Tag Archives: Art Therapy

Rising Quandary

Rising Quandary by Karen Gadient, 2018

Rising Quandary. Digital art and collage.

History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are. ― David McCullough

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Modern World

Modern World by Karen Gadient, 2018

Modern World. Digital painting.

For a list of all the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life, please press three. ― Alice Kahn

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Bend the Rules

Bend the Rules by Karen Gadient, 2018

Bend the Rules. Gouache, pastel, acrylic, colored pencil, and digital mixed media.

You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.
― Robin Williams

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Elaboration

Elaboration by Karen Gadient, 2017

Elaboration. Digital doodle.

It is a happy talent to know how to play. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Underbrush

Underbrush by Karen Gadient, 2016

Underbrush. Acrylic and pastel combined with digital mixed media.

I really did this one as a bit of art therapy, as I’ve been otherwise working on more graphic-design-y types of projects and wanted a distraction. Also, I have an abundance of overly-vivid colors (read: neon) in acrylic that I need to find some use for―this incorporated a few of those. Have a great week!

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Petal Armada

Petal Armada by Karen Gadient, 2016

Petal Armada. Watercolor and gouache on watercolor paper.

Inspired by the view from a plane while flying somewhere over Colorado, with my own vivid color additions. Do you ever see ‘earth art’ from a plane window?

Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you―not because they are nice, but because you are. ― Unknown

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Distorted Agenda

Distorted Agenda by Karen Gadient, 2016

Distorted Agenda. Watercolor, colored pencil, and digital mixed media.
Another art therapy piece I did just for myself but wanted to share.

Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth. ― Ludwig Börne

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