Monday, September 28, 2009

Waltzing through with Talent - Kirsty from Filmless Photos





In my efforts to bring more love and support to the handmade crafts world, I will be starting up a feature series titled Waltzing through with Talent. These features will run every fortnight and will feature a different artisan from a different craft every week. Each one of these artisans lined up for the feature have been selected for their amazing work and efforts that they put into their creations, each of them astoundingly beautiful and breathtaking to behold.

To start the ball rolling on this series, this week we have Kirsty from Filmless Photos with us!





Kirsty is a fellow DUSTer based in Australia. She is a photographer and is a girl after my own heart as her weapon of choice is a Canon EOS. I tossed a few questions over to Kirsty and she shot the answers right back. Amazing shutter speed, that!. So let's have a read!

Who are you and what do you sell?

I am Kirsty, 27 years young, sometimes known as Kirsty2715 and/or Filmless Photos from Wagga Wagga (originally Townsville, NQ) I sell art photography and occasionally do private portrait shoots when asked nicely :)

What are your inspirations and muses?

My inspiration is this amazing world we live. The everyday little things that we usually walk on past. I love intricate details and the things that we forget to look on as beautiful. I love being able to portray an emotion or a story with a single image

What does your creative space looks like?

My creative space is the world. I have a camera, a tripod, a pair of walking shoes and a car...my space is everything around me and everything in it waiting for it's own voice to be heard.





Tell us a little about what makes you, you. Your other hobbies, day job (if any!) anything that makes you tick!

I've always been a bit of an odd ball, but now that I'm a little older, I'm ok with it. I work as an Occupational Therapist but sometimes think I chose the wrong career. Maybe I should have studied English Literature, or maybe photography :)

Photography is a my main hobby that makes a little money on the side. I also love sewing and quilting, am renovating a very badly decorated 1980's brick box of a house (3 years and almost done - ALL BY MYSELF!) and love spending time with my animals (Lucy - a rescue dog from the pound and Charlie - a rescue cockatiel that I hand reared after she was kicked out of her nest). I also play the saxophone and clarinet for relaxation.


What are you proudest of in your crafting/art life and your personal best achievement?

I'm most proud that I have taken the plunge and started a small business. It's above achieving degrees and masters because I've done it all on my own. I have no formal photography training, but I love it. It made sense to do what I loved, but being the cautious person I am, I didn't think I could pull it off. It's been a pleasant surprise a real sense of achievement. I am yet to make big sales, but one day, I will.





What do you like best about the crafting world?

I love that people are willing to help each other. Give tips, guidance without hesitation. I love that people encourage each other to try things out. It's kind of like what I do for everybody else when I am wearing my "therapy" hat. The people in the craft world are my therapists.

And last but not least...

Complete these sentences:

I love
: my wonderful partner. He is my rock and my best friend.
I cannot live without: vegemite. It's a hangover cure, cold cure, and great pick me up. It's also good on sandwiches in the camera backpack when hiking - no leakage :)
I hope: that I am still loving what I am doing when I am 50.
When I grow up: still haven't worked that one out. I don't plan to do it :)


You can get more Kirsty goodness at these following sites:

On Zibbet: http://www.zibbet.com/filmlessphotos
On Etsy: http://Kirsty2715.etsy.com
On her website: http://www.filmlessphotos.net
And watch out for her works coming to Galleries around Australia!





Did you fall in love with her yet? Isn't she just darling? If you haven't fallen in love yet, you will now.

Kirsty has been an absolute darling and has offered to gift one lucky reader a free 8x10 print (or 8x8 TTV* print), winner's choice (any print from her shop!).
Something to grace your walls, adorn your home and bring colour into your life. What could be better?

* TTV - Through the viewfinder

Here's how to win:

For 1 entry: Follow this blog either through your feed reader or via the Google Friends Application. Please leave a comment saying you have done so / am already following. This step is compulsory.

For 2 entries: Follow either Kirsty's Fan Page or Kirsty's blog Remember to leave a comment! This step is compulsory

For 5 entries: Purchase anything from Kirsty's Shop - Filmless Photos

For additional entries (worth 1 each), you can:

- Blog about this entry. Remember to leave a seperate comment with the linkback.
- Tweet about thhis entry. Remember to leave a seperate comment with your twitter name.
- Add Kirsty's shop to your fave list

This giveaway will end 11th October 2009, 10pm Melbourne time. The winner will be announced on the following Waltzing through with Talent post.

So why wait? Get cracking and you could be that lucky winner!



Would you like to be considered for this feature? Send me an email at petite.valse (at)gmail.com and tell me why you'd like to be in the feature!


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56 comments:

  1. Oh yay, Kirsty's photos are gorgeous :)

    I already follow this blog :)

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  2. I'm adding this giveaway to my blog Giveaway HQ

    (let me know if you run any giveaways in the future and I'll add them on :o)

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  3. I follow this blog
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  4. I follow her wonderful blog 1 with netvibes
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  5. I follow her wonderful blog 2 with netvibes
    egateris at gmail dot com
    follow blog doesn't work

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  6. Hi, I was alresady following this blog. I tried to follow Kirsty's, but can't find a Follower box there

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  7. I follow your blog via Google Friend Connect!

    danielle78@comcast.net

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  8. I became a fan of Kirsty's on facebook. #1

    danielle78@comcast.net

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  9. I became a fan of Kirsty's on facebook. #2

    danielle78@comcast.net

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  10. Kirsty's shop is already on my faves list on Etsy.

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  11. I Tweeted too Celeste but can't follow Kirsty's blog. There's a problem with her "follow" widget.

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  12. I have hearted (as BoosTees) Kisrty's shop

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  13. great giveaway! i would love to feature one of kirsty's lovely pieces in my home.

    shinyfork [at] yahoo [dot] com

    *blog follower

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  14. yay, I'm soo following! LOVE it ♥

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  15. I'm now following Kirsty's blog now!

    P.S. Hope your back improves quickly.

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  16. This isn't an entry comment, just a comment comment ^_^ I love her beautiful photos, she certainly has an eye for it! I found the interview really interesting too, I'm going to enjoy this section :D

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  17. I love her prints! Especially the "Rustic Dinner".
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  18. I now follow your blog.
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  19. I hearted her on Etsy.
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  20. Hi I'm following your blog.Shelly Henley

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  21. I'm following Kristys fan page. Shelly Henley

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  22. Put Kristy on my favorite sellers list on Etsy.

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  23. Lovely giveaway my fingers are crossed. I am following thanks for the great giveaway.Helen

    helenmillicent@yahoo.com

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  24. I am feed subscribed with Blog Lines.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  25. 1. Filmless Photos Facebook Fan - Janet Fri

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  26. 2. Filmless Photos Facebook Fan - Janet Fri

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  27. I added Kirsty's shop to my faves list on Etsy - janetfaye

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  28. New follower on Google Friends Connect. Thank you.
    sabrita@juno.com

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  29. I'm now following via friend connect!

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  30. faved Filmless Photos on etsy (gidige11)

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  31. I follow your blog in google friend connect.

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  32. I follow your blog!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  33. I follow Kristy's blog!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  34. I follow Kristy's blog #2
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. I just started following this blog
    Am already a fan of Kirsty's
    And have her in my fav's

    Will go and Tweet as well https://twitter.com/Julies_Jewels

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  36. I follow your blog through Google Friend Connect!
    malibu.bunny.xo@live.ca

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  37. i follow kirsty's blog #1
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  38. i follow kirsty's blog #2
    malibu.bunny.xo@live.ca

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  39. I added Kirsty's shop to my fave list :)
    malibu.bunny.xo@live.ca

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  40. I follow your blog

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  41. Just wanted to let you know that I added your contest to doubleprizes.com and hopefully more people find your blog.

    http://doubleprizes.com/contests/346

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  42. I joined kirsty's blog.

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  43. I follow this blog through my feed reader.

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  44. I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/couponlover16/status/4717622662

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I love to read comments and chat, so please do leave me some titbits! Thank you so much for adding that little bit of sparkle into my day. Hopefully my blog post added some into your day as well.

Love,
Celeste

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