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......