Will – Visual Art by Ci Barros

Online Open Mic – 2021

Sensational is the first word that comes to mind when I look at the work of Ci Barros! She uses a combination of illustration, light, water and photography to bring an image to life. This art titled, Will, fills me with the feelings of incredible strength and graceful perseverance.

This work belongs to the “Elements” Collection (Atelier D’Arte Ci Barros)


Ci Barros

I am a “Visual Artist” and a Writer from Portugal. I make llustrations, Drawn Prints, Paintings, Artistic Photography and I also write Poetry. 

My artistic journey includes Exhibitions in physical and virtual spaces, national and international participations. Two poetic and illustrative books, in my own name, as well as participation in several Anthologies of poetry at national level, in addition to my participation, equally poetic and illustrative, in the local newspaper. My Artistic Context is based on Social Reflection and on topics connected to the notion of Sustainability, on the defense of the Rights of Women and the Protection of Children. Likewise, my “Social Project – Ci Barros”, through art and culture, promotes mental health (individual and collective). 




Call For Submissions – To What We Lost

Call for Submissions!

All formats of art wanted!

Free submission. Deadline October 31st, 2020.

Looking for art on the topic of loss of all kinds. It can be loss of a loved one, a relationship, job, home, etc. or any other type of loss. The idea is to pay tribute to that which has been lost, honoring and validating the grief process of it.

Selected submissions will be displayed on www.pondersavant.com.

Submit To:

Email Mia Savant at pondersavant@gmail.com using the subject line “To What We Lost.”

Submissions Guidelines:

1. Send your artwork of any kind (written art, performance art, visual art, etc.) on the topic of loss.

-If sending video, please send it as a link to either youtube or vimeo.

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. 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 To What We Lost by your social media sites or word of mouth!

Deadline for submission is October 31st, 2020

Visual Art by Rida Basit Khan

Still Shining

Rida Basit Khan from Pakistan created these fabulous pieces of visual art for us to take in. Explore the depth and grace of each one!


I, Rida Basit Khan, born on 13-01-1996, am an Artist based in Lahore Pakistan.
I am Visual Artist. I love exploring different mediums and surfaces and have found
myself to specifically show my skills in Calligraphy and Miniature Art. I have
completed my Graduation from University Of Education, Bank Road Campus and
Recently I have done my Post graduation from my dream University, College Of
art & Design, University Of The Punjab. I have picked GOUACHE as my signature medium. I have won competitions and awards in various art exhibitions & have also worked in various art exhibitions. Few of my paintings are also purchase by people in USA. I completed my graduation & post graduation with distinction. I am also the member of Artist Asssociation Punjab. I am also participated in International Exhibitions.

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Kelsey Bryan-Zwick-Artwork – Online Open Mic

Long Beach & Whale
Mother & Daughter
Self Portrait with Wings


A Best of the Net and Pushcart Prize nominee, Kelsey Bryan-Zwick is a Spanish/English speaking poet from Long Beach, California.  Disabled with scoliosis from a young age, her poems often focus on trauma, giving heart to the antiseptic language of hospital intake forms.  Author of Watermarked (Sadie Girl Press) and founder of the micro-press BindYourOwnBooks, Kelsey’s poems appear in petrichor, Cholla Needles, Rise Up Review, Right Hand Pointing, Redshift, and Making Up, a Picture Show Press anthology.  Writing towards her new title, Here Go the Knives,

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Instagram @theexquisitepoet