Defying Childhood Criticism to Pursue Your Passion with Alison Wells 

[00:00:00] Kellee Wynne Conrad: Hello, hello, all my lovely listeners out there. Welcome to the Made Remarkable podcast. I am your host, Kellee Wynne. And for those of you who are joining me for the first time here, I just wanted to do a quick introduction. I'm an artist and an art teacher. I have my own online. School called Color Crush Creative.

I've been teaching for over six years now, but before that I was a working artist in galleries and curating and consulting. I've tried it all and I end up in this world online and I've. Couldn't love it more. I find the experience of working with other artists and inspiring them to create, to be one of my greatest joys.

But through that process, I've realized that that creative, entrepreneurial spirit is like, Strong and heavy with me. It's something that I just can't resist and it's transformed how I do everything. Thinking like a boss, like the CEO of my own business and learning how to support and help others in their journey, and that's where we come in with this podcast.

I really do believe that what we are doing is remarkable how we. Elevate others and inspire them in their creativity and in their journey and I love being able to support artists in their businesses. And hence the reason why I began the Remarkable league earlier this year. It is going smashingly well.

I have 19 amazing people in the program, all finding their footing and growing beautiful aligned businesses. Today we are going to be talking to one of my league members. We're talking to Alison Wells and I've invited her on the podcast for a very specific reason because not only is she in the remarkable league, but she is also in my program called Deck of Dreams.

This is an online workshop that's a whole year long, new lessons drop every single month. It's something that I launched. At the end of the year, last year, kind of last minute and wild ideas just came together. I've been working on affirmation cards and grid journaling. In this program, the whole idea is to inspire you as the student to create for yourself and think about your dreams.

And what you need on a monthly basis is a way to reconnect with your heart and soul. And I couldn't think of somebody better than Allison to be able to help you with that journey because not only is she talented, but she practices what she preaches. She is a. Inspire of gratitude and I find that very admiring about her.

And of course when you listen to her, you can't help but feel grateful and peaceful and joyful and wanting to get into the studio and create, she started off, coming from a very creative family. But I think the thing that really stuck out in this conversation is how a teacher of hers really smashed her dreams when she was just, Merely 11 years old, and even though she was really looking forward to a whole career, a dream of owning a gallery in Paris and being this artist and painting for the rest of her life, it's amazing what we can do as artists to ruin. The passions of young children, and it kind of set her off in a different direction for a little while, but what we're all very grateful for is that she came back full circle to teaching workshops, owning her own gallery in Massachusetts, and now teaching online with her own programs. I think you're really gonna enjoy this conversation because, well, for one she comes from Trinidad and Tobago, and so you have that beautiful, soothing voice that comes from her, and she embodies that whole. Life of ease and sunshine. Of course, that's the lesson that she taught in Deck of Dreams is based off of sun and joy and warmth, and I think you're gonna find her incredibly warm and joyful.

Let's listen now to this inspiring conversation with Allison Wells. Well, hello. Hello, Alison. This is Alison Wells joining us today and I am so honored and grateful for you to be here on the podcast. How are you?

[00:04:46] Alison Wells: I'm good, thank you. Thanks for having me.

[00:04:49] Kellee Wynne Conrad: Wonderful. And one of the reasons we have you on is to feature you in one of my online courses called Deck of Dreams, but really I just wanted to have a chance for people to know who you are and listen to your beautiful voice and hear your inspiration about creativity and gratitude.

So I would love to kind of start from the beginning with you. Like how did you end up here? What brought you to this point in life?

[00:05:15] Alison Wells: Okay, well

[00:05:17] Kellee Wynne Conrad: That's a lot to ask. Like tell me your life story,

[00:05:20] Alison Wells: I'm gonna, minimize it a bit, but I always tell the story because it's very integral to Where I am today.

So when I was young, I always wanted to be an artist. My whole family were into the arts. Even my parents were creative and all my sisters, so I have four older sisters and they were all into the arts, but specifically performing arts. And so they always have rehearsals in my home and, you know, teenagers cuz I was the youngest of five girls.

Only girls. Oh. But I love to paint and draw and whatever, and I always wanted to be an artist. And I remember specifically telling my parents, I'm gonna open an art gallery in Paris. And they were like, oh, that's wonderful. So they encourage me and everything. So I'd tell anybody who would listen and then years go on and this is about when I was six and then, I'm age about 13, and one of my teachers, it was home economics, and she asked everybody, what do you wanna be when you grow up?

And everybody's going around. I couldn't wait for her to ask me. I wanted to tell her I wanted to be an artist. I knew she would just be so happy. And everybody was saying The usual, which are great professions, doctors, lawyers, teachers. And then I came and I said, I wanna be an artist. And her face just dropped and she was like, what?

You're gonna starve. And she laughed and the whole class laughed. And I just feeling what? Nobody has ever told me that before. My heart sunk and tears came to my eyes, but I'm like, I'm not gonna let anybody see me cry. So I laughed along with them and it was funny how from that day I told myself, I'm never gonna be an artist because I'm gonna starve.

And so literally, the way my life has gone, Things have come my way and I'm like, no, I can't be an artist, so time to go to college. I'm not going to art school. My parents are like, you don't wanna go to art? I'm like, no, I don't. So I ended up going architecture school because I figured it was a little artsy and you could make a living visit and I hated it.

Left it the first year. And so this long story short is just like, Constantly one thing after another. No, I'm not gonna, so I ended up in, architecture school, hated it. And crazy enough, a art scholarship came that I applied to like two years earlier. I don't even know how it happened, but I'm just like, the universe was working its magic.

And I went to art school and then even when I graduated with honors in my undergrad, I came back and I was just like, I can't be an artist. I have to do something else. And then I worked for four years in advertising, but my whole life has always been like, no, come be an artist. But the universe kept throwing things like that I could not ignore at my face, like, this is what I have to do.

So that's how I just continued on the path of the arts.

[00:08:07] Kellee Wynne Conrad: Oh my goodness. I think that story's fairly common, unfortunately, in the sense that we have teachers or parents or friends that laugh at the idea of making art a profession. I know that I was raised as well around artists and creatives, and I still felt like there's no way I'm ever gonna make money at it.

Right? Mm-hmm. It took me until my forties before I finally connect the dots on how I can make it work. Right. I was always determined that one way or another art was gonna be part of my life. So I hope at some point, all of these naysayers start biting their tongues. Man, it's just so disheartening. I can just imagine how crushed you'd feel. At that moment.

[00:08:53] Alison Wells: It is, and the crazy thing is that her voice creeps up sometimes. Like when you are in business or you're doing something and it failed or it doesn't go the way you want, it creeps up. And like, you remember what she said, you're gonna stop. Oh my gosh, is she right? And I'm like, no, no, she is not.

But it's funny, even as an adult, you still remember it cuz the, the pain was so raw, you know, at that age.

[00:09:16] Kellee Wynne Conrad: Oh, my heart just breaks, thinking about it seriously pisses me off. And I just wanna go in and shake that teacher and be like, what the heck were you thinking? You know,

[00:09:25] Alison Wells: I think she thought she meant well. I don't know.

[00:09:28] Kellee Wynne Conrad: I mean, one thing that I've learned for sure is that if anybody's sharing negativity with you about the choices you're making, it's their own fears that are creeping up, not for what they've been taught, their mindset that they've been taught and what they believe is possible, not what you're actually capable of.

Right. Not what the world will actually tell us is the truth, but it's the fear that's ingrained in all of us. So I feel like it's our job now as leaders in the industry to dispel that, to tell people it's okay to, to encourage them in their creativity again, and not wait until you're like Grandma Moses, and you finally discover it again.

[00:10:04] Alison Wells: Right. Right, exactly. I'm very careful cuz I've taught young people for a long time and I'm very careful about that. Really nurturing if they're interested in something that's creative or anything, and never just kind of throwing water on it

[00:10:18] Kellee Wynne Conrad: Do you feel like going to college, is the answer though, as an artist, or is it only one of many paths?

[00:10:25] Alison Wells: It's one of many paths. Yes.

[00:10:26] Kellee Wynne Conrad: I was gonna say is I didn't actually finish school. Mm-hmm. I took many college classes. I have certifications from the military as well, but I didn't actually finish my art degree and I don't feel like that's as important as the practice is. Right? Yes. The experience and the practice.

So the universe kept calling you back. Mm-hmm. The will was that you would live in this art world indefinitely? Yes. And so here you are. You do not live in your home country at the moment.

[00:11:00] Alison Wells: No, I don't.

[00:11:01] Kellee Wynne Conrad: You're from Trinidad and Tobago, right? Mm-hmm. Uhhuh. But you live in a colder part of the United States in the Northeast.

[00:11:10] Alison Wells: I know, right? Oh my gosh. People when they meet me to this day, they always say, what does a person from nice, warm, sunny Trinidad and Tobago. What would make you live here in the cold New England?

[00:11:23] Kellee Wynne Conrad: And you answer that for us. Please tell us what was your thinking in that?

[00:11:28] Alison Wells: And the funny thing is that I always answer them and say I ask myself the exact same question every single year when winter rolls around and then winter leaves, and it literally feels like just a bad dream. I'm like, oh, I'm good again. I love it here. I love the season.

And then winter comes again. I'm like, what?

[00:11:48] Kellee Wynne Conrad: That's when you're supposed to go home and visit family.

[00:11:50] Alison Wells: Yeah. But that's when I do. Yeah. So I go for about, a month. Last year, I did six weeks, which is great, so, oh, yeah, yeah,

[00:11:58] Kellee Wynne Conrad: yeah. That's the dream. It's like just to be able to escape the cold of winter, but the rest of the time. So you live in New Hampshire, correct.

[00:12:07] Alison Wells: No, in Massachusetts. In Massachusetts, sorry. New Bedford, Massachusetts. It's Oh, okay. I was south of Boston.

[00:12:14] Kellee Wynne Conrad: Okay, so you're like right in the like hub of all the stretch of really like condensed cities and towns,

[00:12:21] Alison Wells: Yes. It's a small little city, but it's a city, but you, it's easy to get to Boston, to Providence, four hours to New York City.

So I love where it is.

[00:12:32] Kellee Wynne Conrad: Yeah. That's awesome. And guess what? You do not have a gallery in Paris, but you do have a gallery in New Bedford.

[00:12:41] Alison Wells: Yes, I do. So my dream came true. I remember when I actually forgot about it, when I opened the gallery and my dad had to remind me like, your dream came true. Your dream came true.

It's not Paris. So when people interview me, me all the time, I always say, that I wanted to open a gallery in Paris. But it's not Paris, but New Bedford is the Paris of New England. So everybody laughs. Even the mayor of New Bedford made a speech one day and he said, Alison Wells says that New Bedford is a Paris of New England.

He was so pumped. He's like, that's what we are. So yeah, everybody laughs. So I'm like, yeah, delusions of grandiour. But that's what I feel because right here in New Bedford we have a ton of artists and there's a history of arts in the area as well. So New Bedford has a lot of history. The whaling community, cuz it was the city that lit the world in 1800 with whale oil. It's also known for the Underground Railroad, Patrick Douglass's. First free home was here, and then it's also known for the arts way back 18.

[00:13:43] Kellee Wynne Conrad: It's so exciting. Yes. But in all honesty, how did you end up in the Bedford?

[00:13:49] Alison Wells: So after my undergrad, I. Got a job teaching.

My mother always said, you should teach. And I'm like, never. I don't have the patience to teach. I don't want to teach. And I was like, mommy, if you are a good artist, that doesn't mean you're a good teacher and somebody, if in high school, a very good prestigious high school, all girls high school in Trinidad. The art teacher was leaving and they reached out to me if I wanted a teach. I was so nervous, cuz I never taught before and I'm like, okay. So I went into the interview and I got it and my mother was like, yay. And I'm so nervous. And so I'm like, I'm not sure if this is for me. I remember the first day I go in and I'm teaching my first class they were like, 12, 13 year olds.

And I remember just feeling like I was floating. I just felt like, wow, what is this rush? It's like a rush of adrenaline. I loved it. And it was the first time I taught art and I'm like, that's it. Because it was the first time I had a job. That I didn't just have a job because I'm gonna starve. I have to get a job that's not related to what I do. Like, oh, I could actually talk about art, teach art. And it was the first time I could leave my job, go home, and actually go in the studio and paint. So when I had other jobs, I worked in a bank, I worked in different, left brain jobs. That to me was just sucking my soul. I went home and I couldn't paint or go in my studio, but when I taught, it really did fuel that energy and extension.

[00:15:17] Kellee Wynne Conrad: Oh, and you probably were able to pass on your joy of art to these students, so they didn't have to go through the same thing you did.

[00:15:25] Alison Wells: Exactly. So I taught at high school level for four years in Trinidad.

And then the opportunity just came again outta nowhere. I was talking to an ex professor and he was like, why didn't you do your master's degree? And I'm like, oh, I've never thought of it, but I would love to teach at the college level and you have to do your master's degree for that.

So he was like, let me give you a few names of good art schools up in the States. So I'm like, oh, interesting. Okay. And so I applied and I got through to UMass Dartmouth. Which is in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, 20 minutes away from New Bedford. But the satellite campus was in New Bedford, and I even went the year before to visit the school.

And they had a great program where you got tuition free and I was able to teach at the college level, like a teaching assistant. And so that was excellent. So I packed up everything and came over here. Quit my job, sold my car, left my apartment, left my family. I'm such a mommy and daddy's girl. And I came out here and I remember the first night sitting on the edge of the bed of a hotel because I didn't ha get my apartment yet. And I cried. I just cried. An adult, and I'm just crying. I'm like, what did I just do? Why did I just do this? And I remember it was August 24, and I went outside and I was already a little chilly. I'm like, this cannot be good.

[00:16:47] Kellee Wynne Conrad: What? August is so hot

[00:16:51] Alison Wells: In New England. The end of August starts to get a little chilly and well, for me, I can handle it. Now But then I'm like, what is this? But I was so glad I took that leap because now I'm part of this amazing creative community here and I've done so much not just with school, but it just continued. It's funny how. In your mind, you make plans because I said, okay, I'm gonna do a three year program in two years and get the hell out, and that I'm here 18 years later. So you know

[00:17:26] Kellee Wynne Conrad: is that because you met your husband there

[00:17:28] Alison Wells: Well, I met him there later, in like 2011, but I was there from 2004.

But what ha kept happening is I kept getting like teaching jobs and collaborations. There were so many artists, there were so many things going on. And in New Bedford, At that time seemed like it was like a renaissance of the arts. So it really was bubbling at that time. And I just felt, okay, well maybe one more year and then maybe one more year.

[00:17:56] Kellee Wynne Conrad: And now here you are.

[00:17:58] Alison Wells: Yes. And so that's what got me here. And I actually taught at the college level, adjunct at a community college for nine years. And I love to teach

[00:18:08] Kellee Wynne Conrad: And you're still a teacher, which is wonderful. Yes. But in different ways, on your own terms and with your own community. Yes. I am curious, how long have you had the gallery?

[00:18:20] Alison Wells: Oh my gosh. In October, we'll be nine years.

[00:18:23] Kellee Wynne Conrad: Okay. So it was post great recession.

[00:18:27] Alison Wells: Yes it was. Yes. Right after yeah, it was four, no, 2014.

[00:18:32] Kellee Wynne Conrad: Okay, so you probably had a stable job through that. Like teaching or something, not trying to sell art during the Great Recession.

It's something that's on our mind a lot, so it's fascinating to me to talk to my guests about that time period for all of us and how it affected work for me. I wasn't already. Going towards having a career in the arts. At that time I was, supported from my husband and raising my kids. So it didn't affect me the way it affect a lot of artists and business owners.

I'm just kind of always curious about that and then even how. The pandemic and now supposedly another impending recession or whatever. Mm-hmm. How that affects you. But it seems like as we learn more tools for coping and more ways of connecting, especially online, we can mitigate a lot of that. You do teach classes at your studio, at your gallery, right?

[00:19:26] Alison Wells: Yes, I do. Mm-hmm.

[00:19:28] Kellee Wynne Conrad: But you are working towards transitioning to mostly online.

[00:19:33] Alison Wells: Yes. And it's so funny because when I taught adjunct at the college, I taught at. They had online classes, different not in the arts though, but I always wondered like, what that would that look like? And I had a friend that taught at another college and she did a couple online, and I'm like, Ew, no way. Art is supposed to be in person. Like I could never do that. It's so funny when you say never. Never. Right,

[00:19:57] Kellee Wynne Conrad: Right. I thought the same way for the longest time too.

[00:20:02] Alison Wells: Yeah, it's crazy like that. But the way it happened was because during the pandemic, you know, everybody's home, everybody's locked in.

And it started with just doing a few things like Facebook Live, and people were loving it and like, keep going, keep going. I'm like, huh. And then I started to get more equipment and just figuring out how to edit. It's so funny when these things happen and then you just. Twist and turn and change, and you learn new things and you pivot because we all had to pivot our businesses and now it's really exciting and fun.

[00:20:35] Kellee Wynne Conrad: Yeah, and we got to connect with people all over the world, which we couldn't do before. I mean, people have been doing that since the advent of the internet, but really 2020 pushed us all to come closer globally.

That's probably one of the most exciting things that came out of the pandemic is the way we connect. And we were connecting like that before, but it just really brought us closer in a lot of ways. Like I wouldn't have met most of the people that I know if it wasn't for. The relationships I've nurtured through the pandemic and all being online.

Yes. Learning how to feel close to someone, even through Zoom.

[00:21:11] Alison Wells: I know, exactly.

[00:21:12] Kellee Wynne Conrad: So strange. But it's true. So full disclosure, Alison is in my remarkable league, which I have thoroughly enjoyed working with you so far and seeing your ideas bubble up and making connections for yourself. And one thing that you realized is you have a lot of talent that you can teach people, but the one thing that your customers, your audience, the people in your circle connect really deeply with you is the way that you bring gratitude into your practice. So I would love to talk a little bit more about that and where you see it going.

[00:21:47] Alison Wells: Okay, so that actually happened during the pandemic too. It's so funny how these things go, but in terms of gratitude, I've always been encouraged by my mother to have gratitude.

So when I was very little, and as I told you, I was the youngest of five girls. So sometimes I could be a little bratty. So my mother would always like, go over there and write a list of 10 things you're thankful for. You need to be more grateful about the things you have.

And I'm like, Ugh. But it became something I did. And then as I got older, an adult, I did it on my own and I loved it. It would just be in journals. It would be a list. A list every day. and so then the pandemic hits and I'm freaking out. And I remember she always said, sometimes we need to learn how to be grateful when nothing wrong is going on.

But many times when something wrong, that is when you really have to amp it up. And so I was nervous about my gallery closing. I was nervous like everybody else. What are you gonna do? For money. I was nervous about health issues and family members and all of that. So I just started to write down a list of things and then I'm like, oh, what if I just added into my sketchbooks and my journal?

I never thought of that before because in art school, they always would make you have a sketchbook, which I hated. It was so weird. In art school, they force you to do it and you don't wanna do it, but then when you leave, Your sketchbook is your best friend. So I suddenly started to put my gratitude list, what I was liking about it.

And then we have something called "AHA" Arts. History and architecture is the arts and culture. , Day once a month in New Bedford and it's really great. All the galleries and shops and restaurants are open, they're free things, all the museums are free. And it had to close because of the pandemic.

And so we went on to do what is called Vaha virtual Aha. And so I know, and so that again, The person who ran it approached me and said, what you think? Would you like to do something? And I, it's a great idea, but I don't know what I can do. And she's like, well, why don't you like teach something or do a little one of your art lessons or something easy for kids, or, I'm like, okay, but how will I do that online?

And I started to think about putting things together. And my camera, of course, I'm like, Propping it up on something and taping it and rudimentary things. And then I did it and everybody was like, oh, this was so much fun. Do it again. I'm like, okay. And then what I did was a little kind of gratitude journal, like, doing a nice little image and then putting some quotes.

And then my mother-in-law and my sister-in-law said, you should do this more often. You should do it more. Like, do it every week, or what? I'm like, huh. Really. And so I started to do it every Wednesday. It was mixed media, Wednesdays gratitude journals with Alison Wells on Facebook Live. People were home and they would join me, and it was so much fun and I remember getting such a great feeling.

And so that just started the whole gratitude journal thing and gratitude in my work. And it was healing me. I did it for me selfishly. But I realized it was healing other people and people loved this. I'm like, okay, let's all do it together. So that's how that all started.

[00:25:07] Kellee Wynne Conrad: It's such a beautiful way to nurture yourself, stay creative, and just. Come together in community as well. Yeah, and I think that live components of what we do and how we teach is like one of the most important parts of our education process as leaders, as as teachers and business owners. I hope that for those who are listening, who are building their business, they really keep that in mind as they're creating, is that we still need that live connected component because we're missing that.

You know? Yes, everything went online and yes, we can go back now finally, we can do things in person, but we don't always have the ability to travel or the time to take out, or other reasons why. Honestly, live online is just still one of the easiest ways for us to connect. So I love that you chose live and on a weekly schedule.

Where, where are you going next

with this? I'm putting you on the spot because I kinda know because I might have the inside scoop on the back, but,

[00:26:10] Alison Wells: well, When things started to open back a bit, I had to open back my gallery. So the Gratitude Journal, mixed Media Wednesday stopped. People were like, oh, and so I stopped that. I went back to focusing on the gallery, but I was still doing the journals by myself, posting online and just getting feedback on social media and stuff. But I'm wanting to teach more online, so I started, small membership. I wanna take that to the next level and maybe do a couple courses and stuff like that.

So I'm really pivoting and seeing where it goes. I'm no longer. Trying to just hold fast on what I did before. I'm allowing it to flow because the way I came here in terms of being an artist after my teacher said it will never happen. And I believed her at one point. And the way the universe kept throwing things to me and I followed, I just know I'm gonna be guided in the right way, and I was guided to you as my coach and made remarkable and great things are happening. The gears are turning and so I'm really excited about that.

[00:27:13] Kellee Wynne Conrad: I'm excited too because it seems like once someone has a chance to connect with you, they definitely wanna be in your circle in your world and, really appreciate your point of view. I enjoyed. The Deck of Dreams lesson completely and learned from you even in that.

And like I said, which you said was okay for me to repeat. I can sign up for your course just so I can listen to your voice all day long because I love your. For me, it's an accent. I love how you speak. There's such a melody and soothingness about you and the way you approach things.

So I can see how it's very healing for someone to be in your circle and be able to. Practice, both the creative side and the gratitude side. So kudos to you nonetheless.

[00:28:00] Alison Wells: Thank you. Oh, thank you for saying that. Because you know, sometimes when you hear yourself back in recordings, you're like, Ew, I know. I always, you're all like that. So it's nice to hear.

[00:28:09] Kellee Wynne Conrad: No, it's, it's gorgeous. And you're talented too, so I'm excited to share you with my audience, simply just for the fact that they need to know who you are and what you're creating. And I'm glad for that. But I always end my podcast interviews with my favorite question, so I just wanted to dive in and see what your answer is today for what is your big, audacious dream.

[00:28:36] Alison Wells: Well, that's easy. So I mentioned that I'm from Trinidad and Tobago. There's no place like home. I love where I live here, my second home. But more and more, I'm staying a little longer, so I would like to do, uh, And I first, I thought six months in Trinidad, when it's wintertime and then six months, but I actually just need like, three months would be wonderful.

And I remember my aunt, she lives in Denmark and she and her grandma, she's from Grenada. In the Caribbean where, and my dad is Grenadian as well, but she and her husband would go to Grenada every year for three months. And I'm like, yes, she's my inspiration. I'm definitely gonna do that.

So I can easily see that happening, but I just wanna be in a place, and especially now that I'm pivoting my business more online and teaching online, that might be more conducive. So I'd love to be able to live there three months, the year, and then the rest here. So that's my big audacious dream and I'm gonna make it happen.

[00:29:36] Kellee Wynne Conrad: That is a very doable dream. If I were to say so myself. Can we come visit you there?

[00:29:43] Alison Wells: Yes, definitely. We can do workshops. It'll be wonderful.

[00:29:48] Kellee Wynne Conrad: Yeah. Well, for me, when I travel, I love to see the inside, not just the tourist view. Yes. Or the corporate view of a hotel and I mean, sure that's always a nice thing to be able to be pampered. But for me, when I travel, I love to see the inside view, how people live, what they actually eat, and, and yes, I think that that's something beautiful that you get to share with the world too. So I'm gonna make my pro personal selfish request that when you do start spending three months of the year in Trinidad, That you at least host one workshop where your guests and your artists can come and enjoy your company and your art and see what it's, what life is like in the beautiful, sunny, warm weather in the wintertime when we're all cold.

[00:30:34] Alison Wells: Yeah, exactly. That would be perfect. That artist retreat. I love it. There you go.

[00:30:39] Kellee Wynne Conrad: I mean, I don't think anyone who's listening right now would argue with that at all. So let's tell everyone where to find you. What offer you might have for them at this moment and how they're gonna connect.

I know that you're on Alison Wells on Instagram, right?

[00:30:53] Alison Wells: Yes. @alisonwellsart. With one L for Alison. And it's on all my social media platforms, so Instagram and Pinterest, and, TikTok and Facebook. All of them. Yeah. And YouTube.

Which I'm gonna be doing more of, so stay tuned for me. Fabulous. YouTube. Also, so my my gift was my P D F, instructional guide, mixed Media Gratitude Art Journals 1 0 1. So it's a pdf. Instructional guide and I love going through it and piece by piece materials, everything. I even have at the end some pictures of my niece's artwork because I did gratitude journals with her and somebody emailed me and said that was their favorite part.

She's like, I didn't think of that. Like gratitude journals for young people, for kids. Sure. My niece's six years old and she did it. It was such a beautiful page. So we do that. I love it.

[00:31:48] Kellee Wynne Conrad: It's accessible for everyone.

[00:31:50] Alison Wells: Yes.

[00:31:51] Kellee Wynne Conrad: I know you're gonna give it a little bit of an upgrade over the next couple of months, so it's worth signing up now so that you can get the upgrade later.

Yes. Yeah, we'll put the link where everybody can find it without a problem. Write in the show notes, in the description. So make sure everyone checks that out. And if you've enjoyed this podcast episode, go say hi to Allison and tell her what you thought yes and say thank you. So everyone, we appreciate you listening to the Made Remarkable podcast and for having Alison Wells on today.

Thank you so much.

[00:32:28] Alison Wells: Thank you, Kellee for having me. This was lovely.

[00:32:31] Kellee Wynne Conrad: Very good. I enjoyed it too. Bye

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