About this Course
Please join me for a meaningful practice I’ve been doing for a couple of years that I call The Wear Your Joy Project. It changed my life, and I feel called to gather of tribe of souls who want to make the call of their hearts visible – and wearable.
Like any good practice (a yoga practice, a gratitude practice, etc), the practice of intentionally getting dressed up in joy will open your heart and awaken new ways of seeing yourself. In so many ways, this course is about remembering who we are. Because when we turn our attention toward anything with intention, we raise its vibration, its meaningfulness, its consciousness.
Lessons include: inspirational and true stories (personal and otherwise), journaling prompts, soul stirring guidance and ideas, informative interviews, many thoughtful activities that will increase your consciousness and intention, downloadable pdfs, suggested reading, style adventures/field trips, loving/thoughtful dares, and more.
My Wear Your Joy Story: A few years ago after becoming a new mama, I missed my old clothes, my old body. For well over a year, I dreaded getting dressed each morning. And over that year, I lost a real sense of who I was.
Transitions do that to us. For me it was new motherhood. But for many it’s the process of conforming to “age appropriate” fashion rules. For others it’s transitioning into a “real job” with a dress code. And for many, it’s traveling through a major life transition (grief, caregiving, moving, new job, getting older, and more). Whatever the reason, when we lose a sense of who we are, getting dressed can feel like a chore, a burden perhaps. It becomes a moment – every single day – of unconscious, tedious, perhaps even gremlin-filled decisions and self-talk. Not a joyful way to start a day.
So. One day, I started to get more intentional about what I was wearing, choosing only to wear clothes that delighted my spirit and lit me up. It was a playful experiment that soon turned into a daily practice. I started to share my discoveries on Instagram and Facebook. Others joined in, too, and a community was born. The results of this practice, I learned, was a way into Joy – not just in the mornings, but into my entire life.
Who knew getting dressed could be a conscious meditation of bringing more joy and meaning to our ordinary days? Ultimately, this project reminded me how style isn’t superficial. It’s the call of our hearts, made visible – and wearable.
It's not about putting together perfect outfits. It's about wearing your joy.
It's also about:
: Giving ourselves permission to embrace where we are today, despite our size, age, or cash flow.
: Making the practice of getting dressed in the morning a spiritual practice, one that brings more intention and JOY into our lives.
: Seeing ourselves through a new, compassionate, joyful lens.
: Changing our self-talk around all the barriers that are stopping us from getting dressed in joy.
: Unlearning all the rules we’ve placed on ourselves when it comes to how we dress ourselves.
: Coming into alignment with our sacred style, whether that be eccentric, preppy, tailored, or bohemian.
: Bringing more intention and consciousness, and making sacred the morning ritual of getting dressed each day.
: It’s about seeking our truest selves while also giving ourselves permission to experiment, play, and join a tribe of other souls who are doing the same thing.
It's not about:
: Spending a lot of money on a whole new wardrobe.
: Trying to be anyone other than yourself.
: Superficial fashion rules that don’t align with our values, who we are, and who we want to be.
About the instructor
As a grown-up, she attended college at Florida State University, where she decided to major in something “practical” — social work. In 1999, she met her husband John & they set off to begin a new life together in Portland. Kelly’s heart kept tugging & pulling her towards something big, brave & new. And one day, Kelly decided to put paint onto paper & pursue a thoroughly “impractical” dream: to become an artist.
3 short years passed. Kelly’s heart exploded with renewed passion & joy, and her artwork spread like wildfire, reaching thousands of fans — and pulling in millions of dollars in licensed artwork sales. She’s the bestselling author of Taking Flight: Inspiration & Techniques to Give Your Creative Spirit Wings , author of the popular e-book series Flying Lessons: Tips & Tricks To Help Your Creative Business Soar, and the creator of a well-loved online painting e-courses.
Kelly’s tender style of truth-telling and possibility-driven approach to life, work, & art has been featured in many books, and in countless magazines, including Spirituality + Health, Where Women Create, Somerset Studios, Cloth Paper Scissors, and more. Her artwork can be found worldwide on all kinds of uplifting home decor, gift, and stationery products. Her significant online presence is a source of inspiration and truthful stories that celebrates the collective journey of our messy, complicated, yet deeply beautiful lives.
She genuinely believes that anything is possible, if you take one baby step of bravery after another.
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