taking flight into art, love, and life (the blog)

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Products We're Loving: Love and Treasures

Friends, each week we try and highlight some of our gorgeous products that we want to share with you! Some new new new and some old favorites. Check 'em out below!

PS: All of the products featured below (and more) are sold online via the online retailer Garden Gallery Iron Works (a local shop here in the Portland area), but if you're looking for signed/matted prints, you can get these in my print shop

PPS: International customers, Garden Gallery is HAPPY to ship worldwide. Please email them at gardengalleryorders@gmail.com to get started. 


http://gardengalleryironworks.com/collections/2015-kelly-rae-roberts/products/glass-heart-ornament-you-are-loved

You are loved and treasured. Yes, you!

This NEW everyday ornament from our 2015 line is delicate and gorgeous, and we think it makes a perfect gift for a loved one. Check it out at the online retailer Garden Gallery right here!


http://gardengalleryironworks.com/products/journal-joy-full

It's a joy full life.
I believe when all else fails love always wins.
I believe in practicing courage every single day.
I believe kindness changes everything.
I believe in telling our messy, complicated, beautiful stories.
I believe nothing is wasted and everything shapes us.
I believe in letting go and trusting the process.
I believe we are all part of something beautiful, something bigger, something deeply, profoundly, astonishingly...good.

Love love love this journal. Beautifully hardbound and perfect for capturing thoughts and reflections. Find it at the online retailer Garden Gallery here!



http://gardengalleryironworks.com/collections/2015-kelly-rae-roberts/products/wood-sculpture-mothers-love

Introducing our NEW mama bird and baby bird wood sculpture! The baby bird reads: Side by side, heart to heart, we will always be connected in our traveling journeys. The mama bird reads: Remember your roots and trust your wings. Great gift for mamas and mentors!

How cute is this?

You can find this piece, plus jewelry, wall art, and so much more, at the online retailer Garden Gallery right here!



Spring is HERE!! Have you seen our beautiful garden signs with a glass vase! This one reads "Embrace change. Let your heart bloom." YES YES YES.

Find this piece, plus jewelry, wall art, and more, at the online retailer Garden Gallery right here!



Love these NEW mini wing sculptures, meant to be gifted to those who touch our lives (teachers, mamas, friends, sisters)! We have several of them, but this one reads: "Fly. Your joyful spirit is a gift to this world." These wings can be hung on a wall or perched on a desk or bookshelf, and comes in the sweetest little gift box!

Check it out at the online retailer Garden Gallery right here!


PS: 




We're on the LESS than two week countdown to my painting ecourse! My heart is about ready to burst!

You can learn all the details on exactly what the course is about, how long it is, etc. right here, but the most important thing I can say about this course is this: this is not just a painting/how-to e-course. Yes, we'll learn a million how-to's when it comes to painting. Yes, the student work (actual paintings) coming out of this course are stunning. But there is as much a personal growth/soul work component to this class as there is a painting component. And this alignment of the two, well, it's been total magic for all involved. And don't get me started about the community and the connections that form between students ---> Life. Changing.


Because it's true: when we let art out, we let love in.

Class starts Monday, April 13th! Come join us for the adventure! 



Monday, March 30, 2015

Two week countdown. Pinch me!



Friends, we're on the two week countdown to my e-course starting, and my heart is just about ready to explode! It feels amazing to be on the verge of doing it all over again, and I'm thrilled at the level of anticipation and excitement that is building from students all over the world. My heart is excited, too. 




I thought I'd share the blooper reel from when we filmed the e-course. Honestly, it just might be the funniest thing I've seen of myself, ever. If you're in need of a giggle yourself, watch and giggle. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.


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Speaking of filming, this was our "set" - super fun.  It was so fun seeing my old studio transform into a little production studio. So much heart and love and good ol' fashion hard work went into the entire thing. A total team effort. And totally worth it. 



Let art out. Let love in! 

Wanna unleash your joy and learn how to make super fun, gorgeously layered backgrounds - gobs of them?

Yes, yes? Love, love?


Wanna turn those gorgeous backgrounds into gorgeous mantra paintings that speak directly to the call of your heart?

Wanna be a part of an amazing community of seekers, explorers, open hearted souls?

Come join us, friends.  All levels welcomes (I encourage you guys to do this course with your kids!) 


Class starts April 13th.

Early bird registration discount ends April 3rd. Use code EARLYBIRD20 at checkout!

XO, 
Kelly Rae




Below are a few testimonials from previous students. I’m so grateful for their taking the time to send over a little kindness. You can read more testimonials here

“Thank you Kelly. This e-course is so much more than I thought it would be. Delightfully deep, thought provoking & healing.”

“Doors and windows flew open for me, never knew how to express myself in such a deeply positive way.”

“This art class has been way more than I could of ever of dreamed of so far,Thank you Kelly Rae!!”

“This class is amazing and having Lynx [on air student] there was sheer GENIUS!!!! Seeing both of you doing side by side was double value, double fun – thank you.”

“Love loved every moment. I am going back to start all over. It’s like a favorite movie that you never want to end and watch over and over!”

“I am feeling so liberated by this process, I have unearthed some truths I wasn’t fully aware of until I started writing….thank you Kelly Rae for taking us on this journey of self-discovery.”
“Heart opening and oh so worth it.”

“I feel like I am reading a great book and can’t stop, yet I don’t want it to end! Thank you!”

“Boom. Light bulb moment. Thanks again Kelly Rae, I’m loving this so much.”

“There are no rules, total freedom!!!!! I feel so alive!!!!!!!!!!!Thank you!”

“If there is such a thing as ‘too much fun” then I am so guilty.”


“I feel like my eyes are more open and I think less before seizing opportunities. Making space for coffee dates, found out one of my fave authors was speaking in my city this week, and honoring the urge to swim. It’s all connected to what we are learning. Mantras keep surfacing. Cultivating creative wholeness.”



Taking Flight

http://shop.kellyraeroberts.com/collections/prints/products/taking-flight-2

New art – available here!

She took flight into a life filled with peace, grace, joy, and light. This is a newish piece for me and also my wish for all of us, wherever we may be. There is always room for expansion, for light, and for wings. Always, wings.

"The real voyage of discovery is not in seeking new places, but in seeing with new eyes." - Marcel Proust

I've been thinking about my own various flights lately. I think of them as seasons, really.  A few years ago (has it already been 8 years?), I took flight into a season of possibility, learning to paint and become a full time artist. This particular flight has been long, high, weathered with so many learning curves, but also exhilarating, like any first flight.  Since then, and since all the other flights - becoming a mom, growing in my marriage, growing as a woman - I've discovered how some seasons and flights are not about flying at all, but rather about growing our wings on the ground while being still, discovering within ourselves that we are already capable, graceful, joyful, light, and free.

This has been a great lesson for me. That flying is not necessarily about where I'm heading, or if I'm heading anywhere, but how I see where I am now. How I see myself. How I see the importance of being grounded by grace. How I'm cultivating and nurturing my wings, my freedom of spirit. I am more at peace than I have ever been. I am so thankful for it, so grateful for the teachings and the lessons - both in the air and on the ground.

XO





PS:  Registration is currently open for my upcoming painting e-course, Hello Soul, Hello Mixed Media Mantras, and class starts Monday, April 13th.

This will be the only time this year the doors will open to a group of students on the same day. I’d love to have you join us (hello, tribe)! Click here for all the details, including a 20% discount code and how to register.

I'm so excited!



Friday, March 27, 2015

My Instagram Weekly Round-Up – Studio Time, Quick Trip to Cali, and Nesting Nesting Nesting

http://kellyraeroberts.blogspot.com/search/label/instagram%20recap

I'm obsessed with Instagram – it's my favorite online home! Here's a recap from the last two weeks, and for those of you who aren't on Instagram, come and join me! And you can click here to see all the Instagram updates right here on my blog!

Tuesday March 17


You are only confined by the walls you build yourself. I've been thinking so much lately about all the ways we don't allow ourselves to simply take up more space. To speak and share our own wisdom. To ask for what we need. To say no. To say yes! Because we don't want to take up too much space. To share our story. To set firm boundaries. To take our time. To change our mind! Because we don't want to take up too much space. To lean and depend on people. To get angry. To be joyful. To unleash the depths and rivers of who we are. Because we don't want to take up too much space. I am finding lately that these walls of confinement want to come down. I want more space. I deserve more space. And my spirit requires it if it's gonna expand. And expansion is most definitely the spiritual goal. Here's to taking all the space we need.


Wednesday March 18


Spending the day today with Tiffany Kirchner photographing new products, my studio and more. Love her. Love my job.


Sneek peak of our new mini journals. Love these.


It's been a super full couple of days. I'm currently taking a quick rest before heading out again. Life is good and full. 


Thursday March 19


One our trees is in full bloom right now. Makes me so happy. I didn't realize how much joy I would get from watching the trees and landscaping bloom at this new house as the months roll on. Love it.

http://shop.kellyraeroberts.com/products/dear-world

Dear world, thank you for your smallest of moments that bring the greatest of beauty. Thank you for the stars, the light, and your soulful hearts that make living worth all the love you hold. 


Totally love our new mailbox. I've been keeping an eye out for one as our old one looked exactly like a feminine product trashcan that you would find in a public bathroom stall (the worst!). This one came from @GrandinRoad and we adore the personality it adds to the porch. Who knew? Hoping it will manifest some good mail days. ps: our home is being painted next week! Bah bye cream. Hello blue/green!

Friday March 20


The new mailbox totally manifested an awesome mail day. Ha! Excited to dive into these beauties.... 


These two. I continue to be so grateful that we are able to have John be a stay at home papa. It suits our little family perfectly. They are quite a pair these two. Both tender, athletic, creative, calm, loving, and musically inclined. John has taught me so much about the value of play, spontaneity, soulful living, and not sweating the small stuff. And I can see how these core traits are becoming a part of True, too. As a mother and partner, it's so cool to watch the unfolding and just how much this little boy admires, looks up to, and loves his papa.
Working on pulling this guest room together. This was my old office at home. The green velvet couch turns into a bed! (From urban outfitters). The desk is True's and he'll use this room as a craft room as well (coffee table = project space). Loving how this is coming together. I still have several finishing touches but it coming together!
Saturday March 21


I've been doing some serious nesting on the weekends, pulling together the rooms that have been calling to me since we moved in. This is the other side of the new guest room that has the green velvet couch. I added more xo's to the wall, more plants, a corner wall nook and I think this room is *almost* done. I totally love the love wall. I've been wanting to do this forever and I think it's perfect for a guest room.

Sunday March 22



Another weekend home nesting project! This nook at the top of our stairs has been vacant since we moved in a year ago. It has a lovely built-in bench but we never use it. I've been planning on removing the built-in bench and replacing it with a huge hutch, but haven't been able to find a good large hutch this last year. But then yesterday my mom and older sister were over and they put this little area together using stuff we already had. The result? LOVE! It's like a DIY linen closet that holds our favorite textiles and quilts. I cannot tell you guys the joy I'm getting out of pulling the last of our home spaces together! Next up: our large hallway upstairs and our family Spirit room that we will use for quiet time, contemplation, meditation, yoga, and reading. 


Closer look. Sort of love the whimsy of the cabinet and floor lamp on top of the bench.


I am so delighted by how often this is happening.


Monday March 23



Hello Monday. On the list today: quick spontaneous trip to CA, family fun with my boys, a most certain trip to a pool, a skatepark, and anything else they want to do. I'm all theirs and they're all mine for a couple of days.


PDX Airport carpet!


She took flight into a life filled with peace, grace, joy, and light. This is a newish piece for me and also my wish for all of us, wherever we may be. There is always room for expansion, for light, and for wings. Always, wings.

Tuesday March 24

Love. Found. Seen. Discovered.

Gorgeous, relaxing day here in CA with my little family. With every single beat, I am grateful.
Wednesday March 25


Nurture Your Heart wings available from the online retailer Garden Gallery here!

Just got this gorgeous photo of our new metal wings. Love these! I have many new products to share with you guys. Stay tuned. In the meantime, a full day here in CA is waiting! Xxo emoji by @tiffanykirchner


Gorgeous here. A really sweet family adventure.


I'm a HUGE fan of pink cotton candy. Anyone else?

Thursday March 26


My college dorm. 1993. Barely 18 yrs old, huge glasses, and dyed dark hair. Had an odd obsession with The Little Mermaid, Winnie, sunflowers, and matching curtains with bedspreads. These were the days. Loved every second.


Eeeek! Arrived home to the house painters getting started. The bottom cream color is the old color. The blue is the new body color (Benjamin moore Azores) and the tippy tip top is a green (hard to tell in this sunny photo) called Urban Nature, also by benji moore. So far, I'm loving the decision we made to have two coordinating colors for the main body. You can't see it in this photo but the main trim is a white/creamy color with the window inset colors being a rich, dark brown.

Friday March 27


Working on a little something that I'm so excited to announce soon. Also, it's good to be home ;).


Excited to dive back into work after a little time off. I missed this space! emoji by @tiffanykirchner


That's it for this week! Check back here next week for another update, or join us over on Instagram for daily photos and thoughts!

XO,
Kelly Rae



Thursday, March 19, 2015

It's only happening ONCE this year. Come paint with me! 20% off if you register now.


It's here! And it's only happening ONCE this year!  


You guys! Registration is currently open for my upcoming painting e-course, Hello Soul, Hello Mixed Media Mantras, and class starts Monday, April 13th. This will be the only time this year the doors will open to a group of students on the same day. I’d love to have you join us (hello, tribe)! Keep reading for all the details, including how to register.

I adore this course. I launched it for the first time last year and my heart nearly exploded by the response, the community that formed, the artwork that my students produced, and all the joyful soul work that we did together.

“The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” – Goethe

I believe in possibility, in serendipity, in providence. If your heart is whispering that now might be the time, I'd love if you joined me for what has been a beautiful, meaningful experience for so many (including me). If you haven’t already, you gotta check out what previous students have said about our experience together.





20% off if you register early

If you register before Friday, April 3, we're offering a 20% off discount code, just for you

Come on over to my website to learn all the details and enter the discount code EARLYBIRD20 for 20% off the class tuition. Remember, this code expires April 3rd, so act fast.

If you're interested in the installment plan, you can absolutely use the discount code with it! Installment instructions are right over here, along with all the other e-course details.  



About 8 years ago, I was tired. Unfulfilled. Feeling stuck in a life that no longer fit.

For reasons I still can’t explain, I felt called to put paint on a canvas.

I’d never painted before, and had no training or experience.

But I followed the call.

And followed.

And followed.

And followed.

That one paint-splattered night sent my life spinning in a new & beautiful direction.

My joy was awakened, and a universe of love and lessons and light rushed into my life. The same is possible for anyone wanting to awaken their creativity with this ecourse. 

One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned on this creative path these last many years is this: When we let art out, we let love in.

My vision and mission for this course was in direct service to that truth: when we let art out, we let love in.

And so. If I'm being really honest, I am not just excited for the painting fun that we'll have in class, but more importantly about how lives will be transformed when we dive deeper into all the ways painting is so much more than splattering paint on a canvas – that it’s a much deeper journey, an excavation of who we are and who we want to become. If you join us,  I can’t wait to see what personal truths unfold for you along the way. 


That's why I'm calling it Hello SOUL, Hello Mantras :)



Come join us, friends. We'll not only make gorgeous paintings that speak to the call of YOUR heart, but we'll create a tribe and community that will surely change everything. It's gonna be amazing.

Class starts April 13th.
Early bird registration discount ends April 3rd. Use code EARLYBIRD20 at checkout!

XO
Kelly Rae





Below are a few testimonials from previous students. I’m so grateful for their taking the time to send over a little kindness. You can read more testimonials here.

“Thank you Kelly. This e-course is so much more than I thought it would be. Delightfully deep, thought provoking & healing.”



“Doors and windows flew open for me, never knew how to express myself in such a deeply positive way.” 



“This art class has been way more than I could of ever of dreamed of so far,Thank you Kelly Rae!!” 

“This class is amazing and having Lynx [on air student] there was sheer GENIUS!!!! Seeing both of you doing side by side was double value, double fun – thank you.” 

“Love loved every moment. I am going back to start all over. It’s like a favorite movie that you never want to end and watch over and over!” 

“I am feeling so liberated by this process, I have unearthed some truths I wasn’t fully aware of until I started writing….thank you Kelly Rae for taking us on this journey of self-discovery.”

“Heart opening and oh so worth it.”

“I feel like I am reading a great book and can’t stop, yet I don’t want it to end! Thank you!”

“Boom. Light bulb moment. Thanks again Kelly Rae, I’m loving this so much.”

“There are no rules, total freedom!!!!! I feel so alive!!!!!!!!!!!Thank you!”

“If there is such a thing as ‘too much fun” then I am so guilty.”

“I feel like my eyes are more open and I think less before seizing opportunities. Making space for coffee dates, found out one of my fave authors was speaking in my city this week, and honoring the urge to swim. It’s all connected to what we are learning. Mantras keep surfacing. Cultivating creative wholeness.” 




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