Throughout the rest of September, I will be introducing all the teachers who are teaching in Radiant II. Yesterday, we met Marieke Blokland! (Hint – You can still enter her giveaway, too!)

Along with the delicious introductions, you will have a chance to enter a drawing for one of FIVE seats in Radiant II. If you’ve already purchased a seat, you will have the option to a) give your prize to a friend or b) get a full refund. YAY!!!

Please read on to meet Kelly Hoernig, and later in the post you will find instructions on how to enter the giveaway!

Come back daily until October 1st when I will announce the winners!!!

I have been an artist my entire life. It started with that wondrous box of crayons and today it is still challenging me to grow, discover and explore anything that fascinates my creative side. I have been an artist full time for the past 19 years leading me through the adventure of designing patterns, books and magazine articles, as well as exhibiting and teaching throughout the United States. Online teaching has opened up a new International world, one I am excited to explore. Never one to stay idle for too long, I have pursued pen and ink, drawing, acrylics, colored pencils, mixed media, photography and writing. It has been a wonderful journey so far and I cannot wait to see what the muse throws my way next.

On finding inspiration:

For me it comes from everywhere. Nature mostly but it could be the way the light comes through a window, raindrops on a blade of grass or a bumble bee caught in the crab apple blossoms. Words also thrill me beyond belief. If I hear one I like, at the moment it is serendipity, I think about what it would look like in an art piece. Believe me, a dictionary and thesaurus are always close by.

Some things you might not know about me. 

I have a very curious nature. Work best by moonlight. Create because I have to. Am inspired by the details. Chase the muse everywhere. Excited by nature. Love a challenge.

One of my favorite quotes is by Henry Miller – “The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.”

You can find me here:




*This art reflects the artist’s style, but is not the exact piece she will be teaching in Radiant II.

How to enter the give-away!

radianttogether300Do one or all of the following. For each item you have completed, come back here and comment with the words “I DID IT”. Each of your comments will be entered in the drawing!

1. Share this give-away on Facebook or twitter. Here is the short link for your convenience:

2. Sign up to my newsletter, if you haven’t already (click here)

3. Leave a comment below letting us know why you would love to join Radiant II

4. Join my creativity network if you haven’t already.

I will announce the winner on OPENING DAY, October 1st.

Come back tomorrow for Day Twelve of The Road To Radiant II, when I will be introducing you to Sarah Trumpp!

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