It was a year ago.
At this time……
I received by  email letter from Amanda.
We worked with her in crew on the film ,,THE EGG,, which has not yet been made.
Amanda invited me to work with her as a Production Manager on her  movie ,,Horror ,,

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I flew by plane to Kiev and doubted that I would be in time.
Then I told her that I was going to Kiev and talk closer to the shooting month.
Already being in Kiev, Amanda again writes to me that she wants me to be Production Manager in the shooting time of the film, which will be in July.
I agreed, but asked the script to read.
She sent the script, I read, I liked it.
I agreed, but said that I would come the day before the shooting.
She was glad.
So we started making a film called Horror
I flew in without unpacking my suitcases, I just got ready for the shooting day, looked through the locations, asked about my position and my responsibilities.


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I remember the first day of shooting.
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It was location on GO station. We got together, met. I knew from the previous project of the director and producer.
It was necessary to make up the actors. We found a small quiet comfortable place on the street, near the station.
Directly in the fresh air, in front of the passengers coming to the station, we were the makeup assistant, who made up atristas.
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We are cinema people…. Everything goes like this for us.
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Then we had to shoot the scene inside the train.

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And we saved money and considered who would go and who would not.
Calculated. That me and the producer, we should not ride. We waited for them to return. And they were late, because they did not consider what time the train was back.
We waited for the group, bought them sandwiches.

It was a cool day then. We waited for the actor to the next scene and waited for the whole group from the previous location.
The group came hungry and were very happy break and sandwiches.

In general, all four days passed like a dance.
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We were friendly, despite the debates and setbacks.
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We suffered everything and finished everything.
And now I can proudly boast – Amanda has completed the movie.
The film is taken on a Toronto  Shorts International Film Festivale
And  March 4th we invite everyone to watch our movie
Please,come and check it out at the Toronto Shorts International Film Festival
Date: March 4 th
Time:9:10 p.m
Tickets: 15$

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About clouds

It may come in, like my previous small essays in some of my books……
But today I just share my soul with you.
We say writers have special souls, sensitive and insightful
We say that writers, like artists, are weird, flaky and odd…..
Today, I do not argue
 I’m talking about clouds today…..
                  ……when I was small, I believed in fairy tales.
And I loved that my grandmother to tell them to me.
From fairy tales, I learned three things:

-first: that  could be a happy ending………..

-the second:  that there may not be a happy ending………

-the third: that when someone die, their souls leave the body.…….

Just go out  the body and all.
And the body is buried or burned.
Now I’m not a little girl anymore.
But it remains in me.
…….when I lived as an adult woman in the Middle East, in Jordan, the terrain there is mountainous….
……In seasons….in rainy storms, my husband( a doctor) returning after a night duty,often said that they could not save a serious sick patient.The patient was died.
And I looked at the window, saw how heavy, spherical gray, dark clouds lay over the city.
These big watery clouds seemed to collect the souls of dead people.
They collected and slowly crawled into the mountains.
And so it was in the days of changing seasons, in early spring and late autumn.
It repeated every season
……Clouds floated low over the city and collected the souls of the dead seriously ill……
I live in Toronto now.
There are no such clouds.
The clouds here are far from the earth
Very far from us…..very very far…….
I continue to believe that the souls of the dead come out of their bodies before death.
But in Toronto I am afraid the night, which takes souls.
Nights here are evil, dark, scary and merciless
The night that takes the souls of seriously ill patients

I’m sorry I’m in that mood today
I told you that we, writers + artist, are weird.
Today, one sweet, bright, kind soul went into the night……..

26 February 2019 7 a.m

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Petrykivka in my work

Today I will talk to you about just one topic.
Petrykivka painting……my Petrykivka paintings.
I have been engaged in this kind of folklore painting during 20 years.
This is my business card to the world of art. I started the first paintings in Petrykivka style more than 20 years ago and still painting.
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This is my paintings in Petrykivka style
Petrykivka painting is one of the oldest types of folk painting in Ukraine.
It originates from the village of Petrikovka, Dnipropetrovsk region,Ukraine.
Separate items remained with this style of painting since the 18th century.
However, in modern style, it was formed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The origin of the Petrykivka painting is associated with Cossacks and the settlement of the Dnipropetrovsk region by people from Poltava, Slobozhanshchina and Podolia.
Samples of painting in this style became popular by D. Yakornitsky and E.Evenbach. They developed in the form of wall painting (,, Malevka ,,) for interior decoration.
They were painted on folk tools, chests, sleighs, seeders. Drawing products in this style finished by varnishing, overglaze and underglaze porcelain painting, glass painting, painting leather wallets. Also, patterns were taken for embroidery blouses and towels.
Now Petrykivka painting was formed as an independent type of decorative graphics and widely spread throughout the world as an  original separate art school.
Petrykivka style of painting is characterized by a floral ornament that continues the traditions of Ukrainian Baroque.
It uses a variety of colors and compositions with various materials and techniques
Can be made with watercolor, oil, gouache, acrylic, tempera with homemade brushes (made from  cat wool) or fingers, pipette, reed sticks on a light, black or colored background.
In January 2013, Petrykovka style painting was brought to the intangible cultural heritage of Ukraine by order of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine.
On December 5, 2013, the Petrykinka painting was included in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (UNESCO)
I bring my little piece in continuation of this style of painting.

My paintings in this Petrykivka style can be found on this website by opening the main page, then at the top center in the middle open CURRENT WORK and open in the middle UKRAINIAN
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Here I publish a collage of my last works in this Petrykivka style.
I must confess that the paintings began to turn out tender.
Perhaps this is my attitude and love for this kind of art.
I often publish new works on Facebook on my page
You can always subscribe and will be in the subject.
If you have any questions, please write, I will answer with pleasure

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2019 Year of Pig

Very unimproved this 2019 year.
Started with big changes on all my fronts what I liked.
I  quickly do a lot  of work, especially in art spectrum.
I had to give up unnecessary art programs, in which I am included.
I refused from unnecessary exhibitions, where I come to participate.
I concentrated on this  my personal site and expanded into a range of sales of paintings within Canada.
I must say, I do not waiting very high sales results.
Canadian art  sales market is uninteresting and predicted.
Sales are very slow and the artist has large losses from them.

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I’ll tell you what happened immediately after the publication of my painting on the local sales network.
I published a painting showing a photo here.
This 5 x 7 my original work is made with oil on the canvas.
I showed this work before the February holidays of St. Valentine. I published that the buyers bought it as a gift to the collection.
The price I set the minimum, just for my 45 dollars.
I posted.
And this painting was arrested. The site’s customs. Two days were considered and thought what to do with it. As a result, they decided not to let it go for sale and asked me to remove it from sale.
This painting is published on my personal website. Here, in the section of my work, you can find it.And open for sale.
I’m sorry, that’s the way it turns out.
But we, artists, are mistaken for strange people…… although I don’t see anything strange in this.
So….I can do more perspective just in my personal website
 I want to show you, my readers, how I perceive the world.
and do not limit myself in the peculiarities of society.

Happy Chinese new year 2019 card with pig. Vector illustration.

I wish my Chinese friends a Happy New Year
Year of the Pig
And I wish wealth, love and prosperity.


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Very strange …. I congratulate the Chinese people around me (or those born in China) inToronto with  New Year …
And in response, I hear:
-We do not celebrate. These are Chinese traditions. Our parents celebrate just……

Our advanced country and people living in it
I would like to hear this from the Europeans, too……..

Best wishes

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First changes in 2019

As it should have been, we entered the new  2019 year. Year of the pig. And that means that we are waiting for a lot of changes, dirty tricks, a lot of work and all sorts of good news.
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About this all I want to tell you, my readers.
And now all news …
First , the site I have been working with for 2+ years is
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It is English site.Best English website for artists.
I am very accustomed to it. It is family-owned, limited, simple, but rather conservative in terms of attitude both to artists and to the evaluation of our works.
The site is changed this year.
It’s about payments, but more about screening out artists.
New working conditions with him are introduced.
The artists were divided into three categories, the first one is free, but at least 30 paintings are on sale and 40% goes to the site from the sale of the painting.
The second – 33% goes to the site, also a limit of up to 50 paintings and $ 5 per month payment. A third of 33% of the price of the picture goes to the site, no limit for exhibiting paintings and $ 15 per month.
I do not know why, the site blocked the use of Paypal, which made it difficult for me to sell the paintings since last fall. I was out  of  Canada to regulate the banking process. In general, all this concerns tax changes. Because there are strict changes.

I continue to work with this site. I limit the display of my paintings there, but I will develop and develop myself in other places.
So, I improve this my site. Now you can buy pictures from here.
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There is a page on Facebook if you find.
There are coupons to buy paintings from this site at a discount.(my secret)  :)
And if  you write to me at email: contact @   and we will agree on the sale, how to shipping, how to pay, I will gladly give you more discount. :)
The main thing is to discuss all the details.
I created two sites on the FB.
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They are completely different. One about art, the second about Ukrainian art.
Both sites are working and will talk about art, news and small announcements about ongoing events
I am expanding the sale in my surroundings and my paitings are leaving me.
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I expand the sale in my environment and my pictures go away.
So, this week I’m breaking up with these beautiful paintings .
Let her new owners be warm and pleasant to look at them at home.
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I remind you that when buying my painting I give a Certificate of Authenticity to every purchaser.

I am very active on the instagram page   @polishukelena
and invite to view my news there
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That’s all for today….
I’m with you

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Collection of winter paintings by Helen Polishuk

The beginning of the new 2019 year inspired me to write about my paintings about winter.

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You will immediately think that I love this topic. I live in Canada, where there is a lot of winter,more than 6 month in year.
And I manage to draw winter. I often received prizes and exhibited my works at exhibitions or published them in publications.
But I will disappoint you, this is one of my directions, but not the most beloved. I am very good drawing the winter.
Now those traditions of drawing, with which I started ,a little outdated.
This is still the traditional East European school, the old Russian traditions
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Over the years I began to move away from the primary methods of drawing.
You will be able to see how my equipment has changed on the example of the exposed photos in this post.
I am not an adherent of one theme and one style, one picture.
I always want a new one. It is in my life I am fidget.
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Proposed for your viewing paintings, this is a small part of my work.
I don’t have many of them for a long time. They are in collections all over the world.
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The paintings of my works below are still relevant.
They are on sale in websites along with other paintings:
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Already living in Canada,I created  intresting collection of small paintings devoted to winter.
This is a lively collection filled with originality.
There are many things that show that I live in Canada. These are the buildings of houses and the landscape of nature.
I set up here to draw small pictures.
I will not say that it is special. I liked it.
Many critics say that on the contrary, it is harder to paint small paintings than big ones.
I will argue. It is easy for me to draw small paintings.
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That’s just sometimes you have to repeat to remove the layer of paint, shade white.
Therefore, the painting is not created in one month, and sometimes it takes about a year to finish it. This is the process of highlighting more  places in the painting.
Using this painting as an example, I show how applying a bleached layer several times gives a glow to the picture.
It is like nourished with small bright lights.
Very impressive!!!!!
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The range of shades is wide, although the winter landscape is monotonous.
This is not true in my collection.
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I continue to look to my direction. And the rest of my work only complements what was said
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I am glad to work for you and ask, look more often at my sites, read my posts, like and forward.
Everything I do, I create for you, my dear friends…..

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When the year ends, much ends with it

As one blogger said-fuck write  about the results of the your year in your blog for readers . They don’t read anybody from reading.
Many people, they absolutely do not know what they write about themselves and what happened to the ordinary writer.It’s not interesting to them.
So,my dear readers, I just expose the pictures and comment them.
I do not agree on one thing with that blogger.
There are moments of reloading in life.
Someone does this regularly, regardless of the time. Someone does to tie it with holidays or dates.
I do it regularly with out dates.
Therefore, it is not painful and not important for me.


The  2019 year of the pig is about to come.

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It is still locked up,
still  closed, but ready to enter in our society.
 Dear Santa Claus!
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I ask you to send me energy to overcome all difficulties, I ask you to take care of my relatives and help my friends.
I ask you mood, joy and good luck for all my friends, for you, my dear readers.
Miracles happen if you believe in them.
Wishes come true if you make them
My beloved city Toronto plunged into an  series of holidays.

City is empty during this time, as many have gone on a journey.
City is prettier now, as many have decorated their homes festively.
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I made a film about beautiful home decorations in Toronto. As in New York, it is a tradition to decorate houses with luminous garlands, to put snowman or Mickey Mouse  behind home, to decorate trees growing near the house.
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The weather was pleasantly congratulated  us on holidays, giving  a white, clean, light snow.It is snowing…….
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I continue to work out in the gym, which gives me good results for losing weight, improving muscle tone, energy and improving well-being.
I wish you:Let changes in your life take place only in a good way, and may your health be strong
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I fly in the New  2019 year in my own strength and cheerfulness.
There are many dreams ahead that I am going to accomplish.
Forgive me that a lot of people  what I left in the past and closed these pages.
Without such pain, it is not possible to rise.
I’m still with you and in you
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I love you,my dear readers.
I plan many many new meetings with you both on the pages of my blog and on the TV screen, in life, in art galleries.
Let luck accompany you
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Best wishes to you

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The end of 2018

Coming to the end 2018……
I do not like to sum up, but I’ll tell you about the past without sadness….
Sometimes you want to quickly close the past.
I still have this feeling today…very difficult year for me….many things still in past now…
I worked hard last year.
Almost did not rest and was taken for everything: for the difficult, for the easy…
My conclusion:amazing everything worked out
It’s nice…..
And now I just want to close it.
A year did a lot of surprises to me. From the last surprise I came out with a loss. I got sick. Seriously enough, and unexpectedly.
Always an optimist, I gave up. I almost got into health problems.
The reason is fatigue and a lot of stress in Ukraine.
I do not even want to remember everything.
Therefore, I think the year is over
here I publish a set of my photos, which symbolize some impressions about the past year.
All photos are from my archive and my collection.

Under each of the photos are my small comments

It is necessary to notice both arrivals in Kiev, I found a difficult, snowy and cold winter


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Depresses that everything is in desolation and does not tidy up. People jump on the ice and a pile of garbage. Magnificent Kiev cocked in the garbage on the ice.


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I traveled a lot in Ukraine and spent time on trains.

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I watched my health, I lost weight….


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I visited the auto show, where I liked both the collectors of cars that invited to ride, and the cars themselves. Most of all I liked this particular machine(blue color and model)


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I walked a lot on foot, but unfortunately it did not help when pressure jumped.
Thank you for giving me this wonderful watch that helped me to measure the kilometer walk

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I spent a wonderful time in the Carpathians, where I rested and gathered mushrooms.

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As always, I am sexy. This is a small reminder of my personality.


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I visited my beloved Lviv and around this theater I bought myself a present, ate a delicious cake and drank wonderful coffee…..

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I lived on the 17th floor and every evening and evening I looked at Kiev from the height of birds. Every day I photographed Kiev. The city was either sleepy, busy and cozy.
I stood at the huge panoramic window and drank coffee, looking down on the city and far ahead, on the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra….
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I was all …. I liked to be lonely. In this I saw myself……
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I lived in my apartment when a huge house was cut off from heating, water and electricity due to corruption and welding. The month there was no heating for which a huge amount of money was paid in advance.
Country of disaster.
I am very sorry that the people who rule it turned it into a country of disaster.

I survived … this was a month ago. November 2018
Then it was -10 outside, it was snowing.
In the big house where 2 thousand inhabitants lived there were both old men and children.

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I made beautiful hairstyles in the salon.
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Thank you ……year 2018 ………and farewell!

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One photo story

Thank you for visiting my website.

Come to my page, do not be afraid.

Open my  new post and read.

Today I will tell you about one photo.#onephotostory.
Rather, it will be a comment about one photo.
Or rather, it will be my tedious reasoning, which I publish here.

So here……..

If you are ready to read the monotonous thoughts of a woman,  you are here.

Today I am not ready to prepare 6-7 pieces  of photos , as I always do, by selection and  publishing a post.
Today, only one photo.
Here it is. ……I am publishing it now….


One photo story

What? You’re upset now. What is it?

Why? Well, what to do with this photo?

What do you want to write to us here?

Nothing. Take it easy.
This is just my mood now.

Yes, it’s winter outside.
Yes, it’s cold outside.
Yes, everything has changed in color, since when I arrived on this land.))

It was green, warm, sunny.
It became cold, frosty and monotonously gray.


In my mind the same color changing.
It is not related to my mood.
Not at all.
I let go.
I relaxed, not to suffer from the problems.

I came to the conclusion that the best condition now is to get relax  in this situation.
And I get it.
I am extremely fruitfully working now to collect as much artistic material as possible,which I lack in Canada.
I attend exhibitions held in Kiev in these months.
I walk a few kilometers every day for healthy body.
I meet people and new places.

I must say that the city is changing very quickly. It is an amazing city. I love Kiev.
Kiev reminds me  the sea.
Imagine the surf…………
This is a wave that is gaining strength.
The wave rolls to the shore.
So, for me, this city is always the same, sandy, gray shore.))
And the waves that roll on him are all sorts of changes, sometimes events, sometimes people, actions……
The waves are rolling. They are trying to change the shore, raking, washing away the sand.
And the shore as it was stay……did not change.

My mood today is like this beautiful bench in this one photo.
All white.
But it is special white.
Not completely white, with colorchanging. It is snow, winter and cold.
And the bench, it’s me that this winter has covered with cold and snow.
And whatever I wanted, no matter how I spun … I have to cover myself with this snow … and stand.

Here is my photo today.
Great photo.

Your Helen

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If you are bored and you want to hear something wise

The city and the situation in which I voluntarily ended up gives me a reason to write a blog.
I feel a strange state.


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A city that I love madly. It is beautiful, it is old, it is surprisingly warm, juicy. Manly, romantic. It cannot be forgotten. It is Kiev.


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And I’m wandering around him now, I look at him, how he is changing.
On the one hand, elegance, chic, high beauty and luxury.
On the other hand, a lot of poverty, crime, begging, deception, hopelessness, old age.
And unfortunately, today these two sides are not in balance.



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I am balancing between my old parents and my life in the megapolis.
I give little money when I meet a poor intellectual  old people on the street, not a beggar.
Why do I do this? I see their eyes and I want to help them. They don’t ask for money. These are simple people in transport, at bus stops, in the park, anywhere. They haven’t a lot. They have been begging for more than 20-25 years and deny themselves everything .And new and new generation of pensioners is added to them every years. The pensioners here are people who have been thrown out of the fence. I have already written that I dream when Ukrainian grandmothers will travel around the world to resorts and seduce men. They are beautiful and experienced in old age too. But they pull these carts for food and stand in the streets to sale vegеtables from morning to night.
I publish this photo here.


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It’s just a dead sparrow. He flew into the vestibule of the escalators for the trains, could not valelet and died.
So heroically died.
I make photo and now publish this photo.
Lonely, heroic, proud death.

Do not think I’m depressed. Even if I describe my mood now, it’s rather this squirrel.


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Red squirrel in autumn park, garden, forest. There are black, bright, and I’m red.



When in this city everything will be harmonious?
When each of its inhabitants will admire, be proud of, invite to visit, popularize.
When they  will try to plant the best on the gardens near homes and invite for a demonstration — look — I did it. I am a resident of this city.
When they will remove the fences with electricity and security, and come up with a different way to coexist poverty with wealth.


The love you get is equal to the love you give. I have no balance right now

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And who I am?
I am a little  resident who love this green wise city and instilled a love for this beautiful city to its children.

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That’s all for today.
I’m with you


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