Author Archives: Katherine Montalto

2020 07 Newsletter

Some Highlights from July 2020.

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

I created line art portraits of cats in Black and White with markers and brush pen and created the same portraits again in color with color pencils. Here is the zine of portraits in color. Here is the zine of BW portraits.

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

I wrote a poem inspired by the Boltzmann brain thought experiment and created an illustration and music to go with. I’m trying to animate it but haven’t quite got the hang of animation yet. Stay tuned. Maybe I’ll have something put together next month or in the near future.

I created some art for the Rubin Museum Lotus Effect project. They’ve featured it on their social media and I’ve mailed the original to be a part of an exhibition when the museum opens after the pandemic.

I started using beepbox and online sequencer to make music. I created a soundcloud and posted my first song to it.

I’ve been trying to write more fiction and this list of prompts has been very helpful.

The short story I wrote based on this prompt was accepted by Thorn Lit Magazine and will be featured in the January issue.

Redbubble now has Jigsaw Puzzles and aprons available.

Here are my newest Redbubble  designs:

BW Tiger

Green Lion

Boltzmann brain

2020 07 02 sketchbook

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

During this weird time, new items have become available. . .
and you can now get my art on masks in my redbubble store and my teepublic store.

Subscription Package

Here is the subscription box for July 2020.

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.

Boltzmann Brain

Maybe you’re just a Boltzmann brain

Springing forth spontaneously from the void

For a brief moment

A moment and an eternity

You remember all of human history

And everything before

The tiny point of light at the singularity

The burst of the big bang

The formation of the universe

Will you remember the end

The falls and the collapses of

Empires and stars

The heat death

The decay

The

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Back into the void

The Lotus Effect

I made an origami lotus for the Rubin Museum Lotus Effect project
http://ow.ly/QkVF50AGv14

THE LOTUS EFFECT
A PARTICIPATORY INSTALLATION FOR TIMES OF TRANSFORMATION
ON VIEW
JUNE 18, 2020 – JANUARY 11, 2021

Lotuses grow in muddy, murky waters, rise to the surface, and unfold. They bloom untainted by the muck and serve as a reminder, albeit a temporary one, that moments of beauty can emerge from the toughest conditions. In Tibetan Buddhism, this sacred symbol is associated with purity, awakening, transformation, and compassion, and it appears in works of art at the Rubin Museum.

For The Lotus Effect, we invite you to fold an origami lotus of your own and contribute it to a physical installation at the Rubin Museum when we reopen. The installation will serve as a community-built symbol of gratitude for the people and things that help us get through difficult moments.

2020 07 Cats BW

2020 07 Cats in Color

2020 07 Sketchbook

2020 06 Newsletter

Some Highlights from June 2020.

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

I created line art portraits of birds in Black and White with markers and brush pen and created the same portraits again in color with color pencils. Here is the zine of portraits in color. Here is the zine of BW portraits.

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

This month’s digital painting is Yayoi Kusama.

I started using beepbox and online sequencer to make music to accompany my zine and sketchbook videos. I created a soundcloud and posted my first song to it.

I’ve been trying to write more fiction and this list of prompts has been very helpful.

I wrote a short story based on this prompt. Let me know if you are interested in being a beta reader for it.

Redbubble now has duffle bags and backpacks available.

Here are my newest Redbubble  designs:

2020 06 16 bird BW

2020 06 09 Bird in Color

Polka Dots and Pink Hair

2020 06 01 sketchbook

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

During this weird time, new items have become available. . .
and you can now get my art on masks in my redbubble store and my teepublic store.

Subscription Package

Here is the subscription box for June 2020.

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.