Today was one of those days.. Admittedly I'm not feeling 100% My twitch at full speed again, I had to go back to the Dr.s for a Botox injection. I'm not quite a fan of Botox but it does help - so I guess I am becoming more of a fan. It think it bothers me more, that- I just can't seem to get my brain under control. It is also exhausting.
I did not draw today. I did watch a terrific Doc. Called The Buddha. It is a really nice story about Buddha - on how he came to be. I can understand anyone wanting to become like Buddha. To be the best person you can be.
I want to become like Buddha ;-)
I decided to check my mail before I retire with my KOBO (LOVE it) and I shall end January on a GREAT NOTE: My comic strip The Happy Hippie has just been picked up by another Medicinal magazine!!! That's 5 publications.
I am thrilled. People need to become aware. Education and a giggle!
I am so happy that is is becoming so well received! Everything happens for a reason. Tomorrow I am going to wake up and DRAW! Pencils sharpened!
Have faith... Ask and ye shall receive...
Amen and Good night ;-)
Inspired by LOVE I can not fail.
Brrrrrrrrrrrrr.. Baby it's cold outside....
it is days like this I thank God I am not homeless and think of those who are. Why don't we have more shelters, money for our homeless and hungry?
Part of researching Cannabis is the education of all the money that is being wasted. To me it is a rude awakening. People being busted for growing a plant, good kids getting records that will follow them there entire lives
- for what!? Smoking a joint?
I ask everyone - have you ever smoked pot (*I call it pot, weed and grass - that is what my generation called it, although I have a new respect for the plant and prefer to call it Cannabis) and the reply is always the same -"Oh yeah... " or " I tried it but I didn't like it" or "hell yes ! I still do!" This from everyday NORMAL hard working people, most now parents, Dr.s, mothers, fathers, grandmothers, priests, lawyers, teachers.. Is the world crazier because of it!? NO. SO why is it still illegal? I read recently - someone posted on face book - "we don't need famous people talking about Cannabis, we need patients talking about Cannabis" YES, that is correct, BUT we need everyone that is willing to talk about Cannabis to
talk about Cannabis! PAST and present!
It says in my Happy Hippie Comic Book =
I hope to see it decriminalized, legalized, Un-DRAMATIZED &
Families being ripped apart by legal loopholes, losing money, relations and HOPE. Not to mention the money that can be made for the economy... and the benefits of HEMP! I do not like to say anything bad about anyone.
sooooo....Do you know where Steven Harper stands on Cannabis? I do. ;-(
All three of us vote in this family. Rain or shine, health or sickness.
If you don't vote, don't voice your opinion.
Research before it is too late. One day you might want to use cannabis to treat your pain. Or want to help ease someone who is close to you of their suffering. If Cannabis can do that (we know it does) then you should have that choice.
The following toon is just one way I feel money wasted on Cannabis prohibition could be better spent. On a REAL, SERIOUS problem.
<>< have faith
I woke up this morning with a cartoon in my brain! One of the ones that I HOPE - PRAY will make people think! Can't wait to draw it! Also my husband handed me the money for the printer for our comic book. Like many of you money is tight - to say the least. To know that my guys believe in me and what we are doing is the best feeling in the world.
I can not fail with LOVE backing me. Today we are invited to celebration
where there will be many other legal Medicinal Cannabis patients. I look forward to meeting them as I always walk away inspired! By strength and passion. I'll post a few photos later tonight.
So now I draw! One step closer to my dreams I am drawing my dreams come true! I am using my gift provided by God - that I have always had-
to MAKE my dreams come true! Only it took me this long to realize it!!!
The best part of this gift it I can give it to others! All is costs me is my time. I drew a toon for a friend Neev. Neev runs C.A.L.M - He has been battling in court for Medicinal Cannabis and his Compassion club. He fights for all of us wether we realize it or not. I have also gotten to know a bit of the other side of Neev- The dad, business man and friend. I am glad he fights for us. I am glad to call him my friend.
I love drawing for someone as I think about them the entire time I draw. How we met, things they have done and said... how they inspire, made me laugh. Of course each drawing is done with LOVE. He will get it next week I am so excited I want to post it but I want it to be a surprise! Either way it is a win win situation! I get to thank them and they smile when they see their drawings. One step closer to GAKAC! LOL
Time to draw!
It is important to have goals and dreams. They are HOPE.
I hope to be syndicated. I guess I am already in a way ;-)) Im published in 3 magazines. More work on the way. O.k. ...I hope to be syndicated and paying some bills! LOL
I have a goal - not what you might think. One of the magazines asked me to design a t-shirt and the money will go to a charity of my choice. So I started to think of a charity. I LOVE pets, drawing, teaching kids cartooning.. drawing having fun!
Then I started to think more.. I love kids. CREATIVE kids. Kids are not afraid to draw crazy stuff! Over the years I have been blessed by being able to teach kids how to draw/cartoon. ONLY later, did I realize how cool it was to have these kids tell me "I still have that fish you drew" or 'because of you I learned how to draw.."
As I kid I LOVED to draw. I did it all the time. I drew some crazy stuff too.
To this day when I spy a new box of crayola crayons! 64 with a built in sharpener- I get excited!!! That and blank paper! Really, I'd rather that then an - ipod. I also really like the restaurants that have paper on the table! SADLY _ they always provide the cheap crappy crayons.
Back to Charity...GAKAC! GAKAC!! Sounds like I have a hair ball! GAKAC
Give A Kid A Crayon! GAKAC
I want to create my own charity. Program. I want to give kids a sketchbook and crayons! (Crayola) Kids who can draw but don't have the supplies. A sketchbook is like a diary for kids that can draw. A place for them to release, express and DREAM! I truly thank God for always having provided me with crayons growing up. Had I not been able to draw and dream..
I'm not sure I'd be the person I am today. It was the one thing that I did and I did well, Or better than most. It gave me hope and allowed me to keep dreaming. ULTIMATE dream? To go to places where kids have nothing and give them sketchbooks and crayons and HOPE. A few cartooning lessons...
That is a goal I intend on keeping!! Now.. how do I start.
I guess I contact crayola & I keep drawing so I can make my dream a reality.
I already drew my LOGO. So I'm ready! HAVE FAITH!
First and foremost... A 'stoner' to me is NOT a Hippie. In my opinion from paying close attention... A 'stoner' is someone that smokes POT all the time
and has no desire to do much else. I do not know many 'stoners.' Thank God. Most people that I know, that smoke Cannabis all the time are hard working individuals. Sitting on the sofa, eating munchies all day is only wishful thinking for some. Sadly I have met a few 'stupid stoners'.
The toon below is a true tale, happened at the last TY EXPO.
After explaining that my son did get his license at 15 because he was born with a very painful progress bone disease all this 'stoner' had to say was
"15 - he was legal! That F*&^% rocks Dude! He is so LUCKY!"
Stoner Mentality? No, I just think a stupid mentality. Not thinking for a second about what those words actually mean.
Does anyone think if we had a choice to smoke Cannabis legally at 15 or NOT have a terminal illness - We would chose Cannabis?
NOT everyone who smokes cannabis is a stoner, far from it!
Not all -luckily - NOT all stoners are stupid. But once and a while we come across this mentality. A few times it has been said. ;-(
All I can do is hope to educate. If someone chooses to be a stoner and say stupid things without thinking -stay, sit on the sofa all day - the choice is yours.
On the other hand... if by using Cannabis you are like the many millions that are inspired, stimulated, motivated to get off the sofa and do something! (Many medicinal patients -suffering with pain and sickness) THANK YOU! for your inspiration. You are making the world a better place.
Cannabis or no cannabis the choice is yours. Educated or Stupid... The choice is yours. Cannabis or Prescribed medications- the choice should be ours.
;-) Watched some movies, drew.. spent time with my guys. It was a great way to spend a cold snowy weekend. Grateful for time to relax. Today I did not go to mass. I do not believe you need to go to church, BUT I like to go. Today I was sore and tired. I posted 3 new toons on Amen. So, not in body but in mind I have thought much about God this weekend.
And how blessed I am.
9:09 a.m. Already is a GREAT DAY! !
My baby is off to his first day at work at his new job! I am so excited for himI It is a job I know he is going to love and do well at!!
I know cause I'm his mom and we know this stuff. ;-)))
I just had a great chat with my favorite cousin ;-) and my hubby is off to work on a fireplace, but when he is done it will be a work of art! Fine woodwork, What he enjoys doing. I am going to draw!! ;-)
First I want to post this one.. Last night as I started to drift off to sleep... I suddenly felt warm, ( Norm was on his 1/2 -LOL) honestly, as if I could hear whispers and it was prayer. I have a friend who always says you are always in my prayers. I know I am. But I felt as if a few people were praying ;-) A wave of peace came over me - so what did I do ? I was So inspired! I got out of bed to draw! But I did not ink till the next morning.
I tried to draw how I felt. Blessed.
Off to have a great day! ;-))
As I drifted off to sleep...
Sometimes I read stuff and have to draw a cartoon right away. How can you not? It is an editorial i guess on topics from around the world. This was was funny- NOT! This poor woman had police all over her home, Police raided her "CANNABIS FACTORY" only to find it was indeed a home to her two Guinea pigs! The war on drugs and tax payers money continues.
Could time be better spent of arresting serious criminals!? I think so.
In the news every day I read of such silly things. Silly and sad. Cannabis is NOT going away. Research is being done. Legalize.
Put energy, money and time into more serious subjects.
here is the link on the story above..
Last Thursday I went to bed feeling overly stressed.. My comic sent to the printer - now waiting on a quote, I have a estimate and I am afraid. More money we don't have. I have worked so hard on this comic. Each toon drawn with LOVE and it is in my own way - my effort to try to understand it ALL. And I am afraid.. What if. What is no one buys it? My mind is my own worst enemy. I had very little sleep.. Friday morning I woke feeling the same. My husband works so hard and now to have to get a loan.. more $$stress...
I read my calender that morning, a very good friend (& my biggest giggling fan to date) Cathy gave me for Christmas. The quote that day said
:May I have the courage today ... to postpone my dream no longer..."
Then later that day Storm picked up my prototype from the printers! He phoned and said "I'm reading the Happy Hippie and it is Awesome MOM!!"
We have 2 copies. Both have been signed now by Me, Storm and Norm.
Only us three will have such a copy. My husband and son both say that this is amazing and my husband says -"we'll get by George. We will manage - It has to be done" So I must put fear aside. Have FAITH as my comic book states on the cover and not postpone my dream a day longer!
I posted a photo of me with the comic on FB and got such positive feedback.
Fear is so powerful. It is what keeps us down. Life is too short to be afraid.
Afraid of standing up for what you believe in, Afraid of being rejected. So Im going outside my box - I have one line to add to the cover.
MEDICINAL CANNABIS CARTOONS
Wednesday I give the o.k. PRINT! I have spent all weekend thinking about this. Today I post my new favorite cartoon
(Amen & Cultivating Compassion) in celebration! Sunday -a day of rest and recharging. - I thank God for my gift and for the courage to go forward with my dream- and always for my family. 2 legs and 4 ;-) xox <>< HAVE FAITH!!!