Tuesday, November 1, 2011

flying lessons....

 I have recently learned to Fly. I'm not talking about the traditional flying, as in the air, in an Airplane. Although I dare say what I have experienced has taken me to heights farther than any Airplane could have. It has been a flight of Heart, Soul and Creative Spirit. 


Original Artwork by Kelly Rae Roberts proudly owned by Me
Last July I began taking a course from the Artist Kelly Rae Roberts. In a very short 5 years she has catapulted herself to greatness in the Art community. She is well respected, well loved, and oh so very talented. So when she offered a class with all the info on how she managed to do what she has done, I jumped on it. The class is called "Flying Lessons: Tips and tricks to help your Creative Business Soar". It was an amazing class. I learned, and continue learning so much about how to start and grow my little Art business. But the best component by far has been the Facebook group that Kelly Rae started for us. Little did I know the impact these amazing Artists would have in my life. And I dare say that I have made what I believe to be lifelong friends. Who can understand an Artists Heart better than another Artist? No one. The impact these women have made on me is beyond words and like most Artists, can sometimes only be expressed through their Art.


So that's what we have decided to do. Express ourselves through our Art. A group of us from this class, have decided to have a "Blog Hop" with the theme "Spreading your Wings". At the bottom of this post there will be a list of blogs connecting you to of some of the most Talented and Giving artists I have ever had the pleasure to know. We have each Created a Piece of Art that is inspired by our experience in the class, and in the Flying Lessons group. 

This is what I felt compelled to Create.....






I am so thankful to Kelly Rae and to this wonderful Group of Artists, for helping me open this door. For giving me the tools and confidence to step through the doorway, and leap fearlessly. For helping me to feel free to create, and dream, and to hope..... and Spread my Wings to reach all the possibilities that are out there.  I thank them from the bottom of my heart for helping me to see daily, that an Art filled life is possible, that living your Dreams is possible. That Spreading your Wings and Flying Higher than you ever thought you could, is possible.....

I encourage you to visit their blogs which are listed below. I KNOW you will be amazed and touched at the beauty that they have created. I know this because, everyday I have the privilege of seeing their Art. And it is not something you want to miss....




If you like what you see, don’t forget to subscribe, like and follow us!!!
Amaranthine Violet:  http://magic-gypsy.blogspot.com/
Beatriz Peñas B.:  http://beatrizbepe.blogspot.com/
Beth Cougler Blom:   http://sobliss.wordpress.com/
Cindy Jones Lantier:  http://www.lantier.org
Hillary Courson:  http://www.hillarycourson.com
Kris Lanae Binsfeld:  http://cherishdesigns.wordpress.com
Liza Zeni Baker:  http://lizazeni.wordpress.com/
Stacey ChadwickBrown:  http://staceybrownarts.blogspot.com/
Teresa Cash-Czech: http://www.asmilemaker.com/


Special Thanks to Michelle Reynolds for the use of her artwork (http://shellsinthebush.blogspot.com/)! For more info on classes by Kelly Rae Roberts visit www.kellyraeroberts.com or check out her new Hello Soul. Hello Business. http://kellyraeroberts.com/hello-soul-hello-business
Thanks for hopping with us! <3 Kelley


26 comments:

  1. Beautiful piece, beautiful blog. I'm so happy to have met you, Kelley! We'll fly together!

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  2. Beautiful collage and I love the words to go with it. Thank you for your friendship.

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  3. Wow Kelley, lovely work & words, it feels so great to be amongst such talent, Just realised I wasn't following u, am doing so now ;)

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  4. Lovely artwork and post kelly. Closing one door and then choosing another door to open is a lovely concept Jane x

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  5. Beautifully written words Kelly and I love your inspired artwork; your chosen words are so very fitting. It's been wonderful to share this special journey with you so far and I am so grateful for your wonderful support and friendship. Looking forward to flying even higher alongside you! Liza xxx

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  6. That is beautiful, Kelley. I love it. Meeting you through this class has been a blessing to me.

    Lori

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  7. Hi Kelley!!! You are so....talented!!! It has been so awesome getting to know you!!! Remember us little people k???? xoxo Kathy May

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  8. Simply beautiful! What more can I say.

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  9. Wow Kelley, your work is so beautiful and I love the messages! LOVE, LOVE!!! You have a gift of inspiration.. Thanks for sharing it with us! Thanks for hopping with us!!! Kris :-)

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  10. I thank you too, Kelley, for also being one of the gals who has inspired me with your art as well as your encouragement.

    I love your above painting/collage!

    Jill

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  11. Oh my, really love the message of the second piece. Wonderful!

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  12. Kelly,

    I am itching to try my hand at mixed media as well. I am hoping one day to sit down and play. I love your work!

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  13. You put your words together wonderfully - just like your art. I LOVE this piece (I actually love all of your work). The saying is wonderful and so true . . . So glad to be part of this wonderful community with you and thanks for hopping with us!

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  14. Kelley - what a beautiful post, you brought tears to my eyes!! I love your artwork and am so blessed to be part of this amazing group! You are so lucky (and very smart!) to own some KRR originals!!
    Clare x

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  15. Hi Kelley! That was such a sweet post, just like you! Thanks for sharing your beautiful artwork with us!!

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  16. Kelley, your art is so beautiful and so touching. I love your bird cage with the opening and closing doors quote -- so true! This group has been such a blessing to me, and you have been a big part of that. Thank you for flying with our group.

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  17. I have been so excited to read about your development of your business on fb. Congratulations on your great blog and artwork- it's beautiful!!!

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  18. Kelley, Glad to see you part of the blog hop today. The piece you did is really nice. All good choices on the words the materials and the composition. Your last post about the cone of shame was really really wonderful such a great metaphor. Thanks for being in my tribe.

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  19. Love your creation and I'm jealous about that piece by KRR that you own. :) Happy Flying!

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  20. Leap fearlessly - so easily said yet so difficult to do sometimes. Thanks for making it easier to leap!

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  21. I love your style, the colors are so soft, somehow nostalgic and sweet too.

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  22. Such sweet and simple words to live by! Thanks Kelley and so glad to always hear from you in our FB group! I always appreciate what you have to offer!

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  23. Lovely messages - so glad you are part of the group!

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  24. I love your piece about the doors we open and close each day decide the life we live!! Wonderful...great pieces!

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  25. I love your artwork - I'm glad to see the birdie has a choice about the cage door.

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  26. I'm so glad for the blog hop because it brought me to your gorgeous work!I love the messages, tone, color choices, style ... everything! Thanks for being such an inspiration with your Art Everyday, too!!!! See you again soon.

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