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Delerium

Delerium by Karen Gadient, 2017

Delerium. Created while testing out digital paintbrushes. Looks like a crazy party; I thought it was fun and had to share.

Among creatures born into chaos, a majority will imagine an order, a minority will question the order, and the rest will be pronounced insane.
― Robert Brault

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Dynamite Speedway

Dynamite Speedway by Karen Gadient, 2015

Dynamite Speedway. Scanned markers, acrylic, and digital work.

Art therapy piece, just for my own restless mind. This one started as a digital doodle and eventually got more layers of scanned traditional media added to it. I’ve been doing a lot of experiments in mixing media; it’s a lot of fun.

Psycho-therapy is rather amazing—something like stirring up the bottom of an aquarium—chunks of the past coming up at unfamiliar angles, distinct and then indistinct. ― Robert Lowell

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Brainstorm

Brainstorm by Karen Gadient, 2015

Just a colorful abstract I made while playing with discarded layers from years-old artwork and random doodles.

Much like keeping writing journal of scenes and dialogue, I like to play with various art tools and see what happens.

There’s a lot of pressure on artists and writers to produce, publish, and sell―but I think it’s also important to create things for enjoyment, to experiment and explore, with no pressure or judgment, and keep your passions fun. 🙂

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Wild Blue Yonder

Wild Blue Yonder by Karen Gadient, 2015

Started this one on a whim, so the original is pretty small, but that’s what happens when you’re art-experimenting for own amusement. I’ve got an obsession with shades of blue lately! I usually consider orange my favorite color, but it really might be a tie with blue.

So―what’s your favorite color?

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Jolly Chaos

Jolly Chaos by Karen Gadient, 2015

More art therapy! It really does a mind good to throw around color (in this case, to music). This one was made of many layers, both digital and traditional.

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Something Blue

Something Blue by Karen Gadient, 2015

We’re back from a lovely trip to Minnesota. We attended the wedding of David’s brother and got to see tons of family that we missed last Christmas. The wedding itself was fantastic and the food was super impressive (we’re vegan, so that’s saying a lot). The ceremony was outdoors and the rain held off one more day to give the couple a perfect memory. Just a wonderful time.

The artwork was something I made before I left, while playing with brushes, just for fun. I figured it would be good for the ol’ wedding saying about ‘something blue’―although our bride preferred purple. 🙂

Now to catch up on… oh, everything.

Hope your week is going great!

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Underpinnings

Underpinnings by Karen Gadient, 2015

Pretty much a doodle gone crazy. Okay, many layers of doodles. Every now and then, I do some ‘art therapy’ to let my mind wander and relax, just for myself and not for prints―this is one of those. 🙂

Hape a great week!

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