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Meet Kellee Vopelak of Kellee Creative in Silver Lake

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kellee Vopelak.

Kellee, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I was a creative kid growing up, but when high school and college hit I nearly forgot about art completely. It wasn’t until I moved to Los Angeles and I became inspired again by all of the beautiful fiber art I was starting to see pop up. I was dying to get my hands on a woven wall hanging for my own home but rather than purchase one I wanted to make it myself.

I took a very beginner weaving class, and the rest is history, as they say. It’s been almost five years, and I haven’t stopped learning.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It’s been a smooth but busy road. I almost feel as though I have two careers – a practical day job career (which I love) and a creative career. And for that, I feel extremely lucky, full, and challenged.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Kellee Creative story. Tell us more about the business.
Kellee Creative is a fiber art brand. I specialize in woven wall hangings but have also dabbled in other fiber art such as punch needling making pom poms. However, my absolute favorite part of my company are the workshops I teach. Sharing creativity and inspiring others in this beautiful community is unparalleled.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I happened to become re-inspired at the same time handmade and DIY were just starting to become extremely popular again. I’d say this is good luck 🙂

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Celese Noche

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