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About Michael J. Falotico
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Bloggers PhotoMy name is Michael J. Falotico Born 4/17/1965 in Bronx NY Raised and and grew up in Westchester NY Work for a public works doing landscaping and Ballfield maint. for 25 years. Always loved music growing up, but never could play instument.. Huge Beatle fan as you can tell by my picture in front of Strawberry Fields central park.That beautiful lady in my arms above is my wife Rosanna of 15 years, and friend for almost 22years.. The Sun rises and Sets on her... All my day...

I wasn't always good, so when somthing I do comes out right I feel the need to share..


Blog Posted:2/27/2013 2:20:00 PM
Please read the story below from a artist I have become friends with... It gave me such a good feeling I needed to share with the very people who have inspired me...

First ever artistic collaboration between me and my bro Michael. This is a special piece for me because of how it came about. The last artwork I completed was the portrait of my Nephew Inmemoryof Danny Harrison back in August. I love that p...ortrait because it brought me closer to Danny through my art. The thing is I had no more motivation or inspiration to draw anymore after Danny's portrait. I really think somehow the next drawing would break or weaken that connection. What I'm trying to say is I wanted that connection to be forever and thus that would be my last portrait. My bro Mike saw a post I put up about having lost my inspiration and being a great artist (Poet) himself & a great friend Mike was saddened about this. He said he would be happy to write a poem that maybe I could somehow draw some inspiration from and maybe put an image to it. I think Mike knew more about why I was blocked from drawing than he led on for the poem he sent me put everything into a new light. What I got from the poem was amazing! This is the line that did it for me, "Wondered if it was you crying across your world to mine…" That was it, the rest fell in place and was all uplifting. Sad but wonderfully happy. So here is my first drawing in over 6 months. All the words are Michaels. Snippets of his poem 'In My Song' cut out and pasted on the drawing which is my trademark. One thing I really wanted to do was to make the teardrop human. Like the soul of a departed loved one was that tear. Another thing was to make the subject's crying a new found happy cry, thus the smile. Michael's words again 'Morning came and the rain had stopped, did it mean there was a smile'. A simple portrait (with not so simple deep words) that was hard coming and may never had been seen pencil meet paper had it not been for Mike! Thanks bro! Image by Frankie Teardrop words by  Michael J. Falotico

Photo: First ever artistic collaboration between me and my bro Michael. This is a special piece for me because of how it came about. The last artwork I completed was the portrait of my Nephew Inmemoryof Danny Harrison back in August. I love that portrait because it brought me closer to Danny through my art. The thing is I had no more motivation or inspiration to draw anymore after Danny's portrait. I really think somehow the next drawing would break or weaken that connection. What I'm trying to say is I wanted that connection to be forever and thus that would be my last portrait. My bro Mike saw a post I put up about having lost my inspiration and being a great artist (Poet) himself & a great friend Mike was saddened about this. He said he would be happy to write a poem that maybe I could somehow draw some inspiration from and maybe put an image to it. I think Mike knew more about why I was blocked from drawing than he led on for the poem he sent me put everything into a new light. What I got from the poem was amazing! This is the line that did it for me, "Wondered if it was you crying across your world to mine…" That was it, the rest fell in place and was all uplifting. Sad but wonderfully happy. So here is my first drawing in over 6 months. All the words are Michaels. Snippets of his poem 'In My Song' cut out and pasted on the drawing which is my trademark. One thing I really wanted to do was to make the teardrop human. Like the soul of a departed loved one was that tear. Another thing was to make the subject's crying a new found happy cry, thus the smile. Michael's words again 'Morning came and the rain had stopped, did it mean there was a smile'. A simple portrait (with not so simple deep words) that was hard coming and may never had been seen pencil meet paper had it not been for Mike! Thanks bro! Image by Frankie Teardrop words by Michael J. Michael J. Falotico




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  1. Date: 2/28/2013 2:41:00 PM
    Thank you Hun, it was something I felt passionate about.. Helping a friend with I guess as we call it painters block.. He is amazing artist...xox Me

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  1. Date: 2/27/2013 6:10:00 PM
    Interesting blog, art, and article..Sara

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  1. Date: 2/27/2013 5:23:00 PM
    great thinking went into this...Seren

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  1. Date: 2/27/2013 4:45:00 PM
    Inspiring art from both of you !!!

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My Past Blog Posts

 
"Your Journey" contest is up and running
Date Posted: 7/30/2013 2:42:00 PM
I may have been absent as of late but I've been talking Soup to new young poets!!!
Date Posted: 6/23/2013 7:50:00 AM
Contest Complete and the winners are!!!!
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Dreaming into the Day contest
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My apologies to my Soup Family...
Date Posted: 4/30/2013 3:51:00 PM
"How Poetry Has Become You" contest is judged and posted..
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Hi Soup Family!!!
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From me to all of you....
Date Posted: 3/23/2013 6:14:00 AM
Thank you PoetrySoup and all who grace the site...
Date Posted: 3/22/2013 8:22:00 AM
How Poetry has become You... contest is up
Date Posted: 3/3/2013 8:14:00 AM
I wasn't always good, so when somthing I do comes out right I feel the need to share..
Date Posted: 2/27/2013 2:20:00 PM
This is my attempt at an "Edgar Allen Poe" type of writing
Date Posted: 2/25/2013 6:41:00 AM
Boomerang Contest over and the winners are!!!!! Below
Date Posted: 2/19/2013 3:14:00 PM
Boomerang Contest is up and running.... example below
Date Posted: 1/20/2013 8:15:00 AM
Is it just me?? Or is there a 2013 list of contest winners I'm missing on the contest members page??
Date Posted: 1/8/2013 4:47:00 PM
Happy New Year Soup Family.
Date Posted: 1/6/2013 3:47:00 PM
Why and How I am touched by Sandy Hook...
Date Posted: 12/23/2012 6:36:00 AM
My poem "Angels In The Sky" made it to a Newtown memorial..
Date Posted: 12/22/2012 11:21:00 AM
My Dedication to the Teachers of Sandy Hook Elementary School
Date Posted: 12/22/2012 7:49:00 AM
RIP Children....
Date Posted: 12/15/2012 7:48:00 AM
NEW CONTEST "A CHRISTMAS WISH IN A POEM'
Date Posted: 12/12/2012 5:55:00 AM
"A Road Still Driven" Contest is final and the winners are!!!!!
Date Posted: 12/10/2012 4:12:00 PM
RIP John Lennon.... Poet/songwriter and artist
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A Christmas Card to my Dad....
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"A Road Still Driven" contest
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6/22/2014Stepping inside OneselfCoupletdog,
6/22/2014TrappedRhymeintrospection,
6/22/2014Unspoken GlancesCoupletthank you,
11/22/2013A Tearful SongCoupletmissing,
11/22/2013A Soulful FrameCoupletintrospection,
11/22/2013Passing EyesCoupletlost love,
7/30/2013Across the PageCoupletintrospection,journey,
7/28/2013Inside the WallRhymebeauty,words,
7/27/2013Beyond my WindowCoupletimagination,writing,
7/26/2013Restraint LiftedCoupletinspiration,introspection
6/23/2013Sinking In A DreamCoupletwriting,
6/23/2013A Page Behind GlassCoupletpeace,
6/23/2013Two Dreams Into OneRhymededication,
6/1/2013Undressed WordsCoupletdesire,write,
6/1/2013Coloring Your DreamsRhymedream,
5/12/2013UndefinedCoupletday,dream,
5/11/2013For Your EyesRhymefor her,
4/30/2013Two Hearts EmbraceRhymeanniversary,wife,
4/30/2013Falling ThoughtsCoupletdream,writing,
4/30/2013Inside of ThreeRhymeinspiration,
4/4/2013MeRhymeinspirational,on writing
3/29/2013Toys In My HandRhymeon writing and words,word
3/23/2013Inspiration TastedRhymededication,friendship,
3/22/2013Over DreamsRhymecourage,love,relationship
3/10/2013Behind ReflectionsRhymeinspirational,introspecti
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