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Philip Bracco

Philip Bracco

Fruitland Park, FL

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As a young teenager, my sister Bridget gave me an art set for my birthday and I immediately became hooked on art and the magic of creating something beautiful from a few tubes of paint and a white canvas.

While I had no formal training in fine arts I did study commercial art for a couple of semesters in college.

I was never really interested in a learned artistic ability because I was not creating for anyone other than myself and I was the best judge of whether it was appealing to me or not.

For years I have been creating stories on my childhood and some of the wonderful experiences I had as a child. I wanted to be able to share that with my children so that they and their children could see a different side of life than they live today. I guess I really wanted them to know that life is not just material things but emotional things with respect being one of the most important things I have always tried to teach them.

One day I picked up one of my grandchildren's water color sets and started creating some of the Illustrations you see in my current book and video. I feel that the stories can be brought to life by showing them what it was like in order to draw them into the story. I want them to see that there are other things in life to appreciate and how fortunate our family is to be surrounded by loving parents, grand parents, aunts and uncles and lots of cousins.

One of the side affects of creating the stories was that not only did my immediate family gain a lot from the book but others who had shared some of those years with me when I was young were touched by the stories and illustrations as well. I realized that this is something which many people are hungry for in trying to hold on to their own roots.

It has been a very rewarding experience for myself and my wife as while putting it all together we found ourselves being transported back in time and found warm and wonderful thoughts from long ago when as young newly weds we would lay on our living room floor and play Italian Opera's which I would translate into English as she wrote them down. We still have those hand scribbled notes today as treasured memories of a simpler life.

I sincerely hope this book arouses the same warm and wonderful feelings for you as we invite you to read some of the stories which have molded my life.

 

Murder On Hamilton Avenue, Red Hook, Brooklyn by Philip Bracco

 

The Wedding - Life On The Stoop by Philip Bracco

 

Watching Construction Workers by Philip Bracco

 

Easter Sunday - After Church by Philip Bracco

 

The Neighborhood Music Man by Philip Bracco

 

Oh My Aching Feet by Philip Bracco

 

Sunday Morning In Prospect Park by Philip Bracco

 

Everyone Works by Philip Bracco

 

The Golf Course, A Place For Solving Problems by Philip Bracco

 

When Fish Were Wrapped In Newspaper by Philip Bracco

 

Lunch At The Slaughter House by Philip Bracco

 

Ashley Barbour by Philip Bracco

 

Lunch Break At The Slaughter House by Philip Bracco

 

Once Upon A Park Bench by Philip Bracco

 

The Wedding by Philip Bracco

 

Phil's Fish Market by Philip Bracco

 

Bracco Candy Store - Window To Life As It Happened by Philip Bracco

 

Happy Holidays by Philip Bracco

 

The Nuns Of St Marys by Philip Bracco

 

Santa Climbs The Ladder by Philip Bracco

 

The Nuns of St Mary's Church by Philip Bracco

 

Feast Of The Seven Fishes by Philip Bracco

 

Coaxing The Herd Home by Philip Bracco

 

Country Bath by Philip Bracco

 

Watching to See If The Kids Are Coming by Philip Bracco

 

Daily Chores by Philip Bracco

 

Antique Vase by Philip Bracco

 

Innocence, Hope, Fear and Courage by Philip Bracco

 

Abstract #2 by Philip Bracco

 

Abstract #1 by Philip Bracco

 

A Day At The Docks by Philip Bracco

 

Family Having Fun At Football Wedding by Philip Bracco

 

Pledge Of Allegiance by Philip Bracco

 

Granma and granpa by Philip Bracco

 

1940s - When The Parks Were Filled With People by Philip Bracco

 

Infant Weighin At Board Of Health in the 1940s by Philip Bracco

 

Homeless Man At Mission by Philip Bracco

 

Old Man Showing Off Sports Car by Philip Bracco

 

Young Mothers Love by Philip Bracco

 

One Minute To Post Time by Philip Bracco

 

Our Jewish Neighbors On Their Way To Schul by Philip Bracco

 

The Beauty Parlor by Philip Bracco

 

Sunday Afternoon In Prospect Park by Philip Bracco

 

Grandpas Bundle Of Joy by Philip Bracco

 

Grandpas Bundle Of Joy by Philip Bracco

 

Golden Oldies by Philip Bracco

 

Happiness is by Philip Bracco

 

Receiving First Holy Communion by Philip Bracco