Kristin Peterson: mixed media, collage, painter, artist

Monday, July 31, 2017

finger painting

my mom would totally be correcting my poor grammar here..... goodness.

anyway....was working on samples for an up coming in-person class close to home.

loved the colors and how my fingers looked.

i know it is monday, but make a promise to yourself to spend 20 minutes in the studio today. 

you owe it to yourself.

happy monday.

xo. kristin

Friday, July 28, 2017

layered collage {deconstructed}

collage. layered. paint. 

water. spray. spritz. soggy.

pick. peel. reveal.


happy friday.

xo. kristin

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

she {drawn}

wednesday....last wednesday of july.

summer almost over. school will resume.


except this is a larger shift. on many fronts.

empty nesters.
new possibilities.

happy wednesday.

xo. kristin

Monday, July 24, 2017

bingo {collaged}

a little art therapy in the form of a vintage bingo card and some paint covered fingers.

doesn't it feel good to cut paper?.....jagged cut, sure. sharp cornered edge, maybe. flat side, probably. 

imperfect circle happiness.

and then, sewn. 

sewing. (aaaaah. again...happiness)

with pink thread.

except......look the book paper and the words. 

omg.....really?! that was what i seriously cut out? AND glued down?

dang it.

happy monday to you.

xo. kristin

Friday, July 21, 2017

perfectly imperfect {she would be}

i had an idea that i thought would work (seemed good in my head anyway)....but the reality was that it didn't work at all. 

at all.

she would be perfectly imperfect.

may your weekend be filled with the perfectly imperfect.

xo. kristin

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

new paint {view- art journal}

new paint. golden. turquoise (phthalo). art journal.

serious love. 

where have you been all my life?

xo. kristin

Monday, July 17, 2017

sewingswag {view of details- paintbrush bags}

Want (or need?!) to see my paintbrush/ pencil bags up close? here is the short video i put together to show the details and stitching.

happy monday.....

xo. kristin

Friday, July 14, 2017

sewingswag {paintbrush bag}

may your weekend by filled with polka dot happiness.


commissioned paintbrush/ pencil bag

  • hand-dyed background bag fabric
  • fabric scraps- cotton and linen
  • clothing tag- well used
  • sewing notions- rick rack, and little pink balls

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

barmaid [delivered}

yep....calling this girl done...... she is now serving.

  • gesso'd canvas
  • pencil- to write liquor; details of circles
  • newspaper
  • homemade papers....lots of homemade papers
  • deli paper- that is what i did her face on first and then, moved it to the canvas
  • acrylic paint- glazed over top
  • hi-flow acrylics
  • watercolor crayon
  • charcoal- shadow; shading
  • stabilo pencil in black- face details

signed and sealed....really like my little added cocktail!

loved this corner and the pop of blue....details.

you can see the strips of newspaper and layers of homemade papers here.

happy humpday.

xo. kristin

Monday, July 10, 2017

community {painted rocks}

my little community has been organizing a kindness rocks- positive messages group on FB. i joined and couldn't wait to paint my rocks. 

i dug around and found my rocks in my front yard around my flowers.

most had a flat top and interesting shape. i tried to find a variety of shapes to paint.

i used acrylic paint, gold ink, stencils and stamps to make mine; finished with a fixative spray to seal.

here is a little video to show my finished rocks:

may this brighten your day.

happy monday.

xo. kristin

ps- did you sign up today? i have some big stuff cooking and want to share with you first.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

recap {last week; day 3-4}

composition and design using our made papers.

here are a couple of the pieces i made while at class taught by Jennifer Stone

did you see a pop up today when you visited? i have some big stuff cooking and would like to share with you the news as i can so be sure to sign up with your email address. 

i promise it will only be for me to share super cool art news- classes, new products, and tips...good stuff. i am offering a 20% discount code for my etsy store or if you saw something on my instagram feed but don't see it in my store....message me and i will honor the 20% discount code for anyone who signs up by the end of July.

happy weekend to you.

xo. kristin

Friday, July 7, 2017

recap {last week; day 2}

and then we made papers...... because this was my second time through the class i knew that i mostly used the stained papers and the black and white papers- so that is what i mostly made. 

i now have again a ridiculous stack of papers! which is a good thing to have if you are a mixed media artist.

happy friday.

xo. kristin

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

recap {last week; day one}

the last week of june i attended an art class: stamp carving and making papers. we had a fantastic time. great group of people and wonderful teacher, jennifer stone- full of tips and tricks and thorough explanations. you can see her schedule and other artists that she is bringing in.

the stamps below are her most-fabulous stamps....the one closest in the pic actually say, "steal....and you die."

it is soooo almost worth the that one. 

her's below are made from moo carve. this is nice to carve as it is relatively easy to carve into versus the huge erasers from the dollar store. the erasers work too, but, a bit more difficult to carve. 

and then there is fun-foam! have you made stamps with fun foam? this is quick and so easy!  you just need to have the sticky foam. super fun! 

i did circles....(happiness.....).

we used our stamps to stamp on papers to use in other things. such as my work below. this is early on but, you can see that i used my circle stamped paper in this one. 

i turned the piece- but, below is the final version of this work.

fun foam stamps.....

happy humpday!

xo. kristin

Monday, July 3, 2017

monday {line up}

composition. variety. colors. odd number. shapes. contrast. center of interest.

after spending a week at an art class above is what i ask myself. what do i see.

i want to go back to work this morning about as much as i want to go to the dentist........(sorry big-girl job).....

i love sidewalk chalk. and couldn't resist this line up. and all the delightful scribbles and doodles that sidewalk chalk brings.

happy monday.

i have missed you all here.

xo. kristin