bloggers: Kelly Framel

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She didn't know She was an instrument Until she began to play

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I woke up like this

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When I first moved to New York, @thekimswift and I were roommates in a beat-up ol' brownstone on Keap Street in Brooklyn. We were totally broke, sewed our own clothes, made bizarre...

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2018 New Years' resolutions include: find a live / work studio in Oaxaca, buy a beetle

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Empty plates and afternoon shadows. Life is perfect at @pocoapocoapoco by @ceciliarenard

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Roaming the rooftops on a wintery Oaxaca evening

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A Saturday spent reading / writing / napping in my simple, tuberose-scented, candlelit room at @pocoapocoapoco artists' residence.

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Market day in #Oaxaca

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Back at my favorite paper-making workshop in Oaxaca today to create a huge custom canvas for a new artwork I'm imagining. Currently sculpting my signature into the pulp before we let...

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Afternoon light drenching the calla lilies in my kitchen window

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When your friends turn their paintings into earrings so you can wear their art everywhere you roam ✨ thanks @thesensemaker for creating such a beautiful way to keep you close to me...

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Dinner prep with @ceciliarenard @pocoapocoapoco

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Extra coordinated post-yoga. This town really works for me #Oaxaca #iliveherenow

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A long, quiet morning in our little artists' compound @pocoapocoapoco

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Life in Oaxaca is market, art, mezcal, repeat. Mi gusta MUCHO.

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I've loved making artwork in Mexico because every piece of every process is rooted exclusively in nature and totally dependent on the four elements. . . Simply picking up paper today...

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Storytelling in hieroglyphics ✍ Explore, Learn, Understand, Create, Express, Transform, Transcend, Protect. Repeat. #sometimeswedestroyourselves

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Loving every bit of this adventure and don't ever want to stop ⚡️ So grateful to @clarksshoes for supporting me along the way — next stop Oaxaca for a 2-week artist residency...

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I made some new friends. #squad #sometimeswedestroyourselves

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Proud and honored to be wearing the traditional blouse of the indigenous Purépecha women — an immensely generous gift from the artisan mother with whom I work in Michoacán, who...

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Thinking of my most spriteliest friend @callmemargot on her birthday, with fond memories of running around NYC in the dead of night and middle of fashion week to track down a black...

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Waiting + wishing while another set of sculptures go into the kiln ‍♀️

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That feeling when... a bun comes out of the oven! ☺️Literally.

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3 new totems came out of the kiln today: 2 require structural readjustments, meaning certain portions will need to be totally reconstructed before they are stackable — but trial +...

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For the past few months, I've been very consciously and determinedly stripping away the layers of my life: from throwing out all my makeup and picking up paintbrushes again instead,...

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Tonight we loaded four months worth of work into the kiln. Now we wait, and rest.

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Today is #SmallBizSat and I'm delighted to collaborate with @americanexpress to highlight my favorite holiday giftables from @consortdesign - a groovy interior design shop founded by...

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Sit quietly with your Self ✨

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No doubt the most rewarding thing about coming to a rural village to build sculptures has been the curiosity and delight of the local children, for whom I've become an accidental art...

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I spent every second of my childhood building universes out of clay and painting murals on every surface I could find - literally emptying out dresser drawers and under-sink cabinets...

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Grateful for the tribal Purapecha people who have welcomed me as one of their own, taught me their customs, become my artistic collaborators, and my most sincere and generous friends...

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Wishing a very happy birthday to my very favorite goddess: the inimitable, irrepressible, irresistible @globaliza

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PAINTING WITH PUPPIES. It's entirely possible that my whole life peaked today.

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Sunday afternoon in a peaceful highland village in the mountains of Michoacán, Mexico

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Back in my happiest of all happy places ‍

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For the best Saturday ever, get you a road trip buddy like @lily_kwong and a trusty steed like @audi, because adventure awaits the brave link in bio #alwaysadventuring #roadtrip...

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I need the sea because it teaches me #BigSur #roadtrip

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The joy of nature, the thrill of adventure, the freedom of an open road and the speed of @audi: read my #BigSur road trip diary, now on #TheGlamourai.com ✌ #alwaysadventuring...

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As Henry Miller wrote in #BigSur, "One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things." . . With these @clarksshoes on my feet and a single bag in hand, I've...

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Simultaneously channeling #SteveMcQueen and #JeanSeberg, while cruising the curving mountain terraces of #BigSur in a devilishly swift #AudiTTRS @audi #alwaysadventuring #AudiPartner

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The soul needs two things: nature + creativity (I'm fairly certain they're one and the same)

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Follow your heart

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Mother Nature, the greatest painter

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She's got everything she needs, she's an artist, she don't look back

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The agony + and the ecstasy ✨ #BigSur

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Cruising up and around the California coastline this week with @ClarksShoes - and my feet are pleading to stay planted in magical #BigSur just a litttttttle bit longer ✌...

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Watching the mist roll in, over the mountains, over me and out to sea #BigSur @lily_kwong

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The stillness of morning ✨

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A wildflower, sprouting from a crack in the stone on a long California afternoon @lily_kwong in @marahoffman, today in #BigSur

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We drove all the way into the miracle @lily_kwong#roadtrip #alwaysadventuring #bigsur

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➕ the knowledge of good + evil ➕

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#EARTHING

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My advice is to be best friends with @thematfinish and @bquattro ASAP, that way every time you're in LA you get to live in a @consortdesign world

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On the road again! Will be wandering for the next six weeks with a single suitcase and these @ClarksShoes on my feet -- from San Miguel to Big Sur to Yosemite, from cornfields...

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When you spent all your pesos in one place @mixtasanmiguel

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Hitched a ride from Michoacán to San Miguel de Allende to witness Dia De Los Muertos -- the day of the dead. Here, the townspeople have been hard at work, hanging Mexican marigolds...

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I am truly on the adventure of a lifetime! ✨ And I'm so grateful to @ClarksShoes for making the ideal shoes for exploring small towns high up in the mountains and making art in rural...

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That Saturday feeling

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Managed to put the finishing touches on this piece just minutes before the kiln closed and the fires were lit tonight! It is merely one portion of a much larger totem -- but after two...

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Nature does not ask permission. Blossom and shine whenever you feel like it. ✨

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My heart soars with happiness here, where I'm free to make art without the pressures and distractions of home - working on dirt floors, without plumbing or electricity - with birdsong...

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My soul feels at home in the Michoacán mountains

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I always find magic in Mexico ✨

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Suited up for another great day in the sculpture studio ‍ wearing a vintage work suit from @acurrentaffair, @westwardleaning sunnies from my favorite eco-retailer...

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Made a new friend at lunch today #ontheroadagain

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Getting back to my roots ‍

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Pure happiness is a messy paint palette in absolute bliss taking plein air painting classes this weekend with my sweet dad to celebrate his birthday ‍✨

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Pack, unpack, rinse, repeat ✈️✌**side note: I must admit I love these miracle moments when there's actually room for me on this @perigold chair — meaning for once it's...

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Less than a week in NYC and I'm itching to trade skyscrapers for big skies yet again

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Date night with @globaliza + @cartier, coordinating in gloriously beaded silks from @figuelove's new couture collection photo by @bfa

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Despite so many devastating headlines, a new era is truly brewing. There is an amplification, hopefulness, power and connectivity in women's collective voice that is getting stronger...

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We all begin as clay, and if we are paying attention, life molds us into enlightened beings ✨so proud of this little soul-fire and ecstatic to discover the further work that will...

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Simply existing in 2017 has really hurt — and like so many of us, I have been searching for a way to personally resist and publicly react to the daily parade of lies, environmental...

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Almost 4 months ago, I traveled to a very small town in Mexico to ask one of the country's most esteemed artisan families if they would be open to collaborating with me on a series...

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"What I love best," sighed the swan, "is to be under the wide blue sky or the cool blue water."

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Can't get over how good it feels to bring back the pixie! ✨ Why did I wait so long?! Thank you @inbtwscissors for the dream cut + helping me discover this part of myself...

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Calibrating my rhythm with the seaside sunrise ✨✨

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Mellow yellow

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Hanging out at @houseofyesnyc in Brooklyn today with artist @akacorleone and my friends @perrierusa, painting murals and spreading public art awareness, street-party-style ✨...

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Sunday morning with #bunischka

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Just in time for high tea ✨

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Flowers and fabrics from the Sunday market

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Monday morning mood

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Catch me if you can

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Got my feet in the clouds ☁️☁️☁️ (and the most delicious 'Lulu' shoes by @loefflerrandall)

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New York City, off in the silvery mist ✨

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I could really get used to this kind of commute