I live with two men and over the years I have witnessed some serious ball scratching going gone. I try to turn a blind eye as - it is what guys do. When in the comfort of their own home - they do it more frequently - so I am to understand. I actually try not to give it too much thought but the other day - something was said along these lines and we all started to laugh, Norm and I giggled about it all night. Storm not so much. lol
The drawing a bit of a challenge & I was worried until; Linda was over visiting and we made our way up to my office as we usually do, she spied the unfinished toon on my desk, leaned over to read it and burst out laughing . ;) Oh, good! I guess I got the point across;)
I decided to cold and here it is I pray it provided a few of you with a Friday smile!
I know not all will find it funny.
Oh well. It made us all laugh. Move on to NOW.
Not everyone 'gets it'... move on, focus on NOW.
Do what you love because you love to do it! I tell you - IF I let every bit of negativity that tried to sneak into my soul - effect me. I would hardly draw.
My Dandy Lion (the lion and lamb drawing, below) I had someone (I like - don't really know that well) E me, they 'did not approve' more or less...
"Children seeing it might get confused and think it o.k. to pat a lion... "
My first reaction was confusion & then.... - lol - defence:
Give me a break! ? Really? WTF - Then every lion driving a car - watch out kids!
How about those elephants driving firetrucks! Hippo's dancing the ballet- watch out toes.
2nd: a bit later. anger.. Was that comment really necessary? WTF? What was that all about?
3rd: hurt... that was cruel.. why would they say that.. I love this drawing..
much later... when I remembered to ask for assistance so i could get past it myself.. Done. To each his own.
The last thing I should care to do is explain about lions and children books and inspiring young imaginations!
NOR do I care to defend or try to explain a drawing I did to this person. LOL
It was drawn from love and still holds love for me when I look at it.
Filled with love as I drew it - sent out with LOVE.
If the first thing another sees is 'a child being attacked from a lion'- by looking at this drawing - who does the problem lie with?
So - a nice lesson again, I guess 'I' took it personally in the first place as it came from someone 'I' put judgement on- really. My mistake.
Put your creations out there - with love.
With Love we can not fail.
Nay sayers or not. They are here to keep us focused and strong and help me to get along.
I sent up prayers and smiles finally - that she might one day look at such a simple drawing and see it for what it was, a cute lion and lamb laying in the grass playing - a hope for peace.
A cartoonists drawing.
Have we not more important things to focus on, or make others aware of? I do!!
Yeah! I am back to sharing toons!
Thank You Norman! & Thank you Normans' employer Findlay Restoration.
Norm loves his job, thank God. He believes the owner is a good man.
How awesome! He can't wait to go in the morning! lol - I get up with him now!
He was asked to work all weekend and he did, mostly for me... and partly for his own sanity!
LOL He lives with me! Some only get a glimpse of what I can BE. <3
That is why I try to keep it only from love! I can post cartoons again!
Share smiles and love!
OH! The teach only LOVE cards are ready!!
I can't wait to start mailing some out!
xox <>< Have Faith!