Sunday, July 24, 2011

Custom bag

This is another custom bag I recently completed for a client who always challenges my pattern making skills! She always has a specific design in mind. This particular bag was based on photos of another bag she used to have. i had to re-create it from photos and guess at measurements. The interior has lots of compartments that were tricky to sew...She wanted it to be soft and slouchy, and I wanted it to be strong enough to last...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

2009 Gouache Paintings on exhibit, for sale..

For the month of August, I will have 8 gouache paintings on archival paper (along with 2 masks and some clay Healing Hands) on exhibit in R Gallery, inside Blick Art Materials. They are all on sale...For more details, go to my facebook:KarynCrisisOfficial.

Monday, July 11, 2011


As I've been deepening my Tarot studies in preparation for my painting show of the Major Arcana in October, I've notice the Tarot is deepening its study of me, and I find myself taking the Fool's journey through the entire deck. I expect this exciting journey to become much more intense while I sharpen my preliminary sketches and begin to paint each Trump. I've decided on the basic size: 13" x 19", but there will be a few that are larger, in the correct proportion, and several smaller sizes, also in correct proportion. Eventually I want to release this as a complete special edition deck, but for now 22 paintings is a huge undertaking; to build the canvases and paint each one in oils, in addition to the mental, physical, and spiritual changes I'll continue to undergo as part of the process.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Custom Bag just shipped out....

Here are a few photos of a custom bag I just finished making and shipped on her way...Later today I begin building canvases for my Tarot show!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Upcoming Art Shows!!!

I am pleased to announce that I have several Painting shows coming up this fall: My Solo "Tarot" show at Sacred Rose Tattoo Gallery in Berkeley, CA October 1st. In November, I'm participation in Ouija themed group show at Articulated Gallery in San Francisco, curated by the lovely Ms. Blood Milk J.Schnabel. I've also just been invited for a solo show at Blick Art Materials in Berkeley, to be announced soon. All the work at Blick will be my tantra/shaman/alchemy/archangel work in gouache on etching papers, large format. When I can better figure out how to post links to these various places I'll return and do that!

Friday, July 1, 2011

In-Progress Paintings

A few peeks at two in-progress paintings...