Dec 10, 2014

BK Shop Closing Early

bk shop


Dear Friends,

This Christmas the shop will be closing early.
(December 16th)  
I'm looking forward to spending time with friends and family. 
Shipping will continue every day, until Dec 16 th (eve).  Be sure to get your orders in soon!

Flash Sale at 
www.Beckykelly.com/shop    
25% off until Friday Dec 12th- midnight!

Wishing everyone a Joyful Holiday!



Nov 25, 2014

Free Gratitude Journal- craft to share with friends!

I am so Thankful for you!

video

Free Craft

Make your own
"Mini Gratitude Journal"
(note **pictures may vary year to year)

Free Adobe Reader Needed For Downloads
1) Go to my Download link near the bottom on the left
 www.beckykelly.com

2) click on "Download page"

3)  Find Thankful Journal
(with a Hedgehog image)
Download 1 page of art

Download Adobe Reader Here
                     Free



4) download art
5) Print Art -  on best setting  .   nice paper is best   * Choose Borderless Printing *
6) Fold as in video
(there should be 8 panels, with one slit ( use scissors) in the middle)
7) Fold to make a book

fold long-wise
fold in half


clip to center as shown
fold both ends in, then fold longwise again.

push both ends toward middle (a kiss!)
make an X,  fold so cover is on top.
Voila!   Your booklet.


 Copyright Becky Kelly
 Please respect copyrightFor personal use only,  please do not resale.
**let me know what you think!



Nov 23, 2014

Christmas Sale

Black Friday 
and Cyber Monday?

Friends of my site can take a discount today!

www.BeckyKelly.com/shop
 prices are listed, no coupon needed.
 
 www.PeriwnkleSky.Etsy.com
use coupon code THANKYOU20
for 20% off

 

 Friends,  I plan to close my shop after Christmas to spend more 
time working on my artwork. 
Thank you for the support throughout these years.  
It was a difficult decision to close my shop. 
I plan to work on some personal projects.





Oct 24, 2014

A THANK YOU gift from Becky!

Thank you! 
A special gift for you,  
www.BeckyKelly.com/shop
good 'til the end of Nov, 2014
Use Coupon Code THANKYOU20
for 20% off in either of my shops
see you there


Oct 20, 2014

From Here to There


How exciting!   

This month I've shipped a package off to Canada,
 
Finland, England and another to Ireland.   

(Earlier this year, I've have shipped to China, Spain, Japan, 

Russia, and Germany)  


It gives me such a kick when I think about the places the art is shipped.  

It's a small world. 

Oct 11, 2014

Want to learn how to paint fairies?

Want to learn how to paint fairies?

 

 

Take a look at this new educational book by Sara Burrier.

It is beautiful! 

My friend, Sara, has a new Watercolor book out this month.   Oh, I feel inspired to paint this week!   Thank you Sara.    I was honored to be included in the book as a guest artist, with three pages and a few watercolor tips.    Sarah not only paints beautifully, but she knows how to inspire and teach. Many artist keep their water color technique a secret, but Sara has the confidence to share and teach.  If you want a good, inspirational, joyful watercolor book, this is the one.

Take a look!  

Watercolor Fairy Art: How to Bring Your Fairy Realm Art to Life Paperback – October 1, 2014 

Sara's Book at Amazon Sara Burrier (Author)

http://www.amazon.com/Watercolor-Fairy-Art-Bring-Realm/dp/1438004362

Barron's Educational Series (October 1, 2014)

Aug 15, 2014

Firefly Nights


"Firefly Nights" 
 
Children at play on a warm summer eve
The moon shines down upon them. 
Catch a firefly, 
let him go. 
with changes
to my original art.  
                                                                     Recently, a teacher wrote and requested 
that I add more diversity in my children.
She wanted a print to represent the diverse children of 
her classroom.   
Great idea!
Thank you for thoughtful input!







Aug 7, 2014

Music Soothes the Soul

"This Umbrella"  
by Scarlet Keys-
 Exciting news, 
spread the word!

Recently, musician Scarlet Keys contacted me about a song she had written, 
"This Umbrella";  inspired by a Hallmark card!


I am blessed that my illustration gave inspiration 
for her to create such a heartwarming song.
Written by Renee Daniels
"It's OK if you have a rainy day. 
I've got an umbrella big enough for both of us."
see the video!
 
Song writer and musician, Scarlet Keys, is a well known Nashville song writer 
and music educator at  Berklee College of Music in Boston. 
From the video "My Umbrella" by Scarlet Keys


This song was written by Scarlet for her sister (with stage 5 kidney disease)  
Proceeds from the song will benefit her sister's medical bills.
What a Beautiful Tribute! 

I am in love with her song "This Umbrella".
The song and lyrics are a breath of fresh air, 
the artist's voice is warm and heartfelt. 

Watch the Video: 


Scarlet Keys writes,   "I made several attempts to write a song that I thought she would like and then after several attempts, I found an old card in a box my sister had sent to me 10 years ago and it had a picture on the front of two little girls underneath a huge umbrella, and I knew when I saw it, that that was the perfect idea for her song. Eric and I met and with two cups of coffee and a ukulele, and we wrote her song.
The illustration below was created by the wonderful artist Rebecca Kelly and the song was inspired by her wonderful drawing of the two little girls."





"This Umbrella"
Written by Scarlet Keys, and Eric Leva
Vocals by Liz Longley
Produced by Nick Goldston
Shot on the iPhone 5s by Tim Hedlund
Edited by Nick Goldston


May this song embrace your heart & mind and remember to spread the energy of love by sharing 
this music with your friends & family. 
Peace & blessings. 
xoxo

http://www.gofundme.com/thisumbrella

Dinnertime guest


Inspiration

This photo was taken at a family dinner last July, in West Virginia
(my parent's home)

Doesn't he look like he is smiling?  ha ha
Dinner guest


Aug 4, 2014

Happy Birthday,  Rob!


Take the cake

For Moms!
use this image on facebook or emails
to wish your kids 
Happy Birthday this year!  
xoxoxoxo
Becky

Jun 30, 2014

Child Reading in a Blue Dress (Summer Garden note cards)

This note card set was added to my card collection by personal request from Debra.
It is an image of a child in a delicate blue dress reading in a garden.  A bunny watches.
The border is painted in a light delicate Robin's egg blue with lily of the valley detail. 

I was inspired by a Tasha Tudor painting of a "girl in a blue dress reading", and wanted to do a stylized version to honor Tasha Tudor's artwork.


Image inspired by Tasha Tudor painting, a girl reading in a blue dress



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Periwinkle Skies