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TGIF: Casual Glimpse

Casual Glimpse by Karen Gadient, 2016

One more “FingerPaintingFriday”!
Watercolor and gouache on mixed media paper.

So…
I’ve done finger paintings on Fridays since March of 2015, and it’s been fun (plus I hope you’ve enjoyed viewing them), but I’m overdue for a change. Starting on Monday, I’ll be doing something new. I promise it will be colorful and posted weekly. Thank you for encouraging me while I create!

Enjoy your weekend, friends.🙂

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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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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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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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Creative Heart

Creative Heart by Karen Gadient, 2016

Creative Heart. Acrylic, ink, and digital mixed media. More experimenting with last year’s scrapped scans of traditional media, mixed with digital work.

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. ― Thornton Wilder

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Dabble

Dabble by Karen Gadient, 2016

Dabble. Watercolor pencil and water-soluble graphite. An experiment to see if the pencils could work like acrylic if they’re layered enough. Spatter was done by dabbing (to pick up lots of pigment) and then flicking a moist brush on the tip of the watercolor pencil. Pretty much a mess, but a colorful one! Lots of fun to do.

A creative mess is better than idle tidiness. ― Michael J. Fox

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