Krista Benskin's Profile

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Hello! My name is Krista Benskin and I am a self-taught artist and the one woman band known as Dazzling Peacock.    I am also a wife and proud momma to 2 cats.  Our  2 fur babies often makes me feel as though we have kids especially when I catch myself getting onto the cats for being too rowdy in the house.  I enjoy having beautiful pieces throughout my home, but have reconsidered purchases in the past because all I could see were the shattered bits after a kitty chase gone bad.  Speaking with others who had the same issues as a result of either pets or children became the purpose for developing my paper mache line for all to enjoy. I feel that decor should reflect and bring together all personalities that will be using a living space. The decor pieces I create is a true celebration and opportunity to inject colorful and whimisical art into the home.  I create art that will always have a story because it is unexpectadley made out of…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 29
  • Joined December 28, 2011

Favorite materials

Paper, paper mache, acrylic paint, LED lighting

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DazzlingPeacock
Custom and Pre-made Paper Mache Pet...

About

Hello! My name is Krista Benskin and I am a self-taught artist and the one woman band known as Dazzling Peacock.    I am also a wife and proud momma to 2 cats.  Our  2 fur babies often makes me feel as though we have kids especially when I catch myself getting onto the cats for being too rowdy in the house.  I enjoy having beautiful pieces throughout my home, but have reconsidered purchases in the past because all I could see were the shattered bits after a kitty chase gone bad.  Speaking with others who had the same issues as a result of either pets or children became the purpose for developing my paper mache line for all to enjoy. I feel that decor should reflect and bring together all personalities that will be using a living space. The decor pieces I create is a true celebration and opportunity to inject colorful and whimisical art into the home.  I create art that will always have a story because it is unexpectadley made out of paper, a story that will grow as it becomes part of your life. 
I have had many ask me why I chose the name I did for my business instead of just using my own name.  Well, who doesn't want to be dazzled by the pieces that decorate their space? Aside from the fact that I am obsessed with peacocks, I also love that peacocks are a symbol of renewal.  Getting back in touch with my creative self and embarking on this business journey has been a definite period of renewal for me.  Also, I try to recycle materials in the production of each piece and use LED bulbs in the lighting.   Hence, the birth of Dazzling Peacock! My impetus for sharing my love of all things nature and those special furry and non-furry critters in our homes.

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