Carl Scharwath & Shanti Harjani Williams – Online Open Mic

The Girl With The Brick Heart

The bee buzzing of
A well-lit life
A flagrant smile
Harnesses the light
The fluorescent hanging lamp obviates the need
To see
As it glowers back at me
The hallucinogenic halogen bulb wires my mind
To feel
A fake incandescent soul
Made of bricks and hard lumps
Walking the surface easily
Giddy
A hand stretch leads the way to the inside
The soul is damp to the touch
But brick by brick
The heart was built.


Artists:

Photography by: Carl Scharwath

Carl Scharwath, has appeared globally with 150+ journals selecting his poetry, short stories, interviews, essays, plays or art photography (His photography was featured on the cover of 6 literary journals.) Two poetry books ‘Journey To Become Forgotten’ (Kind of a Hurricane Press).and ‘Abandoned’ (ScarsTv) have been published. His first photography book was recently published by Praxis. Carl is the art editor for Minute Magazine, a competitive runner and 2nd degree black- belt in Taekwondo. 

Poetry by: Shanti Harjani Williams

A lawyer by training, my full time job is being Mummy to my three amazing kids Ryan 17, Abby 14 and Shane 9. While home alone in the days, I would find the urge to write and began posting faith testimonies on Facebook on my personal page. This led to my prose writing also surrounding my Christian faith. Now I write in prose and poetry daily on my page as well as on other poetry sites. The areas I write on are faith, self awareness and growth, romance and world issues. I live and breathe my poetry and most of my work reflects my own daily experiences and life generally. I have been posting my poetry on my Facebook page for about 4 years.

Daniel Pravda – Online Open Mic

Car In Dunes
False Cape Dunes
Barbed Cross
Dune Pool

Artist:

Daniel Pravda takes photographs of beautiful decay.  He lives in Virginia and drives to the farmlands of eastern Virginia and North Carolina.  He finds countless abandoned farmhouses, barns, trucks, tractors, churches, etc., and many broadcast beauty to the open-eyed.  More personally, seeing lovely decay might helps him deal with our own decay. 

Call For Submissions – A Dash of Whimsy

A Dash of Whimsy – April 2020 Series

Call For Submissions!

All forms of comedic art are invited to submit!

The Coronavirus has hit the world hard, and I wanted to give you an opportunity to keep creating and sharing your art with the world. Many people I know have had to cancel their art events or postpone their usual art hubs. Ponder Savant is here for you as another platform for you to keep displaying your work while we are waiting for this pandemic to pass.

Because social distancing can be very depressing, especially when it is not of our own choosing, this series in April is going to be focused on keeping up people’s spirits. What better way to do this than by laughter?

 Any comedic or humorous art is invited to send in their submissions for this series starting next month. Maybe a funny poem, or a song with goofy lyrics. Maybe you are working on your stand-up comedy and you have a video to share. Even a good ‘ol dad joke is welcome! Whatever you’ve got, bring out your silly and send in the artwork that makes you smile.

As we sit in our homes during these social distancing, cooking up what to do with ourselves, let’s make it something delicious. The world has given us a splash of chaos, let’s add a dash of whimsy.

Where To Submit:

Email your submission to Mia Savant at pondersavant@gmail.com with the subject line: A Dash of Whimsy.

Submission Guidelines:

1. Send your comedic art of any kind (poems, music, drawings, paintings, videos, or any medium of creativity!). If it makes you laugh, send it in!

(Disclaimer: Submissions that include hate, discrimination, or inappropriate content will not be accepted).

2. Include a picture of yourself or any photo that you feel represents yourself as an artist.

3. Include any bios, links to your work, or social media sites that you would like to be shared. (If you have any rescheduled art events that were postponed due to the Coronavirus, feel free to include the new date and times of the event and I can include it with your work).

4. Follow the blog site www.pondersavant.com. If you have Facebook or Instagram follow there as well @pondersavant.

5. Spread the word! Let other artists know about A Dash of Whimsy by your social media sites or word of mouth!

Deadline for submission is March 31st, 2020

Richard Grahn-Abstract Music & Artwork – Online Open Mic

Listen to the abstract music of Bipolar Dimensions:

Bipolar Dimensions – Avante Disregard

Psychocollage

Birth
Linoleum Peeled From Pollock’s Studio

Artist:

Richard Grahn from Evanston, Illinois:  
The Universe is a medium. I draw inspiration from the void and from the all. Now is my timezone. I am blessed to be able to practice my passions, photography, sculpture, painting, music, and writing, full time. I have worked with aluminum, bronze, stone, wood, Styrofoam, glass, plaster, grass, and a variety of sculpture and mold making products. Some projects took over 18 years to complete, others were finished in an afternoon. Except for the photography (and sometimes with photography), my work is abstract, drawing from both the natural and the man-made world. I believe that one facet of art is its ability to take the viewer on a trip through their own imagination. Without the viewer, we would be out of work, or is it play?

Follow This Artist:

Published Book: https://www.amazon.com/author/richardgrahn
Published Music: https://bipolardimensions.bandcamp.com

Online Open Mic – Call For Submissions

My Dearest Ponderbots,

We have got quite a lineup developing for the March Online Open Mic, so start getting your dancing shoes on because it’s going to be a ball!

If you were debating whether or not you should participate, let me settle the debate because the answer is: “YES!” There’s still time to send your submissions and the time is now.

See below for guidelines and I’ll see you soon!

Submission Guidelines:

1. Send your art of any kind (poems, music, drawings, paintings, videos, or any medium of creativity!). It can be of any genre or topic.

(Disclaimer: Submissions that include hate, discrimination, or inappropriate content will not be accepted).

2. Include a picture of yourself or any photo that you feel represents yourself as an artist.

3. Include any bios, links to your work, or social media sites that you would like to be shared.

4. Email your submission to Mia Savant at pondersavant@gmail.com with the subject line: Online Open Mic.

5. Follow the blog site www.pondersavant.com. If you have Facebook or Instagram follow there as well @pondersavant.

6. Spread the word! Let other artists know about the Online Open Mic by your social media sites or word of mouth!

Deadline for submission is February 29th, 2020