Her hand carved stamps are still one of her best sellers.
After this she started painting. She displayed her work at a Surtex show and soon began designing fabric.
"That catapulted me to go back to school," Kristen said. She loved her work, but didn't have a community of peers. She wanted to meet like-minded people and have a network of support.
"I realized that when you're artist, you have to be a business person as well," she said.
Kristen's studio is organized and full.
Her family moved into this space last year and Kristen's studio needed to be incorporated into her living space.
"I stay so organized here because I have to," she said.
It's fun to see glimpses of Kristen's family (husband + three kids) sprinkled throughout.
Her finishing station is in her kitchen, also beautifully integrated with the rest of her home.
Her collections are interspersed with her supplies.
artist trading cards."
She'll finish her BFA in May and will have her senior show on April 28th, at the Morton May Gallery. (I'll post it again here as we get closer to the date.)
Thank you Kristen!