Kristin Peterson: mixed media, collage, painter, artist

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 changes....studio 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

details


details.

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