Trippy Trees

Trippy Trees by Karen Gadient

Yet more trees. Hey, I love trees. This time, I present the psychedelic little brother of a previous post. Created with Corel Painter and Photoshop.

I really need to start thinking about NaNoWriMo, although my heart isn’t in it this year. I’ll do it anyway. Somehow. Haven’t written much since my mother passed. She always loved my artwork best (my mother was the artist and my father was the writer) and so I’ve been focusing more on art for the last two months. I have no idea how to get in the mood to write again. So far, the plan is to drink a lot of coffee and sit down at the keyboard and hope words happen.

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40 responses to “Trippy Trees

  1. Jackie

    Wonderful abstract. I love the texture and colors! πŸ˜€

  2. Karen, like you say, it’s been two months. That isn’t long at all. Give yourself time. It will happen when it’s meant to. In the meantime, do enjoy the wonderful artwork you’re producing. This is one of my favourites so far!

    • karengadient

      Thanks, Tony! Funny, the ones I’ve been posting aren’t even the huge paintings I’ve been making lately (which somehow don’t look as impressive when made small). I’ll share those too eventually. Writing… eh, we’ll see if it happens. You’re right: if not, that’s okay.

  3. I love that picture Karen, it’s got a great appearance of texture, as if I could reach out and touch it, and the colours are absolutely gorgeous! πŸ™‚

    I know what you mean with the writing, and not being able to do it. I didn’t write a single thing for over a year after my Dad died, it really numbed my creative writing entirely. Strange thing is though, I found I could paint beautifully, and yet for many years I’d never seen myself as capable of art, and really didn’t appear to show any evidence of it. I found myself painting woodlands and flowers – nature scenes, all the things my Dad loved, not really the interests that I had. I’m sure it was some subconscious way of my mind accepting his departure and numbing the pain by painting those scenes that he always talked of painting but never did – strange how our minds work! But I did get back into the writing, far more than I ever have before – so it was all OK in the end. You just need to allow yourself some time, it will come back when your mind is ready, you can be sure of that! πŸ™‚

    • karengadient

      Thanks, Suzy. Nice to know I’m not the only one. πŸ™‚ While I’ll be participating in NaNoWriMo this year, I’m going to give myself permission to step away if I find I’m not ready. Maybe I’ll just write something with utterly no pressure at all to craft something “good”. Writing therapy might be as good as art therapy!

  4. wow karen it’s terrific! ana

  5. My condolences to you and your family for the loss of your mother.

  6. My mom passed away in Feb this year. She told me beforehand that we could chat at the bottom of the garden when she’s gone: we now chat all over the place πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ ~ I’m serious and it’s not “mad-hatter” stuff. Remeber this: http://snapflycook.wordpress.com/2013/02/06/a-loving-warrior-lays-to-rest-for-a-while/ ..?

  7. Again, I’m sorry for your loss.
    Your artwork is beautiful!
    I hope the words will come again for you.

  8. This might be your best yet. So beautiful.Create your own ‘NaNoArtMo’

  9. An artist and a writer for parents??? There is genius there, and in you. Let it flow naturally, in its own time and with its own beauty. Blessings…

  10. Hi Karen,
    I just wanted to say I have nominated you for the WordPress Family Award that is doing the rounds. I appreciate you may not do awards, but I just wanted you to know I love your blog.
    take care.
    Mart.

    • karengadient

      Thanks, Mart. I’m glad you know I’m award-free… but I *do* appreciate you thinking of me. Love your blog too! Oh, also: if you’re ever in the need of parts or something we can find here in the SW USA, just let me know.

  11. I love this! The colours are lovely and vibrant and very psychedelic! πŸ˜€

  12. I love this picture, I forgot to mention it earlier. πŸ™‚

  13. I don’t know how to describe it, but as soon I saw this picture I said, “Oh wow!” out loud. I think the lines, and dyed effect make the tree seem alive, as if something from Avatar. Something from a dream πŸ˜› wow. I’m excited too look through some of your other work I’ve missed while I’ve been away!

  14. Fabulous colours, Karen, very trippy! You are very talented.

  15. SerachShiro

    I love your Artwork, happy weekend ! πŸ™‚

  16. Outstanding artwork… Really liked i; Karen…

    Cheers, Aquileana πŸ˜‰

  17. Stunning work! I love it! Don’t worry about Nano…I signed up too and pretty much straight away lost all my zeal for writing. Perhaps because I feel that if I force it, then I won’t like it and have to redo it all anyway. Forcing art never works. I say, do what feels right in your heart at the moment and it will always be more satisfying.

  18. this is a lovely image. People do say that a picture paints a thousand words. The visual rather than the written is the best direction for you at this time. The pictures will give you time to allow the words to form. When the time is right for you to write, then you will. Trust your instincts, they will be right. πŸ™‚

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