Happy Projects

The following projects make me happy. And I hope they make you happy, too. Their intention? To inspire, to create dialogue, and in some cases, to follow our urges toward joy. I can’t tend to them all, all of the time, but when I do have a chance to play, my heart sings.

With Art in Motion, I take you on a visual journey through the life of one of my paintings — from
the blank canvas, to the first splash of inspiration, all the way to the finished piece.
Enjoy to the fullest!

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How Cute Is That? is my mom’s favorite expression — and our ongoing home decor & DIY series. From aprons to attics to alternative offices, we’re breathing new life into anything old, sharing inspired ideas,  and spinning mismatched scraps into charming decor. And YES, you can try this at home!

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Ask Kelly Rae is your chance to prompt me with your thoughtful, soulful & beautifully complex questions about just about anything! Art, love, relationships, friendships, business, creativity, home decor, where I got my prized cowgirl boots — the doors are wiiiide open.

Click here to submit a question for a future post.
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One day I started to get more intentional about what I was wearing, choosing only to wear clothes that delighted my spirit and lit me up.  The daily practice of getting dressed in joy has reminded how nothing in this life is superficial – but rather when our hearts speak, we gotta listen. We just never know where it will take us. In this case, it’s taken me to something bigger – it’s not about boots or pairing together perfect outfits. It’s about wearing our joy.

Click here to read the full story of how this project came to be.
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Click here if you want to follow along on Instagram and join in (use #thewearyourjoyproject to tag your photos!)

From The Archives is a series where I look back, dust off curated posts from long ago and present them to you, with new purpose. I believe in remembering who we are, who we wanted to be. For me, looking back is a thoughtful way to lean into how far we’ve traveled, how the lessons still ring true, how old insights and wisdom become new again.

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The Heart Project is a photo project where I snap quick shots of the hearts that I spy out in the world. I always find them in unexpected places and when I do, it feels like a sweet little surprise, a message from the universe that Love is all around.

Click here to see my ongoing collection.