11 August 2010

giveaway: fine art photography prints



today's giveaway is from kristi, a talented photographer who runs an etsy shop, life through the lens, which is stacked full of charming prints. her simple style, soft hues and talent for composition pull me right into her pictures. (i can't decide between this stack of books or this stack of books... however yellow is my favorite color.) so many pretty prints to choose from!

giving :: five winners (yep, FIVE) will get to choose their choice of either one 8x10 or one 5x7 print.

please comment by midnight to enter to win. winners will be posted at the bottom of this post tomorrow. good luck! tell us what you are inspired by lately.

a bit of a bio :: I love to create things, I'm an aspiring photographer, a thrift store lover, a digital scrapbooker, a worrier, a little on the shy side, adorer of kindness & generosity, a seeker of simplicity, but my most beloved roles are being a mommy, wife, daughter & sister. My family is my life. 


I capture life 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 find inspiration everywhere from my children, nature, the simple things, soft colors, natural light, quotes and life.


congratulations to... Mrs. T, Gretchy Girl, in love in d.c., Laura, and Eliza Jane. winners, please choose your favorite print and email me your choice, along with your preference of print size and shipping address too. enjoy. 


thank you, kristi! please visit her shop + blog.

126 comments:

jenn002 said...

great photos - love kriti's work

Amanda said...

I love the strainer full of yarn!!

stefany said...

What fabulous (and so fun!) photos!

Mr. & Mrs. H. said...

oh this would be perfect for our new basement apartment. a 'love of books' print would be perfect.

Sandra said...

I am inspired by Fall these days. Probably because I am ready for it!

Mrs. T said...

I'm inspired by my tots' laughter and energy! They make getting out of bed in the morning so worth it. I would be inspired to have one of these beautiful prints hanging in my home--and I would have a hard time choosing between the sunshine, there's no place like home and the summer memories prints. Thanks for sharing Marta!

Bridget K. said...

Love Kristi's photos! Especially the balloon one - everyday should include balloons :) Recently I'm inspired by bringing people together in my home.

Daniela said...

lately, i'm absolutely inspired by this little boy inside me - i'm completely overwhelmed by experiencing my first pregnancy which is a real miracle...

Bea said...

Lately I'm inspired by my friends. I just decided to take the plunge and quit my job, and my friends have been super supportive and said all the things I needed to hear. I am just in awe that I have such amazing friends who know just the right words to say, and lavish me with love.

Tracey said...

So nice! All of them are beautiful and it will be hard to pick just one....

Cindy said...

Lovely photos!

Anna said...

Oh these images are so beautiful! I would love to win one :) Thanks for the chance!

{Amy} said...

i follow her blog and am a huge fan of hers, so talented and creative!

Tambryn said...

The pomegranet got my attention. Beautiful colors and a fantastic composition! I would love to hang that on my wall.

Amanda said...

Inspired by great room decor. Building my dream home bit by bit.

Carrie K said...

today I am inspired by lovely photographs! these are fantastic!

Rachael said...

these are just gorgeous!

I'm inspired by my garden right now--so many things to cook in so many different ways.

Molly said...

These are lovely! I'm inspired by great art and framing lately, so this is perfect!

Kristy said...

Love these photographs!! Right now, I am inspired by wonderful photographers as I get the courage up to start my own photography business. I am also inspired by the array of school supplies in all of the stores.....there is just something about a new box of crayons and blank composition notebooks :)

Eliza Jane said...

Lately I've been inspired by my new love for my new boyfriend. He makes me feel all tingly inside, and he inspires me in so many ways. I'm currently putting together a care package for him for when he goes away for work for two weeks (he leaves in a week). It's full of adorable home-made stuff he'd love, and he can only open one thing a day.

Heather said...

I love the balloons and the flowers labeled "rising". Very cute.

Camille Lewis said...

I am inspired by being outside! I work at a desk, which gets depressing, but anytime I get outside it makes me want to create something!

Allizon said...

Such a lovely giveaway! I am been inspired by rich recipes lately. The color combinations of vegetables and fruits are my favorite!

Claire and Chad Ford said...

Ooh! Stacks of books are my favorite. Sometimes I gather a bunch to stack beside me while I write, just to feel surrounded by words.
Love the softness of these pictures. What a great giveaway!!

Kasi Lee said...

I am inspired by the great people around me--so giving and kind! And I certainly hope to become more like them!

Mollie said...

what a great giveaway! TALENT!

laura n. said...

beautiful prints - i would love to hang one in my home! i'm inspired by the sunshine these days...its giving me energy and life. xoxo

Kayla said...

Gorgeous! Always gotta be putting fine art up on the walls. :)

Katie {My Paisley Apron} said...

What a great giveaway! I am always, always inspired by autumn - changing leaves, hot cider, pumpkin festivals, apple picking, hayrides, crisp cool mornings, scarecrows, harvests, the upcoming holidays, going back to school, new mittens and new pencil boxes, the promise of snow, storing food for winter.... makes my heart so joyful to think of all these things!

Are we there yet? said...

I would pick Love or Rising, both are so pretty!

Are we there yet? said...

Sorry forgot to say what inspires me! My 1yr, she sees the whole so wholesome and is in awe of it all! I just love it!

{natalie} said...

i am inspired by my fmaily of 4 which is growing and changing before my eyes.

thanks for the giveaway!

Jennifer said...

Great photos. Pick me, Pick me.

Betsy said...

I'm inspired by bloggers who quit their day jobs to follow their passions! :)

anna jo said...

Fun! I'm inspired by all things natural these days...

stephanie from texas said...

i too find my inspiration in the simple things....children, nature, food.

this is a fantastic giveaway. thanks you!

Sarah Jane Curtis said...

thats are so cute!

Katie Hansen said...

I'm inspired by the excitement of change. I love the Pomegranate print.

Allison said...

Beautiful work.

I am inspired by the creativity of others I see peeking out at me everyday. From a shop full of upcycled items to the blogs that allow people to put their ideas out for everyone to see. The creativity is everywhere you look, if you're looking for it, and it is overwhelming and inspiring.

Phoenix Peacock said...

I love the typewriter photo. right now I've been very inspired by art journalist online, as I am new to that approach. I've also been doing a lot of camping and feel very inspired by nature as well.

Megan Knight said...

i'm inspired by other's blogs & people with amazing creativity. all these diy projects are going to have to start happening in my home!

Laura Elizabeth Fredlund said...

Lately I am inspired to make our home a reflection of who we are. I would probably pick one to put up in my kids room :) Her photographs are so happy, lively, and vibrant! I'm now inspired to capture pictures of things that make me happy. -Laura

Anna said...

I am inspired by messy ballerina buns, house boats, my mom's kitchen, fabric stores, and my puppy.

Brittney Engel said...

So amazing! I love decorating my home with photos!

Brian and Kendra said...

I lvoe the print with the red word "love" on top of the stack of books! I LOVE books and have the perfect spot to hang this! :) I am inspired by books, blogs, and my mom!

Emily said...

I am inspired when I visit my local bookstore. The lighting, the glossy covers, the alphabetical organization, the smell of book binding and unopened pages, the silence and respect of books (ingrained by librarians, perhaps? Shh!), the sheer quantity of ideas and all the possibilities for location, topic, and plot all inspire me. I'm motivated to rush home, reorganize my own book shelves, pull out all my unfilled journals and get writing.

The Water Girl said...

Beautiful!
I'm inspired by very little at the moment...I'm searching for inspirations!

Sondra said...

Kristi has such great talent! All of her photos are beautiful, but summer memory and joy caught my eye the most.

Amy said...

Beautiful Photos. I would love to win.

Anonymous said...

lately i have been inspired by blogs, to be honest. i usually wake up and have my computer on my lap checking out recipes, art, clothing ideas, hair styles...all on blogs :)

would LOVE the chance to win!

my email is: erica.simpson1@gmail.com

Oh Mandie said...

Lovely shop and photographs!

I'm inspired mostly by nature and where we live. I'm lucky enough to live on a 42 acre farm, and it's absolutely beautiful here.

aprettyaday said...

Oh wow...all her photos are just gorgeous. Win or not, I'm glad to have discovered Kristi's work. :)

Nadine said...

I'm inspired by the rain

Tori said...

Bookstores and city skylines are my go-to for inspiration. They make me feel like I can do anything.

Katie H said...

Lucious photos! I am inspired by prepping for the birth of our first child. While I probably should be reading up on how-to mom-type things, I am instead reading up on art, life, and things that generally make me happy & encouraged, so I can welcome this little girl into our lives with much love & happiness.

Lila said...

She takes great pictures! I'm inspired by the creativity online now- so many crafts that I want to do & make with my little ones...

Kim & Clay said...

I love the joy print. It looks so pretty in a white frame.

Karen said...

I've been inspired lately by nature's bounty and the glory of fresh summer fruits and vegetables!

Kim & Clay said...

Oops - I forgot to answer the question. I'm inspired by people who don't let excuses stop them from being happy and living their dreams.

andrea said...

these are so lovely! I'd love to win. Thanks for introducing us to her work, it's amazing. xxx

Lizzie - Dancing Toad Photography said...

oooh.. I would love to win. :) I've been inspired by the sun.

Lizzy said...

Lately I'm inspired by colorful magazines and DIY projects (like the awesome project in the last post). Thanks for the chance to win.

Miranda M said...

Such beautiful prints!
Lately I'm inspired by the season - I love summer!

Robin said...

I'm inspired by my daughter's curiosity and determined nature. I need some of that!

Heather said...

I need new artwork for our first house-this would be perfect!
I'm inspired by the website decor8.com. Such loveliness every day.

Cat said...

We're on vacation in florida right now so the blue and green of the sea and sky, the orange of the sunsets and the beige of the sand really inspire me right now!

KMB, JD said...
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in love in d.c. said...

I was just called as the Nursery Coordinator and we have 30+ kids in nursery so I've been inspired by them lately.

Love the pictures :)

Ashley said...

I've been inspired by back to school posts - a great time to clean out, get organized, and start a new year in life!

SewSara said...

just the other day, i was inspired by the tiles at Bajio, while i ordered my lunch. I took a pic and hope to use the inspiration for a quilt.

these photos are lovely! hope i win :)

laura.love said...

Woo, these are cute. I am inspired by flowers lately. Their smell, while sometimes causing me to sneeze, is wonderful lately.

Anneliese said...

i'm inspired by my sister

Amusing Pursuits said...

The photos are all so lovely it makes choosing a favorite so difficult.

EDV said...

Blogs are a great source of inspiration to me!

Hanna said...

maybe nature and the internet....

I think I'd choose either the joy or sunshine print.

Kristin said...

I've been inspired by the beautiful weather! So lovely!

Jen T said...

I'm inspired by my daughter's huge grin and her gratitude when I make something just for her!

Janel said...

Kristi's photos are wonderful! I especially love the typewriter with the heart. :)

The Mighty RandR said...

How fun! I am inspired by blueberries and new fabric prints and upcoming road trips.

mrsfussypants said...

I've recently finished my first photography class so I'm also inspired by looking through a lens to see to see the world slow down a little. Everything about the end of summer is inspiring--from the ripe tomatoes in our garden to my kids splashing about.

Kari said...

Inspired by thoughts of fall--my favorite. I swear I can smell it on the tips of the air.

rebecca said...

lately I am inspired by the most random things; strips of canvas, letting stamped into metal, kind words from a friend...

mikeandnat said...

I love and am inspired by nature!

A Gypsy's Notebook said...

I am inspired by our remodeling of our small farmhouse and moving! I want to document everything, and yet can't do anything with it at the moment.

apple slice said...

i am inspired after learning how to load film into a rolleiflex.

celine said...

inspired by your how-to series. seriously, i have so many projects running in my head.

ellen said...

let's see...i'm inspired by some summer organizing that i've done.

tawnya said...

I can feel a change in the air and the changing / beginning of fall always pulls me back in and inspires me to pick up everything I've discarded over the summer!

Joanna said...

OMG! I love how this shop takes such simple, everyday things and makes them so beautiful. Great giveaway!

jen byard said...

I LOVE her pictures! Would love to win one. I'm so inspired these days by the vintage furniture I pick up cheap and get to re-create into unique and wonderful things for our home.

Lauren said...

I have been in the market for some photography prints!! Lately I have been inspired by creative women all over the blogosphere. I cannot wait to try some of the great "how to"s you've had recently! Thanks Marta

Amy said...

been inspired by wise words, bloom & berries stationary, and doodling on white paper with a black pen. :)

Emily said...

I'm loving gorgeous stacks of new, crisp, colorful school supplies. What a great time of year!

Alisha Stamper | Photographer said...

totally in love! how wonderful!

inspiration lately-- dirty wow wow, the book. Its magnificent!

Carly said...

love the pretty photos. the sunshine print is inspiring me to paint my kitchen yellow.

katherine said...

Beautiful photos! Today I am inspired by words of wisdom that have reminded me that everything is OK. Even when it seems that all is not right with the world. It's about ebb and flow, and sometimes you have to relax into the ebb and wait for the flow.

Erinn said...

oh how fun! lately i'm inspired by my dear sweet grandma.

Whit said...

what fun photos!
perfect hues in everyday things -- they make me happy!

chloeathome said...

inspired by vintage pyrex and fine china :)

fairlytypical said...

Lately I am inspired by architecture, lines, shapes, and symmetry. I'm reading a Devil in the White City and it had made me obsessed with the details of construction.

Cambria said...

I am inspired by fresh flowers. So lovely and simple.

Elizabeth said...

I'm inspired by beautiful art, talented people, and reading.

Gretchy Girl said...

I'm inspired by my 4 year old who recently overcame one of his big fears! Awesome to behold! She is really talented!

beyond said...

these days, i am inspired by great flash fiction writers.

tulin said...

what lovely lovely prints...i am inspired by some wonderful creativity on many online blogs that i've been reading!

Cindy said...

I am inspired by the beautiful summer weather we have had in New England this year. What wonderful photos - thanks for the opportunity.

Danielle said...

Inspired by my supportive & loving family & friends. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Danielle said...

Inspired by my supportive & loving family & friends. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Becca Bowhead said...

I wish I had your photog skills!

Hil said...

such beautiful prints! love them all.

Lynn Osborne said...

These are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lindsey said...

Lovely photos!

I've been inspired by the colours of summer produce from my garden - green, yellow, red... and trying new recipes using the harvest is fun and inspiring as well.

Laura said...

How delightful! One of the things I love most about your blog is when you introduce these other bloggers- people I wouldn't usually come acress! We must have the same taste- I love everybody you introduce to us!

Meg Grant said...

oh, what lovely images...thanks so much for the opportunity. My inspiration is coming from the freedom summer provides, without schedules, without routines, without plans...just being together, doing not much of anything, and finding bliss and inspiration in those quiet moments

Gretchen said...

Oh please, oh please, oh please pick me! These are gorgeous. How will I choose which one I want?

Laura said...

I'm currently inspired by my newly-adopted kittens, the sunny sky, and great books like "The Help."

And now these gorgeous prints and, of course, you, Marta!

KMB, JD said...

Love the picture - so charming!I just moved 2000 miles from home to a city bursting with nature. All the newness and beauty of my surroundings has been incredibly inspiring.

Karen said...

i am in love with the simplicity and beauty captured in these photos! absolutely gorgeous!

1075ellis said...

The flower prints are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Love.

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Linda said...

Love the name of the store. Life does look different through the lens.

Alli H said...

thanks for the chance to win - there are many that would be great to addition our home. i am currently inspired by the love of family and friends as i head into a year of cancer treatments.

Ali said...

I am inspired when I walk through anthropologie :) My favorite store! The displays are pure art!
ali <3
ballpointandpen.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

It is 11:24 here in Washington...hopefully I'm not too late to enter. I love the second book shot you linked to. Beautiful photos!

Tameeka said...

Oo gorgeous pics. I am inspired by stories at the moment and trying to get them recorded in a way that means something to me.
Thanks for the chance to enter :)

Carrie said...

Lovely pieces... especially "a gift".

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