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Celebrating Diversity #4

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 2:11 AM


Commission for Eckohfox by Silverfox5213
Gift art for Rikkoshaye by Silverfox5213
Watching The Stars by Nimrais

Artisan Crafts

Screenprinted ghost lamp by mjdaluz
Amigurumi Hot Cocoa by HikaruChan811
Rainbow cake by kupenska


The Day You Drowned- to Oswaldo, my first friend
I could hear the ocean that morning, some
thirty miles from the coast, in that way
the waves always break down without anyone
around to see the waves break down
and it made no sense that I would wake
to the sound of the waves breaking down that
morning, but there I was, awake, ocean
in my ears, and alone. I learned what happened
much later, bike tire treading water at our
park, a sign hung in the rain. You were
alone, skirting, dancing with the shore
the way you always would, the way you always did
until then, when the ocean danced with you
and led you onward, your favorite music with
your favorite partner leading you on, foam
stepping forward, you stepping back. When
the false step happened, the ocean cradled you
because you were its favorite partner
and it never wanted to lose you, to be left
alone. You, being gracious, went along.
The ocean was in my ears this morning. I hope
you're still dancing in the ocean's arms.

Yes, I Have a PenisYes, I Have A Penis
Do not assume (if I hold the door for you),
that I am making a statement
about your inabilities
to open the door for yourself.
If you hold it for me,
I'll say 'thankyou'.
Do not assume (if I pay for the meal),
that I am underestimating
your earning capacity
as a woman.
If you invite me out for a meal,
you're paying.
Do not assume (if I defend your rights),
that I am belittling
the attempts that you have made
to defend your rights yourself.
If you defend my rights,
I'll consider you human.

WillowYour confessional arms are Willow trees,
draping lonely limbs around an empty ink-jar heart.
Scars worn down like henna tattoos.
A night witch scrawling her incantations on blue moons,
rolling her letters into sentences like a curse.
But, it is in these coffee eyes you have found a home.


No Symbol Needed Stamp by ClefairyKidMake Tea Not Drama -- Stamp by Hardrockangel
Be responsible by StJoanTraditional Art Stamp by darkartificer

"It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength."
- Maya Angelou

Celebrating Diversity. Edition #4.
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SingingFlames Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Great picks! :squee:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :la:
lizard-keys Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student Filmographer
Amazing features! :happybounce: so inspiring <33
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like them! :D
Hardrockangel Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The crocheted tea-cup is so cute! :love:
And the anthro-drawings in the top-part are gorgeous.

Wonderful feature!
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Astrid!

I know, right? It's so adorable. I want one. :meow:
Hardrockangel Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I may try to make one out of the fleece and felt I still have lying around. :paranoid:
And welcome!
SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey :wave:
This article is feature in my last edition of This week in my MC !
Take care and stay devious :la:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :love:
Leichenengel Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The "Yes I have a penis" lit thumb is somewhat a total attention *censored* :giggle: Nice pick xD
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