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.

The Pleasures of Ephemera

The Pleasures of Ephemera

I was sitting at my desk watching the boys race Matchbox cars around the floor, so I started piecing through my bin of collage ephemera. It gave me so much pleasure to sort through it all--the different juxtapositions of things falling together at random, the little stories in each scrap of paper.

It's a shift in mindset for me to welcome the pleasure of these objects without doing anything more. No art-making or other means to an end. No greater purpose.

Something I've been slowly learning--and I hesitate to mention it because it reeks of immaturity--is that just because I want to do something doesn't mean I have to do it. In my drive to keep learning and accomplishing things, in my persistence to never settle, I have lost sight of this simple truth. Every choice is, when made thoughtfully, an intricate balancing act--and some things are excluded by nature of that process. 

This is why, coincidentally, I love the art of collage. 

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Blame it on Saturn.

Blame it on Saturn.

Spoiled Rotten

Spoiled Rotten