Monday, 26 September 2011

Poetry: Poetry collection about pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum

I have an idea.

I've already made three art collections here on the blog: pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. Now, I'm taking things a bit further. I want to make a Pregnancy & Childbirth & Postpartum poetry collection that will be available as a free e-book on Smashwords. So now I turn to YOU, I need your cooperation.

The collection will include three chapters:
  • About Pregnancy
  • About Childbirth
  • About Postpartum (including themes about breastfeeding, first few weeks after birth, poems about a child up to his/her 1 year of age)
The last chapter will include a short introduction of the participants

You can send up to 2 poems per chapter (which makes it 6 poems per poet - if there will be a lot of poems I might choose up to 3 poems per poet to be included) and you can also add a photo to the poem. I don't care if you are unpublished or published author, but it has to be in English language. Send me the poems (preferably in word document) and a short bio of yourself (few sentences) with a photo of yourself (not mandatory) and photographs that you'd like to include to the poems (they are not mandatory, but if you wish to have them please sent photos in high quality and seperate from the word document or any other).

I will be accepting your contributions up to Friday 20th April 2012. That gives me two weeks to put things in order and make the e-book available on 05th of May, which is international day of the midwives.

Send contributions here: nataska86 at

Anymore questions, please ask.

And please spread the word! :) Let's make this something unforgettable ;)

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Photo: Walks in September

Blog: Peace in September morn

Hiii there! :)
As you can see, our cat is doing fine, healthy and growing. Also my guinea pig, that had an operation in August is now doing good (he had a bone abscess).

Few days ago I woke into a cloudy morning and I felt lighter and relaxed. Autumn is here. I find it easier to breathe. 

I went to a music festival and I saw The Wombats and Editors. It was great to celebrate the end of my practice work with a good concert. Editors played The weight of the world in acoustic, and .. you know .. when you hear the start of a great song, how it takes a breath away from you? Well, that's how I felt when Tom started playing the song. But the audience around couldn't stop talking! I mean, who the hell comes to a concert to talk?! And I felt like I was the only one screaming out the lyrics to the songs. I couldn't find a good video with acoustic version of the song, so here's the original (I'd really like to go to Glastonbury music festival once..or twice): 

"Every little piece in your life
Will add up to one
Every little piece in your life
Will it mean something to someone"

I've read Khaled Hosseini's Kite Runner. And I watched the movie The Whistleblower (2010). Both with heavy stories.

I've been getting photographs ready for a photo exhibiton, if I get in.. we'll see about that. It's been awhile, quite a long while since the last time I participated in these things.

Still trying to figure out how the book signing should look like, how should I introduce the book... not a fan of these things, it's the hardest part. On another note: I saw my ebook available on Barnes&Nobles.

I've been looking for a job, something to work while I finish writing my diploma. I found a few interesting offers. I've passed all my exams, all 42 of them! :) Anyway, it's a bit disappointing to be honest. I expected more from this studies. But it feels good to be at the end, I thought I'll be more scared.

This summer didn't go as planned. But I did get to the sea again for a few hours. And since everything went wrong that day (regarding batteries) I only made two photographs of the sea. Here's one of them: 

I've been enjoying walking around and I will share with you some of the photographs I've made.

How was your summer?