Kristin Peterson: mixed media, collage, painter, artist

Monday, December 5, 2016

just like me {on canvas}

i had painted on deli paper and thought i liked what i had and such, tried to transfer onto canvas. once i had the paper onto canvas, i didn't like it as much....which lead to me picking at the paper of course.

pick here; peel there....pull. and pick some more.

 to get to the above photo- some of the paper was really stuck down and was not coming off.

paper off, pencil on. and doodle.

then add some ink and darks. 

really liking this piece now.

happy monday.

xo. kristin

Thursday, December 1, 2016

sale {etsy store}

morning! are you looking for a unique artsy gift for family or friends? i am offering a 15% discount with a minimum purchase of $20.00 in my etsy store starting today through december 20th to help with your shopping needs.

there is a nice variety there of prices and original handmade items. check it out!

christmas tree hand painted ornaments

hand painted wrapping paper

art dolls and original art

stocking stuffers- such as this postcard.

happy thursday. happy shopping.

xo. kristin

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

stamped {art journaling & video}

loved the playfulness of these pages,... the colors and stamping; the pencil and scratches. 

i love the stamp's nondescript, abstract shape with misshaped circles.

some of the irregularity of the stamp is my ink pad....thinking i need a new one; but, didn't mind that on these pages.

like this stamp? it is part of my set of stamps i created and can be found at Roben Marie's PaperBag Studios.

below is a quick video of the pages. you can find me on youtube here.

happy wednesday.

xo. kristin

Monday, November 28, 2016

she {newest dolls}

newest she dolls to my collection. created by deb combs.

happy monday.

xo. kristin

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

destruction {art journaling}

sometimes it is just as much about the destruction of my page as it was about making the page.

paint, wet, rub, wipe, dry, scratch, pick, peel....

to find something you are okay with; but, not even that-

this page that is now in front of you that has somehow made you feel better; and, maybe you are not completely okay with

xo. kristin

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

found heart {reassurance}

sometimes you just need a little reassurance #foundheart #lunch

happy tuesday.

xo. kristin

Monday, November 21, 2016


i had the opportunity to teach an art journaling class a week ago in sioux falls, sd.

this was my class minus one who took the photo and owns the space (thank you Jayne!). these ladies worked so hard all day on art journaling. 

we talked about foundational concepts for art journaling and how to use those and when to break the rules. i shared some of my own secrets and how to really just have fun and make the art journals their own.

gesso, collage, paint, ink, charcoal.....

i was really worried about teaching this class for one day. it really should be 2 or 3 day class to really demo and allow the students to try.

this past saturday i met one of my student to share some art supplies and she gave me the best compliment ever.... she is a successful watercolorist and she told me i changed her artist world; that i changed how she looks at things and really opened up her view.

really?!.....pinch me! i feel so blessed to have come this far and to have the opportunity to do this.

xo. kristin