Life is Awesome

Written and Posted By: Margie Babon   Upon waking up in the morning before starting your day, expect life as awesome–see it, imagine it, feel it. Set aside worries and take a More »

Family is Everything

Written and Posted by: Margie Babon   Our greatest inspiration in life is our family—parents, siblings, wife, husband, niece and nephews even our grandparents. Not only the biological family but also true More »

Flower Pattern and Mandala in Sweet Potato

Written and Posted by: Margie Babon   Few days ago I crave to eat sweet potatoes cooked in coconut milk with sugar and jackfruit meat. While chopping the sweet potatoes (Camote in More »

Understanding People

Written and Posted by: Margie Babon   When looking at people is like trying to look at a pair of slipper with hundred varieties of style and of color. All look similar More »

Forgive Others for not Being Kind

Written and Posted By: Margie Babon    To understand people of how they act and misbehave is the kindest thing we do to ourselves. I repeat, it is the kindest and most beautiful More »

Continue that Dream! Happy 2017!

Written and Posted by: Margie Babon     Life without a dream is nothing! It is the fire that keep us going. It gives life to the soul. It is the breath of More »

Small Note

Written and Posted By: Margie Babon   While going to the vet clinic to pick-up my rescued cat after his neuter, a man approached us with his small note written “Apology for More »

Smile Don’t Cost a Thing

Written and Posted By: Margie Babon “Good morning ma’am,” the lady security guard says to the staffs of women who pass by at the x-ray security machine at the entrance of a More »

“Seeking for an Answer”-Personal Experiences about Religion

Written and Posted by: Margie Babon   It is not a surprise to me if some people hate me for what I am writing about religion and cannot accept some ideas that More »

Usual Unusual

Written and Posted By: Margie Babon   It was 12th of February, Friday after office during rushed hour where traffic is so heavy and commuting is such a burden.  It is so More »

Life is Awesome

Written and Posted By: Margie Babon

 

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Upon waking up in the morning before starting your day, expect life as awesome–see it, imagine it, feel it. Set aside worries and take a moment to be thankful for everything that’s in your life and you start feeling grateful. Gratitude sets hope for a wonderful life. Even in the midst of challenges, difficulties and boredom, we should be able to see life as awesome. If you’re not happy then don’t feel bad on your current situation, nothing is permanent in life and everything changes for our own good even if we don’t understand it. Sometimes the reason behind is better not to know.

Set the habits of creating new moment each day and find happiness in small things. It will help appreciate more of your life while setting wishes and fulfillment that life for today will be beautifully different in the future. Then it opens your heart to realize that it is in the simple things that we see greatness like a child happily playing imagining things almost real, spider busy weaving silk on its web, pigeon flying in the sky, sunset golden ray of light, the reflection of beautiful person in front you when you face the mirror, the home-food you cook on your plate, the dry lavender flower in your vase, etc.

It is also in thriving from the pressure that life brings awesomeness. We will never discover our inner strength without hardship and failures. We won’t see how beautifully brave our spirit is if there are no disappointments, rejection and other people’s stupidity. External forces polish us to bring the best person, the kindest and most loving person we could be.

Life is amazing through discovery and curiosity of who we are and what we can do to make life more worth living. Life is awe-inspiring through the mystery of nature including us—humans. And life is more remarkable if we share to others our honesty—the talent and skills that inspire people to live with inspiration and more confidence and that never losing hope to see a bigger picture of a wonderful life they wanted to be that is only within them waiting to be discovered.

Believe that life is beautiful and you will attract miracles day by day and that each moment is a happy experience that your soul truthfully crave.

To me, life is wonderful. Everything is wonderful. –Magic Johnson

 

Quote from:  Brainy Quote

 

Moving Forward

Written and Posted By: Margie Babon

 

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Past, present, and future is what we have in common through linear time. We all have yesterday—the past that is unchangeable. We have the existing called “now” —the present which we are capable of how we can make life experiences meaningful though there are unexpected things that also happen. And the energy of time where we put hope—the future full of positive emotions where the appearance of dreams looking forward to come true.

Life is the totality of time composed of days, months and years that cannot be rewind. Everything is about moving forward. The beginning and end is what make life exciting but another step onward is what make us alive! And it is the dream in our hearts why we look for tomorrow. Without dream, life is dead like in a straight line and it is boring. And though boredom is striking us and sometimes blocking us to do what we want, still, life is about moving forward no matter how bored we are. Because life is challenging us how far is our strength, how long is our patience, how hard-working we are, and what could be the best person inside us— the greatest of who we are. If we don’t move forward and do our best, how can we know the things we must improve? How can we know our potential? Unless you decide to live with enough of who you are having enough money, house, and other physical things but no ambition and just wait for what days will bring instead of setting things for the day that you want to experience. But I bet you, that kind of life is not meaningful. Life without pain has no gain. Life is momentous to those who aren’t afraid to try new things and gather new experiences. It is about expansion, movement, and change like plants and trees that keep on growing, evolving and humbly withstanding sun, wind and rain.

And now another year is coming where brand new life is awaiting, promise yourself make each day count towards the things that you want. Never be afraid to fail, take risk and be nosy to your dreams and not to petty things and unimportant people. Learn not get affected by unkind people and don’t attach yourself too much from your emotions, learn to ignore your own feelings by keep on working and make yourself busy! Share your life to circle of people who values you and help you achieving your dreams but don’t be afraid to give trust and give help to welcome new people.

To move forward effectively and not just in your memory ‘coz memory cannot be trusted, it can forget, practice jotting things that you want to achieve. Make a journal and jot it down whether using a notebook or electronic calendar.  I know some people displaying their branded pricy journal they bought from a famous coffee shop and guess what they put? –None! And I’m not surprised, a lot of people in this urbanized world don’t use journal at all. Because jotting down things means we put discipline to make things happen! It is the action that makes us different from one another.

This coming year I wish those people called action-taker to have great accomplishment and more harvest of success. And to those who have dreams and not starting, take action now by making tiny step and don’t be afraid.  Everyone start clueless but carrying faith in themselves that they can make it. And to those who live with enough, I wish you more happiness.

Happy 2018! More love, honesty, happiness, kindness, abundance, and success!

 

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. –Henry Ford

 

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Image credits: Google images and Pixabay free image

 

Exceptional Illustrations of Izabela Kowalska-Wieczorek

Posted By: Margie Babon

Written By: Margie Babon and Izabela Kowalska-Wieczorek

 

First aid for peace_ Kragujevac'17_ Grand Prix

First aid for peace_ Kragujevac 2017_ Grand Prix

 

To discover your own talent takes time, patience, risk, effort and money. It also requires bravery, honesty and courage to know your own potential where you’re good at. Yet there are people that are truly lucky born with natural skills and talent that at the very young age they know what they want and are already in the clear path of who they are. Like Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Mozart, our featured illustrator from Poland is truly has exceptional talent ever since she was a kid. Consider them as fortunate that at young age they have precision of what to pursue yet the inspiration they are giving to others is not from the innate talent but the discipline, hard work, motivations and persistence they carry focusing and staying in their chosen field in their entire lifetime.

It is such a privilege that we are given this opportunity to have a look at the brilliant talent and illustrations of Izabela Kowalska-Wieczorek who grew up as young illustrator helping her parents to edit and redraw the illustrations for the children’s book.

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We discover Izabela when she participates in The Power of Your Brain cartoon submission last September 2017.  While looking at her work,  Izabela has her own distinctive style, elegance and sophistication aside that each masterpiece has a story of its own. And her own technique and manner of composing the drawing makes her a success and truly deserving to win grand prize in the various international competitions.

Art of cavemen_ Solin'16_ Grand Prix

Art of cavemen_ Solin 2016_ Grand Prix

 

New tradition_ Sicaco'15_ Gold Prize

New tradition_ Sicaco 2015_ Gold Prize

 

Defender_ Olive'14_  1 prize

Defender_ Olive 2014_ 1st prize

Thank you so much Izabela for your long patience and for sharing your time!

To the readers, enjoy her stunning artwork, delve into her own magical world that seems like you’re watching a Pixar movie! And take note on her priceless wisdom that is applicable not only to the illustrators  but to all walks in life.

Enjoy!

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illustration_ Izabela Kowalska- Wieczorek

 

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illustration_ Izabela Kowalska- Wieczorek

 

  •  When you are a child, do you dream to become a cartoonist or illustrator?

I was born “with a pencil in my hand”. My parents were graphic designers, so I grew up in dye tubes, drawings and paper piles and my favorite activity was to “correct” the illustrations in children’s books. To protect the home library, parents bought a huge blackboard for me and my brother. At elementary and middle school I won several awards in art competitions, which affected my future plans. After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw and winning the contest for illustrations, I started an adventure with a book.

 

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illustration_ Izabela Kowalska- Wieczorek

 

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illustration_ Izabela Kowalska- Wieczorek

 

  • How many years you are working or pursuing the hobby as illustrator and cartoonist?

For 37 years I have illustrated books for children. Four years ago I decided to test my capabilities in another area of art, I chose satirical drawing. That is how I discovered my new passion.

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illustration_ Izabela Kowalska- Wieczorek

 

  • As illustrator, what is the challenge of staying in the hobby, skills and talent and how do you improve it?

 In receiving a lot of purchase on my children’s book, it helps me to improve my work. I do not want to disappoint small readers which are the children so I always try my best. Positive response from others is the best incentive to continue working and through practice by training my hand and brain is the best way to improve my talent.

 

Safe light_ Portocartoon '15_  2 prize

Safe light_ Portocartoon 2015_ 2nd prize

 

  • Share some of your motivations on pursuing being an illustrator and staying in the field. How do you motivate yourself to draw and not giving up to make people happy thru’ your work?

 Painting and drawing fulfill my dreams that I can create my own world. I am grateful to share what I create especially to children. And I am thankful that there are other avenues to share my creation like cartoon contest and satirical that even without written words describing the work, the drawing itself is a discussion…the drawing itself has its own conversation, has its own dialogue depending on how the viewer convey the message. And to see the works of other artist which have different approach that evolves from one idea and theme, I find it extremely interesting! By participating in cartoon contest, I have a chance to present my visions on a wider forum. It is addictive and gives me happiness.

 

Winner_ Tuba Satyrica'13_ Grand Prix

Winner_ Tuba Satyrica 2013_ Grand Prix

 

Family life_ Satyrykon'16_ Special Prize

Family life_ Satyrykon 2016_ Special Prize

 

Crow & fox_ Smiling cat '14_ Honorable Mention

Crow & fox_ Smiling cat  2014_ Honorable Mention

 

 

  • Any principles in life you follow as illustrator?

Never leave the level without improvement and keep trying to do your best – it is my motto that I lead in every field of life and art.

 

Time of memories_ Olense  Kartoenale'15_ 4 prize

Time of memories_ Olense Kartoenale 2015_ 4th prize

 

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Favorite_ Animal cartoon 2016_ 1st prize

 

 

  • What is the most unforgettable challenge in your life as illustrator, the most unforgettable experience and what it has taught you.

My first children’s book was the biggest challenge and great hope. But unfortunately during the printing, it come out to the biggest disappointment that half of the details disappeared in the blackened print. In addition, the original illustrations have also disappeared. I learned that you need to watch every phase of publication that the role of the illustrator never ends upon finishing the whole drawing.

 

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illustration_ Izabela Kowalska- Wieczorek

 

 

  •  Share some tips for amateur illustrator who has ambition to produce better cartoons.

Watch the creativity of the best artists, but do not imitate anyone. Listening to yourself does not lose your individuality. In my opinion this is the most important in art.

 

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Whole life with rock & roll, Croatia 2016

 

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Camouflage, Croatia 2017

 

 

  •  Any future plan as illustrator.

I have many plans and desires related to illustrations. In the near future I plan to participate in several cartoon contests.

 

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illustration_ Izabela Kowalska- Wieczorek

 

 

 Meet Izabela Kowalska-Wieczorek

Born in 1955 in Torun and graduated at Wroclaw Academy of Fine Arts in 1980, Izabela Kowalska-Wieczorek pursues book illustrations for children, cartoons, graphic, painting and drawing. Participated in individual and group exhibitions of graphics, painting and illustration in Poland and abroad. Her work received international awards like the competition “Olive” where she got the Grand Prix in 2014.

 

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Izabela with her cat Amelka

 

World Humor Awards_ Italy'17

World Humor Awards_ Italy, 2017

 

My exhibition of ilustr. & cartoons _Toruń'16

Izabela’s exhibition of illustration & cartoons _Toruń, 2016

 

 

“Listening to yourself does not lose your individuality. In my opinion this is the most important in art.” – Izabela Kowalska-Wieczorek

 

See more of her amazing work in her website portfolio  and google plus.

e-mail:  bajkowiec@gmail.com      website: bajkowiec.blogspot.com

 

 

9 Months

Written and Posted by: Margie Babon

 

 

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In this space we are divinely connected

on our own sacred way, we meditate

9 months inside the womb

Unrestricted

 

Free from society’s judgment

Without any label—name, birthday, race

Free from other’s opinion

Innocent of judgment

Free from religion

 

A spirit growing

Manifesting in bodily form

Metaphysical to physical

Supernatural to material

Within 9 months

A preparation

 

Work has been done

Completed by nature

The spirit has flesh and bones

Has brain, heart

Willpower…intuition, emotions

9 months of amazement

Whole…perfect

Ready to face

Challenges and experience

And fulfill deep assignment

 

And the moment we are out

A birth of material life

Taking charge

Of what we see, feel, touch, taste and hear

To grow physically, mentally

Yet the spirit inside

Still the same

The rope that binds

To all wonders of life

 

And as we completed

The journey on earth

We go back

To the same place

The point where we started

In the spirit and mystery

The shell we abandon

Forward we move

Without gender

With awe and innocence

In the space of freedom and liberation

Is where we ended

 

 

“The mystery is what prompted men to leave caves, to come out of the womb of nature.” -Stephen Gardiner

 

Photo credit: Google images

 

“The Missing Brain” – The Power of Your Brain Entries

Written and Posted By: Margie Babon

 

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While reading this post, you have a thought of other things jammed in your superhighway mind. Perhaps you still recall of what your boss has told you few days ago and concurrently still imagining yourself sitting in the white beach while at this very moment you feel hungry and craving for food that you forgot you already warm the bread still in the toast. A lot of things in the head and without your knowing, your brain sub-consciously reviewing the inputs from news, updates and other information you absorb within the whole day.

So what is this thing called attention?

According to Wikipedia, Attention is the behavioral and cognitive process of selectively concentrating on a discrete aspect of information, whether deemed subjective or objective, while ignoring other perceivable information. It is the taking possession by the mind in clear and vivid form of one out of what seem several simultaneous objects or trains of thought. Focalization, concentration of consciousness are of its essence. 

The behavior of giving attention is related to consciousness though it is complex to comprehend more as it also related to psychology, neuropsychology and education. Attention is about being present at the moment totally focusing on what is in front of us setting aside other series of thoughts. When we pay attention, we are putting total awareness that we ignore and tend to forget even space and time. Don’t you think, attention is a skill? Without this ability to focus, we cannot survive. This ability to focus and select important information depends in the frontal lobe where we also create habitual activities like focusing and ignoring information.

From the book “Evolve Your Brain- The Science of Changing Your Mind,” by Dr. Joe Dispenza,

“As the frontal lobe allows you to place sustained attention on any one thing, such as reading pages, it turns off other brain circuit that have to do with modalities like hearing, tasting, etc.  The better you are at paying attention to your internal mental imagery, the more you can rewire your brain and the easier it is to control other circuits in the brain that process familiar sensory stimulation.”

Attention brings life to everything that we focus upon and making it real. Thinking too much of worries and other petty thoughts is such a waste of time. Rather develop more the ability to focus on what is necessary and important task by taking action, to fully involved with it. It is by our attention that we encourage ourselves to do our very best!

  “Garbage in, garbage out. Don’t turn your head into a trash can.” -Darren Hardy

Here is the 4th set of The Power of the Brain cartoon collection in alphabetical order. Notice the low energy from each drawing that the cartoonist/illustrator has conveyed their subconscious shadows of sadness or emptiness of thoughts and heavy emotions.

 

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Cartoon by: Atefeh Yaryan, Iran

“You know, I’m an eagle, flying around in the mountains.” -Link Wray

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Cartoon by: Cornel Chiorean, Romania

 “Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” – William Shakespeare

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Cartoon by: István Kelemen, Hungary

“A minute of thought is greater than an hour of talk.” – John C. Maxwell

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Cartoon by: Jiaruijun, China

 “The best path through life is the highway.” – Henri Frederic Amiel

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Cartoon by: Li Jingshan, China

 “I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.”  -Brene Brown

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Cartoon by: Li Hai Feng, China 

“Illusion is needed to disguise the emptiness within.” – Arthur Erickson

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Cartoon by: Likuijun, China

 “The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” -Bertrand Russell

   

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Cartoon by: Luka Lagator, Montenegro

“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.”  -Coco Chanel

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Cartoon by: Mihai Victor Eugen, Romania

“Make an empty space in any corner of your mind, and creativity will instantly fill it.” -Dee Hock

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Cartoon by: Mohammad Reza Nofar, Iran

 “There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.” -William Shakespeare

mykola

Cartoon by: Mykola Kapusta, Ukraine

 “The effort of art is to keep what is interesting in existence, to recreate it in the eternal.” -George Santayana

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Cartoon by: Popa Matumula, Tanzania

“They who drink beer will think beer.” – Washington Irving 

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Cartoon by: Ronaldo Cunha Dias, Brazil 

“The human brain is an incredible pattern-matching machine.” – Jeff Bezos

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Cartoon by: Senad Nadarevic, Bosnia-Herzegovina

 “Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.” – Andre Gide

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Cartoon by: Rešad Sultanović, Bosnia-Herzegovina

“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” -Henry David Thoreau

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Cartoon by: Yalda Hasheminezhad, Iran

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” -Thomas A. Edison

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Cartoon by: Yatish Shettigar, India

 “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” -Albert Einstein

 

 

Credits: Inspirational quote from: Brainy Quote and Goodreads 

 

Note to the Illustrator and Cartoonist: To all illustrator and cartoonist that the work appeared in this post, if you notice that a logo or brand that you included in your drawing was missing, we deleted and edited your work, thus we still consider to accept your work. And to those who have submitted promoting a product, those entries are rejected. Showing brand, product and logo even social site logo has copyright and we cannot post it in public without any permission.

 

 

“The Brain in Action”-The Power of Your Brain Entries

Written and Posted by: Margie Babon

 

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“As the fruit to the tree and the water to the spring, so is action to thought. It does not come into manifestation suddenly and without a cause. It is the result of a long and silent growth; the end of hidden process which has long been gathering force.

Every thought, every act, every habit, is the direct outcome of a certain fixed belief, and one’s conduct alters only as one’s belief are modified, not by external force but by its own self-improvement.”                                                                                                                                            -Excerpt from the book, As A Man Thinketh, by James Allen

 

Human beings share the same task when it comes to the function of the brain…. neurologically, structurally, and biologically. Generally, we behave, we function, we work, we think, we move, we communicate in a similar way. The brain has archaic compartment where the location of the skills, behavior, and traits makes us the same. This is how the brain is organized.

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Illustration showing archaic compartment in the human brain where cognitive skills and learning are located.

Thinking is not compartmentalized but a continuous process of the brain. But having a thought of new information can be likened to having its own module, having its own cubicle signifying that a single piece of information is connected to a certain cognitive skills. The more learning and new experiences we gain; the more nerve cells connection we create in the brain. And this is how each individual separates one another—on how they are upgrading their brain through connection of  the neurons.  The more connections in the brain, the more information, learning  and the more skills we create.

Here is the 3rd set of The Power of the Brain cartoon collection showing the cognitive skills of the human brain.

 

 

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Cartoon by: Abhik Basu, India

“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.” -Elbert Hubbard

 

 

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Cartoon by: Alexander Zudin, Russia

“With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.” -William Shakespeare

“Experience is like a comb that life gives you when you are bald.” -Navjot Singh Sidhu

 

 

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Cartoon by: Ali Ghanaat, Iran

 “Gluttony is an emotional escape; a sign something is eating us.” – Peter De Vries

 

 

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Cartoon by: Moukolo Monny, Cameroon

 “Cell phones, mobile e-mail, and all the other cool and slick gadgets can cause massive losses in our creative output and overall productivity.”- Robin S. Sharma

 

 

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Illustration by: Augoustinos Kissamitakis, Greece

“Rhythm and sounds are born with syllables.” -Jean Philippe Rameau

 

 

 “We’re all born bald, baby.” -Telly Savalas

 

 

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Cartoon by: Bilig Ba, China

 “Poor nations are hungry, and rich nations are proud; and pride and hunger will ever be at variance.” -Jonathan Swift

 

 

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Cartoon by: Esmaeil Babei, Iran

 “Bad habit is like a tree. When you live by it for too long, it’s difficult to pull out.” -Anonymous

 

 

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Illustration by: Borislav Hegedusic, Croatia

 “Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.” -John F. Kennedy

 

 

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Illustration by: Roberto Sergio Rodriguez

 “I believe you are your work. Don’t trade the stuff of your life, time, for nothing more than dollars. That’s a rotten bargain.” -Rita Mae Brown 

 

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Cartoon by: Dragomir Djukic Charlly, Montenegro

 “Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.” -Ausonius

 

 

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Cartoon by: Darko Dožaić, Croatia

 “It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.” -Norman Schwarzkopf


 

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Cartoon by: Doru Axinte, Romania

 “I’m actually banned from the Himalayas, because I’m too good at yoga.” -Judah Friedlander

 

 

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Cartoon by: Ehsan Cheraghi Iranshahi, Iran

 “Dreaming men are haunted men.” -Stephen Vincent Benet 

 

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Cartoon by: Guibao Gai, China

 “When you’re green, your growing. When you’re ripe, you rot.” – Ray Kroc

 

 

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Illustration by: Petry and Crisan, Romania

“I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells.” Dr. Seuss
 

 

 

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Cartoon by: George Licurici, Romania

 “Well, I’m working all the time to stay out of trouble!” -Eminem

 

 

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 “I try to keep it real. I don’t have time to worry about what I’m projecting to the world. I’m just busy being myself.” -Demi Lovato

“It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?” -Henry David Thoreau

 

 

 

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Cartoon by: Mileta Miloradovic, Serbia

 “Shutting off the thought process is not rejuvenating; the mind is like a car battery – it recharges by running.” -Bill Watterson


 

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Cartoon by: Nikolay Levkovskiy, Ukraine

 “All the world loves a clown.” -Cole Porter

“I think we all have the urge to be a clown, whether we know it or not.” -Ernest Borgnine


 

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Cartoon by: Raed Khalil, Syria

“Today we are engaged in a deadly global struggle for those who would intimidate, torture, and murder people for exercising the most basic freedoms. If we are to win this struggle and spread those freedoms, we must keep our own moral compass pointed in a true direction.” -Barack Obama

 

 

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Cartoon by: Rahim Bagmisheh, Iran

“Old age is the verdict of life.” – Amelia Barr

 

 

 

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Cartoon by: M.S. Razm Hosseini, Iran

 “Dream the impossible because dreams do come true.” -Elijah Wood

 

 

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Cartoon by: Suratno, Indonesia

 “That’s the great thing about a tractor. You can’t really hear the phone ring.” -Jeff Foxworthy

 

 

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Cartoon by: Vladimir Vasiliev

“Working hard or working smart?” -Anonymous

 

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Cartoon by: Illustration by: Zhaleh Yoosefinezhad, Iran

 “If you can’t convince them, confuse them.”-Harry S Truman

 

 

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Note to the Illustrator and Cartoonist:

To all illustrator and cartoonist that the work appeared in this post, if you notice that a logo or brand that you included in your drawing was missing, we deleted and edited your work, thus we still consider to accept your work. And to those who have submitted promoting a product, those entries are rejected.

Showing brand, product and logo even social site logo has copyright and we cannot post it in public without any permission.

 

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Other cartoon collections (The Power of Your Brain) to watch out for:

Set 4:  The Missing Brain

Set 5:  My Heart or My Brain

Set 6:  A Dream in A Dream

Set 7:  Rage, Anger and Pain

 

To all the cartoonist who have submitted their work, please bear with us. Editing the pixel of your work and uploading the cartoon images and arranging it to a final post is pure hard work. Give us few days to finish the work.

 

“Become addicted to constant and never-ending self-improvement.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

 

Credits:

Illustration of archaic compartment of the brain from pinterest.com

Inspirational quote from brainyquote.com and goodreads.com

 

 

 

Where Do I Owe?

Written and Posted By: Margie Babon

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Cartoon by: Vitaliy Levitskiy, Ukraine

 

Where do I owe

How I think

How I imagine

Things, goals, dreams

Parents, family

Colleagues, friends

Teachers, society

Even not to any

 

Where do I owe

Talent and skills

How it started

How it evolves

From youth

To age of gold

 

Where do I owe

the power,

the language

to speak,

to express

certain things

 

Where do I owe

the ability

to sing

the rhythm

the hymn

inside me

 

Like a conductor

Orchestrating

This thy Self

Is it?

In my thinking brain

Or to my Highest Self

Where I owe

duties, ambition

worries, failure

achievement

spiritual soul

 

Behind these

Who is

the great

grand genius

scientist

psychic

even billionaires

still unknown

 

Thinking deep

make me sip

more coffee

Finding myself

in bitter sweet

a cup of mysteries

top with

full cream curiosity

 

Where do I owe…

 

“No object is mysterious. The mystery is your eye.” – Elizabeth Bowen 

“Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.”- Neil Armstrong

“If some longing goes unmet, don’t be astonished. We call that Life.” -Anna Freud

 

 

About the Cartoonist:

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Vitaliy Levitskiy is a Civil Engineer, architect and a pensioner. He is a member of the cartoonist Association of Ukraine and began pursuing his passion in cartoon drawings in 1960 and from then on, he keeps participating in different international and local competitions. e-mail: levitskivitali@gmail.com

 

 

 

“The Genius Brain” – The Power of Your Brain Best Entries

Written and Posted by: Margie Babon

 

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Very few people reach the distinction of being a “genius.” Of course there are many factors to consider to say that a person is a genius but the most important quality of being a genius is “they keep using their fullest potential.”

Once again, Hyperkreeytiv is very proud to discover these “geniuses” cartoonist, illustrator, and artist from different parts of the world showcasing their distinctive work. A big thank you to all of you and to other participants. We truly appreciate your effort, time, and patience for selflessly sharing a part of your heart and soul—your amazing work!!

Here are the best entries from more than hundred entries of “The Power of Your Brain” International Cartoon Submission 2017. Enjoy!!

 

“Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered – either by themselves or by others.” -Mark Twain

 

Top Entries Showing the Human Brain

1.     Edwin Perales Gonzales, Peru

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“Talent is a flame. Genius is a fire”-. Bernard Williams

 

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“Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.” – Edward de Bono

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“I’m pretty sure my love affair with science-fiction started with ET.” -Shiloh Walker

 

EPGEdwin Perales was born in Sept. 12, 1969.  He is a graphic designer and illustrator from Peru. His work received exceptional awards in cartoon competitions in different countries like Belgium, Portugal, Colombia, Iran and Indonesia.

e-mail: enpg@hotmail.com

 

“Laughing brains are more absorbent.” – Alton Brown

 

2.     Dimitrios Georgopalis, Greece

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“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

 

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“Do not borrow the productions of other men’s brains and pens and recite them as a lesson; but make the most of the talents, the brain power, that God has given you.” -Ellen G. White

 

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“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

 

DGDimitrios Georgopalis was born in Corfu, Greece in 1973. He studied Business Administration and Byzantine Hagiography. His drawings have been published to locally renown magazines such as Anti, Epilogi, Galera, and Moto triti and in the famous newspaper APOGEYMATINH.

Currently, Dimitrios is working as cartoonist and illustrator for the daily newspaper EIDISIS and the weekly Real News. He is the founding member and Secretary of the Greek Cartoonist Association Club in Greece.

e-mail: dgeo73@yahoo.gr   website: www.georgopolis.com 

 

“Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.” -Peter Ustinov 

 

 

3.     Slobodan Butir, Croatia

 

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“Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain.” – J. K. Rowling

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“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” -Dr. Seuss

 

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“In boxing, it is about the obsession of getting the most from yourself: wanting to dominate the world like a hungry young lion.” – Anthony Joshua

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“Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all, don’t let anyone limit your dreams.” – Donovan Bailey

 

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“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” -George Bernard Shaw

“A budget tells us what we can’t afford, but it doesn’t keep us from buying it.” -William Feather

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“Soccer is simple, but it is difficult to play simple.” -Johan Cruyff

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“There’s something messed up with my brain.” -Ryan Gosling

 

SlobodanSlobodan Butir age 60 was graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Split, Croatia. He has published about 10,000 cartoons in various daily newspaper and magazines where he has been working for many years. Slobodan also worked in a local diary of Slobodan Dalmacija in Split. He held several exhibitions and won numerous awards from local and abroad such as China, Romania, Korea, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine, Iran, and Slovakia. He illustrates several books, especially those for children. Currently working for a theater poster and painting in Croatia.

e-mail: slobodanbutir@yahoo.com

“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” -Vince Lombardi

 

 

4.     Mohamed Ajeg

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“Love is like a puzzle. First it is confusing and frustrating, but when you figure it out, it’s a beautiful thing.” -Anonymous

“I would like a boyfriend. I’m a very happy person and it is the final, final piece of the puzzle. I’m looking for that shout-it-out-from-the-mountaintops, fall-in-love person.” -Andy Cohen

 

ajegMohamed Ajeg is 35-year old Moroccan artist. He graduated taking the course Bachelor on Plastic Arts. He is an art teacher for 8 years specializing in plastic art education. His drawings and cartoon were published in different publication and websites. Recently, he got the “Voloevento” prize in International Competition Italia 2017 entitled, “Cartoo’n Kite” and a special prize from Morocco International Cartoon Contest. 

 “I’m looking forward to the future, and feeling grateful for the past.” – Mike Rowe


 

5.     Saeed Sadeghi, Iran

Saeed Sadeghi2 “There’s something happening in the world that didn’t happen before. We are acting like one big brain.” -Antonio Banderas

 

“If you’re embarking around the world in a hot-air balloon, don’t forget the toilet paper.” – Richard Branson

 

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Saeed Sadeghi is an art teacher and was born in 1974 in Jahrom, Iran. He studied Bachelor of Arts in painting from Tehran Art University. He is a cartoonist in local newspaper and magazines and Vice President of International Cartoon FECO in Iran.

 

 “Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” -Malala Yousafzai


 

6.     Yang Xia, China

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“Inside each of us, there is the seed of both good and evil. It’s a constant struggle as to which one will win. And one cannot exist without the other.” -Eric Burdon

 

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Yang Xia graduated from De Zhou College of Fine Arts. Her love for the cartoon leads to some publishing in prominent newspaper and magazines in China. She currently lives in Dong Ying City in Shandong Province of China.

e-mail: mingyang989@163.com

 

“Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.”- Plato


 

7.     Zlatko Krstevski, Macedonia

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“The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.” -Thomas A. Edison

  

zZlatko Krstevski was born in 1969 in Prilep, Macedonia. He finished the course Fine Arts major in Skopje. He organized more than 20 one-man exhibitions on painting and drawing and participated in more than a hundred international exhibitions. Zlatko is also an author and photographer of four-books on cultural heritage of Prilep. Currenly, he is the President of Center for Visual Arts “Byzant” and lives in Priplep, Krakow with his life-partner.

 e-mail: vizant@home.mk  website: http://www.gallery-museum.mk

 

“The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.” -Aldous Huxley

 

 

 8.     Rasha Mahdi, Egypt

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Brain: “She doesn’t like you.”  Heart: “What if she does?”

 “I am racking my brains to find out why he left without saying goodbye to me.” -Eva Braun

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Rasha Mahdi graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts Graphic Section in 1997. She is a member of the Organization of Egyptian cartoonists and Egyptian Fine Artists. Currently working as cartoonist, story board illustrator, creative and graphic designer for advertising campaigns.

Her work was published in most of the Famous Arab newspapers, magazines and websites as editorial cartoonist focusing on human, women and children’s right. She participated in different exhibitions in Dubai, Morocco, Kuwait, Lebanon, Jordan, and France.

https://m.facebook.com/pages/Rasha-Mahdi-Cartoon-House/

“The secret is keeping busy, and loving what you do.” -Lionel Hampton

  

 9.     Zbigniew Kolaczek, Poland

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“Toil without song is like a weary journey without an end.” -H. P. Lovecraft

“I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.” -Winston Churchill

 

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Zbigniew was born in 1964 in Zyrardow. He is a freelance cartoonist and book illustrator and studied at The Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Department of Grafic, Poland.

 

 

“I wanted to become an illustrator as a child.” – Karl Lagerfeld

 

 10. Raed Khalil, Belgium

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“The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” -Bertrand Russell

“The tongue is the only tool that gets sharper with use.” -Washington Irving

 

raedRaed Khalil is a Syrian cartoonist and begun his cartoon publication in 1988. He is the Director of Syria cartoon and Director of Syrian International Cartoon Contest and have organized the first SYRIAN International Cartoon Contest in 2005.

website: http://www.raedcartoon.com/

 

“Tell me that you don’t like cartoons, and I think there’s something wrong with you. I don’t understand why people don’t like cartoons.” -John DiMaggio

 

 

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Top Entries Showing the Cognitive Skills

 

1.     Emad Salehi, Iran

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“What makes me happy is just keeping my brain challenged and stimulated and on its toes.” – Seth MacFarlane

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 Emad Salehi was born in 1980 in Iran. He holds Diploma in Graphic and Doctorate in Business Administration. He conducts about 40 exhibitions of his work in painting and caricature. He is a recipient of several awards from different competitions like the second biennial held in Dubai in 2002 where he won first prize.   e-mail: halob7@yahoo.com

“There is no great genius without some touch of madness.”  -Aristotle

 

 

2.     Izabela Kowalska-Wieczorek, Poland

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“The eruption of lived pleasure is such that in losing myself I find myself; forgetting that I exist, I realize myself.” -Raoul Vaneigem

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Born in 1955 in Torun and graduated at Wroclaw Academy of Fine Arts in 1980, Izabela Kowalska-Wieczorek pursues book illustrations for children, cartoons, graphic, painting and drawing. Participated in individual and group exhibitions of graphics, painting and illustration in Poland and abroad. Her work received international awards like the competition “Olive” where she got the Grand Prix. See more of her amazing work in her website and google plus.

e-mail:  bajkowiec@gmail.com      website: bajkowiec.blogspot.com

“I live a very joyful life, with a lot of laughter and good times.” -Kimberly Elise

 

 

 3.     Efat Amjadipoor, Iran

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“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” -Muhammad Ali

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Iranian cartoonist and illustrator Efat Amjadipoor  was born in 1989 in Mashhad, Iran. She participates in various national and international festivals where she received numerous prizes.

 e-mail: efat_amjadipoor@yahoo.com

 

 “An illustration is a visual editorial – it’s just as nuanced. Everything that goes into it is a call you make: every color, every line weight, every angle.” -Charles M. Blow

 

 

4.     Érico Junqueira Ayres, Brazil

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“I never accepted the idea that I had to be guided by some pattern or blueprint.” -Little Richard

 

“I always think about the next generation and creating a different blueprint for them. That’s my goal: to let them know there’s another way.” -Janelle Monae

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“No, I will be the pattern of all patience; I will say nothing.” -William Shakespeare

 

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Erico Junqueira Ayres was born in Salvador, Brazil in May 26, 1948 and live in São Luis (Brazil) since 1956. A self-taught in graphic arts and cartoonist since 1969 and has published six graphic humor books. He graduated in Civil Engineering and Doctorate in Urban & Regional Planning. Currently retired from Federal University of Maranhão.

“The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.” -Abe Lemons

 

5.     Masoumeh Rahimi, Iran

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“Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage.” -Richard Lovelace

“I existed in a world that never is – the prison of the mind.” -Gene Tierney

 

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Masoumeh Rahimi was born in 1986 and currently living in Iran where she obtained graphic diploma in arts.

Email: masoumerahimi12@gmail.com

 

“Share your smile with the world. It’s a symbol of friendship and peace.” -Christie Brinkley

 

6.     Igor Smirnov, Russia

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“Live like you’re already dead, man. Have a good time. Do your best. Let it all come ripping right through you.” -Jeff Bridges

 

IgorIgor Smirnov was born in Moscow in 1944. Graduated from Institute of Arts and work as a cartoonist and illustrator since 10970. He received more than 70 awards from international and local competitions like the French Academy of Caricature and Russian Academy of Arts. Igor live and work in Moscow.

e-mail: smirnovigor44@bk.ru

“Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.” -Victor Hugo

 

 

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Everyone has a touch of being a genius but many are afraid to overcome their own fear of expressing who they are, cultivating their talent and follow passionately what do they really want in life.

Human brain is goal-oriented organism and it knows by itself that it wants to succeed and make accomplishments. And this is what separates the genius from average people—- genius understands that the power within them is to take action of what is in their mind. To produce something out of the thinking mind like the artist, cartoonist, and illustrator that produce tangible results out of imagination, deep thinking and passion.

Again, thank you very much to all the participants around the globe. Know that all of you are incredibly genius!!

“Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald 

 

Credits:

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Cartoon and illustration by:

Edwin Perales Gonzales, Peru

Dimitrios Georgopalis, Greece

Slobodan Butir, Croatia

Mohamed Ajeg, Morocco

Saeed Sadeghi, Iran

Yang Xia, China

Zlatko Krstevski, Macedonia

Rasha Mahdi, Egypt

Zbigniew Kolaczek, Poland

Raed Khalil, Belgium

Emad Salehi, Iran

Izabela Kowalska-Wieczorek, Poland

Efat Amjadipoor, Iran

Érico Junqueira Ayres, Brazil

Masoumeh Rahimi, Iran

Igor Smirnov, Russia

 

“Great geniuses have the shortest biographies.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We can all be geniuses because one definition of genius is the infinite capacity for taking pains.” -Knute Rockne

 

Watch out for other entries coming soon!

 

The Power of Your Brain Cartoon Collection–Coming Soon!!

Posted By:Margie Babon

 

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“By all means let’s be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.” -Richard Dawkins

“Our brains are either our greatest assets or our greatest liabilities.” -Robert Kiyosaki

“With luck on your side, you can do without brains.” – Giordano Bruno

 

 

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