Dear reader, have you ever wanted to hold a pdf or a printed copy of the best poems I have produced? (As voted by Likes in WordPress, have a poem you want in the Zine? Go back and like it now!)
Ever want new original art exclusive to the zine? Ever want to help me as a artist and poet help me get better? Ever answer a rhetorical question out loud?
If you answered yes to any of those questions than your lucky day is coming soon!
Two zines are coming to the Enigma Garden!
Vixen poetry zine – issue 1
Animals as elements
Both will be available soon as hard copy, or pdf. Both will contain extra stuff exclusively to those who purchase a copy!
It’s all coming soon!
Yours in the enigma garden,
Sorry about this but stuff is going be a bit quieter than usual for a bit. I will try and keep the animals as elements coming but I can’t guarantee anything else.
In understanding and writing,
As some of you who follow this blog for a long time I intersect my poetry often with my artwork. This has led me to decide to start my first Virtual exhibition of my physical artwork. Although I also dabble in my virtual artwork a lot of that is concentrated on getting art done for my comic. Which also helps me in bringing my narrative skills to bear.
So to help bring the two together in a new way I will be creating a virtual exhibition of my Animals As Elements series of physical art. Each will come with a artists statement of how the art came into being, why that particular animal was chosen and sometimes a poem. This will of course take some time so I plan to realese them about weekly. Thankfully the art is well ahead of the other parts of this process.
Hope you enjoy.
Yours in creativity,
I’m always being watched
Every day my face is here
No one ever views the tapes
Sometimes I think
They are just being used to be voyages
Litter stories, pulp books to sell to masses of extraterrestrial aliens
I’m sure they read our lives
I’m sure they hate us too
We waste so much energy on trivially minuscule things
They compare our civilization
They can’t rely on just these cameras
But they have nothing else
I am going to be posting a poem every second day in August. I hope. I’m doing this for two reasons, one to practice my poetry skills and try and up the differences between them. The other is to gain more attention to my blog. Yeah I’m a little vain, but I love it when people like my poems.
All these poems are free! For your eyes to see. If I’m feeling really generous I might even record me reading one or two.
I will be also be making poetry and art for sale section of the site in due course. Possibly before this post goes up.
Hope all is well,
A few more slight changes. Since the writing for hammersmith is now going to only be for the comic which has moved, I have placed all the Hammersmith stuff under one heading on the Enigma Garden site. The comic will be the main place for the story, but I want to keep the story here for prosperity. I might start up text updates in future maybe, maybe not. We shall see. Hammersmith has always meant to be a comic and now I finally feel like my art is good enough for it. So hopefully I will be able update it a bit more often now I am not worrying about keeping the text bit updated.,
This means more non-continual text will appear here for the moment. I will be writing a few short stories which will likely eventually end up here when I am happy with them.
Hi faithful readers, new and old.
I now have a Facebook fan page: https://m.facebook.com/annerowlandsartistpoet/
You can find a link to some other new stuff including a pateron on my About page here and on the Hammersmith comic page.
I’m also now open to full paid art and poem commissions. I’m not yet sure how to sell them, I’m open to suggestions. You can get such things from my patreon page but I’m not linking to that except from my about page for the moment. More news on that when available.
Their had also been some dreaded retroconjuration in the Hammersmith story. Particularly a bit I was unhappy with in chapter 17. Of course the original is still available in the pandora archive of this blog. For which I ask future readers to forgive me for my mistakes.
Cheers and thanks for reading and continuing to support.
P.s. I’m looking to redesign the art area of the site soon.
My top ten songs
I wrote quite a few non fiction articles in my time online. Some I’m not proud of. Some hide in the deepest reaches of the early Internet. The things am proud of are my few but, I think at least half way decent music reviews. I wrote a few for a blog then known as Tomarto Records Monthly. It’s now known Tomatrax and is edited by Richard. I enjoyed writing a little piece to help celebrate the fact that Richard has had his music reviews, interviews, etc. going for a good solid 10 years. A feat well worth celebrating, sharing, and having been a fairly small part of.
Hope you like it.