Kelly Angelovic Illustration
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Getting Out of Your Own Way

Cuckoo Clock Fabric Swatch I'm so excited to share that my pattern 'Cuckoo' will soon available for purchase at a retail outlet near you!! Details to come. 

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Things have been quiet in this space lately. That hasn't been the case in my studio by any means, but I've had some exciting things going on and have had to re-prioritize my studio/work time.

I  have missed meeting you all here though. I enjoy this process of sharing and recording my experience as I follow my heart.

My son is now almost a year and a half. My daughter turned four at the end of March. I'm working between 20 and 30 hours/week, and there is an ongoing conversation in my head, equal parts inspiration and guilt, about the time I spend away from my babies to chase my dream of being an artist.

When I stand back and I look at the big picture though, and I consider what I want them to believe is possible in this world, I'm proud to be doing what I love.

I have unbelievable amounts of respect for parents that stay home with their babies. It is, hands down, one of the most demanding (albeit rewarding) jobs there is. What I want my little ones to know though, is that it's all a choice.

I want them to know that the universe is abundant. That almost anything is possible. That following a dream is not always the easiest path--but it is the one that will make them feel the most alive.

How they see and experience the world is a choice--and it's all up to them.

What is it that's holding you back from following your dreams? What small step could you take today, or even this week, to change course?

You only have one shot at this. Life. If you can get out of your own way, incredible things are possible.

The Year Ahead

FAllColors2013 Color is one of my very favorite things. And this time of year doesn't disappoint.

My daughter goes to daycare two mornings a week and weather permitting, I usually ride my bike, pulling her in her trailer to "school." This morning on my way home, I had to pull over and take the picture above. The leaves looked like they were lit from within, and with Boulder's famed Flatirons in the background...Wow.

I celebrated a birthday this week. 36 years old. It was pretty low key as birthdays go (especially when I think back to my early 20s), but for this year, it was just right.

I (usually) enjoy the introspection that birthdays bring. Thoughts on where I am. And where do I want to be inevitably weave their way into my everyday routine.

The year ahead will be very full with a new baby. Part of me is, quite honestly, terrified. I know how much work new babies are. And between the sleep deprivation and a whirling dervish two-year-old to keep up with, I have no idea how we are all going to keep our heads on straight. Don't get me wrong, I couldn't be more excited to be adding a fourth to our little family. But I have to keep reminding myself to stop and take deep breaths, that it's all going to be fine. That people have been doing this for thousands and thousands of years.

The best thing I got for my birthday this year was a new bedroom.

My very talented, hard-working husband has put in some serious overtime in the past week to convert my loft office/studio into a new nursery.

When I was pregnant with my daughter, I had so much fun decorating her bedroom:

Hazel's Nursery

This time around, we are doing a bike theme. I have been playing with color palettes, and wall decor ideas and I'm getting close. As it all comes together, I will post pics so stay tuned.

AND... if you are going to be out and about in Denver this Saturday, I'm having an art show!

Artists’ Reception: Backstage Coffee Art Gallery at the Denver Performing Arts Complex on Saturday, October 12, 2013 | 7:30-11:00 pm.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served and the bar will be open so come on down!