Kristin Peterson: mixed media, collage, painter, artist

Friday, September 29, 2017

would be ok {she/ art journal}

she would be ok.

she would.

knew september would be difficult. feel like i have been holding my breath as i moved through the month. 

slowing letting that breath out and inhaling again.

mixed feeling about going to the studio (damn doubt hanging on the edge, trying to creep in); but knowing i would feel better if all i did was even sit down there. i was right. the sounds of my music playing. the smell with my little burner on. the colors and controlled (ok- maybe not so controlled) chaos of the permanent stage of my studio. yep.

i would be ok.

happy pre-weekend.

xo. kristin

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

sediment details {planner art}

details of the unfiltered goodness from my planner.

why write and schedule when you can dream and draw to fill the time?

limited supplies while i was traveling and i did write about being in the airport and realizing i loved the black ink pen i had brought to use. why wasn't i using this pen more- as the pen was hidden away in a drawer.....silly me.

happy wednesday.

xo. kristin

Monday, September 25, 2017

scribbles {art journal}

pencil scribbles and obsession with this color combo.....

quinacridone nickel azo gold and payne's grey

happy monday.

xo. kristin

Friday, September 22, 2017

sometimes truthfully it is better in black and white.

i have been struggling to make it to the studio to do anything. between work and home projects that needed attention before the weather really time has been nil.

so much, so that doubt and that fragile personal artistic view of what i can do was creeping in to tunnel my vision at the worst time as i have deadlines coming.

wanting to find some inspiration and push myself out of this funk- i realized i hadn't posted this face. maybe for various reasons (damn doubt)....but, it is interesting and raw. 

and to be honest...sometimes that is all that is needed. nothing close to perfect or pretty. but, to add some quirky artist randomness, i had used this page for whatever reason as a color palette testing out colors along the edges. silly girl.

black and white.

the rawness and shades of grey.

sometimes the best.

stumbling  through this dark tunnel.

happy friday.

xo. kristin

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

homemade stamp

just love making these homemade foam stamps... 

never done that you say?! super easy.....

find sticky back foam sheets- i had gotten my package from walmart in fun bright colors. to make the back piece, i normally cut a square and then fold in half (these are super sticky!!! fyi....) to provide a little more stability to the stamp; although it isn't necessary- you certainly can do a single sheet.

if you do a single sheet for the back instead of folding in half- do not use the sticky back! this should then be just the regular foam. 

but use the sticky back foam for the actual shapes for the front of the stamp itself. 

i always like circles- or some variation of circles; and love the lines (mine is the one hiding on the right hand side with the pink background and purple stripes above). you will notice that i waste nothing....when i cut the circles, i realized that my first set were too big for the top background- so i cut those down to fit and then used that outside circle edging and put those onto another background.

this is my pile of used foam stamps.....

happy hump day.

xo. kristin

Monday, September 18, 2017

simplicity {art journal}

sometimes the monochromatic simplicity is all that i am capable of. and really, sometimes it is all that is needed. 

  • had used this page as a palette; loved the simplicity of the color, with the lights and darks
  • pencil
  • stencil with white paint (stencilgirl)

happy monday. 

xo. kristin

Friday, September 15, 2017



the colors run and pool. collecting in unexpected places; filling those blank spots with color. the collection tells a story all of its' own.

so many stories written, painted and glued.

dreams of sharing. big news will be coming soon.

happy friday.

xo. kristin

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

colorlust {bday card}

total infatuation with these colors

quin nickel azo gold & paynes grey

and the simplicity of the card

mailing off this birthday card with a little something along with a huge care package. so weird that we wont be there on his birthday. weird. i know....not really. he is at college and is supposed to leave home at this age....but, he is the youngest and i am still adjusting.

the whole empty nest is strangely nice at times; and just empty at others.

xo. kristin

Monday, September 11, 2017

tag {monochromatic}

this monochromatic tag story would be sordid and layered and not to be judged

  • underpainted used file folder
  • fabric scraps
  • layered painted book paper
  • masking tape
  • machine sewing; hand sewing

Thursday, September 7, 2017

tag {add on}

Roben-Marie's tag add on challenge

the original tag piece is watercolor paper in the middle portion with golden yellow.

add ons:
  • book paper with payne's grey
  • washi tape
  • cardboard piece
  • tab edge of manilla folder
  • fabric pieces

xo. kristin

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

tag {squared}

when it is hip to be square.... playing along with Roben-Marie's week long tag challenge

Are you playing?

  • thickened notecard (glued two together); cut to square
  • homemade stamp (stacked circles); painted over
  • pencil
  • hi-flow acrylics in various colors
  • stencil (although i was heavy-handed with the paint, and used a water wash to remove some of the paint)
  • sari ribbon

happy short week!

xo. kristin

Friday, September 1, 2017