Kristin Peterson: mixed media, collage, painter, artist

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

redo..... {charmer}

i had been looking at some of the artists that inspire me and was overwhelmed with the need to get to the studio.....

monday night, i made it to the studio to try my hand with what had become a complete obsession in my head; now finally, out on paper.

it is a charmer.

here is a quick view video:

happy hump day.

xo. kristin

Monday, January 29, 2018

planner art..... {she doodles}

when i travel it is so hard being a mixed media artist, as you can never bring enough art supplies; and then, there are the travel restrictions on what you can bring and the size....

so when i travel, i only take a few things which pushes me outside of my comfort zone and forces me to use different things to create.

the initial drawing was also drawn with my eyes closed; as long as i am pushing......may as well push a little more.....

happy monday.

xo. kristin

Friday, January 26, 2018

ledgers..... {1800's}

i had attended the local art meeting at the county historical center and could hardly focus on the meeting with these 1800's ledgers sitting on a shelf directly behind me....

the penmanship was outstanding as only 1800's penmanship can be.

was thinking i wanted to smuggle a couple of those ledgers out; i should have brought a big purse. (kidding!!.... i think....)


xo. kristin

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

to keep or not to keep

had to make another card for a friend, and i loved how this one turned out- to the point that i considered keeping it....

but, in the cosmic scheme of karma, if you love something set it free (right?....)

and so, all packaged up and ready to mail out today.....

happy hump day. 

xo. kristin

Monday, January 22, 2018


couldn't wait to use my new Soulful Scribbles mini stencils from Traci Bautista....(posted to my youtube channel)

i grabbed a Woodland Artpops card- rubbed a little smidge of my gold craft paint and then rolled payne's grey through my stencil onto the artpops card.....

total happiness.

and my mom came and hung out for a bit in the studio yesterday.....

do you snap?..... find me- kristin peterson (alteredstatesstudio)

happy monday.

xo. kristin

Friday, January 19, 2018

teabag art..... {similar fashion}

you and i.......

.......similar fashion.

listed in my etsy store


xo. kristin

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

altered calendar....

feeling deep withdrawal for paint on my fingers and my pencils carving into my wet paint after the long weekend of stripping wallpaper and no studio time.

.....finally made it to the studio last night. 

i had purchased a calendar at Target this last week (for a dollar!! in the first section of stuff they always have by the front entrance) and was hoping to be able to alter it.....
and i am happy to say- it is working like a charm.

a little gesso, some paint, an art sticker tape, and stamping.....

i am working on editing a video to show you how i am altering the calendar..... coming soon.

xo. kristin

Monday, January 15, 2018

sticker..... {work}

when i cut out the sticker on the packaging and bring it to work.....

do you know Mystele? i just love her work. 

her girls are so whimsical, magical..... 

i hung this above my desk so when i look up, i see this; and it brings me a moment of artful magic.

happy monday.

xo. kristin

Friday, January 12, 2018

valentines..... {artpops}

wanna know how i made this adorable valentines? click here to watch my video and be sure to subscribe to my channel. 

only techy enough to be dangerous here..... but, did manage to figure out the edits!! :)


happy weekend.

xo. kristin

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

charming challenge

are you participating in Roben-Marie's charming challenge?.... she is doing an affirmation alphabet that she turned into charms. 

these are a couple of charms i have made so far..... the round is a metal circle key label and the small square below is an inch by inch mini canvas.

sometimes you have to be brave to come to the studio and work even if you are not inspired; or you have to be brave to post your work on social media (heaven knows my style is not everyone's style).

but, participating in the art community is worth it. i have met so many art friends over this art journey that makes it worth it all..... you are my community that means so much to me. 

  • views on the blog 
  • comments about the blog post
  • just being able to share my work (and of course.... only the good stuff- haha! the rest goes under the counter to be gesso'd and used again and we are not going to talk about that mountain....)

love the little stitching on the canvas and the little paperdoll.

here is to you- my community.

xo. kristin

Monday, January 8, 2018

it is good to be the king..... {paperdolls}

these paperdolls are like the kings of the mountain in the corner of my studio....

this corner tends to be wide and deep..... (a little creative chaos is good for the soul- creativity doesn't always come from having everything, but rather limitations)


happy monday.
xo. kristin

Thursday, January 4, 2018

teabag art....... {paperdoll}

i have been working on teabags and so loving my Tim Holtz paperdolls i purchased at Michael's.....

and totally made myself laugh when i finished this one and went to photograph it, as it looks like the words might say, "help me." 

it may have been a subliminal message after the holidays and no studio me. i may need therapy..... oh wait a minute..... i am good. 

art is therapy.

happy thursday.

xo. kristin

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

contemplating.... {2018}

still contemplating 2018......

cannot seem to land on any one word; but, i do know this.....

  • stay true to you 
  • do good work (whatever that is)
  • push your boundaries- no personal growth was ever found within safety

so here is to 2018 and all that it will bring.

xo. kristin