Yesterday, after typing a 'longish' blog, I hit enter on this keyboard of alien substance (for moi) and taaadaaaa! It disappeared! With it's disappearance anger reared it's ugly head! LOL! That was my clue. perhaps another time. Let it go. Time to hit QUIT.
It's all only stuff. Never worth my peace of mind.
Still this laptop only reaffirms my preference for mac. I have to use the laptop to access weebly... It started with FaceBook I guess, .The signs of a system 'missysteming'.
Then soon after, I was noticing more and more my difficulty PINing - GASP! lol
PIN warned me it was my browser. Finally - that last straw, I can't access weebly through my computer. No weebly, no new toons.... which brings me to the original problem.
My Browser is too old. Safari. I can't upgrade as my system is too old... if I upgrade, I won't be able to use my scanner as I purchased it with the computer (special size for my cartoons) and IF I can't scan my drawings what does it matter? LOL! Twitch, twitch... lol - I'm kidding.
We also can't answer our phone. We are having serious issues with 'The Duct cleaning service.' WTFrick is that? Every several days we can get up to 6 calls a day - not good to be running for the phone all the time and it is VERY mentally disturbing. Not just for a cartoonist/artist - for anyone. Call bell. They tell you to call the police. * BUT FIRST - you must have $$$ call display (we did not), so you can report the actual number.
The police tell you to call bell and report the number and have it blocked.. which I still have to do - in my spare time. What happened to ending harassing phone calls from relentless businesses??? We are on the DO NOT CALL list. Stop answering the phone. Simple.
We have an answering machine , IF it is important, lol- IF God wants me to get the message- I'll get the message. ;) Peace is restored.
It's just stuff, words. Talk about words... I have been thinking about them so much lately.
Really, I was gifted a book on the creation of the dictionary- very interesting, then I was asked to consider working on a children's book, about cleaning out our 'negative words.. ' then I was gifted 2 books from the author, again one specifically has me thinking about words.. lol
I have decided to finally distance myself from those that only prove to time and time again only use their words as weapons. I have forgiven and only now offered up peace for them,.. anyone who says such hateful words and thoughts and displays them with their actions - needs prayer. I no longer wish for or deserve such words. I am also going to try very hard to ONLY post encouraging comments, ideas, drawings and love - as long as I am graced to do so.
So, that's all for now friends... you can always reach me via e mail for now.. just click here.
For now, a week of only words. lol ..
My book ACIM...... I don't even think I should be sharing after this.
David... My other glass guy. His heart burns brighter than his torch.
Mush in LOVE with Paul.... because he is relentlessly working to save the planet!
My NEW Craftsy class- another!... LOL Thank you no more sleepless nights.
My new logo for a lady I love! She will make something of herself - Wait & Sie!!
Poppys first garden adventure! Art picture book for kids ;) & me!! LOL
Life is Good when you remember God blesses us with each new day.
I choose not to waste it on anger but play in its presence - NOW!
Wait till you see the new toons!!!
Teach only love for that is how you were created!!
Suddenly, its all stopping.. lol my computer time, once pleasure has only been one problem after the other lately and I guess it started with Face Book. This past month, I've been experiencing problems PINing (GASP!) lol... but the past few days I have been unable to update my www. I was getting bummed too until Norm said "just update it on my laptop.."
Duh, talk about 'my morning does of DUMB' LOL
technical difficulties big time.
Yesterday, I decided to spend the day with clay! I could not stand it any longer,
Storm bought me clay for Christmas and I was determined to use it. I set up my room the day before. The problem has been my fingers on my hand have been swollen from arthritis, I decided - forget it - who is in charge here ? LOL
I mentioned before, Stephen is on p.i.n and he creates in clay! It was one of my first passions in high school! Then, I also had access to a kiln and a wonderful art teachers Mrs. Obrien & Mrs. Shaker. I've played with 'fimo' but there is something special about Clay, the feel of it on your hands, even as it dries is 'healing', for me anyhow.
I added a bowl of cool water and my hands went in for a dip when ever I had the urge, it felt terrific!
Music, clay... the girls by my side, I was able to slip into 'creative meditation' where I focus on good thoughts - most of them just happen to be about God! And GOOD!
Suddenly Laughing Buddha started to appear and it made me smile - not even being aware.
I did not draw it out before hand specifically because I wanted 'to play', I did not want to set any expectations up for me or the clay.
I medicated, only a few times, only when I would become aware of the physical pain from time to time. I don't always thing Cannabis can heal my pain, but it certainly helps my mental pain.
Just as I was finishing the last detail of the lotus flower, Storm came home and he had mail! A Box from Stephen G. Boehme., Storm had to open it as my hands were covered in clay and the instant I saw my pendant I teared up.
I knew Stephen was making me something, he told me a while back he was making me a zenkitty pendant. But to see it... Hold it...
Here is was in my hand and I felt 'loved' Storm just said "wow, mom." It is so beautiful.
I sat thinking about Stepehen - sending loving vibes out as I created in clay... and they were returned. <3
This is how it works. Life.
LB is getting painted today!!!
Look out the window today and you would think it's a wet, rainy, spring morning!
It has me thinking of seeds and spring! New life! Growth! Food & medicine!
Thoughts of sunshine, bugs and wet dogs!
Today I'll BE content with my houseplants and promises of spring - it will be here before we know it. Half the fun is in the planning with a garden! Planting the seeds in our mind.I want to plant seeds in my own mind daily and they go like this:
I Am. I love to draw- as if you were not aware.
If I had drawn immediately after the JE SUIS CHARLIE shootings my drawing would have shown anger, fear, hatred, pain, tears, blood and more of the same.
A day later and you would have seen sadness...
It would have been very easy for me to draw my anger.
FACT. It is harder to draw a cartoon that inspires than it is to shoot someone dead.
I do not want to contribute to the hate.
Please let me have the strength to resist.
I do not agree with shooting someone over a drawing.
That is all it was. Lines on a paper.
What person in their right mind would kill someone over a cartoon?
Who can tell me that God is o.k. with this behavior? & believe that?
Here is the thing.. I don't like it when I see disrespectful drawings of Jesus. I can't lie...
but I do not take them personally! If anything, as an artist I might try to think that person is struggling with their own issues and this is how artists deal. I am shocked at the events that have taken place.
I do NOT agree with them - BUT - I don't draw certain things because I know - it will hurt some, or be disrespectful to them, and because that's not how I want to be.
A perfect example for a cartoonist mind - or mine anyhow today - I read about a cat that saved an abandoned baby in Russia - I had an idea come to mind - about cats being better mothers in Russia. - I did think it! It was just there - HOW UNFAIR!
Thankfully - my mind corrected itself and thought... how bad we read this story and it is a story because of the cat. How common does this happen is Russia. How common is this happening all over the world :( A little gift of God left in a box to freeze. Instantly my mind wanted to place blame, because I am afraid to think things like this are happening. My first was Anger at a mother who could do such an act... then sadness. How helpless one must feel. I truly will pray for that person because it must have been a very difficult decision for them to make. I am thankful I am not in that persons shoes.
So I get it and I see how and UNDERSTAND, how it is done all the time all around the world.
BUT I won't say it out loud, (I only wrote it here to show you - it happens) I won't draw it and I WILL remind myself - never should the actions of anyone person(s) be placed on an entire race or religion. What some find funny - others are willing to kill over. ;(
So I don't get it, I am not able to understand all that surrounds JE SUIS CHARLIE, what I do understand is life was lost. Hatred was expressed.
I will not live in fear.
I will draw as long as I am able...
I will try to encourage love with my cartoons.
I am Charlie.
Have faith <>< xox
I found out about Mushrooms stones recently, I'll admit I don't know much yet..
Here is a bit of what I found:
I was inspired to draw this after watching a Ted Talk (mentioned before)
Please watch it! Mushrooms can save the planet. Education is the key.
I also think this is pretty amazing! LOL A mushroom 'burial suit'!
Sign me up!!!
MUSHROOMS who knew! We are growing some now in the kitchen.
NOMNOM we got 2 kits at Christmas from Zehrs. Grocery store!
I love it and we have already had 2 meals!
I almost 'felt bad' eating them - at first. lol What a fantastic way to introduce
MUSHROOMS to kids!! Oyster Mushrooms! I eat them several times a week.
WE are all connected and the mushroom proves it!
I hope to learn more about 'Medicinal Mushrooms' so far as I understand - it is much the same situation as Cannabis. Nature made illegal. A crime against humanity.
Draw, speak, paint, sing, clay, glass - create to EDUCATE about the mushroom.
xox Have faith <><
I daydream about other men all the time.
LOL - BUT not what most of you are thinking!
I do - ask Norm!
He loves it! Why? Because he is the benefactor of all my lovin thoughts.
I do! I dream about spending my time with a few of my guy friends! I am attracted to them! NOT ‘them’ I am attracted to what they BE!
For example - Ivan (of Ivan Art) is starting to build his yearly FLOAT in Switzerland! LOL!
YOU Better believe I’m wishing I was there helping, as I sit here with my downscaled paper mache project! LOL Learning from a master!! I would be there in a heartbeat.
Other days I dream about watching the waves as Josh Boulet and I doodle, sitting on the beach and we will draw all we see.
Me & Jerry - in the shop watching Laughing Buddha BURN bright!! Any day or night! LOL! Jessica too...
But today- I’m spending time with Stephen Boehme (If only in my mind).
I have not met or even talked to Stephen, we have exchanged a few FB messages.
I follow Stephen! lol No, not in real life... luckily, we live a fair distance. (giggling)
Not just on FB but on P.I.N.
How wonderful to be inspired by other artists and PIN - it makes it easy.
Stephen is a glass artist - see for yourself! http://www.boehmestudioproductions.com
For all you glass artist lovers who are as passionate he shares his gift! He even has tutorials on his site. http://www.boehmestudioproductions.com/blog/frozen-fairies-tutorial/ Stephen does it all it appears. I especially love his clay!
For whatever reason - I love it, it's like looking at the page of a wonderful story book!
It’s creative, funky and DIFFERENT. It catches my attention and keeps it. Some artist ‘live’ to create and Stephen is one, IMO. His FB posts make me smile - he just seems like an all around good guy. Why wouldn’t I want to spend time with these people!
I do! I get to see what they make every day! And yes, I am blessed - I can e mail them, talk, ask questions and even have some original work. They respond to and encourage many more than just me.
This is who I want to spend my time, 'mental time' with some days, as I said, Norm loves it - It makes me more creative - He gets to see the rewards and it keeps me HAPPY. He just wants to know who these guys are that I mention from 'time to time'. lol ;)
‘Sexual fantasies.. I don’t have any lately it seems..
I don’t need them.
Happy Life - Happy Wife!!
My artistic daydreams are limitless - seeing and knowing such inspiring creative people makes me want them to become realities! Create! Make beautiful objects like these gentlemen are creating.
Create anything that makes you feel good simply by looking at it.
These people make me a better artist and person!
Stephen also appears to be a good dad, his son has his dads talent!
FB can allow us wonderful glances into talented families. I know he must have a great relationship with his wife! He is always in the studio! LOL!
Sometimes you can’t even speak to me, I’m so deep in thought. We can relate.
A supportive partner - only makes an artist flourish. ❤
Anyhow, I just think his creations are very inspiring.
Of course I think about hanging out in the studio with Stephen.. for now - I’m off to my little ‘studio’ and about to start some clay!
A project I would like to think - when Stephen sees it- he might think - he wants to hang out with me - in my studio! lol
They make our hearts and home brighter.
xox Have Faith <><
Soon... My other favorite glass guy.
Just his smile - makes me want to smile...
his love for others - makes me want to ‘BE!’
With friend like these.. I never focus on enemies.
I know I skipped a day.. such is life.
I needed to be ‘clay ready’ & inspired & not tired. ;)
I have only included tiny fraction of his work below
Please view his pages for more! Stephen is also on FaceBook
Want to learn the power of plants?
Research about Fungi. WOW! Mind blowing.
We watched this Ted talk on Mushroom's and how they will save the planet!
Well they do all the time. I can't even begin to explain... start here:
Mushrooms are used around the world for medical reasons.
Like cannabis they have been centuries! I will happily take a portobello burger or cow most days! The more I know the more I like! Button! Oyster! Put them all on my plate!
I am only now starting to find out more and there are way too many to draw! Look at these: http://upopin.com/20-pictures-of-mushrooms-that-are-scary-cool/
Here is what your brain looks like on Magic mushrooms -
http://www.fastcoexist.com/3038145/heres-what-your-brain-looks-like-on-magic-mushrooms How does it look? Connected. Better than normally. lol
I plan on researching more.
Another name for mushrooms. Gods Flesh. Amen
We are all connected - If you don't believe me - Study the MUSHROOM!!
xox Have Faith
Many people tell me, when they try to educate their parents on cannabis - there is no listening. What the Dr. says is gold.
More elderly die now from a combination of chemicals that their system just can't handle... How many old people do you know that take sleeping pills alone? Cannabis would help.
A good friend of mine is often mentioning sleeping issues., but she won't try cannabis.
You can lead a human to knowledge but you can not make them think!
What have you got to lose? Your life... with pills.
It's like when we were young, but now we are frustrated as we watch our parents
"fry their brains, on drugs!"
xox Have Faith <><