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New Years

I did nothing for New Years.

I’ve been very busy even though I haven’t been posting.

WordPress is very difficult to navigate. I made a page specifically for my art, but uploading art there and on my blog seems rather tedious and makes me avoid doing it. So I’m just going to use my blog as my “portfolio” and people will just have to deal with it. Not that it’s a burden.

All of these were done yesterday or last week.

My resolutions for this year, the list, is minimal. Stop biting my lip, sit up straight, and some other things.

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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.

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