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##### Poet's Artsy Things!
« on: March 18, 2018, 06:16:33 pm »
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Hey all!

So, looks like I've finally started a thread for my work!

I've been threatening to do so for about a week, so here it is. Tell me what you think.

I'll begin by putting up some of my works from 2017, and then put in my more recent works. I'll aim to put at least one work into my collection weekly. So, here's my first one, called 'Wings'. I did this when I first took an interest in drawing people, so the hands, face and feet aren't very detailed at all.
Not the best works by any stretch of the imagination, but they're little pieces of who I am, my thoughts and my dreams. Some have little poems with them. 'Wings' has this little one:
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"So I dance
With wings that cannot fly
Beautiful, useless wings.
But though I am grounded
Imagination soars
I will touch the stars."
Sorry the image is sideways.

Hope you guys like them!

Poet xx

P.S. PM me anytime if you have any questions about what I'm up to art-wise. I love to talk about exhibitions and artists! 💕

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« Last Edit: April 03, 2018, 01:50:34 pm by secretly_a_poet »
You're both the fire and the water that extinguishes it.
You're the narrator, the protagonist, and the sidekick.
You're the storyteller and the story told.
You are somebody's something, but you are also your you.

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##### Re: Poet's Artsy Things!
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2018, 06:20:12 pm »
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Hey all!

So, looks like I've finally started a thread for my work!

I've been threatening to do so for about a week, so here it is. Tell me what you think.

I'll begin by putting up some of my works from 2017, and then put in my more recent works. I'll aim to put at least one work into my collection weekly. So, here's my first one, called 'Wings'. I did this when I first took an interest in drawing people, so the hands, face and feet aren't very detailed at all.
Not the best works by any stretch of the imagination, but they're little pieces of who I am, my thoughts and my dreams. Some have little poems with them. 'Wings' has this little one:
Spoiler
"So I dance
With wings that cannot fly
Beautiful, useless wings.
But though I am grounded
Imagination soars
I will touch the stars."
Hope you guys like them!

Poet xx
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##### Re: Poet's Artsy Things!
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2018, 06:42:38 pm »
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Hey all!

So, looks like I've finally started a thread for my work!

I've been threatening to do so for about a week, so here it is. Tell me what you think.

I'll begin by putting up some of my works from 2017, and then put in my more recent works. I'll aim to put at least one work into my collection weekly. So, here's my first one, called 'Wings'. I did this when I first took an interest in drawing people, so the hands, face and feet aren't very detailed at all.
Not the best works by any stretch of the imagination, but they're little pieces of who I am, my thoughts and my dreams. Some have little poems with them. 'Wings' has this little one:
Spoiler
"So I dance
With wings that cannot fly
Beautiful, useless wings.
But though I am grounded
Imagination soars
I will touch the stars."
Hope you guys like them!

Poet xx

P.S. PM me anytime if you have any questions about what I'm up to art-wise. I love to talk about exhibitions and artists! 💕
Great start Poet, keep it up! Really looking forward to seeing more of your work!
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##### Re: Poet's Artsy Things!
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2018, 07:37:33 pm »
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So this isn't me putting up work on the forum, but I have some art news! 💕

I entered my year 12 finals from last year into an exhibition called the Creative Minds Exhibition, and I was accepted. It's my first ever public display, and we're bumping in my works on Wednesday!!!
The exhibition itself officially opens on the 24th of March (this Saturday) at 2 pm.
I have two works, one I'm selling for $800 (a collection of skulls and bones I've decorated) and another I'm putting up for$400 (some rocks I've done designs on).
I doubt anyone will make an offer, but it's an achievement for me.
I'll try to get some photos up here at some point, but for now, I just can't wait!

I'm so excited!

P.S. Love you guys, you're so encouraging and honestly the best!💕💕
You're both the fire and the water that extinguishes it.
You're the narrator, the protagonist, and the sidekick.
You're the storyteller and the story told.
You are somebody's something, but you are also your you.

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##### Re: Poet's Artsy Things!
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2018, 05:52:32 pm »
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Hey lovelies!💕
I went to the opening of the art exhibition today, and it was really good. I met a couple of friends (@technodisney haha) and it was fun. The artwork is amazing!! It inspired me to put up some more of my work in here...
So, here's another one! It's a tribute to Project Semicolon that I drew a while ago. I found this a really encouraging Project, and so instead of getting a tattoo, I've drawn a picture:

Hope you like it.
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edit: I forgot to add - I've written "your story is a work of art" for this one. Not a poem, just a little encouragement.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2018, 01:51:15 pm by secretly_a_poet »
You're both the fire and the water that extinguishes it.
You're the narrator, the protagonist, and the sidekick.
You're the storyteller and the story told.
You are somebody's something, but you are also your you.

Dealing with Year 12 - Put Your Mental Health at the Forefront
A Little Guide to Healthy Eating

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##### Re: Poet's Artsy Things!
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2018, 08:10:05 pm »
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WOW!!!! I love it poet!! Wish my drawings looked like that! Keep posting please

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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2018, 07:34:56 pm »
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Hey, my friends!
Today I have a story to share with you. A bit different to my usual drawings and stuff, but I thought I would put it up here and see what people think. Please critique if you think I could word it better, I would really appreciate the correction.
Hope you all have a beautiful night!💕

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Yu sat with her back to the bars. As a prisoner in that same cell for three years, she was used to the rough, cold stone floor and the flaking rust that stained her uniform in streaks. She knew every lump in the mattress, every crinkle in her uniform, and every bolt and bar that held her in her cage, like an animal on display. Her whole world had been darkness for so long. The only light she knew was that of the small, barred window in the corner. A source of blessed warmth in summer, yet a harsh cold in winter.
It was winter.
A cold wind gusted, carrying the smell of coming rain and small motes of dust that speckled the sparse bed and chamber. Yu grimaced. The resulting mud would be a nuisance.
The wind, however, was the only freedom she had, and she revelled in it.
Yu stood up, knees cracking, and rubbed her back, feeling the bones underneath. She was thin; not from lack of food, but lack of freedom and joy in life.
“Hey, Yu,” the day guard entered, carrying a tray of food and smiling at the pun.
Lyra was one of the nicer ones, albeit her terrible sense of humour. Yu gave a small smile and took the tray gratefully, but did not answer. She never had. There was no reason to speak any more. If she did, she might tell them what she had done.
She could not tell them what she had done.
She could not.
Lyra turned and left, locking the three separate doors that led to a place she hadn’t been in years, a place she craved to go. Yet she would die here, lest she told them the truth.
But she could not tell the truth.
She. Could. Not.
Blanking her thoughts, Yu turned her attention to the lukewarm rice and began to eat slowly and deliberately. She wished for a release, something to take her mind off the years she could feel slipping away, like water through spread fingers. Time ticking by without her. She wondered if there was a God out there who would grant Yu her wish for companionship, one that had no need for speech. She prayed for a friend, as she had prayed every day for three years. She knew it was almost hopeless – yet a small hope is better than none.

Another strong gust of wind blew through the bars, stirring her tangled hair as she looked in despair to the solid concrete and thick bolts. Turned away from the sorry excuse for a window, she heard a sound and glanced back, surprised.
A small bird had landed at the bars, carried by the wind and rain. It gave a small cry and collapsed inside the cell, falling to the floor with barely a sound. Yu gasped and scrambled on hands and knees towards the small creature – the first she had seen since her imprisonment. Cradling the traumatised beast, she checked its wings and knew that one was broken. Its fragile bones were bent and shattered, and Yu felt an indescribable sense of grief for the poor animal as it lay there, cold and broken. Its tiny heart beat in her palm as she held it close, wrapping it in her long shirt in an attempt to keep it warm and dry. The bird, although awake, did not struggle and let Yu stroke it gently until it fell asleep, its heart beat slowing into a steady, light rhythm.

Yu stared at the beautiful embodiment of freedom that she held in her hands, wondering at its exquisite feathers, its resilience and its fragility.
And she knew.
She saw then that this was the friend she had been waiting for; a friend who would not speak, but sing a wordless song more beautiful than any phrase. A friend who could stay by her. Her little bit of a life she thought she’d lost.
Her innocence.
Yu opened her mouth and spoke.
“I think I’ll call you Mii, little one,” she whispered, her voice cracked and quiet from years of neglect. “Because it’s just Yu and Mii now.”
Yu stroked the little bird’s chest with a delicate finger, joy blossoming in her heart.
“You and me”.
And she smiled.

It's quite short and doesn't make much sense, but I wrote it to make me happy. I hope it does the same for you.
You're both the fire and the water that extinguishes it.
You're the narrator, the protagonist, and the sidekick.
You're the storyteller and the story told.
You are somebody's something, but you are also your you.

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##### Re: Poet's Artsy Things!
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2018, 11:10:34 am »
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Hey poet!!

I LOVED your story!! Like absolutely loved it. Only bad thing about it was it didn't go for long enough and I wanted to keep reading :p So thanks for posting it.
I'm also a really curious person.....and just wondering.....what did she do?? What was it she couldn't tell them?? Haha...I've read it over and over to try and see between the lines but I can't find any hints. Am I just totally dumb or did u mean to leave ur audience in total suspense?! haha

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##### Re: Poet's Artsy Things!
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2018, 02:29:45 pm »
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##### Re: Poet's Artsy Things!
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2018, 04:47:59 pm »
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Hey poet!!

I LOVED your story!! Like absolutely loved it. Only bad thing about it was it didn't go for long enough and I wanted to keep reading :p So thanks for posting it.
I'm also a really curious person.....and just wondering.....what did she do?? What was it she couldn't tell them?? Haha...I've read it over and over to try and see between the lines but I can't find any hints. Am I just totally dumb or did u mean to leave ur audience in total suspense?! haha

Aww, thanks so much guys, that's so sweet!!!

The story was meant to leave you in suspense, and wondering what our poor, lonely protagonist had done. However, @LaraC (you're SO not dumb, I don't even know what I'm doing!!), if I was to expand on the story, I would make it so that she was either protecting someone else (so she herself was innocent of the crime she was imprisoned for) or had blocked out the memory of some obscure power she had because she had done something terrible that her mind couldn't cope with. You know, dramatic and exciting.

Just having some trouble uploading pics of stuff we did today - setting up a Deviantart, so I'll be with y'all soon! Love you all!
You're both the fire and the water that extinguishes it.
You're the narrator, the protagonist, and the sidekick.
You're the storyteller and the story told.
You are somebody's something, but you are also your you.

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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2018, 01:19:03 pm »
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Hey, guys! Finally set up a Deviantart, called GoneRoguee! It hasn't got much on it (yet haha), but I'll update whenever I can on here and there. For now, here's a photo I took yesterday of a lovely kookaburra who posed just for me when I was walking with my family up near the Dandenong Ranges.

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I also have a photo of the underside of ferns I walked under, and you can see the little spores and seeds held underneath the leaves:

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And here's a photo my mother took of me and my dork of a brother walking into the forest (I don't know what he's doing with his arms...). The trees, called California Redwoods, have been growing there for hundreds of years and are ridiculously vast and beautiful. It was like walking through an enchanted forest where an elf might just pop out at any moment!

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That's it for today. Thanks for all your support, AN fam! 💕
You're both the fire and the water that extinguishes it.
You're the narrator, the protagonist, and the sidekick.
You're the storyteller and the story told.
You are somebody's something, but you are also your you.

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« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2018, 07:20:50 pm »
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Hey all!

Okay, so it may/may not be a special person's birthday tomorrow (I was told to not do a shoutout so I'm going to make it a manhunt instead *laughs evilly*) and I happen to have a present for them. Sorry it's not the best - it scanned lighter than the actual drawing and I'm not very experienced with pencil drawings, but here's a lil baby giraffe for the birthday girl!

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Happy 19th to a good forum friend!💕

edit: It's been called by Rui, so I'm going to say HBD to insanipi!!
« Last Edit: April 12, 2018, 10:36:50 am by secretly_a_poet »
You're both the fire and the water that extinguishes it.
You're the narrator, the protagonist, and the sidekick.
You're the storyteller and the story told.
You are somebody's something, but you are also your you.

Dealing with Year 12 - Put Your Mental Health at the Forefront
A Little Guide to Healthy Eating

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« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2018, 07:24:26 pm »
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Hey all!

Okay, so it may/may not be a special person's birthday tomorrow (I was told to not do a shoutout so I'm going to make it a manhunt instead *laughs evilly*) and I happen to have a present for them. Sorry it's not the best - it scanned lighter than the actual drawing and I'm not very experienced with pencil drawings, but here's a lil baby giraffe for the birthday girl!

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Happy 19th to a good forum friend!💕
That. Is. Amazing!!!
Absolutely love it, it looks awesome!

Also, happy birthday to whoever's birthday it is...
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##### Re: Poet's Artsy Things!
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2018, 02:20:36 pm »
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Hey my lovelies,

Here's another one, called Fledgling. I made it last year at a time when I felt alone, small and afraid of what lay before me. It can be challenging to step off the edge and make big decisions sometimes, so I drew a quick sketch (not very detailed at all!) of a little girl standing and looking out over a jagged chasm. Fun fact: she's based off of me.
Here's the little poem to go with it:
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Still a fledgling
I stand
At the edge of the chasm
Alone
Still a child
I must make my own decision.
And here's the drawing. I hope some of you can relate!!💕
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P.S. This is one of the ones that got some water damage. I fixed it up the best I could, but please excuse any weird smudges or whatever!
You're both the fire and the water that extinguishes it.
You're the narrator, the protagonist, and the sidekick.
You're the storyteller and the story told.
You are somebody's something, but you are also your you.

Dealing with Year 12 - Put Your Mental Health at the Forefront
A Little Guide to Healthy Eating

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##### Re: Poet's Artsy Things!
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2018, 10:47:39 pm »
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I really love the poem and the drawing. The poetry resonates with me.