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Check out TwilightPoetess and her new title poem, Tell Me What You've Gone and Done Now, a poem comprised entirely of devART poem titles! Pretty swanky, I think you'll agree. A title of mine is in the mix, is one of yours? I guess you'll just have to go see to find out...!
  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: Kavinsky - Nightcall
  • Reading: Doctor Sleep - Stephen King
  • Watching: Meet the Fokkens (Documentary)
  • Playing: Mario Kart Wii and Dungeon Keeper
  • Eating: Falafel
  • Drinking: Sweet sweet water

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Joe Girard
Artist | Varied
Canada
Here's my interview with PoeticalCondition, after I was elected Poet of the Month: poeticalcondition.deviantart.c…

And here's my feature from when NicBelroque named me Daily Lit Deviant: nicbelroque.deviantart.com/jou…

As an actor, I've performed for the queen of England. As a film-maker, I've participated in several film festivals, placing first in the Toronto Art Festival 2006, in the digital film category. As a zen gardener, my designs have appeared in the Absorb art show.

My poems and short stories have been published in journals and magazines across north America, on and offline. On devART I've received one Daily Literature Deviation commendation for the poems:

Self-Made Men (sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Sel…
The 1998 Housefire At 198 Wentworth Street South (sandzen.deviantart.com/art/The…
Untitled: A Sonnet Told In Titles (sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Unt…
Piano Armageddon: An Image Poem (sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Pia…

Daily Deviations were awarded for the poems:

Come Home (sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Com…
The Craven (sandzen.deviantart.com/art/The…

And my music has appeared on radio stations and at concert halls in numerous countries across North America and Europe. I've written music for the bands Ben Caplan and the Casual Smokers, Hobo Sapiens, Uvenburd, and my eponymous solo project.

An anthology of short stories, In the Wings: Stories of Forgotten Women, edited by Bernadette Rule, includes my short story The Changeling (unavailable on devART, sorry :3). In the Wings was published by Seraphim Editions and is in its third printing. Other magazines I've been featured by include Switchback, WTF, The Perceptive I, Cleansheets.com, and In My Bedroom magazine, among others.

Most recently, In My Bedroom magazine published my piece Threesome (sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Thr… in their Vol 4 Issue 2 release, Menage a Trois.

These are my websites (so far):

Download my album www.reverbnation.com/joegirard

My CBC Radio profile radio3.cbc.ca/bands/Joe-Girard


If you've enjoyed reading my popular works featured around devART, may I recommend the following others as highlights that had people talking:

The Horse-Fall: A Villanelle (sandzen.deviantart.com/art/The…
Spiritual Sex (sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Spi…
Big Top (sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Big…
Hyoid (sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Hyo…
Spacefeint (sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Spa…
The River: A Pantoum (sandzen.deviantart.com/art/The…
16-Bit Haiku: First Half (sandzen.deviantart.com/art/16-…
16-Bit Haiku: Second Half (sandzen.deviantart.com/art/16-…
Watch Your Step (sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Wat…
Monster Patient (sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Mon…
Anxiety Attack (sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Anx…
Weep Western Tears (sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Wee…
Hard Like a Star's Iron Heart (sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Har…
Lick (sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Lic…

Here's a few more poems that are personal favourites of mine:

Dead Skin Deep (sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Dea…
The Werewolf Monologue (sandzen.deviantart.com/art/The…
Stitches: A Sonnet (sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Sti…

Here's a collection of my forty most favourited zen gardens:

The Gates of Moria sandzen.deviantart.com/art/The…
Zenstellation Series: Ursa Major sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Zen…
Phoenix sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Pho…
Cherry Blossom Modern Art sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Che…
Elemental Cycle Pt. 1: Water sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Ele…
War of the Worlds sandzen.deviantart.com/art/War…
Totoro sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Tot…
Shirivasta sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Shi…
Path Between Two Waterfalls sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Pat…
8 Colour 4 Bit sandzen.deviantart.com/art/8-C…
Om sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Om-…
Porch Swing sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Por…
Pac Man sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Pac…
Bag End sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Bag…
Zzzzzzzt sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Zzz…
Zenstallaion Series: Taurus sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Zen…
Year of the Rabbit sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Yea…
No Face sandzen.deviantart.com/art/No-…
Nine Were Given to the Kings sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Nin…
Totem Pole, Telephone Pole, Tree sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Tot…


And if you like nature art, here's the one's fans liked best:

Vertical Rath sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Ver…
Treefingers sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Tre…
Natural Shoji sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Nat…
PAranoid Schizophrenia sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Par…
Big Bang sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Big…
Samurai of Slate sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Sam…
Geodesic Dome sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Geo…
Origami Mistake sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Ori…
Satellites Over Toronto sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Sat…
Born on a Ghost Ship sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Bor…
Tower of Pebel sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Tow…
Rock Out sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Roc…

And here's some highlights from my dabbling in origami:

Elephant sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Ori…
Dragon sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Ori…
Rabbit sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Ori…
Fox sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Ori…
Eastern Dragon sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Ori…
Velociraptor sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Ori…
Pikachu sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Ori…
Turtle sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Ori…
Neko Cat sandzen.deviantart.com/art/Ori…

Current Residence: Ottawa
Favourite genre of music: Percussive
Favourite photographer: Edward Burtynsky, maybe. Gregory Crewdson?
Favourite style of art: Nature Art
Favourite cartoon character: Calvin. Or Homestar Runner.
Personal Quote: Familiarity breeds birth defects.
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GrimDreamArt Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for :+fav: on "Fantasy Pond"!
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sandzen Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014   General Artist
Not at all. There's a stark, grim chill present in your work that feels almost like Dr. Seuss, Edward Gorey and Edgar Allan Poe had a baby. It's all wonderful, really.
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JAE462 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
thanks for the fav
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sandzen Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014   General Artist
No problem. A truly sensuous capture.
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TheSphinx Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for faving my [Red Light 2047] :)
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sandzen Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014   General Artist
Not a prob. Loved the immersing totality of ambiance.
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MotleyDreams Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014   Writer
Congrats on your feature as NicBelroque's Daily Lit Deviant! I loved The Craven and hope I can find time to browse more of your gallery. :D Hope you have a great day!
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sandzen Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014   General Artist
Well, I thought of just the thing. In my devID up above you can browse through a selection of the pieces readers and watchers have enjoyed the best. Thanks for the inspiration, and for your kind words. I can pretty well guarantee I'll have a good day, now.
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MotleyDreams Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014   Writer
:D
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Blood-Dancer Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
thanks for the :+fav:
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