Kristin Peterson: mixed media, collage, painter, artist

Friday, October 23, 2009

the start of a journey

i have been following a fellow blogger (curiousgirl_lisa)who i admire on several fronts, and will be joining in on the journey through the artist's way. i am really excited as i have read a couple of the posts from others and am really excited to see where this journey ends. i have made such huge leaps in my own artist journey lately and i feel really open to move forward and push out and to take strides that will make my journey even better. i love my shop in my house- it is such a cool place. the colors, the art (a little bit of everything...stuff my kids have done- that are of course totally cool, to art i have bought from other wonderful artists, to photos that make me happy). i will have to show a picture...soon though. we had a little accident with the camera. i may have to post that. if it weren't my camera- it really is pretty funny.....i am purchasing my books today- going to town....starting my journey. to be continued.....

Thursday, October 15, 2009

foolish morning....

i had a moment; was checking some of the blogs i follow to see what was new and really liked the post by curious girl- the picture is gorgeous and clicked on her link of jacqueline....liked her blog and loved her art work (especially the mixed media stuff- check it out!!)- thought i would like to follow. yeah, well, being only slightly dangerous with computer skills and especially blogging skills...i managed to sign up twice. so, that is just in case i miss something i guess. so sorry....

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

a hooowling good time

i love a good scary movie. we have this wide variety of ages in the lower level of where i work, and somehow our 20 something always seem to know of some small obscure detail about something bizarre and then, she comes to me for support of this strange piece of information. the other ladies in the area range from late 40s to mid 50s. i am a 30 something (albeit a very late 30 something, but, dammit, a 30 something none the less.....) i am the middle woman of this group. so anyway....we got to talking about scary movies and ones we like and have freaked us out and decided that this group needed to watch a scary movie together to get the full effect (i am not sure if the effect is from the movie or the group....)

our movie is the haunting in connecticut. i am the only one who has watched the whole show. i saw it, and told the group at work...omg- was that show freaky- you have got to watch it. so, one of them watch the first little bit and was too freaked out to finish it, our 20 something read the preview and then changed her mind (she is an only mom, and so, the only adult- and didn't want to watch it by herself) and the others....well, they wouldn't watch it based on my reviews. so...friday we are going to watch it at my house. i can hardly wait.

other scary movies i love:
the event horizon,
exorcist (this one scared the pants off of me when i was too young, and couldn't bring myself to watch it again until i was well into high school...)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

changing of the seasons....

as the leaves are falling, and the cool wind is in the air, my own winds are blowing in my artistic creative self. i had a great friday last week; i had taken in a bunch of new paintings to the gallery and they liked a bunch of them, including one big one (30 x40)heart that i had painted. they liked the heart so much that they were going to take it to the ronald mcdonald house in town- they only thing, was if it sells, i have to be willing to donate 15% back to the house- i said absolutely!! are you kidding?! the other thing they really liked was these small inspirational paintings i had done for our kids...they of course, wanted them bigger (the ones for the kids are 6 x 8)- which is fine; but, their plan is to submit the art for the new cancer care institute that is being built!!!

so, i am going to step back just a bit....i like small. it is comfortable and not so overwhelming when painting. i went out on a limb painting big (they had been asking for larger- but, they did have to smile about the heart- that was pretty big!)anyway....i have been trying to make this transition, and i think i have come across a way for myself to create in a larger space and still have it look like i want and feel the way i want it to- which as an artist is very important; almost as important as your message, theme, thought....

i took their suggestion- bigger, yet inspirational and i am very happy with it. it also coincided with a friend who is currently going through breast cancer herself and was leaving for surgery the next day. i had told her i had been thinking about her this whole last weekend painting, and would like to dedicate this first painting to her- she said she would be honored; her surgery was on tuesday and i finished the painting tuesday night. i am going to let carma and the winds take it from here....