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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Hello Blogland, I'm Back to the Land of the Living!

"Faith Through Love" @2014 Kelly Watts
 
 
First of all... HAPPY NEW YEAR!
 
Just a bit late!
 
I have been in full blown recovery mode.  It has been almost two and a half months since my Hysterectomy and I have finally been able to get back to some art work.
 
Yahoo! 
 
So.... to start this post off I will share with you the above piece "Faith Through Love", it is my phrase for 2014.  I will live by them as much as I can through out the year and attempt to love everyone as God loves them, unconditionally.
 
 
 
 

"Oceans" @2014 by Kelly Watts
 
 
Second on the agenda is my piece "Oceans (song lyrics by Hillsong)".  In the background and on the hood of her cloak I have written the lyrics to this beautiful song.  If you get a chance please listen to this song, it is amazing.
Her eyes are piercing like a fierce ocean.
 

 
"To Live is Christ" @2014 by Kelly Watts
 
Thirdly, my last show and tell... "To Live is Christ".  I have always been deeply touched by this verse, it expresses a loyalty beyond what is seen.
 
  Our purpose is to be Christ in this world; to love, to share, to give, to extend, to build-up, to take care of, to be the light in the darkness.
With my entire being I want to be this!
 
When all is said and done and I'm standing before my Father in Heaven,
may HE say to me,
"Well done, good and faithful servant."
 
I pray that my art expresses this longing of my heart... to serve the Father with all the gifts HE has given me.
 
 
Be blessed my Dear Friends
With much love.
 
 
 
 
 
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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Owl Fun

Artist Kelly Watts @2013

Artist Kelly Watts @2013

Artist Kelly Watts @2013
 
I am involved in a monthly art swap called the "Happy Swap" of 5x7 art and I was receiving some pretty amazing art, not to mention owls.
 
I love owls!  And... I don't think I have ever attempted to draw them!
 
So, here are my owls.
 
I had so much fun drawing and playing with these cute whimsical creatures I had to share with you!
 
I pray you enjoy them!  Play with some of your own and then contact me and let me see what you create!
 
Hugs and blessings everyone!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

My God Knows Me and Loves Me

 
Hello everyone!  I pray that you are all very well and are being blessed in every way.
 
I am sorry for my absence from here... I have had a number of hard months and am expecting another few hard months to come.
 
God is good all the time,
all the time, God is good!
 
I am scheduled for a hysterectomy at the end of the month and it will take a couple of months to recover.
I don't think I will be creating any art during that time, but you never know.
 
Because I have God as my hope and salvation I will not fear,
He is my HOPE and gives me HIS PEACE
that surpasses all understanding,
I will not fear.
 
I am going to be telling myself that for awhile.
 
Living with a Chronic Illness is plum hard!  I cannot even explain what it is like but to say that I constantly feel like I go one step forward and ten steps back.
God keeps pushing me forward, holding me up, helping me to stand...
 
His still small voice whispers in my ear,
"You can do this Kelly, this is what I created you for,
to shine in the darkness, to bring light to the captives,
to share the comfort I have given you to others...
you can do this..."
 
"You can do this..."
 
Okay God, I will listen and embrace your words. 
 I will hold firmly onto your strong and solid foundation,
I will harness myself to your strength and I will follow YOU.
 
Though the path may darken and the pain grow stronger,
I will trust in you for my comfort.
You and only YOU direct my path Lord.
 
I will not fear!
 
Be blessed my dear friends and know that God is always with
you, He never leaves nor forsakes you!
 
With much love and many blessings
 
 
 
 
 
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Friday, September 27, 2013

The Fruit of the Spirit, Windswept

 
Playing around with the wind swept look and the Fruit of the Spirit from Galatians.
I am addicted to drawing women with windswept hair and I had so much fun lettering the Fruit of the Spirit into her hair.
 
I pray that the Fruit of the Spirit shines in you.
 
Hugs and blessings
 
 
 
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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Zentangles

(Artwork by Kelly Watts @2013)
 
This piece is from a journal swap I am taking part in.
Materials used, Washi tape border.  Black Zig Writer for doodles.  Copic Markers for background over top of book pages, and skin.
 
 
 
 I have been enjoying reading through this new book I got called The Art of Zentangle.
 
 
 
This is a great book with some wonderful tips on creating fabulous zentangles.
 
The Art of Zentangle: 50 Inspiring Drawings, Designs & Ideas for the Meditative Artist
 
Have a great week everyone.
 
Hugs and blessings.
With much love
 
 
 
 
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Swapping Art Fun

(Artwork by Kelly Watts @2013)
 
This piece is 5x7 created on a book page background.  Materials used are Chevron washi tape for a border; Copic Markers for background color, skin and hair; black acrylic paint pen for lettering.
Copic markers blend amazingly on book pages.
I go to my local library and purchase used/damaged books to use for backgrounds.

(Artwork by Kelly Watts @2013)
 
5x7 created on a bookpage again.  Materials Used:  Adhering lace border (I purchased this on clearance at Michael's - sweet deal), Copic Markers for hair, skin and background.  Black Zig Writer for doodling on the background.  Black Acrylic Paint Pen for highlighting the hair and face.

(Artwork by Kelly Watts @2013)
 
5x7 with bookpage background again.  Materials used:  Copic Markers for skin color, hair and background.  Zebra washi tape with clear instead of white.  Black acrylic paint pen to highlighting the hair and face.
 
Praying you are having a wonderful week.
 
Hugs and blessings.
 
 
 
 
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Proverbs 31 Woman

 
(artwork by Kelly Watts 2013)
 
 
 
 
Photo: Proverbs 31 study... #scripturedoodle #madecourse practice for my MADE Course lesson.
(Artwork by Kelly Watts 2013)
 
I am studying up and learning all I can about what God has to say about the Proverbs 31 Woman so that I can teach it in my MADE Course lesson for Scripturedoodles.
 
I am planning on teaching a few fun tidbits and diving deep into the Word, my HAPPY PLACE.
 
If you would like to learn more about MADE Course, just click the link at the top of my sidebar that says "Visit Beth Morey and the Made Course".
 
Hugs and many blessings everyone!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Monday, July 8, 2013

MADE e-course

 
 
Click on the link on the top of my sidebar where it says "click here to visit Beth Morey and Made Course"
 
Check out the teachers, the classes.
 
Once signed up become apart of the Facebook community for Made... it's already in full gear and we are reading a book together as we wait for September to come.
 
Look on IG for our posts #madecourse
 
Come and join all the fun and build up your Spirit!
 
Hugs and many blessings.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Scripturedoodling Again

 
 
I worked on this piece a little at a time.  The subject being my favorite Psalm 139.
 
I drew her head with a heart stencil, this is the first time I have tried this and it worked out lovely.
 
I think it has made a really pretty face.
 
Hope you are all having a wonderful week.
 
Hugs and blessings.
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Monday, July 1, 2013

Having Fun With A New App

 
Photo: My month of June #collectapp !  What a great idea!
 
I am not a very technological person, however, I am getting used to some fun apps.  This one is called "Collect".  It is a monthly calendar where you can take a photo per day and at the end of the month they will all be in each days slots.  You can also just add pictures to each day at the end.
 
I had so much fun with that!
 
Photo: Working on a little something for my wonderful pen pal. 1 Corinthians 13.
 
Lastnight I was able to work on this little Scripturedoodle on 1 Corinthians 13.  I made this for my penpal.
 
Still excited about being involved with MADE: e-course.
 
 
If you are interested click on the link at the top of my sidebar where it says "Click here to visit Beth Morey and Made course."
 
I'm looking forward to seeing you in class!
 
Hugs and blessings
 
 
 
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

MADE Course Sign-Up Incentive GIVEAWAY

Hello everyone!  I pray you are all well.
I decided just today to do a giveaway!

For the first 10 people to sign up for the "MADE" Course by
clicking on the link on the top of my sidebar that says

"Click here to visit Beth Morey and The Made Course"

I am going to be giving away a free 5x7 print of your choice.
To view my prints please go to my Etsy store

I will make sure to keep track of the first ten to sign up.

Good luck to you.

To view Made Course click that link and it will take you to the website.

Hugs and many blessings to you.

Sincerely






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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Made Course News



 
Hello Everyone!
Just an update on the "Made Course"
 
If you are interested in learning more about it please click on the link at the top of my side bar where it says "click here to visit Made Course and Beth Morey"
 
She is the one who came up with this idea of Christian on line courses combining art and creativity - a community of faith based women.
 
I hope to see you there.
 
Hugs and many blessings
 
(Don't forget the amazing giveaways, so sign up soon)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Monday, June 3, 2013

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

by the amazing Anna K. Pasquale! <3
 
 
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
 
 
 
 
Amazing giveaways to first few sign-ups!
 
Hope to see your name on the list!
 
Hugs and blessings!
 
 
 
 
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EXCITING NEWS!!!

INTRODUCING
 
 
Please see website for exciting details of these new E-courses.
Registration begins June 15, 2013
 
 
 
Please click on below link to see promotional video
 
 
 
Sign up and win giveaway prizes to the first few join.
 
I will be giving away one print (Your Choice).
 
Awesome giveaways you don't want to miss!
 
Looking forward to seeing your names added to the list of students!
 
Hugs and blessings!
 
 
 
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Thursday, May 23, 2013

I'm Still Kicking Around

(Artwork by Artist Kelly Watts 2013)
 
It is so ridiculous that I can't even keep up with my blog.  I mean I am home every single day, what's my problem?
 
I love sharing my artwork with you and I love receiving your lovely comments...
but to be completely honest with you all...
I am fighting the fight of my life with this Fibromyalgia/Hypermobility of my Joints!
 
So, my posts are few and far between... for that I am really sorry.
 
I haven't been following my lovely blogger friends because I do not have the energy... for that I am really sorry too.
 
For now I will share with you what I have been able to accomplish;
 
The above piece was done on a book page.  I have been creating art on them because they are smaller and easier for me to handle.  I have discovered that I love the texture of the pages and they hold and blend color so beautifully.
(I use my Copic Markers on these pages)
 
 
 
I have had the occasional request for art... the above piece was requested by a dear friend of mine for her lovely daughter Bella.  It is meant to be an affirmation piece with all her daughters affirmations around her.
This took me a long time but this is what I create my art for...
If I can help make one girl feel better about herself in any way, well then I am all for it!

 
I have had one of my first 'custom order' requests with my art piece "Time To Bloom".  My customer requested that I adhere this piece to an art journal.
This was a first for me, I have never created an art journal with my art work before and I wasn't sure how it was going to work.
 
It turned out awesome and is now ready to go in the mail.
My customer is gifting it to a friend for her graduation!
Great idea!
 
Once again, this took me a long time to prepare, but I did it!
I accomplished a few things!  Yay for me!
 
I am thankful for the times when I am okay to put an order together, or to make someone smile with my art work.
To me it means I am still useful, I can still be used by God to bring joy.
 
God is good all the time!
 
I pray you are all having a wonderful, lovely week.
Hopefully I will be back soon.
 
Many hugs and blessings
 
 
 
 
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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Understanding Compassion

(Artwork By Kelly Watts 2013)
 
This piece was created on an old book page using Copic Markers, a black sharpee, Washi tape and adhesive lace.
 
This morning my mind was very heavy burdened.  I was thinking about all the people I am currently praying for and trying to understand this compassion inside of me.  I wrote down the following that was upon my heart;
 
A Letter To God
 
Dear Lord; My Most Holy Almighty God; El Sheddai; Abba;
My heart is so full of compassion... it seems that no matter at what stage of life I am in, You reveal a new and different path to show me more ways to use this compassion inside of me.
 
When I was young my heart hurt for things I did not even know what or why, but the pain was very real.
I hurt for people I did not know.
The World Vision commercials were a killer on my heart,
my first real experience in seeing starving children.
My heart cried out, 'Lord! Lord!' before I knew how to pray.
 
The next stages of my life were stepping stones to learning the plan You had for me.  I see now that I had to fall and I had to fall hard and receive many scars that buried deep.  I had to start at the bottom and crawl out of the pit I had fallen into; every handful of dirt another lesson... another drop of water into the sprout that was forming in me.
 
At times I would get close to the top only to battle the grounds of fear, anxiety, depression, grief, loneliness and trauma.  I was lost in the darkness, I could not see; I could not breathe.
Then You pulled me up out of the dirt and breathed in me a new breath of life while shaking the dirt and grime away.
You helped me to stand up again on new ground.
 
You placed me on a new path allowing me to use the lessons taught and to share the comfort You had given me.  You brought me to others who had fallen, who were broken hearted and You said, 'Comfort them'.
 
You gave me knowledge, understanding and wisdom to reach out to the hurting.  You taught me and I listened; You led me and I followed.
 
Though... You still had more to teach me and so You sent me on another mission; one that would take me to the battlefield of my own body, limiting where I could go and what I could do.
Again You said, 'Come' and I went.
Again You brought me those physically hurt and broken hearted and
You said, 'Comfort them' and I do.
 
You taught me to use the compassion inside even through the physical ailments, through the broken heartedness and You said, 'Go'.
 
Now that compassion has sprouted and flourished into a magnificent tree of love and blessings, comfort and healing.
 
I see Your hand of teaching and love over me.
I see the compassion You have given me as a precious treasure.
Thank You Lord, My Abba Father for my gift...
Your compassion growing in me.
 
 
I pray you feel God's love for you today.
Have a very blessed week.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Journal Swap on Instagram


(Artwork by Artist Kelly Watts 2013)

I am participating in a journal swap through Instagram.  A lovely lady/friend named Sandie has organized 18 ladies to first make their own journals out of watercolor paper... then send it off to each lady to complete a two-page spread in each journal they receive.  All of us will be eventually working in 9 journals.

(Artwork by Artist Kelly Watts 2013)
 
This is my first two-page spread.  I was experimenting with drawing on book pages and these two lovely ladies came forth onto the pages. 
Around the book pages I have journaled the reason I love art journaling so much;  it's an amazing healing process.
 
This project has been so much fun and I really needed to keep myself busy.  Thank you Sandie for organizing the FJSWAP and providing so much fun for all of us ladies participating!
 
Hugs and blessings everyone!
 
 
 
 
 
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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Words of Life

 
(Artwork by Kelly Watts 2013)
 
I am reading this amazing book called "Soul Detox".  It is regarding the battle of your mind, getting rid of your negative thinking and basically getting rid of anything that is not of God in your life.
Spring cleaning for your soul ~ that definitely describes it.
 
Philippians 4:8 Finally brothers and sisters... whatever is true... noble... right... pure... lovely... admirable...excellent...praiseworthy~ think about such things. (shortened).
 
When we fill our minds up with all the worldly thoughts and things what do we end up with?  A murky soul polluted by the world... a soul that we allowed to become murky.  That is why God tells us to think about things that are good, pure, lovely because that is what we were meant to think on.
 
I am doing a spring cleaning on my soul and I am going to try and get rid of all the things I have allowed to pollute my mind with!
 
I want to live for God.
I want to be a representative of Jesus Christ out to the world.
I want to speak words of love and life... not bitterness and death.
 
I am choosing to get rid of the pollution in my mind.
 
Won't you join me?
 
Many blessings to you my dear friends.
 
 
 
 
 
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