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Portland Japanese Garden

Portland Japanese Garden - Photo by Karen Gadient, 2014

I’m reorganizing our photos and figured I’d share a few here on occasion. This one was taken in the Portland Japanese Garden in late springtime. Things look quite different in autumn and winter, so be sure to check out their site―or visit, if you live close enough! It’s a beautiful and relaxing place to spend an afternoon.

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. ― William Shakespeare

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Mood Music

Mood Music by Karen Gadient, 2014

Mood Music. For a larger version and print, please click the image.

Something I did for a bit of art therapy, but it came out cool enough to share.

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. ― Friedrich Nietzsche

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Cosmic Disco Sheep

Cosmic Disco Sheep by Karen Gadient, 2014

Cosmic Disco Sheep. For a larger version and print, please click the image.

Bit o’ boogie baa. Can You Dig It?

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

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Gate Crasher

Gate Crasher by Karen Gadient, 2014

Gate Crasher. For a larger version and print, please click the image.

Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one. ― E.B. White

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

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All in Your Thinking

Autumn Leaves

In one of my old books of poetry, I found some golden autumn leaves pressed carefully into a page. This was the poem on that page. Although the words aren’t quite addressing a little girl, I remember liking the poem when I was a kid. And so, I’m sharing (as formatted in the book):

‘Thinking’ (or) ‘The Man Who Thinks He Can’ by Walter D. Wintle

If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don’t.
If you’d like to win, but think you can’t
It’s almost a cinch you won’t.
If you think you’ll lose, you’ve lost,
For out in the world we find
Success being with a fellow’s will;
It’s all in the state of mind.

If you think you’re outclassed, you are:
You’ve got to think high to rise.
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But soon or late the man who wins
Is the one who thinks he can.

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Breathing Fire

Breathing Fire by Karen Gadient, 2014

Breathing Fire. For a larger version and print, please click the image.

There may be a great fire in our soul, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke. ― Vincent van Gogh

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

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Directivity

Directivity by Karen Gadient, 2014

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

Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember and remember more than I have seen. ― Benjamin Disraeli

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

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