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Wild Violet: Week of Sept. 17

This week Wild Violet goes international, with three global perspectives.

Check it out: Featured: Week of Sept. 17

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whipchick
Sep. 17th, 2012 01:50 pm (UTC)
Enjoyed reading those! Especially the smoke poem - I haven't been in a polluted city in Africa yet, but it definitely reminded me of Mumbai.

Nice job choosing the art to go with each piece, too!

Do you get a lot of submissions for Wild Violet?
alycewilson
Sep. 17th, 2012 07:07 pm (UTC)
Creating the graphics for my selections has always been one of the most rewarding things for me, especially when I'm particularly inspired. With the picture of a barefoot doctor (which was an official promotional pic for the program from the '60s), I used a filter which made it look reminiscent of the Andy Warhol pop pieces of that same time period. With the picture of a street in Nigeria, I added a couple filters that gave it a grainy, smoky look. And of course, for the "Village Women" piece, I found images from that region of the world that matched up with some of the imagery from the poem and made a photo collage. I put it on the "rain" background, which I thought might be reminiscent of tears. :)

I get a few submissions every day, but they accumulated when I was spending most of my time on LJI. I'm happy to report that I'm up to the submissions I received in April and May of this year and am making steady progress.

We're always low on essays, if you'd like to consider submitting something.
muchtooarrogant
Sep. 17th, 2012 03:40 pm (UTC)
I loved Dr. Bennett's essay on China. Enlightening to know what various groups were trying to accomplish in the 70's, if slightly depressing that we haven't managed to progress further. Thank you for spotlighting these on my Flist. :)

Dan
alycewilson
Sep. 17th, 2012 07:09 pm (UTC)
You're very much welcome! She just e-mailed me, saying that she saw it, so I'll point her toward your comment.
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