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TGIF: Woodland Blues

Woodland Blues by Karen Gadient, 2016

It’s “FingerPaintingFriday” again!
Gouache on cold press watercolor paper.

Enjoy your weekend, friends.🙂

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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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TGIF: Burst

Burst by Karen Gadient, 2016

It’s “FingerPaintingFriday”!
Gouache on mixed media paper.

Enjoy your weekend, friends.🙂

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Deep Orbit

Deep Orbit by Karen Gadient, 2016

Deep Orbit. Scans of real media experiments mixed with digital art.

In a purple mood. More experimenting with scrapped scans of traditional media that I did last year, mixed with digital work.

The wonder is, not that the field of stars is so vast, but that
man has measured it. ― Anatole France

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Standing Stones in Orkney

Ring of Brodgar by David Gadient, 2016

While we have many impressive stones and rocks here in Arizona, I’d never seen anything like the ancient standing stones in the United Kingdom. In fact, I admit I didn’t know much about them until we visited the sites in Orkney.

The Ring of Brodgar is the largest stone circle in Scotland. It’s thought to have once had sixty stones, but now has less than thirty standing (although it appears there are a number of partial stones still in position). They stand out in the landscape; I believe one or two were once struck by lightning. The stones very in height, but the tallest is about fifteen feet.

Ring of Brodgar by David Gadient, 2016

Ring of Brodgar by David Gadient, 2016

One of the stones is off on its own a few hundred feet from the others, and it caught David’s eye before I noticed it. We hiked out to take a look, and I found out later that it’s called the Comet Stone.

Comet Stone by David Gadient, 2016

Lichen is also one of those things I’d never noticed here in Arizona―although it appears that ASU has a lichen herbarium, go figure―but lichen was all over the place in Scotland, as well as on the stones in the Ring of Brodgar.

Lichen by David Gadient, 2016

About a mile from the Ring of Brodgar are the Standing Stones of Stenness, which are much taller but fewer in number.

Standing Stones of Stenness by David Gadient, 2016

Standing Stones of Stenness by Karen Gadient, 2016

There is such a feeling of mystery and history at these sites. I hear Stonehenge is impressive too, but I don’t believe you can touch the stones. Here in Orkney, you can quite nearly touch time. During the windy day we went, we had missed the tourist crowd and had little company beyond the stones; it really was wonderful.

You can see from the photos that the weather shifted around a bit in the few hours that we walked amongst the stones. However, it never rained while we were in Orkney, nor during the previous week when we were in Glasgow and Edinburgh. In fact, we only got rain on the drive to the airport as we headed home―which was nice, since we get so little rain in Phoenix.

I’ll share more photos from Orkney soon!

Links to previous related posts:

Our First Day in Glasgow
Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Our Day in Edinburgh
Scotland: Glasgow to Gills Bay
On a Ferry to Orkney
Orkney Wanderings
St Magnus Cathedral
Skara Brae

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TGIF: Dreamy Response

Dreamy Response by Karen Gadient, 2016

Time for “FingerPaintingFriday”!
Watercolor on cold press watercolor paper. Two layers combined digitally.

Enjoy your weekend, friends.🙂

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Cultivate Kindness

Cultivate Kindness by Karen Gadient, 2016

Cultivate Kindness. Watercolor and digital design. I started this design for myself, to display near my computer, but I liked it so much that I wanted to share it with others. There can never be too much kindness in the world. These days, there seems to be a shortage―so it’s a good idea to spread it around.

Hope you’re having a great week!

For a print and other items, please click the image.

I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble.
― Rudyard Kipling

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