Sunshine ☀️

We all see the sun every day. She has an influence on us and everything that we see and don’t see. No matter who and where we are in this world.

But do we actually see and acknowledge her enough? When we put on sunscreen? When we eat our food, that wouldn’t exist without her? When she lights up our days? Or while we think about what we can do to reduce our impact on Global Warming?

What role does the sun play in your life? And has she ever come up in the art or poetry you’ve been creating? Is now the time to pay a little homage to the sun?

These are your submissions:

Up In The Sky

up up in the sky
round cozy warm but dreadful
in summer – she rains

Ojo Victoria Ilemobayo “untitled” (2021)

Ojo Victoria Ilemobayo is a young Nigerian Student of the prestigious institution: Lagos State University (Sandwich Programme), a phone graphics designer, a budding poet and a video editor.

Some of her works are published by Mixed mag, Onley magazines, Mad Swirl, , Communicatots League, Ink Baby Literary, Upwrite Magazine,WSA, Prawns Paper, and somewhere else.

When she’s not writing, she’s studying, watching the stars at night or probably singing and listening to “Uyo meyo” by Teniola Apata.

Say hi to her on:
Facebook: Ojo Ilemobayo
Instagram: @Ojo Ilemobayo

Alex Giegold “beyond bathrooms #6” (2014)

Alex Giegold is a photographer and part of the artistic duo Giegold & Weiß.
With her work she is questioning power structures in visual culture. She
systematically engages in phenomena of social normalization.

Instagram: giegoldweiss
giegold-weiss.de

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Dixie Turner “Step 1” (2021)

Dixie Turner lives and works in Berlin as a Craniosacral Therapist. They explore drawing and movement and stepping into themselves and the world around in new ways, day by day.

Instagram: Dixie Jade Turner
dixieturner.eu

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Meredith Bass “Sun” 2021

What the sun means to me: It is new beginnings, second chances, opportunities waiting, warmth, and changing our perspective. It lights up our world like a radiate soul. After every dark night, there’s a new day.

My name is Meredith Bass, like the fish 😉 I’ve been taking pics for as long as I could remember, but it seriously started 2014. Portraits have always been my favorite, But fun fact: my first job was a videographer position.

Instagram: Meredith Bass Photography
meredithbassphotography.com

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His stripes have been replaced by bands of fluorescent sunlight

Looks for the weeping bird under the chair, finds only roads

So looks again, inside the lion’s stomach, inside the cartwheeling jets

Amber eyes are drenched in gasoline tears, set on fire

The sun commits arson, over the rooftop pools, the steaming coffees, the kaya toasts

Cat tears off his fur with his tongue, dons a cape, then leaps

into all the liminal spaces, now blazing

Ser Nin “Cat During Morning” 2021

Ser Nin is a poet and writer from Singapore.

Instagram: Ser Nin

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Nikola Alto “Golden Hour Tea” 2021

My name is Nikola 🙂 I decided to share my favorite cup of tea at my favorite time of the day: The Golden Hour. I suffer from anxiety and this time of the day soothes me in a very incompressible way, it just does. Perhaps my body and mind decides to calm down on their own (which I really appreciate) and I start to prepare my favorite tea: Earl Grey… Too pretentious? Perhaps, but people like me (too scared of constant change) have these kind of repetitive rituals everyday.

Hope somebody can feel related to the “rituals” of anxious people. They are a little “safe spot” every day in a very changeable life :). Thank you!

Instagram: Nicky BJ

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Maša Zia Lenárdič “Sun” 2021

Maša Zia Lenárdič is a self-taught filmmaker/photographer born in Slovenia, where she graduated from Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security. In 2013 she moved to Berlin where she now lives, works and creates.

Instagram: Atypical Lens
Website: Atypical Lens

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Martina Rimbaldo “Sun” 2021

Martina Rimbaldo is a woman who lives and works in Croatia. She always carries a pen and a notebook in her purse in the case of a sudden inspiration in order to write it down.

Her work is published in Nightingale &Sparrow, Oddball Magazine, The sage cigarette magazine, Spillwords.com, Thruly you, The Street Light press websites, and her artwork is published at weekly blog of Royal Rose Magazine, her photographs are published in Bleached Butterfly and Anti heroin chic.

She loves to paint abstract painting, read religious books, watch horror as well as old movies with Audrey Hepburn, Sharon Tate, Brigitte Bardot who happens to share her birthdate and (over)thinks, especially about death, what some people find morbid but not her, it is a part of life too. Her goal is to be a good person.

Martina’s works on Spillwords.com

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A big thanks to all who submitted their works and observations!

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