31 July 2009
My Coffee Cup Sleeve Mini Book Kit
Vintage Sewing Drawer in Teal, jennifergoode
Love in the Air Tin, collagecontessa
I'm in love with this print.
Retro Hair Bobbies, bellajean
J'adore this print! This would look great in a little boy's room/nursery!!
Jonah Print, lbolter
Eco Friendly Girl, karenkayartworks
Pink sugar Olive Par - Vegan, ajscountrycottage
*These are just a FEW of the great find I found when searching KCETSY. There are many many many GREAT finds out there.
- BLOG GIVEAWAY with KC ETSY (keep your eye on this blog :))
- A series of beautiful paintings, all sorts of styles
- Possibly, an Audrey Hepburn painting
- More photos.
28 July 2009
Rachel Denbow has a new home at http://racheldenbow.com putting Bling On My Sewing Machine at rest and welcoming the new Smile and Wave. She is also running a contest that everyone should enter!
Today I am loving:
This Wonderlandia Painting
Beautiful summer dress!!
Double Trouble Design's Paper Collage Owl
26 July 2009
hello, i am kimi starr. i am very excited to have been asked to guest blog for Annie! i love her to death and have not even met the girl. i can not wait until she moves to the states so i can finally meet her in person!! she is totally inspiring and creative!
i am going to talk a little about my photography and my etsy shop.
my parents first bought me a digital camera for christmas 2002. i had just moved to colorado and digital cameras were just becoming popular. i started with taking pictures of my dog lucy...then i got a job working with a photography company doing school and sports photography. i was just a assistant, but got to work hands on with the kids and setting up and taking down of the studio equipment. i was excited to get up at 3 am some days to drive to some of the most beautiful areas of colorado. i did not have a lot of experience and most of the time did not take photographs of my favorite places. (boy have i learned my lesson).
after i moved back to las vegas, nv i started taking pictures of friends and family for a little extra cash. i just had a little point and shoot camera, but enjoyed every minute.
in the may 2004, i went to mammoth, ca and that started my love for nature and scenic photography. i got a lot of positive response to my photography and started to do it a little more. in the fall i had the opportunity to take photos for a music magazine in vegas. this lead to meeting bands and putting 2 loves together. photography and music. unfortunately, this opportunity did not take off, but it did open doors to a different type of photography. here are a few of my band photographs.
this is a good friend's boyfriends band. they are no longer together, but one of my photographs is still on their page. Check them out: By Deaths Design.
here are some images from when i first starting shooting
since then, i have started using photoshop to edit my pictures and stopped over processing them.
in april of this year, i had the opportunity to participate in a craft show. this was my first craft show and my first time showing my work matted and ready to sell to the public. i got a lot of great feedback, but it was a lot of work.
my word of advice to starting up photographers is...take lots of pictures. take them everywhere you go, play with angles, play with textures. some of my favorite images are ones that were taken on a whim. take pictures of stuff you love! you won't be able to please everyone with some photographs, but they might just like one. do it to make you happy and not anyone else.
also, promote! with popular websites out today that allow for networking, it is much easier than it was 7 years ago. my photography myspace has over 400 friends, but i am never on there. i leave it up there, just in case i want to hit the myspace crowd. today, i mostly use these ways to promote:
Simple Curiosities of Kimi Starr
and lastly, before my battery dies...:) some pictures from my trip to montana
thanks for stopping by and add me to the things above and say hi! :)
again! thanks annie for letting me guest blog!
xoxo kimi starr
25 July 2009
Hello my friends, tomorrow I will be having a guest blogger share with us a few things. We got to know eachother through blogging and since she's been a big inspiration and a great crafty friend.
23 July 2009
How awesome are these finds!? I am actually excited (because of Pony Party) to move (someday..soon?) and get rid of old junk and breathe in some vintage love. In my room, my kitched and bathroom. I can't wait for that new home breath of fresh air!
Anyway. In addition to cuteness:
I've lost a lot more weight, this photo is a before and after of my 3 week holiday, how cool is that? I'm very excited and happy about it, because I feel so much better and I can exercise easier. And I love going to the gym!
Something else I love: The Lord. I can't tell you how awesome it feels to love God and let him take you in his arms and care for you. I've never felt sooooo good. I'm not perfect either..just so you know..I could probably use reading my Bible everyday - but I'm working on it. I always remember:
"Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and his righteousness. And all these things shall be added unto you."
So..I've been seeking Him first :)
21 July 2009
This website inspired me sooo much. Make sure you check it out, you will be inspired too. :)
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