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

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

self portrait challenge - celebrate


i don't want to get to the end of my life and find that i lived just the length of it. i want to have lived the width of it as well. - diane ackerman

(the only way to really celebrate: jumping up and down on the bed. remember jumping up and down on hotel beds when you were a kid?)

celebrating some big news today. i don't want to give away all the details but today it became official: i've entered the world of licensing! what does this mean? it means (unbelievably) that i've signed on with a wonderful publishing company and will have cards, stationery sets, journals, magnets, and even calendars (these will come much later) in stores as early as this spring! i've been asking myself, "can you believe this?" these last several weeks as it's been in motion. now that it's official, i feel lifted by the excitement and wonder of it all. thank you, universe! i love how dreams work their way to Real.

i've been feeling sort of quiet in my life. been going to yoga with mati. trying to drink a ton of water. enjoying the recent rains. working a day at the hospital here and there. book stuff. business stuff. time is slipping by and i need more of it. i'd like to get some paintings offered on etsy very soon, but where does the time go? remember when you were a child and it seemed like summer lasted forever? gone are those days, for sure. speaking of summer, i've been daydreaming about summer and wearing more skirts and sandals. i can't wait.

on my walk today, i found another heart: do you see it?

more celebration self portraits here.

40 comments:

Poppy Q said...

Yahhooo KellyRae you deserve to be world famous!!!

What fantastic news, I will have a wee jump up and down for you here in New Zealand.

Julie {I bought the original of discovery from you last year!!and I love it}

betty said...

Congrats!!

tali said...

Congrats, Kelly Rae!! That's awesome! I can't wait to buy your stuff in stores!

* mY fRiEnDs cALL mE Rella * said...

wonderful, heartful, find. It just makes me smile.

xo Rella
Oh, and congrats on the new venture. So very cool.

Judy Wise said...

Kelly-love it seems I'm always congratulating you on something. What a wild, wild ride. Congratulations!!!

jennymarie said...

Oh Kelly Rae how wonderful - congratulations!!!! I hope that we can see your work on our Australian shelves too. I'm so excited for you.

love Jenny

Cindy In Carolina said...

Good for you girl!! congrats!!

Kel said...

Having nothing original to add, I will just say, yay for you! Congratulations!

Lina said...

so happy for you! I cant wait for your stuff to hit the stores here...woohoo!!! hugs and congrats!

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

Kelly, this is wonderful news! Your art is growing in leaps and bounds. I am very, very happy for you! It's so nice to see someone working so hard and being rewarded for it. COngratulations! Enjoy the ride!

Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

Congratulations!! How exciting!!
I'm sure they'll do wonderfully for you. :)

Bikkybo said...

Way to go! Congrats! Now I am hoping that your artistic "merchandise" will appear in Canadian stores too!

Congrats and keep jumping for joy!

Bruce said...

Hey Kelly Rae! Congrats! Your talent and passion will take you to many wonderful places!

melly~ said...

yay you! can't wait to see what this new venture brings. and do get some paintings up - I think my want of some of your art has recently morphed into more of a need. you are inspiring, Kelly Rae!

kelly said...

congrats miss kellyrae! i can't wait to walk in a store and see all your new things. the image of jumping - i love it, i do....reminds me of when i was little and we had bunk beds that we did flips off of.

Tracie Lyn Huskamp said...

Kelly... Soak up EVERY WONDERFUL MINUTE of these
GLORIOUS HAPPENINGS!!!

A BIG CONGRATS!

Laini Taylor said...

Kelly! Licensing!!! I am so happy for you! I want to hear more details, you rockstar!

Gwen said...

Wow, kellyrae, you are my idol! You just keep achieving higher and higher heights!! And you deserve it all!

createdUnique said...

Kelly, I wanted to take a moment to say thank-you for your great article on blogging, I wanted to get started, and that article just gave me that nudge. Also for your inspiring work, I picked up my brush again and can't wait to show the world what happened. You have truly helped me learn that what I have is not like anyone elses, and that's ok. :)

Carolyn said...

Congratulations Kelly, I'm so happy for you!

Blue's Creative Outlet said...

That is awesome news!
Congrats! :)

Christianne said...

Such great news that you so deserve. As soon as I read it, I was like, "Oh, yeah. Totally the next move. That is going to be so successful."

I feel myself squealing with excitement for you!

And yes, I see that heart and love that you found that one.

Tammigirl said...

Kelly, I'm so excited about winning the 508th entry contest. My new email address is:
artlady.tlc@gmail.com

How do I proceed?

CourtneyP said...

Kelly, I am a huge fan and have always admired your work. What a wonderful thing to have happen!!

Boho Girl said...

you go rockstar!

so happy for you, girlie.

xoxo

Bucky said...

Cool pic.

melissa said...

Congratulations! So happy for you! melissa

Kelly said...

yeah! congrats on your big news!

Schmoops said...

how very exciting! you so deserve it and i will be looking for all your new items soon.

you are an inspiration.

xoxo

p.s. adorable spc photo

Dream Keyper said...

Congrats girl - That does sound like a dream come true! Love your jump photo. Last time I tried that I seriously broke my bed. My husband and I laughed and laughed for days! Smiles!!! Suzy

Sherry said...

Gorgeous heart and NO WONDER you are jumping in the bed!!! YIPEE!!! This incredible Kelly -- I'm so thrilled for you!! I hope you are going to be distributed in Canada too, otherwise I am going to have to definitely make a trip to the US this spring/summer!!! Move over Martha Stewart!!!

Katrina said...

how splendid! look at you jumping up and down w/ pure joy and delight! wonderful. congrats congrats lovely lovely kelly rae. of course you deserve it!

Stephen said...

Congratulations Kelly! I really enjoy your CPS articles and find them a great encouragement on my own artistic path - go girl, go!

Marel Lecone said...

I'm also so excited for you. And, I collect magnets!! haha But, really I do. Congratulations on the new road to travel. And, thank you thank you again. I was really touched today by it all. Mary Ellen

Deirdre said...

I'm so excited about this I could just bust. Congratulations. You've earned every bit of this accomplishment.

Shari Beaubien said...

Congratulations on the licensing gig, Kelly Rae! I'm so proud of you and so extremely happy for you!! Way to go, girlfriend!! Hugs, Shari

Colorsonmymind said...

Yeah girl-that is so fabulous. The photograph made me really grin from ear to ear.

Hugs

Lucy said...

Wooohoooo--that's wonderful news for you :) Can't wait to see your artwork in the stores!

Congratulations!

dragonflydreamer said...

Yaaay! I can't wait to be able to buy your stationery and magnets and calendars! You so deserve this. How much joy it is to be able to watch you realize your dreams. Thanks for allowing me to be witness to these joyful experiences.

robin said...

Hey KellyRae
Found you today on twitter...great stuff and bravo!





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