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Occupy your mind! This is exactly what my friend Josh did! Just this week I got a package in the mail from my good friend Joshua Boulet! Inside was the new book by Josh - DRAW OCCUPY -Wall St.
WHAT a fantastic idea! Josh who resides in Texas took it upon himself to visit NY and DRAW what was happening & I for one and thrilled he did!
I opened the book on my back deck thinking; I'll have a quick glance, 2 coffees later the book read from cover to cover! I really could not put it down. My hubby did the same thing later that evening and Storm is reading it now.
I LOVE IT! For too many reason.
1st- we love Josh - we met a couple of years back at the first Treating Yourself EXPO - the next year he came and stayed with us for a few days, might have ended up a week or so - who knows - all I remember is Josh is a GREAT guy, perfect house guest, Loves the dogs (visa versa) and cut the grass!
MORE importantly - This book was so interesting - I had no idea of what it was really like watching from my home in Ontario Canada- The work, planning, community all worked together to make OCCUPY happen.
I laughed, giggled and thought - JOSH!! You are so lucky you did not get hurt! Or end up in Jail! Josh braved the elements - the no showering, cold, damp weather and he documented it with drawings and words in this book! It is the ultimate souvenir especially fro those who were there - it is History. Check out Josh’s site - you can order prints of Occupy and get your own copy of this book to show your kids... this is what happens when people want to be heard and are tired of being treated poorly!
When asked Josh reminded people he was there to share LOVE.
Knowing Josh and the good vibes he already naturally puts out to the world I am sure he has done just that! Can’t wait to see what he is doing next! More of Josh : http://www.joshuaboulet.com
Well, not really. November and I'm hanging laundry out to dry! I love it! Got up this a.m. to find out I had sold a few comics, a set of cards! ;-) my first ;-)) and a framed original! (*that I just posted last night) Made my fricking day!
It is one thing to do what you love - and I am rewarded daily from e mail and comments from people thanking me, telling me they "Love" my toons. But, to be rewarded with payment. ;-) To know I'm helping my hubby by contributing to our bills ;-) ... FEELS Fricking Fantastic! Thinking of the cards has made me come up with several toon ideas.
I'll be busy for a few days drawing to catch up. Today - I plan on drawing outside. Soon I am more than aware - it will SNOW. Not a fan of snow ..
I made these amazing mini chocolate cheese cake balls on the weekend and have to share! They were TOO EASY - 3 ingredients and would be a nice gift to give someone for Holiday entertaining.
Check them out at : page 18 & 19 I get the magazine and will admit I ALWAYS see something I like and make something from every issue. Well worth getting.
Nom nom nom.. make and hide! The disappeared pretty quick here...
xox <>< back to drawing.
Truth be told. Storm's story is finally out. Over the years I have been asked to write something , do interviews (which I can not without tearing up - and like Oprah, I hate the Ugly cry ;-) So I sat down and wrote it out, let my guys read it and then sent it off to TY. I thought they would edit it, they corrected it but kept the entire story! It was 'releasing' to write it out, although emotional - re living many of the experiences that I had hoped to put behind us. THIS story needed to be told. There are so many people out there who are so misinformed about Cannabis. They hear only the negative and think it's all about getting high. For many sick and suffering people all around the world it is about medicine and pain control. I especially want parents to know. Parents who have sick children, there is a safer option. The only way people will believe is when they look into things for themselves.
If anything I pray the article gets people curious. Everything happens for a reason. It has been a constant learning experience and it continues to date. This is my son's medicine. This is my sons life. This is our family. I thank God every day for Cannabis and finally some pain control for our son ;-))) To those who have read the article and have e mailed me, thank you. I have had nothing but positive feedback. One person said "You're so brave."
I am not the brave one - it is my son Storm that has to endure everyday. He is Brave. My inspiration. My Love.
The fact that he continues to GO GO GO every day, not letting his disease slow him down, not feeling sorry for himself when I know he is hurting is all I need to keep going. If you have not read the article it is available in stores now. Long before I was in the magazine with my comic strip (before anyone knew it was based on a true story), I though it was a terrific magazine. I am thrilled to be in several amazing magazines now. ALL educating, helping. I do believe Cannabis will be legalized. ONCE more people learn the truth it has to be. No point bitching about Steven Harper - his time will come when eyes will be opened - many already are!! Instead of spreading the anger and hate - plant the seed! The seed of truth and knowledge ... it is growing big and tall like a weed, GeHARD to pull out of the garden! The greatest WEED of all. Cannabis.
If you do want to support us, all I ask is that you purchase a comic! Maybe 2? One for you and one to help educate a friend. SPREAD the word, Share the story ..
More than anything I want to say thank you &
Prayers are always appreciated ;-) xox Georgia & family.
I just have to keep reminding myself .. This too shall pass... Although I'm still struggling with Hunny being gone, today I can't help but fell blessed.
I woke up and was determined to draw. GET at it.
This is the cartoon I am donating or our food bank, Kat (Kat's Gallery) is going to frame it and we are going to sell tickets for $2.00 ALL proceeds are going to go to the local food bank. As soon as it is framed I will make it official. I am blessed I have a gift I can share and even more blessed that I have the outlets to share it! The magazines, my www and FB. It is all meant to be. I'm not big on twitter.. The problem is I'd rather be drawing!
Most days now someone purchases a comic on-line (today I got an order from Norway! How cool is that!? I have a fan in Norway. I get e mails from strangers telling me how much they like my strip. It has made someone smile , changed opinions and created the curiosity to look a little deeper. That is all I can hope for. It inspired me to keep going. It is all you can do. I am blessed. I have a home, food and people (and pets) who love me. So where ever you are - mentally, physically, if your having a hard time please remember...
This too shall pass.... Have Faith!
I have them! It took a bit longer! Norm picked them up this week! Now to get organized and get them out to the public!! I did have some people pre-order and that was very cool! It all is. A year ago this was only an idea.
Passion persisted and it came together! Like with everything it is a lesson!
I already know what I will do when I put the next comic together. ;-)
My drawing is not stopping. The topics keep coming.
I'm inspired by my guys the most. Storm was asked to do an interview and he did and I am reminded of how proud I am of him. You must stand up for what you Believe in. Knowing that NOT everyone agrees.
I have trouble doing this - in my 40's and he is 18. A fine young man if I do say so myself (smirk). Just a few days ago he said that the past few years using Cannabis have been his best ever. Being able to control the chronic pain, knowing there is hope. Not feeling sick & tired all the time from prescribed medicine. Being able to focus on other life and not pain.
I can tell you from what I have not seen the past few years but witnessed almost every day before he started using Cannabis.. but honestly I'd rather not even think about it right now. I am tired. I think people forget - it is not just a story - it is our life.
A friend made a crack to me this week we were talking about how cannabis has helped my son so much - she said yeah (laughing)
- "how are his brain cells?"
My little mean person inside was screaming - "obviously better than yours.." and then I wanted to tell her to "go &^% educate herself.." But the me, I do not want to say or think anything mean about anyone won and I kept silent. It's not always easy. I am getting better everyday. I do not want to be responsible for hurting anyone with my words or actions. I know I have in the past, and have been in the past hurt myself with others words. I can't stop it happening to me but I can stop myself from doing it. God give me strength ;-) After my friend said that I thought, joke or no joke - it is not something I would say to you if I knew your child was suffering. So I learned again how to be a better person. I HOPE
Cannabis has restored peace and gives us hope in our home on levels some might never understand. That is all I need to know and to be reminded that this comic is a great book! I am doing what I am to be doing. I am blessed to have made this dream a reality. That alone makes me smile.
The printing press! LOL My friend Jim invited me to come see my comic being printed! I had a glitch earlier in the week and it delayed printing (my bad) Thomas, Storms friend gave me a lesson in burning a CD - Duh silly me. NOW it's on the PRESS - I'll post my photo later today!
Yesterday, I received confirmation that my strip The Happy Hippie is now in a new magazine in Michigan! (see it on my page-See My strip here).
I can't express in words sometimes how I feel. Blown away? Blessed ! ;-)
After witnessing how Cannabis has changed my son's life - to see him happy , controlling his pain, INSPIRED! I said it before - It would be a sin If I did not spread the word! Tell the truth. I guess I am accomplishing that! Each day I just get more inspired to draw! (doing one for Mr. Sarper later today .. hmmmmm.) So I'm off to see the comic being printed! YIPPIE!!
Posting photos later, * on that note. My twitch, trying to control my twitch - botox has slowed it down (YEAH!) although my side effects this time is 1/2 a face that shows no emotion! LOL - Really! Being a cartoonist - you have to laugh! But I must get over it. I must get past that. If it stops me from seeing people I love... NOPE! So ONWARD! Twitch and all.
Love me or Leave me alone! XOX
Last Thursday I went to bed feeling overly stressed.. My comic sent to the printer - now waiting on a quote, I have a estimate and I am afraid. More money we don't have. I have worked so hard on this comic. Each toon drawn with LOVE and it is in my own way - my effort to try to understand it ALL. And I am afraid.. What if. What is no one buys it? My mind is my own worst enemy. I had very little sleep.. Friday morning I woke feeling the same. My husband works so hard and now to have to get a loan.. more $$stress...
I read my calender that morning, a very good friend (& my biggest giggling fan to date) Cathy gave me for Christmas. The quote that day said
:May I have the courage today ... to postpone my dream no longer..."
Then later that day Storm picked up my prototype from the printers! He phoned and said "I'm reading the Happy Hippie and it is Awesome MOM!!"
We have 2 copies. Both have been signed now by Me, Storm and Norm.
Only us three will have such a copy. My husband and son both say that this is amazing and my husband says -"we'll get by George. We will manage - It has to be done" So I must put fear aside. Have FAITH as my comic book states on the cover and not postpone my dream a day longer!
I posted a photo of me with the comic on FB and got such positive feedback.
Fear is so powerful. It is what keeps us down. Life is too short to be afraid.
Afraid of standing up for what you believe in, Afraid of being rejected. So Im going outside my box - I have one line to add to the cover.
MEDICINAL CANNABIS CARTOONS
Wednesday I give the o.k. PRINT! I have spent all weekend thinking about this. Today I post my new favorite cartoon
(Amen & Cultivating Compassion) in celebration! Sunday -a day of rest and recharging. - I thank God for my gift and for the courage to go forward with my dream- and always for my family. 2 legs and 4 ;-) xox <>< HAVE FAITH!!!
Hello! Finally a new website. Simple and to the point. I plan on uploading new cartoons daily so keep coming back to check them out. All my work is available to purchase.
I am currently working on a book Have Faith - a series of Happy Hippie cartoons that also (hopefully) will educate the 'newbie' I will be at the TY EXPO http://medicalmarijuana-hempexpo.com
July 16th -18th 2010. I will have some framed originals to purchase as well as some neat creative stuff!
I have re-opened my studio and love teaching kids to draw! It is my idea of fun. Kids can be so creative. That's it for now! Back to the drawing board.
Thanks for visiting. Have Faith...
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