Category Archives: Art

Happy Halloween!

Fractal Autumn by Karen Gadient, 2014

A tad bit early where some of you are, but still: have a spook-tacular Halloween weekend, wherever your haunts may lead you!

Fractal Autumn. Color and pattern and a bit of fall leaves. Not designed as a Halloween image, but artwork I made ages ago and forgot to share.

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KarPaiTwenMo 2: Art Marathon

KarPaiTwenMo 2: 2014 by Karen Gadient, 2014

While the writing world wrestles with NaNoWriMo, I’m going to spend November much like last year: creating twenty different pieces of artwork.

I call it ‘KarPaiTwenMo‘ (Karen Paints Twenty in a Month). Five per week, gallery print size. This year, I’ve got distractions in November that might overwhelm me somewhat while I try to make art, but I’m certain I can do it.

I may not post five times per week. Still, I’ll share the results here as frequently as possible, and will share all twenty in time.

Best of luck to all of you participating in NaNoWriMo―and a successful November to everyone, no matter what your plans and goals are. Have fun and keep the coffee pot brewing!

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Filed under Art, Color, Creativity, Decisions, Digital Artwork, Imagination, KarPaiTwenMo, NaNoWriMo, Painting

Song of Psyche

Song of Psyche by Karen Gadient, 2014

Song of Psyche. For a larger version and print, please click the image.

Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard. ― Anne Sexton

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Luminous Splash

Luminous Splash by Karen Gadient, 2014

Luminous Splash. For a larger version and print, please click the image.

In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary. ― Aaron Rose

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Friends Needing Help: Urgent Repatriation

Some very dear friends of mine―a family I’ve known for years―are in need of help. They’ve had a rough time of it in the UK, despite efforts to thrive there and remain close to Mike’s father, but their situation has arrived at the point where they must return.

As my mind is full of all they’ve been through―an excerpt:

“We are a family of six, living in the UK. Five members of our family (three of whom have Autism, and related co-morbidities) need to return to the United States. This matter is very urgent, as we are also in a state of homelessness.

We came to England over four years ago, out of a desire for Mike to spend more time with his father, in his golden years.

Recent changes to the United Kingdom’s immigration laws, have made it so we are no longer able to remain as a family within the United Kingdom. Our provider and dad (Mike) will never have the means required to support us in accordance with UK immigration requirements.”

Much more here: Urgent Repatriation Of US Disabled Family

If you donate any amount, I will email you a digital copy [4200x3000px/11x14in @ 300dpi ― JPG or PNG, your choice ― prints well up to 16x20in] of Dreams of Color. This is an artwork that I do not sell on any gallery site, so you’d be one of the few to have it. Just email me to let me know you’ve donated.

Dreams of Color by Karen Gadient, 2014

I realize that immigration is a touchy issue, but I hope you’ll help. If you can’t donate, please spread the word and share the link. Since returning to the US is no longer optional for them, any help is welcome. Thanks for listening!

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Saints Unraveling

Saints Unraveling by Karen Gadient, 2014

Saints Unraveling. For a larger version and print, please click the image.

And that which sings and contemplates in you is still dwelling within the bounds of that first moment which scattered the stars into space.
― Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

Prints and products featuring my artwork: Fine Art America and Society6.

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Furious Vibe

Furious Vibe by Karen Gadient, 2014

Furious Vibe. For a larger version and print, please click the image.

The history of the cosmos
is the history of the struggle of becoming.
When the dim flux of unformed life
struggled, convulsed back and forth upon itself,
and broke at last into light and dark
came into existence as light,
came into existence as cold shadow
then every atom of the cosmos trembled with delight.
— D.H. Lawrence, ‘God is Born’

Prints and products featuring my artwork: Fine Art America and Society6.

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