Friday, April 23, 2010

Photographer ~ Kristi, Life Through the Lens & a New Outreach 4 Kids!






Her Shop ~ Life Through the Lens, Her Blog ~ Life Through the Lens

"I capture life's little moments through photography. Photography helps me slow down and look for details that I otherwise might miss. I feel most alive when I am creating & sharing things of beauty. I believe Aaron Siskind best describes how I feel about photography perfectly, “Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”

I'm a self-taught photographer; constantly growing and learning. I find inspiration from my children, nature, the simple things, soft colors, natural light, quotes and life."


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Well, happy Friday! It's been fun sharing this week with you and I've enjoyed reading every comment. Speaking of comments, I'm sorry if it's been a little confusing. The way the GIVEAWAYS work is that every time you leave a comment under any featured artists post, your name is "put in the hat" to win the prize. You don't need to leave your comment under the post about the giveaway item. In fact, I would rather your comments be left for the featured artists. :) I hope that explains things a little better. If not, let me know and I'll try again! lol. Oh, also, the giveaways will ususally run for a week at a time, but this one from Volume 25 will be running for 2 weeks.

I hope you don't mind me babbling on for a minute. I've got some fun things to share with you! First of all, besides the new DIY feature that I plan on having every other Thursday, I'm starting a new series called ART TALK. This series will feature an artist (Kim Klassen is our first) who will share something about the struggles and joys of being an artist and then will leave you with a question and a challenge. I'm so excited about this and hope that as artists, designers, and photgraphers, you will benefit from this series. :)

***Next, I'm excited to announce a new collaberation between Amanda from Mockingbird and myself that will support the efforts of inner city schools/non-profit organizations that reach out to kids' in crisis through ART. Since I love to put names on things (lol) this series will be called ART WALK. We're still thinking through this, but one idea is to open an Etsy Shop where we would post the work of kids' from these various schools/nonprofits. We would feature a different school or nonprofit each month and visitors could purchase artwork with all the proceeds going to that school/nonprofit. If you know of an organization/school that you would like to recommend, please send me an email or mention their name in the comments section. Also, we are working on an Etsy Banner and blog ad if you would like to donate a small ad space. Thanks so much!***

Have a relaxing, refreshing, and creative weekend and please let me know your thoughts about the Art Talk and Art Walk. :)

21 comments:

  1. Thank you Vicki! I'm really honored to be featured on your wonderful blog. ♥

    I like both the Art Talk and Art Walk ideas...you are full of great ideas. As for a school/organization...I can't think of one off the top of my head but, I will think about it.

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  2. Vicki, the Art Walk is a brilliant idea. LOVE it.
    Pretty pictures, Kristi!

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  3. art talk sounds so fun! i love these pics - they make me nostalgic for childhood and help me believe there is still sweetness and wonder

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  4. Ooooooooooh, I DO love Kristi's work so much! She is an incredibly talented artist and friend, perfect person to have featured on here. HUGS! m-

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  5. I love Kristi! She's a great girl with an amazing eye!

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  6. oh vicki, thank you so much for sharing another amazing talent.
    i could spend hours visiting all the incredible talent.

    i really do love it here....
    so excited for all that you have going on!! really good stuff!!

    hugs, kim

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  7. Oh Kristi´s work is beautiful, creative and really shows a special mood in each photo.Just so inspiring and lovely!!! WOW!

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  8. Wow. WOW! You're blog is so cool and a zillion times more fulfilling than mine! I think that what you're doing here is great and I love that you've got a DIY section since (even if I have no time for DIYs) I love to get arts and craft-sy! What Kristi said about photography is really inspiring, too. I'm not a photographer, but I feel like whenever I take a picture, I'm also trying to slow the moment down so I can remember things. I didn't mind you babbling at all- in fact, I loved it. I'm following you now!
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  9. I love both those ideas Vicki. I especially love those red shoes in Kristi's beautiful photo!

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  10. I love your style! Your pictures are like beautiful snapshots in time ... and with the great music in the background...simply wonderful!

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  11. I adore Kristi's work! She is a wonderful artist.

    Looking forward to your new series!!

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  12. Yay! Kristi has been a fav photographer and now a dear friend for awhile. I'm so happy to see her work featured here. She really deserves the recognition. The new series sound terrific, too, Vicki! :)

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  13. Hi Vicki! I'm quite new on your site. It's a great pleasure to meet an amazing artist like Kristi! Her work is very sophisticated, a delight for my heart! I like coming back each and every day. The new projects sound brilliant, too!

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  14. Great photos. The Dorothy motif with the red shoes is my favorite.

    I love Mockingbird, so I look forward to seeing more about your collaboration.

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  15. this is like being in a book store and a kind stranger points at a book and tells you i loved that.

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  16. Wonderful photos.
    And you have great ideas, Vicky :)

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  17. Kristi's photos are simply beautiful. So happy to see her featured here! I love the idea of Art Talk and Art Walk too. What fantastic and inspiring initiatives! :)

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  18. Beautiful! Especially love the red shoes and palms full of hearts.

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Thanks so much for your comments. Your thoughts, opinions, and ideas are important to me!

~ Vicki