Saturday, June 23, 2012

{Inspiration} balloons, a kitty, & a boy...

Last year I wrote a blog post about my love of the movie The Red Balloon. The post was written as a documentation of my first year blogging & the new banner my friend Chantale made for me using a Red Balloon inspired photo I took of Sayer on his birthday. The movie served as inspiration again for this recent photo shoot for the new klt:works kitty tee that I did with Sayer. Incidentally, the kitty on the tee is actually our kitty. I used a picture of her from when she was kitten (before Sayer was born) as reference- she was my first klt:works muse.

As always, things have been busy with lots of new products filling the shop - namely, lots of new kid's apparel. Sayer is finished with pre-school for the summer & coming up with fun activities is at the forefront of my mind. It's a total bonus that  I can put a new tee on him & head out on an adventure- with the camera in hand. It fits the philosophy & aesthetic of klt:works well to have real life snippets represented in the collection. Plus, (as I've mentioned before I know) I love taking photos of him. 

This was a fun Sunday for Sayer & I a few weeks ago. Our little downtown is nearly a ghost town on Sundays- 75% of it is closed. So after a trip to the party store, we headed downtown to explore. I always love the textures, colors & history in the alleys. I've gone through a handful of the doors we pass by over my lifetime. I grew up in this town. I left for college & graduate school - but then ended up back here. I've worked, watched movies, eaten at restaurants & shopped here for over 30 years. Weird to think really. Needless to say, I know it well & it's fun to see it through Sayer's eyes- better yet to document it. 

Thanks to all of you that stop by this blog now & then to read & see my thoughts. I really do appreciate it  & I'm constantly amazed at how many wonderful people that  I have met here. I look forward to another year of blogging!  Hope you are having a great weekend! 

** new blue kitty tee pictured : here 


  1. Happy bloggiversary :) I enjoy all your wonderful pictures... and thought of the red balloon immediately (before reading the text and even though the balloon is pink!). I love that movie.

  2. Thanks Esther! Yeah, Sayer picked out the balloons. :)

  3. These are such TERRIFIC photos Kristin! I love them. Looks like you really enjoyed your time together... and how lucky is he that he gets a balloon too?
    ps. thanks for the little linky. : )

  4. Hello!

    My name is Lance, i am working on an album cover for an Austin artit named Danny Malone and was wondering if i could use one of your photos of Sayer holding the yellow balloon?

    The album is titled Balloons and has a yellow overtone and this would be perfect considering the artist looks like an older version of Sayer!

    Please let me know thanks very much! I will show you the finished product once i have it which i promise will be in great taste!

    Here is a link of Dannys music,

    1. Hi Lance,
      I like Danny's style & music! :) Thanks for the comment. Could you email me? How do I reach you? :)



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