Category Archives: Holiday

Open Shores

Open Shores by Karen Gadient, 2018

Open Shores. Gouache and digital mixed media.

I’ve been struggling with the flu since returning from our holiday travels. It’s better now, but I’m still exhausted most of the time, so I’ll probably be slow to update things online for a bit.

Hope you’ve had a good (and flu-free) start to 2018!

I have seen the sea when it is stormy and wild; when it is quiet and serene; when it is dark and moody. And in all its moods, I see myself.
― Martin D. Buxbaum

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Festive Colors

Festive Colors by Karen Gadient, 2017

Festive Colors. Gouache and digital mixed media.

Hope you’ve been having a lovely holiday season, no matter how you celebrate. I’ll be taking a holiday break, so Happy New Year to you, as well! ❤

A cup of ale,
A merry tale
Of days of olden time,
And Christmas good cheer
To wind up the year
With glad frolic, and fun, and glee.
― Henry James Slack, “Winter’s Song”

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Kaleidoscope for the 4th

Kaleidoscope for the 4th by Karen Gadient, 2017

Made a kaleidoscope while playing around with various digital painting brushes.

Not watching fireworks tonight, since we’d rather avoid the heat, but I plan on making us a fancy dinner and relaxing after that. Hope you’re having a great day, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!

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Mixed Media Monday: Impetus

Impetus by Karen Gadient, 2017

Impetus. Watercolor, colored pencil, and digital mixed media.

Whether we want them or not, the New Year will bring new challenges; whether we seize them or not, the New Year will bring new opportunities.
― Michael Josephson

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Mixed Media Monday: Festivity

Festivity by Karen Gadient, 2016

Festivity. Gouache, watercolor, and digital mixed media.

Posting a little early this time, while it’s still Christmas-y.
Hope you’re having a happy holiday season!

Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall. ― Larry Wilde, The Merry Book of Christmas

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TGIF: Valiant

Valiant by Karen Gadient, 2016

Time for another “FingerPaintingFriday”: a bit of color in honor of our veterans. Finger-painted stripes over watercolor stars.

Enjoy your weekend, friends. 🙂

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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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