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3 ways to be more productive

3 ways to be more productive

Would you like to know how to be more productive in less time? I’m going to give you 3 things that are slowing down your progress both in your art and your art business progress. This is something that I struggled with as an aspiring and emerging artist, and something I witness in a lot of the artists that I work with today. Understanding the 3 things I’m going to share with you today will be of massive value to your productivity. The number one thing is just taking too long to complete something. Whether it's a painting or a...Read More
Thank You, Collectors! And Announcing The Art Life School!

Thank You, Collectors! And Announcing The Art Life School!

Oh my goodness! I want to thank you all so much for supporting my art.  I can’t even believe that 24 of my paintings sold this weekend for my end-of-the-year New Year’s Eve blowout sale!  Needless to say, I am blown away by the support that you have shown me and by how many paintings will be leaving my studio and going to your homes soon. There’s no greater honor for an artist than to have their work appreciated so much and collected around the world. AND I’m so happy to know that I helped everyone get a great deal...Read More
FINAL SALE coming, my New Year’s Eve Blowout!

FINAL SALE coming, my New Year’s Eve Blowout!

Hello, my art friends!  I want to thank you for ALL the support you’ve shown me this year!  I’m so grateful for all the paintings you’ve purchased big and small. Every painting sale helps me stay a full-time working artist and continue to create beauty in this world and for your walls.  The NEW YEAR is upon us and as such, I wanted to fill you in on what’s going on in my art life and what my plans are for the new year.  But first, I want to let you know that I’m having a HUGE New Year’s Eve...Read More
Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

I hope you have been having an incredible Christmas week filled with warmth, love, joy, gratitude, and lots of laughs! If you ever wondered how I paint, check out these time-lapses of some of my favorite paintings this year. Snapdragons and Cream Summer Sunflowers P.S. Sending a huge congratulations to winners of this week's Christmas Giveaway: Rebecca B and Ken O! You've won a free Kelli Folsom 2022 Still Life Paintings Calendar! If you haven’t entered then join my Collector’s Circle email list here: http://eepurl.com/dpg-_9 for a free chance to win next Wednesday!
The Tale of Missing Hands, Art Critics, and Perfectionism

The Tale of Missing Hands, Art Critics, and Perfectionism

Hello my art friends! I hope you’re all getting ready for a fabulous holiday season. I just returned from visiting my family and celebrating an early Christmas with them. It was so much fun. My favorite things were having a dance party with one of my nieces and watching my other niece do a beautiful drawing with the new markers and sketchpad I gifted her.  She was so nervous to show me her drawing for fear of disapproval. Isn’t that so sad? Oh, how the rejection and fear of rejection for artists can start so early and sometimes continue for...Read More
Christmas time is here! Let that childhood joy out.

Christmas time is here! Let that childhood joy out.

Merry Christmas to you! I hope this letter finds you well and in the holiday spirit!  My heart couldn’t be more full right now! Between getting everything ready for another Christmas this year with my love, Monte, and traveling back home to Oklahoma to see my family this week for an early celebration. I can’t wait to see my little nieces and nephews opening their Christmas presents this week and shrieking with delight! Isn’t that the best? Seeing that childlike joy fills my heart to the brim. It reminds me of Christmases past being so excited for Santa, cookies, decorating...Read More
Calling all collectors!

Calling all collectors!

To my dear art collectors, supporter, and friends,  Today I’m writing to you all with such deep gratitude and appreciation. Thank you so much to all of you who gave many of my beloved paintings a forever-loving home last weekend in my Black Friday sale! It’s such an honor to have my work hanging in your beautiful homes. I know that there’s so many things you could choose to buy this holiday season. And you chose to support me and my artwork. That means the world to me!  Each painting is crafted with the love of beauty and the respect...Read More
Happy Thanksgiving! New Paintings, Offers, and Giveaways Announcements

Happy Thanksgiving! New Paintings, Offers, and Giveaways Announcements

I’m so thankful for YOU! Thank you so much for caring about my art, caring about me, and showing your support and appreciation all year long. I honestly couldn’t be the artist I am today without all of that support.  I’m wishing you the most wonderful Thanksgiving holiday week! I hope you are surrounded by friends and family. I’m wishing you so much abundance, peace, and joy this season.  So ENJOY the yummy fall pies, cookies, savory side dishes.  Enjoy the hot apple cider and smell of sage and cinnamon.  Most of all I hope you enjoy the smiles and...Read More
Three of my Favorite Historical Still Life Artists that have Influenced My Work

Three of my Favorite Historical Still Life Artists that have Influenced My Work

Today I thought I’d share some of my favorite historical still life artists who have influenced my work the most. The reason why is because most only know of my contemporary still life influences, but what most don’t know is that the historical influences I’m about to share have been an even BIGGER influence on me than the contemporary ones.  Now I wish these influences were women artists, but sadly women weren’t even ALLOWED to be artists back then. Can you even believe that? More on that topic to come later because it’s a personal mission of mine to uplift...Read More
How I do it all without burnout

How I do it all without burnout

Firstly, I just want to say a BIG THANK YOU so much to everyone who supported my Fall Colors Art Sale last weekend!! And congratulations to the winner of the giveaway John H.!  People ask me a lot about how I maintain a balance between work (business side) and being creative. How do I keep that inspiration, motivation and passion alive? Especially with so many things going on in the world, worries, concerns, and day-to-day life tasks? Maybe you’ve heard that scripture in the Bible that says, "the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak." I would add that...Read More