Monday, July 26, 2010

Kim Klassen

Happy Monday everyone!  Today I am featuring artist Kim Klassen.  I first discovered Kim only a few months ago, thanks to my friend Traci.  Traci sent me a link to Kim's blog on one of the {many} days Kim was giving away a free download for one of her incredible textures.

I was instantly hooked on her blog!!!  Her photography is beautiful!  I love how Kim finds beauty in her everyday surroundings...in the simple things...and also how she incorporates a lot of vintage pieces into her pictures.  It is a treat for me to look at her work and spend time on her blog...so I wanted to share her talents with all of you in case you have never been to her blog before.

A little sampling of Kim's gorgeous photography...





Kim makes her own Photoshop textures and sells them on her blog.  I have bought some from her and absolutely love them! 

Kim also has an upcoming stay-cation that she will be sharing on her blog.  I asked her to give me a little write up on it for my post today...here is how she described her stay-cation:

"Inspiration stay-cation has been an idea in my head for months. And just recently it revealed itself to me as i was pondering our summer plans. Or i should say lack of summer plans.  i thought to myself, seeing as we are going nowhere this summer, i will have to plan a stay-cation. And honestly that was that. The light bulb came on. I decided i would like to share a week of fun and creativity with my amazing blogging friends. Then i thought it would be nice to invite some of my friends to contribute. And my oh my, so many people have agreed to pop over and share. The week will consist of a variety of inspiration, from writing, to art, to photography, creative parenting, story telling, photoshop fun, challenges.... all kinds of stay-cation goodness."

 




So if you would like to get inspired, find Photoshop tutorials, learn how to use textures, and so much more, head on over to Kim Klassen Cafe


**All photos featured in this post were taken by Kim Klassen**


Enjoy the start to your week!!!


Tracey


43 comments:

chasity said...

i took an online class under kim this summer. she is amazing.
she taught me so much.
and she gives away the most amazing textures!! :)
love love love her photos.

have a great day~
chas

Sandi said...

These photos are gorgeous Tracey! I am going to visit her blog. Thanks for sharing!
Blessings~

mary beth said...

I am so excited to discover Kim's blog..thanks for sending us over! Love her work!

Jen said...

Those photos are amazing!
Thanks for sharing her blog!

Olive Cooper said...

Oh that barn is just spiritual to me. I will go to her blog. Thanks bunches Tracey! olive♥

Morning T said...

Gorgeous! Why oh why can't I take photos like these....
Happy Monday Tracey.
Hugs~
T

Sheila Rumney said...

Tracy,

Thanks for sharing... I too found Kim recently and just love your photography!

1 Funky Woman said...

Beautiful, I'll have to check her out!

koralee said...

Oh amazingly lovely...I soooo love that barn image. My Aug. project is to learn photoshop which I have had for months..you have got me sooooo excited...can't wait. Hugs to you for a great week. xoxo

paige said...

i love the grand simplicity of her images....off to check her out
xo

Jboo said...

Oh my -- those images are simply stunning! Thanks for sharing!

Janet

Beatnheart said...

I’m inspired! thank you for that. Looked at some old posts as well. I’m ready to go to work now...

manon 21 said...

Magnifique Tracey.

Bonne semaine

manon

Anna said...

Foto di un incanto davvero unico!!

Colleen said...

...okay!...off I go!...Love what I see so far!..Thanks for sharing!

songskatesang said...

Oh wow ~ these photographs are completely inspiring! I am heading over right now!

Have a wonderful Monday!

It's me said...

Hi Tracey...nice of you to do this for Kim.......she makes beautiful photo's !!!! thanks for sharing it with us..............happy week......enjoy......loev Ria.....

Barbara said...

Lovely, Tracey! I'm on my way over to take a look.

Caroline said...

Kim is so fabulous! I am totally inspired by her work and creative energy! Wonderful to read this here today!

DustyLu said...

I am on it! I love this! I just bought a photoshop program. I want to learn this soo bad. I never used it before. Thanks for the info. Your the best ~lulu

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

THANK YOU so much for featuring Kim's blog! Oh my goodness...only had a few mintutes to peek at her work but it was love at first sight. Can't wait to go back and spend some more time. You are such an inspiration yourself...always love when you have a new post!

Char said...

kim is amazing - i agree.

so happy to check out your blog for the first time. thanks for featuring kim so i could discover you. :)

hometown girl said...

thank you! she's super! i had not seen her work that i can remember! hope you are doing well!! have a great week! susan

La said...

Beautiful photography. I will have to pop over to her blog and check her out.

Have a great week! La

Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

beautiful photos! you are so right about the texture! going to check out kim's blog now.

Happy week to you!

Burlap Luxe said...

soulful photo's,But you already know this. Just love my visits to your place...INSPIRING!!
xx
Dore

Country Dreaming said...

Truly beautiful pictures--she is so talented.

Melinda

traci said...

She is amazing. Such gorgeous images. She makes me want to explore with camera in hand.

kelly@thebluemuse said...

I love Kim, for all the reasons you mentioned and more. I love her textures, they are simply the best, and I learned so much in her class. She has a sweet, beautiful soul...and you can see it in her images.

Kim Klassen said...

tracey
thank you so much for sharing my work, here on your extraordinary blog.

i am such a HUGE fan.

and to your readers....

thanks so much for all the lovely comments and visits over to my little corner of the world...

xxo, kim

Divas and dreams photography blog said...

And thanksto Kim I discovered your amazing blog...Oh my gosh so much georgeus inspiration here :-)

I am now a follower :-)

PS. I also have a little post about Kim today.

Jacqueline said...

What beautiful photographs, Tracey. No wonder you like Kim's work. It's stunning. I love the grainy finish and the content and composition. I must go on over to her blog. Thanks for letting us in on Kim's beautiful world. XXXX

Privet and Holly said...

I have read a lot about her,
but never visited....
I will certainly pay her
a visit, Tracey! Thank you
for pointing us in her
direction : )
xx Suzanne

Anne Marie said...

I went by to see her, thanks to your great post, and she told me I could even use the textures without having photoshop...who knew? I'm so glad she got back to me so soon....

hey: how's that new camera?? you should give us some tips!!

graceandivy said...

Stunning photography! Since I started blogging photography has become such an inspiration to me. I love finding new artists so thank you for sharing her with us! I'm heading to her site now! Love your blog! Keep it up! xo.

Leah C said...

Kim is indeed incredibly talented! I've been reaping the benefits of her textures & the magic she creates for just a little while...she's just oh-so inspiring!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

So beautiful, Tracey.

Elyse said...

stunning, tracey. thanks for sharing kim's talent.

inspired by you -- i bought some lavender at trader joes. it's wonderful! thanks for the idea.

xo
elyse

Vintage Simple said...

I love the close-up of the vintage scale. All her photos are beautiful, really.

xoxo,
-maria

Kim @ Frost Me! said...

just found your blog and have lost HOURS drooling... I am in love! glad I found ya!

hugs! Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
party inspiration

RamblingTart said...

SO beautiful, Tracey! Thank you for sharing Kim's work and brightening my day so wonderfully. :-)

Jeanneoli said...

Thanks for the new blog suggestion.

Jamie said...

I found your blog thanks to Stay-cation and have fallen in love with your photos.