Welcome to the blog of Artist Kelly Aiken of Copeley Designs Art, I am so excited to have you all here. I haven't been the best at keeping up with the blog writing weekly, but I did think it was important to share a little more about "The Acceptance Series", and how it came to be.
The process of an artist is a very important step, sometimes more important than the outcome of the art. The only time I would disagree with my own words is for commission work- the goal is, of course, to make the client happy! But when an artist is creating a series- they add emotion, time, and energy into their art, creating for themselves. They usually have a style the want to achieve, and many breakthroughs happen in the studio (and for me that means a lot of happy dancing).
The Acceptance Series has a lot to do with, well, accepting. I moved back to Charlotte this year, eager to let go of some past personal issues, and to tackle a new exciting chapter! While I love my home state of Virginia, this past year was tough living away from the home we made in Charlotte. We moved for a Head Football Coaching opportunity my husband had, and I am so proud of him for taking it. But traveling on the road with Copeley (age 2 is hard) and running the business from another state was physically and mentally exhausting. I am normally an energetic and excited person, and I didn't feel the same. I wasn't myself this past year, stressed and anxious about moving to a new city again and not feeling at home. So as a family, we decided to move back to Charlotte and find happiness again! Through this series, I became much more thankful and grateful "in the now", working through and growing past life situations that were thrown at me the past year.
Thank you for your support with this collection, and my small local business! To own a piece to this collection, head to the Copeley Designs shop now!
Thank you for joining my creative art journey, helping make spaces #abitmorebeautiful.