Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Dream Big Dreams

I've always wanted to be a Hot Shops Artist.

I've day dreamed about it for . . . well, for at least 15 years.

How cool would it be.  Kelli Sweet, a Hot Shops ARTIST.

I'm excited that my big dream is becoming a reality.

In fact, this Sunday I will be moving into Studio 317 at the Hot Shops Art Center in downtown Omaha - 1301 Nicholas St.   

It will be the new home of Degrees by Kelli and Hibernate & Create.
I am designing the studio as a place to create, gather, learn and shop.  It will have an inviting and eclectic feel representing my boho style and love of color and vintage.

I can't wait to unveil it, though I realize it will take time to evolve into it's full form.  But the first stage should be magical as I've been busy working with my husband in the garage working on furniture from the space.    I've found some cool things within my budget at the thrift store and on market place to repurpose for the space.  Add a little elbow grease, some wood working skills (the husband), paint and voila!  Magic transformation takes place.

Life is truly a journey.  And I'm glad that I've taken the next step to make the Hot Shops a part of mine.


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

It Takes TIME

When I posted it on my blog in MAY 2019 that I was "working" on migrating my web presence into three separate pages, I had no idea that it would take me almost a year to finally accomplish my task.

But, I can finally say that I have accomplished what I set out to do.  It took time and lots of distractions in between.

I've found that I'm not "really" a website builder, but I am very curious to learn more about WordPress, plugins and an entirely new vocabulary of terms.

I've also found that I continue to be curious about enhancing my limited design skills in Adobe Illustrator.  Lucky for me, the internet is a powerful tool.

So, if you're curious as to what the net results of my actions have been on the website design front, I'm here to tell you.  Here are my three distinctly separate, bet overlapping with the common thread of me.

1) You've found ME, Kelli Sweet aka Sweet Kelli Sweet.
This is my personal page.  Life's adventures as I explore and interact with my

2) Degrees by Kelli
This is my artistic page.  Did you know I was an Artist?  It's taken many years for me to say, hi my name is Kelli, I'm an artist.  It's an interesting conversation for a future post

3) Hibernate & Create
This is my collaborative page encouraging others, myself included, to find time for creativity in their daily lives.  It includes a Facebook group that I host, classes, workshops, retreats and of course Crafty Craft.

I did it.  I'm on my way.
Hopefully it is not a year until my next post.


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The next step

My last post was about moving forward and launching the Hibernate & Create website.  It's launched!  It's an ever-evolving website as I develop the content and site structure.  It's been exciting to see the new platform to connect and inspire creatives!    And it's only in it's infancy.

What's next?   The next step.

The next step will be working to move my DegreesbyKelli brand to it's own home.  A cute little web home all of it's own.   I've loved having it here at; but when I think about brand identity, it is a little confusing to say artistically that I am DegreesbyKelli but that you should go to to learn more about my art. will still have a place; but it will be more about my personal adventures, maybe some "deep thoughts" and definitely a space to share about Squeaky Milo.

Carry on friends - I'll be working on the new website.