Below is a comment that came into my www shortly after I posted this blog.
It made me laugh out loud. Thank you Dr. G
I admire your poetry skills..
With Love G.
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.
Hee Hee! When I illuminated little minds, they wanted me to draw Sponge Bob over and over, lol
Today was the most fun I’ve had with Sponge Bob yet! Yes, I am - as an animator- a fan of Sponge Bob. Never mind the remarks they make - it’s vibrant, colorful, stimulating, simple and fun!
I get it. Children are compassionate & a SPONGE themselves - please educate them when they are young- about all pants! Primarily with Mushrooms! They will make better choices later in life if they have the knowledge.
Side Note.. check out my Instagram.www.instagram.com/georgia.toons/ My FB account ‘Georgia Toons’ is soon closing. I also will keep this page up to date. :) with a little more.
I’m back to ‘Mars Attacks’, entertaining movie, the cast is phenomenal, -20 years this year, Wow. Tim Burton is beyond talented, a gift imo. The next ‘bud’ has me giggling…
beauty & buds are everywhere if you keep looking.
You can see a short clip on my IG account of my Alien - back to painting!
Less social media- more time Painting.
Mmmmmmmm Mmmmmmmmm Mushrooms!!
Last night was the fall mushroom dinner with my son @ Piatto Restaurant and the meal was as usual - delectable! From start to finish, every meal has mushrooms and each course better than the last! Also a nice detail with everyone having a 'big mushroom shaped potato' on their plate - I KNOW the amount of work this would have taken and it was a lovely, impressive touch.
We sat with some lovely people, very interesting (I feel like bugs bunny when I just said that) sharing adventures, travel stories and more- there was never a silent moment - unless we were all eating and even then - the conversations never stopped. From cat towers to waterfalls... quite a few giggles were to be had.
Ironically before arriving I asked Storm "do you mind if we sit alone tonight, I just want it to be about the meal- no idle chatter " lol - so glad when we arrived we were immediately told 'where we were sitting - at the head table. hee hee - Storm looked at me - we exchanged the here we go glance :) & had a terrific evening as usual! I can't thank my son enough... he does not have to take me, it does me proud to attend this meal - to see my son 'the Foray Director' (hee hee) is respected & liked and everyone has a smile an something nice to say! Not to mention his knowledge on mushrooms, he can hold a conversation with the best of them and does.
The Mycological Society of Toronto is growing in leaps and bounds - I get it!!!
The Forays are FUN - the wide range of people is incredible, every profession and level of education all mingling - coming together by mycelium - Don't fool yourself if you think the mushrooms are not bringing all these people together. Watch a documentary - here is a good one: World of Fungus Have a watch. You will learn something! The forays are also a way to LEARN which mushrooms are safe and which are NOT - *NEVER EAT A MUSHROOM YOU FIND IN THE WILD IF YOU DO NOT KNOW IF IT IS SAFE TO EAT. People dies STILL all the time, recently a little boy in B.C. died from eating a "death cap" while on a foray with his parents - especially little ones! Teach THEM NOW, I've seen death caps all over this foray season.
Cannabis - O deaths. Hmmmmmmmmmm... just sayin'.
One gentleman was sharing he is making a mini film with the song 'Oh' Canada' for our 150 this year!! Canada will be 150 years young and there are many events planned this year
so COME VISIT!: Canada is 150 years old! I can't wait and will share when complete.
Ending on a positive note - guess who was asked to draw a cartoon for the MST newsletters? I'm going to get right on that & today I'm finishing my painting. 39
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform
one million realities.
- Maya Angelou -
Tis the season!
Office parties! Christmas open houses, parties, family gatherings and we get there by car most of us & we drink. Most of us. Fact. Office parties and alcohol* - BTW are the start to many affairs and destruction of many marriages.
Every year people die at Christmas in traffic accidents related to alcohol - over indulgence. That is what it is.
I really do not believe people get drunk and then try to kill someone in their car on the way home. Those who do and escape alive, live with it for the rest of their lives.
Please think, If you are serving alcohol make a sign that says:
I LOVE you. Please remember that when you are drinking & driving home from your celebration. Please moderate your drinking.
I'd rather that sign, than a hospital or morgue visit.
Kevin assisted me again with this little poem ;) I have a couple more as well on the desk.
Today, it's all about painting that elephant.
Merry Christmas! Happy NEW year... Have fun!
Cannabis IMO is much safer than alcohol.
I'd feel much safer driving with someone who has smoked than drank.
Norm and Storm are both very responsible drivers.
Norm won't even attend functions- he does not want to go and drink, he does not do it any other time - so.. I use to say GO!! But now, I get it.
Storm, will also have a glass of wine or two but then stops. Even if we are at dinner in the city he usually only has a glass of wine or a beer. Thank God.
I know too many lives ruined by alcohol.
Have Faith! Believe!!
I took this a while back lol I love my son!
DON'T text either!!!!
The sun is in and out & the wind makes it feel a bit cool.. frankly, I'm fine inside.
I received a bag of hand me downs - but not just hand me downs... 'SNUGGLE me down' monkey P.J.'s and a new DVD. Today, I also received a DVD that Jim had bought me. Instantly my eyes watered.
Jim remembered when he was out and about, one of my all time favourite movies - and inspired me to be a cartoonist was/is The Incredible Mr. Limpet. He had picked me up a copy, my cousin sent it with a note.
I wish, I wish .. I wish I was a fish.. then the song .. be careful what you wish for...
I realized May will soon be over and it's been but a blur - literally.
It worse, for others I know. All I can do is continue to show my love.
I am wrestling with many emotions, - when I remember to stop wrestling and be quiet and ask for help - I get it. It's the remembering and asking that is the hard part most days.
The tears will come and go and I have no control. None. I was standing in the garden and they started to flow- not sobbing in anyway - just tears- escaping... I hope with each one a little pain escapes with them. I pray that for my cousin and her kids.
Crying is good. I can tell you - I realize after a few really good cry - I really feel significantly better. Like a huge physical release & even my head feels better, lighter. So, let it flow.
I certainly am not ashamed of tears that just appear.
So, as it was meant to be for me today - thinking about Jim. I miss him.
We all miss him.
Now, I've decided - Monkey P.J.s - and BBQ, a bit of drawing and thanking God I had the pleasure of Jim in our lives.
Really - I'm sure i've blogged about it before it is a great movie - especially for little ones-- let the imagination run wild! Drawing and creating Being the little Beings they should be!
I'm not big on television now - I was reminded why today, there is nothing like the Incredible Mr. Limpet on it.
Jim loved the movie 'The Incredibles ' - lol - We watched it last week and I know why - It's Jim!! Even the little car. lol. Of course 'googling' for the Incredible Mr Limpet - I am reminded of Jim as 'The Incredibles' appear first.
Hey you! I was thinking of you!
I can see the smile on his face when he hands it to me.
xox < for Jim.
It has been almost a week already! Since 4/20 and the day @ Conspiracy Culture - I can’t tell you the number of times the week has come up in conversation, mostly between us three. So many “little’ things happened, that have had such a huge impact on us. It wa by far the ‘richest’ 4/20 we have as a family experienced to sate. Tt was also Easter and me personally, I was struggling with conflict, promote cannabis education on Easter ! He is Risen! ;) What would Jesus do?
NO doubt, shake his head at all the insanity.
Then, all you had to do was be there. I will not apologize - I am truly grateful for each soul that came that day but Jamie... when he walked in with that Big SMILE and Easter goodies... when he opened the cartoon, the excitement still rings in my ears with the laughter and pointing to everything in the drawing! I had to choke back tears! WOW!
Then to top it off *Kisses from Poppy.
It was all ‘realigned’. I had friends show up and draw, that I never imagined would.
We laughed, Had cookies! Took breaks to medicate and I chatted. AS ALWAYS not enough time to just sit and chat with many.
One gentleman said he drove to hear and meet me, I said - "oh we had a bit of a drive - we came from Keswick," then he said “I drove from Sault St.Marie.”
My jaw dropped! I asked him if it was worth the drive and we started to laugh, he assured me it was. His son is having issues, such a dilemma for so many of use because WE CARE for those we love. When our child (at any age) is suffering we do also as parents, he son struggling with schizophrenia issues and prefers cannabis over other meds. but there seems to be so much involved - THERE IS!! So much involved for so many of us. Who is ANYONE - including Dr.s who spend only ‘fractions’ of our REAL lives with us? I don’t think I did help him, I only shared an opinion.
I met a woman who had questions, but her English was not that great, to make a long story short - we talked for a while and at the end of our conversation I hugged her. It caught her off guard - and me - her reaction of tearing up. Only to tell me I was her first hug since she came to Canada. Nothing to do with Cannabis. HUGS.
A very old friend - just the sight of her warmed my heart, our timing still not meant to be though... lol she was arriving as we were leaving, and we were all very tired by this point.
I met new friends and was surrounded by old, I actually got to meet face to face a few FB friends! How awesome. and yes... I had a gentleman show up and give me some RSO and a vial of cannabis glycerine! Smiled... then he left. I hardly had time to thank him, I felt like a doofus. I will say I am VERY thankful. It’s been a difficult week, physically. How incredible is that?
"I want to help you feel better." Simple. IF ONLY.
I am already drawing for some new little children, next a little girl in Ontario.
I felt so blessed as we drove home and following and still do... Storm is here.
We are here. All we can do is keep going.
As usual the day had a most excellent lesson
The day was definitely all about quality & not quantity.
One of the neatest thing for me to hear was my guys took a stroll with Poppy in her little pink dress on the boardwalk! The days was so beautiful! Storm said there were lot’s of smiles! LOL I bet. It was a day I will fondly remember for a long time.
PLEASE ASK yourself one thing today:
Is my lack of Cannabis education/support hurting anyone?
Then look at the photos below.
Jamie is already dealing with enough, as is his family.
He just wants to be a kid. He just want to feel better.
Not pot heads, not drug dealers.
People who care about people.
How blessed was this Easter Sunday for me and my family
- all about giving, and it’s never felt better.
Tomorrow is the BIG day! Cannabis will be celebrated all over the world! What started as a time for a bunch of guys to meet to smoke some 'marijuana' at 4:20 everyday , has turned into a world wide celebration! On April 20th - 4/20.. People all around the world unite and light up! AWESOME!
At first I thought it was 'neat' but then to see it grow and share! People get together to share, hang out, talk, laugh, educate and stand up for something they believe in!
Medicinal and recreational, the crimes against Humanity regarding this plant are shameful. Every year it grows larger, parades, marches, sit -in's & MORE! Think about it... When else do they do this? Not enough times I'm afraid. We should have a world wide NO GMO day! Or Celebrate the children day and stop abuse!
I was asked to post a cartoon early at 7:00 p.m. my time - because it is April 20 on the other side of the world already! ;D Yes, I will admit in my small mind, I did not think of that at first! How many realize the problems regarding cannabis are all around the world? Some people even die because of it.
I do! I have been educated! I plan on doing what ever I can to help educate others!
If it is as simple as drawing a cartoon that will get some attention, create a curiosity...
I have another new toon to post tomorrow a.m. ;-)
Have a great time all who plan on doing something special for 4/20! Remember to do it 'peacefully' < something asscoiated with pot smokers, and I'm fine with that!
Stand up for what you believe in! Why else are you here?
An art show! I have a few friends who are all artists, as well as Theresa, an artist herself with her healing massage & welcoming presence, I just know the 2 days will be awesome!
I have known Linda, David and Ellen for years and we all enjoy each others company - what more of an excuse did we need to work together to bring our art together!?
NONE! ;-) I hope you join us! I am looking forward to spending quality time with my friends surrounded by art, music and love.
Each one of us has a gift to offer, a talent to share and we hope by having a relaxed art show people will enjoy themselves and leave feeling inspired. Make it down!
We will have munchies, tea, coffee and ART! All forms of art!
** I personally will not have any Cannabis related art at this show, other than my comic book (I apologize) as you are aware the Treating Yourself EXPO is in May, and I must save cannabis influenced art for that show. Thank you.