Peace, Love and Light- Kelly
On November 4th 2013, my life changed forever, I lost my little brother. He was 38. His name was Gordon. I miss him lots and some days are tougher than others.
Perhaps one day I will write about that phone call and the myriad of feelings that followed but today I write about something different. The other day I was working on a needle felted cat listening to some tunes on Pandora. Songs kept coming on that reminded me of Gordon. I started to feel sad and really miss him. My mind started to go down that "Why" road and that's an ugly, pointless road to head on. My heart told me to paint. So, I put on Gordon's hat which I have hanging on the wall of my studio. It's tattered, torn, stained and a general wreck but I feel close to him when I put it on.
I did not know what I was painting and did not care. I wasn't painting for beauty or approval or to create a masterpiece. At that moment I felt close to Gordon. I felt like he was there with me and I actually started to feel better. I painted something that is not really me but something I'm sure Gordon would totally dig! It was definitely a collaboration. Every time I look at this I will remember that day and how I felt and that's a good thing.
Until next time- give hugs, say I love you, smell the flowers, stare at the clouds, laugh, sing out loud in the car. Life is shorter than you think.
Peace, Love and Light- Kelly
Today was the first day of the girls summer break. I am going to be honest. I was looking forward to it and not. You see, I have finally found my groove and sweet spot with my art, a good routine going. Working hard on creating and building my business. I was also kinda bummed that we have no kind of vacation plans. I'm thinking to myself- what the heck are we going to do for almost 3 months. I expressed this to a group of friends that I have made online. We have never met but have become quite tight over the years. They reignited my fire, reminding of little things, cool things and imagination. I asked my girls what they wanted to do this summer and their listed consisted of little, wonderful things! So on this first day, we took a nature walk around the neighborhood and it was great. All we need is us, love, nature, giggles and imagination! While I don't know what the summer will look like yet- I do know that it will be magical, memorable and full of love!
Until next time, celebrate the little things!
The other day I went on the most fabulous outing with my girlfriend Deb. A whole day filled with fun stuff! I have lived in this area for about 7 years and really have not done any exploring. Debi has grown up here and knows all the wonderful nooks and crannies and is a wealth of historical information. She took me to downtown Stuart and we window shopped all the fabulous stores, then we went to Lady Ann's Tea Room. Wow! This little gem operates out of an quaint old Stuart house. I did not get as many pics I would have liked because the food was so fabulous, I forgot to take more pics!!
This is a place I will be visiting again, this time with my mom and my girls! After that we went and explored downtown Fort Pierce. This was awesome! Let's say when the stars align and things are meant to be, things happen. I may have some super exciting news for Y'all real soon!!!! I'll keep ya posted!
Until next time, get out and explore your world, you never know what you might find!!!
Happy Monday morning my chickadees! Today the kids have off school in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King's Birthday, although if they didn't they would still be home because the sickness has attacked our family once again! It took me quite a while to pick the picture of MLK that really spoke to me because they are all so good. I love this one because he looks deep in thought and I wonder what he was thinking at the moment this was taken.
One of my favorite MLK quotes is this:
Take the first step in faith.
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
It is such a great quote because it really can be applied to anything life. I have some big dream, as we all do, and sometimes they can seem quite daunting as a whole. If you take those first steps in faith and belief and keep putting one foot in front of the other you be surprised at how far you have come!
Until next time, take that first step in faith!
Hello, My name is Kelly and welcome to my blog! I write about art, family, motherhood and life. This is my journey, my life.