I am Kristina Vanderwater owner and artist behind Bouncing Off The Walls. It is my mission to bring ideas to life through artwork that evokes meaningful and sentimental emotion while simultaneously building a community that feels inspired to create.
I started Bouncing Off The Walls in 2004 originally as a mural artist. I traveled to homes to bring walls to life, making friends along the way. In 2006 my first child was born followed by my second only 18 months later (we now have three!) Raising babies and trying to paint murals was tricky so I decided I needed a way to continue my art but do it from home. That was when the wooden wall letters were born!
Originally starting on a scroll saw we graduated to a CNC machine when it got tough to keep up which also brought my husband Brennan into the picture. As the man behind the machine this left me to create while he did the dusty work!
With ever changing nursery trends and home decor styles I have evolved my work through the years to make sure I am always offering products that are not only stylish but also have a timeless quality that you will still love years down the road.
In 2020 I tried resin for the first time and an instant love affair was formed. Being able to combine my passion for resin art with the products I've loved creating through the years has ignited a new fire in me making it so I can accomplish my mission to bring personal and sentimental pieces to your home. If you cry a little upon opening your art - even better!
I would like to respectfully acknowledge that the land here in Southern Alberta on which I create is Treaty 7 territory and a traditional meeting ground and home for many Indigenous Peoples which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations, including Chiniki, Bearpaw, and Wesley First Nations. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.