Behold, my exciting class!

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Hey lovelies, it’s been killing me to keep this quiet, so I’m chuffed to bits that I can finally announce my Super-Exciting Something.

Ta-da!

Next week I’ll be teaching my first ever online class in collaboration with Tara Swiger from Blonde Chicken and Crafting A Business. As you’ll see if you watch the video below, I am quite ridiculously excited about this. In fact, it was all I could do not to pepper this entire post with exclamation marks.

What’s it about?

The class is called ‘Within Limits’ & it’s for those of you who want to have a creative business despite having time or energy challenges like an illness, children or another job. I wanted to share some of the things that I’ve learnt from my bloody-minded determination to have an art career (and now a shiny new business), despite having Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and raising a kid. Tara and I felt that November was the perfect time to offer this class because the holiday season tends to bring those time/energy challenges into sharp relief.

When is it?

The class is on Wednesday 10th November at 3pm Eastern Time and consists of an hour-long call with Tara and I, followed by a Twitter chat. You’ll then be sent a recording of the class AND a worksheet that will help you set out your own Time & Energy Budget. We’ll be talking tips and more importantly, the attitudes that can help you manage your own restrictions.

What does it cost?

The class is only $35, which is outrageously good value. Just to recap, that’s an online call, a Twitterchat, a recording and a worksheet, all for $35.

Oh Kirsty, please tell me more…

So, I made a little five minute video to launch the class and er, I got a bit over-excited…

This is either charming and funny OR I’m a complete dork, I haven’t quite decided which yet. It makes me laugh but I suspect that may be because I’m a dork.

Buy the class

If I’ve convinced you, head on over to Tara’s site and buy the class.

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And I will love you forever and come round to your house with chocolates. OK, maybe not the chocolate part because some of you are very far away but I would be very grateful and happy because I want to get this out to as many people as possible.


I am an artist & purveyor of obsessive projects based in Hebden Bridge, England. My work involves the accretion of large numbers of small objects - pins in fabric, knots in string or hundreds of envelopes - to make sculptures that deal with fragility, loss, repetition, obsession and time.

14 thoughts on “Behold, my exciting class!

  1. Kirsty! You’re both charming and funny – I laughed (with you of course) when I saw your video. I liked the warmth and personality you show. I don’t think you’re a dork at all :)

    I’m sure your class will be a fabulous success!

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    Kirsty Hall Reply:

    Thank you, Monette, I hope so too. And I’m glad the video makes you laugh.

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  2. I wish you’d let that happy, passionate side out more often.

    It may or may not be more ‘professional’, but it is charming, compelling, and charismatic.

    I love the way you speak about this subject, and how you point out that stating you have limits is not about hiding in them, it’s about learning to work within them.

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    Kirsty Hall Reply:

    Thank you, Birdy – I am slowly moving towards being less ‘corporate’ and more authentic online. An important part of that is defining exactly what that means for me and where my boundaries lie.

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    Andy Dolph Reply:

    I totally agree – the youness of the video is totally captivating and wonderful.

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    Kirsty Reply:

    Thanks Andy.

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  3. Kirsty,
    I appreciate your energy and I’m able to see useful points. Your energy and valid points you make will get more respect from your “students”, if you can be bit more professional. I want to be honest with you, so that you’ll be more successful.

    All the best

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    Kirsty Hall Reply:

    Thanks so much for commenting, Immortal, I very much appreciate your thoughts and your honesty.

    However, my current business plan revolves around being my authentic self online as a way to encourage my ‘Right People’ to find me. I truly believe that ‘professional’ does not have to be the same as ‘boring’ and that I can be professional without being corporate.

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    MonetteSatterfield Reply:

    After well over a decade of standard professionalism (I’m a CPA and owned my own firm) I can say, for myself anyway, that being yourself is better for you and your clients. I became ever more successful as I stopped being a “suit” and let my clients know more about the real me. Being a professional is not the same as being boring; it’s about having high standards and how you treat people and keeping your word, among other things.

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    Kirsty Hall Reply:

    Exactly Monette. I’ve been thinking about writing about this – it’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot recently. I agree that being honourable, keeping your promises, being reliable are what professionalism is truly about. I also don’t gossip about clients or publicly call people out.

  4. You’re so freaking cute!
    and I could listen to you talk all day. I might just pop in the class JUST to hear you speak for an hour… *grin*

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    Kirsty Reply:

    Ah yes, the sexy Scottish voice :-)

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  5. Woo hoo, Kirsty! I LOVE that you are so excited about this course. After all, who would you rather take a course from – someone who’s ho-hum, or someone who’s thrilled? Yep, that’s what I thought. :) Rock on. I’ll be spreading the word.

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    Kirsty Reply:

    Hi Cindy, thanks so much for spreading the word (and no, I’m not psychic, I recognised your email in WordPress)

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