NEW FEATURE FOR OCTOBER 2015
This group focuses on encouraging artists.
October's feature contains a small selection of the amazing artworks I receive as submissions from our very talented members, which I hope everyone will enjoy and be inspired by.
Our membership is steadily growing and at the time of submitting this journal is now 5,219 and our galleries as I always write, contain even more inspirational artworks, which are well worth viewing as well as adding to your .
I opened a new folder for colorist artworks four months ago, which still appears to be confusing many members and is adding to my workload. A colorist is responsible for adding line art to pencil sketches and colour to black-and-white line art, which often involves from one to three individual artists. Please remember that this folder is not for colourful artworks or colouring your own artworks.
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to the woman who drowned herself in the bathtub.i.
to the woman who drowned herself in the bathtub:
in the magazine I own that published your story,
they blurred out the crime scene photographs,
erasing your face and
the full curves of your breasts.
some part of me wonders
if you would have wanted this,
or if you would have liked for
the public to see you in your final moments,
half-soaked in grey-looking water,
your hair in strings, glued to the porcelain,
eyes closed and mouth gaping,
no breath stirring, no bubbles rising.
sometimes when I look
into the depths of my bathroom sink,
I hear your voice
(or what I imagine it to be--
after all, we never met).
you sit on the edge of the toilet seat,
and chat to me about the weather.
I would give anything to hear your real, living voice,
to ask you what you were thinking
as you lowered yourself
into the tub, queen of the tendrils of steam,
and let your lungs deflate like old birthday balloons.
on the news they say that your autopsy
revealed three quarters
of a bottle o