Monthly Archives: October 2016

KarPaiTwenMo 4 : Art Marathon

KarPaiTwenMo 4 by Karen Gadient, 2016

Once again, while the writing world wrestles with NaNoWriMo, I’m going to spend November creating twenty different pieces of artwork for your enjoyment.

I’ve ‘won’ NaNoWriMo twice, but as my life changed, my goals changed too. My writing became a personal exploration of my inner landscape and less of a word count situation. So, instead, I now spend November with art.

I call it KarPaiTwenMo (Karen Paints Twenty in a Month). Five per week.

See my original post here, which shows how this started.

Back then, I did mainly digital art… now, I primarily use traditional media, so the canvas might be different, but the idea is similar―make a lot of artwork of some kind or another. Now that I’ve done this for a few years, I also post with more regularity, so you won’t have to wait long for new stuff.

I usually blog two or three times a week these days, but expect to see posts from me five times a week in November.

Also, despite keeping the marathon name and hashtag I created back in 2013―it’ll be more than twenty; I won’t be counting FingerPaintingFriday and I’ll still be doing those.

Best of luck to all of you participating in NaNoWriMo―and a successful November to everyone, no matter what your plans and goals are. Have fun and keep the coffee/tea pot brewing!

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Happy Halloween!

Halloween Kaleidoscope 2016 by Karen Gadient, 2016

Happy Halloween! Hope you get more treats than trickery. 😀

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TGIF: Voyaging

Voyaging by Karen Gadient, 2016

It’s “FingerPaintingFriday”! Watercolor and ink on cold press watercolor paper―two layers combined digitally.

Enjoy your weekend, friends. 🙂

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Black and White: The Grotto

The Grotto by Karen Gadient, 2016

The Grotto. The final black and white design for October―although you might see a few in November. This one is a mix of scanned acrylic and digital art.

Black and white, shadow and light. What do you see within this artwork?

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Midstream

Midstream by Karen Gadient, 2016

Midstream. Built up from a stack of ink doodles scanned and combined with digital painting and effects. Can’t seem to stay away from blue lately!

To unpathed waters, undreamed shores. ― William Shakespeare

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TGIF: Fire Spirit

Fire Spirit by Karen Gadient, 2016

Time for “FingerPaintingFriday”! Using a bit o’ fingernails too.
Watercolor on cold press watercolor paper.
Enjoy your weekend, friends. 🙂

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Black and White: Archetype

Archetype by Karen Gadient, 2016

Archetype. Another black and white design for October, this time made from pastels, ink, pencil, and marker. Scanned layers combined digitally.

Black and white, shadow and light. What do you see within this artwork?

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