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“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

 

 

 

“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

 

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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

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“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:

Quote from Goodreads and Brainy Quote

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!

 

Earth’s Structure

Posted By: Margie Babon

 

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Earth has three main layers: the crust (on the outside), the core (at the center), and between these two, a thick intermediate layer, the mantle.

Most of our knowledge about the interior of the earth has come from information revealed by the study of earthquake wave.About 99 percent of the rock in Earth’s interior is hotter than 2,000 deg. Fahrenheit. The processes of radioactive decay generate heat in Earth’s interior faster than the current rate of human global energy consumption.

For a few million years, planet earth was a molten liquid or semi molten sphere.  The gravity concentrated near the center is denser and the materials near the surface are less dense. As earth solidified, it developed an internal structure of three main layers: a thin crust of relatively light rocks, a much deeper layer of denser rocks—the mantle and at the center—a heavy core, made of iron and nickel.

 

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The proportions of crust, mantle, and core that comprise Earth are similar to the proportions of shell, white and yolk in an egg.

 

What is Geothermal?

Geothermal- relating to heat generated in Earth’s interior by the decay of radioactive elements such as uranium and thorium.

 

What is the deepest artificial hole on Earth?

The deepest artificial hole that has been made in Earth’s crust accounts to 7.4 miles deep, called the Kola Superdeep Borehole located in Northwestern Russia, close to that country’s border with Norway. Drilling started in 1970, with the objective of establishing result of scientific drilling project of the Soviet Union on the Kola Peninsula. The project attempted to drill as deep as possible into the Earth’s crust. In 1989 reached 12,262 meteres (40,230 ft.)  and still the deepest artificial point on Earth.

For two decades, it was the longest borehole in the world until surpassed in 2008 by Al Shaheen oil well in Qatar with 12,289-meter-long (40,318 ft) and in 2011 by 12,345-meter-long (40,502. Ft) by Sakhalin oil well in the offshore of the Russian island.

 

The Kola Super Deep Hole expected to reach 13,500 m (44,300ft) by the end of 1990 and 15,000m (49,000 ft) by 1993. But due to higher-than expected temperatures 180 deg C (356 deg Fahrenheit), drilling deeper was unfeasible and the drilling was stopped in 1992.

 

Reference: Wikipedia, Bite-size Science

 Illustrations: Margie Babon

 

About 

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Margie Babon was given a privilege to become a wildlife photographer in 2006 that let her choose to be a vegetarian for seven years now. Has background in film making as a producer and researcher on the plight of Agta-Dumagat documentary film Children of the Mountains that garnered the 2005 Mark Haslam Awardee  in Toronto, Canada. Sharing her passion in photography, drawing & creative writing  is a great opportunity to express her wisdom which is beyond academic teaching career for more than five years in College of Architecture and School of Fine Arts.

A Different Kind of Humor from Sergey Sokolov

Posted By: Margie Babon

 

Featured illustrator for the month of September is Sergey Sokolov from Russia. Sergey is one of the participants for the Earth and Me earth day celebration  and with all his best and humility, he finally agree to post his work and share his life with us.

 

Thank you Sergey for your time, effort and for inspiring us about your background as illustrator. All the best to your future endeavor!

 

 

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1.   How many years you are working or pursuing the hobby as illustrator/artist?

More than 15 years.

 

2.   As an illustrator, what is the challenge of staying in your hobby?

     To draw more and keep practicing everyday is the challenge especially  if the main subject is the changing environment, I need to  change the figures to convey the overall message.

 

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Sergey’s cartoon participation on Earth Day- “Earth and Me” 2014.

 

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3.   Share some of your motivations as an illustrator?

When my viewer feels good about my work and it makes them smile, it is a motivation for me to continue my creativity.

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

     Criticism promotes progress in creativity which is stronger than flattery.

 

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5.   Share some of your future plan as illustrator.

Currently, I keep involving myself in different joint projects which are a good practice to stay with my hobby.

 

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About Sergey Sokolov

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Sergey Sokolov started to make cartoon in 1989 and a member of Snezhinsk Cartoonist Club “Kljukva” (cranberry). His cartoons were published in different central and regional newspaper and magazines including Moscow Komsomolets, Chayan and others. For the past 16 years, he has worked as a staff artist in Snezhinsk newspaper “okno.” Sergey Sokolove was born in Snezhinsk, Russia and held different Russian federal and regional cartoons competitions and exhibit.  His works received recognition from national and international competition and the latest award he received was being the first place in The 13th  International Ankara Cartoon Festival held in Anapa, Russia in 2010. To keep in touch with Sergey and view more of his cartoons, you can email him at SSV24@bk.ru

 

 

Wide World’s Joy

Posted By: Margie Babon

 

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“The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers but for the wide world’s joy.” -Henry Ward Beecher

Beautiful and inspiring illustration by: Sergey Sokolov, Russia

See more illustrations at Earth and Me category celebrating Earth Day 2014

 

 

“Earth & Me”- What Humanity is Hoping For, part 2

Posted By: Margie Babon

 

As human, we dream of a good life and to attain that, we must have a good environment. We do hope that these entries around the globe will remind us that along our journey towards success, the planet earth is the only planet where we can manifest our goals and dreams. We should include our mother earth as one of beneficiaries of our dream to have a happy and healthy living.  As what the 11-year old kid said named Mariel who is a grade five student, she has wrote  in her poster entry, “Even a small manner can help in the rehabilitation of our home that starts from the sense of responsibility,  all can change just by having the sense of responsibility.”

 

 

Recep Ozcan, Turkey

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Tawan Chuntra, Thailand

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Cheng Shi Bi, China

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Cheng Shi Bi_entry 1_China

 

Cheng Shi Bi

Cheng Shi Bi_entry 2_China

 

Cheng Shi Bi

Cheng Shi Bi_entry 3_China

 

 

Bing Ling, China

Bing Ling_entry 1_China

Bing Ling_entry 1_China

 

Bing Ling_entry 2_China

Bing Ling_entry 2_China

 

Bing Ling_entry 3_China

Bing Ling_entry 3_China

 

 

 Erico Junqueira Ayres, Brazil

Erico Junqueira_entry 1_Brazil

Erico Junqueira Ayres_entry 1_Brazil

 

Erico Junqueira_entry 2_Brazil

Erico Junqueira Ayres_entry 2_Brazil

 

Erico Junqueira_entry 3_Brazil

Erico Junqueira Ayres_entry 3_Brazil

 

 

Oguz Gurel, Turkey

Oguz Gurel_entry_Turkey

Oguz Gurel_entry_Turkey

 

 

Wesam Khalil,  Egypt

Gift of a tree - Wesam Khalil- Egypt

Wesam Khalil_entry- Egypt

 

 

Michael Mayevsky,Ukraine

Michael Mayevsky_entry 1 Ukraine

 

Michael Mayevsky_entry 2_ Ukraine

Michael Mayevsky_entry 2_ Ukraine

 

 

Vladimir Khakhanov, Russia

Vladimir Khakhanov_entry_Russia

Vladimir Khakhanov_entry_Russia

 

 

Ba Bilig, China

Ba Bilig_entry 1_China

Ba Bilig_entry 1_China

 

Ba Bilig_entry 2_China

Ba Bilig_entry 2_China

 

Ba Bilig_entry 3_China

Ba Bilig_entry 3_China

 

 

Irene Lorbes, Philippines

Irene Lorbes_entry 1_Philippines

Irene Lorbes_entry 1_Philippines

 

Irene_Phils

Irene Lorbes_entry 2_Philippines

 

 

Raul Zuleta, Colombia

Raul Zuleta_entry 1_Colombia

Raul Zuleta_entry 1_Colombia

 

Raul Zuleta_entry 2_Colombia

Raul Zuleta_entry 2_Colombia

 

 

Agus Eko Santoso, Indonesia

Agus Eko Santoso_entry 1_Indonesia

Agus Eko Santoso_entry 1_Indonesia

 

Agus Eko Santoso_entry 2_Indonesia

Agus Eko Santoso_entry 2_Indonesia

 

 

Makhmud Eshonkulov, Uzbekistan

Makhmud Eshonkulov_entry 1_Uzbekistan

Makhmud Eshonkulov_entry 1_Uzbekistan

 

Makhmud Eshonkulov_entry 2_Uzbekistan

Makhmud Eshonkulov_entry 2_Uzbekistan

 

 

Stephen Mumberson,  Kingdom

Stephen Mumberson_entry 1_ United Kingdom

Stephen Mumberson_entry 1_ United Kingdom

 

Stephen Mumberson_entry 2_ United Kingdom

Stephen Mumberson_entry 2_ United Kingdom

 

 

Yaser Delfan, Iran

Delfan_1

Yaser Delfan_entry_Iran

 

 

Reza Mokhtarjozani, Iran

Reza Mokhtarjozani_entry_Iran

Reza Mokhtarjozani_entry_Iran

 

 

Shaik Kamal, India

Shaik Kamal_entry 1_India

Shaik Kamal_entry 1_India

 

Shaik Kamal_entry 2_India

Shaik Kamal_entry 2_India

 

 

Rock Lane Alves, Brazil

Rock Lane Alves_entry_Brazil

Rock Lane Alves_entry_Brazil

 

 

Li Buyi, China

Li Buyi_entry 1_China

Li Buyi_entry 1_China

 

Li Buyi_entry 2_China

Li Buyi_entry 2_China

 

 

Snezana Comor, Serbia

Snezana Comor_entry_Serbia

Snezana Comor_entry_Serbia

 

 

Zhao Yunsheng, China

Zhao Yunsheng_entry_China

Zhao Yunsheng_entry_China

 

 

“Keep close to Nature’s heart…and break away once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” –John Muir


 “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”— Rachel Carson, catalyst for the modern environmental movement and author of Silent Spring

 

 “Environmentally friendly cars will soon cease to be an option…they will become a necessity.” – Fujio Cho

 

 

 

Participating Artist-Cartoonist

Ozcan Recep Ozcan, Turkey

Chuntra Tawan_pic Tawan Chuntra, Thailand

Cheng Shi Bi_pic Cheng Shibi, China

Bing Ling pic Bing Ling, China

Erico Ayres_Brazil Erico Junqueira Ayres, Brazil

Oguz Gurel pic  Oguz Gurel, Turkey

  Wesam Khalil, Egypt

Michael_Mayevsky__MISHA_(Ukraine)_photo    Michael Mayevsky, Ukraine

Vladimir photo_Russia Vladimir Khakhanov, Russia

Ba Bilig   Ba Bilig, China

Zuleta   Raul Zuleta, Colombia

Agus Agus Eko Santoso, Indonesia

Makhmud-pic_Uzbekistan Makhmud Eshonkulov, Uzbekistan

s.mumberson  Stephen Mumberson, United Kingdom

Yaser Delfan pic  Yaser Delfan, Iran

Reza-pic_Iran Reza Mokhtarjozani, Iran

 Shaik Kamal, India

 Rock Lane pic_Brazil  Rock Lane Alves, Brazil

Li Buyi_Beijing Li Buyi, China

Senzana_pic   Snezana Comor, Serbia

Zhao   Zhao Yunsheng, China

 

 

“He who knows what sweets and virtues are in the ground, the waters, the plants, the heavens, and how to come at these enchantments, is the rich and royal man.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

“There is hope if people will begin to awaken that spiritual part of them, that heartfelt knowledge that we are caretakers of this planet.” – Brooke Medicine Eagle

 

“Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.”- Aldo Leopold

 

See Part 1: “What Humanity is Hoping For, Part 1″

 

 

About

Margie Babon was given a privilege to become a wildlife photographer in 2006 that let her choose to be a vegetarian for seven years now. Has background in film making as a producer and researcher on the plight of Agta-Dumagat documentary film Children of the Mountains that garnered the 2005 Mark Haslam Awardee  in Toronto, Canada. Sharing her passion in photography, drawing & creative writing  is a great opportunity to express her wisdom which is beyond academic teaching career for more than five years in College of Architecture and School of Fine Arts.

 

“Earth & Me”- What Humanity is Hoping For, part 1

Posted By: Margie Babon

 

As individual, we can make small ways to make our planet healthy and beautiful like planting of trees, recycling our home trash, buying locally especially food as this reduce carbon foot print and it benefits local economy helping local farmer, not demanding too much processed food and material things as these consume too much natural resources, by becoming a vegetarian or eating more veggies than meat, as this lessen manufacturing process reducing use of energy, and water, less killing of animals, less global warming, less of everything and a lot more.

But the main and bigger solution to help lessen global warming lies to the entrepreneur and businessmen who provides human needs for consumption. If every company has concern for the environment, producing product that are earth-friendly, imagine how ecosystem will be balanced and not being compromised by so much technology.

Here are the entries that suggest hope for the planet.

 

 

Luc Descheemaeker, Belgium

Luc Descheemaeker_entry_Belgium

Luc Descheemaeker_entry_Belgium

 

 

Konrad Kondee Wieckzorkowski, Poland

Konrad Kondee Wieckzorkowski_entry 1_Poland

Konrad Kondee Wieckzorkowski_entry 1_Poland

 

Konrad Kondee Wieckzorkowski_entry 2_Poland

Konrad Kondee Wieckzorkowski_entry 2_Poland

 

 

Borislav Stankovic Stabor, Serbia

Borislav Stankovic Stabor_entry_Serbia

Borislav Stankovic Stabor_entry_Serbia

 

 

Jovan Prokopljevic, Serbia

Jovan Prokopljevic_entry 1_Serbia

Jovan Prokopljevic_entry 1_Serbia

 

Jovan Prokopljevic_entry 2_Serbia

Jovan Prokopljevic_entry 2_Serbia

 

 

Roberto Castillo Rodriguez, Cuba

adan y eva_Roberto Rodriguez

Roberto Castillo Rodriguez_entry 1_Cuba

 

adan y ella1_Roberto Rodriguez

Roberto Castillo Rodriguez_entry 2_Cuba

 

 

 Sergey Sokolov, Russia

Sergey Sokolov_entry 1_Russia

Sergey Sokolov_entry 1_Russia

 

Sergey Sokolov_entry 2_Russia

Sergey Sokolov_entry 2_Russia

 

 

 Mark Lynch, Australia

Mark Lynch_entry_Australia

Mark Lynch_entry_Australia

 

 

 Zhang Weizhen, China

Zhang Weizhen_entry_China

Zhang Weizhen_entry_China

 

 

Phu Nguyen, Vietnam

Phu Nguyen_entry 2_Vietnam

Phu Nguyen_entry 1_Vietnam

 

Phu Nguyen_entry 1_Vietnam

Phu Nguyen_entry 1_Vietnam

 

 

 Valentin Georgiv, _Bulgaria

Valentin_Bulgaria

Valentin Georgiv_entry_Bulgaria

 

 

Vladimir Kazanevsky, Ukraine

Vladimir Kazanevsky _entry 1_Ukraine

Vladimir Kazanevsky _entry 1_Ukraine

 

Vladimir Kazanevsky _entry 2_Ukraine

Vladimir Kazanevsky _entry 2_Ukraine

 

 

 Jerzy Stepniak, Poland

Jerzy Stepniak_entry_Poland

Jerzy Stepniak_entry 1_Poland

 

Jerzy Stepniak_entry 2_Poland

Jerzy Stepniak_entry 2_Poland

 

Jerzy Stepniak_entry 3_Poland

Jerzy Stepniak_entry 3_Poland

 

 

 

 Ester Lauringson, Estonia

Ester Lauringson_entry 1_Estonia

Ester Lauringson_entry 1_Estonia

 

Ester Lauringson_entry 2_Estonia

Ester Lauringson_entry 2_Estonia

 

Ester Lauringson_entry 3_Estonia

Ester Lauringson_entry 3_Estonia

 

 

 

Henryk Cebula, Poland

Henryk Cebula_entry 1_Poland

Henryk Cebula_entry 1_Poland

 

Henryk Cebula_entry 2_Poland

Henryk Cebula_entry 2_Poland

 

 

 

Waldez Duarte, Brazil

Waldez Duarte_entry 1_Brazil

Waldez Duarte_entry 1_Brazil

 

Waldez Duarte_entry 2_Brazil

Waldez Duarte_entry 2_Brazil

 

 

Wang Yinxiang, China

Wang Yinxiang_entry_China

Wang Yinxiang_entry_China

 

 

Malatesh Garadimani, India

Malatesh Garadimani_entry 1_India

Malatesh Garadimani_entry 1_India

 

Malatesh Garadimani_entry 2_India

Malatesh Garadimani_entry 2_India

 

 

 Valera Momot, Ukraine

Valery Momot_entry 1_Ukraine

Valera Momot_entry 1_Ukraine

 

Valery Momot_entry 3_Ukraine

Valera Momot_entry 3_Ukraine

 

Valery Momot_entry 2_Ukraine

Valera Momot_entry 2_Ukraine

 

 

Andrea Pecchia, Italy

Andrea Pecchia_entry_Italy

Andrea Pecchia_entry_Italy

 

 

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” – John Muir

 

“If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either.” – Joseph Wood Krutch

 

“In wilderness is the preservation of the world.”Henry David Thoreau

 

 

 

 Participating Artist-Cartoonist

Luc pic_Belgium Luc Descheemaeker, Belgium

Kondee's face Konrad Kondee Wieckzorkowski, Poland

STABOR Borislav   Borislav Stankovic Stabor, Serbia

Roberto Rodriguez_pic  Roberto Castillo Rodriguez, Cuba

Sergey_pic  Sergey Sokolov, Russia

Mark Lynch_Australia    Mark Lynch, Australia

Phu Nguyen_vietnam    Phu Nguyen, Vietnam

valentin_pic    Valentin Georgiv, Bulgaria

Vladimir K  Vladimir Kazanevsky, Ukraine

Jerzy_photo   Jerzy Stepniak, Poland

Ester Lauringson photo    Ester Lauringson, Estonia

Henryk Cebula   Henryk Cebula, Poland

waldez foto    Waldez Duarte, Brazil

Malatesh Garadimani-photo  Malatesh Garadimani, India

Valery Momot   Valera Momot, Ukraine

Andrea Pecchia_Italy  Andrea Pecchia, Italy

 

 

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet, and the winds long to play with your hair.- Kahlil Gibran

 

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.- Frank Lloyd Wright

 

See Part 2: “What Humanity is Hoping For, part 2″

 

 

About 

Margie Babon was given a privilege to become a wildlife photographer in 2006 that let her choose to be a vegetarian for seven years now. Has background in film making as a producer and researcher on the plight of Agta-Dumagat documentary film Children of the Mountains that garnered the 2005 Mark Haslam Awardee  in Toronto, Canada. Sharing her passion in photography, drawing & creative writing  is a great opportunity to express her wisdom which is beyond academic teaching career for more than five years in College of Architecture and School of Fine Arts.

 

“The Reality”- Why We Should Care for the Planet, Part 2

Posted By: Margie Babon

 

But there was no time to rest. Beginning in the second half of the twentieth century, a scientific understanding began to emerge that an excessive accumulation of largely invisible pollutants—called greenhouse gases—was affecting the climate. the buildup of these greenhouse gases had been underway since Industrial Revolution in a place we could not touch or smell.

These greenhouse gases, primarily carbon dioxide emitted from the human industrial, residential, and transportation sources, were not piling up along roadsides or in rivers, in cans or empty bottles, but rather above our heads, in the earth’s atmosphere. If the earth’s atmosphere was like a blanket that helped to regulate the planet’s temperature, the CO2 build up was having the effect of thickening that blanket and making the globe warmer.

Source: Hot, Flat and Crowded by Thomas Friedman

 

 

Valentin Georgiv, Bulgaria

Valentin Georgiv_entry 1_Bulgaria

Valentin Georgiv_entry 1_Bulgaria

 

Valentin Georgiv_entry 2_Bulgaria

Valentin Georgiv_entry 2_Bulgaria

 

 

Seyran Caferli, Azerbaijan

Seyran Caferli_entry 1_Azerbaijan

Seyran Caferli_entry 1_Azerbaijan

 

Seyran Caferli_entry 2_Azerbaijan

Seyran Caferli_entry 2_Azerbaijan

 

 

Li Buyi, China

Li Buyi_entry 1_China

Li Buyi_entry 1_China

 

Li Buyi_entry 2_China

Li Buyi_entry 2_China

 

 

Reza Mokhtarjozani, Iran

Reza Mokhtarjozani_entry 1_Iran

Reza Mokhtarjozani_entry 1_Iran

 

Reza Mokhtarjozani_entry 2_Iran

Reza Mokhtarjozani_entry 2_Iran

 

 

 Sergey Birkle, Kazakhstan

Sergey Birkle_entry_Kazakhstan

Sergey Birkle_entry_Kazakhstan

 

 

Ferreol Murillo, Costa Rica

Ferreol Murillo_entry 1_Costa Rica

Ferreol Murillo_entry 1_Costa Rica

 

Ferreol Murillo_entry 2_Costa Rica

Ferreol Murillo_entry 2_Costa Rica

 

 

Chen Sun, China

Chen Sun_entry_China

Chen Sun_entry_China

 

 

Hao Yanpeng, China

Hao Yanpeng_entry_China

Hao Yanpeng_entry_China

 

 

Jacek Frackiewicz, Poland

Jacek_Poland

Jacek Frackiewicz_entry_Poland

 

 

Jing Shan Li, China

Jing Shan Li_entry1_China

Jing Shan Li_entry1_China

 

Jing Shan Li_entry2_China

Jing Shan Li_entry2_China

 

 

Liu Quiang, China

Liu Quiang_entry_China

Liu Quiang_entry_China

 

 

Mentor Berisha, _Kosova

Mentor Berisha_entry_Kosova

Mentor Berisha_entry_Kosova

 

 

 

 Shaik Kamal, India

Shaik Kamal_entry_India

Shaik Kamal_entry_India

 

 

Vladimir Khakhanov, Russia

Vladimir Khakhanov_entry_Russia

Vladimir Khakhanov_entry_Russia

 

 

Resad Sultanovic, Bosnia

Resad _Bosnia

Resad Sultanovic_entry_Bosnia

 

 

 Yaser Delfan, Iran

Yaser Delfan_entry_Iran

Yaser Delfan_entry_Iran

 

 

 Sun Shen Ying, China

Sun Shen Ying_entry 1_China

Sun Shen Ying_entry 1_China

 

Sun Shen Ying_entry 2_China

Sun Shen Ying_entry 2_China

 

Sun Shen Ying_entry 3_China

Sun Shen Ying_entry 3_China

 

 

 Wang Yinxiang_entry 1_China

Wang Yinxiang_entry 1_China

Wang Yinxiang_entry 1_China

 

Wang Yinxiang_entry 2_China

Wang Yinxiang_entry 2_China

 

Wang Yinxiang_entry 3_China

Wang Yinxiang_entry 3_China

 

 

 Yang Xiaobo, China

Yang Xiaobo_entry_China

Yang Xiaobo_entry_China

 

 

Zhao Yunsheng, China

Zhao Yunsheng_entry_China

Zhao Yunsheng_entry_China

 

 

Liang Junqi, China

Liang Junqi_entry_China

Liang Junqi_entry_China

 

 

Jovan Prokopljevic, Serbia

Jovan Prokopljevic_entry_Serbia

Jovan Prokopljevic_entry_Serbia

 

 

“There must be a reason why some people can afford to live well. They must have worked for it. I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use.” – Mother Teresa

 

“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.”- Theodore Roosevelt 

 

“Even if you never have the chance to see or touch the ocean, the ocean touches you with every breath you take, every drop of water you drink, every bite you consume. Everyone, everywhere is inextricably connected to and utterly dependent upon the existence of the sea.”

 Dr. Sylvia Earle, oceanographer and author of The World is Blue

 

 

 

Participating Artist-Cartoonist

valentin_pic  Valentin Georgiv, Bulgaria

Seyran pic  Seyran Caferli, Azerbaijan

Li Buyi_Beijing   Li Buyi, China

Reza-pic_Iran  Reza Mokhtarjozani, Iran

Sergey_Kazakhstan   Sergey Birkle, Kazakhstan

Ferreol_Costa Rica_pic  Ferreol Murillo, Costa Rica

Chen Sun pic_China  Chen Sun, China

haoyanpeng-Photos  Hao Yanpeng, China

Jing Shan Li_pic  Jing Shan Li, China

Liu Quiang_China   Liu Quiang, China

Mentor Berisha   Mentor Berisha, _Kosova

   Shaik Kamal, India

Vladimir photo_Russia  Vladimir Khakhanov, Russia

resad pic   Resad Sultanovic, Bosnia

Yaser Delfan pic     Yaser Delfan, Iran

Sun Shen Ying    Sun Shen Ying, China

Yang Xiaobo_pic  Yang Xiaobo, China

Liang Junqi_China  Liang Junqi, China
Jovan_Serbia    Jovan Prokopljevic, Serbia

 

 

“One individual cannot possibly make a difference, alone. It is individual efforts, collectively, that makes a noticeable difference—all the difference in the world!” Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, primatologist

 

There is a great need for the introduction of new values in our society, where bigger is not necessarily better, where slower can be faster, and where less can be more.     - Gaylord Nelson 

 

See Part 1: “The Reality,” Why We Should Care for the Planet, part 1

 

 

About 

Margie Babon was given a privilege to become a wildlife photographer in 2006 that let her choose to be a vegetarian for seven years now. Has background in film making as a producer and researcher on the plight of Agta-Dumagat documentary film Children of the Mountains that garnered the 2005 Mark Haslam Awardee  in Toronto, Canada. Sharing her passion in photography, drawing & creative writing  is a great opportunity to express her wisdom which is beyond academic teaching career for more than five years in College of Architecture and School of Fine Arts.

 

Gratitude to All the Participants- Earth Day 2014

Posted By: Margie Babon

 

 

To all the participants, thank you very much!

Earth Day Participants_Part 1

 

 

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