Hi! I'm Kelley!
Most days, you can find me working at our Minneapolis home with our bulldog, Murphy. I'm a self-employed artist with two businesses. I started my first business in 2013. It’s called Gems by Kelley. I specialize in minimalist gemstone bracelets. I’m quickly approaching 10,000 sales on Etsy.
My second and newest love is art. I’m a self-taught artist and a Skillshare teacher. After taking Skillshare classes for several years, I published my first two Skillshare classes in 2020. I create art digitally, using my iPad, Apple Pencil and the Procreate app.
My work brings me so much joy. But it wasn't always that way. Before I was self-employed, I spent 20 years of my life working corporate retail. Twenty years. It was the best possible kind of corporate retail. I managed Barnes & Noble bookstores. I love books and book people. But I’m a true introvert, and retail is not a great match for introverts.
I’m passionate about pursuing my best life through art, creativity, and entrepreneurship, and I want to help others do the same.
I’m beaming out a huge heartfelt thank you to everyone who supports me as a self-employed artist. If you’ve purchased my work or cheered me along, thank you. I’m doing what I love, and my life is infinitely more joyful because of it. Thank you.