Thursday, July 2, 2009

Artist Interview: Kris from Laughing Vixen Lounge

Today I'm interviewing Kris from Laughing Vixen Lounge. She creates fun and playful pop culture pendants and bracelets. When I interviewed her, I asked her for some information about herself. Her favorite breakfast food is cold pizza and if she could do anything on the weekends she'd watch movies, " Anything and everything. [She's] partial to horror and a really good romantic comedy." If she could have her dream vacation it would be to take road trips around the United States. She would also love to see Paris again. Her favorite color combination is green and purple.

Next, I sat down and asked her about her work:

What started you in your art/craft?
I've always been crafty but what made me pick the jewelry I do? Seeing bracelets and saying "Oh, I could do that." So I decided to finally do it.

What are your favorite materials/tools?
I love charms and pretty colored beads. I could sit and play with them for hours.

Who's your biggest inspiration?
I'd have to say it's more of a "what" when it comes to the inspiration for my designs. I've been a movie fanatic since birth and I finally have something to do with all that useless information. Plus I've always been a retro kind of girl which mixes nicely with the pop culture stuff.

How long have you being producing your work/How did you get started in it?
I've been developing my designs for a year or two before I started selling them. I decided to start on Etsy and have been selling there since the beginning of the year.

Where do you hope your art will take you in the next year?
I would just love to be able to keep having fun making everything and be able to support myself eventually.

Is there anything you want people to get/take away from your work?
I want people to have fun with it. This isn't fancy jewelry is fun jewelry. I like to make things that remind people of something special, something silly or something they love. That's why I love doing custom work because you know it will be something that means so much to the person buying it.

What advice would you give to an artist just starting out?
Don't give up. It takes time and persistence. And you have to advertise. Only a lucky few make big sales off of just listing on Etsy. The rest of us have to work at it. I highly suggest things like Twitter, Blogs, Etc. They are free and spread your store around like crazy.

Make sure to stop by and check out more items from her wonderful shop!

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