Tag Archives: Creative Prompts


Kaleidoscopes 1 by Karen Gadient, 2015

Since I’ve been participating in #KaleidoSaturday for a few weeks now, I figured I’d share some of those kaleidoscopes on my blog. Maybe I’ll post them here occasionally―at least the ones I think turned out best. :)

Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.
― Joseph Chilton Pearce

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


Filed under Art, Blogging, Color, Creativity, Digital Artwork, Kaleidoscopes, Prompts, Quotes

Daily Prompt: Red | Outside the Vein

Outside the Vein by Karen Gadient

Photographers, artists, poets: show us RED.


Filed under Art, Blogging, Color, Digital Artwork, iPad Art, Prompts

Daily Prompt: Water

Islands from the Clouds by Karen Gadient, 2014

Islands from the Clouds: I’ve always loved the view from an airplane window.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us WATER.

I did this one for fun and not for sale, but please click through the image to see my other artwork. Thanks!


Filed under Art, Blogging, Digital Artwork, Inspiration, Nature, Ocean, Prompts, Sea, Seascape

Daily Prompt: Mantric Mirror

Mantric Mirror by Karen Gadient, 2014

I’ve never done a prompt before, but since I’m crazy for psychedelic art and have been experimenting with digital watercolor, this prompt really appealed to me. Thanks to Jackie at Lostinthot for leading me to the prompts blog.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us MIRRORED.

Created with Corel Painter and Adobe Photoshop. I did this one for fun and not for sale, but please click through the image to see my other artwork. Thanks!


Filed under Art, Blogging, Color, Creativity, Digital Artwork, Imagination, Inspiration, Prompts


The Cupcakeet. A parakeet and cupcake hybrid graphic design.

I was talking to my mother online the other day and she made the cutest typo. She said that she had gotten some cupcakeets. Of course, she meant cupcakes… but I immediately imagined a cupcake-parakeet hybrid.

And yeah—I got silly and made one while I was still chatting with her.

Vanilla and strawberry, with a touch of cherry!


Filed under Animals, Art, Creativity, Digital Artwork, Games, Graphic Design, Imagination, Sketchbook

Where do you start to write when you’re inside the writer’s block?

Inside the writer's block. A doorway out.

As we’re coming upon yet another NaNoWriMo, countless people are preparing to spend November madly writing 50,000 words and hoping those words resemble a novel at the end. It’s hard to know what to write about, especially with that kind of deadline.

This is an exercise I do to relax–a meditation of sorts–which can be used as a starting point into a story idea. At the very least, if you try it, you might have a little fun with your imagination.

You’re in a room without any windows or doors. It’s a colorless and soundless cube, and you’re all alone. You can’t see yourself, but you know you exist. You know this room is yours, and that it’s really a gateway to many places. And so, you create an exit.

A door, a window, a hatch, a hole… whatever portal you’d like. You can see it clearly form where you willed it. You go to it and through it.

Now outside of the block, your senses kick in. You’re in another place. It could be just outside your house, or in another country, or even during another time or on an entirely different world. Looking down, your body reflects wherever you are, as you’re dressed for the occasion, although you could be any gender or race, or not even human at all.

Others are approaching. Something is about to happen.

This is where your adventure begins. Write.
You’ve got your character’s feet. See where they take you.


Filed under Creativity, Ideas, Imagination, Writing