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View from the Water

View from the Water by Karen Gadient, 2014

View from the Water. Digital watercolor and ink. Sketchbook piece. Figured I’d share the art that I made (for myself―not for sale) in August now that September is here. I love water; it soothes a weary soul. Looking forward to cooler weather here in our rather waterless Arizona desert.

If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water. ― Loren Eiseley

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Purple Cow

Purple Cow by Karen Gadient, 2014

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

Slightly inspired by Purple Cow poem, but mostly created because cows are awesome and I love the color purple. Moo.

Also: you can find this piece and other artwork on Society6.

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Primeval Forest

Primeval Forest by Karen Gadient, 2014

Primeval Forest. Something fun I did last week. Crafted from different photographs of local desert plants, then digitally painted and stylized into one piece to become an ancient―or alien, perhaps―landscape.

The whole secret of the study of nature lies in learning how to use one’s eyes.
― George Sand

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Imaginary Praise

Imaginary Praise by Karen Gadient, 2014

Imaginary Praise. For a larger version and print, please click the image.
Also: you can find this piece and other artwork on Society6.

There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. ― Aldous Huxley

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A Poison Tree

Poison Tree by Karen Gadient

I thought I’d share another poem. I carried a handwritten version of this one in my purse throughout high school (like most teenagers, I was angsty). I still have the original paper, more than twenty years on, but in a keepsake box.

A Poison Tree by William Blake

I was angry with my friend:
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe:
I told it not, my wrath did grow.

And I watered it in fears,
Night and morning with my tears;
And I sunned it with smiles,
And with soft deceitful wiles.

And it grew both day and night,
Till it bore an apple bright;
And my foe beheld it shine,
And he knew that it was mine.

And into my garden stole
When the night had veiled the pole;
In the morning, glad, I see
My foe outstretched beneath the tree.

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Drifting Hope

Drifting Hope by Karen Gadient, 2014

Drifting Hope. Inspirited thoughts in organic color.
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The universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson. ― Orison Swett Marden

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Fading Borders

Fading Borders by Karen Gadient, 2014

Fading Borders. Breaking old limits and crafting new passages.
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What an abyss of uncertainty whenever the mind feels that some part of it has strayed beyond its own borders; when it, the seeker, is at once the dark region through which it must go seeking, where all its equipment will avail it nothing. Seek? More than that: create. It is face to face with something which does not so far exist, to which it alone can give reality and substance, which it alone can bring into the light of day. ― Marcel Proust

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