Author Archives: Katherine Montalto

2024 04 Newsletter

Some Highlights from April 2024.

I will be making a zine of fruit art each month this year. Here is the fruit artwork for April and the fruit art zine for April.

I made sketchbook art this month with WELLOKB Alcohol Markers on paper. Print out a free zine of the art here.

I’ve been writing poetry based on a mastodon  community of writers who share haiku prompts everyday. Read the haiku here. Print out a zine of the poems here.

Zine libraries are welcome to print out my zines and put them in their collections. Please contact me to let me know.

It’s Spring here in the northern hemisphere. Get my art on T-shirts and mini skirts in my redbubble store.

Here are my newest Redbubble  designs:

2024 04 sketchbook 01

2024 04 sketchbook 02

2024 04 sketchbook 03

2024 04 sketchbook 04

You can also find my art on stuff in my TeePublic and Society6 stores.

Subscription Package

Here is the subscription box for April 2024.

If you’d like to support me on a continuous regular basis you can set up a monthly donation to my art supply fund. There are 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.

All of my original artwork, writing, and music are available for purchase and for licensing. I am available for other creative services as well. See them here. If interested please contact me here.

2024 05 Sketchbook

marker on graph paper

2024 05 Haiku

long leafy tendrils
a secret place to rest in
hidden from the wind

held up to your ear
hear the sea in your body
symphony of blood

first too hot summer
born at the start of the end
The Anthropocene

control buoyancy
up to five hundred gallons
of spermaceti

grave risk and deep doubt
an imbalance of power
loss of confidence

it’s the only soap that works
in this dishwasher

2024 04 Sketchbook

marker on paper

2024 04 Haiku

pink ribbons of light
streamers dance across the sky
tangled in the trees

longer days in spring
little flowers in the grass
first pollinators

breakdown of tissue
things not working as they should
flesh growing older

teeth chattering cold
layer of sweat over skin
head on fire

hidden memory
left locked deep inside my brain
best not remembered

cosmic debris
a ring of of garbage
orbiting around the earth
cluttering the sky