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Oh hello, Venice.  What I wouldn’t do to be magically transported back to you right now.  I’d sit in your St. Marks Square, enjoy some pizza and beer, and take in the city- in all it’s rotted, beautiful decay.  I really don’t think there is another place like you in the world.  You are magical and confusing, crowded and smelly, lovely and mysterious, and I adored every second of my time spent with you.

A few selected images are available in my Fine Art Shop.  Go here to check them out: BUY PRINTS  (if there is a particular image you want- shoot me an email and I’ll make it available in the print shop)

  • Jess - Absolutely gorgeous, Kim!!

I’m so excited to share these beautiful new albums that are now available to my past and present clients!   I’m super picky when it comes to choosing a new product to offer, so picky that it’s taken me nearly 6 years to settle on this particular vendor. 

The new albums are hand bound, wrapped in a luxurious silk cover, blind embossed with your names, and printed on an archival fine art paper. I’ve wanted to offer a more traditional fabric covered album for years now, as opposed to the modern photo covered albums that I still carry, and I think these albums are perfect. There are a variety of color choices for the silk cover, I just thought the Seafoam Green was perfect for Colleen and Mike’s Mexico wedding.  

I just LOVE these new albums…take a look!

Wow.  I can’t believe I haven’t posted on the blog since NYE.  I really took advantage of the slow season this year and took a lot of downtime for myself. (I mean, A LOT of downtime and it felt so good!)  Now my  batteries are all recharged and I’m ready to get some work done, but first I’ll fill you in…

My winter months were spent: visiting family in San Diego, little hikes in the NW winter sun (that has since disappeared), enjoying my new found passion- sewing (and quilting), trying out new recipes, and reading and cuddling with Pip.   Not a bad little winter!  

I hope this season you were able to enjoy some downtime for yourself, too!

♥ Kim

from left to right: 1. Swami’s, Encinitas CA. 2. Seattle Sunset.  3. Picnic Point, Lynnwood WA.  4. Fabric cuts for quilting.  5. Quilt design.  6. A bunny I sewed for my niece.  7.  My niece, Daisy Grace.  8.  Casey + Pip at the Meadowdale Beach Trail.  9. Pip unmotivated for her walk.  10. trees while hiking.  11.  Snowmageddon 2012, Seattle WA  12.  Swami’s, Encinitas CA.

  • Aunt Vickie - The Quilt is Great! I am very impressed on your first one.
    I like the colors. Fantastic job. The bunny is also cute.
    I am very proud of you..Keep up the good work.
    Love you

December 31st is one of my favorite days of the year.  There is something so magical about all of the possibilities and promise that a new year holds.  I love to spend the day going over the year, making mental notes of the ups and downs, and then setting my intentions for the new year.

2011 was a great year, and it flew by so fast!  Reflecting back on it this morning I realized that it was the perfect balance of highs and lows, which in my opinion is the best kind of year.  It was a year mixed with plenty of great vacations, clients, and new friends; sprinkled with tragic loss and some personal struggles.  I’ve learned that life is a delicate balance of good and bad, a balance of tragedy and miracle, and that suffering through the bad makes the good that much sweeter.  If I could sum up my feelings for 2011 in one word, I think that word would be Grateful.  Grateful that I’ve been given this amazing life, grateful for the people I get to share it with, and grateful for the work that I get to do.  I feel so lucky!

But most of all, I’d like to thank all of the amazing clients that let me into their lives this year!  Your humor and inner beauty truly made my year bright!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!

2012 holds such promise for me.  I feel like this is going to be a big year, both personally and professionally, and I can’t wait to get started!  I have many lofty goals (as usual) but instead of sharing them here, I’d like to share a little slice of wisdom that I intend to keep close to my heart this year:

“May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.”   – Mother Teresa

May your New Year be everything that you wish it to be and so much more…

♥ Kim

  • Gina - Thanks for sharing your positive outlook. Been a really hard year for us, and I needed to be reminded to celebrate the positives in my life. Happy 2012

  • Deann B. - Your 2011 was full of so much beauty, I can’t wait to see what 2012 holds for you! xoxox, D