Tomorrow is the BIG day! Cannabis will be celebrated all over the world! What started as a time for a bunch of guys to meet to smoke some 'marijuana' at 4:20 everyday , has turned into a world wide celebration! On April 20th - 4/20.. People all around the world unite and light up! AWESOME!
At first I thought it was 'neat' but then to see it grow and share! People get together to share, hang out, talk, laugh, educate and stand up for something they believe in!
Medicinal and recreational, the crimes against Humanity regarding this plant are shameful. Every year it grows larger, parades, marches, sit -in's & MORE! Think about it... When else do they do this? Not enough times I'm afraid. We should have a world wide NO GMO day! Or Celebrate the children day and stop abuse!
I was asked to post a cartoon early at 7:00 p.m. my time - because it is April 20 on the other side of the world already! ;D Yes, I will admit in my small mind, I did not think of that at first! How many realize the problems regarding cannabis are all around the world? Some people even die because of it.
I do! I have been educated! I plan on doing what ever I can to help educate others!
If it is as simple as drawing a cartoon that will get some attention, create a curiosity...
I have another new toon to post tomorrow a.m. ;-)
Have a great time all who plan on doing something special for 4/20! Remember to do it 'peacefully' < something asscoiated with pot smokers, and I'm fine with that!
Stand up for what you believe in! Why else are you here?
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An art show! I have a few friends who are all artists, as well as Theresa, an artist herself with her healing massage & welcoming presence, I just know the 2 days will be awesome!
I have known Linda, David and Ellen for years and we all enjoy each others company - what more of an excuse did we need to work together to bring our art together!?
NONE! ;-) I hope you join us! I am looking forward to spending quality time with my friends surrounded by art, music and love.
Each one of us has a gift to offer, a talent to share and we hope by having a relaxed art show people will enjoy themselves and leave feeling inspired. Make it down!
We will have munchies, tea, coffee and ART! All forms of art!
** I personally will not have any Cannabis related art at this show, other than my comic book (I apologize) as you are aware the Treating Yourself EXPO is in May, and I must save cannabis influenced art for that show. Thank you.
I use to have a dog that did this. Very embarrassing.
Hmmm’ I must admit the very first time I saw the idea I thought it was good.
It was a teen on the side of the road - I forget what it was even about - I saw it in the paper. Since, I have seen a few that I don’t really agree with and wonder like everything else, has it crossed the line?
One man’s shame is another’s funny?
I did see one that upset me, It was a little girl - perhaps 3, looking really sad - Pee’d the bed again. ;-( Wow. Compassion has left the building in that house. 3 Years old! Not everyone is a Beethoven. Come on, how is that gong to help the child?
I felt sorry for the little girl.
Poor parenting skills ? Sometimes we do things that we think are funny but others don’t - I can’t justify it in my mind. The image was not well received so I hope the person that shared it realized.
I do giggle at most pet shaming. I know because I have my girls' and they know when they are bad, NOT because I beat them - because I don’t. Some dogs I worried might be frightened. But you cannot assume that.
I have one the second I see her in the morning if she meets my glance - terrific!
If not - I look for pooh, and usually I find it! Some of the images are very cute and amusing. I love dogs.
Not fond of the public shaming of anyone or anything now; usually we feel ashamed enough when we disappoint a loved one. Pets included.
I did NOT like the one where the dog was put in the bucket for vomiting. That can’t be helped if the dog was ill and the dog did not look comfortable in the bucket.
Anyhow - Good thing I’m not into public shaming although I have thought about it!
My kitty “ I like to lick the gecko when no one is looking.”
Tequila “ I don’t share balls and I hide them so no one else can play”
Scruffy “I eat cat food”... “I beat on Daisy”
Daisy “I chase squirrels and dirty my moms floor several times a day”
Norm “I ate all the cookies, again.”
^Time to go bake.
WOO! Baby it’s cold out! -21 I am not one for winter so I go from the door to the car- that’s it. Lucky for me I have a handsome Chauffeur waiting with the truck warm and seats heated! -My boys spoils me ;-) I went to visit a friend yesterday, it was wonderful and needed, I found myself laughing - sometimes out of frustration - but laughing all the same, and I had a nice break in my twitch - I’d say a good 20 minutes! She noticed it right way - you can see peace slip back over my face when the twitch tames ;-)
You could not see with the botox. It is huge if you frown at someone - what - chances are they frown back. I need my smile. I know a few that cannot SMILE due to illness, disease or accident. I won’t take mine for granted ever again. Powerful tool.
I left feeling my brain better organized and it needed it. I came home inspired to re-organize my office! It’s time. I want to spend more time drawing and less time
function- comp, business, know what I mean?
I’m one of those women men fear!
Oh honeyyyyyyy..... can you give me a hand. LOL! Next thing you know the bedroom is completely re-arranged and hand you asked for turned into a 4 hour - wait- just one more thing... hee hee hee
So I <3 Charles Schultz- reading his book - he was a nice human! AS a cartoonist - I am astonished and humbled when I think of the drawing he did for the number of years he did them!!! So I saw this cool photo of his office online and I’m going to re-arrange the furniture so the ‘feng-thing’- is the same ;-) - If that only means something in my mind- so be it.
I just think if anyone knew how to make this function - he did. Although I doubt very much he used a computer at all- except for the last few years.
Anyhow I’m also digging out the CHALK BOARD! Nothing sparks creativity like a chalk board every kids room should have one - mandatory! Just the thought puts a smile on my face! - I might have to wait a day - my helper is down with the flu ;-)
Speaking of office - I was asked to take a photo at my desk for an article that someone wrote on me (very flattered) so I asked Storm. I am not great about photos, could care less if I am in them or not - I did take photos of just my desk - where the magic happens! LOL - O.k. Not magic - but it is where I am at my best. Mentally, emotionally and spiritually;-) I try to surround myself with good thoughts and images. Storm took one photo that I really liked! Enough to change my FB profile! -I have not changed it in over a year I believe - perhaps 2. But this one - is me ;-) Says it all. I love it. We were just talking and laughing and he was taking photos - I was working on a image for a friend in the UK. I love it ;-) So new profile and I think I’ll stick with it another 2 years :-)
Have a creative day! Move furniture! Give yourself a new outlook! xox <><
Well it's here and although I woke up feeling stressed today with the surgery being so close I found myself focusing more on recovery. I've already starting the healing process! I am drawing myself AFTER surgery already! ;) LOL
It has been 3 years. Steadily progressing the past year has been very frightening with the degree that it has escalated.
I have stopped going out. Socializing in general, going to church, visiting friends and I hope that that will all be over very soon, not to mention I will start to feel better. I can't help but think of many who have a disability like this that does not go away, or many that suffer from far worse. ;(
With this surgery there is hope! If God has decided to grace me with surgery that will tame this twitch I shall be creatively grateful! Pencils sharpened!
I'm going to rest my mind, focus on where I want to go and how I want to get there. Peacefully. Creatively.
So with only one more sleep - it is very clear what matters most to me:
It is NOT Cannabis, not $$$, not drawing, no- not even my dogs...
The love I feel for my husband and the best son in the entire universe (you can't go any further) who have supported me on this rough ride - and it has not always been cannabliss - I can tell you that! I look forward to being better and having good times with my guys!
Fish to catch, stuff to design, Norm to build, Drawings to do! Crafts to craft!
Dogs to play with! Adventures to be had! I have SEEDs to sow!
This is my official last post for a bit ;-) I will play it by ear (or brain) lol and blog when better. xox ♥☮☝
Remember to plant the seed of Cannabis education!!!
It's out! In stores now!
My second Hallmark card!
They are in Hallmark stores in Canada (my husband saw it at the Walmart sore-also carry Hallmark) in the shoebox collection area from now until February 2013. I must admit it is NEAT! It was fun with my first card and equally fun with this one! Now, who do I send it to!? Drawing this card was easy I just had a mental flash back of roller skating at the terrace in my red sequin tube top and LOVED my clackers- until they almost broke my fingers.
There is no greater feeling being a cartoonist than to see your stuff in print.
I feel blessed to be in so many quality magazines -some of the BEST available! Now Hallmark cards! I am excited and inspired to set a new goal. 3 cards!
To think I almost did not enter the contest but then I said what I say to others
- What have you go to lose? Nothing. Nothing if you don't try!
I had a friend recently tell me he has had "his story rejected 3 times so - oh well..."
I laughed in my head - I have a -2- I have 2 duotangs full of rejection letters!! I kept them because I knew one day I would be published and I can look back and see that they were just pieces of paper. Even the rejection letters got better as time went on, with comments and encouragement from publishers. I will never give up again when there is something I want to accomplish.
I might not accomplish it but I know I will have tried and given it my best.
That is ALL we can do. Our best. Over and over and over again - until we get it right.
It's that time fellow Canadians! Say goodbye to our little friends. Always sad to see them go! Every spring they are the first sign (for me) that Summer will soon be here! Like summer, now I am reminded even before the leaves change colors, I hear the "honking" above- Fall is on it's way!
Fall is one of my favorite times! I am looking forward to fishing on the lake with Storm and looking at all the colors (will take some photos). Sweaters, stews, furry socks, mulled cider and cinnamon here we come! Of course even with it being cancelled -Norm is in the garage making a Halloween prop for the front lawn to let all know we will see them NEXT year!
So Bring it on! Pull out your woollies and get ready for the most beautiful time of the year! Winter will soon be here - not to thrilled by that - thank God fall brings us in with such a final BURST of color - it makes the white blanket that we will soon see easier to embrace. Is there anything cooler than how the geese fly. They really area a wonderful example of how nature works together to accomplish and incredible task! TEAM WORK!
Best movie on Geese : Fly Away Home - GREAT FAMILY movie!
Old bottle of Cannabis EXTRACT medicine.
Once Cannabis is introduced to you as a medicine and you can't believe that you can experience the extent of relief from a plant you can't help but step back and think - WOW!
These past five years has been transforming. Especially in the kitchen!! I now use Sage for a mouth wash- I'm prone to cankers- well I USE to be! Now when I feel one starting - rinse with a sage tea and it's gone before it gets worse. Honey and cinnamon are a daily spoonful taken in the a.m. to assist with arthritis, I have rosemary, basil and more on my window and plan to keep them there all year long!
Looking back I can't help but feel cheated - WE had it right a long time ago, we ate healthier not processed, we medicated FIRST with plants. We are always hearing about someone that is getting flesh eating disorder, some sort of stomach ailment, pain from pills- been there done that. I for one feel better -(twitch aside) than I have in years!
I have a new book - medicine in the garden and I plan on using it FIRST before I put toxic chemicals into my system . I KNOW pills sometimes help but I no longer believe it should be my first choice but rather - my last resort.
So, in the past when I might have said to a friend in need- "Not feeling well ? Want one of my pain pills?" WE all do it! We do not like to see those we love suffer. Instead now I will inform them on Cannabis - and try to help them seek other alternatives. I will never offer a friend a pain 'pill' again realizing now, I might just be offering them a future of addiction and other problems.
From pill popper to plant pusher!!!! Which would you rather be?
TOP 10 Plants & Medicine
Top 10Cannabis (Cannabis sativa)
Used medicinally for thousands of years, today it is used in the treatment of sleeping disorders, autoimmune diseases and glaucoma.
Coca (Erythroxylon coca)
Cocaine was widely used as a local anaesthetic in the 19th century and coca leaf tea is taken for altitude sickness in South America.
Daffodil (Narcissus spp.)
Galantamine hydrobromide, a compound derived from daffodil bulbs, is being used to treat Alzheimer’s disease.
Deadly nightshade (Atropa belladonna)
All parts of this plant, especially the berries, contain the extremely toxic chemical atropine. Atropine is used to relax the muscles of the eye and to stop muscular spasms.
English yew (Taxus baccata)
The leaves of this yew are used in the synthesis of compounds called taxols, which are used in the treatment of breast cancer.
Fever tree (Cinchona succiruba)
A native of Latin America, the bark of the fever tree produces quinine, which is used to treat malaria.
Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)
Digitalis has been used since the 16th century to treat heart disease and its derivatives are still used in modern medicine.
Opium poppy (Papaver somniferum)
Opium derivatives such as morphine are still used as powerful painkillers in hospitals.
Rubbertree (Hevea brasiliensis)
From rubber gloves to waterproof sheeting and prophylactics, latex plays an important role in health care and medicine.
Willow (Salix spp.)
The bark of the white willow contains acetyl salicylic acid, commonly known as aspirin. It has been used for pain relief for 2,000 years.
Someone questioned my recent decision to "clean out my friendship closet..." was it a wise move? Looking back over a year later. YES. Do I miss them ? YES! And I still think of them often. I do not think of why we stopped being friends rather I try to think only of the good memories that we had before. Time changes everything. Experience can change everything. As in relationships like marriage - friends can grow and go in different directions. What I no longer want is a friend has become very clear over time. I will no longer sit around and gossip about people - judge them for what they have or don't have - I also don't want to sit around and DRINK anymore to be social. Those days for me are done. Sometimes your friends are at a different place. So you either move on or stay and not be true to yourself or your friend. I decided to move on.
All you can do is try to do what is best for yourself. Do what it takes to make yourself a better person sometimes when you grow you've got to go it alone. I don't 'hate' anyone that I was once friends with - EVERYONE teaches us something and to be friends in the first place we must have had a lot of fun at one point! BUT when its time to move on - it's time to move on - as with a job, a career, relationship, friendship.
So yes, I still miss and think of them often, No- I do not regret moving on.
It's all a part of life.
I do only try to surround myself now with those that lift me higher - in the heart and mind. That is where it matters most. xox <><