Wednesday, April 29, 2009


today's drawing is pretty boring: (4x6"-ish, pen on paper)

however, with the aid of photoshop, i did this with it:

looks much cooler- i like repeating patterns. just imagine how this would look if continued vertically and horizontally into infinity. i'll give you a hint: pretty. yay.

i am tired. goodnight.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


pen on paper, 6x4"

alternate titles: a) can kristin draw on the train?* b) does kristin get trainsick?** c) ugly bug/uggly buggly

* answer: maybe
** answer: no (hooray!)

Monday, April 27, 2009


pen on paper, 4x6"

a couple of the earlier drawings (#5 and #6) are going to be posted in my etsy shop very soon, but please note that they are *sliiiightly* different now from when i posted them a few days ago- turns out i'm not perfect and had to "adjust" these two drawings when i made a (slight) mistake on each. anyhoo, just letting you know and all.


Saturday, April 25, 2009


rapidograph on paper, 4x6"

i've decided to put these up for sale in my etsy shop, if they turn out ok. :)

Friday, April 24, 2009


pen (gold, blue-green) and rapidograph on paper, 4x6"

also: there are 23 rose bushes in our front yard (!) and they are starting to bloom. this one (below) is particularly stunning. the base of the petals turns yellow and transitions to orange before turning to hot pink. a few weeks ago the bushes were plagued by aphids (they completely covered the buds with their semi-shiny, translucent little bodies), which munched on the buds and caused general funkiness to result. so we bought some seriously nasty chemical pesticide to eradicate those suckers.
NOT. actually, we caught several ladybugs and ladybug larvae in a jar (over by this unkempt, over-grown grassy median less than a block away) and relocated them to the leaves and buds of the rose bushes. the aphids were gone within two weeks, and you can still find a ladybug or two standing guard on a few bushes.

so, to summarize:
1) we spent $0 to take care of our garden-pest problem
2) we spent less than one hour gathering and "applying" our "pesticide"
3) we do not have to re-apply
4) we can enjoy, prune and pick the flowers without get chemical grossness on ourselves
5) the roses are happy!

in other news, i retract the statement i have made multiple times in the past about california not having "unpredictable" weather. "unpredictable" must still be pretty loosely defined, but in the past week the temperature shot from the mid-70s up over a hundred (within two days), and then plunged back down into the "bearable" range again four days later. now it's in the low 70s again and cloudy. weird.

that's all. happy friday!

Thursday, April 23, 2009


acrylic and rapidograph on paper, 4x6"

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


acrylic and rapidograph on paper, 4x6"

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


rapidograph and other inks, gold on paper; 4x6"

Monday, April 20, 2009


i got batteries! i took pictures!
for the first photo we have the large, awkward bookshelf-thing that b and i discovered one evening.

next, the solid-wood table that i lugged two blocks.

third, the living room! new and improved!

aaaand the bookshelf i pulled from a dumpster, which looked like this before being painted "serene surrounding":

and, last but not least, the first two installments of my daily drawing regimen:

that's all. just some picamatures that were long over-due. guten nacht.

Friday, April 17, 2009

quelle bonne idee...

the daily drawing. it doesn't matter how large or small, or which medium/media i use, or how good it is. it just has to be every day (possibly excluding weekends, but we'll see). i'll post today's as soon as i get those dang batteries (sigh). anyway, i need to draw every day. my little bio there to the left says it's what i want to do all day long, but in reality i'm not so good at practicing my "craft". i'm counting on you, dear readers, to keep me accountable. thankee :)

in other news:
1) it's supposed to be in the 90's this weekend and early next week?? oh, goodie.
2) i finished listening to the harry potter series on audiobook earlier today. i found it quite enjoyable. books six and seven were a little too intense for me, but (*spoiler alert*) everything ends happily. yay.
3) b and i are going to pick up some furniture this weekend! and maybe we'll even remove the rest of his belongings from the wesley house, too...finally. ;)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


i'm in another treasury! (bottom right..."this is the desert" children's book turned blank journal)

three fun things!

1) extremely delicious smoothie:
1 cup milk
3 Tb hot cocoa mix
2 Tb chocolate syrup
5 ice cubes
Handful spinach leaves (fresh)
2/3 cup frozen blueberries

In a blender, combine milk thru syrup. Blend on low for a few seconds. Add the remaining ingredients and blend ‘til smooth. Makes about two cups. It’ll be a beautiful, deep purple, and it tastes good, too! (I’d take a picture of mine, but my camera is out of batteries, and we currently don’t have any AA batteries to replace them. Booo.)

2) I want to try this!!: From Egg to Art

3) Kittehs. They are funny: Cat Ambush!