Karen Totten

Karen has worked professionally as an artist and designer for over 30 years in a variety of creative disciplines: architectural design, illustration, art direction, mixed media art, interaction design. She currently works full time as a User Experience (UX) Design Principal for an international consultancy. When not flying to work every week, her other passions are ceramic art, sketching, and occasionally, jewelry design. “For me, the creative life, from UX to fine art, has always been one of exploration and adventure. As the daughter of an air force navigator, I grew up a traveler. To this day I am intrigued by stories and motifs that transcend time, culture, and geography.“

Keep-Our-Sanity Challenge: Blue

The theme of our Keep-Our-Sanity challenge is The Color Blue. A bit about the ancient use of the color blue in human history (from wikipedia): In Egypt blue was associated with the sky and with divinity. The Egyptian god Amun could make…
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Weekly Keep-Our-Sanity Challenge: In a Garden

The theme of our Keep-Our-Sanity challenge this week is "In a Garden"... Our Team's interpretations... Lesley Watt: WIP - playing around with ideas. Flowers, birds and bunnies in my garden this week. Lesley Watt: And a few…
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Weekly Keep-Our-Sanity Challenge: Color / Texture

The theme of our Keep-Our-Sanity challenge this week is a color and texture palette suggestion by Lesley Watt...   Lesley Watt: for this weeks sanity challenge I'm using this visual prompt rather than a word...colour, texture, pattern...how it makes you…
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Keep-Our-Sanity Challenge: Moon

The theme of our Keep-Our-Sanity challenge this week is Our Moon.   Our moon has been our solitary companion since earliest days of our solar system. We are still not certain exactly how or when it came into being, but the leading theory is that a…
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