Roth Poetry


This impressionistic painting of a Packet Boat on the Mononghela River takes me back to the era of steam power. I grew up near a small town along this river. Packet boats traveled up and down the river from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Morgantown, West Virginia, carrying people and goods. They stopped at the little river towns along the way. I saw a black and white photo of the Packet Adam Jacobs posted on the Fayette County Historical Society website and loved it. I decided to attempt to paint it in color the way I thought it would look. This is my version I did back in 2010.

One of my favorite water color painters, brushparkwatercolors –  Sun / Balcony / Painting , posted a beautiful steamboat painting last week. It is fabulous. Check it out:

It reminded me of my painting above. I mentioned it on a comment and he said he would enjoy…

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Treats For Breakfast

jovina cooks

Breakfast breads are comforting but they can be unhealthy. Keep them healthy by adding whole grains, low-fat dairy and fruit. A Healthy Doughnut? Healthy doughnuts do exist. These baked ones are the way to go to reduce the fat and calories. Don’t be put off by the fact that some of the treats are made with whole wheat flour. It adds great flavor, not density. Try baking with different grains and you will be rewarded with some great tasting breads.

Apple Flavored Baked Doughnuts With Maple Glaze

Makes 10


1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup apple butter
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon apple pie spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour


1/4 cup maple syrup
1 cup powdered sugar

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Portrait Sketchbook #7

Sketches By Nitesh


I really love drawing with ink. No doubt about that, right? Hmm, so a while back, one of my friends asked me why I add this hatched lines and not simply try to give more realistic details. Alright, my answer went something like this, “Am I taking a picture or guiding my creativity, huh, you idiot. You can click realistic photos from your smartphone, I’m going to add hatched lines as long as I draw, because it takes skills to know where to add those scratchy hatched lines, idiot.”

See, I told you, I’m quite rude.


Anothe sketch of a girl in trance.

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