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I, Ursula

By bubug
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"You should flee female poets; their call
will transform you into a buck
leaping to escape the word dogs.

This is solid advice, it is true.
Beware, your brown eyes will turn bitter –
I am not just this season, not your bit of fun

because I will write poems that will petrify
your royal jelly into wax, I will
describe the growl that you make as you come.”

From the poem Averse Muse, by Ruth Stacey

Book cover illustration made for "forthcoming poetry collection by Ruth Stacey, published by V.Press Poetry. The poems focus on different themes, including the shifting perspective of famous muses thrashing against their objectification, and the desire felt for the poet’s muse which places him in the same position. The poems include various themes, including: the desire and fire-like obsession of love; witchcraft and female power; mothering and anxiety for little children in the frightening world; animal shape-shifting to represent mixed-ethnicity in the character of a fox-boy; surviving mental illness; and the layering of voices when writing memoir and biography about muses like Jane Burden, Lizzie Siddal, Jeanne Hébuterne, Angelica Garnet and Camille Claudel.

The poet and editor Jane Commane said that, “Stacey is a fearless and utterly compelling writer, whose candid, courageous poetry takes on the prevailing narrative and places women at the very epicentre."

twitter: @mermaidsdrown

insta: www.instagram.com/ruth_stacey/

website: ruthstacey.com

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SDWH's avatar
This is amazing!
Especially amazing is how her hair 
Flows thru the branches! :D
Artman21's avatar
Wow...this is very well done! Also, she reminds me of Pocahontas.
bubug's avatar
Thanks guys; happy, you like it!
Yasuuko's avatar
so beautiful
FledLast's avatar
this is absolutely gorgeous
Vyctorian's avatar
She's stunning!~
kachicache's avatar
So beautiful! 
cosmicbouquets's avatar
This is amazing I want to cry how long did this take
Hlufte's avatar
This looks incredible and I love the amount of details you have put into your work. :wow:
econdon's avatar
if I met that girl in rl id ask her out... lol
Frogcarefree's avatar
I love fantasy, so I make magic jewelry and jewelry. Wonderful drawing!
bluewingfairy's avatar
Good morning friend, whoa, wonderful and beautiful!!!!!!. 
Cyklopi's avatar
beautiful drawning; colors, line art - all of this magical! 😊
lauraypablo's avatar
a magnificent artwork, really nice done! your style is beautiful! :rose:
zebanim's avatar
I like it !
Excellent details, very good harmony of hair and trees
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Pisiprens's avatar
Amazing. I like it.
Abisilator's avatar
Reminds of Princess Mononoke and the God of the Forest - beautiful painting!
Ururuty's avatar
Brilliant drawing!
T-2r's avatar
This sounds like a feminist strain of madness.
bubug's avatar
She's a creator and she makes her art about things, that are important to her. And to many others. Why is that a problem for you?
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