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Wed Apr 16, 2014, 5:27 PM
a mother says to her son
can you feel the world lodged
in your rib? do not tell
me you can't, it's right there
and let's not tell god
anything about this, let's give
him the silent treatment like
he's giving to us,
sometimes i wake up wanting
to shred myself into ribbons
tie me up in a bow and send myself
to your doorstep with no
return address and let you deal with it,
you're not listening and you're not
understanding, you're too busy
trying to read all the text, but
i can go days without speaking
one word, got a habit of holding my
breath diving into my own mind
for hours, blue bottomless pool
river veins with the bones of a dream
drifting through, some stuck on the
banks all dried up and thirsty, this
shark tooth reminds me of you so i
press it in hard, still not one single
drop, a baby raccoon floats by with
no life but wide eyes, i know you'll
pray the horned god sends him
straight to the sea, drown him out
with that voice that says maybe
next year when you search for
yourself, you won't just be
facing dead ends

(the gate at the end of the garden is barred)

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Traditional Discoveries #2

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 16, 2014, 6:28 AM
Welcome to another installment of Traditional Discoveries. This feature is People created with all types of traditional mediums. Enjoy the show and show some love to these artists. :)

rehearsal-I by graemeb Lost In Space - 2 by mjhachem Uchiha Itachi by AKFid Sacred Drypoint by Razor-Sensei Saving Money by MaxHierro Feeding the ducks by JadeMoonRabbit El Secreto de Sus Ojos by inemasterkart Funeral by PrettieZombie notitle4 by Slawekgruca Altered Submission by A-Separate-Reality Copy of Georges de La Tour's Joseph the Carpenter by Jagroar Untitled by 1Creep The Encounter by elftantra Two Doves by Protoguy Punk Rocker. by StephenMerrigan Donwton Abbey - Violet Grantham by Stanbos Jeru The Damaja by pErs Narkotikum by yantotzkie Ellie by RhynWilliams Hero's by candysamuels EXCLUSIVE -KELLY EDEN- by marilisaargentieri Floating dream_LAKA Project by khanglex Death and Rebirth by KlarEm Place for me by sannchen broken by sannchen Overreaction by MisterDoyle Falling In Love by annakoutsidou I need protection by KlarEm Keeper of Secrets by plantiebee No code by danilomartinis Only a little bird by STelari Padma by Lasarasu Cia You, Papa by FrankGo Mad Queen Alice by EnysGuerrero Rowan (Painting) by MichaelShapcott Magical steam girl. ACEO by EnysGuerrero Medea by Rezurekted Burn to the very bone by STelari Pearl Rehabilitative Colony by alexandramanukyan Rebeca (How to disappear completely) by Marie-Esther stained-glass window by queerartist 'Harvest' by Christopher Lovell Art by Lovell-Art Angel by Razor-Sensei newspaper girl by glenox66 les fantomes des patients by glenox66 Cabarita Cove..90cmx70cm.jpg2.jpg2222222222222 by glenox66 The Bard's Tale and Her Empty Grass Land by somuchkittypity wishful thinking by nakedcrayon23 Ryo Love in Colored Pencil by LMan-Artwork Peace Keeper by deathasagi Collaged Wrap by abcartattack Portrait of Salvador Dali on stone by LosOjosNegros Imaginary companion by SolYaCheva Flamingo by JulijaJan Poetry by SamanthaJordaan Allegory of the Sublime by EmanueleDascanio KeyHole_opening by stonepp True love by jankolas Cloud Strider by SKMOON Whatever Happened To Jingle? by joeyv7 Been to the Desert on a Horse with No Name... by A-Separate-Reality el Reflejo by JuanCarlosLI The kiss of the poet by byalicia Stilleven VI:  Het Portret by jasminetoad Autumn by Zeleznik Innocence by Dragos-Sulgheru



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Warm Shadow by deerArylideLAST SIGH by wiwionart
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I figured it out from black and white.

lines hold the memories by agnes-cecile
Seconds and hours.
just one hour - memory III by agnes-cecile
Maybe they had to take some time.

two different lights by agnes-cecile
I know how it goes from wrong and right.
Silence and sound.

Others' voices by agnes-cecile

Did they ever hold each other tight
Like us?
intimacy on display by agnes-cecile

Did they ever fight
Like us?

our lines, our story, it isn't a linear path by agnes-cecile

We can make it 'til the end.
Nothing can come between
our great love story by agnes-cecile
Not even the Gods above
Can separate the two of us.

I don't want you to forgive me by agnes-cecile
I figured it out.
Saw the mistakes of up and down.

within the bounds of this single road by agnes-cecile
Meet in the middle.
There's always room for common ground.

wakeful by agnes-cecile
I see what it's like for day and night.
Never together

this thing called art is really dangerous by agnes-cecile

'Cause they see things in a different light
Like us.
But they never tried
Like us.

Forever yours, Freckles - detail - by agnes-cecile

We don't wanna be like them.
We can make it 'til the end.
Nothing can come between
You and I.

intimacy on display by agnes-cecile
No, nothing can come between
You and I.

xx love by agnes-cecile
Suggested Soundtrack: "You and I" by One Direction

Mary Cassatt

Wed Apr 16, 2014, 4:00 AM

"In art, what we want is the certainty that one spark of original genius shall not be extinguished."

-Mary Cassatt
 
Portrait of the Artist c. 1878
 
 
Mary Cassatt was born in Allegheny City (now part of Pittsburgh), Pennslyvania, USA on May 23, 1844. Her family was upper-middle-class, giving Mary the ability to travel Europe and later attend art school. Her schooling at the Pennslyvania Academy of Fine Arts lead her to believe one of the best ways she could learn was to copy the old masters.
 
 
The Mandolin Player c. 1872

 
In 1866, Mary finally got the opportunity to study abroad, but even then the prestigious Ecole des Beaux-Arts would not accept female students. Cassatt was also let down by the Salon and the conservatism of the Paris art world in general. After spending time studying and refining her techniques throughout the rest of Europe, Cassatt returned to Paris once again. It was here, in 1875, that she reached a turning point in her work after a painting of her sister Lydia was rejected by the Salon. She could alter the painting and conform to the standards of the Salon or join the Independents, where she had been invited by her friend Degas.

 

"I accepted with joy. I hated conventional art. I began to live."

-Cassatt to her original biographer on accepting the invitaion by Degas
 

Little Girl in Blue Armchair c. 1878

 

In Degas, Cassatt found a life long friend and equal with whom she could share her thoughts and opinions about art and life. And in this group of artists she could flourish in creating art the way she wanted. Cassatt's work in Impressionism stands out because of her focus on women and children together. She was able to capture some intimate moments that were absolutely tender and charming.

 

Mother About to Wash Her Sleepy Child, 1880

 

Mother and Child, 1889

 

Susan Comforting the Baby No. 1, c.1881

Cassatt continued transforming her art in medium and style through the turn of the century when finally, in 1915, she was no longer able to paint because of her failing eye sight. She died in France on June 14, 1926.

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Wanna Be In A Game?

Thu Apr 17, 2014, 12:58 PM
Well, now you can! 

Anime--Academy is now open, ready to accept your applications! Who would want to miss this?

I, Founder of Anime--Academy is letting you guys live life with many anime characters from many series! In fact, if you play long enough, you could even become room buddies with your anime lover/crush! 

However I do need your help. You need to fill in an application so I know who you are in the first place. 

Here's the application: 
Anime Academy Application [Blank] by TheOneAndOnly-K

Have a particular character you love? Write in the artist comments about it! I'll fill in the spaces personally!

Don't forget to follow the uniform law here!:

Anime Academy? by TheOneAndOnly-K
Please click the image! Different groups = different classes!

On another note, if this game is to get off the floor, I'm going to need your help.
As you can see on the group wall, we have a lot of characters to find appropriate images for...including a few characters at the bottom with no image at all to their name.

If you have free time to draw, even just one group of characters, that is enough to have you in my deepest thanks, not to mention the credits. 

I only need face changes and two outfits for each person, but there are so many people it's going to take YEARS for one person alone. 

Although I am picky, I admit, so long as your design in drawing is legit, nice and clear, I am willing to use it. 

If you can't help, say because of school or work, would you be so kind as to advertise this to others?

That alone will help this project sky rocket!

So again, thank you guys so much for even reading this, but please, help whether its drawing, finding or even just advertising...

TheOneAndOnly-K ~ x

(-404) Deviant Found, vol. 38

Thu Apr 17, 2014, 1:03 AM
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218 watchers
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But The King Had Begun To Age... by StoryTellerFFox and Hedgehog by StoryTellerF


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Mushroom journey by mirenneArmin attack by mirenne


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Black Wednesday Poster by mahogany-poulaineDrawing for a Record Cover by mahogany-poulaine
Inert Nakedness by mahogany-poulainePatterned Cloak by mahogany-poulaine


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