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Monday, January 11, 2010

Who in the World is Yelli Kelli?

So you've seen Yelli Kelli on waytutucute.com, but who is Yelli Kelli?  I'd like to introduce you to Kelly, the mastermind behind the incredibly original Yelli Kelli art.  The daughter of an artist and the mother of an artist, Kelli is both a professional artist & fashion designer, living in a small town in Alabama.  She and her mom run a funky eclectic shop, based in a 100 year old Victorian House.  She also teaches an arts and crafts class to young girls, ages 5 to 12.

I'm sure you've seen her work.  It's hard not to smile when you look at her art, whether it be on canvas or on clothing, or even on a bookmark.  It's hard not to fall in love with them.  They are not something you see everyday, which is why I liked them immediately.  There is something about each piece that takes me back to my childhood... the days when we were forced to take naps and we didn't know what money was.  As much as I love Yelli Kelli's work, I had to find out what others thought, so I asked the most honest person I know... my 4 year old daughter.  When I showed her Yelli Kelli's art, she picked out two almost instantly that she wanted to hang in her room (1 shown here).  She immediately came up with stories for each of these girls and then ran to her room to show me where on her wall they would fit.  My daughter is awesome and very sneaky..lol.  Little does she know that we have two Yelli Kelli paintings on their way to our house (one for her and one for her baby sister - both personalized).  She's going to flip out when she sees them!  Heck, I'm going to flip out when I see them, who am I kidding?

If you haven't taken the time to check out these incredible pieces of art, check them out now.  Yelli Kelli... Hey!  That's Cute!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, My Goodness!! That is just about the Nicest Thing I've ever Read!!! Thanks so much for this Wonerful feature! LooOOoove Your Siye...LOOOoooOove You! Kelly