Need I say more?
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.
"The greatest happiness of life
is the conviction that we are loved;
loved for ourselves,
loved in spite of ourselves."
— Victor Hugo
I put abundant amounts of love into these bears - I feel it radiating still from my pores today! I left the stars until this morning.. I wanted to wake up and continue the love I felt & carry it over. It has.
It might not appear but this was a couple of days of painting.
6 layers at times.
I have to wait in between layers while the paint dries. Gouache dries different then when applied. It's a tricky technique, instructing me in patience as I persevere.
Painting on black board also is a bit tricky, numerous times I think back to my classical animation training- thinking backwards- black first.. patience with cell painting, training for today.
Love in every stroke.. It occurred to me
'I wonder how many strokes are in these paintings?
lol Too many to count. Perfect.
In the Garden of Love & Medicine - also why they smile.
As you can see 'He is a little grey- so the cannabis helps his old bear bones.
Hee hee hee.
Have a creative day!
Paint yourself some love!!
Who is the highest animal around? You got it!
Sleepless at 3 a.m., these are the ideas I come up with. lol
& thoroughly enjoyed painting. He looks stunning in real life.
I am painting a new BEARs about LOVE - but I did not want to rush it, just like you can't rush love. Another day of painting pleasure ahead... what do you have planned?
Loved one? No loved one? Who cares
It is just another day - onward!
HIGH as F*CK. Get on it. Back to life.. do what you love.
All you need is love.
But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.
~Charles M. Schulz
& some *medicated chocolate. I like mine Dark!
A gentleman from 'TEXAS' sent me a message on instagram:
He would enjoy my work more - if I did not draw cannabis in it."
That's Nice... was my first thought.
I checked out his page, saw his little baby girl- so cute & replied to his message:
Cannabis is responsible for saving my sons life & I had no intentions of stopping,
it's how I educate. He unfollowed me.
Texas was my first clue he might 'unfollow.
What is with people- was I harming this fellow?
Why comment a negative remark on a strangers page, was mine the most upsetting post he saw that day? lol
I am not upset in anyway.
I painted my bears today with LOVE, thinking about it, feeling it, bringing it.
Smiling. I have tomorrows poem & bears in mind & yes, it's perfect, if I do say so myself. Sent to me (a positive message) by another on IG. Balance. lol
Many people will never UNDERSTAND until they are living with or dealing with something themselves before they can really comprehend the situation. It is that simple. I'm sure if he daughter was suffering he would try everything in his power to ease her pain. He seems like an o.k. guy, we've moved on. To each his own. Cause no HARM.
Be F*cking nice.
Please & Thank you.
Am I living to please others
or am I living to please God & Myself?
* if you don't believe in God, ask yourself: Am I living to please other or myself?
Others - forget it- it is impossible to please all.
God.. his love is unconditional.
I LOVE what I do! Every stroke - every leaf.
I can walk alone in the garden of Love.
Cannabis garden that is & I have friends with BIG GARDENS!! :)
Adios my Texan pal.
Love each other or give each other some chocolate.
Really.. share your chocolate.
Show a friend some love by sharing yours tomorrow - if you get any.
You will be bringing yourself MORE love.
I'll show you my TLC with another painting which will make you feel some love,
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
For the 50 shades fan..
I did not read the book but I've read some of the lines from the book on PIN.
Well we have SNOW and more snow.
It's been the kind the past few days that remains on the trees- every branch, it's stunning to wake up to such beauty - a blanket of snow - it makes me want to stay under the blankets some mornings. Poppy goes out to pee and runs back in- her extent of winter adventuring.
Once again- on these mornings - I'm up - listen to 'Biggy'- started my day- lol, stretch and smoke a BIG FAT JOINT - my bones ache with this snow, my wrists today need a little extra TLC & THC before I start to paint.. Thanks to cannabis I can.
Apparently in the city- they have no snow. frig. lol
I'm painting two bears in an embrace of LOVE in the garden, it's one of my best loved to date. It's been a challenge this month of painting 'love' so far... I'm not in love.
I don't feel 'loved'. Not like that. It is what is. Right? lol
I'm not alone.
You are not alone in being alone this valentine days. Remember that.
Millions do not have someone to celebrate 'V day with.
It really is just another day on the calendar.
If You love someone you'll send them a card any day, tell them ANY day.
As a cartoonist and artist -tuff luck butter cup- suck it up and do your job.
The fact that my bears show such love- I have in my heart.. is enough.
My bears tomorrow.
How do Yeti Dab? Narwal style!!
I wasn't 1/2 through my unicorn when I starting thinking of my yeti.
Yes, every image is love inspired and all kidding aside -Cannabis is one of my true loves.
Without it, I'm not sure how I'd tolerate somedays, sometimes, to be blunt.
If you are here - reading this blog it does mean my art is 'successful'.
Education through art and love.
Cannabis Oil/dabs are still considered/classified as illegal in the United States- it's well established already how this MEDICINE is helping all ages for countless reasons. Still it is an ongoing battle for many. I am living proof.
Without it I would not be painting every day.
While politics play.. children & adults alike suffer needlessly.
Yes, this is a LOVE themed painting- for those who love to DAB, (medical & recreational- no one should-be going to jail for CANNABIS) smile and know... slowly, 3 things can not be hidden long.
The Sun, moon & truth.
My 'spirit animal' is a narwhal. lol YIKES!
'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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Want to discover what went into making this?
How to be a cartoonist? Slide show:
Georgia... On My Mind.
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