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.“

Art Jewelry Buzz: Ancient Beads

In my work, I strive for a sense of timelessness by incorporating ancient archetypes and forms into the beads and other jewelry elements I create. I mostly do this by letting my hands and eyes do the "talking". I take…
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Open Studio Friday: Starry Road Studio

Okay I admit it: I am a messy artist.     I'm much happier making stuff than cleaning and organizing - this is probably true for most creative people. But lately I'm realizing that I actually LIKE my studio "messes" -…
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Art Jewelry Buzz: Earth Day Musings

Thinking about the Earth today...  You know, that beautiful round planet we all live on... kinda looks like a bead. Hm...       Here's an interesting Etsy article about  where we get our resources for making jewelry:  Earth Tones:…
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