Blogging = creativity + sharing = joy

Below are one of my favorite quotes and a photo I was lucky to shoot in Hollywood (Florida). I hope that you’ll like them.

What sweetness is left in life, if you take away friendship? Robbing life of friendship is like robbing the world of the sun. A true friend is more to be esteemed than kinsfolk.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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SUNRISE

I would appreciate very much if in comments to this post you shared whatever you like or proud of (giving links to your blogs).

Thank you.

Muse?

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MUSE

Three paintings (2/23/2015)

After publishing today WOMAN OF A STRONG SEX DRIVE I needed relaxation and went to play chess on the deck. However, my partner was not there.

So I worked out for some time and looked on happy people who were swimming in the Atlantic or lying in the sun on the beach.

Then I returned to my laptop and made several paintings using an editing program that often changes without any known reason. Certainly, I have little knowledge how it works today.

The paintings received by experimenting. I used the first one to produce two others.

Please let me know if you like any of them.

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Art of C.W. Roelle

Today is Saturday.

I hope that you are warm.

You definitely deserve a treat.

So please click HERE and enjoy creativity of C.W. Roelle.

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And here is my digital painting. You might like it too. Anyway, it’s FREE!

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Thoughts and feelings

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When it is raining in Hollywood, Florida

In Hollywood people usually walk in tee-shirts and shorts and swim in the ocean all winter. But there are days of heavy rain and strong winds. Those days are very good for remembering happy moments and creating masterpieces.

Today is the fifth day of rain here. I enjoy more sleep and my imagination is running wild together with my memories. Results are below.

Please let me know if you like any of them.

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To my friends!

Dear friends!

This blog started in October of 2013.

I never expected that blogging will bring so much joy to my life.

At 79-80 it’s not that easy to meet 3,000+ talented people of all ages from many countries and learn from them, enjoy their creativity, kindness and friendship.

I am glad to know you, to see your posts daily, to travel with you, to read your writings, to enjoy your photos, to suffer and to overcome with you.

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!

I am very grateful to everybody who created and maintains WordPress.

Happy New Year to you and your families! You are builders of happiness!

In 2014 I learned more about blogging. In January I started to paint using PC paint program. In June I got my first digital camera and after more than 20 years’ interval started shooting what I liked.

I learned a little about painting and photo processing programs.

With your help I overcame my fear to write in English.

i even wrote several book reviews. You can read one of them HERE.

I liked “Shadow of the Raven” by a fellow blogger Millie Thom very much.

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I hope that in 2015 I’ll be able to share with you new posts that you’ll like.

The very best to all my followers everywhere this year!

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 38,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 14 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Art of Michael Frye

I received an email with a post of Michael Frye. I follow his blog with great pleasure from the moment I discovered it.

Please click HERE and you’ll understand why I wanted to share this post and his work with you.

Enjoy!

 

New Year’s resolutions?

I have to confess that I have never made New Year’s resolutions.

For many years it was simply necessary to survive.

When problems or needs arose I tried to do my best to solve problems or satisfy needs. There was no time for procrastination, for doubting what was possible.

It’s impossible always to be a winner, but doing your best actually makes you a winner. And it is always possible to adjust needs and to see if your problems are real.

2015 is coming.

What am I going to do?

To enjoy life, love, friendship, creativity, beauty!

The Sun will be rising again tomorrow, the Earth will be beautiful, all oceans will be in their usual places.

We live in the wonderful world!

OUR BEAUTIFUL WORLD!       by JF

OUR BEAUTIFUL WORLD!                                                                        by JF

 

 

 

Ways to become a genius

I did not plan to publish another post today.

However, I got an email from one of my friends with many fascinated facts in it.

One of them was especially interested. It was about Derek Amato.

There was only a short sentence about him in the email. I wanted to verify the fact and to know more about what happened to the guy.

So I went to Google and found.that BRAIN DAMAGE UNLOCKS GENIUS.

Now I understand why so many healthy people (including some of our leaders) behave extremely stupidly later. Apparently, they need blows to their heads.

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are alive!

We are together!

We can think, learn, work and pursue happiness!

We build families and experience love and friendship!

We are creative and we also can enjoy literature, paintings, photography, music and other kinds of art!

We can travel and meet people in new lands!

We enjoy delicious food!

We can smell flowers and fully appreciate beauty of nature!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.

Oprah Winfrey

Best of all is it to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there be for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song.

Konrad von Gesner

Dear Lord; we beg but one boon more: Peace in the hearts of all men living, peace in the whole world…

Joseph Auslander

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FLOWERS by JF

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Today’s achievement

I continue to learn what the paint and photo editing program I discovered can do.

Surely, it does not act on its own. We are partners.

Only together we can do good deeds.

This time I took my picture of a squirrel, placed it in a proper place in the program and then made some adjustments.

You can see the result below.

SQUIRREL by JF

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ACHIEVEMENT

The smallest achievement

I am now in the process of looking for a good FREE painting and photo editing program that produces images acceptable by WordPress.

The major problem I have so far is that programs I found don’t have good tutorials. I would appreciate your help in this matter.

However, in the process of experimenting with one program I got an image that I liked. It is an UNIQUE image (I am unable to recreate it).

Still I got something beautiful and it’s an achievement.  

Before sharing this image with you I edited it on my PC with a program that is in it.

Please let me know if you like the image below.

EXPERIMENT by JF

EXPERIMENT                                                                                        by JF

 

Sharing news and thoughts

1. Creativity and learning make people happy.

2. During my morning walk I saw in the distance three princesses, zoomed  and shot them (not with a gun). See the photo below.

PRINCESSES by JF

PRINCESSES                                                            by JF

3. I added several posts to the page “Travel”.

Among them are reblogs of posts of very talented bloggers Antonio Violi (SIRACUSA, ORTIGIA) and Victor Tribunsky (PETRA IN JORDAN).

Both posts have wonderful photos and stories.

I will add more posts to this page this week.

4. So far I made all my digital paintings using a paint program on my PC. But a couple of days ago I found that there are many other free programs for painting and photo editing. Today I am starting to learn one of them. Be ready for new paintings (it’s not a threat!).

5. I am going to add more paintings to the page “My paintings and tests”. Hopefully, all of you will test YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF PAINTING AND PAINTINGS.

 

Our beautiful world!

I recently got my first digital camera. After many years with great pleasure I started to take photos again. Below is my first digital picture.

MY FIRST DIGITAL PICTURE.

MY FIRST DIGITAL PICTURE.

 

About thoughts.

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Each thought has its own colour and its own music.

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My seventh painting.

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