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Yesterday was cooler

Yesterday was the first day that I really noticed a change in the air. The leaves are still green but it’s much cooler than even last week. It smells awesome out.

It reminds me of being a kid and the first days of school. There is nothing like the smell of September mornings. And the sight.

I didn’t take it for granted that I grew up in a small town. I obviously still miss home every day. I loved every minute of it. I was always in the bushes running around, following trails and having the luxury of playing without fear of anything or anyone.

Being introverted and shy was really awful but it was also really rewarding too. It’s not like I didn’t have friends, but no one understands you like you do.

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By Afonso Abstract Art

Hello, my name is Kristina. I always knew I was a creative-type person but I just didn’t have a name for it in grade two. I grew up working in my dad's art gallery. After high school, I pursued art at Capilano University in Vancouver, BC; and from there, went onto obtain a bachelor of design with honours at the University of Alberta.

Kandinsky said, “it is evident therefore, that colour harmony must rest only on a corresponding vibration of the human soul.”

I make minimalist, gestural, abstract art. I aim for integrity; the only idea I follow is to be true and honest to my art. I hope that viewers feel a sense of freedom and austerity.

Typically, the material inspires me, followed closely by a compulsion to draw, which ends up leading me. Usually, I do not have a specific idea in mind. I do everything spontaneously, but not always, I have my considered portions. It’s never the same though. It’s unpredictable.

I love to work with oils and pencil. Watercolour is not far behind. Willow bark and conte are also in the top five.