Kristin Peterson: mixed media, collage, painter, artist

Saturday, December 29, 2012

winter wonderland

IMG_2735 by alteredstatesstudio
IMG_2735, a photo by alteredstatesstudio on Flickr.

with the snow and fog last night, this morning is looking like a winter wonderland! everything is coated in a clean white blanket. today, i am hoping to finish up the wedding invitations that i was commissioned to do. it seems like the perfect day to work in the studio....over cast, with a few of the snow flakes blowing around, sparkling in the air....perfect day for studio time.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

vintage holiday wishes....

IMG_2732 by alteredstatesstudio
IMG_2732, a photo by alteredstatesstudio on Flickr.

found this holiday greeting....and so to you, sincerest greetings at Christmas and for the New Year.

Monday, December 24, 2012

vintage christmas eve.....

IMG_2714 by alteredstatesstudio
IMG_2714, a photo by alteredstatesstudio on Flickr.

i used my vintage copper boiler and made this for our front porch. we have gotten a little more snow since then completing the holiday picturesque view. our stocking our hung, the gifts are wrapped, and today begins our holiday family time with an extended family turkey dinner....wishing you and your family a very merry christmas!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

bragging for my mom....

IMG_2639 by alteredstatesstudio
IMG_2639, a photo by alteredstatesstudio on Flickr.

this is another of my mom's recent work....and i love it!! loved the colors with the pop of blue! one of my favorites so i thought i would share. happy rest of your weekend- hope you have a little down before you start all of your family's festivities.

Friday, December 21, 2012

friday fill-ins

IMG_2640 by alteredstatesstudio
IMG_2640, a photo by alteredstatesstudio on Flickr.

and here we go.....

  1. ahhhhhh, i am done christmas shopping!
  2. i'm preparing to be published for the first time!! so excited!
  3. creating a christmas goodies wonderland here....been baking up a storm.
  4. i will need some relaxation.
  5. kick start myself to not eat EVERY goodie i see- i know, i know-i just mentioned the christmas goodie wonderland....
  6. seriously,....end of the world- i don't think so.
  7. and as for the weekend, tonight i'm looking forward to some girls basketball, tomorrow my plans include making wedding invitations for friends and sunday, i want to go grocery shopping for this next week.  

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

wall from artists against hunger

IMG_2637 by alteredstatesstudio
IMG_2637, a photo by alteredstatesstudio on Flickr.

 this is from the artists against hunger.....this is one of the walls outside of my mom's studio- a mix of some of my things and some of my mom's. we paint really well together; i think because we have similar color pallets and styles. you may recognize a few of my pieces as i think i have posted all of these painting (or portions of the paintings) on this blog at one point or another.

Friday, December 14, 2012

friday fill-ins

IMG_2644 by alteredstatesstudio
IMG_2644, a photo by alteredstatesstudio on Flickr. one more artist trading card.......

and....here we go!
  1. oh, my aching back! (and if you know me, you know, unfortunately, how much i say this......)
  2. baking for christmas sooner, rather than later. and with a friend- cannot wait!
  3. buy one, piece of art or homemade gift this year; the artist will appreciate it.
  4. shop positively! (and be patient....you WILL find the perfect gift- think outside the box).
  5. soon, i'm going to be eating breakfast with my best friend!! love these mornings!
  6. wishing on shooting stars?- absolutely!!just saw one 2 nights ago.....so cool!
  7. and as for this weekend, tonight i'm looking forward to the kids getting ready for the dance at our house, and tomorrow my plans include christmas shopping and basketball, and sunday, i want to bake with my girlfriend and an early family dinner with extended family!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

more artist trading cards

IMG_2640 by alteredstatesstudio
IMG_2640, a photo by alteredstatesstudio on Flickr

here are a couple more of my new artist trading cards.....i really like the circles and the pencil followed up with a calligraphy ink.

Monday, December 10, 2012

artist trading cards

IMG_2643 by alteredstatesstudio
IMG_2643, a photo by alteredstatesstudio on Flickr.

my mom and i played on saturday during the artist's against hunger show, making artist trading cards. we played with watercolors, inks and some acrylics and stencils. here are a couple of my favorite.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

wall from artists against hunger

IMG_2637 by alteredstatesstudio
IMG_2637, a photo by alteredstatesstudio on Flickr.

this is from the artists against hunger.....this is one of the walls outside of my mom's studio- a mix of some of my things and some of my mom's. we paint really well together; i think because we have similar color pallets and styles. you may recognize a few of my pieces as i think i have posted all of these painting (or portions of the paintings) on this blog at one point or another. happy monday!

mom's sunflower painting

IMG_2638 by alteredstatesstudio
IMG_2638, a photo by alteredstatesstudio on Flickr.

this is a sunflower and one of my mom's paintings. it was at the show this weekend and one of my favorites. i love the texture of this painting.

Friday, December 7, 2012

friday fill-ins

IMG_2495 by alteredstatesstudio
IMG_2495, a photo by alteredstatesstudio on Flickr.

and.....here we go!
  1. i saw amazing art being hung for the artists against hunger- opens tonight!
  2. i no longer need just a hint, please! i'm a big girl now. :)
  3. once, my brother and i opened our gifts under the tree before christmas; and taped them back up. sorry mom!
  4. i love the vintage postcards sent at christmas in times past.
  5. the road led to gramma's for the holidays....apple pie, family, and christmas albums playing non-stop.
  6. everything looks better in the morning light.
  7. and as for this weekend, tonight i'm looking forward to visiting with the public about my art, tomorrow my plans include shopping and lunch out and sunday, i want to do more christmas decorating.

Monday, December 3, 2012

letter to St Nick challenge

IMG_2630 by alteredstatesstudio
IMG_2630, a photo by alteredstatesstudio on Flickr.

i saw the other "letters" to St Nick and really wanted to make my own letter. there were no rules for creation- anything would go. i actually started on watercolor paper; added some layers of masking tape and paper; some gesso over all of that- then some stickers, stencils, ink....hope that when december 25 brings St Nick, he likes my letter and brings some change......

Friday, November 30, 2012

friday fill-ins

IMG_2629 by alteredstatesstudio
IMG_2629, a photo by alteredstatesstudio on Flickr.
and.... here we go.....
  1. why is it that i am not done christmas shopping?
  2. how much the dog weighs in meatballs, (this one is for you boys....) that's what i want to know!
  3. hold on- do you hear your wishes whispering to you? listen closely and reach for those dreams.
  4. we are ready for change, but, it needs to come soon.
  5. do you collect something? what is it? i love old, vintage clocks.
  6. remember to live, laugh every day- it is good for you, be with who you love.
  7. and as for the weekend, tonight i'm looking forward to watching my husband play family feud, tomorrow my plans include going shopping with my best friends and the ladies, and sunday, i want to work in my shop to get ready for the upcoming art show- Artists Against Hunger.

Monday, November 26, 2012

yupo paper continued....

IMG_2622 by alteredstatesstudio
IMG_2622, a photo by alteredstatesstudio on Flickr.
this is my newest rendition on the yupo paper....i continued to play and then decided that what it really needed was to add some collage and my favorite french script stamp. ultimately, my plan is to cut this large sheet into several small original works for an up-coming show. :)

 Artists Against Hunger Show  is coming up in two weeks. the show will kick off on friday, dec 7th.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

art journal

IMG_2619 by alteredstatesstudio
IMG_2619, a photo by alteredstatesstudio on Flickr.
here is my newest entry into my art journal. i tried donna downey's technique of putting  sticker numbers underneath and then painting over. i collaged one of my wine label's toad hollow. the label is super cool and as i remember the wine was very good too!

Friday, November 23, 2012

a reminder to have faith- a gift for a friend

IMG_2499 by alteredstatesstudio
IMG_2499, a photo by alteredstatesstudio on Flickr.
when one door closes, another door will open. you must believe.....recently i was reminded of this through a friend. i made her this. it was for her new desk,.......she never doubted.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

"give thanks" door

i had picked up this kitchen cupboard door- it was an sample from a home improvement center; knowing that i would re-purpose it....i lightly sanded it, wiped down and painted it black.

once the black was dry, i used a fairly bright yellowish green and raw sienna. i painted the green all over and used the raw sienna only as an accent on the corners and on the inside along the edges. i then sanded the edges and corners to provide that worn look i was looking for and allow the black to show through.

i then drew the words in pencil and then followed up with a sharpie and a coat of spray varnish to keep my cupboard looking good! and i deeply apologize.....i saw this idea on another blog and i now, i cannot find it to share the link (thought i had pinned it....). my door looks very similar, so, if you have seen something like this- please leave me a note so i can give proper credit. thanks!

Monday, November 19, 2012

i had started another art journal...mainly because it is a music notebook and liked how the paper was ruled. i have seen several other journal on different paper and liked how those looked. i decided that the cover was way too boring... there was a nice watercolor palette close and i just started to paint.
add a few little details- i like the blue arrows....


here is the cover as it is now. i don't like my green blob at the bottom, but, collage can fix that easily enough. it is not the most beautiful, but, i did have a good time!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

model drawing

thursday night i went over to the city and joined my mom at the university to go to the model drawing class. the model for the evening was a very agile young man who did almost impossible poses. i am not evening willing to show a glimpse of the quick 3 minute warm up sketches- you would think your five year old had done them....

this was his last pose and he held this for 40 minutes. i wasn't as happy with my paper- i was wishing i had some colored paper for the pastels to show up better on, but, what do you do....the other thing i learned that night, is that india ink does not like to be on top of pastel- at all.....friday morning, i was liking my drawing much better. i decided it was probably in direct correlation to the amount of competition at home versus the university.... :), but, i do like it now- it is what i would term "my speed."

Friday, November 16, 2012

friday fill-ins

 
and here we go......
  1. if you have an art journal- leave me a note so i can come and visit!
  2. you DO NOT want me singing la, la, la; or anything else for that matter (so tone deaf....).
  3. i have to ask you- what is your favorite pie? thanksgiving is next week!
  4. not many vices; but, definitely a creature of habits.
  5. i didn't have time this week to be on pinterest...almost a sin, huh?! wanna follow me?
  6. vintage silverware is something i love beyond reason- almost need therapy...
  7. as for this weekend, tonight i'm looking forward to spending time at home, tomorrow my plans include a local auction and some basketball, and sunday, i want to spend some time in my studio!

Monday, November 12, 2012

paper doodles



i loved the colors....happy monday!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

i want grass in my living room now....



love the song....so addicted! and i think i want a pomp too!! happy saturday!

Friday, November 9, 2012

and here we go.....
  1. one time, i took a leap of faith and started this blog. (from humble beginnings....)
  2. my art journal, is something that makes me smile.
  3. seven words i love: vintage, rusty, worn, loved, believe, dream, happiness.
  4. i love big, fluffy snow; against a blue black night sky.
  5. i looked out the window today and saw light fog.
  6. she believed she could- so she did,.... and that's saying something! believe....
  7. and as for the weekend, tonight i am looking forward to the start of our occasional sale; tomorrow my plans include the second day of our sale, and on sunday, i want to relax.                   .

Thursday, November 8, 2012

last day of wait 'til occasional sale!!





one last evening to finish organizing and arranging and we go live with the occasional sale!!! hoping it goes well...

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

2 days 'til occasional sale

we will have retro table clothes and some vintage quilts....

and just in case you are getting into the christmas spirit early- we have a very cute retro gold tree with some vintage bulbs. the last couple of nights we have been pricing and arranging....i think we have a good, clear vision of what our occasional sale will look like. i cannot wait to greet our shoppers and see their reactions.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

3 days 'til occasional sale....

my partners had taken out most of their stuff this past weekend, so last night was my first glimpse at the items that will be for sale at our occasional sale. i can already tell you....i'm in trouble! i loved some of the things that were already there; like this adorable small, orange pitcher.

and i am such a sucker for globes....and this one is big! and so cool....

and can someone say vintage glitz?! cuz we have a retro glam 4 chair dinette set in great condition.

looking for vintage items for the kitchen? we would have you covered. i love the yellow and white vintage tins! going back out tonight with another load and to get stuff priced. i will keep you posted.....