Monthly Archives: February 2016

TGIF: Osmosis

Osmosis by Karen Gadient, 2015

It’s another “FingerPaintingFriday”!
Watercolor on cold press watercolor paper.

Enjoy your weekend, friends. 🙂

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Bouquet

Bouquet by Karen Gadient, 2016

Bouquet. Watercolor and marker on mixed media paper.

People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.
― Anton Chekhov

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Poetry by Alison Luterman: ‘I Confess’

Braided Hair

About a decade ago, I found this poem and wrote it down to tuck it into my old poetry book (where I’ve stored scraps of poetry since I was a child). Since I’ve recently re-discovered it, I wanted to share it with you.

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I Confess
by Alison Luterman

I stalked her
in the grocery store: her crown
of snowy braids held in place by a great silver clip,
her erect bearing, radiating tenderness,
the way she placed yogurt and avocadoes in her basket,
beaming peach like the North Star.
I wanted to ask “What aisle did you find
your serenity in, do you know
how to be married for fifty years, or how to live alone,
excuse me for interrupting, but you seem to possess
some knowledge that makes the earth burn and turn on its axis—”
but we don’t request such things from strangers
nowadays. So I said, “I love your hair.”

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Abstract Cat

Abstract Cat by Karen Gadient, 2016

Abstract Cat. Acrylic and digital mixed media.

Fun experiment while sampling brushes, both real and digital, that purr-gressed into something paw-some enough to share. 😀

‘But I don’t want to go among mad people,’ Alice remarked.
‘Oh, you can’t help that,’ said the Cat: ‘we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.’
‘How do you know I’m mad?’ said Alice.
‘You must be,’ said the Cat, ‘or you wouldn’t have come here.’
― from Alice in Wonderland

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TGIF: Archipelago

Archipelago by Karen Gadient, 2015

Time for “FingerPaintingFriday”!
Watercolor on cold press watercolor paper.

Enjoy your weekend, friends. 🙂

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Filed under Art, Color, Fingerpainting, Landscape, Ocean, Painting, Prompts, Sea, Seascape, Watercolor

Arcane Terrain

Arcane Terrain by Karen Gadient, 2016

Arcane Terrain. Colored and water-soluble pencil on hot press watercolor paper.
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The imagination is a palette of bright colors. You can use it to touch up memories—or you can use it to paint dreams. ― Robert Brault

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Tides of Time

Tides of Time by Karen Gadient, 2016

Tides of Time. Acrylic, gouache, ink, and digital mixed media.
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Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another. ― Plato

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