Hi! I'm Kelly.

As a writer, I've always been interested in family stories. When I heard of a Satanic cult in my family tree, I thought I'd found the story of a lifetime. Read more.

Painting Paper and Taking Photos

Painting Paper and Taking Photos

I've been itching to take photographs ever since Tara Borin recommended the blog Transactions with Beauty

Both boys were visiting their grandparents today, so I seized my chance. I bought myself not one but two flower bouquets and arranged them in a mason jar on the kitchen table. Then I snapped a few hundred photos. 

Afterward I painted, layering student-grade acrylics onto cheap drawing paper. Then I photographed the paintings, too. 

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I discovered that if I brayer a damp page from a magazine onto the Gelli plate, the ink transfers. Then I can remove the page, paint over the plate and pick up the magazine ink with the next print.

That's how I created the yellow sheet with the black type. I like how the text creates a subtle bit of texture. It will be hard cutting these pages up and using them for collage. I love how vibrant they look hanging from the wall of the hallway. Like prayer flags. 

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If I Had the Clarity of Mind

If I Had the Clarity of Mind

Five Things About Today

Five Things About Today