A letter from the editor
Perseverence is important. Don't let anyone take away the things you enjoy
2 poems from our featured poet
A collection of drawings with a unique style
I may pop in from time to time to show you guys my manual or digital process for creating coloring pages. I will also be holding tutorial drawing sessions.
-L. E. North (NAS founder & MIM Sponsor)
First off, I would like to say, "Thank you" to everyone who has been supporting us and helping us make our dream become a reality. We would not have a magazine without the readers and all you contributors who have opened up and poured your hearts out and have shown us and the world how amazing people can be.
We will keep going despite the forces that may knock us down. Thank you, everyone, for being incredibly understanding during this time. And we may delay, but we will not give up.
This Volume will be short and sweet:
I hope all of you had a wonderful Valentine's Day. Get ready for spring cause we will have some new and amazing content and plans that include all of you (make sure you're a subscriber and have confirmed in the email to participate)
Thank you for being a part of our creative moment, starting with one of the best online magazines, our community.
L. E. North
P.S. If you like the acrylic painting above and you would like to purchase, email email@example.com and let us know. Proceeds will be given to one of our MIM Asylum Gamers whose house burned down recently. All of our donations received will also be going toward him as he readjusts. Thank you!
Shoutout from Snyder: Sunny, the Bunny, is the awesomeness!
My world shattered at age 9 when my closest loved ones began to pass, and I later found out I was adopted.
I endured abuse. I was unable to feel the joy that most people experience as a young child.
But I kept going.
Later in life, I almost married the father of my child. He decided he wanted a different life, and I became a single mum without a home. I knew I had to do something to change the trajectory of my life.
I Had to Rebuild Myself and Put All the Pieces Together
I decided to get back into college and build up my life. I graduated from university and finally did find the right man to marry and had more children!
The perfect image of my life faded. Spine damage took its toll on my health and my career. I was a face and body artist in 2018, but I had to say goodbye to the work I l loved. I was unable to continue that path.
I may have been disabled in a wheelchair, but I didn't let that stop me.
I Found My Passion
I found passion in art and music. As a child, I would sing and feel exuberant. Art gave me hope and release. Even at 37, these are still my passions.
Being creative is massively comforting. I love spending time with my children creating artwork and creative journaling, and sketching. Photography is also an excellent outlet.
It allows you to capture the beauty and the moment and to remember the good times.
Today I Am Happy
Nowadays I take great pleasure in painting converse shoes for a charity called "Supershoes." They benefit children living with cancer and other serious illnesses.
Today I am happy doing the things I enjoy with the people I love. My disability may have taken away my way of life, but it will never destroy me. Through my art and photography, I persevere.
Find me on Instagram
Checkout Sunny's Facebook Page and give him a follow.
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The riddle in our honesty left untouched will turn.
Sour lies and fearful rot will whisper 'till we burn.
If mystery goes unspoken, if wonder slips away,
Time pass into trouble, people empty clay.
Our cowardice licks windows until the tongue it bleeds.
Shaking hands held out for bliss, dividing want and needs.
Silly little souls are singing such a frightful song,
But if we sway to the lament - we will not burn long.
So stoke the flames of gratitude, be brave enough to try.
Befriend insignificance, the stars can tell you why.
Lose yourself in forest deep, old antlers mark the trail,
Dance to songs no one can hear, set spine and soul to sail.
Awe is something you can teach, connection is a cord.
Curiosity a fractal question, not to be ignored.
Connect your life and creations - tail to face to tail.
Use it or lose everything, this perfect moment frail.
With the last bread inside my pack
With weary feet on rugged track
Insomnia laughs heartily at bowed
But on I stumble endlessly
The road to nowhere teasing me
Divine circle spiraling
toward the pit instead
No time now to sleep
The final way
The wretched beam
What labor exists more taxing than the
The final mercy
Still it waits
No matter now if sleep or gates
Is surrender And
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