Meet The Artist: Kristen Anderson
Hi! My name is Kristen Anderson and I am an artist who loves to create with metal. I am passionate about living ahimsa, maintaining the awareness of not hurting any living beings, and carry this passion into my cruelty free jewelry designs and business practices. It guides every part of my life…it is why I am a vegan, why I want to consume less, why I aspire to tread lightly.
When my first child was born, almost a decade ago, I chose to leave my career as a therapist and spend every moment possible with my precious baby. I had been designing and creating jewelry as a hobby for years. My daughter’s birth ignited my creativity and within 3 months I had officially started my business. My son was born 2 years later and they have both grown up hanging out in my studio and helping me with arts and crafts shows. They have been my inspiration to do what I love and I am so grateful for the time it has given me with them during their brief childhood.
I find meaning in living out my most authentic self, bringing as much of me as possible to this world. My deepest desire is to be a light in the world, to invite others to shimmer and shine so that together we can be the change.
Things I love…
Reading, learning, writing, Truth, Love, the ocean, clouds, walking in sand, feeling the sun on my skin, laughing, hugging, art made by children, art that moves me, philosophy, intelligent conversations, zen living, music, dancing, singing, hugs and kisses from my children, the feel of the wind, when the sun is shining and it rains, the feel of a cat’s purr, walking barefoot, day-dreaming, living ahimsa & cruelty-free, being vegan, shopping for nourishing foods, preparing life-giving foods, raw food, birds, all animals, kindness, compassion, feeling wonder, eye-contact, sincerity, authenticity, coloring outside the lines, feeling alive, yoga, poetry.
“… we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper” — Albert Einstein
I am proud to be a member of the prestigious Artisan Group.