Today is the first day of this blog and website. I thought a little introduction would be nice. My name is Kelly and I am an artist. It has taken me many years to give myself permission to be called an artist.
In June of this year, at the age of fifty, I returned to school to finally pursue my dream of becoming a professional artist. I enrolled in the one-year Mastery program through the Milan Art Institute. Twenty years earlier I had graduated from the Fine Arts program at Langara College in Vancouver. However, my intense fear of failure and not believing that I was good enough, stopped me from pursuing art as a career. So, because I did not allow myself to be creative, I put all of my energy into being a mother and assisting others through offering healing work.
In this blog and website I give myself permission to be creative: to write from my heart and to share my paintings, drawings and the sojourn back to myself. Perhaps in some way I might inspire others.
Along my journey I have experienced much heartache, loss, pain, and suffering; but through this, I have also discovered unconditional love for myself and others, and a passion for living life to its fullest. I have learned that life is precious, that I am special, that we all are. I have also learned how to listen to my heart, to hear my soul's yearnings and finally, to allow myself to live the life that I have always dreamed of.
My knowledge comes from my life experience, as well as education in business, art, energy healing (including: reiki, thetahealing®, intuitive or psychic development courses) and holistic nutrition. I have always loved to learn and will probably be taking courses until the day I transition from this world.
I also have a strong connection to nature and feel most at home living within the trees on the Salish Sea. Spending time in nature rejuvenates me and inspires the creativity within me. As a Certified Forest Therapy Guide I also offer guided nature connection walks. You can find out more here if you are interested.
For as long as I can remember I visualized myself living in the trees near the ocean, and being a writer and artist. Today I am living that dream in the beautiful Gulf Islands of BC, with my supportive partner, wonderful son, and beautiful animals.
Wishing you all much love, and "a heart inspired life."