A dream that wanted to be real

A dream that wanted to be real

Hastings, UK, May 2012 Mixed media artist Kelly Rae Roberts has an amazing collection of these ...

Hastings, UK, May 2012 Mixed media artist Kelly Rae Roberts has an amazing collection of these ...

Today I opened my Etsy shop! This is a big, scary and exciting moment for me. It always is, when dreams come true...

Among the many tasks required to open this shop, there was an "about" page to write. To tell the story of the shop. And it got me thinking: how did I end up here? How did it all start? So here it is... It has taken me quite a while to listen to my own soul's cravings for art. To this little voice telling me to just grab a brush. To this dream nestled deep within myself, waiting for me… An artist? Me? The world of Art, with a capital A, that was not for me. Too exclusive, too “adult”, too cold… Crafts? Not really either… But then, thanks to some amazing artists, amazing women mostly, I discovered the world of mixed media, and a whole new way to approach art: art with a heart, art that is generous and wants to be shared, art that is not afraid to reconnect with the child within. Painting for fun, just for the pleasure of having fingers in every color of the rainbow. Speaking our dreams out loud. Honoring the magic in everyday little things, so fragile and so precious: a pretty pebble, a lucky charm, a bird, a smile, a fairy tale, a memory… And then, sharing it, gently allowing this little voice, this little girl to speak her truth, over the noise of the world : « our dreams want to be lived »…

And when you commit to living your dream, extraordinary and very real things happen : paintings, and then an exhibition, then a blog, then creative workshops, and even, some day, an Etsy shop…

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