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This group is open to any artists who suffer from depression or bi-polar disorder, and anyone who wishes to support them. I envision it as a place where everyone can find support and advice from fellow sufferers. There's a lot of amazing art and literature dealing with the subject, and I hope to showcase it here. The only thing that will not be tolerated is being disrespectful of others. We gotta love each other, people.
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It was a hard choice. there were so many great works. Ultimately, the works were being judged by the quality of work, the creativity of the goals/plans, and how we, the judges, felt walking away from each work of art.
There were so many close choices.

1: Read Any Good Books Lately?I saw you yesterday
For the first time...
In a long time.
I saw you from far away
And my heart
Did that thing
That they talk about in Disney movies.
It fluttered.
Then when you came over
You smiled that smile
That makes me want to hate you
Because I know you can't be mine.
Not yet, anyway.
And when you hugged me
Like it was nothing
My dad's back was turned.
You didn't think anything of it
Because you didn't know
The clandestine conversations
That scared them and haunted me
From the last time I saw you.
But I made sure
His back was turned.
If it hadn't been,
I don't know what
I would've done.
Why did you risk it all?
But despite my father
And despite your father,
I want to plan a dream with you.
Let's plan a dream,
Much like you would plan
A road trip;
We are both well aware
Of the destination,
But the intricate back roads
That we will use
Are currently undefined.
The conversation won't lull,
I'm sure.
It never does with you.
When we aren't singing those songs
That nobody pays at
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2:  Let's open the new world by MissisSmith :iconmississmith:

3: Planning Dreams by MirrorKey  :iconmirrorkey:


It was a hard decision, and I hope I made the right one. Once again, the prizes will be a bit late coming in (I'm sorry, this happens a lot with my contests ^_^), but will be in your accounts by the end of this week. You guys did awesome, ALL of you. In a week or so, we will be posting a feature for the greatest pieces in the contest. There were so many to choose from.

I hope this contest brought you one step closer to realizing your goals of happiness. Make sure to note :iconthe-black-hole: if there is anything we can do for you!
Just a friendly reminder that there are only 7 days left until the end of the contest, and only a few of you have submitted your entries, out of the 16 of you who signed up! It is too late to sign up if you haven't already. But if there aren't enough entries, I'm going to have no choice but to cancel the contest. You still have a week, so no rush. But unless there needs to be at least 10 pieces by the 15th of March.

Have fun, everyone. And if you have any questions, feel free to ask.
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Sserenita Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
:heart: Thank you for affiliating with The-Feature-Showcase! We love our affiliates, so if you have any news or you ever need anything promoted please don't hesitate to ask! :heart:
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HigherSeeking Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional Photographer
Hi there! Thank you for the add to this group, it was suggested by a good friend of mine as I am currently working on a series of photography that is expressing my emotions from being abused as a child, and I am putting this out on DA and trying to draw awareness to it in the hopes that others will relate or be inspired to use their own emotions in a more positive way and outlet, such as drawing, photography, or any art really. 

I have created my first image in the series I'm simply naming 'Cracks' and I'd like to introduce it here along with the journal entry that I wrote for it that included my thought process and the 'why' I am creating this. It is my hope that even just one person can read this and relate and that it helps them! Thank you! 

Cracks to our Past by HigherSeeking   "Cracks to our Past"   and the Journal Entry to go along with it.....
Introducing my New Series ~ Cracks ~What do you think about when I say “Door”. Do you think of your front door? A bright red door with a gold handle as my husband first said?  What if I asked you to think BEYOND the physical part of the door, and asked you METAPHORICALLY about a door?
I’m creating a new series and I am going to let you in to my ‘inner thoughts’, the thought process so to speak (literally looking at my notes and words and sketches I used when forming this idea) that I used to form this concept…..
When I get an idea, its normally at night when I’m laying in bed, that moment right before you drift to sleep when your thoughts seem to almost be dreamlike. Well that is when I first got to thinking about doors. Physically we use them to keep things inside, or keep things outside; the weather, elements, people, animals, privacy, security. But when I started thinking beyond that I started to come up with ideas such as; DOORS: Different portals, God opens doors t
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creampuffluvr Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for featuring my poem. It means a lot. I'm glad you liked it!! :D
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Achille1996 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Thanks so much for the feature on my poem up there ^ It really means a lot!! To be listed first is nice, too. :D Thank you!!
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for including me in your feature! :)
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Fly-Up-High Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the invite? xD 
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Achille1996 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Thank you for the invite~Heart 
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Wordeea Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you for the request :)
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NerdyDinosaurShank Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
sorry i meant poems
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NerdyDinosaurShank Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
hey am new to this site could you support by reading my poms?
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Bark Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Writer
We're not dead, just sleeping off a drunk.
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HappyAsASam Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Writer
I just submitted something to "visual art", and I meant to submit it to literature....oops :(
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musetta30 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Thanks, so much! :rose:
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SurrealGrotesque77 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Artist
Hi. I run a magazine called Surreal Grotesque, we bring bizarre art and surreal fiction. I put together an anthology about mental illness not too long ago and I have a Master's in Psychology myself. I find that people who have dealt with real mental illness create the most honest art and fiction. While our audience is primarily interested in "horror writing", we like strangeness and surrealism in all forms. As anyone who has dealt with true mental illness knows, the horror of real life is often more frightening than any monster. If you think you might have something to contribute, email me at: dangrn77@hotmail.com and check out our magazine at www.surrealgrotesque.com.
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
We have 19 entries now..........anyone else?
Hugs to you all
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Please read: CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE.
I have just posted it for you all. It helps me to read these sayings and I hope it helps you too.
Love you all
Jenny
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mazblondie Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
thanks for the invite..:)
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proudeyesneverlie Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
thank you so much for requesting my poem. ♥
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rd2recovery Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the feature!!
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hey barky.............why didn't you tell me about this?
I am not new to depression!
Hugs
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BeyondJen Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much for requesting "blind." :heart:
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lombregrise Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Writer
sorry for the post in "hope" - but with an english translation I have think it will be ok. :#1:
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TheLunaLily Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for accepting my poem. :heart:
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JosephAngelo Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you for featuring Save Me. I really appreciate it.
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