8.15.2011

Blogger of the Week: Isavirtue

Hey guys! This weeks Blogger of the Week is my dear blogging friend- Kaitlyn! She blogs over at isavirtue. She is an artist and is always posting the most spectacular art she finds including paintings, jewelry, and mail art! I love how we have become such great friends through blogging. I even did a guest post for her back in May! You can read that HERE if you like. :)

Without further adieu, I give you- Kaitlyn!
*note* sorry about the font difference. I can't fix it. :P

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the woman.

hello friends of gentri! i want to prepare you for a slight disappointment right off the bat. you see, my name is not nearly as unique as gentri’s. it’s “kaitlyn” and do you know what that means? i’m easily dated that’s what! you can bet your bottom dollar i was born in the eighties or later. but a lady never tells her age…

to distract myself from such woes, i’ve thrown myself head first into the things i am passionate about. art, snail mail, and blogging! art is such a humongous part of my life. i’ve been doing arts and crafts ever since i was little and that love for creativity did not wane as i grew older.

in university i took my first real art history course and fell in love with it. i immediately switched my major from history to art history (who wouldn’t rather study history through pretty pictures?) a few years later i began working in art galleries and my world was broadened immensely. i became obsessed!


the blog.

when i moved to victoria, bc, canada to attend graduate school (uh oh, i’m dating myself again aren’t it?), all of my new friends had blogs. they used them purely to inspire each other and that was something i liked the sound of. so i signed myself up and have been blogging every since.

my blog, isavirtue has really grown up over the years. i refer to it as an art blog and i like to share contemporary art and artists, mail art, etsy discoveries and my own handmade stationery!


the e-course.

over the summer i have been pouring my heart, soul and all of my experiences with art thus far into an e-course. it’s entitled “make art a part (of your life)” and it will help you accomplish just that! the course covers both art intimidation and appreciation, as well as how to let it inspire you and become a part of your everyday activities. finally, the course includes over twenty unique projects in various subjects so that you can try your hand at new art forms! click here for more info.


thank-you gentri, you are such a doll and i love that blogging has brought us together!

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Guys, I've seen her stuff (well in pictures) and it's UH-MAZING! You all NEED to go check out Kaitlyn's blog as well as her e-course and etsy shop! Ah, to be talented. :)

She also started something a few months ago that is so much fun! She started a traveling journal. A bunch of different bloggers signed up to have the journal sent to them and fill a page or two with their version and view of what art is. I am patiently waiting for my turn. :)

P.S. The Alaska giveaway winners will be announced TOMORROW!! :D So get excited and be sure to check back then!

15 comments

Megan said...

She is so cute! I am looking forward to checking out her blog.

I am actually new to your blog and I think it is adorable!! I am your newest follower and really look forward to seeing more :)

Cat said...

Awwh she seems lovely. :)

SO EXCITED ABOUT THE GIVEAWAYS! :D xxx

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

I really enjoyed this! I was an art history major for 3 years and it always pays off when I'm dragging my husband through art galleries and he actually pays attention to the things I have to say...all those dates and names actually stuck! :)

Kristin said...

I will certainly go check her blog out!! I'm a new follower to your blog and love it!

xoxo

s + b said...

she cracks me up, and i think her life sounds like a very classy, cultured adventure. thanks for featuring her! i love finding new bloggers through your guest blogger posts.

hope you're having a good monday!

Jess said...

Love it! I can't wait to check it out!

Melissa at bubbyandbean.com said...

Awww, what a great post! I love this - "who wouldn’t rather study history through pretty pictures?"

I just stumbled upon your blog and I just love it. I'm officially your newest follower.

xo,
melissa

HeyDahye said...

Awesome, and superrr cute!!

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Sandy a la Mode said...

she is soo adorable! excited to check out a new blog!!

Kait said...

Kaitlyn, what a lovely story!! I have always loved that you are one of the cool kids like me that reads art history books for fun ;)

Claire said...

cute! must go visit!! :)

♥ Nadine said...

Thanks for introducing Kaitlyn. I often read her blog's name here and there, but never got to meet her. Don't know why... But now I definitely need to check her blog out asap!! :)

xoxo.

Kristy Lynn said...

like you gentri i have seen her work - but in real life.

i'm fortunate enough to be able to call her my friend and in that, she is a true inspiration (she's what initiated my own blog).. i can't get over how amazing and talented she is!

ps. go check out her e-course. it's efing awesome. (and that's not just because i'm a contributor ;)).

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Alexis Kaye said...

you are fabulous!

With love, Alexis

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