Friday, December 31, 2010

2011 word....

I've decided that my word for 2011 is BELIEVING.  This year I will be believing in myself.  I will be believing in my dreams and making them come true!   I will be believing in all the possibilities and making them happen!  This year I will be believing BIG!!!!  Look out 2011 :)  I'm so excited!!!!!

Wishing you all a most wonderful New Year!  A year full of Peace and Love and Wishes coming true!
Kelly  xo

Thursday, December 30, 2010


It's time to organize my thoughts and set my art goals for this new year.  That is what I will do today...Look out 2011!!!!!!!  I'm gonna get you good!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Looking back and feeling thankful...

What a great Christmas eve and Christmas this has been. I would be so happy just to be with my husband and kids like we have done these past two days. I don't need presents or fancy things.

This year has been a huge turning point in my life. I've learned so much about myself and what I really want. I've come out of a confusing fog, to find that I really only want the simplest of things, and those are the things that I already have in my life. Quality time with my kids, new adventures with my husband, creating art and spreading kindness, and loving my little dog Cooper, these are the things that make me happy. These are the things in my life that I adore.

I'm feeling so very blessed right at this moment. I'm feeling blessed with clarity for what is important to me. I'm feeling blessed with love and true friendships that help me to see the light. I'm feeling blessed with incredible, caring,smart, and good kids that I really like and that like me too! I'm feeling blessed with peace and compassion for myself, even with my imperfections and quirks, that I am loved and I am"good enough anyway". Life is good and God loves me, I can feel it. This is all I need.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Merry....

Wishing the whole world a very Merry Christmas and a loving and peaceful New Year.

Thursday, December 23, 2010


Here is the newest angel...dedicated to survivors of , and those we have lost, to breast cancer.
11 x 14
mixed media
acrylic, ink, pastel, collage, hand made papers, vintage buttons and lace

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Angel of Our Troops...

Newest angel for my collection...ANGEL OF OUR TROOPS.  Thank you to all the men and women who bravely serve our country.  God bless all of you!  Your courage is so appreciated and valued.  Love to you!
11 x 14
mixed media
acrylic, ink, pastel, collage, handmade papers, vintage buttons

Monday, December 20, 2010

Angel of Love Doll....

I think she is about finished, but now I think she needs some long floppy legs to make her look like she is sitting down.  Her body dimensions are off and I think that might help...

Sunday, December 19, 2010

My doll experiment in progress....

She's coming along....

waiting for her arms to dry (paper clay) so I can paint them with black and white stripes.


HO HO HO!!! Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season!  Love, Kelly xo

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The doll experiment....

I'm calling this my doll experiment because I'm NOT a seamstress, so I'm having to be very creative to find a way to make a doll with MINIMAL sewing!  I have hopes for this, even though she looks sort of like an alien at this point-haha
Oh, and Cooper says hello :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Someone just emailed me this wonderful note..."Your art is like sunshine to me"
It doesn't get much better than that folks!

Thank you sweet Jennifer xo

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Happy Shock :)

Just recieved an email with the final spreads for the Spring issue of Artful Blogging!   OMG!!!!!!  6 whole pages, with my article and artwork!   I have tears in my eyes and I'm doing the happy dance over here!  I can't wait till it comes out this February!  I think I'm in shock!  Happy Shock!  I will have this silly smile on my face the whole day I'm sure!   YIPPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!

Newest Angel....

9 x 11
mixed media
acrylic, ink, pastel, collage, handmade papers, vintage buttons and lace

Monday, December 13, 2010

Birthday Angel

My newest Angel to add to the collection...
11 x 14
mixed media
acrylic, ink, pastel, collage, handmade paper, antique lace and buttons

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

I'm Better For It....

A few months ago I met a wonderful woman on my blog.  We began communicating back and forth between our blogs and emails.  There was such a connection.  Then in October we met in person and shared 5 magical days together in Idaho.  I felt as if I had known Kolleen all of my life.  Our friendship has continued to grow, and I feel deep inside that we are soul sisters, finally united.  I am so grateful for this angel coming into my life.
Kolleens blog is awesome, and her artwork is adorable and energizing!  She has a way with words and questions that make you dig deep and find the truth.  She is running a 6 week series of stories, every Friday, that describe something difficult that someone has gone through in their life, and is now "better for it".  She asked me if I would share my story.  Her and I both believe that there is so much healing to be had when we share, not only for us, but for a reader in need.  So tonight she has posted my story.  I hope it gives hope to someone out there that has lost their way.  Life is good.
Thank you Kolleen, at Heartwing Sisters, for letting me share my story.  I love you soul sister of mine!

It's going to be a good day....

You know it's going to be a good day when you wake up to the news that you are featured on someone's blog.  It's a great feeling to be recognized.  The other day I recieved this very nice email from a woman named Debbie, asking if she could feature my artwork on her blog.  Well of course I said YES!  And so here it is...so fun for me!  Thank you Debbie, I so appreciate your kindness!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Don't they know??????

Recieved a check today from Somerset...I'm going to be in the upcoming issue (Feb 2011) of Artful Blogging!!!!!  I'm really excited about this one in particular.  Don't they know that I would've paid them to put me in their magazine, not the other way around?????  hahahaha- but its true :)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


My newest painting featuring one of my angels....
mixed media
acrylic, ink, pastel, collage, buttons, lace, handmade papers


I am not sure if some of you know that your email is marked private in your blogger profile. This means when you comment on a post, I cannot respond. A few people who read my blog and comment on posts, have their email marked private and do not have a blog, so I am never able to respond to them. – such a sad situation.
really love responding to comments. I love having conversations with my readers and getting to know you all. Sometimes we become great pen pals, swap pals or even meet in person! All from a simple comment left on my blog!
Lately, I've noticed that many of you have set your e-mail to private. Which drives me insane and makes me really sad because I can't respond to your lovely comments or any questions you might have! Who knows how many responses I actually sent out to a noreply-comment@blogger.com address without even realizing it?
So, If you would like instant reply's from me, please go to your Dashboard, click “edit profile” and then check off “show my email address”. This will allow people to respond to your comments through email. - Also comes in handy when someone wants to "contact" you to let you know you've WON a blog prize! :)

Thanks friends...Love to you!

Monday, November 29, 2010

I'm published!!!!!!!

I just pulled this Winter 2011 issue of SOMERSET STUDIO GALLERY out of my mailbox.  There's an article written by me on page 122-123 with some more of my little Vintage Halloween peeps!  I'm so excited...this is my favorite line of magazines!  YIPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Seek Peek at my ANGELS...

Okay...I have finished with 7 angels so far.  I'm so in love with them.  I made some changes to the original one that I showed you a week ago.  I'm SOOOOOOO happy with these!  I'll give you a little peek at all seven and a real good peek at one of them.
Hope you like....
Angel of Truth

Excited about my angels....

I've been busy working on my angels.  I'm just in love with how they turned out.  Today I'll be adding a few finishing touches and then I'll be able to give a little sneek peek.  I want to experiment and try to make a soft doll angel too, but this could be quite a challenge as I'm not the best sewer in the world.  We shall see how that goes.
Happy Saturday friends  XOXO

And a few more....

a few more journal covers....