Search This Blog

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Editor's Reasons for EOTE August 2011

Why I selected the items appearing in EOTE August 2011

I wanted to create a colourful and energising issue to counteract the dismal Summer we've had here in England and to lift people's spirits in these financially austere times. 

The Colours of the Rainbow by Claudia Messelodi
This sequence of haiku fitted the bill perfectly; each colour is linked to a positive emotion, taking the reader through the spectrum of the rainbow. I like the way Claudia brings a spiritual element to a natural phenomenon and portrays an unusual view of God. 

Excerpt from The Butterfly Tree by Freya Pickard
Another "must-have" to breathe life and colour into our dismal world. I liked the crowded colours and scents and the beautiful descriptions of what the butterflies were doing; an oasis of vibrancy. 

Photograph by Mick Turner
An absolutely perfect companion to Freya's excerpt. The colourful butterfly on the bright mauve spray of buddleia takes one straight into the story. 

Photograph by Anne Baksteen
Again a "must-have" companion to The Butterfly Tree. The pink rose is so rich and dense with colour that I could almost smell it...

Featuring Jonathon B. Hoyt Creative Photographer
I looked through a lot of Jon's photographs and it was really difficult to choose which ones to feature in this issue. His pictures are works of art and each has merit of its own. In the end I went with the photographs that leapt out at me, clamouring with colour and energy. 
1. The open sky of this beach scene grabbed my attention immediately. The openess and warmth of the view took my breath away. 
2. The stained glass window is striking in its simplicity and works well with Claudia's poem on page 1. 
3. The dragonfly made me think of jewels lit by sunlight. The blues and yellow-greens work really well together, making another stained window effect. 
4. I liked the soft beauty of the clematis and the depth of field gives the picture a 3-D quality. 
5. I thought this photo was a studio shot - rose illuminated against a black background. But apparently this picture was taken outside in a garden. Again there is a 3-D quality about it where the rose seems to be coming out of the picture towards the viewer. 
6. The exotic butterfly is hypnotic and I couldn't stop looking at it. I think it might be a kind of peacock butterfly as it has "eyes" in its wings. The depth of field is perfect, providing a mottled background that compliments the insect's colouring. 

The Dandelion by Heather Connelly
I liked dandelions and I like dandelions growing in my lawn. I think they are happy flowers and bring a bit of sunshine down here on earth. That is the main reason why I included this poem! Of course it also compliments the feature on Heather on page 5. I liked the tone of the poem, slightly tongue in cheek but also plaintive. Like the author, I cannot understand why dandelions are so persecuted... But dandelion tea is good to drink!

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Feedback - EOTE August 2011 - from Enerico

From Eneric, England

Jon's photos are bloody stunning. My faves are the Moth (ok forgive me it may be a butterfly) and the dandelion puff!

Feedback - EOTE August 2011 - from Mavis Negroni

From Mavis Negroni 

Nice ezine. I loved the dandelion poem by Heather Connelly!

Feedback - EOTE August 2011 - from Claudia Messelodi

From Claudia Messelodi, Italy 

Thanks for sending the new issue of Ends of the Earth, I found it really fantastic and highly inspiring! I appreciated very much the images you chose for my poem; really very nice and peculiar.

I found Heather's painting "Lavender in Bridestowe" marvellous; the contrast between the orange-red of the sky and the lavender-mauve of the field is so striking an image indeed! The contours are so soft and wavy, convey a sense of peace and calmness, as if they were mirrors to a rich, deeply rooted inner world.

I read with pleasure the excerpt from "The Butterfly Tree" by Freya Pickard, I just adored the way that little corner is described, colours and scents coming out of the flowerbeds are conveyed. I'd definitely love to read more from it! It's such an involving piece of prose.

I looked at the pictures by Jonathon B Hoyt with a high degree of admiration, I would say! He is a very  good photographer; the one I liked most is the picture with the brown butterfly on it - amazing!

EOTE - August 2011

The August edition of EOTE is now available to view. Click here to view the link. 

If you're feeling as flat and as grey as the weather here in England, this is the 'zine you need to read; it's full of colour and energy!

This issue features the photographer Jonathon B. Hoyt as well as displaying photographs from Anne Baksteen and Mick Turner. There is poetry from Claudia Messelodi and Anna Brock introduces us to Heather Connelly - artist and poet.

Any feedback would be much appreciated. Read and enjoy!

Welcome to EOTE

Welcome to EOTE, the meeting place for emerging artists across the globe. 

I run a 'zine promoting writers, photographers, painters; anybody who is artistic and who needs promotion. 

The 'zine is free and therefore I cannot pay for anything I publish, but free marketing is an invaluable resource in these austere times. 

If you would like to submit your work for my consideration please contact me by email at  EOTE Please allow 3-4 weeks for an answer as I am a novelist myself as well as working part time. 

Any feedback on any of the links here is most welcome.