Kelly Rae Roberts Part 1 on Art, Motherhood and Being in Love

My interview with Kelly Rae Roberts was some serious girlfriend fun. She is the type of girl you hung out with on the swing set and shared half your candy bar with as a kid!  She is as warm as her art and brand suggests and that is no easy fete in an online world. We dish about painting, art licensing and her business. We don’t only talk about work though. Kelly gives interesting insight on being in love with her work and her family. (Especially her newest and cutest addition!) She shares how she has found balance and meaning in it all. I, of course, leave you with a cliff hanger question for Kelli to share on Thursday’s episode!

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  • Aww I LOVE her spirit. She’s seems very open and honest, which seems to have helped her to her success. Good lessons here. Thank you!

    Can’t wait for Part deux!

    • Monica Lee says:

      I know, she is very open and real! It’s nice!

  • great interview!! thanks Kelly for sharing all your insights!

  • Thank you so much Monica for these wonderful interviews! I am so enjoying them, and so happy to have found your site!
    Thank you Kelly for your open-hearted wisdom and generosity of spirit!
    And I too am looking forward to Thursday’s chat!

    • Monica Lee says:

      Yeah, Jane! So glad you liked it! I am glad you found me too!

  • Hilary says:

    I’m so glad I found your site, Monica! I really enjoy hearing the stories of all these creative women. I always feel inspired and uplifted after watching them. Even though I’m not physically in the conversation, I still feel like it’s female bonding time. My artistic self gets a passion boost! Thank you!

    • Monica Lee says:

      Thanks Hilary, I am glad you found the site too-inspiration is what I want you to feel! Along with hopefully some take away tips!

  • Gabrielle says:

    Really great interview! It’s always nice to read about other creative people and how they are making it work in their lives.

    • Monica Lee says:

      Everyone if different on how they do it (lead creative lives) but it is exciting that we all share something in common at the same time!

  • Laura Bucci says:

    I recently discovered your interview series. It was mentioned by Claudine Helmuth in an interview she was in elsewhere. I love how you have all these women that I admire. It’s nice to hear them and see them. The honesty that you and your interviewees bring to this series is quite encouraging. I listen to your interviews while creating as they remind me why I want to keep on plugging at my art. Thank you!

    • Monica Lee says:

      Laura, I am glad you you like the honesty and candor-that is a relief actually, haha! I think we forget that it is being recorded and just do the girlfriend talk thing!! And I am so happy to hear you are motivated to keep on creating!!

  • betz White says:

    Thanks for sharing Kelly Rae’s story. I loved how she talked about her art and business growth so positively, it gave me some perspective. There’s always a natural ebb and flow to one’s work and it is easy to blame yourself (ok, I blame myself!) when you are “less in love” with it for whatever reason. Can’t wait for part 2!

  • Petra says:

    O.k. I love Kelly Rae. She always can put in words things and feelings about art. I do understand every single word about fell in love with the art. Thank you to share that passion!

  • suzanne says:

    As always a wonderful interview. But get this, I was in Bed Bath and Beyond yesterday admiring these wood angels by an artist named Kelley Roberts, and voila! I meet her via your Vlog today!

    Synchronicity at it’s very best!

    Suzanne U.

  • coffeebabs says:

    Kellie Rae’s book “Taking Flight” is what started me on my own creative journey! I picked up the book for a recent grad gift and ended up reading it myself. So glad I found your site! Thank you!

    • Monica Lee says:

      I am so glad you found Smart Creative Women too! I buy books for people all the time and end up reading them myself! Shhh don’t tell!

  • Lovely interview! LOVE Kelly Rae Roberts! Such a talented & lovely lady.

  • Loved this interview Monica. Being English I hadn’t heard of Kelly but she is such a clever woman and still so young ;)I will definitely check out her site. Full of admiration at the 6 month story – that would make a great interview in itself – ie how she actually did it.. what she did.
    Really enjoying every single interview I’ve listened to – makes me want to find a community around here – or set one up!I’ve been thinking about that. I should just do it. best wishes Gabs

    • Monica Lee says:

      oh Gabriella!! Yes to setting up a community (let me think of a way to help you!!) and then I can pop across the pond for a cuppa with you! I still fly for free-but my I need to update my passport!!

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