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“Solidarity” — Ozie Cargile

so what about this DIFFERENT UNIVERSE?
Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere. — G. K. Chesterton

Kissed-by-an-angelZO MAGAZINE is a unique multimedia project — organically comprised of an international convergence of artists, musicians, poets and creative souls.

We orchestrate a broad online presentation of art, photography, poetry, music, literary and design offerings through our daily changing Cloud Publication — and plan to publish a “Collector’s Edition” glossy magazine. The hard copy magazine will be published in conjunction with a live event named “Spoken World” that we are now developing.

Our digital pages are full of creative and changing CONTENT . . . and we receive input through three methods: Recommendations from those who we are already working with (listed on our Contributors, Artists, Musicians, Poets and Writers pages) — those who affiliate through our Creative Registry and — through the Creative Expos that we orchestrate during the year. Upcoming Expos:

…..• — Teen Media Expo (Now concluded.)

The Teen Media Expo was extended to August 25, 2016 for Art Entries and we are now judging submissions. Winners in all categories will be announced Mon., September 12, 2016.

…..• — Poetry & Photography Expo (starting 09/15/16)

…..• — Music PHOTO Expo (starting 01/15/17)

…..• — Circle Photo & Music Expo (In Development)

MEDIA EXPO

MUSIC

POETRY

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ZO’s “GET AWAY EXPO” for “TEENS” 13-19 in POETRY, ART & PHOTOGRAPHY
has CONCLUDED.

WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON SEPTEMBER 12 on this Cover page.

We had some awesome submissions!

$2100 in Awards

A million thanks to John Wilhelm for allowing us to use his artwork “Getaway from Regensburg” for the Expo.

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This week’s feature at Music ZOneGlass

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Art above by Gaucha Berlin

Our Annual Poetry & Photography Expo will start on September 15, 2016.

$2775 in Awards

These Expos yield a wealth of intriguing verses and we pair our judges’ top rated poems with new art. A schedule can be found at this link and featured poems on the following pages:

Poetry Main Page
Precipitation
What Cloud?
What Grass?

The O.D.D. ROOM

O.D.D. or “OTHER DIMENSIONAL DISCUSSION” is a film project now in development by ZO Entertainment.

© The ODD Room

Hans Linke as AWAN GAUSS

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Eric Watson as SOLOMON BERGER || Jamila Majesty as MISHA OUSPENSKAYA || Laura Colquhoun as CONNOR RYAN || Mishka Bality as AVRADAK

Mantha-Tim ODD Room

Mantha Balourdou as TERRE DUVALLE || Timothy Webb as NILE ELAN

zomagazine.com | FEATURED ARTISTS

Photos (including slides below) link to artists feature pages.

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THERESA DURANT

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“Life is Magic” — © Theresa Durant

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JONATHAN SCOTT PAULSON

Quarter II | April-June 2016

“Mirror Lake in Yangshuo” — © Jonathan Scott Paulson

"The Empath" - © Jaeda DeWalt

JAEDA DEWALT

Quarter I | January-March 2016

“The Empath” — © Jaeda Dewalt

  • THERESA DURANT - © "A Thousand Miles" - April — June 2016

FEATURED ARTIST ARCHIVE

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ZO uses CREATIVE EXPOSÉs to connect with international “talent” (poets, writers, artists, photographers, etc). The shots below are from our 2015–2016 Music Photo Expo.

An incredible amount of the entries we receive for the Expos are truly outstanding, so we have formulated a process for scheduling and featuring the top tier favorites along with the winners.

  • © John Bildahl - "Alamo Joe" | 1st Place Gold Winner | Cloud Z Cover 1/27/16

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In addition to adding the photos above to our daily changing Cloud Cover (on the 27th of each month) a schedule of the Top 44 entries from this Expo can be found on the Photo Expo Page. Thanks again to all who submitted. The submissions were absolutely Fantastic!

We also highlight some of our favorite expo entries on the — Music — and — Art Expo pages, along with featured poetry listed on our Poetry Schedule. Go to these links for more info. All featured photographers, artists, poets and Expo winners are eligible to submit to any of the ongoing creative expos. Only Judges and those on our Contributors page (who regularly work with the magazine) are ineligible.

We at ZO encourage you to be your “Creative Self” (no matter who or what has discouraged you from being that) — because EVERYONE IS CREATIVE and everyone has something to add to the “Collective Creative Process” on Earth. No matter where you find yourself at this moment — add something creative, something positive to the vibe of the planet.

“Because of their courage, their lack of fear, they (creative people) are willing to make silly mistakes. The truly creative person is one who can think crazy; such a person knows full well that many of his great ideas will prove to be worthless. The creative person is flexible; he is able to change as the situation changes, to break habits, to face indecision and changes in conditions without undue stress. He is not threatened by the unexpected as rigid, inflexible people are.” — Frank Goble

“The creative person wants to be a know-it-all. He wants to know about all kinds of things-ancient history, nineteenth century mathematics, current manufacturing techniques, hog futures. Because he never knows when these ideas might come together to form a new idea. It may happen six minutes later, or six months, or six years. But he has faith that it will happen.” — Carl Ally

“There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.” — Edward de Bono

“There is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost.” — Martha Graham

BE THE CREATIVE YOU!

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© Pierre Matter

“Technologies of the soul tend to be simple, bodily, slow and related to the heart as much as the mind. Everything around us tells us we should be mechanically sophisticated, electronic, quick, and informational in our expressiveness – an exact antipode to the virtues of the soul. It is no wonder, then, that in an age of telecommunications – which, by the way, literally means “distant connections” – we suffer symptoms of the loss of soul. We are being urged from every side to become efficient rather than intimate.” ― Thomas Moore

CONNECT

”And your very flesh shall be a great poem.” — Walt Whitman

The Revised Story

Artist | Martin Wittfooth -- "Starlett"

Artist | Martin Wittfooth — “Starlett”

By Steven Ingool

don’t forget to mention the early years

with eyeballs still heavy and clouded with dew

and meteor showers far too distant to hear or comprehend

the walls were everything and everyone had shadows

that were not explained

…………………………meal times

…………………………folded clothes

…………………………egg white apprehension

the abyss was conceived by a life misread

strangled in grief

a banishing

the staircase

the conception of the sharp cheekbone

the grey milky wet afternoons trying to keep the swing set alive

…………………………burying the dog

…………………………swimming naked

at times fingers were raised

clues were thrown and tossed aside

reasoning had little to do with actuality

the planet revolving means little

to a tired young voice waiting to evolve

then evolution

the thorn years

linoleum, plane rides and slow Arizona belongings

wondering in an unlit room how and when

or maybe not wondering at all, going through the motions

ghost touches, tapping the keys and whispering communication

how long does the early sanction last?

forever, sometimes,

and after that all hell breaks loose

the fastest, coldest sled riding in town

gunning down the slopes

sliding headfirst into the thick bank, bursting the air with tufts of powder

…………………………a house with no hill

…………………………a lawn with so many leaves

…………………………a life that goes on

…………………………beyond conscious understanding —

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Steven Ingool is a free-lance writer.
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“Time Travel Dials”

“If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.” — Confuciustime-illusion-22

“Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.” — Khalil Gibran

In the O.D.D. Room we explore the mindset of those who plan in 5 year, 100 year, 1000 year, and eternal terms . . .

Individuals often make 5 year projections for their financial affairs — 100 year planners tend to think in terms of family and passing along assets, etc. — 1000 year planners are usually those who have a wider view of influence, who think in terms of governmental guidance, geography, commerce, education, perhaps even space travel — those who think in eternal terms are often those who love . . . who contemplate a single flower — the wind — or the paths of the animal kingdoms . . .

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WE ARE AT THE CORE – PEACEMAKERS

HOPEFUL DREAMERS THAT ENEMIES CAN SOMEHOW BE FRIENDS

HOPEFUL THAT THE 1000 SHADES OF GRAY IN THIS WORLD

WILL NOT BE LESS BECAUSE THERE IS BLACK AND WHITE

WE ARE MADE UP OF VERY DIFFERENT PEOPLE

WITH VERY DIFFERENT BELIEFS

AND WE ARE “TRYING” TO FIND THE PLACE OF ARTISTIC EXPRESSION

WHERE WE CAN “LEARN” FROM ONE ANOTHER’S PERSPECTIVE

ZO IS AN “EXPERIMENT”

Different Universe

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“ZONE OTHER” | OTHER DIMENSIONAL DISCUSSION FORUM and ART MOVEMENT

We are HONORED by the generous souls that contribute to this publication, allowing us to share their talents, brilliance and creative gifts — and THANKFUL for what truly does work in the world — allowing us this digital forum to reach out. Certainly, there are many problems everywhere; but we appreciate the corporate geniuses, innovators and all men and women that have put together incredible organizations that both benefit and further our societies. Although ZO is very aware of the nature of business — we do not want to build primarily for profit — and our purpose is not solely to make money or achieve fame and notoriety. We are primarily peacemakers and our mission is to bring diverse people together through art and, hopefully, promote more of that.

“The planet does not need more ‘successful people.’ The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds. It needs people to live well in their places. It needs people with moral courage willing to join the struggle to make the world habitable and humane and these qualities have little to do with success as our culture is set.” ~ H.H.The Dalai Lama

We are not affiliated with any political, religious, racial, cultural or social movement. We are ZO | Zone Other

Thoughts on global etiquette for the New World

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There’s a NEW WORLD COMING through the Creative Arts.

If you’ve come to this page — you are part of making it happen!

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