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October 22, 2021
art for healing

ART & Healing

 A lot of women come to me because they’ve had trauma in their past. Or they had neglectful or even abusive parents. Often they were told, “You’re not good enough” or “You can’t make a living as an artist”. Now matter how much work you do on yourself, these […]
October 15, 2021
From settling in life to landing a gallery, an interview with artist Kathe Lisy and Kellie Day

How She Stopped Settling & Launched Her ART– an interview with Kathe Lisy

 Kathe Lisy was tired of settling her whole life. She raised her children, and now her grandchild, and was working full time. She made a decision that she didn’t want to settle anymore, it was her turn finally for her Art. In the last year she learned to make […]
October 8, 2021
Kellie Day on being perfectly imperfect with art

Being Imperfectly Perfect – 6 ways to turn a new leaf with your Art

It’s OK to be imperfect in this world. In fact, not allowing yourself to be imperfect can be EXACTLY what holds your Art back. Today I give you 6 ways to accept your imperfections so you can turn a new leaf with your Art! If you have lots of techniques […]
September 30, 2021
5-roadblocks-that-stop-your-art---and-how-to-blast-past-them

5 Roadblocks that Stop Your Art – and How to Move Past Them

 Here are 5 reasons Artists often give up or get stuck with their Art. If you can make this simple shift, you can make paintings for the rest of your life. Often times artists hit a roadblock with their art, and they give up. Something happens that they don’t […]
August 23, 2021
Make Today Your Someday

Make Today Your Someday

 Most of us wait for our ideal life. We do this simply because of good reasons: I’ll wait until the kids go to college or graduate I’ll wait ‘til I retire Until I have enough money Until I lose 10 or 20 pounds Until my husband or partner does […]
August 15, 2021
Women show said YES to their Art

Women who said YES to their Art

 This week 12 women gathered via zoom to talk about  how they’ve created their lives as Artists and what keeps them going. Watch this video to hear their stories. Kristina: “I’ve come to accept who I am, and I’m comfortable with it, and I’m still going out there and […]
August 3, 2021

How Your Habits are Crushing Your Painting

I spoke with a lovely woman this week who hadn’t painted in years. Instead, she got up everyday and did the laundry and dishes instead. She wanted to paint badly – to share beauty and joy with the world. She had a wonderful family and other creative outlets who enjoyed, […]
July 16, 2021
Kellie-Day- on Mixing-Blue paint

How to Mix My Favorite Blue

 Enjoy this quickie inspiration video on how to mix colors by following what you LOVE, and keeping it simple! We’ll mix my favorite blue with Acrylic paints. If you only have a few minutes, pop into your art room and learn this new color gem to enhance your paintings. […]
July 11, 2021
When you feel LAZY for taking time for yourself

When you feel LAZY for taking time for yourself

I was talking with one of my students this week and she told me she felt like she was LAZY if she did things for herself. She was brought up believing you had to be productive to have VALUE. Sound familiar? So often I hear women say they are neglecting […]
June 26, 2021
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The 5 Step Roadmap to Make Paintings You Love for the Rest of Your Life

 Hello Beautiful Artist! Did you miss my LIVE class last week? If you want to start making paintings you LOVE for the rest of your life, don’t miss this powerful, life-changing VIDEO…  Click here to watch This VIDEO is for YOU if … You’re resisting doing anything for yourself […]
June 23, 2021

FREE Masterclass this Saturday (NEW!)

I have a NEW, powerful Masterclass coming up THIS Saturday, so mark your calendar. This is the only time I’ll be doing this live, AND if you’re there you’ll get a VERY special offer:  Join me for The 5 Step Roadmap to Create Art with Confidence, Strengthen Your Style, and […]
June 7, 2021
When you're insecure about your art ability

When You’re Insecure about your Art Ability

 Hello beautiful Artist! Insecurity can keep you stuck or frozen in your art, and not able to create your best paintings. What holds you back for two years or twenty years with your art is not technique – it’s your mindset.  And you’ll know because you’ve taken all the […]
June 6, 2020
Finding-your-style-as-an-artist

Finding Your Style as an Artist

 You want your own style – and you want people to see a twist of YOU in your art. Maybe your art looks like your teacher’s, or your favorite artist’s… OR your art is a copy of paintings you like, and you don’t know how to put YOU in […]
February 20, 2018
The making of 2 butterfly paintings with Kellie Day

The Making of 2 Butterfly Paintings

 When I get going on a painting, I often go in depth on the subject, and experience it, and sketch it, and make a bunch of progressive paintings, until finally, the big loose paintings are accomplished. Sigh. I learn so much when I tackle a subject this way. In […]
March 16, 2017
Homage to Color, ©Kellie Day, 30" x 40", Available

Everything is Waiting for You

Today is pajama day at the school. You are allowed to bring one stuffed animal, that you can fit in your backpack, and wear your pj’s all day. Pretty much, it’s gonna be a great day. Back here at home where I work, it’s pajama day every day. And even though […]
January 6, 2017
mixed media video clips highlighting the year in my studio, from collecting papers to painting to laughing and doodling.

Mixed Media Painting Inspirations

Here’s a little Art Inspiration for you to spark your creativity in the New Year! Enjoy these mixed media video clips highlighting the year in my studio, from collecting papers to painting, collaging, laughing and doodling. Enjoy!
November 7, 2016
My friend Kristen enjoying a peaceful moment in the desert morning

Blasphemy in a Beer Can

“The fire … One breath of juniper smoke, like the perfume of sagebrush after rain, evokes in magical catalysis, like certain music, the space and light and clarity and piercing strangeness of the American West. Long may it burn.” – Edward Abbey A friend has been trying to get me […]
September 27, 2016
mixed media bird painting in progress ©Kellie Day

Boom & Bust on an Art Road Trip

I’ve been everywhere, man Crossed the deserts bare, man I’ve breathed the mountain air, man Travel, I’ve had my share, man I’ve been everywhere – Johnny Cash Last week I took a road trip to Escalante, Utah, which is in the middle of nowhere. Hours of driving through winding canyon […]
September 10, 2016
Poppy Sketches ©Kellie Day

Rambling Woman

I love lollygagging. You know, not having to be cracking the whip at work, pushed by production. But instead, letting projects blossom in between morning meditation, coffee, research on pinterest and maybe a load of laundry. Things that some might consider “idle time”. But really, this idle time is the […]
August 14, 2016
Endless shapes, forms, patterns, and textures found in nature

Ways to Draw Flowers

  Here in rural southwest Colorado, I’m greatly influenced by what I see in the mountains. I know the flowers like my own toes, how they will change with the altitude, and how they will bloom in order with each month of the summer. I know the best place to […]