You will know it when you feel like this, ^ above Squirrel^ doing it! lol
Well, it is how I feel about drawing.
Fall is in the air, the leaves after these past few days almost all gone - I am amazed at the ones that cling so tightly, when these big majestic beasts are all but naked - except for bark!
Fall means a few things to me: throws, shawls, hot anything (perfect timing Justin Trudeau - For a PM!? Come on...), the start of P.J. days 'taken up a notch! Poppy agrees.
& I love scarecrows!
I was at first thinking OZ themed again - but I like to draw from watching a movie - NOT from looking at others work or even images, and my movie is out at the moment.
Just like I prefer to use my own images. We know what we want.
Blade 11 was calling!
Spinning on the little turntable waiting of for paint and it took me a while. It mightn't look like it, this meditative painting took a long time. Using a #1 brush, tiny strokes over and over in different layers made for me- straw feeling for a hat and burlap for the face.
I enjoyed every brush stroke.
Saw 11 is all about the Fall Harvest - thrilled about this time of year!
From Pumpkins to cannabis - all plants - Why not? - How it should be!
Now that Justin is here - wouldn't it be nice if he changed his mind?
And Didn't legalize Cannabis?
Decriminalize it and make it what it is... a plant.
No victim, No crime.
Money will still be made. Just not as much.
When I was away in Halliburton - I was walking the dogs and I heard a soft bell almost.. I looked around and there 'UP' nailed to a tree was ... A round saw blade! Calling me this time literally! lol I went back later with a broom so I could get it off the hook.
Now it sits on my paint table, I wonder what will be next! Saw 12
I hope you like SAW 11 The Harvest. Hemp harvest.
I wil have it for sale on my art for purchase page.
IF you do not see the image on the Art For Purchase page - it means it has been sold or donated to a worthy cause. ;) Thank you for your interest.
New cartoon tomorrow!
Inspired by Kallie Hyde for Cashy & Todd Stimson.
Two reasons, I wish I was not so educated on cannabis.
One is dead and one is in prison. My heart still breaks for both.
Please do not contribute to this ignorance any longer.
No one (especially not children) should be denied a natural medicine that can help them and no one should go to jail for growing plants.
Canada is now in position to help end the insanity with the legalization of Cannabis,
I'm home from my mini Halliburton retreat!
I have a very good friend (I've spoke of him before) Jim*, I called him before ThanksGiving & shared 'I felt I really needed time to myself' before upcoming tests and stuff! - lol
Done. Jim gave me directions to the cottage and my mom & friend Geoff drove me up!
Up to FALL in all it's Canadian glory! Gods paintbrush is busy!
WOW! Perfect timing - only a week in and the leaves started to fall, one day when I looked out the window the leaves were falling and I was listening to classical music - I thanked God for my private concert - as the leaves danced to the music - swirling and twirling!
It is a newcottage - I was the first to occupy as a guest.
It will be for rent BTW and I highly recommend, the view the peace- the deer - a little slice of heaven on earth, IMO.
I do not own a cell phone and was only able to check with my iPad when I visited my friends home (close by) but that was o.k. what a nice break! No e mail - over 400 when I came home- lol , no FB, no phone at all - only a radio and my iPod which died after the first day.
I was forced to listen to canoe FM 100.9 and LOVED it - lol talk about Canadian. The music made me smile - one Canadian song in particular - was Rocks & Trees.. It's TRUE! and makes me laugh. We've go Rocks and trees!
It is all volunteer radio at it's finest. Like hanging out with friends.
What did I do? I got up at 5 every morning to make a fire to get the cabin hot!
I used my friend 'kindling' - later to be asked 'have you seen any of my shims??' lol
Guys will get. Norm did.
Poppy did NOT get out of bed until it was warn and toasty in the cabin.
I ate what I wanted, when I wanted.. - I did this with everything - wow, it was refreshing.
I love my guys but I have come to the realization - I can't do it anymore.
I had enough of a time keeping up just after myself. Changes will be made.
I'm home and I have drawings to finish! I painted - Check out my table I had fun painting, Jim knows me - he said - "paint it if you want!" LOL
IF I want. So, I took my time and sat looking out the window and painted a forrest table. Have peek...
Today a drawing to be finished - inspired by Kalli Hyde and one inspired by Todd Stimson.
Of corse it is the anniversary of my surgery soon- more important it is the anniversary of the death of Cashy Hyde- who died the day after.
I had a wonderful time - with God, my friends, deer, dogs, leaves & Sasquatch - hee hee hee
Tomorrow a new toon! Thank you for staying tooned!
Go have a listen to Canoe ;)
Get a Canadian feel- really. it brought me right back to being a kid sometimes.
Below a few photos of our adventure.
Have creative day!
* Jim has given me my paper for cartooning - every one.
Fit to the size I need, a box at a time.. so send Jim some good vibes and thanks for all the cartoons!
I'm off... I asked a friend for a favour.
I'm going to a cottage North of here a couple of hours. Me & Poppy!
I've never been, never seen but my friend assures me, I won't be running to an outhouse and I should be able to keep it warm with wood. ;) lol Bring it on! Apparently, I can see a lake also - paint box is packed! Fall up North in Canada!
I am excited... so excited, all I can think of pickings paint! lol
Initially, it is not painting that brought me to this vacation but stress.
Stress of up coming tests that I have agreed to have.
Talks of what I am dealing with and how to try to deal with it.
Opinions already of what might be good for me and what I can do to MY body - should in my opinion be kept to yourself. I guess everyone will say what they feel they have to, as long as people accept MY decision and back off - all should be o.k.. Sounds Simple anyhow!
& of course stuff, it is that time of year and I can't even think of it. I unfortunately do not feel like adding to the Halloween display, I need to get away.
So - I asked and thank God, I received.
I feel the best thing for me at his point would be pure peace & painting!
I do not have WiFi and no internet connection. I will have my iPad and take photos & draw so many cartoons that have been painfully waiting! I also have bear spray.
We're packed! Boxes and baskets and a suitcase and painting stuff! & all the items like food, toiletries and those things a home has.
We are going for at least one week but can stay as long as I want. I was thinking I might stay until the first week of November. Of course my son is not thrilled about me leaving, neither is Norm, and I feel bad for leaving the girls but mom needs a break. I am sure all will be fine upon my return!
I started to read yesterdays blog and realized all the mistakes - I need to take a break in every direction. Painting is what I want to do, surrounded by leaves and nature.
Time to spend some serious time with God and myself.
If I have access to a computer I might update but I doubt it! I will use my Instagram account if able again to access WiFi - Im having fun playing with the camera.
I would appreciate prayers of wisdom & good vibes to help me clarify a little this path!
Wai until you see some of the drawing - some of the most 'impact' ideas I've had in a while.
& drawing about other social issues. As soon a I get there and get settled I will draw a Laughing Buddha for being thankful for every day.
Sorry - No blogs for bit!
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Below a photo from Thanks Giving! It was so much fun!
I'll post more when I'm back!
I am thankful for a great Thanks Giving Day!
Yesterday was thanksgiving.. today we returned the kitchen to the table for 3 and it seemed HUGE, only the meal before the room was full and the meal was terrific! I know I just ate it again. We did it, this post luck thing went better than well & AS use mom.. there was MORE than enough food. Amen.
BUT... that was almost not the case. I was to decorate and Norm to put he Turkey in the oven @ 9:30a.m.! The table was set, last details added around, candles lit, wine chilled..
I got ready - I could smell the turkey a couple o hours in and I was already hungry!
My mom arrived early to help out - she did all the veggies and fixing!
For as long as I can remember Storm bugs Nanny to open the oven to see the Turkey & she says "No" we can't... for what ever reason she did look this time when he asked, thank Goodness - The Turkey was in upside down. lol And at the wrong temperature! Oh no - company not yet arrived and I had visions of theTurkey from the Movie 'Christmas vacation'
Mom flipped the bird - Literally- turned the oven down and kept basting... lol - It tasted terrific, it was cooked to perfection!
We sure giggled over it today I can tell you.
The Ham my aunt made was OMGosh Good, I regret telling them 'I only wanted a small portion of the left over'- Storm does too! Elly made a salads- a broccoli combination - with bacon and cheese - I choose it over ham this evening. I'll share the recipe If I can get it. Sierra made a Pumpkin Pie.. that was, I imagine - the best pumpkin pie I ever imagined. ;)
The meal was wonderful but the day itself was beautiful and it felt blessed, to me anyhow.
Laughs, food and a ThanksGiving that was just a wonderful day to be with those we love.
I think it was the first 'celebration' we have had in a while. There is much to celebrate.
I am tired - still. Today was another gorgeous day - I could not bring myself to do - anything. I napped and felt almost too tired to even think.
I am too tired to blog.. lol
Tomorrow is a new day.
Yep - it is officially here!!! The leaves are turning yellow and red and a few have fallen to the front lawn! Tis time! Time to pull out the warm blankets, socks (I'm not a fan of them), slippers and toque - Eh! For those brisk morning bluejay peanut runs to the feeders! Brrrr!
Apples, cinnamon, cider with rum (sometimes) and a pat of butter & brown sugar - yes!
Cabbabe boil, cabbage rolls and chicken casarols! Bring On Fall!
I apologize for my in between posts but Today is ThankGiving in this house and I can't wait!
My house ei clean! The turkey is in the oven - the other in the garage! Company will soon be arriving and I hope they sty late! It's going to be great, I can feel it in my head & heart!
Have a wonderful day... give thanks for those you choose to surround yourself with & for those that we can not - for what ever reason.
Everyone we meet makes us stronger, wiser and hopefully more caring towards everyone.
I am truly thankful for the beasts that gave their lives for the family feast today.
Above all else I am thankful to God for all that has been provided on this Fabulous Fall Feasting Day day!
Just thinking of everyone here has a smile on my face! THANK YOU!
While exploring Instagram, thinking about ThanksGiving & finetooning a fall cartoon
I took a tea break & received an e mail from the Georgina Public Library stating
hey would be thrilled to have "The Mayor" visit them for the month of October!
To encourage little readers with a flair for the creepy side (Kids love 'CREEPY') to have fun and get a smile or startle when 'The Mayor Of Halloween Town' turns and speaks to them!
I volunteered a coloring sheet! It was a great excuse to sit in front of my favourite Halloween flick - Tim Burtons - Nightmare Before Christmas and have a bit of coloring page idea doodling!
If you get the chance stop in - get a good book & visit the Mayor!
Poppy & I plan on visiting early next week for some fall reading material!
We will take a selfie with The Mayor while he is away from home!
Any good reading suggestions?
The next few days are busier than usual... It's nearly time for a fall feast, it promises to be a beautiful day full of sunshine & too many dishes to mention!
If I am able to post, I will.
Much on the drawing board as well on my mind.
It's called Communication and it won't fry your brain like drugs do.
Isn't that what they say - Don't do drugs - it will fry your brains?
Drugs I know of that did fry brains, legally administered were once created in a pharmaceutical lab.
So when I see that these drugs are being approved for women 'to enhance the mood' -
do NOT tell me you won't have partners making the suggestions.
NOT the person actually putting the drug into their body.
I have had many friends confide & including myself over the decades, that have NOT been 'in the mood' and it had little to do with sex at all & but more to to with the person involved. Miracles happened over night when affairs were introduced - or marriages/relationships ended and new partners were involved.
A Sexual desire "Like when we were teenagers" returns.
We have all witnessed this, some might be living it now.
Now more and more people are struggling to make ends meet, moms work and then come home - and still work more (hopefully with some quality time for the family and mom when all is said and done. The majority does not go home at 5 and put their feet up and relax.- till a luxurious bubble bath, foot massage and bed.
Being 'NOT in the mood' -IS, I agree,becoming a problem!
Who is in the mood when exhausted?
Please don't think I am saying all men sit at home on the sofa and do nothing, because of this cartoon but reality is most women still work harder, for less.
ALL around the world.
Sex is not the top of womens priorities. reading, education, skills -they are, just like everyone else. Raising stronger daughters is.
WHAT this cartoon is about is putting a drug into your body that can alter your mind.
And we tell our kids not to do drugs - lol Oh my Gosh! Will the side effects outweigh the orgasms? Probably! lol If we are being 100 % honest they WILL!
*it's no laughing matter
Am I lying? Enlighten me.
More women are dying of heart attacks than ever before in the country and the great USA
ANYONE who tells you the FDA is never going to approve a drug that won't kill again is insane. That is an impossible statement to make. How can they?
Can you tell me the average time a new drug is tested before it hits the market?
Can you tell me if they have altered drugs designed for the average man dn the average woman separately and then taken our age differences for account? For example?
These are ALL very important factors when taking any medication that can possibly kill you.
Ones NOT yet defined clearly... all I am asking is that you ASK.
If not your Doctor, ask yourself! What/who is really the problem - ASK yourself
would I get excited with someone else? If so use your imagination before you take pills.
DO we need to work on other areas of our relationship, more important than sex?
I hear all the men gasping - No! ... lol
YES... and what can I do about it before I permanently alter my mind.
Talk. For women that are struggling and very happily married to their partner - once you have explored all other avenues TOGETHER - then decide.
Never forget it is one body, one mind being effected.
Said with Love.
Well, if this is not syndication - I don't know what is.
I have following bigger than I imagined - than & I'm a little... shocked. lol
THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.
I know you are sharing my cartoons and people are being educated on cannabis as a medicine for Children. I Pray I'm making most of you smile, laugh, giggle, think &
I know ( because of this world we live in) I might even make some feel anger. I am sorry.
I hope it is a good anger that makes you look into things yourself & gets people motivated to make a positive change.
I feel anger - you know it, you read it, what I don't feel is enough hate towards anyone to ever want them dead, even 'SH'! Part of the plan is to try to get along despite our differences of opinion - and if not able to get along then just avoid each other.
Turn your attention to Good, God. Get busy! We all have a gift!
Focus on it, instead of each other & the rest falls into place.
I have not had to sell out.
NOT had to add - 'ADS' to get thousands of you to visit every week - GOOD!
I have not had to beg or have fundraisers - I'd rather raise funds for those that need it.
We have not lost our home, we came so close.
Norm is working for one of the best employers he has ever experienced.
Storm seems content & in control of his life - as much as we can be. <3
I didn't have to even flash my boobs or draw myself naked - LOL!
Our lives have turned around. Thank you
It IS ALL your loving VIBES & Good Wishes and Prayers that you do send.
What a journey this is and what way it's going to go - I KNOW.
I don't know.. my new favorite saying.
I know God is clearly looking after me/us - these past few years since the surgery have been full of miracles. You siting here reading this - is one of them ;)
*I also leaned I have a steady following of people from ALL around the world! How cool is that! Hello! Kamusta! Hola! こんにちは !! & Hallo! Thank you for sharing our work.
No more talk of numbers- that is all they are... I'd prefer to think of you reading as my pen-pals! LOL! I love snail mail!
On the desk:
A cartoon about women sexual enhancing drugs.
A cartoon about ACIM.
A cartoon about Potbelly pigs - provided Harper does not do soemthingmore exciting.
Coloring book pages, - Cannabis Digest Halloween Cover is out!
Instagram - I'm going to post my first 'cartoon inking vid.!
Thanks Giving & more! My oh My, fall is flying by!
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