Kristin Peterson: mixed media, collage, painter, artist

Monday, January 15, 2018

sticker..... {work}


when i cut out the sticker on the packaging and bring it to work.....

do you know Mystele? i just love her work. 

her girls are so whimsical, magical..... 

i hung this above my desk so when i look up, i see this; and it brings me a moment of artful magic.


happy monday.

xo. kristin

Friday, January 12, 2018

valentines..... {artpops}


wanna know how i made this adorable valentines? click here to watch my video and be sure to subscribe to my channel. 

only techy enough to be dangerous here..... but, did manage to figure out the edits!! :)

tgif.

happy weekend.

xo. kristin

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

charming challenge


are you participating in Roben-Marie's charming challenge?.... she is doing an affirmation alphabet that she turned into charms. 

these are a couple of charms i have made so far..... the round is a metal circle key label and the small square below is an inch by inch mini canvas.

sometimes you have to be brave to come to the studio and work even if you are not inspired; or you have to be brave to post your work on social media (heaven knows my style is not everyone's style).

but, participating in the art community is worth it. i have met so many art friends over this art journey that makes it worth it all..... you are my community that means so much to me. 

  • views on the blog 
  • comments about the blog post
  • just being able to share my work (and of course.... only the good stuff- haha! the rest goes under the counter to be gesso'd and used again and we are not going to talk about that mountain....)


love the little stitching on the canvas and the little paperdoll.

here is to you- my community.

xo. kristin

Monday, January 8, 2018

it is good to be the king..... {paperdolls}


these paperdolls are like the kings of the mountain in the corner of my studio....

this corner tends to be wide and deep..... (a little creative chaos is good for the soul- creativity doesn't always come from having everything, but rather limitations)

goodness....


happy monday.
xo. kristin

Thursday, January 4, 2018

teabag art....... {paperdoll}


i have been working on teabags and so loving my Tim Holtz paperdolls i purchased at Michael's.....

and totally made myself laugh when i finished this one and went to photograph it, as it looks like the words might say, "help me." 

it may have been a subliminal message after the holidays and no studio time.....help me. i may need therapy..... oh wait a minute..... i am good. 

art is therapy.

happy thursday.

xo. kristin

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

contemplating.... {2018}


still contemplating 2018......

cannot seem to land on any one word; but, i do know this.....

  • stay true to you 
  • do good work (whatever that is)
  • push your boundaries- no personal growth was ever found within safety

so here is to 2018 and all that it will bring.

xo. kristin

Friday, December 29, 2017

notes..... {vintage image}


as i was writing my intimate thoughts and notes, she was offering her own commentary.


and not a seriously good one..... you may know the one i am talking about.... 

as i am writing thoughts and focusing in on a word for next year- 

she is giggling in my ear and telling me that words is silly and has no place in art.

and so.... i am still contemplating my word for 2018. 

will share soon though.

here is to 2018 and the start of another year and all that that fresh start brings.


happy new year!

xo. kristin

ps- the photo of the girls is a Tim Holtz product and the package came with 100+ images to use; a must have! i love them!!