I'm SO excited to share a wonderful, brand spanking new book with you (and not just because I'm a contributing artist). :) Miss Kelly Rae, of possibilitarian sweetness royalty, should be very proud of the offering she has labored and labored over for the past year or so. Her new book, "Taking Flight: Inspiration and Techniques to give your Creative Spirit Wings" is so full and rich with her heart and soul - that gentle but firm urging that encourages you to breath in your creative "whispers" and breath out trust and doing. I wish I could share images from the book, but I'm so excited to share it with you, that I don't have time to ask Kelly's permission....so, we'll just leave it at that. It's far more than your typical how-to (like SOMEONE I know has written) as it asks lots of questions, is full of lots of thought provoking quotes (Kelly doesn't know I'm a collector of quotes. I LOVELOVELOVE ones that warm me...or shake me, or cause me to stop and listen...) and interviews about how important unearthing your dreams, facing your fears, creating community, etc. etc. It's so exciting to me, in fact, that I've decided that it is worthy of it's very own post! :) Not one of my usual two-or-three-subjects-in-one kind of post. I'll save my Montana giveaway and essay contest introductions for tomorrow...or the next day. Not sure what morning will bring on this, the last Saturday before school starts.
So to you, dear girl, I press my hands together and bow. You're spirit shines through the inky-smelling pages of this book and I'm so honored to have been a part of it. Thank you. I'm so happy that your are surrounded by such loving and supportive women in your life. You totally deserve it! I see you smiling there...makes me think of this song.