Meet the Creatives: Kylie Certoma

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Meet Kylie!

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Ever since I was knee high to a grasshopper, I’ve been a creative little soul and I’ve always been drawn to anything artistic. I play the piano, enjoy making crafty things, love a game of tennis and I’m a self confessed shopaholic who can scout out a bargain anywhere! I have a huge and extremely varied (at times bizarre) collection of music on my iPod and if you press play, you might hear the likes of AC/DC, James Brown, Coldplay or Tina Turner busting out a song! I have a degree in primary education and music and I absolutely adore teaching year 2! My classroom is always decorated with loads of colour and I try to weave a little creative magic into every facet of the curriculum to connect my students to their learning and make their school experience enjoyable. However, I’m currently on maternity leave and enjoying life as a mum with my baby girl, Ellasandra ( she certainly keeps me on my toes!)

Q&A With Kylie

How would you describe your creative style?
When teaching, I love bright bursts of colour but my personal creative style at home or via my Insta page showcases softer pastel tones ( with just a slight infatuation with pink! 😂) I love working with symmetry or lines and creating a range of flatlay designs. I’m also an absolute stationary addict and adore styling my desk and workspace.

What kind of equipment do you use?
I have a beautiful camera that my husband bought me but to be completely honest, I love the convenience of using my iPhone and having everything accessible in one place. I love the editing tools on Instagram and at times, I might experiment with different tools or effects via various apps. But the best time for taking my snaps, is when the sun is shining through the window and I can utilise the natural light.

Can you tell us why you love this weeks challenge theme 'Dreams and Goals'?
I’m so excited to be hosting this week’s theme. My brain is constantly buzzing with ideas and aspirations for the future. I love to be organised in all facets of my life, So I’m a huge advocate for making dreams and setting yourself goals, no matter how small or large they might be.

Can you share a few of your favourite images with us?

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This was the first stacklay that I ever created. It was a special time in our lives as I was pregnant and excitedly anticipating the arrival of our little girl.

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I love the symmetry, simplicity and organisation within this shot. I also tried to create an even balance of colour and line everything up with precision.

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From time to time, I throw symmetry and precision out the window and create a little bit of organised chaos. I love creating bag spills as they’re just a bit of fun and you can experiment with various camera angles.


Kylie is the guest host of our 'Dreams and Goals' themed photo challenge this week. Find out how you can participate here - Creative Challenge Entry Details

You can see more of Kylie's beautiful photos on her Instagram account @casacreativity