Tag Archives: Karen Gadient

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

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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

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Mircoe with Sunflowers

Mircoe with Sunflowers by Karen Gadient, 2014 -- with original

Mircoe with Sunflowers. Cat portrait for Patricia and her sweet kitty Mircoe. Van Gogh-ish influence, complete with a hat and sunflowers (Mircoe’s favorite flower―and Patricia’s too). I had a lot of fun with this portrait because Mircoe is so adorable! Shared with permission from Patricia.

I dream my painting and I paint my dream. ― Vincent van Gogh

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Filed under Animals, Art, Cats, Color, Digital Artwork, Friendship, Painting, Pets, Portrait, Quotes

Symphony Undone

Symphony Undone by Karen Gadient, 2014

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

In the magical universe there are no coincidences and there are no accidents. Nothing happens unless someone wills it to happen. ― William S. Burroughs

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

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Sea and Bloom

Sea and Bloom by Karen Gadient, 2014

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

The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good. ― Brian Tracy

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Dark Adaptation

Dark Adaptation by Karen Gadient, 2014

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

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
― Edgar Allan Poe

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