bad, happy or sad, hard or easy, to serve as a reflection, to listen, to walk this journey of life connected, together. I love your work, Kelly Rae.

  5. Mary R

    Kelly Rae, a friend brought over a pumpkin for me, and noticed my grouping of your ladies. she just looked at wonder and read them. they are three different heights. She timidly asked if she could pick one up. I introduced her to your art. Yeah. I am buying the Be Brave, On Halloween, I go into the hospital for my 19th surgery in about 10 years. yes, it is hard to be brave. Sometime tears help you get it all out, and set you, all ready to go again. I am so anxious to get this print. I DESERVE this piece of art. I love all your art. I have your bags, your kindness matters, coffee mug, business card holder (pain Awareness consultant) and probably several others. I can hardly wait.


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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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