Artisan Interview : Kippysomature
Here is our interview of Artisan Jennifer Honda of Kippysomature
Where do you live?
Presently, I live in Southern California, in the Los Angeles~ Santa Monica area .
What are some of your favorite things to do?
I like listening to the radio while I work around the house and yard, I love to be around my teens – almost anything with and around them – I like “nature” stuff – caterpillars, butterflies, birds, animals, leaves, clouds -
Any children, pets, favorite people in your life?
I have 2 teenagers, we live with my father, 2 dachshunds, 2 fish….no favorites, I am so thankful to have love to give.
How long have you been creating?
I have been making things since I was even able to use my hands – toddler age – but that is not to say I was talented then or now! My paternal grandmother was born in Italy and then came to the US as a child – she would live with us for months at a time – she would make things and cook a lot; she did not stand out as talented or gifted, but she loved greatly, without showing in ways you could see – but deeply and greatly – and that meant everything. My dad encouraged me to make stuff too, because it was work and fun at the same time…not because I was so good at it, that was not the point. Everything is beautiful in God’s time, Christ is altogether lovely.
What is your favorite part what of what you create?
I think it is the fact that it is incredible that I can do anything – especially make something – it isn’t me, it is Him. I like to use vintage items, and I really enjoy using other artist’s work as components in what I make.
Where do you get your inspiration?
I don’t ever think of being inspired – I started by making items for my daughter because the particular style was not readily available in the US…….it is a process, and it is less about me, more about Jesus Christ – He is the way the truth and the life; so, to shine His light, to declare His hope, to encourage others to hold fast to Him – or meet Him if you haven’t met Him yet
You can contact Kippy at these sites on the web.
My shop on etsy: http://www.facebook.com/l/fc924;www.kippyssomature.etsy.com
My fan page: http://www.facebook.com/KippysCollageNecklaces
My blog: http://www.facebook.com/l/fc924;kippyssomature.blogspot.com
Any advice you would like to give people about selling their art?
Keep your heart safe – Give it to the one it belongs to, God, through His son, Jesus Christ…..and see what He has for you
Kippy was one of the first to welcome me to Etsy as an online artisan. Always encouraging and positive, she helped lead by example!
Thanks for sharing with us, Jennifer.
This is my favorite item in her shop right now!