Author Archives: karenfriedland

About karenfriedland

I am a visual artist-- painter, sculptor, photographer-- coloring the world. My travels take me to many places around the world and I love connecting with others at home and on my trips. I am also a teacher (art), business person and creativity and business coach. My website is: I am so glad you have visited my blog!

This Is Oh So Cool

I think I’m a pretty cool person, although my kids tell me I tend more to the nerd side, but in this case, I’m referring to cool colors. Blue, purple and green are the colors that you think about on … Continue reading

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Who Said Plants Have To Be Green?

It certainly wasn’t me. I’m a firm believer that things from your imagination can be any color that you want them to be and look anyway that pleases you. It’s the principle that I’ve subscribed to throughout my art career. … Continue reading

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There’s Nothing Like A Cuppa

Today’s theme from #drawriot is cup. Being a tea lover, having a cuppa, as my British friend Ros says, is a favorite punctuation to my day. In fact, my day doesn’t really start until I have my oversized cup of … Continue reading

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New For January

Welcome to 2017! I hope that the holidayshave passed well for you and were what you were hoping for. I had a good time with family and friends and way too much food but now I am happy to get … Continue reading

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Here’s your opportunity to shop for truly unique gifts for the special people in your life!  You can be sure that they won’t get 3 alike when you give an art gift. Have a glass of wine and refreshments as … Continue reading

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This past week, after the election, it’s been a very difficult time for many of us. For me, it left me with feelings way beyond disappointment. It was despair and indeed the fear and terror for myself and the effect … Continue reading

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Are you having a hard time after the election? I am too. But making art has helped. I’ve created a new way to reframe our feelings. My students who experienced it said: “Thank you, that really helped.”   ∼Elvira C. … Continue reading

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Flatbush Artists Open Studios is this weekend and you’re invited! I will be opening my home to share my work, along with 25 other artists at 14 locations in my historic Victorian neighborhood. Come here first, a great start for the tour, … Continue reading

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See what I made with the ART SPARKS Card Deck! Then check out 9 other brilliant artists did. Plus giveaways!
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I’m so excited-the ART SPARKS Creative Project decks have arrived! They are a unique collection of inspiring art projects. So if you are a beginner, aching to get creative or feeling stuck and overwhelmed, the projects give you the perfect … Continue reading

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