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New Website!!
 
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It's been a very long time since I last visited this space. I've missed you--and today, I'm so excited to share with you my recently overhauled website (woohoo!). Note: After this post, I will also no longer be using my wordpress blog address (you can follow along on my blog at KellyAngelovic.com if you are so inclined).

For those of you who don't know me very well, let me introduce myself. My most significant roles include mom (two little ages 6 and 3), artist, and wife (not necessarily in that order). Incomprehensive as it is, these titles do provide an accurate overview. 

I'm approaching (next month) a birthday that marks both the end and the beginning of a decade. Birthdays always have me feeling a bit introspective, and this is a big one. My life isn't just cupcakes and rainbows--we all have our demons and our lessons to learn here. And let's be honest, being here can be pretty rough, especially for those of us with a sensitive constitution.

When I step back and survey the landscape of my reality though, I am filled, top to bottom, with gratitude. 

Outside in the real world--that is a whole different story. We seem to be, as a country, somewhere... new, somewhere that I haven't yet experienced (the anger, the fear, the intensity) and I'm uneasy about what's lies ahead.

Our light outweighs our darkness though--I truly believe that. Looking into the joy-filled eyes of my 3 year old or listening to the infectious laughter of my 1st grader, I have a front row seat to all that is beautiful and good in humanity.

Love your people, even (especially) when you disagree, when the differences seem too high and wide to overcome. We need each other right now.

 

 
They're Almost Here!

This blog has been quiet for the past couple of months. Not for lack of activity on my end by any means, but with two littles (2 and 5 years old) filling up my house, how I spend my time has become very important. I need to work--it feeds my soul. But time spent with my kids is something I'll never be able to get back. So....priorities. I'm beyond thrilled (and equally jittery) to tell you what HAS been happening behind the scenes though.

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These boxes arrived this week at my house.

In just a couple of weeks, I'm officially launching my own line of soulful paper goods (greeting cards, notecards, thank you notes, and prints). This is a long time dream and I'm really (really) excited to share everything with you.

My official launch will be at the Brave Girls Symposium (in Boise, ID), where I will be sharing a vendor table with the inspiring and amazingly talented Christine Mason Miller (pinch me, she's one of my art heroes!!!).  Let me know if you'll be there--I'd love to say hello :) And if you don't know what the Brave Girls Club is, check it out. They are making the world a better place, especially for women who "...want to live the best, happiest, most productive and fabulously brave life they can possibly live…"

I'll be getting ready for that event this week (look at what my basement has turned into!). As you can see, I'm diving in head first, rather than dipping my pinkie toe in to test the waters. I'll let you know how it all works out. Eek.

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My shop will be officially open as soon as I return from Boise, the week of July 10th. Yahoo! Much more to come, including a giveaway or two on Instagram :) So please follow along.

I Have a Big Announcement!

I'mSoExcited_KellyAngelovic Fall has come to Colorado. Each gust of wind brings a flurry of leaves to the ground. I'm (reluctantly) reorganizing my closet, sending summer dresses to the back, moving my sweaters so they're front and center.

I also just celebrated a birthday, which alongside the changing season, always incites introspection. I've been thinking a lot about the next 5-10 years of my life. About passion. The pursuit of a joy filled life. I've recently (in the past six months or so) taken up a regular meditation practice again (something that had fallen by the wayside with the demanding onset of motherhood).

We live in a crazy, fast paced world. As the mother of two young children, as an artist, as a wife, there is very little time for quiet.

That's where the answer are though--the whispers of your soul.

In the stillness.

I've been getting up 15 minutes earlier than the rest of my household to steal a few private moments with my breath, my soul and my God.

This practice, this space, helps me step outside of the repetitive minutiae of everyday life. To reconnect with myself. To lean into my intuition and find trust in my inner voice.

Amid this stillness, I found the courage to make a big decision. I have something to share with you--and I can hardly wait!! Just a couple more days...