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

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sincerely, Courage

Been thinking a lot about courage. I've found myself up against some personal edges recently, and as I try and create new permissions for myself and generally reframe my self talk, self expectations, and self care, I'm finding it's taking an extraordinary amount of courage to shift from one way to a new, healthier way. It's a kind of soul work that takes patience, time, and whole lot of practice. I'm so grateful for the new permissions coming through. Feels like new breath, like deep clean inhales and exhales. In with the new, out with the old. 

So, although it takes a lot of courage to take the big leaps (into dreams, career changes, parenthood, etc), I'm starting to really appreciate the kind of courage required for the small, everyday puddle jumps that eventually, over time, realign our everyday, ordinary lives. 

It's true. 

We have what it takes.

And our hearts knew it all along. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A couple of REALLY cool things I had to share plus some straight up link love

Hi friends! I want to spread a little link love today for a couple of things near to my heart.

Superhero Life 72-Hour Sale!

One of my dearest friends, Andrea Scher of Superhero Life, is hosting an INCREDIBLE  72-hour sale! From Wednesday, September 24th at 12:01 AM PST to midnight on Friday, September 26th, you can get a huge bundle of learning, growing, creating, and flying, an $800 value, for $99!

Just LOOK at this magic - you get everything below for $99, including my super popular creative biz ebook:

1. Vivienne McMaster: Your Beloved Camera E-book (Value $44) 
2. Marianne Elliott: 10 Big Ideas for Putting Courage to Action (Value $49) 
3. Kelly Rae Roberts: Flying Lessons: Tips + Tricks to Help Your Creative Business Soar (Value $140) 
4. Jen Louden: The Satisfaction Finder (Value $42) 
5. Lacy Young: Sweet Surrender: A 10 Day Sugar Detox (Value $47) 
6. Karen Walrond: Field Notes: A Concise Guide to Finding Your Life’s Light (Value $10) 
7. Pixie Campbell: Boundaries Bootcamp (Value $59) 
8. Mati Rose McDonough: Daring Adventures in Collage: Self-Guided course (Value $199) 
9. Andrea Scher: Treasure Hunt: 30 Days of Photo Joy (Value $49) 
10. Anna Guest-Jelley: Permission to Curve: E-book + Video LIbrary (Value $97) 
11. Laurie Wagner: 27 Powers Writing Prompts (Value $27) 
12. Susannah Conway: The Sacred Alone (Value $75)

Click HERE to get in on the action! Fun fun FUN! Ends on Friday!

Bella Grace

Oh my goodness, have you guys seen this new magazine from the lovely people at Stampington & Co? I generally adore all of their publications, but this new one is perhaps my favorite in a long, long time. I read it, story to story, with a warm cup of tea. The pages are full of beautiful words and photos that tell the story of savoring the little things, the moments in our lives that we want to capture and remember. Ahhh, love. Especially love that Nichole's (my new employee!) mama has a photo featured, too!

Tara Mohr: Playing Big

I am super inspired and excited for Tara Mohr's new book, Playing Big. This is an advance copy but it releases soon, and you can pre-order your copy now (she is offering bonus videos and access to a live Q+A call for preorders). I'm a big fan of Tara's and I'm thrilled that her work is going to reach more hearts! 

A little about the book: 

In her work coaching women and in her own personal life, Tara Mohr saw a pattern emerge, a problem she describes as women “playing small.” Women are sitting on their big ideas rather than sharing them, holding back their most provocative questions instead of asking them. They are having a collective hallucination that they aren’t “ready” for that bigger role or next step. She made it the focus of her work to help women start playing bigger – pursuing their dreams for their lives and careers, and sharing their voices more boldly. 
Based on Mohr’s acclaimed leadership program by the same name, Playing Big provides her proven model for learning to put aside uncertainty and take action. Combining deep inner work with practical skills training, Playing Big offers real and easy-to-implement tools that help the reader learn to trust her instincts, quiet self-doubt, identify her callings, “unhook” from praise and criticism, and begin taking bold and wise action. When women play big, we change the world.

Prepare to be inspired and motivated!! I looovvveee this book.

Some other tidbits that have caught my attention lately: 

- So much in Anne Lamott's Facebook post resonated in my heart...let's take care of our own...sending you thoughts of love and water...

- Have you guys seen Ali's new website? Gah, it's GOOD!

- I'm a fan, and I'm gonna shake it off!! 

- SO loving this technique for time management! (um, I need all the help I can get)

Momastery! Holy smokes, I'm inspired. LISTEN TO HER TED TALK!

- Elizabeth Gilbert's Facebook Page is a daily read for me lately.

- True saw this artist's work at an OR Coast shop and loved it. Intrigued, I went home and googled her. Super cool stuff and I love that True loved it. 

- Speaking of artists, how gorgeous is this gal's work? I'm crusing.

More soon. XOOXO!!!! 

Monday, September 22, 2014

New wrap bracelets! Man, I love these!

Hello friends! I'm so excited to introduce these new wrap bracelets to you! I looooovvveee them. 

I don't know about you, but I can get so caught up in the daily whirlwind of to-do's, so in my head, forgetting to pause and savor, or take a moment to identify what I truly need. I think that's why I love love love these new wrap bracelets - sweet, colorful reminders of what to focus on, share, or practice, right there on your wrist. 

These would be super cute layered on top of each other. And how cute are the sweet little jewels and charms? Love! 

To celebrate these new bracelets, I have paired a few with my favorite quotes! May they bring you inspiration, comfort, whatever you need! 


"Where there is love, there is life." – Mahatma Gandhi

This little wrap bracelet's rust colored leather and butterfly charm reminds me of one of my favorite mantras: Love Always Wins! Find this bracelet at Garden Gallery, an online vendor that sells my goodies, here


"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." – Nelson Mandela 

Love love love the chocolate brown leather that completes this wrap bracelet! And it's accented by the sweetest little dragonfly charm! Find it at Garden Gallery,an online vendor that sells my goodies,  here


"“Hope” is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tune without the words – and never stops at all." 

– Emily Dickinson

This tiny, one-syllable word packs so much in, doesn't it? It is optimism, it is positivity, it is dreaming of what's to come. This bracelet is available at Garden Gallery here

I even love the packaging (and the price. Hello, affordable gifts!). You can find Believe with it's awesome green band here, and Faith with its baby blue wrap here. 

Wishing you all the belief, faith, love, courage, and hope, my friends!! 

Kelly Rae
ps: SO love what I do.  Thank you for supporting my wares, all of these years. Big love to you.....
pps: I have so much to tell you on the non-work/product front. Big update on life and love and art coming up soon! 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

a little love, love, love.

Been feeling a little quiet lately. With so much movement and transition this year, it feels incredibly good to cultivate a little rest and play. Also, True started at the big boy preschool a couple of weeks ago, which marks what feels like a huge new beginning for all of us. I have so much to share with you. So much. Until then,  I'm savoring all of this settling into a new, relaxed routine. And I'm trusting the quiet will birth a new kind of bloom....one that continues to speak the language of love, love, love.

Here's to love, friends!
This is a new piece for me, and signed/matted prints of it are available here.

Speaking of prints, I'm planning a HUGE shop overhaul next week, which means I'll be retiring about 100 prints from my shop in order to make room for new work. I can hardly believe I have that many images to retire, but really, I do. I do, I do, I do! So, if there's a print you've had your eye on for awhile, now is the time to scoop it up. 

More soon! I have so much to share with you.
Kelly Rae

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

bright bloom

(New art! Available here)

“I know you're tired but come, this is the way.” ― Rumi

This piece if for those of us who are awakening, or perhaps reawakening.
Who are unlearning. 
Who are unleashing. 
Who are emerging, and bursting, and releasing.
Who are finding the way to our most full, bright, true selves.

Here's to witnessing, and living our own bright bloom.
This is for all of us. 

Kelly Rae