Wednesday, May 26, 2021

 May 26 2021

Life just keeps on moving forward.  I get my second covid vaccine on Friday.  I'll be glad to put that behind me. The whole world will be glad for that to happen. It seems like we are heading towards the end, finally!  

So I've been on cloud nine for the last week.  Ive been accepted into the Artists Gallery,  Sun River, Oregon.  Im over the moon excited!!!  It feels like I've been waiting for this day to come.  Dreaming of it.  Waiting for the right time.  And here it is!  Ive been working on some smaller paintings to put in, along with some of my fairy houses.  Here are some pics of works in progress...

Ill post the progress as I create....

Wow! Where has the time gone?!

October 2020

 So much of life has changed since that last post!  The whole world has changed!  Here we are in 2020; amidst a worldwide pandemic, the most important election this country has ever faced, wild fires burning down the West side of the US, multiple hurricanes flooding the South East, civil unrest on the streets, anxiety in the air.  Its an America that I never could have envisioned.  We've all changed because of it-there's no way to not to.    

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Patience Brewster artist showcase project

I was recently asked to participate in a project that showcases artists and what inspires them.  Patience Brewster is a very successful artist who draws and designs the most adorable, unique characters that are turned into unique gifts and ornaments.  Im sure you have seen her work!  Here is a link to her blog and some of the beautiful creations she has made.


Now for the interview...
1. As a child, do you recall a significant moment when you felt truly affected or inspired by any particular artwork or artist? 
 I wish I had a really cool answer for this one, but no, I don't recall any significant moment.  I just know that I loved coloring as a young child, loved creating anything while I was growing up, and as I got older, I enjoyed exploring all the different mediums used in art.  I dealt with a lot of anxiety as a young person and creating in any form always brought me peace.

2. As an artist, what do you hope to convey with your work?
I just hope that the viewer feels good when they see my work.

3. What memorable responses have you had to your work?
Ive been told many times now that my work shows so much love.  That my work has a happiness in it.  

4. What is your dream project?
I think it would be a wonderful thing to paint a mural in a place that needed love.  Perhaps in an orphanage in a third world area or maybe in a place where kids are struggling or in trouble.  I think that would be my dream project 

5. What artists, of any medium, do you admire? (Famous or not!)
Oh I admire so many...one artist I admire very much is Flora Bowly.  I love how she paints such spiritual pieces.  She has a way of incorporating her entire being into her work and it is always touching and lovely and peaceful 

I admire so so many artists, of so many styles and mediums.  I think the ones I admire the most are the ones who paint from their heart and soul-it always shows :)

Thank you Patience Brewster for inviting me to participate in your project-Sincerely, Kelly Lish

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

So I just want to say that I am very proud to be amongst the incredible list of teachers that will be teaching at Brave Girl University.  I've thought about online teaching for quite a few years now, but never really knew how I would begin.  Well now I know :)  And Im really excited about it!  If youre reading this then you really should check it out.  It will be an online forum with all kinds of classes to choose from and at a price that you wont even believe!  Here is my link to Brave Girl University.  You're going to be really excited when you see all thats available!

My class will be a fun one for Halloween.   And I'll walk you through every step :)  Hope to "see" you there!                                           Brave Girls University

                                                     BRAVE GIRL UNIVERSITY

Bloopers from my little sneek peek

Here I am, warts and all....

Hope it makes you smile.  Bloopers from my "sneek peek" video for the class im teaching online at Brave Girl University.  I know, I know....Im such a dork! haha
         Love, Kelly

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Ive been working on another fairy to go with the last one.  This shall be her sister.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Here is a little flower fairy I drew a couple of months ago.
She was a little bit lonely, so now Im creating her sister to watch over her!

I'll post her again when Im all finished!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

I never post anymore :(   Do people read blogs still?  I dont really know....I think I'll post some of my latest work today.  Hope you like.  These are part of my doodle calendar  pieces.

All rights reserved Kelly Lish copyright 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Never okay....

There are moments that may happen in our lives that will be out of our control.  These moments may be so painful that we wish we could erase them from our memories...but we cant.  Life is not a fairy tale.  All people are not good.

So the question is this:  How do we stay good and loving and caring in this harsh world?  How do we not turn bitter and untrusting and cold?  How do we learn from the pain and go on?  This is what I am asking myself this morning.

 I'm not the type to be a "victim" and I'm not the type to brush anything under the rug.  So that leaves me with "IT".  I'm trying to find the lesson in my pain.  I'm trying to not let all my tears fall in vain.  I know it will take time, like all big lessons do.


Sometimes words are everything and sometimes they are nothing.  Sometimes its best to stay silent and just be patient.  God knows what is going on even when we dont.  Keeping the faith that he is in charge and that everything will be okay, that is the challenge for me.  Being alone and not knowing what the future holds is a difficult position to be in... its not a choice.  When things are not right I can feel it in my heart.  I cannot pretend, I can only be open to what I feel...even when nothing makes sense.  That is the hardest part for me; when I feel the pain of loss and of loneliness.  I want so badly to do the easiest thing, but I know that would only make things feel better temporarily.  There would be no healing, no changes, no security, no peace.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


I've been nesting today...and I realized that I haven't lit any candles for such a long time.  How can this be?  Im a candle person!  I love the way they make a house a home.  I vow to start lighting candles again and to soak up the beauty and calmness they bring.  

Monday, September 22, 2014

Hello again!

Hello again!  I havent posted in such a long time!  Here's my thoughts for today :)

Just when you think you cant hope anymore...just when you fear that you may turn bitter and cold...Just when you know you cant believe any longer....Thats when God surprises you and lifts you up and lets you know that everything is going to be okay.   Never give up on him-He's there for you even when you refuse to believe it.   Life is good-it really is.  Everything will be okay :)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Being true to oneself sounds like such an easy thing to do, if only that were the truth.  There is a time for everything, and when that time arrives there is not much you can do except follow your heart, and listen closely.  Ask the questions that need to be asked...

Monday, February 17, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

He's coming along....

My King of the Jungle is coming along nicely...I kinda like him :)
 The inspiration photos Im using....

Thursday, February 13, 2014


I still need to add shading to the bunny piece, but here is what I started on today....  This will be for the month of June....

Monday, February 10, 2014

Hopping along....

This little Easter bunny sketch is coming along....

 Some sketching in the sunshine today ....
still adding more detail...

Sunday, February 9, 2014

just the sketch...

Just the sketch so far-this will be my doodle art for the month of April....

Saturday, January 11, 2014


Took a break from my elephant doodle and am working on some sunflowers....
added the green today and filled up the fields with ink :)

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Coming along....

Its coming along....I think it will be called Peace on Earth....(get it? Peace "on" Earth hehe)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Beginnings of another....

I'm planning on do 12 of these-one for each month....here's the latest

Happy New Year!

This year Im not picking a word or making any resolutions.  This year I will take each day and try to remind myself that life is good.  I will try to focus on my artwork and set small goals, and each time I reach a goal, I will set another...  One day at a time for me...

Wishing us all a balanced, prosperous, and peace filled 2014.  Happy New Year!

Newest doodle art....

Here is the newest doodle art- Hearts for Valentines

Saturday, December 21, 2013