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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


Filed under Art, Color, Creativity, Digital Artwork, Imagination, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Quotes

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


Filed under Art, Color, Digital Artwork, Life, Painting, Quotes

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.


Filed under Digital Artwork, Friendship, Inspiration, Journal, Life, Poetry

Drifting Hope

Drifting Hope by Karen Gadient, 2014

Drifting Hope. Inspirited thoughts in organic color.
For a larger version and print, please click the image.

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


Filed under Art, Color, Digital Artwork, Painting, Quotes

Blues Cat

Blues Cat by Karen Gadient, 2014

Blues Cat. Cat in a cool mood.
For a larger version and print, please click the image.

I’ve been surrounded by cats since I shared a playpen with one and I couldn’t imagine my house without a cat or two. One of my favorite childhood poems:

Cats sleep anywhere, any table, any chair.
Top of piano, window-ledge, in the middle, on the edge.
Open drawer, empty shoe, anybody’s lap will do.
Fitted in a cardboard box, in the cupboard with your frocks.
Anywhere! They don’t care! Cats sleep anywhere.
― Eleanor Farjeon


Filed under Art, Cats, Childhood, Color, Creativity, Digital Artwork, Graphic Design, Pets, Poetry, Portrait


Illuminant by Karen Gadient, 2014

Illuminant. Organic, coral-like abstract in warm yellows and violets.
For a larger version and print, please click the image.


Filed under Art, Color, Digital Artwork, Nature, Painting