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Wow, this cartoon smacked me right in the head ;-) Awesome.
It started with a joke from my best bud Cathy.♥
I was stressed wondering what to draw for 4/20?!
The universal day of
Celebration for Cannabis!!!
Grown from a seed.
Made by *GOD.
(*original patent holder)
Medical, Recreational, Hemp, Food, Fuel..
It's the day and I want to say THANK YOU!
I have said it so many times, I thank God daily for this Plant!
Give us this Day our daily Bud... <3 Wow. YES, I read recently how powerful that prayer is; Give us this dayour daily bread, -not thanks for yesterday, or make sure I have it tomorrow. Give us THIS day. Focus on today.
.. and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and that ^ ^ ^ That simply put means ^ ^ ^ : PEACE, PEOPLE!
Religion aside... who can argue with those lines? How else are we going to get ahead, clearly WAR is not the answer! Thank you Marvin, now in my head for the rest of the day.
People all around the world who suffer over a plant. A plant less toxic than many others, proven helpful to ease pain, yet illegal and lives destroyed because of it.
WTF? O.M.God. How disappointing.
A PLANT. While others rape, kill, abuse, terrorize, suffer & starve needlessly...
enough with the bullshit distraction.
FOCUS on the REAL problems at hand.
Rise Up people! Speak up! <3 Celebrate this Plant! Let it be a symbol of change.
It all starts with a SEED!!! Life.
So.. Yes! Give us this Day our daily bud, and thank you Lord for it!
I do! Everyday! Keeping the Love of my life happy - How could I not give thanks?
Celebrate 4/20, Spread Peace and Love !!! - there are already enough assholes doing the opposite;-)xox <><
What are little boys made of?
What are little boys made of?
Slugs and snails and puppy-dogs' tails,
That's what little boys are made of.
What are little girls made of?
What are little girls made of?
Sugar and spice and everything nice,
That's what little girls are made of.
I drew this cartoon in the summer in the evening after a day of fishing. It's true, it happened. Storm makes me laugh. He knew I would not get mad as I dress like a lumberjack to go fishing and prepare for fish guts and more.... it is the way he did it that is priceless.
It is awesome that your kid is always your kid when around, even when they get older - they do things and instantly you are in a flash back of when they were 8 or 10 - It's wonderful.
Boys. Farts, boogers, slime, toads, fish, dead things on the shore.. a curiosity that only most boys/men admire. Now more a man than a boy every now and then he gets in 'a good one' as does his 50 year old father!
Come to think of it I still manage the odd prank.
That is what boys do... to their mom's anyhow, and us mom's we love it even if we don't always let on! LOL I inked this yesterday day - My guys went to the boat show today
- Can you tell we are a family anxious for spring? More boating ! More fish tales!
More memories and yes more slime!
It is one of my favorite cartoons.
20 years of Santa and counting!
Of course since Storm was little we waited in line to see Santa, every year - long after he believed. Well you can always believe in the Christmas spirit and that is exactly what my son has done.
Every December I would take out the photos with Santa! Each in it's own frame! Imagine after 16 years... that is a lot of photos - and my favorite decoration!
Long after he stopped believing he would go - because he knew it was my favorite decoration. I am amazed he still went this year! I cherish these photos even more now!
I finally scanned them all - I am missing one! (will be searching- until I find it) Here they are below.
What a gift our Children are!
Blessings every single day.
Happy New Year!
I am drawing daily in bed, but that's as far as it goes.. I can't ink properly with a paint brush, black india INK and Daisy and Scruffy jumping on the bed to say hello! It's just not happening - I tried.
First I think it - in bed
then I sketch it - in bed, fine toon it (clean it up, erase. Pencil in and letter -in bed.
I've even coloured and painted in bed - not easy or worth the stress of it not being 'better' so that is it.. no more painting. I need to paint in with black ink, colour, wash, scan resize, organize and mail out and post. If I'm up for too long I am dizzy so..this is the best I can do for a few.
It is giving/forcing me more time to read, research and as always be inspired. I've done several drawings I call 'Chances are..' I can't seem to get that song out of my head, and it's before my time.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QAqkGHD4Q8
My hope is that these toons hit home with those a bit younger. If you do this Chances are..this will happen. I never listened when anyone lectured me- but I did pay attention to cartoons... chances are it might work! ;)It might sink in! I'll take those chances!
A few on the gateway theory -it continues to blow my mind people think Cannabis is a gateway drug. ONLY the un-educated on the topic - so thats's good. There is hope. Usually with one question I can 'shut' them up - they just have to - stop and think about it for one second... and it makes COMMON sense.
I NEED visual, they sink in faster and last longer! A picture is worth a thousand words and I enjoy that challenge. I must saw today I feel GOOD mentally! My twitch still here but no where what it was and for the first time in a long time I no longer feel like I am dying! YEHAW!
Storm told me I was being selfish not seeing those who I care about and visa versa because of my face- he is right. I can't hide. I will be very truthful and say that I know I look like I've aged 10 years in just the past year alone. I have photos to prove it- BUT I have been ill- It took me a while to get like this and it will take a me a while to get better. We are so hard on ourselves- BEAUTY is only skin deep. We all learn this sooner or later -
some because of time, other because of illness or an operation. So I shall embrace the new me because I am still here! That is all that matters. Below some fun on the laptop..
I am surrounded by love. Storm and I also played with a new program! hee hee hee!
I will try to be a patient patient and hope you can be patient for new cartoons ...
Today our son is 20! 20!!! Even typing it brings tears to my eyes. He is up and had his birthday breakfast and off to work! 20.
It sit here and I breath deeply and I thank God with every beat of my heart that our son is here and celebrating his 20th! I feel like a milestone has been reached! A 'magic number' if only in my mind. My son- no longer a toddler, boy, teen- he is a man.
When you are a parent of a child with a serious illness you take nothing for granted. When you are told your child might not be with you as long as you imagine as a parent - FOREVER- It can mess with you mind to say the least. So....
Today I feel like yelling a big "FUCK YOU!!!"
Fuck you Dr.s you were wrong! A fuck you filled with LOVE because I am so happy they were wrong!!!
My boy - now man is everything parent can hope for and more. He is a gentleman, handsome, polite, hard working, smart and determined to make something of his life! It has not been easy, Storm does live with chronic pain every day - always has and always will - he is an example to me and my husband, we would not change a single thing if we could. This lesson has been one of love that we are blessed to be a part of. So today I am beside myself! Everyday is special but today is a day to celebrate!
The day would not be right if I also did not say Thank You God. I have prayed for years and will continue to do so- not for a miracle but for the continued strength we all need to face each new day. Thank God for my sons medicine - YES, I thank GOD! For the plant he put here! A medicine that helps our son function, work, hope and dream and LAUGH! Some may still 'not get it' I honestly HOPE you never do. I look at the baby photos and now the young man before me and I could care less what anyone thinks. I KNOW why we do what we do. FOR LOVE. Happy 20th Birthday Storm! MANY MANY MORE!!
xox LOVE MOM & DAD ... Tequila, Scruffy, Daisy, Darkie, Jaws, Fluffy & Larry
Please plant the seed of Cannabis education. I can honestly tell you I do not think my son would be with us today if not for his medicine. Please share - You might be helping other parents- other children. xox <>< http://www.georgiatoons.com/uploads/4/1/0/5/4105506/stormsstory.pdf
Growing up I heard that expression often - 'she needs to get off her high horse!' I never quite got it - although as I got older I understood it - it was not till recently that it gave me a giggle. Of course when I heard it just last week this was the first thing to come to mind.
I AM a Cannabis cartoonist ;-) AND proud of it.
I do get offended if someone asks if Storm 'high' - if he was taking prescribed pills would you ask me -is he high? He is medicated. He takes his medicine to keep his chronic pain under control.
My Country says Cannabis is a legal medicine proven to help many ailments, my Dr. prescribed it (he is a medical professional with a degree) So really - why should we care what the average uneducated (I mean on the topic of Medical Cannabis -not on life in general ;-) person thinks?
I saw a post where someone said "how do you get past the opinions of others?" It comes so clearly to me the answer. SEE that your child is no longer suffering. See that your child gets a quality of life back that they did not have before. See your child be able to sleep finally. See your child happy and have POSITIVE outlook on life with a serious illness and it no longer matters what anyone thinks. Their 'Opinion' is no longer valid.
So get off your high horse and accept it for what it is.
A medicine - easing suffering all OVER the world for all kinds of reasons.
A Plant. How many are we?
I've watched documentaries on the Amazon and how we go in and destroy. Simple.
Many medicines are derived from Plants found all over the world. Cannabis just one of many helpful herbs. All plants are placed on the planet for all people. SIMPLE.
How many are we? Educate someone today!
Side note: My baby bro. (by one year) is spending a few days here with me. He himself admitted he had no idea the scale of Cannabis education until a few short days spent here. LOL - TRUST me thats not because we walk around all day with a doobie hanging out our mouth - it is because we take Cannabis very seriously in this home
. My brother quickly realizing we are not into stoner jokes or mentality when it comes to our medicine.
But again it just showed/reminded me - unless you live it you don't know - unless you seek the truth your still caught up in the reefer madness.
If you had a child that relied on it for their quality of life you would take it very seriously also. I can't help but think of the Hyde family who have decided - no more tests, no more pain for Cashy - they are going to give him RSO and treat him at home. My heart is with them, prayers and HOPE.
I have to admit I have 'lost it' a few times with people. Someone contacted me saying their license had expired and they needed to get re-signed cause they were growing and have small kids could I give them our Dr.s name so they can get signed. I asked him if he had recently been diagnosed with a TERMINAL illness.
I was pissed. Still am kinda - not at the person - I actually like him as a person -Im more angry at the mindset. He has kids - all healthy I am guessing. - SERIOUSLY!? Stop and think.
My son had his license at 14. He has a progressive to terminal incredibly painful bone disease- always has and (although I can hope and pray) he probably always will.
No I will NOT give you our Dr.s information. I know he would be even less impressed.
IF YOU WANT to use Cannabis recreationally - then get off your ass and do something about it! VOTE! EDUCATE! Speak up!
If you want Cannabis as your medicine ask YOUR own Dr. , I have mentioned so many times in this blog how to do it .. If they say NO find a new Dr.
One that cares for your true well being - or maybe if your Dr. says no - perhaps he does not agree that you need it. Either way - it is your responsibility. No one should be asking for anyones Dr.
For now ask yourself -how many are we ?
The other day, Storm had some running around to do - fixing the boat trailer and I said I'd join him for the company if he wanted. Lucky for me he agreed . Actually, he never disagrees unless he has plans to meet someone. We had - as usual a wonderful day full of great conversation, laughs and more. At one point He was getting a new shirt and he turned and SMACK! I was hit with a MOM MOMENT! Who is that handsome young man! WOW- he will be 20 next month! 20! Thank God!! He suddenly no longer my baby, boy, son but I really saw a young man. My heart almost burst. I am so blessed.
I can't help it - every year is such a milestone you have no idea! To go through what he have, knowing what we do - expecting what you think you are to expect -Every year is a reminder of the best gift God ever provided.
"Delivering this kids was like delivering a hurricane.."
I will never forget those words of my Baby Dr. as he lifted him out of my tummy!
Everyday since we have been blessed with Storm.
I wanted to draw a toon about something that happened and he said NO. LOL - usually when he says no - I agree its personal. BUT usually pretty darn funny!!
I said People will just know how much I love you - he said "MOM trust me! They know! The world knows."
I HOPE SO!
We also talked about what being very ill does for a person. It gives your time meaning. When you think of dying - your not really keen on just 'wasting' another day. You also have little tolerance for those that do. Especially, those that do it regular and then complain that they are going nowhere. Does anyone have a day to waste? A minute?
I HOPE the entire world knows how much I love my son - and WHY it is so IMPORTANT for me that he has his medicine - that I truly thank God for daily. A Plant- Cannabis.
Our day ended because he was getting sore - I can see it in the subtle changes in his walk, mood and face. I have seen pain on his face too many times. I saw that controlled when he started using cananbis.
So what are you doing to do today?
What is worth giving up a day of your life? Are you enjoying yourself doing it?
I am drawing.
Fishing is so much more for me than the fish. LOL - I already giggle at that thinking Storm would say - Its all about the fish. My boy loves to fish! We went out yesterday - a BEAUTIFUL day on lake Simcoe! We were out from about 3 to sundown. We laugh, talk, have snacks.. Storm fishes and I draw and take photos ;-) I have had quite a bit on my mind the past couple of weeks. Stress higher than normal yet- to sit there on that boat. Forced to just sit and see and listen - it overtakes you and al I could see after only a short while was all the beauty God provides us to see all the time - we just have to remember to look.
When he first said he was getting a boat - I was a typical mom -- sigh.. oh, oh.. after yesterday watching him get it in and out of the water and taking me on a tour of lake Simcoe, I now think- Thank you! Thank you! I loved every second of yesterday - including the water splashing us - cause I think he was driving a little too fast! (lol) The photos are in order and our day ended perfectly! With a gorgeous sunset and a Bass to boot! Let go after the photo of course. I'm looking forward to our next boat adventure! xox <><
Time for fishing and if you check out my page last year you see that we fished from the dock. Well Storm has purchased himself a bass boat! We took it out on the lake last sunday Norm, Storm and I and have to say we laughed the entire time! I enjoy fishing with Storm anyway but it takes it to a new level! Sitting on the water (the boat is big- if need be I could lie down comfortably) is so peaceful - not to mention the quality time and amazing conversations.
It only has two seats - it IS a fishing boat. and the rest just room to stand, Storm and his dad have already made several improvements! Norm is as excited as Storm!
I have been informed that the boat is like a man cave on the water, and there are rules. When asked how I pee without falling over the side- I was informed "through your dick" Smart Ass... but did make me giggle. I guess I will deal with that hurdle when I get there.
I already have my back pack packed! Sketchbook of course! Pencil case, ipod, book - currently reading ( and loving) Life of Pi, and wondering what to pack in the picnic lunch! I forgot my camera the first day out - was too excited! I won't forget next time. It is also nice that Storm is able to medicate - so it really turns into a great way to just DE STRESS and relax. So I am looking forward to an entire new set of toons!!! All around fishing! Yesterday we had to visit Bass pro of course! Storm bought me my own BRIGHT yellow ( I liked pink but - that is a boat cave rule - no pink) fishing pole! Today I go out to dig up worms. I don't really care if I catch anything. I just love hanging out with my son and surrounded by all the beauty. So you will soon see 'Gone fishing' I hope many times on our door. Below - the girls and I do some inspecting! xox <><