8/29/10

Embraced at CREATE 2010

I'm just home again from an AMAZING week at CREATE in Rosemont, IL, outside Chicago. I'll be posting more photos of my classes and their fabulous projects this week, but first I just wanted to offer a big "thank you" (underlined, bold, italicized and gold lettered) to the students/colleagues/friends who made me feel embraced by a thousand hands this week. Your joy, enthusiasm and love for creating came through and touched me deeply on my journey. I went in a novice and came out a teacher, thanks to your gentle encouragement and care. As much as I have inspired you, you have inspired me ten fold. My fondest wish is that you will let serendipity loose, allow the art to be what it is without judgment or criticism and be kind to yourself as you evolve your own artistic style. Your work is beautiful because it is a manifestation of your spirit. Thank you for sharing it with us. Kelli

9 comments:

  1. Great photo Kel!

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  2. From the pictures that I have seen on other's blogs, CREATE was a fabulous success. Having you there with your wonderful work and enthusiasm and spirit was a huge plus for all!! Congratualtions on a job well done and I can't wiat to see your pictures!! I do so wish that I had enough $$$$ to travel from art retreat to art retreat and soak it all in!!!

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  3. I just love your work and your book - very inspiring! Any chance of you coming to the Phoenix area sometime with a class? I would definitely sign up! Looks like a great time!

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  4. Sono Luisa, sono italiana, sono affascinata dalle tue creazioni, sei bravissima un bacio Lul├╣

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  5. Anonymous9/04/2010

    Hi Kelli, I took a class from you at Create and I wanted to thank you so much. I had an amazing time , I learnt much from you , you were so calm and patient with us beginners . Now I understand why Sandy too 4 clases with you at the Retreat. Your work was very inspirational and I am looking forward to putting what I learnt into practice. Thank you again , Kelli, this was my first art retreat and I am looking forward to many more, you will be seeing me. Marilyn from Canada

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  6. It was so AWESOME to see you in your element at CREATE. I have given you a little blog award: see here: http://blog.muppin.com/2010/09/with-cherry-on-top.html

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  7. Anonymous9/06/2010

    Kelli - By chance I ended up in 3 of your classes at create...it was the beautiful art that led me to you and how lucky I was! Thank you for parting with "I Love Pie Kitty." My 10 year old daughter absolutely adores him. Would you believe she has been making beads for two days now. We are almost out of UTEE! Your art has reached a new generation! Hope to see some day in SoCal. Alina Mardesich from Redondo Beach....

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  8. Anonymous9/17/2010

    YES >>> Do come to the Pheonix area... in the winter would be best >> Please, Please, Please !
    ~Midge

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  9. I knew it, I knew it, I knew it, I wanted to take classes so badly but my schedule would not allow it. I knew it would be fabulous. Do have your book and have created my own image art. Looking forward to going next year.

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