Kristin Peterson: mixed media, collage, painter, artist

Monday, October 16, 2017

collage squares {video}

i taught a collage class this past saturday and wanted to have collage samples of exactly what i was talking about. the types of paper, the purpose behind the paper selection, and at least a few options of other things to do with your collage.
 
here is a short video of the collage squares i made for class.



i think my favorite one is the little guy with the paper hat and hand sewing. 

which one is your favorite?

these were so much fun- thinking of making more and putting in my etsy store for the holidays.

happy monday.

xo. kristin

Friday, October 13, 2017

sewingswag {custom bags}


do you know that i sew?.... almost becoming a lost art now a days; but me......

i come from a long line of seamstresses. both of my grammas sewed as well as my mom. 
clothes, furniture slip covers- they did it all. and they did it superbly. if i could describe the shirt i wanted, my gramma could sew it for me without a pattern.

i used to sew clothes for my kiddos when they were little, but as they grew up- (and they could voice their own opinion), slowly that changed.

then i found sewing on paper..... and love that almost as much as sewing on fabric. i don't hesitate for a moment to go and throw my paper under the sewing machine.

 but i have found a bit of a balance however between art and sewing in the form of bags and my dolls (current doll i am working on).


both the bags and dolls make great gifts and i am always open to custom orders. size, color, lined with plastic, maybe no plastic....you tell me. 

happy friday.

xo. kristin

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

collage {black n cream}


still workin' the collage samples for class. 

this one in black and creams:

various scrapbook paper
masking tape
washi tape
dictionary page


happy hump day. 

xo. kristin

Monday, October 9, 2017

stencilgirl....love {video}


don't you just love it when your package from stencilgirl is waiting for you when you get home from work?! i do!!

i had new stencils arrive the end of this last week and couldn't stand not taking them down to the studio.

here is a quick peek of how i like to use my stencils to tame a busy background from my youtube channel.



happy monday. 

xo. kristin

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

collage {teaching}


like this little collage square?

wanna come to a collage class?! i will be teaching saturday, october 14 at  Mosiac Studio.

making a few samples to get ready for the class.

super excited to teach as we will be moving from simple collage to a bit more complex by adding paint and ink. our focus will be on freedom, play and exploration of paper.

come join me!

xo. kristin

Monday, October 2, 2017

compositional {dreaming}


compositional dreaming....wishing it were still the weekend.

i am not ready for monday; i don't want to go to my big girl job. 

my head is whirling with ideas and things i want need to do in my studio.

did i mention the need?!.....

monday. blah. blah. blah.......


xo. kristin

Friday, September 29, 2017

would be ok {she/ art journal}


she would be ok.

she would.


knew september would be difficult. feel like i have been holding my breath as i moved through the month. 

slowing letting that breath out and inhaling again.

mixed feeling about going to the studio (damn doubt hanging on the edge, trying to creep in); but knowing i would feel better if all i did was even sit down there. i was right. the sounds of my music playing. the smell with my little burner on. the colors and controlled (ok- maybe not so controlled) chaos of the permanent stage of my studio. yep.

i would be ok.


happy pre-weekend.

xo. kristin