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

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

new website + blog!!!


after many long weeks of design work and uploading content (which is no small feat, that part. i'm exhausted!), i am so proud (and relieved) to announce the launching of my brand new website + blog today. i am over the moon with how it turned out. i really really am. over on the main site there's a new shop, an awesome new book page (with an amazing 'look inside this book' feature), a pretty extensive FAQ, and so much more. and the blog, omg, i'm in love.

i owe a huge thank you to christine of darling design who worked on getting the design just right (i loved working with her). she did an amazing job integrating all the facets of my creative life into the site and i'm am soooo grateful. i'm also loving that this new site is on wordpress, making it completely easy to maintain and manipulate. yes!

the hardest part was uploading all the content and working out many programming glitches. so, after major sleep deprivation and other kinks along the way, today i'm ready to celebrate. won't you join me? tell me what you think!!! and if you notice any bad links or things like that, please let me know. after spending so much time on this, i'm thrilled to put it out into the world and share it with you! it's a dream come true. it really is :)

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i want to put out a huge thank you to the folks over at the bright side project for the lovely feature (and giveaway) they wrote. i read it and started blushing immediately. so much kindness....and i've always LOVED the bright side project (the best idea, ever!) so it was extra special. please head on over to their awesome website and check out all the goodness they're involved with. thank you, bright side ladies!!!

55 comments:

Nancy Maxwell James said...

the site and blog are just gorgeous! lovely work! best wishes!

Clare said...

Blog-beautiful
Website - gorgeous
House in Rwanda - breathtaking
You - ..... nope. can't do it in one word.

xoxooxox

Sam said...

Congrats - the site looks brilliant!

Sarah Anderson said...

It's gorgeous! I especially love the little bird that appears when you click on a button at the top!

Kathryn Hansen said...

your blog looks fabulous! I love the outside space with the texture of your painting and your banner. very nice!! congratulations!

Julie said...

The site and blog re-design are B-E-A-U-TIFUL!!

Katrina said...

gorgeous, kelly rae! i love how the navigation bar at the top is the same on the blog & the website--so savvy. and the designs and images and content all swirl together in the most beautful "kelly rae" fashion. absolutely gorgeous... just like you! congrats. xoxo, k.

katieleigh said...

This new site is breathtaking - so much colour, so much life. I love the little birds that hover over the icons, and the clean, beautiful way everything ties together. Congratulations!

Carol Weimer said...

Love the new look. Can't wait to see what you do next.

Annette Q said...

I love love love it!!! As soon as I entered your website, I thought: Wow! this is sooo much like Kelly Rae's style! I really love your art and the website just shows why! Does that make any sense? A gorgeous layout to go with your incredible posts= Perfect :-)

Shell said...

Your new site is beautiful, full of color and life!

jenny said...

looks SO nice! beautiful, crisp, clean and happy!

babs said...

Ah, it is beautiful. I love it!

Cheryl said...

I just stumbled upon your site and blog through twitter . . . you've done ALOT of work! Don't know what it looked like before but certainly looks fabulous now!

Tea said...

The new site is GORGEOUS! It looks so *you*, and so natural--like it grew organically (and I know that's never true of websites, it's always a lot of hard work to make it look so effortless).

I'm in the midst of a redesign of my site, which I now want to totally change because I've been inspired by yours (mine now needs more color, more texture, more beauty).

Well done!

lorrie Spotts said...

Happy New Website Day! ;)

It looks great and after spending a few moments to check it out, it is all very very user friendly. The teal is that exact background color of one of my favorite paintings of yours!

Jill W. said...

Wow, what a beautiful blog!!
~Jill

your hardwork was worth it...

sperlygirl said...

beautiful site, kelly! here's to all the hard work!! cheers :)
xx
s

justagirl said...

It looks so lovely...

Kate M said...

Your new website is absolutely gorgeous! I'm so pleased it's turned out just how you want! The layout is so colourful and thought out - love it! x

Carol said...

The new website and blog is just stunning. For a moment there, I thought that I was in the wrong place hahahah. It's lovely.

Can I ask though Kelly, I just went to your shop and I was interested in buying a journal, but it said U.S orders only. Will it be open to international orders at some point?

The Dreaming Bear said...

Amazing!!! A feast for the eyes! Good work!

Sue Krei said...

Your new site is wonderful!!! I share my morning coffee with you each day!! I have read your special book about 5 times so far and find it an inspiration each time.
Thank you for YOU!!

christianne said...

Kelly Rae,

The new website and blog are GORGEOUS. SCRUMPTIOUS. YUMMY.

I'm so thrilled for you! You just continue to take greater and greater flight, don't you? It continues to be an inspiration to witness.

Love,
Christianne

jenica said...

oooo! mama likey. that little cursor bird is perfect. so fun.

xoxo

Trude said...

It looks lovely! I especially love "possibilitarian". Awesome. :)

daniela said...

it's beautiful, happy-making, and totally inspiring, as are you. what a light you are in this world!

Lisa said...

I don't think I have ever left a comment, but hey, we all need firsts, right? Anyway, love the new blog! Soooo lovely! I am waiting for my copy of your book to arrive and CAN'T WAIT!! You are awesome.

mkayteem on scs said...

Hi Kelly Rae -
Awesome site. I did see that on the blog page, the red text on the left side of the page shits to the left and into the colored border. The red text on the right column is also shifted to the left and runs into the pictures and text in the middle.

Jennifer said...

it looks fabulous! congrats and i look forward to seeing more goodies coming out of it! :)

Andi said...

So, so, so pretty!!! I love it. I'm glad you do too. :)

danasparkle said...

Congratulations*
your new site is so light and breezy*
you deserve every good thing*
totally (he)art-full*
*b*e*a*u*t*i*f*u*l*

Ellie said...

ahh, wordpress. gotta love it.
new design is beautiful :)

www.thoughtsbyelicia.wordpress.com

kelly rae said...

mkayteem, i can see that this is an issue on PC's and not macs. thanks so much for telling me. will work on getting that fixed!

kelly rae

Miriam said...

your website and blog are absolutely lovely, love all that colour :)

Anonymous said...

wow. when's the baby due?

alex said...

love it!

busy momma said...

kelly...i truly love your blog! You are such a huge inspiration to me! Please continue spreading your creativity.

Silke said...

Simply gorgeous - your blog and website! Great look - bright, light, happy and filled with color!!

scrapcraft said...

Love the new stuff. I just wanted to let you know that in Virginia Beach at one of my favorite stores... Simply Selmas they have your new collection for sale.

beth said...

funny..I didn't like 500 days of summer at all....
it was dragging for me and as soon as the animated blue bird of happiness flew onto the screen, I knew this was not a movie for me....

now....the movie "away we go".....that's an amazing movie and my favorite of the year so far...

I hope you can see this one :)

cheryl (clee) said...

I will check out the blog/web more when I'm not at work, but I just wanted to comment on your summer TV choices - thumbs up! "Dance" and "Bachelorette" have been my must-see TV and great to look forward to while working as a temp at a non-creative job. I'm a little sad that they're ending, but I haven't been as productive as I should be...time to get back in my studio and make something!

paris parfait said...

Your makeover is gorgeous! Great work! xo

The Gritty Bird said...

Love the New Site! It is so lovely. Colorful- Fun- Gorgeous. Congrats to you. :)

lulusparkles said...

love the new site and blog- super duper lovely to look at.
they could push me over the edge to get a blog of my own!

Julia said...

Love your new look website and blog!...
Just your colour background, and such a wonderful space for you to grow and expand your creative abilities...
You inspire me all the time to look inside myself, and finds out who I am.....
xxx...Julia

Davielle aka Princess Magpie said...

beautiful re-designs of your sites, Kelly Rae. simply beautiful. i can appreciate the time, energy, thought, sleep deprivation!, angst, joy, tears (happy and frustrated), etc that must have gone into this new "creation". it shows, and it's lovely. Yay for You !!! now I have to get ready for SYTYCD in an hour and a half ... :-) Davielle in Encinitas

Natty said...

Hey kelly!
The picture with the lady is a blessing, you can see the love coming from it.

I confess i enjoyed the old house better... But I understand it brings no conditions. Last year while making a short voyage here in Portugal we found an old couple in the middle of nothing, really nothing. They have the houses in terrakota, many animals and no light or water. They have a whole on the floor for the water. It was beautiful to see that some still live like that, just like the stories that my grandma tells me.

Much love coming from Portugal!
Natty

Chasing the Moon said...

It's so lovely and inspiring! I actually caught a glimpse of it the other day when I was visiting the blog and then the old site appeared.

Loving the new look and can't wait to check everything out!

erin carver said...

LOVE your new site and blog, just gorgeous!

icandy... said...

Fantastic stuff! Happy day!

Hugs,
Christina :)

Dara said...

The blog looks amazing! I love the colors and the photographs. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jeanne said...

The new website is beautiful Kelly! I love the fresh look of it. I also enjoyed the tour of your home and studio. Lots of inspiration there!

xo
jeanne

P.S. - I just purchased one of your journals at a funky little gift shop in Door County, WI and I love it!

SewDanish-Scandinavian Textile Art, Unique Handmade Supplies said...

Well done to you! All your hard work has deffinately paid of. Your blog and web site are fantastic :-)
Birgitte

violette said...

I love your new site Kelly rae.....it's gorgeous.....the blog the website.....all of it! It's very YOU!
Love, Violette





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