Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength,
while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
~ Lao Tzu
Love is... I have no flicking clue. I don't.
I feel like I'm not so sure what 'Love is' at all. I wonder at this stage in my life 'IF' I will ever know "love like that" again... & I wonder if is the twitch or is it me. Some days it becomes exhausting and I have to stop. Stop even thinking of love.
I'm not alone.
I 'think' I express my love many times only to have it not returned & even rejected - lol. Welcome to the world. We are all loved and rejected by someone at some point in our lives. My only advice there, is let go.. what is the point. Hanging onto someone who does not like/love you in not good for your care.- you are limiting yourself to the universe to find a love that desires & deserves.
To have someone 'special" is love - but there is so much more to love. Here is an interesting read on love. I enjoyed:
That 90-second conversation you had with the stranger this morning while walking your dog? If there was eye contact, a sense of connection, and mutual respect — that’s love. Whenever we exchange smiles or friendly gestures with strangers, or take a little extra time to have warm exchanges with people we see every day, those “micro-moments of positivity” change us at the biological level
Love is every where: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/love-is-everywhere.html
These bears come from 'no where'. They did not start out as love- I was feeling very doleful when I decided to "paint something!" No sketch and quite often NO idea on what I am going to draw. Slowly, I become immersed in it, I want to get the positioning just right, I imagine her smiling down into his face- I have to pretend in my mind to get a successful drawing. Soon I find myself smiling down at the painting. Do what you love.
I had to laugh out loud when painting this.. Storm walks in my office and asked me - "Are those bears doing it?" in the tone of- "are you painting porn?" LOL! I said - "They are hugging! & what if they are, two adult bears?" After he left my office I had a new appreciation from my bears and a giggle- clearly, I have been able to achieve expressing an emotion - I still do feel inside. Love.
If you are alone this Valentines day.. use your imagination. Daydream.
You will feel the love start to grow.. make it happen. Make love about that smile you share with a stranger.. forget 'who you are to love" and continue to do what you love.
& IF all else fails- THROW yourself into your work- mine happens to be drawing about love this month. Hahahaha
'I love you' in the sense I care for all humans.. but I do love a few human in particular!
I plan on showing them with a tiny little valentine! hee hee
Just like I have shown all of you my love- by sharing here today!
A FREE printable download!
Cut, Color & Convey your love! Tell someone or leave it anonymously... let someone anyone know they are loved or at the very least - appreciated!
Simply, Print the cards. *I HIGHLY reccomend gluing the sheet of paper onto a card stock or thin piece of cardboard- the type from a cereal box works best! Recycle! Glue, leave overnight to dry- then COLOR! I love this part. Cut down the middle and in-between each card, write a tiny note on the back and deliver!
Either by hand or mail if you glued it to a cardboard stock- no problems!
You see I made a sample below- mailing it out-- who will get it?
You never know - one who gets my heart beating faster, last time I checked Christopher Waltz was still married. Brad is now single though BUT I am quite fond of this rockstar...
While I ponder away... You too, can now play!
Print and get creative * see my samples below!
Share a little Cannabis friendly valentine with your loved one(s).
Make at least one person smile today .
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Be one of the first to color and send me an image and I'll send you out a postcard!
Want to discover what went into making this?
How to be a cartoonist? Slide show:
A 'Dream Team'.. for me anyhow! Two icons brought together over cannabis - finally!
Dab... or Dab not. There is no try.
I giggled painting this. Yoda - in the moment, E.T., slightly anxious. Hee Hee Hee!
I can't describe you how this original 'POPS off' the paper & the night sky turned out better than I imagined. Hang in my office, it will.
Did you grow up with Yoda & E.T? For research- I watched E.T again!
Wow. It was terrific, a flashback into time.. just to see Drew Barrymore is worth the watch.
May the force be with us in our never ending quest to educate all life forms regarding Cannabis and its healing properties.
I sent this image to a friend this morning stating it was 'us', he is Yoda...
I see a resemblance in the hair. hee hee hee
The places my mind goes! Medicate and educate. Give Thanks!
This is me HIGH.. painting E.T. & Yoda.
Cannabis is a safe medicine.
Next: Traditional valentines to download & color, cute and convey your love! FREE
I enjoyed making them- it brought back memories and I know will make some new ones!
Dab or Dab not. There is no try. lol
I love Yoda! I also am a fan of cannabis. Try it all, in all ways do.
Edibles, smoked, drinkable, baked, candies, rolled, hash, oil.
Cannabis comes in many forms and I don't see this changing anytime soon.
Actually, my son who explains everything to me, my "Yoda" explained Dabbing’ as he does whenever I ask - or I'm on google for hours. This way I'm at least pointed in the right correct direction. I've had people offer dabs for a while and I tried off and on.
Better knows as cannabis OIL ... concentrate. There are several ways it seems to obtain it, in slightly varying forms. It also goes by the names of shatter, resin, dabs, oil, BHO, Honey Oil, CO2 Oil… etc. I find it astonishing. I have experienced some very clean dabs and the high" was - refreshing.
I like dabs & I like Yoda - *he was not created by Jim Henson, like I thought.. http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Stuart_Freeborn - many make this mistake. Go have a peek- he looks like his creator. Yes, this qualifies as a love post, I have a couple Yodas in in my office. As you can see. I love this little green wise guy.
Do or Do Not. There is No try. ~Yoda.
Dab or Dab Not... There is no try. lol
High, stoned- again there are those words - I try to avoid, simply still because of he negative stigma they hold & not words I associate with Cannabis oil... relaxed, clear headed, creative, energized, refreshed, peaceful & positive.
I’ve had restful sleeps the last few evenings - awake at 5 ready to paint!
A smile on my face - I’m up before everyone including Bird.
Do what you love.
Do or Do not. There is no try.
Let's fall in love.
Let's fall in love!! No, NOT with a person but with what you do!
Love what you do! & the rest will follow.
Make yourself happy and it will shine out of every pore & more. lol
This month along with sharing LOVE & cannabis in every drawing I'm going to share some of the people in my life who I care for, am inspired by, love, like and including those who put love into the world for others. Either for whom they 'are' or what they do, making a difference for millions or one. Who cares... Making a difference is all that matters.
Today, I share another cartoonist friend (with many talents) Ivan Art, he make a difference every day! Ivan & his wife Simone - a creative couple inspiring others around them in Switzerland as well as reaching the masses through their art. Awesome.
Love is grand.
It's float time for Ivan! Ora, io non parlo italiano, mi dispiace sto solo scherzando ora utilizzando Google Translate, obiettivo-ha un ascolto o guardare e si vedrà Ivan 1/2 attraverso il video! Educare Migliaia lungo il sentiero percorso parata & cannabis!
Speaking of Do what you love... I have a NEW EASEL - I did what I loved!
Today I'lll be putting it to good use. Woot Woot!! Time for some acrylic paint.
The foxes are my imagined couples just meeting perhaps for the first time..
in the field of love.
Tomorrow: LOVE in the form of 'flowers'
Just Keep Swimming! Just keep swimming...
It's all we can do Dori!
Just keep swimming. Who better to enjoy some seeweed than Dori - right?
These scans so not do my work justice, the colors are so vibrant... Dori almost swims off the page. She has - she is already on her way to a new home!!
I have a friend, once she saw Dori she had to have her! There are a few Dori fans as I had inquires as to when she was going to be complete. I do not normally sell my art but I had an idea & IT was a fantastic one! I asked if she would be interested in bartering.
I desperately need a new easel- mine wobbles, can’t be adjusted, I’ve had it since high school and it frustrates more than anything- we'll I have a new easel being delivered this week! Eeeeeeeeee!!! I can’t wait.
I’m cleaning my painting room today! Canvas are getting ready.
I could have just asked for payment but this way - I have a gift of an easel from my art & a friend! How cool is that? To create more art with MORE TLC & THC.
Hurry up Mr. Postman!
Just keep swimming… Speaking of scans.. today I’m off for a MRI with contrast.
To see if things have stayed the same or have grown OR have gotten smaller or disappeared! Right?? Positive thinking!! I’m on the best medicine after all. My friend Steve tells me “I have much work to do..” lol,
I’m not happy, I don’t want to go, my neurologist argued with me.. I don’t see the point, if it’s nothing that can be touched anyhow. Or nothing they can DO and I am still living with what I am. I’m going, I promised I would. This time anyhow.
More on this when I get my results, I’m making cards for a very select FEW. Stay tuned.
I’m also going to see my friend Jodie before my scan so that is always interesting. We’ll most likely talk about everything but (lol) it’s going to be busy today.
Right now.. just keep swimming, just keep swimming.. it’s all we can do.
Swimming into the painting room! Oh, I tell you, when it arrives, I’m locking myself in my room for at least a week! Imagine what will emerge.
Give Thanks! It’s all good, I was waiting for a miracle.. funny - I expected one at Christmas, but got the call for this MRI 2 days later- so perhaps this is it!
Positive, Positive, Positive.
I do believe in the power of prayer, so if you’re reading this, and would not mind - send me up a few! Thanks!
Here is a sign of my age..
Who remembers Holly Hobbie?
I DO! I'm pretty sure I had a Holly Hobbie Doll, didn't we all?
I was reminiscing on PIN, easy to do… Raggedy Ann, Cabbage patch babies (I still have my original), The Sunshine family- now we can simply see toys of our past- get that ‘warm and fuzzy feeling all over again in a few seconds.
I was looking at of all things, the ‘Doll from Trilogy of Terror, remember him?? Frig that thing terrified me. lol
I was thinking of making a clay version for my desk in my office… lol - as long as his necklace does not fall off, Bird should be good.
Well there she was - Holly Hobbie and BAM it hit me as plain as day.. she needs to become ‘Holy iHighBe’ hee hee hee.
It is my tribute art to Holly Hobbie -the Artist - of the same name more so than the doll, her one little image became iconic and loved by many little girls & boys. She also is famous her her children books.
My little rendition of Holly - My little Cannabis girl is also loved by millions around the world- the cannabis part anyhow!
She turned out so adorable, I have her framed and in my bedroom. It makes me smile when I look at her & gives me a flash back of all warm & fuzzy - it’s a win, win.
I have decided to offer her as a print. It will be signed and numbered I’m only making 100.
You can order her off Etsy link:
Order your own cute little 'Holy iHighbe' print to frame -
I have mine in a Walmart frame I purchased already with the matt for only $20.
She is quite the little conversation piece, instantly she is recognized but with a twist.
A Cannabis Twist.
Have a Creative day - I know I will!
Check her out in My Etsy Shop!