By Laura Kelly-Walters
My creative life is a never ending journey and one that causes great joy for me and many others. I started on this path when I was first pregnant and that baby is now TWENTY. After 20 years of doing the same things (all things that I love like doodling, painting and making), I decided it was time to keep doing these things but also make a big change.
I love licensing my art and am proud of my relationships and partnerships in the craft industry, including with Sizzix, AdornIt, Tombow, Sculpey and Kunin Group. With so much growth, I decided that it was time to start sharing my designs in a bigger way and to change the way I thought about social marketing myself and my works. I have been doing everything on my own for 20 years. I decided that I was ready to change and be the leader of a team, a design team that is all about me and my mission. I wanted to create a team that would support these manufacturers through the sharing of my doodles and designs because when it all comes down to it, we are in this together.
I put an application out there and was floored at the crazy huge number of responses. More than the shock and excitement, I was empowered and honored. I thought this change would be challenging, but truth is, it has been a blast. I struggled to choose who to put on the team and wish I could have chosen them all. It is like I created a big creative party with a team of amazing and talented colleagues who not only support me 100% but also each other. We are a winning team filled with love, passion and creativity.
I am convinced that my journey starts with me. If I want change, I get to cause it. I guess that is why I love Gandhi’s quote so much…”BE the change you wish to see in the world.” I accessed my courage and caused change for me and the members of my team. I am now BEING change and it is awesome sauce.
Meet the inaugural Laura Kelly Design Team and learn how they will be sharing different ways to make Laura Kelly products, designs and doodles part of your life.
Licensed Doodle Artist/Designer/Project Maker/Mom/Tombow Senior Ambassador