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


Working Art


Line & Contour

The placement of strong lines is one of the most important skills one can learn as an artist. Grounding your subject in space and place them accurately within your design. Composition is very important.

Structural Drawing

Training your eye to see perspective more accurately working with geometric shapes.

The Plumb Line

The plumb-lines help us to place our landmarks and proportions, of the figure or landscape we are looking at, into its correct placement on our paper.


Becoming more comfortable with various materials, will help you gain more control over the value ranges in your drawings. Practicing drawing a range of values using charcoal, ink and more will aid you in capturing shadows, highlights and transitional areas.


Form is one of the most challenging elements to capture accurately in drawing. Blocking in forms of all shapes, analyzing light and shadow defining each item.

Working on a Toned Ground

Explore new value-building skills with toned ground. Tone papers or just adding tone to your white paper before drawing. Play with values from lightest lights and darkest darks creating a range of value with tone.

Color Media

Exploring the use of color in your drawings adding subtle color to your work with different mediums by blending, shading and working with value colored pencils, watercolor-based media and more.


Mothers Are a Special Gift by Faye Diane Kilday


Mothers are a special gift sent
from God above,
They bless us with their nurturing,
And fill us with their love.

They pick us up when we are down,
And when we’re sad they know,
They’re always there to lend a hand,
And guide us as we go.

And mothers are like special jewels
that can’t be bought or sold…
A mother’s love’s more precious
than the rarest gem or gold.

Yes, mothers are a special gift sent
from God above,
And we’ll be blessed forever with
their never ending love!

Creative Projects

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Questions or statements you might ask yourself before starting a creative project. Whether it be an art project or a writing one.

(1) How to get your creative juices flowing

(2) Seeing where your imagination takes you

(3) How to work on an idea

(4) Interpretation of a subject

(5) Variations you can create

(6) A unique personal expression from your creative subconscious

(7) Spontaneity

(8) Keeping it simple

(9) Creating new solutions

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