Author Archives: Katherine Montalto

2019 03 Sketchbook Zine

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Check out a slideshow of the art here.

2019 03 Sketchbook

2019 02 Flowers

February 2019 Thought Portal

Here are my favorite Thought Portal posts of February.

We need to talk more about how many of the food rules targeted at women come from men who will never have our bodies or wrestle with our cultural expectations—

J Dilla and Lo-Fi Hip-Hop.

In Her First Race, Kamala Harris Campaigned as Tough on Crime — and Unseated the Country’s Most Progressive Prosecutor.

Your survival has never depended on your knowledge of white culture. In fact, it’s required your ignorance.

One of the main reasons I have chosen not to have children is because I think consciousness is a burden that I would never want to condemn anyone to. I wouldn’t go as far as this guy and sue my parents for having me without my permission but I also don’t think I owe my parents any sort of gratitude for bringing me into a world I would rather not be in.

In a new study, researchers uncovered female programmers who made important but unrecognized contributions to genetics.

Archbishop’s register reveals how Joan of Leeds crafted a dummy of her body that was buried, while she pursued ‘the way of carnal lust’

I continue to be disappointed in this country’s amnesia of VERY recent war criminals.

An amazing article about 15 people whose lives are changed by a sudden influx of cash.

The Children of Men and the gross depravity of capitalism.

Send this link to every store you shop at, your state reps, senators, mayors, city planners, county officials, governors. Ask them, what are we doing with our garbage and recycling and what are we doing to design better systems and products to reduce our waste?

He said he would think about buying the moccasins—made with smoke tanned moose hide that takes days to prepare—as he left the center but opted instead to pay more than $200 for a pair of sneakers that cost just a few dollars to manufacture overseas, the profit going to corporations and not an Indigenous artist.

The truth is, men are not the most reliable arbiters of whether sex was consensual.

How can you trust people who clapped harder for Viggo Mortensen playing a white savior than for Spike Lee leaping into Samuel L. Jackson’s arms? One version of the Oscars is beautiful, and one is the truth.

February 2019 Newsletter

Some Highlights from February 2019

Here is my sketchbook work for the month. Follow me on Instagram to see process videos of them as well. Print out a zine of this art work. Get this art on Redbubble gear.

Here are my Line Art Portraits for the month. Print out a zine of this work. Get this art on Redbubble gear.

I’ve also made started drawing buildings. Get this art on Redbubble gear.

Subscription Package

Here is the subscription box for February.

If you’d like to support me on a continuous regular basis you can set up a monthly donation to my art supply fund. Below are all the levels of regular donation you can contribute, everything over a dollar comes with rewards. If you’d like to make a one time contribution go here.

Here are my favorite Thought Portal posts of February.

We need to talk more about how many of the food rules targeted at women come from men who will never have our bodies or wrestle with our cultural expectations—

J Dilla and Lo-Fi Hip-Hop.

In Her First Race, Kamala Harris Campaigned as Tough on Crime — and Unseated the Country’s Most Progressive Prosecutor.

Your survival has never depended on your knowledge of white culture. In fact, it’s required your ignorance.

One of the main reasons I have chosen not to have children is because I think consciousness is a burden that I would never want to condemn anyone to. I wouldn’t go as far as this guy and sue my parents for having me without my permission but I also don’t think I owe my parents any sort of gratitude for bringing me into a world I would rather not be in.

In a new study, researchers uncovered female programmers who made important but unrecognized contributions to genetics.

Archbishop’s register reveals how Joan of Leeds crafted a dummy of her body that was buried, while she pursued ‘the way of carnal lust’

I continue to be disappointed in this country’s amnesia of VERY recent war criminals.

An amazing article about 15 people whose lives are changed by a sudden influx of cash.

The Children of Men and the gross depravity of capitalism.

Send this link to every store you shop at, your state reps, senators, mayors, city planners, county officials, governors. Ask them, what are we doing with our garbage and recycling and what are we doing to design better systems and products to reduce our waste?

He said he would think about buying the moccasins—made with smoke tanned moose hide that takes days to prepare—as he left the center but opted instead to pay more than $200 for a pair of sneakers that cost just a few dollars to manufacture overseas, the profit going to corporations and not an Indigenous artist.

The truth is, men are not the most reliable arbiters of whether sex was consensual.

How can you trust people who clapped harder for Viggo Mortensen playing a white savior than for Spike Lee leaping into Samuel L. Jackson’s arms? One version of the Oscars is beautiful, and one is the truth.

 

January 2019 Newsletter

Some Highlights from January 2019 and some upcoming news for February 2019

I participated in the Night of Thousand Cocks fundraiser at Public Pool. My rooster artwork was featured with many others to help raise $10,000 for the space. The fundraiser is still going. Please donate if you can here.  Cock n’ Draws during gallery hours, Saturdays from 1-6pm. Beer will be provided to artists that come out to participate! Each cock that goes up is available for $40. The Good Tyme Writers Buffet will be closing the show on Saturday, February 23rd, 7-10pm.

The Book Suey writers group is going great! I had my first ever group critique and am stoked by all the useful feedback I got a on short story I wrote a few years ago. I plan to edit and rewrite the story and begin submitting it for publication soon.  Check out the Book Suey Storytelling series for other cool literary events in Hamtramck.

ART

Here is my sketchbook work for the month. Follow me on Instagram to see process videos of them as well. Print out a zine of this art work. Get this art on Redbubble gear.  

Here are my Line Art Portraits for the month. Print out a zine of this work. Get this art on Redbubble gear.

I’ve also made started drawing buildings. Check out the first series here. Print out a zine.

Here are the digital paintings I did in January.

Subscription Package

Here is the subscription box for January.

If you’d like to support me on a continuous regular basis you can set up a monthly donation to my art supply fund. Below are all the levels of regular donation you can contribute, everything over a dollar comes with rewards. If you’d like to make a one time contribution go here.

Here are my favorite Thought Portal posts of January.

There are boulders of grief flying off your shoulders.

Ames knew men who, rather than break their own trail in a hunt, followed another hunter and took that man’s discoveries as his own.

Sinead O’Conner, Marc Maron, Conan, and Prince at parties.

Self-Driving Cars Will Always Be Limited. Even the Industry Leader Admits it.

The Wu. Music to seek revenge to.

January 2019 Thought Portal

Here are my favorite Thought Portal posts of January.

There are boulders of grief flying off your shoulders.

Ames knew men who, rather than break their own trail in a hunt, followed another hunter and took that man’s discoveries as his own.

Sinead O’Conner, Marc Maron, Conan, and Prince at parties.

Self-Driving Cars Will Always Be Limited. Even the Industry Leader Admits it.

The Wu. Music to seek revenge to.

2019 02 Line Art Portrait Zine

Print out a copy of this zine here.

Check out a slideshow of the art here.

2019 02 Line Art Portraits

2019 02 Sketchbook Zine

Print out a copy of this zine here.

Check out a slideshow of the art here.

2019 02 Sketchbook