“Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
For Kelly Lenihan, life is an artful adventure. Walking along the beach, glistening pebbles reflect sunlight and become radiant gems to her inquisitive eyes. Cooking a meal, vibrant, locally grown fruits paired with fresh-caught fish to sustain not only body but soul. Crafts hewn in her studio are often inspired by nature; those she discovers across the globe speak of her passion for culture, history, and beauty. Through all, artistic expression woos her with untold possibilities.
Kelly has always viewed life from a unique vantage. Her discoveries in nature, food, and art fuels her creativity. Through her writing and art, she delights both in sharing her knowledge and helping others perceive the world with new eyes.
In her early 20s, she browsed the famed, open-air Pike Place Market in historic Seattle every Saturday morning. There, she was surrounded by the bustle and beauty of farmers selling luscious fruits and vegetables to crowds of locals and tourists, many speaking wondrous and unknown languages. Meanwhile, international crafters hawking enticing wares — textiles, pottery, and jewelry — awoke in Kelly an appreciation of other cultures.
She matured to study costume and fabric design and business, which lead to her own clothing company, a line of hand-painted pottery and a series of published articles exploring arts and crafts from around the world. In addition to pursuing her own creative endeavors, Kelly has been assisting small business owners and creatives develop their online presence since 2008.
But Kelly’s quest to unfold the art that exists in everything she touches, tastes and experiences is never-ending and must find expression somewhere—today, she is an active food blogger, avid birder and hobbyist photographer. Never having forgotten her penchant for writing and the power of stories, these days, Kelly is happy to be writing again. She is working on a series of children’s picture books, as well, she has a couple cookbooks and non-fiction books in the works. In addition to authoring her own books, Kelly is assisting indie writers with their own publishing journeys.
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