My name is Kelly Brooks. I am 26 years young and living in Alpharetta, Georgia where I was born and raised. I started K. Creations in the fall of 2016 while in Dental Hygiene School in Augusta, Georgia.
I’ve always been into art since I was in diapers, and took many art classes and summer camps growing up. But if you asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always said a dentist. I went to school at the University of Mississippi where I struggled to decide which route I would take – art or dentistry. I ended up with a B.S. degree in Exercise Science and headed to Augusta, GA to obtain another degree in Dental Hygiene. But my doodling and painting continued. It wasn’t until my senior year that I was approached by a sorority sister from Ole Miss that wanted my artwork in her boutique… So, I started K. Creations.
I built my own website, had a few doodles turn into prints, created stationery and BAM! I had started my online business. To this day I am a full-time Dental Hygienist Monday – Thursday, and create art full-time when I’m not cleaning teeth. Since my paintings and doodles, I created a stationery line, cosmetic bag line, and do a lot of artwork and hand lettering for weddings and home décor. I obtained my K Creations & Boutique LLC in 2018 before launching my new collection called the K. Box. This is a specialty curated grouping of three pieces of jewelry into one box, designed using my artwork that expresses what K Creations is. I sold 100 boxes within two months, and I’m excited about the new upcoming launch in 2019!
I want women to be inspired to be themselves – to be unique, to be different, but most importantly, to be YOU. Each box helps a girl to be themselves, and to pick and choose what they love. Each box is curated and designed to a specific theme and named using a cute pun or phrase, for example, “Fringe with Benefits.” I also added in B.Y.O.B – Build Your Own Box. This allows women to choose three pieces of jewelry to create their own box. I started this collection because on top of art and dentistry, I love fashion and expressing who I am with jewelry. My mom always says “you need a good pair of jewels to finish the outfit!” and that’s what the K. Box allows every woman to do,
My inspiration comes from my love of fashion and design. I love looking up the latest trends, yet still keeping the staples. I’m constantly changing things up to keep a good variety of everything: bold and bright, simple and classy, or fun and flirty. As far as my artwork goes, I love using a variety of media and my head is constantly thinking of new ideas and ways of creating. I try not to limit myself, and dive into trying new things to see what works and what doesn’t. One thing I do keep constant in my work is the crackle effect, which I love!
When I first started my business, I struggled with a name because I didn’t think using my own name was worthy of being my brand. Boy was I wrong! I was constantly creating, and I signed everything with a “K” which kind of became my signature. My head is constantly running through new ideas and things to paint or create, but the one thing that stays consistent is my “K.” noissue gave me the ability to make this box a reality. My custom tissue paper and stickers use my signature “K.” which is in my own handwriting digitized. I want my work to feel personal and appreciated, and for customers to be excited and experience the joy of getting a package from me. Noissue has allowed me to bring a little more joy and add my mark with their paper and stickers!