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

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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 – Class 2 – ISC, Pune

InkBlood conducted its second Creative Writing Course in the month of August, 2013, with the students of Batch – 2 from the Indira School of Communications (ISC), Pune. We conducted an exhaustive three day creative writing workshop covering Prose & Poetry – detailing, studying and exploring areas such as plotting, concept creation, crafting a character, character detailing, understanding & selecting a genre, story development, essential elements of poetry, rhythm of poetry, meters, different styles of poetry, poetic imagery and experimentation with what is known as a “Poetic License” and the greater philosophy of writing.

The students came from various backgrounds such as Radio, Film & Television and Journalism, and they had varied interests ranging from change-making through writing for women’s welfare to film-making to crafting novels. The students participated with much enthusiasm and rapt attention, while contributing immensely to the body of knowledge explored through the sessions.

We would like to thank everybody for all the support and the encouragement.

For InkBlood

Siddharth Pathak
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InkBlood – Class 1 – ISC, Pune

InkBlood took one of its many first steps towards the realization of its goals in the month of August, 2013. We conducted an exhaustive three day creative writing workshop with the students of Indira School of Communications (ISC), Pune – covering Prose & Poetry – detailing, studying and exploring areas such as plotting, concept creation, crafting a character, character detailing, understanding & selecting a genre, story development, essential elements of poetry, rhythm of poetry, meters, different styles of poetry, poetic imagery and experimentation with what is known as a “Poetic License” and the greater philosophy of writing.

The students came from various backgrounds such as Radio, Film & Television and Journalism, and they had varied interests ranging from change-making through writing to script writing to politics. Some of the students were not conversant with English and hence participated with all their heart, exploring our subjects in their preferred regional languages, thus enriching the learning experience for everyone.

The students will be submitting full length assignments, which will be posted here. Please be kind enough to stay around, have a look when they come up, and critique.

Thank you everyone for all the support.

 

For InkBlood

Siddharth Pathak
[09921597930]

 

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InkFlood ~ Monsoon Writing Contest

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Notice the change? It’s raining.

 Set the clouds rolling and embrace your thunder.

Dip your quill in the ink that has fallen from the skies and write a Poem/ Short Story/ Narrative
inspired by the tender miracle of Rain.

Send it to us at – inkblood.info@gmail.comwith your Name & Twitter handle.

InkFlood is open to everyone, from everywhere!

Prizes as enchanting as the monsoon are in store for you!

 Three winners will be declared at the end of the contest.

Contest closes on 25th of June 2013, 7:00 p.m. IST

Bring back the monsoon, in floods of ink.

Kindly participate & share.

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Learn To Inkhronize ~ 2-Day Intensive Creative Writing Workshop

Pune

29-30th June 2013

http://tinyurl.com/m6thdzn 

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The Dragonfly ~ By, Parvaneh Eshghi

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This beautiful frame of “Poised” by Rochana Deb, is on its way to you! 

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The Dragonfly

I remember so vaguely,

Your caramel skin,

Like mine,

Delicate hands with elegant fingers,

Showing me,

Showing me so many things,

Crouched down,

To compensate your tall frame,

With my littleness…

Leaves,

Branches,

Smooth rocks,

Nature in your warm hands,

Generously transferred,

To my inexperienced clumsy ones,

You brought the world,

Close to me,

Into the frame of my small life…

But the most etched in my memory,

Is the day you held,

With delicacy,

A pulsating,

Vibrating,

Vivid dragonfly,

Teetering on your finger,

Holding it with a fragility,

That I will cherish forever,

Your caramel skin heightened,

Through the transparent, multi-coloured wings,

Taking on the hues of nature,

Steady elegant hand,

Even calmer under her vibrations,

Holding,

Balancing,

A sparkling fluttering heartbeat,

With such care…

(I adored you so back then)

I have not seen you since,

But I love you,

For your transparency,

And fragility,

Your embodiment of nature,

And for having held my teetering heart,

Balancing,

So delicately,

With such care…

By Parvaneh Eshghi

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A complete exercise in poetic simplicity and poise, the rendition of a memoir, in such gentle articulation; every word falls upon the reader like a raindrop. An ode, a tribute, a panegyric  so deeply felt has been penned down here effortlessly it seems; while every word seems to flow with grace, painting a visual so lucid yet so beautiful.

The beginning holds a perfect introduction to our subject here “the dragonfly”, which has been brought in with subtlety and care enough, to not overplay its presence. The semblance and the relationships between the poet’s mother and Mother Nature as well as the dragonfly and the poet’s heart have an endearing character to them and add warmth to the poem.

The poem holds together two subjects of deep longing and love by the string of a memory; the memory of a dragonfly and the poets reflection of a moment lost in time, but preserved in thought, and now, ink.

~ InkBlood, Midnight Poets Quest – May 2013

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Welcome to the Midnight Poets Quest on InkBlood!

Simply put it is a contest, a poetry contest to be precise.

All you have to do, is write a poem titled “The Dragonfly”.

The poem should be about a dragonfly, any dragonfly. It could even be an account of how you spent your childhood buzzing around the lilies in your mother’s garden.

Send in your entries with “Midnight Poets Quest” in the subject line, and your name to ~

inkblood.info@gmail.com

The contest remains open till midnight, 10th of May 2013 i.e. the approaching Friday. After which a winner will be declared.

The winner’s poem will feature on ~

https://inkbloodchronicles.wordpress.com/

The winner will get a beautiful, large frame of “Poised”, an exquisite ink illustration of a dragonfly made by our artist friend Rochana Deb, as is displayed on the top, here.

Rush in with your verses!

We request you to kindly Participate & Share. Thank you!

For InkBlood

Siddharth Pathak
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