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Posts tagged Gratitiude
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.

 

 
Big Week: I Need Your Support!!

WorkLifeAngelovic_FinalIllustration_HI My head is spinning right now. I don't really even know where to start...

In what is unquestionably (and by complete coincidence) the biggest week of my artistic career to date, the following three events are all happening over the next several days:

1. Lilla Rogers' Global Talent Search.

Global Talent Search

Tomorrow (September 3) through September 9, the public website goes live with a gallery of artwork submitted by all 50 semi-finalists. An esteemed judging panel will select 5 finalists to move on.

AND... one lucky additional artist will be chosen by a public vote. I need your support and YOUR VOTE!!!! So stay tuned...I will send out the link as soon as I can.

2. The Work/Life 3 Directory of Illustration (compiled and produced by Uppercase).

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Check out the cool cover artwork, done by the talented Jeff Rogers.

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I was selected as one of 100 illustrators from around the world to be featured in this esteemed publication, which includes work from an incredible line-up including (but certainly not limited to) Dinara Mirtalipova, Helen Dardik, Susy Pilgrim Waters, and so many more.

The book is finished and shipping now!! For a sneak peak, check out the book trailer here.

The assignment was to illustrate the following (my response to an interview question about why I chose this particular career path),

“I get this buzz...an electric current of excitement that lights me up from head to toe. I am an illustrator because it makes my soul sparkle.”

You can see my soul sparkling at the top of the page. The book will be sent out to an impressive list of 1000 art directors and advertisers. You can purchase your copy here.

3. I'm having an art show! September 3-October 26, 2013

This afternoon, I'm doing the install for my first art show! Entitled Re-Imagine Nation, and featuring (from the press release) “… delightfully rendered illustrative artworks by Benjamin Wright Coleman, Kelly Angelovic, Mike Geiger and John D. Schultz, poetry recited by Hannah Haddadi and Haven Grey, and live music performed by Josh Meyers, Re-Imagine Nation melds the kindred spirits of visual art, music and the written word."

The Opening Reception is this Friday, September 6th from 7:30 - 11:00 pm in the Art Gallery at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Please come out to support me! I'd love to see you.

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Holy Moly!! I think that covers it for this week. I keep having to remind myself to stop and soak up this whirlwind of excitement because the truth is that it all feels incredibly surreal. Like I am on the sidelines watching someone else. Gratitude and awe don't even begin to cover how I'm feeling as I try to wrap my head around all of this.

Wishing all of my fellow semi-finalists (who are surely on pins and needles like me) the very best of luck. Here we go!