I am very excited to introduce what I hope is the first in a long-running series of interviews with various Etsians, bloggers, and other folks I find interesting :) Today I’d like to introduce you to Christen Largent from bddesigns... I discovered Christen in a blog where I was looking for a seller to feature .. she came there and told me that "If you're interested in having a metalsmith featured, I will volunteer! ;)"
Christen Largent is a talented and creative metalsmith with years of study in traditional metalsmithing techniques that metalsmiths have been passing down from generation to generation for hundreds of years. It is a legacy of metalwork and she is very proud to be part of that history. Her designs reflect the joy and inspiration she receives when working with metal.
- How did you first come to art and creativity? How did your journey in art and creativity begin?
-How long have you been creating?
-What are your main sources of inspiration?
-Have you had any mentors, or are you self taught?
-What is one thing about your creative process that you think most people don't know?
As for my creative process...I'm very old-school. I sketch most of my designs before I begin prototyping them. They start out as an idea in my head...the idea rolls around in there for a while, working out problems that might arise, and then I really need to sketch it in order to SEE it in real life! Sometimes what looks GREAT in my head just doesn't work on paper or in real life!
Christen said :if someone buys something from my shop and mentions artistico blog that they can get free shipping anywhere in the world.