Mirror, MirrorI can't stand the sight of my reflection.Every time I see her, I cringe. Look at her - the dark shadows beneath her eyes, the slumped shoulders, the half-empty gaze that stares back at me. She's disgusting. She's a monster.She's me.But is she real? Am I real?I don't know.Maybe she's the real one and the reason she looks the way she does is because she always sees me and is terrified that something horrible will happen. Maybe I'm the real one and I'm terrified that she's going to let that something occur.Or maybe we're just the same person and I'm letting my thoughts become too unraveled. There's no such thing as another side to a mirror. It's just a piece of glass that reflects that which is in front of its surface. But then again, what do I know? Not much, if I'm being completely honest.There are times where I'll pass my reflection and stop, stare at her, and the urge to do nothing more but take her hand and say I'm sorry. I'm sorry for everything I've said t
Sellers-Showcase Special Newsletter #3!!Sellers-Showcase Special Newsletter #3!:iconSellers-Showcase: :iconSellers-Showcase: :iconSellers-Showcase: :iconSellers-Showcase: :iconSellers-Showcase:Hello......and welcome to the third edition of Sellers-Showcase's Special Newsletter, where we feature a selection of the latest work from our gallery and advertise some of our members who are currently offering commissions. Further on you will also find a selection of our favourite affiliate groups and links to our commission blogs.About UsSo what is all the fuss about Sellers-Showcase? Who are we and what do we do?In the current economic climate, we know how hard it is for any artist to sell work or gain commissions. Therefore, at Sellers-Showcase we aim to sell people's original traditional art, as well as advertise prints of traditional, digital and photographic work. We also promote artists who are looking to take commissions. We acc
Children's Literature, Morality + Changing IdealsIntroductionWith the invention of the printing press in the fifteenth century, and its gradual integration into society, people at last had access to literature. It was William Caxton who first saw the opportunity to make money by printing and selling those stories and fables hitherto told by word of mouth.Artist: Absurdostudio-KrumAt this time, literature did not have age-specific target audiences. Inevitably, some stories appealed to children more than others. Robin Hood was especially popular, while Aesop’s fables offered entertainment and life lessons to adults and children alike.It is, of course, impossible to say exactly when and how literature was identified as a useful tool in teaching morality to children. It is speculated that there was no concept of ‘childhood’ before the eighteenth century, although historians debate this, as historians are apt to do.