Published in Skullture

I am part of a hardcover book! I have my work published in a collective! EEE! Thank you, Chris Rigg for the gorgeous photos. And thank you Skullture for this opportunity to be shown next to so many artist I admire!

You can get it on Amazon: Skullture: Skulls in Contemporary Visual Culture

PS – I know I’ve ben gone quite a while. Be expecting an update, all about my newest, biggest project I have been working on that has kept me from the interwebs.


Muertitas finally available in my store

Thank you so much for those who were able to fill out my Coloring Book Questionnaire – it was very helpful. I have gained some insights that never occurred to me previously. I’m sure you have helped me start creating a much stronger brand.
And now to the main event:

Holiday Muertita Sale
Muertitas are back from their travels & ready to find a home!
To celebrate the Season Of Giving, the Muertitas are temporarily priced at
$650 instead of $800 for the month of December.
 Happy Holidays!


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Got a moment to talk coloring books?


Coloring Book Rebrand
If you have a moment, your thoughts would help me greatly!

I have more coloring and activity books that I am making, but there’s something I must do before I get to the magical “3 Or More” books published. My present brand “With Arty” is proving to be more expensive to brand and trademark, simply because a monkey as a symbol is so common (even with rainbow wings and a top-hat), as is the character name “Arty”. So, I am working on a full re-brand. This will include facebook, website, book covers, and a trademark lawyer. But before I take the leap…

Right now would be the perfect time to get your feedback. Even if you have never had a coloring book from me.

It is an anonymous poll.

 Based on your feedback, I hope to re-design and focus in the best possible direction. No answer is mandatory. Answer what you want. Honesty is requested. Please fill this form out only once.

This poll will end November 1st, 2015.



Inktober 2015 Week 1

Jake Parker is an amazing artist. One of my favorite projects by him is his original comic Skull Chaser. My other favorite creation of his is the movement known as INKTOBER! He started for himself (and for you nay-sayers I googled some proof for the sake of a good post), it snowballed, and now we all get to take part and enjoy it because we can’t help ourselves!

For the first time in a long while, I get to participate because instead of doing art shows this fabulous autumn season, I’m focusing on enjoying it as a participant. So, here is my first week of Inktober. For some reason this week I’m really enjoying drawing cats in costumes. I’ve never done this before, and I find it increasingly amusing.

#inktober I'm going to try for this. Today's: pissed off black cat in a pumpkin costume. #catsofinstagram

A photo posted by Kay Oh (@krisztianna) on

#inktober I can't help it, so here's another kitty in a funny outfit. #catsincostumes #catsofinstagram

A photo posted by Kay Oh (@krisztianna) on

#inktober he really doesn't want to be a witch either. #catsincostumes #catsofinstagram

A photo posted by Kay Oh (@krisztianna) on

#inktober some kitties are better suited as witches than others #catsofinstagram #catsincostumes

A photo posted by Kay Oh (@krisztianna) on

#inktober too tired to color in this happy kitty sporting a skelly outfit #catsincostumes #catsofinstagram

A photo posted by Kay Oh (@krisztianna) on

You can stay up to date daily with #inktober on my Instagram, Tumblr, or Facebook Page


October Art Sale!

New stuff available for a limited time!

Since it launched in January of this year, my little shop has been doing well because of your support. Thank you! So, it is time to make room for new products, some bespoke Muertitas, and that means deals.

There are prints available now in the shop that haven’t been there before. Quantities are limited since some of these prints are left from one show or another.

Take advantage of this Fall Season Sale before it’s all gone!


Some examples of the prints available:

LasLaguna-5x7_0001_heathersPortrait_01   Krisztianna_PRINTS_0005_SweetnSlimy_01   Krisztianna_PRINTS_0000_2011_SquidfaceIntroductions_01   Krisztianna_PRINTS__0018_2013_SkullHarvest_01 Krisztianna_PRINTS__0014_2014_UnikittyAndFriend_01 Krisztianna_PRINTS__0000_2014_CrownOfClouds_01

Solo Show Cancelled
I will not be having a solo show this year. 8 Ball Gallery has closed and is moving onto different adventures. I’m working on projects that require some skill building. That kind of learning takes time, so it works out for me. Even more reason to keep the store updated with the new arts, so keep your eyes out for these emails.
As far as Hollywood Forever, I will be going as an attendee to be able to enjoy it fully. When I go as an artist I miss the food, the music, and the altars. This year, Lila Downs will be playing!! < internal freak out > See you there🙂
As always, thank you for your time, support, and attention to my work.


A quick update

Hello there!

It’s been a few months since my last post. Goodness! How the time has flown!

I had quite a bit going on. Working on the Art Lab, learning how to do electrical wiring for the lightning in there, all while pursuing really big new projects! I was hoping to have an awesome collaboration announcement this week, but alas, things fell through and these particular projects will no longer be happening. However, this gives me time for some more personal projects, which I’m pretty fired up about.

Hopefully there will be more updates soon, now that the giant plate of multi-tasking monsters has cleared off, and hopefully I can focus on a few things at a time, instead of LOADS! Also really, really excited to share photos of the Art Lab, with process photos as well.

Take care, and Happy Friday!


Collaboration With Tim Tadder – Las Muertas

Photographed by Tim Tadder: THE FULL BEHANCE PROJECT

His  Website  |  Instagram  |  Facebook

Wardrobe by Julia Reeser: Website   |  Instagram   |   Facebook

Hair & Make-up by Dezi V : Website  |  Instagram  |  Facebook

*  *  * Headdresses, face-paint, and the pattern-halos by ME!  *  *  *

Got some time? Here’s the full story below and behind the scenes photos, as told by cats and Leonard Nimoy.

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My new Online Shop is LIVE!

My internet silence has been for two reasons:

  1. My daytime job in advertising got very busy…very.
  2. I’ve been working on my online shop, which is now ready for its fledgling flight!

Right now it is just prints and original paintings, but once I smooth out any kinks as orders come in, I will eventually open it up to very limited BESPOKE MUERTITA orders!! Yes Ladies, Gentleman, and Genderfluid, you will be able to custom order a Muertita. To be in the first to know when that becomes available, take a moment and sign up for my Newsletter.

So if you are excited to get to that point, please share my shop. Let’s get the word out and start this adventure. If you see anything that you would like fixed in the store, please let me know. Check out the free section for downloads!

Huge plus, this shop ports over to Facebook nicely. If you are into Facebook shares, go to my Facebook Shop Page, find a piece you like, and share from there!



Just an update about my iPad

Hey guess what will be coming back soon: DAILY SKETCHES!! There may be a new iPad, as well as as new stylus and new dodo case in my future. I’ll be upgrading my stylus to a Jot Touch – I hear great things about it with the iPad Air 2  and my favorite drawing app for iPad, Procreate.

Hear that, THIEF! I’VE MOVED ON! I WILL KEEP SKETCHING DIGITALLY, despite your wicked ways! <weeps silently>

I will post when my new buddy (case, iPad, stylus)  is all good and ready, hopefully with a review of my own. There weren’t many reviews for the Jot Touch, at least when it came to what I was interested in knowing.

Aurélien Chevaleyrias – Adonit Jot Touch with Pixelpoint quick review – This review was very informative about the history of how far adonit has come, the actual size of the tip, charging, and much more.

Ben Frank Art – Jot Touch Pixelpoint Review+Procreate : This review was great for showing me what I wanted to see – different brushstrokes, how bad the lag was, the visual distance between the “surface” I was drawing on and the tip of the pen.

Until later!


Tide And Blossom Show Recap – Beer and Buddies!

FINALLY! A Post! Sorry it’s so late. I have been spending my evenings sleeping since the show. Wow. I should do this sleeping thing more often. I feel amazing.

The Short Version

THANK YOU for all those that came out to the opening night of Tide & Blossom at 8 Ball Art Gallery! You guys made it FAAAAAAAAb-u-lus!. The vibe was wonderful, welcoming, mellow. People hung out and chatted, there were drinks, couches, snacks, and hugs. It was tremendously rewarding to have you show up. And for all those who could not make it, but sent messages and good luck wishes, you warmed my heart! Here’s to you guys!

Also, the show will be up until December 5th, so if you want to swing by the 8 Ball Art Gallery , feel free to check it out. There are affordable art prints available! Get some early holiday shopping done.

The Whole Sheboodle – and PHOTOS!

For this show I became a shut-in for most of the year. I still work full-time as a designer at an advertising agency. During the more intense weeks the schedule went something like this:

• Work at design job all day.
• Take the train home from work.
• Eat dinner.
• Shower.
• Change into painting/sculpting clothes.
• Drink tea or coffee, definitely caffeinated while pondering workflow.
• Decide mood based on workflow then turn on music.
• Work into the wee hours of the morning.
• Around 2 or 3 put on pajamas.
• Sleep 4-5 hours.
• Take train to work.
• Start the whole cycle over again.

Weekends were the best because my goodness, I could work all day!

I was not nearly as stressed as last year. Last year I would have nightmares that no one would show and that my pieces would fall off the wall and shatter. I’d wake up in a sweat. This year, I knew at least 10 people would show in person for sure, and I had enough experience to have confidence in my process. So, I had that going for me.

I was excited. I knew all this work was going to be up, seen, and shared (by at least 10 people).

Then…YOU MADE IT AWESOME! SO MANY MORE THAN 10 PEOPLE!!! You sent messages! You shared on facebook! You re-tweeted and got the word out! Those that were able to come, we partied! This is how we party! 

To make the event extra special, we had some great brews from Paperback Brewing Company. (Thank you guys so much!) They  were so generous with their brews at the opening. They really set the mood and had people chatting over them tasty hops. The handcrafted beers at this event were The Refined Bachelor IPA, In The Red Red Ale, and The Sleeping Monarch Milk Stout. Soooo delish. Follow them on Facebook, maybe they’ll post when you can get a taste!

And now for the photos you guys sent me. Thank you for messaging, tagging (woot #TideAndBlossom!!) and sharing. I made sure to not have my phone on me because I wanted to talk with you all and not miss a thing – so I couldn’t take any photos!

Some More People Just Need To Know They Rock

Special thanks to my Husband. Without you, at my best I would be the frantic, scrappy artist, dumpster diving for wood and scampering around in badly ventilated sheds. With you I have a professional face to show the world, a Studio and an Art Lab (photos coming soon!) to work in, and the courage to take on Behemoths like art shows. Also, thank you for your patience while I spent all my time, and lots of your time, getting ready for this show.

Special thanks to the amazing photographer Chris Rigg. There is only so far a little photo of mine will go. Because of you, the Muertitas have gotten so much internet love, have award winning prints, and have been invited to magazine publications! (More on that last one later.)

And special thanks to B.J. – you helped set-up, drive Muertitas around at 3 AM, to and fro, stop and go, helped paint the Art-Lab, bought food, and are always offering a car ride or a tequila shot.

The experience of a lifetime, twice over now. Thank you for reading this far, for following this long, and for caring this much. Let’s see what the future holds!