InkBlood at Geekfest Pune 2014

Hi Folks,

We were recently at Geekfest Pune 2014.

It was simple really. All we wanted to do was to touch the minds of young people while using Art as a push to Poetry.

We think the interaction was true to its meaning and brought about a lot of great Klecksography.

The following links will take you to our Facebook albums for the same. You must look, we insist.

Inked Art & Poetry Workshop

http://tinyurl.com/q7uqu7s

Klecksographs

 – http://tinyurl.com/qdvpx5m

Geekfest Pune

– http://geekfestpune.com/

Here are two POEMS we received with the inspiring Klecksographs – 

Klecksograph_60_Manek Kohli_The Gate Guardians

 

The Gate Guardians

A hallowed ground, they silently stare.

Sight affixed, emotionless, they protect the lair.

Wisps of smoke, formless knight,

Brothers through sound, brothers in sight…

 

And the angels that sit on their vaporous shoulder,

Brandishing their swords, the might of a boulder

Their blowing hair and breast- kissing gowns,

To infinite horizons; the paths they have found…

 

And the tentacled vermin that sits at their toes,

To bend off the darkened aura of foes,

With crossbows that always have their mirrored self,

Oh love they foes, rather than friends?

 

Oh what do they guard, with unending conviction?

Is it a choice, or a darned imposition?

Perhaps, after all, beyond these gates we shall find,

The incomprehensible meaning of life…

~ Manek Kohli

 

Klecksograph_43_Aditi Kumar_Tree of Life

 

 

Tree of Life

 

From a single trunk,

Rises a great being,

Spreading flesh branches of blood ties;

Watching, observing, seeing

 

Indigo blends in Scarlet,

Dark deeds in red halo,

One man, many faces;

Many faces, one man

 

He is the God, the guardian –

The magic, the sorcerer,

The puppeteer, the gear;

He is awe, terror, fear

 

The world knows naught,

For the truth is hidden,

Faces speak out of shadows;

Unknowing, without a choice,

It does what it is bidden…

 

~ Aditi Kumar

 

That is all we have, to share with you for now. There is more in the making.

A big thank you to the “Unorganizers” at Geekfest Pune 2014!

We will be announcing workshops soon. Watch this space.

 

Thank you! 

InkBlood ~ Writing from the vein

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InkBlood Coagulation 2014 ~ Calling all Poets!

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InkBlood Coagulation 2014 is a month long celebration of Poetry and Art, which will feature a one of a kind Poetry Contest!

For the next thirty (30) days we will be indulging in Klecksography and Poetry together, learning to appreciate the beautiful relationship shared between these two exquisite forms of art.

Visit Coagulation Klecksography 2014 – http://tinyurl.com/majfxes  –  look through the collection of Klecksographs and find the one that inspires you.

Write a poem about it and send it to us with the image of your chosen Klecksograph at –

inkblood.info@gmail.com

We will upload it to –

https://inkbloodchronicles.wordpress.com/

– and share it with our entire community of readers and the world at large!

Poets can contribute their own Klecksographs too, by sending them to – inkblood.info@gmail.com – and we will feature them on the album
“Coagulation Klecksography 2014” to inspire other poets!

To know how to make your own Klecksograph take a look here~

http://tinyurl.com/ksb3ok2

Please send in well scanned Klecksographs.

Terms & Conditions for Poetry Submission:-

– More than one entry Poem will not be entertained
– Entries with language errors will not be entertained – Enjoy the benefits of Proof Reading
– Make sure your Poem has a suitable title
– Contest Commences on – 16th January 2014
– Contest Closes on – 16th February 2014
– Entries sent in later than contest closing date will not be entertained
– Please be kind enough to mention your full name, twitter handle/ link to any other public  profile, as anonymous entries will not be entertained
SUPPORT ORIGINALITY; thorough plagiarism detection and image theft checks will be  carried out for each submitted Poem and Klecksograph respectively – Those found to be in  violation of these terms will be barred from all InkBlood endeavours in the future
– Send your entries only to – inkblood.info@gmail.com – entries sent to any other mail address    will not be entertained
– InkBlood Coagulation is open to everybody!
– Declaration of the winners will be based solely on the discretion of the InkBlood team
– Rules of the contest are subject to change as per the discretion of the InkBlood team

– Winners will be declared on the 20th of February 2014

To know more about InkBlood Coagulation 2014, look here ~
https://inkbloodchronicles.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/inkblood-coagulation-2014/

 

Thank you

For InkBlood

Siddharth Pathak
Creative Founder/Owner/Mentor

How to make a Klecksograph ~ Calling all Artists!

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Welcome to the realm of Apophenia.

Steps to make your own Klecksograph:-

With a dropper or a piece of cotton, gently now, drop drops of ink on to a piece of paper and fold it in half before it becomes dry. When this page is unfolded, you will find a mirror reflection in the halves.

Here’s how:-

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Let the ink smear, let the ink dry, and look deep into it unflinchingly. What do you see?

The inkblots will resemble something from your life because of Apophenia; the human tendency to see patterns in nature, where there may be none.

Klecksography is the art of making images by this method, from inkblots.

Make your own Klecksographs and send them to us at – inkblood.info@gmail.com – and we will upload them to the album titled Coagulation Klecksography 2014!

Take a look here – http://tinyurl.com/majfxes  

In the words of Peter Brugger, Apophenia is –

“The unmotivated seeing of connections accompanied by a specific experience of an abnormal meaningfulness.”

Coagulation is also a Poetry Contest!

To know how to submit a Poem, look here ~

http://tinyurl.com/n3sjc3k

Knowledge is power!

The creator of Klecksography was 
Justinus Andreas Christian Kerner [18 September 1786 – 21 February 1862] – a German poet and medical writer, who included Klecksographs in his books of poetry.

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He invented this technique when he started accidentally dropping blots of ink onto paper due to failing eyesight. Instead of throwing them away, he found that intriguing shapes appeared when he unfolded the papers. He elaborated these shapes into intricate cartoons and used them to illustrate his poems. Kerner began a collection of Klecksographs and poetry in 1857 titled Klesksographien. His collection was not published until 1890 because of his death in 1862.

Since then, psychologists have used Klecksography extensively, as a tool for studying the human subconscious, most notably Hermann Rorschach in his famous inkblot test.

Terms & Conditions for Klecksography submission:-

– Digital Klecksographs will not be entertained
– Please be kind enough to mention your full name, twitter handle/ link to any other public    profile, as anonymous entries will not be entertained
– Send your entries only to – inkblood.info@gmail.com – entries sent to any other mail address  will not be entertained
– SUPPORT ORIGINALITY; thorough image theft checks will be carried out for each submitted Klecksograph – Those found to be in violation will be barred from all InkBlood endeavours in the future
– Please send in well scanned Klecksographs

To know more about InkBlood Coagulation 2014, look here ~
https://inkbloodchronicles.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/inkblood-coagulation-2014/

Thank you

For InkBlood

Siddharth Pathak
Creative Founder/Owner/Mentor

 

 

 

InkBlood Coagulation 2014


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InkBlood ~ Writing from the vein, presents Coagulation 2014

InkBlood Coagulation 2014 is a month long celebration of Poetry and Art, featuring a one of a kind Poetry Contest!

For the next thirty (30) days we will be indulging in Klecksography and Poetry together, learning to appreciate the beautiful relationship shared between these two exquisite forms of art.

Must see!

How to make a Klecksograph ~ http://tinyurl.com/ksb3ok2

Submitting your poem ~ http://tinyurl.com/n3sjc3k

The point of this event is to write Poems inspired by the Klecksographs submitted by other artists, and to submit your own Klecksographs, which will serve as inspiration for other poets!

At the end of thirty days we will declare three (3) winners –

Two winners will each win a specially designed, beautiful Collector’s Edition in-house published book of all the Klecksographs and Poems submitted to
InkBlood Coagulation 2014 – [16th January to 16th February 2014]

One winner will win a large frame of his/her own poem framed with the inspiring Klecksograph

We also have a lot more smashing surprise goodies to give away!

Winners will be declared on the 20th of February 2014

InkBlood Coagulation 2014 [16th January to 16th February 2014] will culminate with a real time three day intensive creative writing workshop, which will be held in
Pune City on the 17th, 18th, 19th of February 2014.

– Registrations for the workshop are open, from this moment on!

Call [0]+91 9921597930

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Contribute to InkBlood Coagulation 2014 and share our endeavour with everyone you know!

Let the ink flow, let the world know, let the ink spread.

Thank you once again, for all the support and here’s wishing you all the very best!

For InkBlood

Siddharth Pathak
Creative Founder/Owner/Mentor

InkBlood Writers Weekend ~ Round 4, Entry #1

How is it, when I wake up with you, there’s always a sunrise in my backyard?

I crawled to you last night, broken and lost,
Tearful eyes, my soul bladed, criss crossed.
No place else to hide, distorted thoughts,
No want to be, the life in me dwarfed.

I stumbled, I struggled, I fell into your arms,
My life in your hands, my tears in your palms.
You brushed off my hair, across my face,
I died in your arms, woken up by your embrace.

Middle of the night, I had no track of time.
I woke up to your voice, calming, sublime.
Your nervous hands, scared, shivering this time,
You lifted me up, smiled and said its dinnertime.

You fed me love, you fed me your care,
You kissed my lips, caressed my body bare.
You fed me hope, drowned in my despair,
You looked right through me, your fingers through my hair.

Tears and tears are all I spoke,
Love and helplessness is all he heard.
My feet in his arms, soiled, I soaked,
His breath on my neck, my voice it choked.

He put on all the lights, lifted me off my feet,
Dance with me to life, he said, let our hearts dance together to a beat.
Let’s be one body, make love on the sheets,
Let’s love each other, let our souls meet.

Let me breathe you in, and life back into you,
Let me devour your flesh, don’t fight back, don’t argue.
Let your hair overshadow my every sense of being,
Cling on to me, hold me tight, as if joined by a string.

Let me love you, for tonight, say that you’re only mine,
And when you wake up in my arms, I promise we will be fine.
I promise you a morning, a sun that shines,
I promise when you wake up, I’ll show you divine.
I promise each time I wake up with you,
There will always be a sunrise in my backyard.
I promise each time you fall asleep in my arms,
There will always be a sky light up with stars.

~ Shobhita Singh Parmar [@Lil_Hippy_Me]

 

Wish to participate? Take a look at the writing exercise here ~ https://inkbloodchronicles.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/inkblood-writers-weekend-round-4/

InkBlood Writers Weekend ~ Round 4

Hello Ink Lovers,

Life begins at conception, or so we’ve heard, and we do not disagree entirely. However, every Idea or a Solution is, in reality the child of Question, and if an Answer is born alone, it eventually grows up into a Question too. This may be more true for us writers, than it is for others; after all we do question everything, don’t we?

It is the Question that drives us, it is the Question that compels us, it is the Question that unites us, to create. The question is our purpose.

That brings us to today’s Writing Exercise

Here is a set of questions:

1. How is it, when I wake up with you, there’s always a sunrise in my backyard?

2. Will I taste your soul, if I take your finger in my mouth?

3. How did they kill each other when there were no bullets left?

4. Who is the shadow chasing me in my dream?

5. Will we find ourselves, in the pages of these books?

Choose any one question, and write down the answer to it – in a diary entry, short essay, poem, narrative or anecdote.

It is that simple really.

Use the best of your writing abilities for this one, and pour yourself out, really let yourself go with the writing, and give it beauty, depth and expression.

KINDLY REMEMBER to title your work with the question you have chosen, and please add your name at the end.

 
Send your entries to inkblood.info@gmail.com and we will post them up here!

Participate and share. Thank you for all the support!

InkBlood Writers Weekend ~ Round 3, Entry #3

Foggy

Fog is here today,
A blanket that covers the earth.
Hiding what you cannot see,
a blurred image of what may be.

From where did it come,
a surprise for my eyes.
How long before the sun will shine.

It’s journey is one unexplained,
only Mother Nature knows its true game.
A sheath of wonder and mystery,
cool, calm and without shame.

In no hurry, that is true,
I step outside and find
the haze staring back at me.

There is just one thing to say,
Fog is here today.

~ Tammy More

Take a look at the writing exercise here ~ https://inkbloodchronicles.wordpress.com/2013/10/12/inkblood-writers-weekend-round-3/

– InkBlood Creative Writing Workshops Coming Up! In Pune City. ~https://inkbloodchronicles.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/workshop-release-learn-to-inkhronize/