Need I say more?
My Birthday was last Monday. 'Just another day'... I said to Storm.
Storm and I visited the ROM, my gift from him (a fantastic day) but I didn't want to celebrate my birthday other than that for several reasons.
My age was not one of them, I'm 53 and 'amazed' to be here - lol.
My bodies looking good - I've been focusing on peace, I feel as though I'm getting stronger, mind & body EVERY DAY!
I was surprised by 2 - on the actual day. First 'Chuck, I've mentioned him before- my American pal- he is the one responsible for me TRYING to figure out why anyone would vote for Don - he sent me an e mail - 'for my sexy Canadian friend...'- he never fails to flirt my pal Chuck, :) - I swear- it's 10 years - we have been e mailing back and forth. It was really nice to get.\ the simple message from.. a stranger I've never met yet- never forgets.
Next 'Dawn sent me a comment here... I met Dawn at the first EXPO- she came with her hubby and all her dogs! I think she had 9 pets that she travelled with from B.C.! I liked her, a woman after my own heart with her animal appreciation, I liked her husband too- quite & gentle comes to mind when I think of him. How did she remember and how lovely she took the time. - it thew me.. I became emotional reading her message.
Thank you Universe & Dawn for the message.
No celebrating, no gifts and on my birthday that is what happened - until Tim Hortons decided to give me a free coffee. lol Yeeeee!!!
Storm left for Spain the next day- it was e a quite birthday week. .. I missed him the moment he left. That too was a gift from the Universe - my son away on an adventure with friends does a mom's heart good! I am beyond thrilled for him, as always.
The next day a friend showed up for a business meeting (**I am helping with a new product that will change the world for Dogs! REALLY!! I'm beyond excited-but I've signed a legal disclosure - I am NOT allowed to speak of it until hits the market!!) and she brought me a mug' with a logo I designed on it a few years back! Gift 2 from Rachael & the universe... even though I was determined NOT to tell anyone.
Next, I visited Kat- who's gallery has sold!! A friend of 30 years.. is moving to Montreal to be with her love. She will still do my framing she has assured me! I spied a 'Silver Bird while there, Kat insisted on it being a gift & is framing my favourite bears- for me! I told her 'after' it was my birthday week' lol & YOU can all thank Kat - as she gives me my matts to paint on & a gift of matts was waiting too!
I came home to hear a message on my machine from a friend:
"Georgia, watch your mail box- I've sent you a small gift"... there is NO way in hell he knew it's my birthday week.
I received a postcard in the mail form a woman 1/2 across the globe thanking me for my inspiration! & the Sugru- I ordered came in the mail!! Yeee- lol I already Sugru'd Storms apt while away! hahahaha It was a week full of tiny gifts that made me feel huge.
or 'Yuge'... lol (poor Don- he is a cartoonist dream)
Thank you for your little gifts that have my heart & mind looking past all those I wouldn't be hearing from & reminding me to listen to all who do want to wish me a Happy birthday, Happy Day and Happy Life.
Time to paint... That little fox was a fun afterthought' .. something was just missing. I recorded him being born' with time-lapse- you can watch it on my IG account: https://www.instagram.com/p/BRj_ZiJAaPG/?taken-by=georgia.toonswww.instagram.com/p/BRj_ZiJAaPG/?taken-by=georgia.toons
I almost forgot! I was treated to a gift from my lovely girlfriend in Norway!!
Today- after I entered this blog- I went to the mail to find a tiny purple octopus too!!
More on him soon!
The Universe keeps giving! Good - I Am READY to Receive!
The GLOBAL GAG RULE... people are actually dying because of this, the POOR, struggling, women, sick, & FACT: MORE UNWANTED CHILDREN WILL BE BORN TO STARVE.
Donald Trump & his groupies are a bunch of compassionate less, women degrading, racist. (sorry Chuck) Every time I read about this man - I shake my head and feel sorry for my American friends... women especially.
-With this GlobalGAGRULE he has tied the hands of women all around the world from being in control of their own bodies, no longer able to access information and help.
-With this GlobalGAGRULE TRUMP gags women all around the world from asking of help- GAGS Dr.s and aid from speaking about abortion- forcing women once again to choose unsafe alternatives.
Do you understand what the Global Gag Rule is?
Please Educate yourself on - Google: Global GAG RULE.
If you think it does not effect us ALL, you are mistaken. IT HURTS ALL WOMEN.
We all live on the planet together.
EVEN IF you are against abortion (not your body - none of your business)
- tThe Global GAG RULE has an impact of much more - PLEASE READ to understand and then SPEAK UP!!! ANYWAY you can think of to educate about this GLOBAL problem which will have epic consequences.
GLOBAL GAG RULE:
-With this Global GAG RULE - he is forcing women to have babies they do not want!!
- With this Global Gag Rule- we will take world hunger to epic proportions of suffering.
Does this cartoon offend you? or Does the GlobalGAGRule offend you?
What a Day!!
I stayed up till 3a.m. painting then remembered I had a meeting this morning to discuss a new product I'm working on with someone.. I heard a strange noise on my radio - an amber alert for a little girl, from what I gather someone stole a car and the child was in the back seat- a 4 year old little girl- how terrifying, my heart sank. The WONDERFUL news was she was discovered unharmed!!! Really, the best news of the day.
Next, I had a meeting- I've signed a confidentiality disclosure, this product will change the world for the better for pets. Tis true!!! Enough said - and I had some CRAZY CREATIVE FUN!! YEEE!!! My enthusiasm also evident in my work. I predict you will see it on a shelf in every quality pet store sooner than we realize! :)
After my meeting I read my mail to find out Mark & Jodie Emery have been arrested at the airport on the way to Spannabis - several charges. I don’t have FB! (I actually logged on for a second but thought - do I need this and got OFF) I know only what I read on the CBC & comments:http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/marc-and-jodie-emery-court-1.4019001
I blogged about this months back, who did not see this coming? Clearly Mark & Jodie on the way to Spain. *stuck here in Canada in a blizzard with the rest of us. Mark ore or less openly said ‘Look at me! - I’m selling cannabis- even though I KNOW it’s not ‘legal’ yet. Come get me’… and they did.
For this he has even received ‘criticism from some in the community who have & and are trying to play by the rules. I don’t know how else to put it. I hope it’s not true, Mark could be deported back to the U.S., I din’t think they could do it the first time. As for Jodie, I pray she does not have to go to jail! I don’t think she would do well in jail. I really cannot see her going to jail. Either of them with legalization around the corner. Literally. What were they thinking, do they need this kind of stress - that being said..
Do I need the stress?
I cannot remember the last time Norm and I got ‘along.
All we do and have done for years is argue. The toll it is physically taking on my body now is enough, every argument’ I see patches of psoriasis appear, little red dots at first they easily get out of control. Every argument also triggers my ‘twitch’ and raises it on a scale of 1 to 10 to a 17… yet, they continue to happen.
I am searching currently online but can’t find anything.. so far ‘Moncton looks affordable’, lol - (not kidding), which is fine as I have no ties here, love the water and would LOVE to live near a beach or at least get to one every now and then. I LOVE SEA glass and cactus (yes, I realize I’m stretching on the cactus - I just do). For me and my girls and son should he choose to visit, he too has been thinking of leaving the nest. :) As soon as I find a new home to call my own, I start a new chapter. Amen.
That being said my mind is thinking WTF? Between the USA last week and now this, Mark & Jodie must appear in court ‘April-21’ (missed it by a day… 4/20).-. Perhaps a judge will ‘toss it’… or not. Trying to come up with a cartoon. Had they waited they would have still cornered the market. They will get attention, The added stress won't be good. I’m sure they discussed the possibilities of being arrested, they will have top lawyers no doubts.
I know the community will rally for them on 4/21.
My son is at Spannabis, he was invited to go with friends, last minute. He tells me ‘it’s hot and he’s happy to be enjoying ‘Sangria & Tapas! I am thrilled for him. I told him - HAVE FUN, he’ll be back and in this weather before he knows it.
Candice is there as well! Best TIPS ;) :http://www.quintessentialtips.com
Had I known, I would have been there! NEXT year for Sho!
Rob said he’d show too, perhaps I’ll finally get to see that cannabus.
Time to paint!
I love night painting. hee hee - I love all painting.
I might have to checkout FB for toon inspiration.. we'll see.
An editorial. I've not been doing many... why- because they make me angry.
Celebrate woman's day? I couldn't.
WTF do we (women) have to celebrate when bullshit like this is permitted to happen!?? OVER AND OVER AGAIN.
We should've celebrated it by throwing Al Rawi in jail. He was literally caught with his pants down by police. A young woman passed out drunk in the back seat, he also had her underwear, she was raped. A Halifax a judge ruled he's not guilty... so I guess I shouldn't draw this- F*CK THAT!! Today, I read he's been investigated before under a different name & if I had to GUESS -I'd bet it's not the only victims. Drunk, ashamed - not wanting to report this low life scum. Raped-for getting drunk?
That appears to be the only 'Crime'. For having a few too many.
This could be your sister, mom, wife, daughter, grand daughter, all she wanted was a SAFE RIDE home. Which they PAID for, BIG TIME!!
Partying, bars, drinking- ALL NORMAL stuff MILLIONS do- thank GOD I did not get this parasite or someone like him to safely take me home in one of the many taxi rides I took.
AL RAWI or Bassam Adbullatif:The search warrant application in the May 2015 case notes that a crime analyst mentioned a file from 2012 related to a cab driver called Bassam Abdullatif. Abdullatif and Al-Rawi are the same person, according to the application.
In the 2012 case, the woman reported being intoxicated and driven to an apartment where she was sexually assaulted.
"I was approached by his cab when I was walking alone on a street in Halifax," the 32-year-old woman told CBC News in an interview. She is not being identified given the nature of her allegations.
"He offered to take me where I needed to go. I eventually got in his cab. He didn't start the meter."
Hailing a cab - drunk' is NOT an invite for SEX from a TAXI driver.
One bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch- I say it- in this case too bad, I want every young woman- any woman to try to end this now. SUSPECT every taxi driver- if that is what it takes to be safe.
Do you really think this problem only happens in Halifax? I highly doubt it.
What can we as women do? Tell me, I'll share!
How about as friends- take a photo of the taxi driver when your drunk friend gets in the cab and tell them, 'you know how long it takes for them' to get home and will be checking with their roommate - EVEN if this is not true- you have planted the seed.
Ladies- take a photo of him yourself before you get into the cab and SEND it to a friend.
Set this up before hand so perhaps get a system can get in place.
'No judgement 'call a cab' agreement. ;)
CAB/Taxi companies- investigate! WE are not paying you to be raped.
He took advantage of the condition the women were in. "Clearly".
I wonder if the judge was drunk- to the point he clearly where he pee'd his pants and was passed out - if someone say- robbed him - "Clearly, Drunks can consent..." right?
The judge stated & has opened pandoras box, if you ask me.
The case has been appealed. Go figure.
A petition to have the judge removed has been started. Go figure.
I put love into his drawing, as I do with all... for the women.
More love than you can imagine.
Follow me into the garden of love...
Chances are you have seen the photos of Murad Osmann on Instagram.
He is 1/2 of the famous couple, a photographer who is being led around the world by his girlfriend - now wife. The shots stunning - every corner of the world in all it's glory.
Her wardrobe is equally as impressive.
You can't help but be drawn into each possibility of adventure with them.
Last night my bears took over and asked me to follow them.
I'm glad I did... I needed an adventure , if only with my paint for a few hours.
A mental escape down the garden path.
Where would you go?
Who would you lead?
What would you do?
Follow me. Perhaps... I'll follow you.
Is it just me?
Or does anyone else think this is what Cannabis is like the the USA today?
Ripped apart by state lines and blurred rules have Americans confused and pissed off - it appears. I get it.
I was reading some comments on instagram feeds, it’s a way to become educated like any… on human emotions, a way to see both sides.
Cannabis Events are being held all over the US, depending on state to state - looms threats of being busted by the FEDs. Dea.. frig- I can't keep up.. I learned one 'gentleman' was concerned as he was coming from another state- and “even tho he is a 'card holder” if he was carrying medicine/cannabis & “busted he'd lose his fucking job..” not worth the drive. From one state to another - How confusing.
Threats of busting cannabis events are being made, fear mongering at it’s finest. Is this what you voted for America?
Medical & Recreational- No one should do jail time over a plant.
How can Americans 'feel free'. Irony, it has me thinking ‘they are being treated like immigrants in their own country… Don’t cross that border/state line. No?
It is heart breaking to witness, just another way to get people fighting amongst each other.
I guess they do have to be concerned at the same time, just like Treating Yourself was the first medical cannabis EXPO in the City of Toronto- (with all sorts of cannabis including edibles etc) did anyone die - no, any violence- in the middle of a major city - No. These events have to be held. Have to be seen as NORMAL or Cannabis will always be always treated as ILLEGAL.
Alcoholic events are held CONSTANTLY - think about that for one moment. Drunk driving, fighting.. and more, facts.
All legal events. Cheers.
Instead of “supporting each other” & directing anger where it belongs - blame is placed on the event holders, just like our last few events in Toronto were told they could not have any cannabis. Double standards have to end, especially when Alcohol is proven to be more harmful than recreational cannabis consumption.
I was upset attending the last event - of course - you go, expect the same experience you had previously - and it’s different.
It’s not the venders fault or the event holder. We should support them, and thank them for continually educating the masses for us. Good & bad.
Thank Trump for the current cannabis positions…
Thank yourself, if you voted for him.
Ripped apart in their own country.
Show support for each other.
Isn’t that what cannabis is all about? One Love.
I do feel safe to drive across Canada with my medicine. I know several who have, no worries. I'm planning a summer vacation in Canada... I've been researching and I have to say the last thing that I think about is my medicine, Im more worried about my paint supplies.
SERIOUS drug problem going on all parents should know about READ THIS PLEASE!!!
Hello Sunshine! Rise up!
I have seen the sun... spring is only weeks away. I needed my bear to see some sunshine.
Up early to meet the sun. To be embraced.
"I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination."
Im an early bird and LOVE IT!!!
It is my preferred time of day- lol - as I type this I think - but you love to paint at 2:00 a.m. - that is your favourite time! Any time I get to do what I love is a preferred time. Right?
Mornings are filled with wonder - in most cases as I am NOW wondering WTF up in the USA, again. 'Cannabis in the USA today 2017. A simple one panel illustration - it can't just be me that is thinking this way.
I've been reading about the HighTimes cup happening this weekend - there are threats of it being busted by the DEA as Trumps Top dog cracks down on cannabis. WTF? I do NOT pretend to understand ... more on this tomorrow - I have to get back to the drawing!
*** PLEASE read & SIGN. ***************************************************
Bassam Al-Rawi, 40 year old man< CRIMINAL - he was found sexually assaulting a drunk, passed out 20 year old woman in the back of his taxi.
READ about it here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/halifax-cab-driver-sex-assault-acquittal-judge-decision-transcript-1.4008375
This could be your daughter, granddaughter, sister, wife - WE all over indulge at times, a mistake of too many drinks should not lead to RAPE by an establishment trusted to 'get us home safely'.
The judge said bluntly: “A drunk can consent.”
PLEASE take a moment to sign this petition:
THAT ALL MEN MAY KNOW HIS WORK.
We went to visit the ROM.. Storm told me Monday, “we're going to the ROM tomorrow." Instantly my mind started to come up with a reason - tomorrow might not be good...
I am thrilled we did.
& at times- as you will see from the photos- I wisecracked- Did you rent the place out privately for me?’ It was perfect!
'Once' we were surrounded with kids - and the other times- we hardly noticed them and many occasions we had entire exhibits alone- it was a flawless day filled with laughter, interest & more
Thanks to my son for the ROM FUN - I have been wanting to go for a long time. I can’t believe we walked it all and took our time; I loved every step, gem, statue, pot, picture, animal, staircase, wall, corner… mostly I loved the day out with my son.
A few images below.
At the ROM ‘Royal Ontario Museum - surrounded by ALL of that knowledge, what did I learn above all else?
If you get the chance… Go.