Sunday, January 13, 2013


Well folks, after an extended intermission, I'm back to blogging, just in a new locale. You may now find me here.

Monday, February 21, 2011


This week's topic on Illustration Friday is "layer", and even though I tried to make myself do something more grand like geological layers, or layers of meaning, all I could really think of was cake layers. Oh well, paint what you know!

Monday, February 14, 2011


For Illustration Friday "sweater", but most of all, Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 06, 2011

New Name

You may notice that instead of Kristin Elder, I'm now Kristin Kwan! I actually got married to my wonderful husband back in 2007, but because of indecision, apathy, and immigration have only just now changed my name. So don't be confused, I'm still the same me, just with a new last name. I've updated my website, which is now, so make sure to update your bookmarks.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


A big red R for the new year. I think it might be a red letter year.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


I just finished this painting for my mother-in-law's birthday, which I am ashamed to say was last month. Sorry Mum!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Friday, November 05, 2010


My old scanner decided to call it quits, which was sad. But I'm pretty excited because I now have a new scanner! It's a monster. See how it dwarfs the little printer beneath.

And here's a sneak peak of what's coming down the pipeline.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

New Growth

I found this in my sketchbook and realized I had meant to post it, but never did.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Back in town

Hi folks. This summer has been a difficult one with the death of my father-in-law, and I've been gone a lot, so I haven't been posting. But I'm back in town and should stay planted for awhile. When we got back I took out the things I had been working on and realized this painting was done. I guess it just needed some time to sit. It's called Contingency Plan.

Friday, July 02, 2010


I had fun with the last pollen drawing and thought I had better do another.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Tree House

Haven't you always wanted a tree house. Don't you think all the time spent in it would be lovely and carefree. Think again! I'm pining for Mad Men.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


My little painting for today, "Flora." It will be added to my Etsy shop soon.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


I made this little drawing for Illustration Friday, "Ripple." This week's topic is being done in collaboration with another blog in an effort to raise money to help the animal victims of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Head on over to the Ripple Sketches Blog to find out how to donate and receive this sketch in the mail.

Friday, June 11, 2010

the temple

And here for you today is a page from my sketchbook.