IF by Rudyard Kipling


Rudyard Kipling

written in 1910 for his 12 years-old son John


IF you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings – nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!

Happy Fathers Day to you.

To your Dad,  John


To My Dad,  Al

This morning, I listen to Sunday Morning  CBS, heard how fathers today are different from fathers twenty years ago. Dads today spend more time with their kids.  My dad, definitely was ahead of his time,  he was as maternal as my mom.  As a baby he help bathe, cut our nails, feed and read to us.  I guest today dads finely caught on.



On This Memorial Day © Emily Toma


Remember those who served before.
Remember those who are no more.
Remember those who serve today.
Remember them as we eat and play.
Remember our protectors-
who are not home today.
Remember them all on Memorial Day.

Color Chart of Greens

Color Chart  – MINT GREEN not TEAL nor TURQUOISE

To My Mother by Robert Louis Stevenson


You too, my mother, read my rhymes
For love of unforgotten times,
And you may chance to hear once more
The little feet along the floor.
Happy Mother’s Day
To your mom Jacqueline
My mom Dolly!

sniffling, sneezing and coughing


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Chicken Soup, hot tea with honey and table salt in water to gargle is the best remedy to heal you!

New York Mets


New York Mets (1999 - Pres)

Hey, Mets today is the first day of the season. Everybody hits!


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Seeing tone takes practice. Set up  a few objects in a box. Spray paint the entire box and content white. Place a lamp light higher then the box. Look at how the light falls on all the objects in the box  and creates shadows.  Draw the shapes of the objects using 2B pencil. Keep in mind where is the cast shadow. This  will help you to create the 3D shape. Then add in the shadows of the shapes.

By doing this exercise will help you to learn how tone creates three dimensional shapes.

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Happy Easter, Keith

Easter, Passover and Spring

Easter eggs


Passover, a Jewish holiday, celebrates spring, birth and rebirth. It also observes a journey from slavery to freedom. On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Spring flowers are used in observance of Passover and Easter.




The Middle East Photographs of the Israel Landscape

by Angela Barbalace


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