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Another 100 Themes List for me to do :D

:star: = completed

:star: 1. Introduction - Depressed, Schizophrenic, Human
:star: 2. Complicated - Never Easy
:star: 3. Making History - For Good
:star: 4. Rivalry - Over Death
:star: 5. Unbreakable - Mulish
:star: 6. Obsession - Rules
:star: 7. Eternity - Five Little Words
:star: 8. Gateway - Lazy Gnome
:star: 9. Death - Death
:star: 10. Opportunities - Rotting Wood
:star: 11. 33% - One-Third Wonder
:star: 12. Dead Wrong - Discovery
:star: 13. Running Away - Cirque du Freak
:star: 14. Judgement - Just Love
:star: 15. Seeking Solace - Needing
:star: 16. Excuses - Really Me
:star: 17. Vengeance - Ghost-Threads
:star: 18. Love - Seasons
:star: 19. Tears - Simple Tear and I am Sad
:star: 20. My Inspiration - Vampire
:star: 21. Never Again - Until Now
:star: 22. Online - Deviant Art
:star: 23. Failure - Best Forgotten
24. Rebirth
25. Breaking Away
26. Forever and a day
:star: 27. Lost and Found - The Friendship Box
:star: 28. Light - Love and Light
:star: 29. Dark - Grey Becomes Me Better
:star: 30. Faith - Stained Glass
:star: 31. Colours - Rainbow
32. Exploration
33. Seeing Red
34. Shades of Grey
35. Forgotten
:star: 36. Dreamer - The Ringing Siren
37. Mist
38. Burning
39. Out of Time
40. Knowing How
:star: 41. Fork in the road - Burden Free
42. Start
43. Nature's Fury
44. At Peace
:star: 45. Heart Song - Heart of Ice and Heart of Stone
46. Reflection
47. Perfection
:star: 48. Everyday Magic - You Stayed
49. Umbrella
50. Party
:star: 51. Troubling Thoughts - It's Hard to Choose Hope
:star: 52. Stirring of the Wind - Chance
53. Future
:star: 54. Health and Healing - Still
55. Separation
:star: 56. Everything For You - Scared You Away
57. Slow Down
:star: 58. Heartfelt Apology - Open My Eyes
59. Challenged
60. Exhaustion
61. Accuracy
:star: 62. Irregular Orbit - Whimsy Wind
:star: 63. Cold Embrace - Hell is Cold
:star: 64. Frost - Painted Ice
:star: 65. A Moment in Time - Frozen Joy
66. Dangerous Territory
67. Boundaries
:star: 68. Unsettling Revelations - Rape
:star: 69. Shattered - Kicking in the Glass
70. Bitter Silence
71. The True You
72. Pretence
:star: 73. Patience - Too Far Gone
:star: 74. Midnight - Witching Hour
75. Shadows
76. Summer Haze
77. Memories
:star: 78. Change in the Weather - More to This
79. Illogical
80. Only Human
81. A Place to Belong
82. Advantage
83. Breakfast
:star: 84. Echoes - Letter to a Lost Child - An Echo
:star: 85. Falling - Free Fall
:star: 86. Picking up the Pieces - A Letter to a Lost Child
:star: 87. Gunshot - Abused
:star: 88. Possession - Inside the Music
:star: 89. Twilight - I Think of You
:star: 90. Nowhere and Nothing - Floating Along
:star: 91. Answers - Seeing the Picture
:star: 92. Innocence - Dance
:star: 93. Simplicity - Earthworm
:star: 94. Reality - Go Away Again
:star: 95. Acceptance - Alive Not Dead
:star: 96. Lesson - Far Worse
:star: 97. Enthusiasm - Until Pregnancy
:star: 98. Game - Russian Roulette
:star: 99. Friendship - Carebears
:star: 100. Endings - Incomplete


Stamps (Non-Animated)
Best Friends First Half by MagicalJoey
Best Friends Second Half by MagicalJoey
This was a request from someone who wanted to share with a friend.
Visual Poetry
"-54- Tower" by MagicalJoey
Not Even a Child - Excerpts by MagicalJoey
A poem written over a background image (photograph, blank colour with border, photo manipulation).

:bulletblue: Minimum 4 stanzas (verses)
:bulletblue: Photographs can be found at MagicallJo, WrittenPhotographs (consider a donation) or one of your own can be used.
:bulletblue: Text either supplied by you, or you supply a theme and I supply the text.

Complete work will only be constructed after both image and text have been separately approved
Business Cards
Business Card Template by MagicalJoey
A business card (how does DA expect me to explain a business card)

Image/s of your choice. Text provided by you. Font chosen by you or me in proportion to the image and the text.
Group Logos (Non-Animated)
WTP Logo Idea by MagicalJoey
Words In Our Veins Logo Idea by MagicalJoey
Poets-and-Warriors Icon Idea 1 by MagicalJoey
Written Emotion Logo Idea 2 by MagicalJoey
LetUsDrawClub Logo Idea 1 by MagicalJoey
WeAreLiterature Logo Idea 2 by MagicalJoey
A logo for your group
Message Slips (A6)
Telephone Message Slips by MagicalJoey
Tender (or anything) Call Back by MagicalJoey
Telephone message slips, reminders to call someone back...anything you need a message slip for.
A6, 4 per A4 page. Colour or black and white.
Self-print and cut.
Acrostic Name Poems
Acrostic Poem Idea 1: Granny by MagicalJoey
An acrostic name poem for any name. Doesn't always have to rhyme. Can contain attributes you wish. (For example you want it to be about bravery or honesty etc)

Price stated is with background image. Note for other prices.
Index Books (A5)
Client List Front Page by MagicalJoey
Client List Index by MagicalJoey
Index books for clients, family, friends, suppliers...anyone whose details you want to keep track of.
A5, two per A4 page
NOT back-to-back
Self print and cut, including tabs
Photo Manipulation
HorrorWriters Unite 'Poster' 2 by MagicalJoey
The Rose by MagicalJoey
Butterfly Kisses by MagicalJoey
VERY RARE due to physical maladies that cause shaking (hence these take 4x as long because I shake and decapitate things)
Thus the larger price - it is very time consuming.
Gallery Icons
Gallery Icon Idea 1 by MagicalJoey
Gallery Icon Idea 2 by MagicalJoey
Icons to customise your gallery folders.

Price shown is for the biggest and most complex. For smaller icons note me for price.
Book Covers
Front Cover Both Options by MagicalJoey
A cover for that book you are writing (or want to write)

Image either from MagicallJo, WrittenPhotographs, your own stock, stock used with permission or a special request.
(Should it be a special request, I will try my best to photograph it. If I can, an extra 10 points will be charged)

Font chosen by you or I will pick one appropriate to the title.


Acrostic Name Poem by Wishafriend


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My Fairy Name

Name of Image
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My fairy name is Fruitpip Windtree

She brings gentle breezes to change the weather.
She lives in stony places and tumbling wastes.
She can only be seen when the first leaves fall from the trees.
She wears a heather-coloured dress and has silvery lilac butterfly wings.
Get your own fairy name from the fairy name generator!


MagicalJoey has started a donation pool!
4,722 / 15,000
Name of Image 1500 :points:

My-Soul-Bleeds-Ink needs a SuperGroup upgrade mid-November and Understood-Accepted early December.

I would like to use excess points as contest prizes, PM gifts or just being able to donate to others raising points for a cause.

Please also note, although this widget reflects a total, this is often incorrect as I may have more, though often less, than the reflected total.

I really want to earn any money/points, and not beg for donations, so if you would consider hiring me for one of the following it would be appreciated. If you can't hire me, or don't need to, perhaps you know of someone who does:

DA Points Commissions:

:bulletblue: A short story
:bulletblue: A poem
[Check out the 'prose' folder in my gallery for short stories or browse poetry by year]
:bulletblue: A poetry critique
[See 'Critique Widget' for examples]
:bulletblue: A simple, non-animated avatar
:bulletblue: A lit-tag
:bulletblue: A simple, non-animated group logo
[Examples found at MagicallyCreative]
:bulletblue: A simple, animated group logo
[Example: Front-2-Back ]
:bulletblue: A feature in my journal
:bulletblue: A contest promotion in my journal
:bulletblue: A group promotion in my journal
:bulletblue: A llama
:bulletblue: Proofreading of your journal/blog before you post it

Commissions based on length and/or complexity.

Much love

Name of Image

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More Features and Group Notes

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 26, 2014, 12:38 PM

This is a feature journal, featuring the winners of My-Soul-Bleeds-Ink 's "Halloween Contest".

First though, groups:


:bulletred: We will be hosting our 'Secret Santa' soon so be on the lookout for the journal about that.
:bulletorange: We will be hosting a 'Christmas/Winter' contest in which I will need prizes and two judges. (Judges may enter but cannot win).
:bulletyellow: I am looking for some more dedicated admins. The tasks would be minimal (I am a control freak) but I need people I can trust.
Note me if you would like to donate to the contest, be a judge or become an admin.


:bulletrerd: We will be having a 'Christmas/Winter' contest and need prizes and judges (judges may enter but cannot win)
:bulletorange: We are looking for admins. They should be eager and happy to work in a prose-centric environment. They should be trustworthy.
To donate a prize, become a judge or apply as admin please note me.


We are looking for two things:
:bulletgreen: Mentors!
We are currently sitting with people waiting for adoption who have been there since I took over the group last year. Granted some are probably no longer active on DA but I can only know that if I pair them up with someone and they don't respond. I am particularly looking for mentors who like more than two genres (I get a lot of fantasy and sci-fi, but there are some waiting who have other likes) and at least one mentor who likes fan fiction as I know there is one mentee with fan fiction as their strong point. However, if you are a one genre, non-fan fiction person please don't hesitate to fill out the form anyway and wait your new pet mentee who will (hopefully) appreciate the time you are putting into the relationship and (hopefully) one day become a friend.

:bulletblue: Admins!
We lost some of our admins at the end of August for inactivity. What are the duties of an admin?
:bulletpink: Look through the threads in our back room where we post the submissions and suggest likely pairs to MagicalJoey who will send out the 'congratulations you are adopted/you have adopted' letters (as I have a system).
:bulletpurple: Promote the group in your own journals occasionally to get in more members, specifically mentors at this stage.

And that's it!
There should be an "Admin Application Form" in the journal on our main page, but in the event that I have accidentally deleted it, or you can't find it, you can note MagicalJoey - please only if you can't find the form.


We are still looking for two things:
:bulletblack: Prose entries to critique
We are running out of entries in our prose folder and the critics need something to do. Please help us out by mentioning us to people or submitting work yourself. REMEMBER to read our rules first.

:bulletred: Poetry Critics
With most of our critics having come in the time of prose-need we are now short on poetry critics. What do you have to do as a critic?
:bulletorange: Commit to a minimum of two critiques per month (but the more the merrier)

REMEMBER you can still submit your own work to be critiqued by another critic.

The Features

Pinkey-pie-69 :iconpinkey-pie-69:
With their winning piece:
MonstersDo you hear the screams at night?
The eerie laughter which will not cease
while our children beg for peace
upon their beds they fearfully wait
until the sun decides to sedate
the screams.
Do you see the shadows at night?
The frightful movement upon the wall
the ghastly mourners who rise and fall
they terrify whom ever they like
but hide when light decides to strike
the shadows.
Do you know the monsters at night?
The chilling ghouls with menacing eyes
whose faces can tell no lies
other than, "this won't hurt a bit"
then, we throw a match which is lit
the monsters.
  Gone are the horrifying screams,
  which sing of dripping blood
  Gone are the menacing shadows,
  which dance upon graves
  Gone are the terrible monsters,
  which party in the night
     Do you welcome the blazing fire at night?
     The vanquishing element which consumes
     leaving behind only make-shift tombs
     in their eternal

And some other pieces from their gallery:
Means my heart just burst upon the floor
oozing from a million tiny punctures
more blood than I thought I could hold
more wounds than I thought you would inflict.
But I won't tell you, I'll never tell you
because I care about you too much
far too dearly to worry you with my pain.
How much it hurt--no hurts and won't stop hurting.
How lost and hopeless I feel, and will always feel.
How much I hate you with every salty drop,
yet cannot stop caring for you with every irregular breath.
These are the things my lips can never speak of.
I'd rather I suffer pent up in seclusion
then allow you to pity me, to hate yourself
to hold regret deep within your heart.
My own disillusioned fantasies and hopeful dreams
are what truly hurt me so deeply.
Blaming you is completely nonsensical and irrational
like a child blaming it's mother for his own sneezes.
I cannot hate you, I never could,
all I can do is pretend, not only for your sake, but mine
for to hate you is to hate love in all it's virtues
  and  UnkindnessUnkindness 'tis an evil foe  
however, such unkind deeds,
which bread grievance and woe,
kill the kindest of steeds.
Be you now the kind to trust
my woeful warning call
for what I've to say is just
and t'will prevent your fall.

Hades-Flower :iconhades-flower:
With their winning piece:
Day of the DeadYou brought me
To my knees
The day we met
The darkest day
Of my life
Your sugar skull
Was full of spiders
Filling me with dread
Your heart
Was black and empty
A pit of despair
Just when you had
Marked me for death
He answered my prayers
And desperate offerings
Destroying you with flowers
Candles and holy water
Freeing me from you
And your kiss of death
But then his saintly mask
Fell away the morning after
Leaving me for dead
So now you and I
Are together again
In the afterlife
Dancing freely
To the noise of mortals
Who entertain us
Every day
Of the dead.

And some other pieces from their gallery:
Fallen, LeavesNothing can prevent
The silent, brittle fall of
Your cold detachment
  and  Beautiful MonsterHe called me a beautiful monster
After he got
what he wanted
So I left him for a man
Who just called me

prettyflour :iconprettyflour:
With their winning piece:
Red nails and dead eyesI will crawl
across this checkered floor
into your arms.
I will paint my face
with dark eyes
and lips sewn shut.
I give you a fantasy
where I bow
in submission.
I am pale and gaunt,
made up like the dead
before I dominate you.
There is an energy
in your fear and my lust
that paints an apt picture
of the beast behind my make-up.
I will crawl 
on hands and knees
to an alter that reeks of blood.
I smile at your hallucination
of my gentle hands
and mouth.
Your pupils dilate
beneath my magic,
your will a puddle of goo.
I am fair skinned and innocent,
yearning for your touch,
in your mind.
There is such power
in my stare that it corrupts you.
Our world a charcoal drawing
stained in red.
I will crawl
until I taste you
behind my teeth.
I will drink you
until my scars
have disappeared.

And some other pieces from their gallery:
Zombies Rule.My Husband came back from the dead and tried to gnaw through my skull. He only loves me for my brains.  and  The Conjurer of BonesThey call me a Shaman but I’m just a woman. People think that I’m smart but I'm really not. What I can do has nothing to do with knowledge and everything to do with magic.
All I need is a bone- be it an ivory tusk or the tiniest fragment of a metatarsal. Within my hands bones can conjure life.
“Please,” she cries thrusting a small bag into my hands.
I open the velvet pouch and pour the contents into my palm. It’s a finger and it reeks with a horrid mixture of rot and formaldehyde. Based on the size, I would guess it belonged to a child and if her tears are any indication, probably hers.
I turn away and inspect it; thankful to find the bone protruding enough for me to touch. My hands are gloved while I prepare the finger, cleaning it with great care and wrapping it in a fine Muga silk. I remove my glove, take a deep breath and press my fingertip softly to the bone.
Every piece of skeletal remains has energy- no matter the age- and this one…I get

Amarantheans :iconamarantheans:
With their winning piece:
What Halloween is to me!Black cats and witches hats,
What is Halloween to you?
Jack-O-Lanterns with eyes a glow,
What is Halloween to you?
Witches flying high above,
Ghost outside your window.
Leaves crackle in the distance,
Someone lurks behind.
Spooky fog at your feet,
Trick-or-Treaters you may greet.
A Chill is in the air,
or will it run down your spine?
Beast and Goblins,
Masks or not?
Decorations, and Spiders Webs,
Strown both high and low.
So much mystery,
Darkness hides the trickery.
Candy corn,
and sweets a pleanty.
Scary mazes,
Will get you lost.
Wicked houses,
They could be Haunted.
Now that must be,
What Halloween is to me.

And some other pieces from their gallery:
My Own Imperfections5 feet 8 inches,
Of pale porcelain skin.
Long wavy brown hair,
With a touch of red.
Eyes of green,
Mixed with brown.
Lips so very thin,
Pale pink petals of puckered skin.
Scars spread far and wide,
Up and down from side to side.
Each of them show,
a piece of history.
Stomach once stretched,
Now lies almost flat.
Marks serve to remind,
Of the child once held inside.
Arm is scarred from,
A painful birth.
Skin dips down to the bone,
Grafts of tissue for cover up.
Rips in the flesh,
Appear as initials.
Is all they spell.
Small little scars,
On my stomach lie.
They mark the spot,
Where my appendix did reside.
Scars serve as a history,
One that I will never forget.
The day I died,
But came back to life.
Tiny freckles serve as stars,
Guiding across porcelain skin.
They show my age,
Or so they say.  
What once stood strong and tall,
Now feels that it will fall.
But these will remain,
My own imperfections.
  and  The Six Character, Four Letter WordWhy does the day of your birth,
serve as a reminder of your death?
Things that I wish I had said,
continue to swim through my mind.
Father you left this world to soon,
CANCER the six character, four letter word.
It seeks out the happy and healthy,
it ravages you till there is nothing left.
No appologies, No remorse.

So now I come to the end of my journal.
Don't forget the group section....some groups need some assistance....
Much love all.


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Artist | Literature
South Africa
I'm a relatively simple person who likes to write. I value honesty, especially in comments and critiques, and loyalty.

If you are going to fave something of mine it would be nice if you could leave a comment as well. It is not required, but feedback is always welcome.

If you need to talk about anything feel free to note me.

Profile picture was a gift from :iconmelissadalton: [MelissaDalton]

The Most Important Things to Me

A Word about Loss by stillinmyheart

Mother of an angel - stamp by xpekalx

Pregnancy-N-Infant Loss Month by jenepooh

Song/s of the Day/Week/Month/Hour

Come As You Are - David Crowder

:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred: CHRISTIAN SONG :bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:

Hire Me for Something

I really want to earn any money/points, and not beg for donations, so if you would consider hiring me for one of the following it would be appreciated. If you can't hire me, or don't need to, perhaps you know of someone who does:

DA Points Commissions:

:bulletblue: A short story
:bulletblue: A poem
[Check out the 'prose' folder in my gallery for short stories or browse poetry by year]
:bulletblue: A poetry critique
[See 'Critique Widget' for examples]
:bulletblue: A simple, non-animated avatar
:bulletblue: A lit-tag
:bulletblue: A simple, non-animated group logo
[Examples found at MagicallyCreative]
:bulletblue: A simple, animated group logo
[Example: Front-2-Back ]
:bulletblue: A feature in my journal
:bulletblue: A contest promotion in my journal
:bulletblue: A group promotion in my journal
:bulletblue: A llama
:bulletblue: Proofreading of your journal/blog before you post it

Commissions based on length and/or complexity.

Proofreading, Editing, Formatting, Typing, Designing, etc

:bulletblue: I have proofread and edited three books written by Mr Mian Mohsin Zia from Pakistan (books can be found here as well as the author's biography and several other projects by the author, including short texts for use in a voice-over video or in a script).
:bulletblue: I have proofread and edited a script for Mr N Mhlanga
:bulletblue: I have formatted a CV and done typing work for Mr Philip Bateman
:bulletblue: I have designed business cards for "Jenny's Hair", "Beady Buddies", "Painted Linen" etc.
:bulletblue: I have designed a brochure for an inter-provincial field hockey tournament, as well as the certificates for the tournament.
:bulletblue: I have designed Christmas, Valentine, birthday, thank you and other cards.

Everything mentioned above, including reviews and more can be found on my website:

Bass Guitar Lessons:

:bulletblue: I have taught lessons from pre-beginner to intermediate level, both face-to-face and over Skype.
:bulletblue: No prior music knowledge needed.
:bulletblue: All you need is the equipment - guitar, amp, lead, tuner and strap.

Information, and reviews can be found on my website:

Piano Lessons:

:bulletblue: I have taught lessons from pre-beginner to intermediate level face-to-face. Skype will work with wireless laptop and webcam.
:bulletblue: No prior music knowledge needed.

Information can be found on my website: under the 'Piano' tab

English Lessons:

:bulletblue: I taught English online for a year in 2010
:bulletblue: I have taught lessons face-to-face and over Skype.

Information can be found on my website:

Beaded Goods: (Beady Buddies)

Beaded goods ranging from plain key rings to 3D key rings, earrings and more.

Specific items can be requested and made up if possible. Shipping costs will be negotiated. Visit my website:

Hand-Painted Items: (Painted Linen)

I can offer hand-painted cushions, tablecloths, etc - if it's white I can paint on it.

Contact me for a personalised gift for a loved one - even the same picture done twice will never come out the same! Shipping costs would be negotiated. Visit my website to see the sale on pre-made stock as well as to place your order.

Knitted Items: (Christel's Kneedles)

Knitwear including beanies, berets, scarves, snoods, bed-socks, gloves, jerseys and more. Sizes range from newborn to adult.

Contact me for a personalised gift for a loved one. Prices negotiable depending on type of wool. Shipping costs would be negotiated. Visit my website…

Much love

Name of Image

Plz Accounts

The following are plz accounts I have created.
Feel free to use them if you wish.

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Random Images:


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Christmas Images:


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