My work varies in medium from traditional oil paintings to assemblages using cardboard and found objects. As I progressed over the years, I found that I really enjoy experimenting with combining unusual mediums.
Illustrating with ink and color pencil is also a favorite pastime of mine. It has also found its way into my assemblage pieces. The same type of illustrations are in my coloring book "Brilliance: The Wisdom of Coloring".
Karen Long Freidt, 2015
This is where I've landed.
Calm in reflection.
Present. Grateful. Ripe.
Wearing my mind and passions proudly,
after years of hanging on limbs of insecurities and challenges,
fighting to grow into the shoes I now fill.
Looking back, the answers seem easy
and the struggles seem strategically placed where I needed them.
Rooted, giving me strength, each lesson has become
who I am and who I can become.
My heart, the victim, always pays the price.
Unexpectedly resilient and trusting, each beat nudges me towards empathic, intuitive
insights I often follow. Not always a painless path.
When it's all said and done, what I will hold closest to my battered heart
will be many precious moments in time,
plump with emotion at each recall.
Life has been easy. It has been hard.
It has been lived. It continues to take and continues to give.
I continue to live but now ripe in this life.