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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Kelly Rae Inspiration

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(Kelly Rae is to the left...that's Liz with her eyes shut...one of my favorite photos from the trip to Oregon)

I have a bit of an obsession with Kelly Rae Roberts. 
Truth be told, she's why I chose to go to Oregon.  Now don't get
me wrong, I had the most amazing time on my trip & had some life
changing experiences...but meeting Kelly Rae was so...amazing!  Not
only is she a gifted artist but she is a genuinely nice person. 
She taught a class that just took my breath away...I painted these:

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Aren't
they adorable?  And I made them!  First time ever! 
There are still some finishing touches to be done, but I love
them!  (The color is better in person...)  But the best part
was talking to Kelly Rae.  Can you imagine talking to someone you
admire...face to face?  She's so real...

So anyway, I got
this urge (thanks to Mindy's suggestion) to make a painting for the
bathroom at the store.  Here's what I came up with:

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Another Mindy
(a new friend from my Oregon trip) is my inspiration for the birdie...I
love her style!  Mindy's painting is amazing...hope you check out
her link!

My next creation I'm gong to figure out how to
incorporate photos into it.  Man, I am lovin' this form of creative
expression.  From the paint on my hands...to the paint in my
hair...I start working on these & just feel...free.

I've
already been asked if I'll teach how to make these.  The short
answer is...maybe.  When I learn to make the techniques uniquely
mine, then yes, I'll think about it.  But I still have a lot to
learn...so it might be a while.  But they'll still pop up from time
to time...because I'm lovin' it!

4 comments:

  1. Kirsten! You paintings rock! I thought those were more of Kelly's
    until I read your description!!! You should be proud (: Glad you had
    fun in Oregon.

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  2. kirsten..i love your new painting. i felt the same way about meeting
    kelly rae. she is my inspiration too. isn't she just the cutest thing?
    we are blessed to have been able to spend those days with her huh!

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  3. Hey Kirsten,
    Personally, I think the girl with the princess leigha look,sorta looks
    like me don't you think? (JK) I am excited to see you back. Missed ya!!

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