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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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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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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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Artists and Titles: Recycled Surface

Recycled Surface by Karen Gadient, 2014

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

The past becomes a texture, an ambience to our present. — Paul Scott

Keith Mills and I decided to try making some artwork with the title decided beforehand, as we both generally create first and name later. We found it to be a challenge; we kept reworking things to fit the title. Eventually, we hit our pseudo-deadline and figured we’d share the results (Keith’s version).

I always create with a concept in mind, but rarely with the exact title rattling around my head. From this experiment, I’ve learned that I’m more organic in my design when I know I can grant the artwork a name once I’ve ‘gotten to know’ it. Maybe we’ll try this idea again, though—or another idea, at least—because it was fun to work in tandem with another artist.

The idea came about when Keith created his ‘Turbulence‘ and I remembered I’d done a ‘Turbulence‘ last year during my NaNoWriMo-style month-o-artwork.

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

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