I feel a bit like this page is revealing the wizard behind the screen!
My name is Kelley Luckett (formerly Kelley Brown), and I have been an artist from the time that I first picked up a crayon: I drew a horse, and that image still hangs in my parent's house reminding me of my passion from an early age. I was involved in art classes form that point on, majoring in art in high school and college. I learned all the "right" ways of creating art. And then, I went to grad school to study art therapy and was introduced to art journaling. The process allowed me to break all the rules I had learned and in turn opened up creativity in me I did not know existed. Although I have always been an artist, through art journaling, I have come to live an artistic life.
This blog chronicles my ongoing projects, including a recent project about turning 30 and a process I call "parallel art journaling" where my significant other and I explore themes together through art. I have presented on the topic of art journaling at universities and the National Art Therapy Conference along with several other local venues. My blog and my work were recently featured on Psychology Today’s Healing Arts blog, in an article about art journaling as an art therapy tool. I conduct local workshops in St. Louis, where I live and work, and have curated art journaling exhibitions. This spring I am excited to be one of the teachers in Dirty Footprint Studios online art journaling workshop 21 Secrets.
I would love to hear from you!
You can contact me at kelley.artjournaling [at] gmail [dot] com