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My heart, my prayers go out to those in need, devastated by the flooding in West Virginia.  
It is such a beautiful inspirational place with beautiful souls.   
People have lost their homes and some, their loved ones.  

Want to help?  
To help, please pray.
God hears our prayers. 
We are stronger together.   

To contribute or volunteer, go to The Red Cross       
 Thank you!

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2. The Kindness of Strangers

I'm Thankful for the Kindness of Strangers

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3. February- Time to Paint the Garden!

This has been a time of loss for my family.

But...I'm not going to write about this.

Because it's February!  
it's Time to PAINT the Garden.  

Oh! how I love to paint my garden.  (It's always much more beautiful in my dreams.)  Reality requires work.      

How to paint a garden?  Use the months of January, Feb and March and April to dream about your window vignettes.  What should they look like?    Imagine each window as a frame to a beautiful, ever changing painting.  With God as the artist, it is always a masterpiece.

My paintings change season by season, day by day.    Add bark and evergreens for interesting textures on wintry days, and add more color for spring and summer.

Yes, my garden is still an all you can eat buffet for the many critters living nearby, deer, squirrel, fox, groundhogs, and raccoon.  Last year, we caught three groundhogs in Have-A-Hearts. Then turned them free miles away. Could the same ones have returned?
We have three.

My dad and mice...
Dad caught a mouse in his Have-A-Heart, he painted the mouse's toenails with bright red fingernail polish (imagine mice toes peeking through the cage below).
Even when driven miles away, red toed mice would show up again and again in our home, off to the Have-A-Heart.
Wonder what those mice thought about their trips?

This just happened last year, despite my neglect.  Beautiful!   

My husband watered while I was away.

Guess who I discovered in the shower one early morning!?

We saw wee bits of nature while at my parents home in West Virginia.  
It's not a stretch to see where ideas come from.

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4. Periwinkle Sky Shop is Open for a short time

Hi! The PeriwinkleSky Shop will be open for a 
small window of time before Christmas
Nov. 26- Dec 9th
(Afterwards, the shop will be closed for the Holidays)  
The shop will be open only a few weeks a year, 
I plan to spend time with family and friends, 
and work on new projects. 

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Thank you for the outpouring of support
while I take time off to be with my 
mother during her illness and hospice.  
Although I am unable to respond to individual emails, 
your thoughts and prayers are very much appreciated. 
Thank you,  Becky 

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6. Open for a week!

The shop will be open for a short time!
Stop by to shop for Note Cards, 
Prints and Christmas Cards

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Friends,  My shops are closed temporarily.  
I am and working on new projects and am
spending time with friends and family.
thank you

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8. Dreaming of Lavendar Gardens!

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9. 30% off - closing up shop NEWS for 2015

Thanks for making 2014 a wonderful year,
for helping the shops be so successful, it has been fun. 
2015 is a time for reNEWal!
I plan to close up shop to dedicate time to create new stuff for 2015. 
Stop by for some big sales, because I'll be closing up shop soon.
30% off both shops. 
use Coupon code  JANSALE30 @  PeriwinkleSky.etsy
-prices as marked @ BeckyKelly.com/shop

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10. BK Shop Closing Early

bk shop

Dear Friends,

This Christmas the shop will be closing early.
(December 16th)  
I'm looking forward to spending time with friends and family. 
Shipping will continue every day, until Dec 16 th (eve).  Be sure to get your orders in soon!

Flash Sale at 
25% off until Friday Dec 12th- midnight!

Wishing everyone a Joyful Holiday!

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11. Sale at the Shop

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12. Free Gratitude Journal- craft to share with friends!

I am so Thankful for you!

Free Craft

Make your own
"Mini Gratitude Journal"
(note **pictures may vary year to year)

Free Adobe Reader Needed For Downloads
1) Go to my Download link near the bottom on the left

2) click on "Download page"

3)  Find Thankful Journal
(with a Hedgehog image)
Download 1 page of art

Download Adobe Reader Here

4) download art
5) Print Art -  on best setting  .   nice paper is best   * Choose Borderless Printing *
6) Fold as in video
(there should be 8 panels, with one slit ( use scissors) in the middle)
7) Fold to make a book

fold long-wise
fold in half

clip to center as shown
fold both ends in, then fold longwise again.

push both ends toward middle (a kiss!)
make an X,  fold so cover is on top.
Voila!   Your booklet.

 Copyright Becky Kelly
 Please respect copyrightFor personal use only,  please do not resale.
**let me know what you think!

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13. Christmas Sale

Black Friday 
and Cyber Monday?

Friends of my site can take a discount today!

 prices are listed, no coupon needed.
use coupon code THANKYOU20
for 20% off


 Friends,  I plan to close my shop after Christmas to spend more 
time working on my artwork. 
Thank you for the support throughout these years.  
It was a difficult decision to close my shop. 
I plan to work on some personal projects.

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14. A THANK YOU gift from Becky!

Thank you! 
A special gift for you,  
good 'til the end of Nov, 2014
Use Coupon Code THANKYOU20
for 20% off in either of my shops
see you there

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15. From Here to There

How exciting!   

This month I've shipped a package off to Canada,
Finland, England and another to Ireland.   

(Earlier this year, I've have shipped to China, Spain, Japan, 

Russia, and Germany)  

It gives me such a kick when I think about the places the art is shipped.  

It's a small world. 

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16. Want to learn how to paint fairies?

Want to learn how to paint fairies?



Take a look at this new educational book by Sara Burrier.

It is beautiful! 

My friend, Sara, has a new Watercolor book out this month.   Oh, I feel inspired to paint this week!   Thank you Sara.    I was honored to be included in the book as a guest artist, with three pages and a few watercolor tips.    Sarah not only paints beautifully, but she knows how to inspire and teach. Many artist keep their water color technique a secret, but Sara has the confidence to share and teach.  If you want a good, inspirational, joyful watercolor book, this is the one.

Take a look!  

Watercolor Fairy Art: How to Bring Your Fairy Realm Art to Life Paperback – October 1, 2014 

Sara's Book at Amazon Sara Burrier (Author)


Barron's Educational Series (October 1, 2014)

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17. Shop News

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18. Firefly Nights

"Firefly Nights" 
Children at play on a warm summer eve
The moon shines down upon them. 
Catch a firefly, 
let him go. 
with changes
to my original art.  
                                                                     Recently, a teacher wrote and requested 
that I add more diversity in my children.
She wanted a print to represent the diverse children of 
her classroom.   
Great idea!
Thank you for thoughtful input!

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19. Mother's Day Sale!

Use Coupon Code 
for 15% off in Becky's online shop


New!  Sleeping Mermaid Cards
Norah's Dream - Sleeping Baby Mermaid


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20. Reading in Greens (Summer Garden note cards)

This note card set was added to my card collection by personal request. 
It is an image of a child in a delicate blue dress reading in a garden.  A bunny watches.
The border is a light delicate Robin's egg blue with lily of the valley detail. 

I was inspired by a Tasha Tudor painting of a "girl in a blue dress reading".   I wanted to do a stylized version to honor Tasha Tudor's artwork.

Image inspired by Tasha Tudor painting, a girl reading in a blue dress

Note*** (testy spam filters! *** ... if you are not receiving replies to my emails, please be sure my email in your address book, or ask your provider to allow my emails- thank you!) 
I am unable to reach a few still. 

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21. Happy 4th of July!

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Shipping at the Shops will be delayed from 

July 7th to July 13th.

thank you-

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Happy Birthday,  Rob!

Take the cake

For Moms!
use this image on facebook or emails
to wish your kids 
aHappy Birthday this year!  

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24. Music Soothes the Soul

"This Umbrella"  
by Scarlet Keys-
 Exciting news, 
spread the word!

Recently, musician Scarlet Keys contacted me about a song she had written, 
"This Umbrella";  inspired by a Hallmark card!

I am blessed that my illustration gave inspiration 
for her to create such a heartwarming song.

see the video!
Song writer and musician, Scarlet Keys, is a well known Nashville song writer 
and music educator at  Berklee College of Music in Boston. 
From the video "My Umbrella" by Scarlet Keys

This song was written by Scarlet for her sister (with stage 5 kidney disease)  
Proceeds from the song will benefit her sister's medical bills.
What a Beautiful Tribute! 

I am in love with her song "This Umbrella".
The song and lyrics are a breath of fresh air, 
the artist's voice is warm and heartfelt. 

Watch the Video: 

Scarlet Keys writes,   "I made several attempts to write a song that I thought she would like and then after several attempts, I found an old card in a box my sister had sent to me 10 years ago and it had a picture on the front of two little girls underneath a huge umbrella, and I knew when I saw it, that that was the perfect idea for her song. Eric and I met and with two cups of coffee and a ukulele, and we wrote her song.
The illustration below was created by the wonderful artist Rebecca Kelly and the song was inspired by her wonderful drawing of the two little girls."

"This Umbrella"
Written by Scarlet Keys, and Eric Leva
Vocals by Liz Longley
Produced by Nick Goldston
Shot on the iPhone 5s by Tim Hedlund
Edited by Nick Goldston

May this song embrace your heart & mind and remember to spread the energy of love by sharing 
this music with your friends & family. 
Peace & blessings. 


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25. Dinnertime guest


This photo was taken at a family dinner last July, in West Virginia
(my parent's home)

Doesn't he look like he is smiling?  ha ha
Dinner guest

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