Kelly Odette Laughlin (she/her) is an artist, maker and facilitator from Baltimore, Maryland. Kelly creates programs, experiences, and paper goods which empower womxn in accessing their innate creativity and wisdom in order to build clarity and confidence in their lives. Combining the practices of paper marbling, bookbinding, writing, movement, and mindfulness, Kelly facilitates workshops and womxn’s retreats throughout the US that serve as foundations for conversation, connecting to self, and building community.
Kelly is also the founder of Odette Press, a small batch book bindery and paper marbling studio that focuses on creating lovingly-crafted objects that reflect meditation within landscapes, and serve as spaces for healing, reflection, and restoration.
Inspired by observation, travel, and presence with the earth and her landscapes, Kelly works to empower communities through combining making with mindfulness practices. She believes that within each and every person there is inherent creative potential and that through a dedication to daily movement, mindfulness, making, and reflection, everyone can learn to access these innate gifts.
Through her work, Kelly explores mapping inner and outer landscapes, using paper marbling, painting, writing, and bookbinding as primary vehicles for these themes.