On 1/20/2017 I found on LEARN FUN FACTS and enjoyed the post

Thinking About Circles

The post with many quotes about circles inspired me to create a simple painting below.

I hope that you’ll like it.

We think of our lives as straight or not so straight roads but I believe that we often follow circles and our happiness and all emotions depend on their colors.



Against the Odds

I met somebody last spring and was so inspired that against all odds I created the unforgettable picture below.

Sorry, it is not a photo but I hope that you’ll be impressed by this extraordinary haircut and the depth of my imagination.



Life, days and nights

Last two years were rather difficult for me. For some time I lost interest in blogging and I even stopped learning painting.

Fortunately, days come after nights.

Below is my first painting of 2017.



Is rain a painter?


This week WordPress Photo Challenge is transmogrify. It means:

“To change in appearance or form, especially strangely or grotesquely; transform.”

We know that rain used by many artists and photographers to show force of nature, its beauty, its life force.

The first picture below shows rain from the window of the 25th floor in Hollywood, Florida.











It’s darker outside, there is a lot of water on the floor of the loggia. However, there is nothing strange or grotesque in this picture.

The second picture shows a shot of rain on the floor of the loggia. I made it in black and white to strengthen the impression that all drops of rain created.


Here everything changed completely. There is a picture with many circular and non-circular shapes, there are eyes that look at you and judge you.

Hopefully, all eyes are friendly.

3 quotes about life

The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.

Audrey Hepburn

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

George Bernard Shaw

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.

Lao Tzu

My painting 2/5/2015

My painting 2/5/2015

Courage and character

You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.


Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.

Abraham Lincoln



Again funny quotes? (3/25/2015)

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.

Margaret Mead

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.

Elbert Hubbard

People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.

Isaac Asimov

When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.

Albert Einstein

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.

Lana Turner

We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don’t know.

W. H. Auden



Best friend

“You know, Ellen, Sally is really my best friend!

Yesterday after a party she brought me home to the fifth floor and left with my husband!”

“But don’t you live on the first floor?”

“Yes, I do.”

“I also thought that you were not married.”

“Yes, I am not. But I loved the view there!”

Painting by JF

Painting by JF










Best friend


Doctor recommends

Ha Ha Ha?

Patient: “Doctor, I snore at night so loudly that I wake up from my own snoring. What should I do?”

Doctor: “Sleep in another room!”

Painting by JF

Painting by JF



My painting 2/5/2015

Painting by JF                                                                                           2/5/2015

Salvador Dali’s quotes

The photo of Salvador Dali below shot by Carl Van Vechter in 1934 (courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.

Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.

Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure – that of being Salvador Dali.

In order to acquire a growing and lasting respect in society, it is a good thing, if you possess great talent, to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the right shin of the society that you love. After that, be a snob.

I don’t do drugs. I am drugs.

Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.

Liking money like I like it, is nothing less than mysticism. Money is a glory.

What is a television apparatus to man, who has only to shut his eyes to see the most inaccessible regions of the seen and the never seen, who has only to imagine in order to pierce through walls and cause all the planetary Baghdads of his dreams to rise from the dust.

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.









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.


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



“I will not be young again…”?

Below is one of my favorite poems by Sergei Yesenin. He wrote it when he was 25 years old.

I am 80 years old now and I feel that I am still young. My views changed drastically since I read this poem first time and now I doubt that “I will not be young again”.


I do not regret, and I do not shed tears,

All, like haze off apple-trees, must pass.

Turning gold, I’m fading, it appears,

I will not be young again, alas.


Having got to know the touch of coolness

I will not feel, as before, so good.

And the land of birch trees, – oh my goodness!-

Cannot make me wander barefoot.


Vagrant’s spirit! You do not so often

Stir the fire of my lips these days.

Oh my freshness, that begins to soften!

Oh my lost emotions, vehement gaze!


Presently I do not feel a yearning,

Oh, my life! Have I been sleeping fast?

Well, it feels like early in the morning

On a rosy horse I’ve galloped past.


We are all to perish, hoping for some favour,

Golden leaves flow down turning grey.

May you be redeemed and blessed for ever,

You who came to bloom and pass away…

Sergei Yesenin


My painting #13

My painting #13

Philosophy of beauty

I am sorry!

With learning photography, painting and writing I neglected to share with you many interesting things found and saved in a special draft called “Reserve”.

On the other hand, it might be interesting only for me.

Let’s try it today.

I’ll give you below a link to an article that I liked very much.

Please click on the link, read the article and let me know your opinion.

I’d like to know if I should share with you some other items saved in “Reserve”.




Where are we going?

Father, where are we going?


To the beach?

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No, son. It’s lunch time. Let’s go to Japanese buffet!

It’s a long way there!

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Don’t worry! We can rest on this parking lot.

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Are you cold?

Are you cold? Are you alone? Is it snowing wherever you are?

Let’s share this wonderful sunrise.




Then we’ll have a hearty breakfast with some laughs.

Can you drink some wine in the morning?

Oh, it’s a pity! What about cognac?

Are you sure?

Ok, ok!

Let’s go to the beach and pick up our spots in the shadows of palms.

Do you prefer a place closer to water?

We can have it too.
















Did you remember to take sunscreen? Use it now. We must be careful!

Please tell me when you are ready to swim. The water is perfect!

I hope you feel warmth. I hope you are not alone any more.

Don’t you ever forget!

We love you!




Thoughts and feelings




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Several Russian jokes

The jokes below are from my friend from Toronto (I got an email from him several minutes ago).

They came in Russian, Google translated them and then I edited them.

If you like them please let me know which one is your favorite.

If you don’t like them please let me know and I will tell my friend about it.

Here are the jokes:


1. “Doctor, every night I have the same dream. I come to a door with a sign on it. I push it but it does not open”.

“And what written on the sign?”



2. “Doctor, when I will be discharged?”

“After your cardiogram straightens.”


3. Tonight thermometer knocked on the window and asked to let him into the house.


 4. Time is not a therapist. Time is anesthesiologist.