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Wild Blue Yonder

Wild Blue Yonder by Karen Gadient, 2015

Started this one on a whim, so the original is pretty small, but that’s what happens when you’re art-experimenting for own amusement. I’ve got an obsession with shades of blue lately! I usually consider orange my favorite color, but it really might be a tie with blue.

So―what’s your favorite color?

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Life is Good

Positive People Quote - Karen Gadient, 2015

Since I’m striving to live by this lately, I wanted to make this quote into an image and share it here. I also want to thank all of you for following my blog and encouraging me. I never would have thought blogging could bring me so many wonderful friends and inspiration. Love to you all!

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Decibel

Decibel by Karen Gadient, 2015

Decibel. For a print and many other items, please click the image.

Another experiment, adding red this time. Although it’s mostly digital, I’ve been playing with real ink this week, plus I’ve got fresh box of vivid pastels arriving on my doorstep in a few days. Hope you have a fun weekend!

Tones sound, and roar and storm about me until I have set them down in notes.
― Ludwig van Beethoven

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Destination

Destination by Karen Gadient, 2015

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

First painting of 2015. Not quite sure where I’ll be going with my art this year; I’ve been mixing digital and traditional media and will probably do a little of both, if not continue to combine the two in some way onto canvas.

Spent the end of the year in chilly Minnesota, where much of David’s family lives. Had some snow on arrival, which was wonderful, but the negative temperatures that showed up after that?—yeah, that I could do without. We had a fantastic holiday and ringing-in of the new year. I hope you did too!

The light is what guides you home, the warmth is what keeps you there.
— Ellie Rodriguez

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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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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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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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