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Awareness of the Arts
Our annual collaborative contest.
Only 9 Days left to get your entries in!
Awareness of the Arts: JourneyWe are down to our last 9 days, so I hope you are finishing up your entries! We still have two writers looking for artists, if you are interested in a last minute entry! YOU HAVE TILL JUNE 30TH TO GET YOUR ENTRIES INTO OUR:
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Each month we will choose a piece from the Literature seeking collaboration and the Art seeking collaboration folders and you will have to create its counterpart: an illustration for the literature piece or a text for the art piece.
Current pieces are:
Next month we will be choosing different pieces so get your works into either Literature seeking collaboration or Art seeking collaboration folders.
The Things We Lose To Time‘Once,’ his mother said, some kind of sadness slowly taking over her face, ‘he thought it to be his most precious thing, this old guitar of his…’
The Journey: Hilltop ViewThe hill seemed to be never ending; the walk taking forever it seemed. She was already waiting for him at the top with her back turned to him. He stopped a moment to watch her and catch his breath.
It had been quite the journey to get here. Both worked busy schedules with little to no time off but it was rewarding to be able to see this place with their own eyes. He continued to walk, stopping only when he was standing beside her.
The view was amazing. Sprawling hills and down at the bottom of the valley were houses no bigger than bugs to them. He sighed and looked over at her when she linked her arm with his.
“So, was it worth it? The journey to get here I mean”
“You mean going half way across the world and spending the day hiking to get here? For this view? Yeah it was”
They had decided that it would be a good idea to take a trip to some of the most remote places in the world, meeting the locals and hiking where they could. He looked out over the valley again.
With The Turn Of A Page (Contest)With the turn of a page, her journey began.
She was in the middle of the desert, braving a ferocious sandstorm. The camels had been lost a long time ago, along with all their supplies. She had to reach a camp, or she would not survive. She would just be one of a thousand travelers buried deep underneath the desert sands.
She stood on the deck, breathing in the salty sea air. A hat sat on her head, her trusty sword by her side. She was ready to fight. Looking to the first mate, she nodded. The cannons fired, and the battle began.
She ran through the ruins of an ancient temple, holding an amulet that she knew was cursed in her hands. Unexplainable tragic and horrible accidents followed her along her path to the bottom of the mystery.
She sat in a putrid cage, about to face certain death. She held hands with him, and they cried together. Tear-stained face tilted up, she experienced a salty kiss with the person she wanted to be with in her last breaths.
Between a Lizard and a DragonTazz has alway known he wasn’t like his siblings. They loved to creep around the forest at night, jumping out from the trees to scare and snap up innocent little insects, opening their creepy red mouths and widening their freaky eyes. Their special brand of gecko seemed to have been created solely for the purpose of being mean, cruel and cold. Tazz would rather imagine the adventures he’d take if he were anything but a lizard.
He was often the butt of the joke in his family. But even the biggest dreamers can only take so much.
After one particularly foul prank of his siblings, Tazz finally gathered his courage and spoke up. ‘I don’t want to be mean anymore.’ No matter how courageous he thought he was, even he could hear his voice quiver. ‘I don’t like being cold.’
‘You don’t like being cold?’ Luci mimicked him. Mocked him. ‘What, are we too cool for you?’
Levi snickered, smackin
HealingDidn’t think, again.
Hurt someone, I care about—
Though perhaps, with time and space,
Healing friendship can take place.
Close my eyes to cry,
First, I must forgive myself—
Now, healing inward.
Through these times and trials I face,
I realize where I went wrong.
It’s times like these, when—
When, all is quiet and still,
That I remember.
There is nothing to say but,
“I’m sorry and I love you.”
I must take my leave;
My heart, my soul, I place—
In your—loving hands.
I shall hope with some days passed,
Time, will bring you back to me.
A Conversation with the CloudsCherry blossoms bloom
Air fragrant with sweet pollen
Spring has begun
As I smile, dark clouds gather
Heavy ice falls from above
Lightning flashes high
Thunder crashes across sky
Petals knocked to ground
Do not worry the clouds say
More flowers will bloom in May
Storm fades from my sight
And opens air for sunlight
Atmosphere soon fills
With sincere reassurance
The seasons shall carry on
The Girl with Blue Hair (Inktober 29 Blue Lagoon)Bluer than the Ocean,
Bluer than the Sky.
Flowing like a river,
taking many paths.
The hair on her crown,
more beautiful than sea glass.
Until she turned around,
to see who was watching.
I quickly turned my face,
as she peered over her shoulder.
Masking my blush filled cheeks,
from seeing her lovely face.
Changing (Eng)Change is the secret to success
And you're an expert of changes
Like a chameleon you adapt to every thing
Following the environment in every whim.
No matter how extreme are the circumstances
Or what obstacles place themselves in your path
You change color, shape, structure and personality
You sacrifice everything to adapt to the environment.
From the emptiest desert, to the thickest forest
From the deepest abyss, to the highest mountain
You are always perfect, always the most ready
Like a chameleon you conform to the environment.
But if you ask yourself, after all those changes
What remains under your artful disguise
Would it still be you,
Or only environment?
Death of a SparkEmptiness with the heart
a space usually filled with love.
Broken into a million pieces
by one she truly loved.
Creating darkness and rage
fueled by bitterness and remorse.
Revealing another side of love
one that rarely shows its face.
Leading to the death of the spark
which many have called True Love.
The Queen's DoubleKnock, knock!
The tall man who was in charge of her security entered the room. She was standing still in front of the mirror dressed all in white, a colour that hardly suited the lie she was to perform in front of the whole kingdom.
"It's time, Aria." he said.
"Am I not to be called Majesty when dressed like this?"
She turned away from the mirror and faced him, a mix of fear and anger in her eyes.
"Come." she said quietly.
The man executed the orders. Aria raised a hand and gently carressed his face, their eyes now perfectly aligned.
"Tell me, Piers." she started. "Why do I have to do all the hard work, while she's the one who gets all the glory?"
"You won't have to bear his child..." he said, a hand around her waist.
A single tear rolled down her trembling cheek.
SerpentineMystery shrouds the serpent
Crawling about on his belly
Endless power required
Resourcefulness taking on his prey
Determination, supplying his needs
Cunning and shrewd he must be
Lulling you into false security
Just before he chooses to strike
Count yourself favored
For consideration to be
Among brethren of the serpent
The GuitarIt Calls me...
It Calls to All of Us...
From beyond the edges of things...
The music Calls...
But it has been so Long...
I can no longer see the sound...
I have lost the Taste of the melody...
The Dance of the Rhythm is missing...
The Song still calls...
From my Gut...
From my Heart...
From my Soul...
The Song still Calls...
But my fingers have lost their Cleverness...
All I can do...
Is hold it Close...
Winners of the Awareness of the Arts ContestHere are the winners of the Awareness of the Arts Contest hosted by
1st Place Winners
cmloweart and Christianonfire7
2nd Place Winners
LualaDy and MagicalJoey
3rd Place Winners
Sieskja and kesbet
Karendrae and DynamiteDanDMan
Tandem contest winners!Ladies and gentlemen, the time has come for us to announce the winners of the Tandem Contest!!
But first of all, a HUGE thank you to everyone who donated for this contest and promoted it! (deviants but also groups). This contest wouldn't have been a success without your help
And of course, thank you to ALL the participants for taking part of it!
Trust me, picking a top 3 was difficult for us because the entries were really good! But we finally made our decision!
FIRST: Wesley-Souza and cholie with:
SECOND: CD-STOCK and Exornali with:
Here at CollaborativeMinds we want to encourage the melding of the two big players here on Deviant Art, our Writers and our Artist! Working together for a common goal brings people together, and it is how some friendships can begin and grow into something special. You don't even need to have a partner to start with! Just post in either of or our seeking folders and maybe that person will come to find you. If you already have a partner please when you are finished with your collaboration submit it into the Collaborations folder. (Make sure if both of you are submiting your work separate that it has the same name, so we know they belong together)
Please don't be a bully or harass others. (You will recive one warning then be dropped from the group)
No extreme violence or tasteless nudes. (Admins have full control over what is considered extreme and tasteless)(You will recive three warnings then be dropped from the group)
You must be a member to submit art.
And more detailed rules
Oh, by the way we now have our own Donation Page! Should you wish to donate points you may donate them here: collaborativemindsdo. We will use all points donated to host contests and events in our group as well as co-hosting Next Years Awareness of the Arts Contest with sister group OurDreamsWillCome!
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