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Monthly Spotlight - January

For this month of January, let us focus the spotlight on the artists below.

ChampagneRaise your crystal flûte
Of liquid chromatism,
And watch how the sequins
Catch the coloured light,
Pyrotechnic effervescence
Bursting to the brim and
Frothing forth, sweet and dry
In a fluid spray of fizzing sparks:
Carbonated gold,
Essence of sunshine.
Clink, echoes the glass
As it chimes, once then twice:
A crisp, clear peal to ring in
The season's merry tidings,
Endings and beginnings;
And you toast to the future,
Drinking to health and fortune,
To friendship, to love,
To peace and goodwill,
A toast to celebrate life.
The Joys of Life by GraphiteColours An Inspirational Scene"If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart."
- Arab proverb

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Judging from the way most people look at you, you'd think that your face was transparent. They look around you, past you, through you... but never actually at you. It's as if they've convinced themselves that if they don't make eye contact, then you don't really exist and they won't feel guilty about ignoring your presence.
To them, you're just another bag of rubbish, left discarded and festering on the street, causing a nuisance to pedestrians until the council decides to send someone around to collect and dispose of you. To them, you're just another brick in the wall; you could be painted into part of the background tomorrow and nobody would even notice. To them, you're already part of the background.
So you pay them no mind. Ignorance can go both ways and if they can't see you then you can't see them either. You choose to suffer alone as you drag your sickly, ba

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Submission guidelines and Gallery information

Submission guidelines and Gallery information

Featured – This is where the outstanding ones go and only Admins can submit here. If your submission wins the weekly challenge, it goes here as well.

Photos – This is where you can submit your photos and photomanipulations. Digital art is not accepted as of the meantime. The single rule for this gallery is that the photo should inspire people to write.

Poems – This is where all sorts of poems go. And same with the Photos folder, submissions will be checked to ensure that the poem can serve as an inspiration for fellow artists.

Photoems – This is the highlight of our group and we will closely monitor this folder to make sure that only Photoems are accepted. It is also important to know that any submission that doesn't meet the copyright guidelines will be declined.

Weekly Challenge – To keep things interesting, we will be hosting a weekly challenge for all our members.

Below are the Submission Guidelines.
- 3 entries per week to the Photos folder.
- 3 entries per week to the Poems folder.
- 2 entries per day to the Photoems folder.
- 1 entry per week to the Weekly Challenge.

Here are the guidelines that we will all follow when Accepting/Declining your entries.

General Rules for Photos:
- Always keep in mind that "it should inspire people to write".
- It is important that the image is not too blurry or grainy.
- It should at least have a concept or a subtle message.
- Photos should meet some basic photography principles such as focusing and exposure.
- The use of the dA watermark must not affect the quality of the image.
- Nude photos are currently not accepted but is subject to discussion should a need arise.

Copyright Guidelines for Photoems:
- If it is a collaboration, it should mention in the comments that it is one.
- If a preview image was used, it should state in the comments that proper permissions were obtained as per discussed in this must-read article.
- If the member owns the photo used as a preview image, it should state in the comments that the photo is of their own. Same principle applies to purchased images.
- The usage of Thumbnails in the artist's comments in place of preview images is allowed.

Poems with Mature Content
- It should not be too explicit nor too vulgar.

For questions and comments, you can leave it here.


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Timespylit Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Wut is mint as vulgar ?
Perhaps u shud just

Say that u can't say

Richard pryor,s

Seven dirtey wirds !
lostlightxxx Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student Writer
Oh this sucks, I really wanted to join, too bad entry is closed.
-looks like an amazing group (Y)
Dryalantha Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I have been a long time offline and I think I missed something... I can't submit any work anymore. :( What happened?
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flummo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Student Writer
Hi, I was interested in joining, but when I sent my request it said that I wouldn't be able to. When will join requests be open again? I like the idea of the group. :)
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