Eeek – it’s been awhile!  Life has been a whirlwind the last 10 days, with a faux wedding to throw (more on that later), lots of goings-on with friends and neighbors, and, finally, the opening of my art show on July 1st.  My weeks of planning and working and art-ing all came to fruition on Thursday night, as I gathered with some of our closest friends to share the collection I’d put so much of my time and heart into. And it was perfect.  I’d held back on making a big deal out of the event, based on my own fears and insecurities, but when Shane and I arrived at the cafe on Wednesday evening to hang my work, and the barista asked, “Oh, are you the artist?”, I actually got to respond with an emphatic, “Yes!”, and was suddenly eager to share my work with anyone willing to take a look.  I’m embracing and living up to the title of ‘Artist’, no longer calling myself a wanna-be, or a poser, or just ‘pretending’ like the work I do qualifies as art.  This has become a part of who I am, what I do, and how I relate to people.  Being in a room surrounded by 15 pieces of my art was an amazing feeling.  But what made the night infinitely more special was being able to share it all with our Seattle community – the cafe was filled with people that have encouraged me, cheered me on, and reminded me that creativity is most beautiful when it is freely shared.

Huuuuuuge thanks to everyone who came out – it was an evening I will never ever forget…


  1. Natalie says:

    Well, you’d better change your about blurb to the right —>

    Bummed to have missed it, we had planned on coming out but two of the girls got sick (again) & we are once again laying low. Glad to see some pic’s, looks like it was awesome! Way to go!!

  2. kellyschnell says:

    Blurb is changed – thanks! Sorry we missed you – hope the girls are on the mend!

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  4. brieanne says:

    Kelly, congratulations! The work looks beautiful…what an exciting time!

  5. G.Song says:

    congrats! can’t wait to check it out next time i’m at the cafe… hope this inspires all who look upon it to cultivate the artists inside of them. 🙂