Love finishing up a painting but mostly love painting the painting :) It is a journey back to the moment when I was seeing the buildings and location and the thoughts that went through my mind and the emotions of the day. This is from a beautiful street in Amsterdam where I was waiting for the tram. It was a good day :) ⠀
I remember when I used to be afraid to approach a blank canvas. Afraid to “mess up”, or make something so terrible that would question my validity as an “Artist”. But over time I’ve learned that the outcome is not as important as the transformation being done in me during the process.
I’m teaching a workshop next month on this very process to help you push through your own fears and limitations while painting. Info is in the link in my profile. All experience levels are welcomed! Spots are limited. ✨
Hey everyone! Thought I’d do a quick #fridayintroduction for any new people following me. I’m a mum of three - 2 boys aged 9 and 7, and a girl aged 2. I’m a full time mum but took up painting again last year after a long break and fell in love with fluid mediums such as alcohol ink and more recently resin. I have always loved art and studied it at university in the UK focusing on surface pattern design. I emigrated to New Zealand from England 12 years ago with my now husband in search of a better lifestyle. We recently moved into our dream home that we designed and built here by Wainui Beach (@homeandocean) so I think you can say we succeeded! I do miss our families so much though. I have a tendency to suffer from anxiety, stress and negative self-talk. Creating art helps my mental health so much. I believe that if we can find whatever brings us to a natural state of ‘flow’ and practice that as often as possible we would all be a lot happier! Thanks so much for following my insta! Please introduce yourself and say hello, and see my previous post if you like a chance to win my art! 💕✨
Looking back to when I painted these huge calla lilies last year. I’m ready to work BIG again!!⠀
I’m realizing that my tiny studio is not cut out for working on more than one large canvas at a time. Until I get the huge studio space of my dreams, a kitchen/dining space takeover is in order to get this series moving... So thankful for a husband who doesn’t bat an eye at helping me rearrange the kitchen to make room for my crazy ideas! 🙈
We’re on safari at the moment. Saw elephants, cheetahs, hippos and lions. What a day. Here is a pot I’m working on, lovely colors that would do well in this environment. I’m rather liking this light abstract interpretation of figurative forms. Maybe an African plant is next? 😃 Happy Thursday!
It’s way too soon to get into the autumn mode, I know, summer is still here for heaven sake! But for pattern designers seasons are not happening in real time. And the fact is, I’m not just a month or two ahead, nope, I’m a year ahead. ⠀
I’m prepping for a new design phase, where I’ll be designing stuff for Fall/Winter 2019. So I’m sort of cleaning out the closet, clearing the desk, putting things away to get into the mood.⠀
While in a design phase I want to be able to focus on that completely and not get derailed and interrupted by those other daily tasks that constantly are craving attention. So in order to focus I prepare in advance, automate whatever I can, reuse and plan ahead. It’s such a life saver and take away a lot of stress and pressure when you find structure and tools that can help you with that. Not to forget the time it saves me.⠀
What do you do when starting up something new, whether it’s designing, starting a new assignment, or perhaps producing a collection of something?⠀
Speaking of autumn. Here’s that Auburn Alley pattern again but in a darker color way (see a brighter one a few posts down). ⠀
This one I created when participating in a Skillshare workshop for @bonniecristine a few years ago. ⠀
Now I’ve revisited and added some of that favorite fabric texture to give it some more depth. Soon available in the Spoonflower shop too.
Why is adulting so.... 😩 had a little cry this evening because I just felt a little overwhelmed. I then promptly ate some quavers and called my dad, which both helped. I’m now going to pour myself a gin and write a blog post, being creative feels like an escape from the world of car insurance and banking life admin I need to sort. Anyone else need a break from adulting?? 😑 [photo of me posing as an adult by @ellenarbrook]
Hey👋🏻 I’m Kimberly. I thought I’d take a minute and introduce myself. I am a product stylist and lifestyle photographer for Curate. ✨
Most days you can find me on our quiet little homestead in Northern BC Canada, playing with goats, wrangling kids (including the insanely talented beauty on my about page), working on our heritage home, cooking and designing something. I'm completely obsessed with hygge. I'm all about slow living, long walks, late mornings, cozy knit sweaters & gallons of vanilla Earl Grey tea.
I am mostly known for my big heart and calm energy but I'm referred to as Mom (or MOOOOOM depending on what is going on lol), wife, bff and a visionary.
I'm passionate about documenting stories and capturing real, authentic images- unposed, imperfect, raw and genuine. I LOVE when you can feel what you're seeing; you're captivated by this visual story that leaves you wanting more... scenes that show life unfolding- blurred flow, products being used, creating a beautiful mess- that kind of thing. There's something insanely addictive about documenting simple, everyday, ordinary life- I think because it connects us, shows us that we are not so different after all; I like the comfort that thought brings. I'll never get enough of it. I truly love what I do.
I obsessively curate, style and photograph lifestyle shoots for artisan brands and lifestyle bloggers who want to connect with their audience in a genuine, consistent way. I'd love the opportunity to work with you! You can read more about our services at www.curatelifestylebrands.com/the-services
I lived in Alabama for a few years of my childhood.
Some of my favorite memories are of going down to Gulf Shores.
For a girl born in a prairie state, living in the hills of Alabama, the ocean was........MESMERIZING!!!
I was SO sure back then
that my plans were to grow up,
and one day live by the sea. 🐚
But here I am,
still with my prairie roots. *
I believe the ocean whispers to me.....
at least through the memories in
my heart, 💙
because it comes pouring out
through my brushes. 🎨