Karen Kardatzke

Karen Kardatzke. Based in Chicago, IL, US.

  • 8 awards won
  • 418 comments made
  • 5882 votes cast

Awards

  • winner 2
  • editor pick 6

About Karen Kardatzke

With color, movement & simplicity I try to marry joyful and soothing emotions in my work to bring a sense of calm to your space. I am self taught and use a variety of techniques to create my artwork including photography, illustration & graphic design. I find my inspiration often in the natural world.

favorite artists

  • Sadie Holden
  • Karen Kaul
  • Lindsay Megahed
  • Melanie Severin
  • Kamala Nahas
  • Maja Cunningham

comments

Ardell McLennan on Apr 03 2020
Ardell McLennan
  • Minted Jan 6, 2015
  • 2 Awards
  • 54 Comments made
  • 1227 Votes cast

I love the colours and softness of your artwork, very calm and peaceful.

Marco Berrios on Apr 03 2020
Marco Berrios
  • Minted Sep 24, 2019
  • 37 Comments made
  • 2964 Votes cast

Hello karen, thank you for the like, best of the luck in the challenge. Marco

Ardell McLennan on Mar 30 2020
Ardell McLennan
  • Minted Jan 6, 2015
  • 2 Awards
  • 54 Comments made
  • 1227 Votes cast

Hi Karen! Thanks for your like of my poolside submission - I really appreciate the support. I LOVE your artwork - the colours and the feel are very soothing - which we all could use at this moment in time.

Allison Belolan on Mar 29 2020
Allison Belolan
  • Minted Feb 20, 2019
  • 2 Awards
  • 82 Comments made
  • 10955 Votes cast

Thanks for your like! Good luck!

Carol Drummond on Jan 08 2020
Carol Drummond
  • Minted Dec 7, 2018
  • 51 Comments made
  • 11008 Votes cast

Thanks for liking my Night Life bag design! It means a lot coming from you, with all the success you have had on Minted!

Janelle Wourms on Jan 07 2020
Janelle Wourms
  • Minted Sep 8, 2015
  • 5 Awards
  • 773 Comments made
  • 9196 Votes cast

Thanks for liking entry into the fabric/bag challenge. I appreciate your time and support! I'm surprised you didn't enter this one. I would have bought any of your art pieces on a bag. ;) Thank you again.

Carol Drummond on Jan 07 2020
Carol Drummond
  • Minted Dec 7, 2018
  • 51 Comments made
  • 11008 Votes cast

Thanks for liking my Night Life bag design! It means a lot coming from you, with all the success you have had on Minted!

Tazi on Oct 23 2019
Tazi
  • Minted Nov 14, 2018
  • 1 Award
  • 67 Comments made
  • 20959 Votes cast

Hi Karen, thanks for the likes on my letterpress entries. Good luck in the art challenge, your submissions are really lovely :-)

Elaine Yeh on Oct 22 2019
Elaine Yeh
  • Minted Feb 25, 2015
  • 1 Award
  • 86 Comments made
  • 815 Votes cast

Hi Karen, thanks for your thoughtful comment! Love your soft and light works!

Jennifer Holbrook on Oct 20 2019
Jennifer Holbrook
  • Minted May 7, 2017
  • 5 Awards
  • 3068 Comments made
  • 41242 Votes cast

Hi Karen, thank you for your like on "Snow Awesome". Your art entries are beautiful. All the best.

Noel Vogt on Oct 15 2019
Noel Vogt
  • Minted Mar 26, 2019
  • 25 Comments made
  • 102 Votes cast

Thanks so much for the like on my Morning Kind photo! Appreciate the support. Love your Coffee Filtered Light submission and the over all tranquility of the pieces in your shop.

DSH Design on Aug 26 2019
DSH Design
  • Minted Nov 28, 2017
  • 38 Comments made
  • 27498 Votes cast

Hi Karen, Thank you so much for the like of 'Daydream Meadow'. It's really appreciated. Your work is beautiful! Best of luck to you. - Donna

Nikki Stinson on Aug 24 2019
Nikki Stinson
  • Minted Nov 21, 2010
  • 1 Award
  • 106 Comments made
  • 4395 Votes cast

I absolutely love your work. It's so calming and inspiring!

Akweley Creative on Aug 22 2019
Akweley Creative
  • Minted Jul 27, 2017
  • 2 Awards
  • 544 Comments made
  • 3498 Votes cast

Thanks for checking out my dino launch print! Love your field of dreams piece!

Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa on Aug 22 2019
Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa
  • Minted Dec 14, 2011
  • 16 Awards
  • 743 Comments made
  • 22662 Votes cast

Karen, Thanks so much for the like of my illustration, "Colorful Fish". Best of Luck in the challenge! ;-)

Amber Barkley on Aug 20 2019
Amber Barkley
  • Minted Dec 8, 2010
  • 116 Awards
  • 1308 Comments made
  • 37075 Votes cast

My pleasure, Karen! Keep up the great work, and good luck!!

MAUD GOLDBERG on Aug 20 2019
MAUD GOLDBERG
  • Minted Aug 8, 2019
  • 69 Comments made
  • 918 Votes cast

Thank you Karen for appreciating my work. I wish you the best. Maud

Shannon Kohn on Aug 18 2019
Shannon Kohn
  • Minted Jan 19, 2019
  • 2 Awards
  • 187 Comments made
  • 6977 Votes cast

Hi, Karen! Thanks so much for your likes on my "Soup of the Day," "Vitamin Sea 2," and "Cityscape Perspective" designs...I REALLY appreciate the support and wish you the best of luck with all your challenge entries. Your work is STUNNING! :-)

Courtney Crane on Aug 12 2019
Courtney Crane
  • Minted Dec 12, 2014
  • 13 Awards
  • 3350 Comments made
  • 56121 Votes cast

Hi Karen. Thanks for the like on "The Rising." Your work is always so inspiring. Best - Courtney

Artsy Canvas Girl Designs on Aug 08 2019
Artsy Canvas Girl Designs
  • Minted Nov 20, 2011
  • 19 Awards
  • 208 Comments made
  • 4598 Votes cast

Hi Karen! Thank you for liking my Rosie Day art submission! As always, I love your beautiful artwork! Wishing you a beautiful day! xo

Jenny Partrite on Jul 27 2019
Jenny Partrite
  • Minted Aug 19, 2014
  • 18 Awards
  • 602 Comments made
  • 5699 Votes cast

Hi Karen, thanks for the likes and you will be missed at Camp! xo Jenny

Manuela BK on May 22 2019
Manuela BK
  • Minted Nov 24, 2017
  • 2 Awards
  • 998 Comments made
  • 46783 Votes cast

Karen, thanks for your like for "More Joy". You have beautiful work!

Jenny Partrite on Apr 03 2019
Jenny Partrite
  • Minted Aug 19, 2014
  • 18 Awards
  • 602 Comments made
  • 5699 Votes cast

Congratulations Karen! on your wins. I love all of them. ox Jenny

SARA SILL on Nov 29 2018
SARA SILL
  • Minted Jun 30, 2018
  • 46 Comments made
  • 48 Votes cast

Thank you for the like. Your work is impressive. Best of luck. Sara

Rebecca Rueth on Nov 21 2018
Rebecca Rueth
  • Minted Jun 19, 2016
  • 12 Awards
  • 4264 Comments made
  • 84100 Votes cast

Hi Karen, Thank you so much for the like on my "Midnight Canyon" submission in the A New Perspectives Challenge! Loving your digital painting experiments and as always your photography pieces! Good Luck in the Challenges and Best Wishes Always! Hope you can make it to the Chicagoland meet up! -Rebecca

Eloise Bound on Nov 08 2018
Eloise Bound
  • Minted Feb 8, 2018
  • 2 Awards
  • 53 Comments made
  • 1619 Votes cast

Hi Karen! So great to see a familiar face here at minted. Thank you for your lovely comment xxx

Sarah Luna on Nov 06 2018
Sarah Luna
  • Minted Dec 26, 2012
  • 1 Award
  • 568 Comments made
  • 5193 Votes cast

Hey Karen - thanks so much for your likes on my work! I really appreciate your support - your work has such beautiful depth and movement as always. All the best in this challenge... :)

Avila Arts on Oct 27 2018
Avila Arts
  • Minted Jan 17, 2017
  • 1 Award
  • 127 Comments made
  • 1194 Votes cast

Hi Karen! Thank you for liking my "Neapolitan " submission. Very kind of you. Your work is very beautiful! - Kristin

Sadie Holden on Oct 27 2018
Sadie Holden
  • Minted Nov 12, 2009
  • 8 Awards
  • 146 Comments made
  • 2185 Votes cast

Hi Karen, thank you so much for your kind words on my submission! I just love your work, so soft and soothing! All of your entires are so beautiful! All the best! xoxo Sadie

Jenny Partrite on Oct 26 2018
Jenny Partrite
  • Minted Aug 19, 2014
  • 18 Awards
  • 602 Comments made
  • 5699 Votes cast

Thanks Karen for the lovely comment : ) I love all of your submissions. ox Jenny

Rebecca Rueth on Oct 08 2018
Rebecca Rueth
  • Minted Jun 19, 2016
  • 12 Awards
  • 4264 Comments made
  • 84100 Votes cast

Hi Karen, Thank you so much for the like and sweet comment on my "One Day at a Time" entry in the Walls that Wow challenge! I really appreciate your support and wish you all the best on your submissions! I really love all of the new work you have been doing! -Rebecca

Courtney Crane on Oct 08 2018
Courtney Crane
  • Minted Dec 12, 2014
  • 13 Awards
  • 3350 Comments made
  • 56121 Votes cast

Hi Karen...thanks for the like! Best of luck! - Courtney

Beverly Gurganus on Oct 07 2018
Beverly Gurganus
  • Minted Sep 29, 2018
  • 16 Comments made
  • 2 Votes cast

Thank you so much, Karen, for the like.

Tracy Ann on Oct 06 2018
Tracy Ann
  • Minted Apr 12, 2015
  • 1 Award
  • 549 Comments made
  • 2939 Votes cast

thank you, Karen!

Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa on Oct 06 2018
Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa
  • Minted Dec 14, 2011
  • 16 Awards
  • 743 Comments made
  • 22662 Votes cast

Karen, Thanks a bunch for the like. You have such beautiful, soothing, calm photos. Best of luck in the challenges! ;-)

Jennifer Holbrook on Oct 06 2018
Jennifer Holbrook
  • Minted May 7, 2017
  • 5 Awards
  • 3068 Comments made
  • 41242 Votes cast

Hi Karen, thank you for your likes and for your sweet comment! I love your entries. All the best.

Carol C. Young on Sep 28 2018
Carol C. Young
  • Minted Mar 18, 2015
  • 15 Awards
  • 200 Comments made
  • 2161 Votes cast

Hi Karen - thanks for the like on my submission for the Pottery Barn Challenge. I appreciate it! Love your work!!!!

Eric Ransom on Sep 27 2018
Eric Ransom
  • Minted Jan 18, 2016
  • 5 Awards
  • 522 Comments made
  • 12759 Votes cast

Hi Karen, thanks for the like today. Your work is so creative and such poignant titles to your pieces. Kudos & best wishes! - Eric

DSH Design on Sep 25 2018
DSH Design
  • Minted Nov 28, 2017
  • 38 Comments made
  • 27498 Votes cast

Hi Karen, Thank you so much for the like on my "bicycle" wall art. You're absolutely right, there needs to be far more art choices out there for boys. Good luck to you. - Donna

Jenny Partrite on Sep 24 2018
Jenny Partrite
  • Minted Aug 19, 2014
  • 18 Awards
  • 602 Comments made
  • 5699 Votes cast

Thanks friend for the like. As always your work is wonderful, love this fun challenge. ox Jenny

Von Sides on Sep 24 2018
Von Sides
  • Minted Nov 30, 2017
  • 1 Award
  • 1248 Comments made
  • 33454 Votes cast

Hi Karen, Thanks for the like on my "Urban Rose"! Love your clouds and beaches! I can't believe you are self taught...amazing! All the best, Von

amanda lawrence on Aug 29 2018
amanda lawrence
  • Minted Jan 13, 2013
  • 10 Awards
  • 1520 Comments made
  • 30504 Votes cast

Many thanks for your like on "whisper" - best wishes and good luck in these challenges - your work is beautiful - Amanda

Rebecca Rueth on Aug 27 2018
Rebecca Rueth
  • Minted Jun 19, 2016
  • 12 Awards
  • 4264 Comments made
  • 84100 Votes cast

Hi Karen, Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my "Daybreak" entry and all of the likes on my kids mural entries! I really appreciate it! I am loving all of your recent experiments! Best Wishes in the challenge! -Rebecca

Amy Hall on Aug 27 2018
Amy Hall
  • Minted Nov 5, 2012
  • 20 Awards
  • 775 Comments made
  • 6256 Votes cast

Hi Karen, Thank you so much for the like! I appreciate it. Best of luck with your entries.

Laura Edria on Aug 27 2018
Laura Edria
  • Minted Aug 25, 2015
  • 44 Comments made
  • 854 Votes cast

Thanks for the like! Your work is gorgeous! I especially love "Sailor's Delight."

Jennifer Holbrook on Aug 25 2018
Jennifer Holbrook
  • Minted May 7, 2017
  • 5 Awards
  • 3068 Comments made
  • 41242 Votes cast

Hi Karen, thank you for your like on "Let's Have Lunch"! I appreciate your encouragement. Best wishes with your gorgeous entries.

B.G. Riley on Aug 23 2018
B.G. Riley
  • Minted Aug 20, 2018
  • 12 Comments made
  • 11 Votes cast

Thank you for liking my my work! The Kids mural challenge is the first challenge I've participated in, and I appreciate the support. Kind regards, Brandy (B. Gibbs-Riley)

Alison Jerry Designs on Aug 22 2018
Alison Jerry Designs
  • Minted Jun 1, 2014
  • 62 Awards
  • 2126 Comments made
  • 3507 Votes cast

Hi there Karen, Thank you for all the likes on my new artwork for the Kids Mural challenge. It is appreciated. Love your submissions and wish you all the best! Alison

Gail Schechter on Aug 22 2018
Gail Schechter
  • Minted May 13, 2011
  • 8 Awards
  • 216 Comments made
  • 4202 Votes cast

Thanks for the like Karen much appreciated! Gail

Rega on Aug 17 2018
Rega
  • Minted May 8, 2016
  • 10 Awards
  • 1532 Comments made
  • 11760 Votes cast

Hi Karen,Thank you so much for the like ! I so enjoy your new entries on this challenge ! They're all gorgeous :) Have a nice weekend & Good luck on Kids Wall Mural Challenge :)

Jennifer Jakob on Aug 13 2018
Jennifer Jakob
  • Minted Apr 17, 2018
  • 21 Comments made
  • 180 Votes cast

Thank you for your warm welcome and all your help, Karen! Your designs are so perfect for the challenge. Best of luck!! <3 Jen

Lucia Coppola on Aug 10 2018
Lucia Coppola
  • Minted Feb 8, 2016
  • 1 Award
  • 128 Comments made
  • 6711 Votes cast

Thanks for your like Karen! What a beautiful collection of work you have, congrats!

frau brandt on Aug 10 2018
frau brandt
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
  • 21 Awards
  • 2697 Comments made
  • 14390 Votes cast

Thank you so much, Karen, for the like on "Cute Koala". I love seeing on IG how some of your work comes to existence.

Jenny Partrite on Aug 10 2018
Jenny Partrite
  • Minted Aug 19, 2014
  • 18 Awards
  • 602 Comments made
  • 5699 Votes cast

Thanks Karen! you know I love your work. ox Jenny

Jennifer Holbrook on Aug 09 2018
Jennifer Holbrook
  • Minted May 7, 2017
  • 5 Awards
  • 3068 Comments made
  • 41242 Votes cast

Hi Karen, thank you for your like on my "Sunny Day Forest" design! Your work is beautiful. All the best.

amanda lawrence on Aug 07 2018
amanda lawrence
  • Minted Jan 13, 2013
  • 10 Awards
  • 1520 Comments made
  • 30504 Votes cast

Hi Karen - many thanks for your likes on my submissions and good luck in this challenge - your submissions are absolutely beautiful - best wishes - Amanda

Nicoletta Savod on May 25 2018
Nicoletta Savod
  • Minted Apr 9, 2012
  • 76 Awards
  • 172 Comments made
  • 25530 Votes cast

Thank so much, Karen! And congratulations to you!! Xo

frau brandt on Jan 19 2018
frau brandt
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
  • 21 Awards
  • 2697 Comments made
  • 14390 Votes cast

Thank you so much for the like on "Little Miracle". Your artwork is wonderful. All the best!

Pat Foltz on Jan 15 2018
Pat Foltz
  • Minted Feb 18, 2016
  • 60 Comments made
  • 6203 Votes cast

Thanks for the like on my photo, The Road. I love the style of your work!

Amy Hall on Jan 14 2018
Amy Hall
  • Minted Nov 5, 2012
  • 20 Awards
  • 775 Comments made
  • 6256 Votes cast

Thank you for the like! Your work is lovely. Best of luck with your submissions:-)

Mark Stokesbury on Jan 14 2018
Mark Stokesbury
  • Minted Nov 26, 2017
  • 6 Comments made
  • 41 Votes cast

Hello Karen! Thank you for 'liking' my 'Giraffes(3 of a kind)' picture, you clearly have wonderful taste;) Your work is very dreamy, and slick; I particularly like the mint succulent. Best regards.

Shannon on Jan 11 2018
Shannon
  • Minted May 20, 2013
  • 23 Awards
  • 2290 Comments made
  • 17366 Votes cast

Heya! Saw that you threw a like my way, so of course I had to acquaint myself with your work :) Wow!! I just absolutely love the colors and vibe of the last three entries you submitted (Falling Softly, Plant Therapy, Sailor's Delight) …they would work well displayed together too! The very best of luck to you, your submissions are stunning!

Eric Ransom on Jan 10 2018
Eric Ransom
  • Minted Jan 18, 2016
  • 5 Awards
  • 522 Comments made
  • 12759 Votes cast

Hi Karen, thank you for your recent like. Loving your newest work - best wishes to you :)

Alison Jerry Designs on Jan 08 2018
Alison Jerry Designs
  • Minted Jun 1, 2014
  • 62 Awards
  • 2126 Comments made
  • 3507 Votes cast

Hi Karen! Thanks so much for the likes on my new work for the latest and greatest art challenge. So appreciated. I love your Lost in The Mist photo. Just stunning! Very best to you in this challenge!!! Alison

Hannah Lowe Corman on Dec 05 2017
Hannah Lowe Corman
  • Minted Jun 23, 2016
  • 278 Comments made
  • 1502 Votes cast

Karen, I love these greens and turquoises in your work! Thank you for liking my submissions to the large format challenge inspired by my travels to the Southwest! Best, Hannah

Rebecca Rueth on Dec 05 2017
Rebecca Rueth
  • Minted Jun 19, 2016
  • 12 Awards
  • 4264 Comments made
  • 84100 Votes cast

Hi Karen, Thank you very much for the like on my "Hazy Beach Daze" submission. I really love the technique on your abstract photography! Best of luck on all of your lovely photography submissions!

Adriana Mannion on Dec 03 2017
Adriana Mannion
  • Minted Oct 15, 2017
  • 95 Comments made
  • 1327 Votes cast

Hi Karen, thank you for the like on my submission “Soft Touch.” Good luck to you on current and future challenges.

Artsy Canvas Girl Designs on Oct 12 2017
Artsy Canvas Girl Designs
  • Minted Nov 20, 2011
  • 19 Awards
  • 208 Comments made
  • 4598 Votes cast

Thanks Karen for your kind comment! I think my last submissions were in 2015! Where does time go?

Mareike von Engelbrechten on Oct 04 2017
Mareike von Engelbrechten
  • Minted Aug 30, 2015
  • 40 Comments made
  • 2528 Votes cast

Thank you Karen for your like on my "dancing houses of Amsterdam" :)

Alison Jerry Designs on Sep 06 2017
Alison Jerry Designs
  • Minted Jun 1, 2014
  • 62 Awards
  • 2126 Comments made
  • 3507 Votes cast

Hi Karen!!! Thanks so much for your support on my new journals. I appreciate your time to do this. Loving your instagram as always!!! Alison

Emese Horvath on Aug 09 2017
Emese Horvath
  • Minted Jul 6, 2017
  • 290 Comments made
  • 1512 Votes cast

Hi Karen, thanks a lot for your like on my "Sand and ocean" design! Have a great day!:)

Jennifer Holbrook on Jul 30 2017
Jennifer Holbrook
  • Minted May 7, 2017
  • 5 Awards
  • 3068 Comments made
  • 41242 Votes cast

Hi Karen, thanks so much for your like on my "Look at the Stars" giraffe and polar designs! Love your work.

Carol Fazio on Jul 27 2017
Carol Fazio
  • Minted Jun 23, 2011
  • 41 Awards
  • 6459 Comments made
  • 26954 Votes cast

Hi Karen, thanks so much for liking so many of my PB entries! I really appreciate the support her and on IG. It means a lot to me! Good luck in all the challenges. Your work is always beautiful and ethereal! xo, C

Hannah Lowe Corman on Jul 26 2017
Hannah Lowe Corman
  • Minted Jun 23, 2016
  • 278 Comments made
  • 1502 Votes cast

Hi Karen! thanks for liking my Turquoise Splash painting! I love the similar green colors in your work :) xo Hannah

Rega on Jul 26 2017
Rega
  • Minted May 8, 2016
  • 10 Awards
  • 1532 Comments made
  • 11760 Votes cast

Hi Karen,Thank you for liking Tranquility :) Your PB entries are beautiful ! Wishing you best of luck on the challenges <3

Kristina Heredia on Jul 26 2017
Kristina Heredia
  • Minted May 7, 2017
  • 52 Comments made
  • 943 Votes cast

Hi Karen! Thank you so much for your Like on my Pirouette ballerina! I wish you all the best!

Courtney Crane on Jul 25 2017
Courtney Crane
  • Minted Dec 12, 2014
  • 13 Awards
  • 3350 Comments made
  • 56121 Votes cast

Hi Karen, Thanks for the likes. :) You probably already know how much I admire your work. LOL! Best - Courtney

Janet Cruz on Jul 24 2017
Janet Cruz
  • Minted Jul 10, 2017
  • 2 Awards
  • 166 Comments made
  • 3638 Votes cast

Thanks for the Like Karen on my "Beach Dreams" I appreciate it. You work is beautiful by the way! Best of luck in the challenge.

Me Amelia on Jul 24 2017
Me Amelia
  • Minted Jan 21, 2012
  • 8 Awards
  • 1011 Comments made
  • 38299 Votes cast

Karen thank you so much for the like on my work. Your work is so ethereal and serene. Best of luck in the challenge.

Mary Gaspar on Jul 23 2017
Mary Gaspar
  • Minted Mar 16, 2014
  • 11 Awards
  • 229 Comments made
  • 13523 Votes cast

Thanks for your like on XO!! Good luck to you! Your work is lovely and dreamy!

Me Amelia on Jul 21 2017
Me Amelia
  • Minted Jan 21, 2012
  • 8 Awards
  • 1011 Comments made
  • 38299 Votes cast

Karen, thank you for the likes on my work. Love your ethereal colors. Best in the challenge.

Emese Horvath on Jul 19 2017
Emese Horvath
  • Minted Jul 6, 2017
  • 290 Comments made
  • 1512 Votes cast

Thanks a lot Karen for your like on Blushing garden! Best of luck with the challenges! Have a great day! :)

Debra Pruskowski on Jul 14 2017
Debra Pruskowski
  • Minted Dec 19, 2012
  • 13 Awards
  • 933 Comments made
  • 12440 Votes cast

Hi Karen! Thank you for the nice comment that you left on my "In Flight" Series. I've had a lot of fun creating them and hope they do better this round:) You've got many lovely new submissions yourself - best of luck :)

Lisa Glanz on Jul 11 2017
Lisa Glanz
  • Minted Sep 9, 2014
  • 4 Awards
  • 84 Comments made
  • 1235 Votes cast

Hi Karen, your work is beautiful! Thank you so much for your lovely comment and support for my I love Books pattern. Best of luck with the challenges.

Alison Jerry Designs on Jul 11 2017
Alison Jerry Designs
  • Minted Jun 1, 2014
  • 62 Awards
  • 2126 Comments made
  • 3507 Votes cast

Hey Karen, Wanted to thank you for your support on my new work for the Pottery Barn challenge. Very much appreciated. I am loving your new submissions. Personally I would buy them myself! Best to you.

Janelle Wourms on Jun 11 2017