An inspiring motherhood story….

Brandi just recently sent me this link to a friend of hers that has been through quite a journey.  I hope it inspires you as much as it did me!


A creative escape: Kelly Smith will be at our final M2M for 2011!

I am a Junior High Art Teacher turned Stay at Home Mom.  I received my Bachelors in Fine Arts and my Masters in Art Education.  For as long as I can remember, I have loved to make things!!!

As an artist, my current passion is acrylic painting and mixed media collage work.  I basically taught myself how to paint, and have been experimenting with various techniques ever since.  I also dabble in stained glass, sewing, and building things! 😀

As a teacher, I LOVE helping people realize they, too, can create!!!  Especially as a Junior High teacher, I encounter many students who have little faith in their ability.  After teaching adults, I realized they are just bigger junior highers with the same insecurities!  None the less, I really do believe that anyone can be an artist!

As a Stay at Home Mom, I am trying to get my own business off the ground.  With a little one around, I work hard to create custom designs for clients, family and friends.  I have also found that my passion for art has increased beyond measure!  I am constantly inspired, motivated, and excited to put a piece of me out into the world!

Kelly will be speaking on December 15th at our final M2M meeting of 2011.  Please bring $7 with you to participate in doing a “colors n cups” painting with Kelly!