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

Friday, July 31, 2015

My Instagram Weekly Round Up – Staying Present and Ridin' Nerdy


I'm obsessed with Instagram – it's my favorite online home! Here's a recap from the last week, 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!

Friday, July 24

I took a short trip to Manzanita yesterday with a couple of girlfriends. This little town holds so much magic for me. It would be a dream to be able to own a little cabin here someday. The weather was gorgeous and so much peace in my soul. Love you, #manzanita! - See more at: http://iconosquare.com/viewer.php#/detail/1021310411454761888_4682769
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NOTICE: You are hereby allowed to be happy, to love yourself, to realize your worth, to believe in great things, and to be treated with love and respect. I've seen this quote floating around the Internet, and I adore it. Good reminder going into the weekend, my friends. Have a great one! - See more at: http://iconosquare.com/viewer.php#/detail/1031236835330443657_4682769

"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" - Audrey Hepburn A hopeful spirit if there ever was one! Here's to a weekend of celebrating your gifts! This one reads "our impossibility is our greatest gift." Print available from my shop! #kellyraeroberts #celebrate #possibility - See more at: http://iconosquare.com/viewer.php#/detail/1036307794030709145_4682769
"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" - Audrey Hepburn

A hopeful spirit if there ever was one! Here's to a weekend of celebrating your gifts! This one reads "our impossibility is our greatest gift."

I took a short trip to Manzanita yesterday with a couple of girlfriends. This little town holds so much magic for me. It would be a dream to be able to own a little cabin here someday. The weather was gorgeous and so much peace in my soul. Love you, #manzanita! - See more at: http://iconosquare.com/viewer.php#/detail/1021310411454761888_4682769
I took a short trip to Manzanita yesterday with a couple of girlfriends. This little town holds so much magic for me. It would be a dream to be able to own a little cabin here someday. The weather was gorgeous and so much peace in my soul. Love you, #manzanita! - See more at: http://iconosquare.com/viewer.php#/detail/1021310411454761888_4682769
I took a short trip to Manzanita yesterday with a couple of girlfriends. This little town holds so much magic for me. It would be a dream to be able to own a little cabin here someday. The weather was gorgeous and so much peace in my soul. Love you, #manzanita! - See more at: http://iconosquare.com/viewer.php#/detail/1021310411454761888_4682769
I took a short trip to Manzanita yesterday with a couple of girlfriends. This little town holds so much magic for me. It would be a dream to be able to own a little cabin here someday. The weather was gorgeous and so much peace in my soul. Love you, #manzanita! - See more at: http://iconosquare.com/viewer.php#/detail/1021310411454761888_4682769
I took a short trip to Manzanita yesterday with a couple of girlfriends. This little town holds so much magic for me. It would be a dream to be able to own a little cabin here someday. The weather was gorgeous and so much peace in my soul. Love you, #manzanita! - See more at: http://iconosquare.com/viewer.php#/detail/1021310411454761888_4682769
I took a short trip to Manzanita yesterday with a couple of girlfriends. This little town holds so much magic for me. It would be a dream to be able to own a little cabin here someday. The weather was gorgeous and so much peace in my soul. Love you, #manzanita! - See more at: http://iconosquare.com/viewer.php#/detail/1021310411454761888_4682769
Super rad day over here with both sets of grands, water balloons, good food, a birthday cake for America, cocktails, major squeal inducing play, and some very modest but just right fire works in the backyard on a very hot and sunlit evening. - See more at: http://iconosquare.com/viewer.php#/detail/1022086156930205767_468276

Monday, July 27
 
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"Your friendship is a special gift – generously given, happily accepted, and deeply appreciated!" Heart by heart, we're all on a journey together. Here's to our soul sisters!


Totally in love with the necklace Leigh Standley sent me. Ahhhh. Love!


Tuesday, July 28

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She was learning to silence the noise, and reawaken to her own bright bloom.
Still learning to silence and reawaken, every day.


Just had the most fun two hours with the talented and lovely hearted Tara Whitney. She was here to photograph our family and she was such a big hit.



Oh my. My new helmet arrived!! Totally in love. I've been commuting to my studio with my bike and this helmet makes me an official PDX nerd on the road. For those of you interested, it came from Inkwell Helmets


Loving all the icons and personal imagery students are using on the #hellosoulhellomantras feed! New students are joining my painting ecourse every day, check the feed for more inspiration and mantra love!


Succulent love. Every darn day.

Wednesday, July 29
 
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Her favorite moments were those when she let go of all expectations and worries and just simply celebrated the very moment she was living. YES to being present. I live for these moments. 


Morning! Wearing my joy today!



I don't miss my roots of growing up in the South that much (PNW has always felt more like home), but I do miss being able to find REALLY good, authentic, made fresh Southern dishes. Yesterday John and I discovered Miss Delta restaurant on Mississippi Ave, near our hood. The cheesy grits were perfection (oh how I miss southern grits!) as was the bacon, biscuits, gravy, fried cheese, and more. And the place itself was super cool.
 
Friends, I have been working on a new offering and I can barely contain myself with excitement. Registration for this new painting class opens soon (in about 10 days) and its gonna be soooo good. I hope you'll join me. We're gonna paint Angels to help manifest our deepest dreams and wishes. It's going to be beautiful.


Thursday, July 30



Hello Thursday! Let's make it a gorgeous one.



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



Monday, July 27, 2015

One week in: I quit sugar + caffeine. OMG!

(my new morning tea: hot water, squeezed lemon, ginger, and wee bit of local honey)

It's been a week since quitting caffeine and sugar. I have to tell you the whole story as this was not something I planned for, nor expected, but one week in and I can tell it's a very very GOOD thing. 

It went down like this:

A friend of mine took me to see a friend of hers who did a super involved, gorgeous crystal reading for me. It was my first crystal reading, and I loved it (my spiritual journey continues!). As part of the reading, I was asked to choose a card and whatever card I chose would be the "ally" that would help usher me to a the place that the rest of the reading was suggesting I pay attention to: a consistent place of inner quiet and depth where things can begin to form, create, and generate - a place where seeds of creation are born before they're ever manifested.

I pulled this card: 


And you want to know the crazy thing? Earlier that day, before my reading, I posted this image to my Facebook and Instagram page:

(available here)

I love how the universe works, how it shows up to affirm for us that whatever medicine/enlightenment/healing we're receiving is indeed right on target. 

Anyway, the "Release" card is all about needing to release whatever is getting in the way so that you can allow more of Spirit into your mind and body.

Although this message deeply resonated with me, I wasn't super clear on what needed to be released. I just knew I needed to let it marinate and sit with me for a bit. 

After the reading, I got in my car and headed home. The second I got in my car I began to feel VERY sick. The entire short drive home I thought I wouldn't make it. Intense nausea. Incredible urge to vomit. It came out of nowhere. 

I made it home, ran into the house, bee-lined it to the bathroom and my "release" officially began. (sorry, TMI?)

I called in sick the next day, and while I was lying in bed I thought about all the things "release" was asking of me. Obviously my body had an almost immediate response to pulling that card. In terms of my body, what else was asking to be released? I immediately thought, "It's time to quit sugar and caffeine."

And that's how it happened. I have not had either caffeine or sugar since.



The theme of release has been with me even since that day, a wonderful guide.  I can't tell you how that crystal session has motivated me, shifted me to make this move with virtually no cravings at all.

I will say, however, that although I've had very little cravings, I've had intense headaches with one full blown migraine and lots of mood swings during that first week. At one point I wrote "fierce" on my wrist as a reminder to help push through the detox symptoms. Not easy, but doable. 

Today is day 8 off sugar/caffeine and I'm feeling much, much better. The headaches are gone. I'm not having cravings. I am sleeping better, my skin is brighter, and I just feel healthier. I suspect my energy will improve the longer I go. 


I'm still not sure what all of this is about or leading to, but I do trust that it's likely just the beginning of releasing what's in the way for what is waiting to become. I'm excited to see what is birthed as the releasing continues!




I have received lots of questions about whether or not I'm giving up ALL sugars (honey, etc) so I thought I'd give you the scoop:

- I've replaced my usual caffeinated morning/afternoon black tea (with lots of sugar and milk) with my new tea: hot water, squeezed lemon, a thumb of ginger, and wee bit of local honey. This morning I had it without honey and it was just as tasty, so I'll likely drop the honey.

- For now I'm allowing myself fruits. I'm not a huge fruit person, so this hasn't been a big deal for me. I have noticed that I'm more inclined to choose apples and almond butter as a snack, however, vs a KIND bar that has sugar in it. I've also noticed that I'm going for the strawberries with plain greek yogurt (and a tad of honey) instead of a muffin. I'm taking this all as progress.

- I am NOT using any sweeteners like stevia, sweet n low, agave, etc.

- For the most part, I am not eating any foods in my pantry (bread, pasta, sauces, etc) that list sugar as an ingredient. This hasn't been too hard. However, I did order a burrito from my local Mexican restaurant the other day and I wondered about the sugar as I'm certain there must have been some. I'll get more strict about this later. 

- I am still using dates to sweeten my afternoon smoothie (apples, kale, spinach, lemon, ginger, dates)

- I am still using frozen fruit for my morning smoothie (spinach, plain greek yogurt, frozen berries, water).

- I've noticed that I'm drinking a ton more water vs my giant tea drinks that I would nurse all morning and all afternoon. 

I'm going to hang out here for a couple of more weeks, and continue to acclimate. Once I'm good, I'm going to try and take it a step further and cut out more sugar.

You guys have been sending me your success stories and resources. I can't tell you how thankful I am! Someone sent me to the I Quit Sugar website which looks interesting. John and I have been diving into the Whole30 book as well. I've also been following my old pal Lacy's Sugar Detox suggestions. 

Yay! 






Friday, July 24, 2015

My Instagram Weekly Round Up: You Are Worthy


I'm obsessed with Instagram – it's my favorite online home! Here's a recap from the last week, 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!

Friday, July 17

I took a short trip to Manzanita yesterday with a couple of girlfriends. This little town holds so much magic for me. It would be a dream to be able to own a little cabin here someday. The weather was gorgeous and so much peace in my soul. Love you, #manzanita! - See more at: http://iconosquare.com/viewer.php#/detail/1021310411454761888_4682769
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NOTICE: You are hereby allowed to be happy, to love yourself, to realize your worth, to believe in great things, and to be treated with love and respect. I've seen this quote floating around the Internet, and I adore it. Good reminder going into the weekend, my friends. Have a great one! - See more at: http://iconosquare.com/viewer.php#/detail/1031236835330443657_4682769

NOTICE: You are hereby allowed to be happy, to love yourself, to realize your worth, to believe in great things, and to be treated with love and respect.

I've seen this quote floating around the Internet, and I adore it. Good reminder going into the weekend, my friends. Have a great one!

I took a short trip to Manzanita yesterday with a couple of girlfriends. This little town holds so much magic for me. It would be a dream to be able to own a little cabin here someday. The weather was gorgeous and so much peace in my soul. Love you, #manzanita! - See more at: http://iconosquare.com/viewer.php#/detail/1021310411454761888_4682769
I took a short trip to Manzanita yesterday with a couple of girlfriends. This little town holds so much magic for me. It would be a dream to be able to own a little cabin here someday. The weather was gorgeous and so much peace in my soul. Love you, #manzanita! - See more at: http://iconosquare.com/viewer.php#/detail/1021310411454761888_4682769
I took a short trip to Manzanita yesterday with a couple of girlfriends. This little town holds so much magic for me. It would be a dream to be able to own a little cabin here someday. The weather was gorgeous and so much peace in my soul. Love you, #manzanita! - See more at: http://iconosquare.com/viewer.php#/detail/1021310411454761888_4682769
I took a short trip to Manzanita yesterday with a couple of girlfriends. This little town holds so much magic for me. It would be a dream to be able to own a little cabin here someday. The weather was gorgeous and so much peace in my soul. Love you, #manzanita! - See more at: http://iconosquare.com/viewer.php#/detail/1021310411454761888_4682769
I took a short trip to Manzanita yesterday with a couple of girlfriends. This little town holds so much magic for me. It would be a dream to be able to own a little cabin here someday. The weather was gorgeous and so much peace in my soul. Love you, #manzanita! - See more at: http://iconosquare.com/viewer.php#/detail/1021310411454761888_4682769
I took a short trip to Manzanita yesterday with a couple of girlfriends. This little town holds so much magic for me. It would be a dream to be able to own a little cabin here someday. The weather was gorgeous and so much peace in my soul. Love you, #manzanita! - See more at: http://iconosquare.com/viewer.php#/detail/1021310411454761888_4682769

Current view.

Saturday, July 18


Super rad day over here with both sets of grands, water balloons, good food, a birthday cake for America, cocktails, major squeal inducing play, and some very modest but just right fire works in the backyard on a very hot and sunlit evening. - See more at: http://iconosquare.com/viewer.php#/detail/1022086156930205767_4682769
I've been diving into this book while listening to the ocean. So far, so good. Super interesting read! Makes me wanna up my mediation game.


Monday, July 20
 
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“Let today be the day you finally release yourself from the imprisonment of past grudges and anger. Simplify your life. Let go of the poisonous past and live the abundantly beautiful present... today.” ― Steve Maraboli

Today can be that day. 
 
 

Good to be back home. Thanks to the Oregon Coast for a couple of self nurturing days and a couple of family days with my boys. Back to the studio in the morn!


It's rare to see him still, only happens when he's asleep. He is such a little dude with such well thought out plans, opinions, ideas, and dance moves that I often have to remind myself that he's only been here four small years. My goodness how my heart and life have been stretched, changed, rewired and born anew since this crazy and wise and serious and playful and willful and chilled out little fella made his appearance. For those of you who have not ventured into parenthood yet, let me say this: it's a spiritual experience that never ends.

Tuesday, July 21

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"Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.
I hope you dance." – Lee Ann Womack

One of my favorite songs ever!



It's a sick day for me, but this card I recently received is making everything better.


Wednesday, July 22
 
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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.

Day by day, we can make this a joy-full life.
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Loving all the backgrounds students are posting to the #hellosoulhellomantras feed! We have new students joining the painting ecourse every day. I continue to be so so so inspired by their willingness and brave creative moves!


They're like flowers on top of long stilts and I swear they just shot up out of this succulent overnite. Friends, I'm still under the weather but trying to get to the other side without making it worse. Grateful for my bed.
 

Thursday, July 9



One of our favorite projects we've done is to make a stage out of True's old platform bed. He is obsessed with this space and if you were to come over he would immediately say something like "wanna come downstairs and watch a performance?" He hangs out here for hours practicing his Michael Jackson songs and dance moves. At least once a day we are beckoned to be the "audience". I love watching his love of music and dance and performance continue to inspire him endlessly. He recently started a hip hop dance class and he is INTO it. 
 

I had to write today's one word mantra on my wrist. I'm needing to call upon my fierce bits to push through this week that is kicking my butt.


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



Friday, July 17, 2015

My Instagram Weekly Round Up – Coastal Trips, Kid Wisdom, and Healing Vibes


I'm obsessed with Instagram – it's my favorite online home! Here's a recap from the last week, 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!

Friday, July 3 

I took a short trip to Manzanita yesterday with a couple of girlfriends. This little town holds so much magic for me. It would be a dream to be able to own a little cabin here someday. The weather was gorgeous and so much peace in my soul. Love you, #manzanita! - See more at: http://iconosquare.com/viewer.php#/detail/1021310411454761888_4682769

I took a short trip to Manzanita yesterday with a couple of girlfriends. This little town holds so much magic for me. It would be a dream to be able to own a little cabin here someday. The weather was gorgeous and so much peace in my soul. Love you, Manzanita!

I took a short trip to Manzanita yesterday with a couple of girlfriends. This little town holds so much magic for me. It would be a dream to be able to own a little cabin here someday. The weather was gorgeous and so much peace in my soul. Love you, #manzanita! - See more at: http://iconosquare.com/viewer.php#/detail/1021310411454761888_4682769
I took a short trip to Manzanita yesterday with a couple of girlfriends. This little town holds so much magic for me. It would be a dream to be able to own a little cabin here someday. The weather was gorgeous and so much peace in my soul. Love you, #manzanita! - See more at: http://iconosquare.com/viewer.php#/detail/1021310411454761888_4682769
I took a short trip to Manzanita yesterday with a couple of girlfriends. This little town holds so much magic for me. It would be a dream to be able to own a little cabin here someday. The weather was gorgeous and so much peace in my soul. Love you, #manzanita! - See more at: http://iconosquare.com/viewer.php#/detail/1021310411454761888_4682769
I took a short trip to Manzanita yesterday with a couple of girlfriends. This little town holds so much magic for me. It would be a dream to be able to own a little cabin here someday. The weather was gorgeous and so much peace in my soul. Love you, #manzanita! - See more at: http://iconosquare.com/viewer.php#/detail/1021310411454761888_4682769
I took a short trip to Manzanita yesterday with a couple of girlfriends. This little town holds so much magic for me. It would be a dream to be able to own a little cabin here someday. The weather was gorgeous and so much peace in my soul. Love you, #manzanita! - See more at: http://iconosquare.com/viewer.php#/detail/1021310411454761888_4682769
I took a short trip to Manzanita yesterday with a couple of girlfriends. This little town holds so much magic for me. It would be a dream to be able to own a little cabin here someday. The weather was gorgeous and so much peace in my soul. Love you, #manzanita! - See more at: http://iconosquare.com/viewer.php#/detail/1021310411454761888_4682769

I've been coming here for about 15 years, first with John, then with True, sometimes in the summer, sometimes in the heart of winter when it's stormy, sleepy, and perfect. It's also the birthplace of one of my tribes, the lovebombers, many many years ago. When I found these two sand dollars, one with a heart shape and the other with a butterfly crack, I thought how perfect of what this place has represented for me. A place of taking flight. And a place of love in friendships, in self nurturing, and in family. I hope it keeps its small endearing charm and big magical beauty forever.

Saturday, July 4


Super rad day over here with both sets of grands, water balloons, good food, a birthday cake for America, cocktails, major squeal inducing play, and some very modest but just right fire works in the backyard on a very hot and sunlit evening. - See more at: http://iconosquare.com/viewer.php#/detail/1022086156930205767_4682769
Super rad day over here with both sets of grands, water balloons, good food, a birthday cake for America, cocktails, major squeal inducing play, and some very modest but just right fire works in the backyard on a very hot and sunlit evening. 


Sunday, July 5


Apparently this giant old growth tree stump is well loved. ������



Monday, July 6
 

This was my view on the Oregon Coast a few days ago while john surfed - another spot we've been visiting for 15 years. I sat there for hours, totally blissed out in gratitude. I've had such an immeasurable amount of peace in my heart these last many months. I trust it. Honor it. Savor it. I am so thankful for all the little spiritual bits and pieces that have led me to this place. Life can be hard. And so I'm savoring when it's GOOD. ����❤️ 



Tuesday, July 7


In just about every minute of our everyday lives our adult selves are in the driver’s seat. If we’re lucky, the windows are down, the music is on, and the roads are smooth. But even in our best case scenarios, we’re holding it all together as we adults are expected to do.

Sometimes, when I’m in fear my adult self hops into the backseat and my inner child self takes the wheel for a bit. And I can tell you that fear is not a good time for my inner child to be driving the bus. There are meltdowns, unproductive arguments, gremlins, poor decisions, and more. One of my biggest life lessons has been to recognize when my child self is in the driver’s seat and then to gently talk to her, assure her that all is going to be okay, while kindly escorting her to the backseat. My adult self then regains control of the driver’s seat, fully capable of handling overwhelm in ways that aren’t destructive. Along the way, she glances in the rear view mirror at her child self and lovingly says, “I got you.” We all have this kind of duality, these versions of ourselves that are tucked in the car with us. Throughout our lives there are a few magical moments, however, when our lives invite us to allow our inner child to take the driving wheel. And creating art is one of those magical, beautiful moments.

It’s our inner child who will unleash her joy on the canvas, make bold moves, be fearless. It’s our inner child who has not yet learned that there are so-called rules to making art. She’s free, unconscious in her choices, extremely curious. She knows what delights her, and moves on quickly if she’s not having fun. She is intuitive, inspired, and has imagination! And she’s not attached to making a “perfect” masterpiece.

Creatively unleashing our joy is about making a conscious decision to put our inner child into the driver’s seat and put our adult self in the back seat for a bit.

There will be lots of resistance and friction along the way as your adult self fights to take the wheel, but just like with anything, it’s takes practice. The result? Not just brilliant paintings, but a ton of lessons that come straight from our wisest self.



Good afternoon to you! I'm home cleaning up yesterday's women's luncheon that I hosted. It was amazing and I'm still reeling from the inspiring conversation and the food. Women gathering and supporting other women is my jive. Raise your hand if your with me! ✋������


We've never had dahlias in our yard before, but this year it's like we've nailed it. SO much is growing and blooming and birds are actually eating from the feeders and eating the worms in the yard and I'm all like "things are working!" And I am just LOVING it. And I am just grateful.

Wednesday, July 8
 
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I heart your heart because you inspire me to reach and grow and become who I was meant to be.
Because you've taught me so much above love, trust, friendship and hope.
Because you have been a witness to my life in progress, always showing grace in times when you could have shown judgment. Because when I think of those who have deeply, profoundly affected my life, I think of you.
Because you always know what to say and how to kindly nurture my tender pieces (thank you). Because you've laughed with me, cried with me, celebrated with me.
You see me clearly, and I see you.
May we always be connected in our traveling journeys, and may you always know how deeply you are loved, how your life shines brightly, and how your heart is never done.
I count my lucky stars for you, every single day.


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Thursday, July 9

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Believer of healing, rebirth, change, and finding our way with an open heart.


Amen. Love this. Truth.


Wearing my joy today! 


This is happening people.


Friday, July 10


Currently co-working in the studio with Julie Jeske and Andrea Scher. Andrea just exclaimed "OMG, I'm having a moment. Can you believe we get to do this , that this is our life?"

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Another piece in my new series that celebrates togetherness. I love you forever and ever and all day long.



What a lovely day of co-working, eating good food, shopping, playing, chatting and brainstorming with amazing women doing good things in the world. Also, we hired our first real non-family babysitter and she was a huge hit with True. Feels like life opened up a lot today.


Saturday, July 11


Me: "True, how would you define happiness?" Him: "Well, it's kind of like being proud but more smiley and it FEELS like Light and Light is God." Later on in the day he said "If I don't get to play with that toy soon I'm gonna collapse!"

Sunday, July 12


I present to you the most delicious green juice ever! I have an almost daily green smoothie but finding a green juice I love has been a mission. I order this one at Canteen (awesome veggie spot in Portland) but now I make it at home on the regular. LOVE!!! Here's what's in it: handful of spinach leaves, ditto kale, ditto ice, a little bit of cold water, four pitted dates, one hand squeezed lemon. Throw all of that into a blender (Vitamix) with two apples and a thumb of ginger that have been juiced. Voila. And you are welcome!!!


Monday, July 13

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Seeker of all things hopeful and love-filled... Here's to a hope-filled and loveful week!!


So today was day 1 of commuting to the studio. Not gonna lie. I huffed and puffed the entire 30 mins there and 30 mins back home. In fact I think it would take about 20 mins if I was in better shape. But if there is anything I've learned, it's that we all start somewhere. I'm excited to keep riding and see what unfolds.

Tuesday, July 14

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Remember your roots and trust your wings.

Let's take flight with our beginnings and our lessons, and trust in the possibility ahead.



Currently working on a blog post while ignoring my inbox. One of my biggest struggles is getting to my creative work (art, writing) BEFORE I dive into my admin stuff. Yesterday and today are feeling so much better/joyful because of it. Also, I rode my bike into work again, too. Hello progress!!!!



Just received this photo of some of my products (with Demdaco) being displayed at the Atlanta Gift Mart. Loving that bike!!! 


Wednesday, July 15

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And then she leapt with the gentlest courage, faith, and joy. Leaps can be gentle, my friends. Courage, faith, and joy are there to buoy us. 


Today it's meetings with my team members (dream team) and getting ready for a solo trip to OR Coast for a couple of days of creative nurture time. Also, advocado green for the win. These were one of the pairs I brought home from England. Love! Ps: brand is Oxygen for those of you interested.


Loving all the activity happening over in the #hellosoulhellomantras feed! We have new students joining the painting ecourse every day. I'm amazed by their willingness to embrace the messy, imperfect vulnerability of making art. Love love love.


Not exactly how John hoped to spend his summer (no surfing, swimming, biking) but we're both grateful it's not worse. He broke his wrist (on his dominant arm) skateboarding with True last week. And it's a slow to heal bone, too. 3-6 months in a cast. Oh no! We're pumping him full of green juices and veggies and visits with healers in hopes to expedite the process. The up side? His cast perfectly matches his shirt. ����


From the yard!!! ��❤️

Thursday, July 16

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/916399029/dusty-playground


Hey friends! My photographer friend Zippy has started a kickstarter fund for her incredible project photographing amazing kids and their families who venture out to the desert each year for creative play. Zippy has a love of children and I've witnessed how children simply adore her as well. Her images are breathtaking and I wanna support her campaign.


I'm coming for you Manzanita! I enjoyed the solo road trip, driving in the slow lane while listening to The Weepies and Taylor Swift. Ahhh, I can hear my thoughts, and feel my center.


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




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