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Pinup and Glam DDs

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I Photograph things that interest me and beauty in strange ways
I'm not very conventional in my approach. Nor am I particularly skilled.
This is something I do to make me happy.

Some mature content. Some immature too…


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Emma Cowsill
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United Kingdom

Photographer | Moderator | Burlesque Chicken

:bulletorange: My name is Emski and I'm a Community Volunteer on dA, I look after the Pinup & Glamour Galleries and Moderate the Chat Network. I'm also part of the Community Relations Mentor Programme, which helps to support new CV's into the team and coordinates the team projects.

:bulletpurple: I am the Project Lead on the Community Relations Art History Project, which looks at the History of Art and the genres we love today. Our new home is projecteducate :aww:

:bulletpink: SuicideGirls is the Official dA page for, which I run.
© All images are Copyright

:bulletgreen: I'm all about Martin, Soundwave, Photography, my job, drinking, fake blood, white tea, hanging out with my girls, Preston and my boys back home

ID by the lovely Thiefoworld

Peace out... :peace:

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CV Birthday - Liliwrites

Thu Nov 26, 2015, 5:18 AM by DistortedSmile:icondistortedsmile:


Get to know your CV Team: Birthday Time!

@Liliwrites celebrated her birthday on 18th November Party 
(sorry I'm late sweetheart Love )

Lilli looks after the Lit Gallery - check out her page for information on DD Suggestions and more features :) (Smile)


Here are some deviations from their Gallery, chosen by their fellow CVs!

  UnbornThe Sound of Silence plays, and my mother sits at the kitchen table shearing off her luxurious umber locks. She turned thirty today. My father isn't home much. I just learned how to make oatmeal.
"I'm pregnant. You're going to have a little brother or sister," she tells me as another clump of hair falls to the floor. I bend to pick it up. The reds hidden in all that deep brown glow like embers in the dying sun.
"Mama, can I keep some?"
"Why would you want to?"
"It's pretty."
"No. Give it here."
I let her take the hair from me. She piles all of it in a large glass ashtray my father doesn't know she still uses inside the house. She rises from the table. Her long earrings sway just above her shoulders like the pendulum in our grandfather clock. While she rummages in the kitchen cupboards, I steal a few strands from the pile and put them in my pocket.
She returns with a yellow bottle that she turns upside down and squeezes over the hair. A clear liquid that smells like the gas stati

This piece has such great imagery. There is a ton of story here for something so short... Love it! Have a wonderful birthday <3 JenFruzz 

if gifted a singularityfirst, find the event horizon.
dip your fingers into the melted
dimensions of space
like some cosmic egg yolk.
then taste it. put your tongue
against that inky blackness.
feather your lips across the heat,
the fission, and when you have
memorized the bitter-sweet 
and maudlin scent of light
trapped so deep it forgot its brilliance,
look back toward the stars that roil outside.
you've reached what they
must die to achieve; admire
eternity, that bleak static
we seek from within 
our frenzied utopia. 

A nice smart poem that paints a beautiful picture with it's strong imagery. morbidman187

chronicthis linear progression of pain is inevitable,
an afterthought attached to an Armageddon
of perpetuation. see, these cells
fight those cells and put the rest of me
inside a cage
that even the prescribed pills can't unlock.
I've choked on my own illusions long enough
to know reality when it slinks in
wearing its superiority
like a black hat, velvet lined and tall. 
these are the days I don't escape,
the days I wave the white flag
like a civilian before the cannons.
on these days, tomorrow 
is the enemy and the question
is whether or not I'll face it.

Really powerful work. Have a lovely birthday! DistortedSmile

my poetry is broken.It lies slack-jawed on the kitchen counter,
contemplates mold spots on the bread
as the cat licks butter I forgot to put away
again. It exhales in caustic gusts, like
the last rhinoceros, furious 
at the oblivion we've gifted --
but the fight is mere gesture,
one last brittle tradition to break
before surrender.
I comfort the poor creature,
pat its belly while I pour wine
into its maw. Red stains frame
the fragile smile it offers,
and I think, maybe there is hope
yet. Maybe it will rise again,
like those southern towns that die 
in the hurricane season, but not
enough to escape resurrection.
Hey buddy, I say, maybe
the plot twist is still coming.
And my poetry, ever faithful,
nods its head.

Happy Birthday, my dear Lili! I hope it's the best one yet! For me, this piece among LiliWrites' gems stands out among the rest. It's potent in its message and yet charming and relatable. Something any creative mind has not only gone through but lives with every day. Truly a masterpiece. <3 OfOneSoul

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Thumbs Up FAQ #84: What are the Core Values of the Community Relations Department?
Thumbs Up FAQ #85: Can I be a volunteer on DeviantArt?

Also excellent articles:

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Thumbs Up  So you Want to be a CV by Thiefoworld

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CV Birthday - Liliwrites
@Liliwrites celebrated her birthday on 18th November Party 
(sorry I'm late sweetheart Love )

Lilli looks after the Lit Gallery - check out her page for information on DD Suggestions and more features :) (Smile)


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DistortedSmile Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
lol wut? :lol:
LostMemoryOfADream Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks for adding Love Anemic by LostMemoryOfADream to your favorites! I'm glad you like it! :D
Sweetlylou Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank-you-for-the-favs by KmyGraphic
Ultimate-Psycho Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot for the fav' :love:
muirart Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much Emma for the fave :) (Smile)
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