" I am inspired by triggers of nature, passages of time, and objects of beauty and color; not so much by perfection or neatness or new, but more of old and worn and authentic, things full of possibilities and inspiration. Most often I work from the inside out. Working without the fear of perfection frees my imagination and provides many opportunities for happy accidents and grace to influence the finished product."
Kim Collister is an accomplished self taught mixed media artist, Texas transplant, living in Central Arkansas. She is a regular contributor to Stampington and Company and she is a member of the Design Team for Retro Cafe Art Gallery. You can purchase her work on Etsy and FB.  She can also be found on social media: Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. Some of her most recent assemblages can be found at www.kinksandquirks.com and www.shopthesideshow.com in Williamsburg, VA
She welcomes email at ShopImgirl@gmail.com

    "If I only subscribe to making one thing in life, then I am 
limiting myself and my abilities,.. my dreams
I want to do it all and try it all.
You don't have to be good...
You just have to be brave."

Kim Collister    


  1. Hi Kim, Just saw your wonderful article in the latest Somerset Studio mag and had to drop a line. It is beeeautiful!! You are amazing! I adore how you used the old watercolor paint pallets. Such imagination. Are these all your old, used up ones, or do fellow creatives give you theirs? Where do you find them all, as using up watercolor pallets can be a lifetime career.
    Again, Kim, your work is stunning and really makes me smile! Keep up the fun, fun, colorful work.


    1. Hi Lynn,
      Thank you for your comment. I am always on the lookout for paint tins especially vintage ones. The best place to find them is at flea markets,estate sales, and online and of course friends who so generously remember you.

  2. Hi Kim, Love your shrines. I am just about finished with the bird cage shrine for my sister's birthday. How did you glue down the bird in the center to make it look 3d? Please let me know. Ann Tyler tylerataura@gmail.com

    1. Ann,
      I sent you an email, I hope you received it and I hope you enjoyed making this Bird Cage Shrine as much as I did! What a wonderful gift for your sister!!


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