‘winged promise’ on canvas

so, what i love about my silly yellow poster board schedule is this: i’ve fully given myself permission to breathe inside of its routine. the idea is to welcome back into my life the things i’ve missed, but not feel pressured by them or by time. my practical, self-care side is taking over for a bit, and i’m thankful for it. there is a great little write up about “recharging” in the latest issue of art + life (a must read zine and a great christmas gift, by the way). i feel a very real sense of this beginning to happen for me, especially now that the book has been submitted and i’m nearing the end of kpfa preparations (super excited about this, by the way). i’m working hard to allow myself the gift of recharging without feeling like i’ve let myself down or the compulsion to stay busy. i want my soul to be well rested so that it can soak in inspiration.

i’m also making a promise to settle into the knowing that i am simply enough just as i am today, in this skin, in this body, with these hands, with this bank account, with this heart, and sometimes chatter-ridden mind. i am even enough when i don’t have words to fill a conversation. or when i’m feeling a bit disconnected (as i have a bit lately). or when i’m feeling fickle and unsettled. i’ve been a bit caught up in thoughts of what others think of me, or comparing myself to other people a little bit. we all do this. it’s a natural thing, but for me, i can’t stay in that mindset for too long before feeling completely defeated. the joy is sucked away. the good energy evaporates.

i thought about all of this last nite when i was in the studio. clearly, i was needing to clear my head! thank you for all the wonderful etsy recommendations. etsy has been huge in the crafty revolution and i just love it. love it! also, have you heard of trunkt? i found this gem of a website through thea (thank you, thea) and have been happy to follow the links over there, too. i love the holidays.

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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