It suddenly felt like too much to proof read.
The meaning of life is to find your gift.
The purpose of life is to give it away.
- Pablo Picasso -
I'm thinking about 2016.
I thought today:
I'll have a bit of fun on Instagram and 'give away' an 'original card' a month.
To anyone, anywhere in the world. No strings. No postage.
I don't quite know how... I think, I have to get people to add a #hashtag, so I will know who is interested in the card. The first did go to the interested person of one! ;)
I got a real charge to hear it ended up on a 'moms fridge'!
That made me smile. It also makes it all worth while.
What makes me happy?
Giving someone an original, hand drawn, painted card.
Painted with time, love and tenderness & thc.
I know how snail mail makes me feel! ;D
It can be the same with a postcard or a package - it it the thought that counts.
This will be the first card. 'Poppy in the Poppies'.
As soon as I figure out the details.
Georgia.Toons on instagram.
Our baby is turning 23! Glory Be! How do I Give Thanks?
By sharing my gift and hopefully making someone else smile!
***If you are reading this post all you have to do is 'comment' below!****
Please do not feel obligated to say anything nice, lol - a simple :) will do!
It's not about me - It's about you - well 'one' of you anyhow.
I do not care if you already own something by me or won a post card,
I believe it will go to whom ever it is meant to go to!
I will not share your e mail address with anyone, I will ONLY contact the winner.
If you comment, I will be responding to some - but really... It won't matter.
On Storms birthday, this Tuesday the 22nd., I will pick the winner
I will check the comments
- I usually have a number in my head & I'll get someone who knows no one to pick for me... It will be fair! The Lucky winner will be picked and the saw blade will be mailed to them, once an address has been confirmed.
OPEN to any one, any where in the world. I pay for shipping too.
NO STRINGS attached. A gift simple. Saw 9 btw.
Since Storms medicine is cannabis, a plant & hummingbird!
A reminder of two of Gods most beautiful gifts.
I just shipped a big blade to Norway, this won't can't possibly cost to mail what that one did. ENTER! ANY one - Any where.
Just comment below! & thank you for the FB fun & continued support.
* I have tried to have contests on FB but I am often unable to contact the winner due to their privacy settings. It then became frustration... this way is the easiest for me to be able to have such contests. If it works well I'll have another soon!
A couple of photos below, the actual blade is just over 5 inches ;)
My little Poppy poses beside for you to see.
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!
THE WINNER OF THE SAW BLADE WAS: RENEE MATTHEWS
THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED! ;)
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My first cardinal! We have cardinals at the bird feeding station! The other night I watched them as the sun was setting, one kept picking up seeds and feeding the other, like it was a baby - but it was not. It was sweet - tweet tweet! I must say that new feeder norm made- I posted yesterday is a bluejay magnet! I am beyond excited for the light of today to get out there and sit and watch for a while. I find it so peaceful and interesting this backyard entertainment was the best investment we have made in a while. Storm is fond of the woodpecker that also visits regular. I don't know enough about birds to know which ones will be staying! The bluejay I've seen in many winter photos - yippie!
Time to stock up on nuts. I walk to Walmart (with Poppy) for the reason alone- nuts for the birds. lol More on that soon...
I am painting a small saw blade- the one you see below and I am going to give it away!! FREE * OPEN to anyone anywhere in the world that may be reading this blog.
How? It's simple - you are already 1/2 way there- you know how to get here!
** I'll post the painted image in a couple of days - on FB..
& then, you simply come back to my blog the day of the post, of the painted saw blade image and comment! Comment on that post * but thank you to the couple that commented already! I hope I did not confuse ;)
I can keep better control of comments made here and I can easily contact the winner with a reply. FB is not so easy - I've tried to pick a winner before and because of my FB situation - I can not message people unless they comment - lol
This will be easiest.
I believe I found a bird friendly coffee house and coffee provider! More on that soon!
Tweet tweet! it's all coming together!
Tomorrow: Georgia... on my mind.
A few thing I have to get off my mind and chest.
Today - I paint! I am expecting a paint delivery today too! Woot Woot!
Paint excites me! How about you!?
Art in the garden! Every year my friends and I go to craft sales and events. I asked them to join me this mothers day for an 'art show' our own little display. LOL - Who needs an excuse to hang out with friends and look at art!
I don't get around like I use to so why not!
Everyone seemed keen - even Norm! I'm sure you'll be able to view a coffin in our garden.
I'll try to make them cheery! lol
Its not about purchasing really - I sit here and panic for a second thinking what have I got to sell - I will have some mini paintings, a few garden signs, I might part with a Laughing Buddha or two, who knows! - I want to have a great weekend in the garden! What better way to start then with a couple of good friends! If you are around I hope you will consider joining us for peek! Of course we have an area for kids to color and an assistant to help!
Ellen is big on butterflies and plans on educating us all a little.. Linda knows the newest knots in beadwork - I look at it and am amazed at her detail and I am encouraging all our local Bees to come out and join us this beautiful day!! Come say hello! if you can!
OH- I'm also making - with he help of my handy dandy hubby - a new 'Best Blooms' Photos Op. display - JUST for Mothers day! Bring your cameras! It's one of the 'poke your head' through the hole thing! ;)
Pets too are welcome as long as they stay on the leash and away from the Pool! Scruffy will be upset! * it will be blocked off ;)
We have poop bags and they are free to those that need, Also a drinking area for dogs. ;)
Come take your photo with mom! Enter the free draw and more!!
Wait and see! Invite a bee!!! ;)
Canada has changed a lot in the past 10 years, but never so shockingly as it did in December, 2012. That month Canada went from 2.5 million protected lakes and rivers to 159 protected lakes and rivers.
You need to ask, why? This is a quote from the Huff Post, it’s a pretty good assessment.
"It means the removal of almost every lake and river we know from the Navigable Waters Protection Act. From one day to the next we went from 2.5 million protected lakes and rivers in Canada to 159 lakes and rivers protected. You name the river, you name the lake and it is no longer protected by this act, and this has nothing to do with the budget that the government rammed through, it has everything to do with pipelines, because you are able to now are able to ruin navigation and not trigger an environmental assessment."
One little tidbit they didn’t mention is the most of the protected lakes and river are in Conservative ridings. Places that have millionaires cottages perched on the shores. The rest of us can just suck it up.
I’m angry; my children will likely lose the opportunity to swim in clear clean water (unless they marry money) and the risk to the environment, just when the rest of the world is starting to clean their countries up, will have reached epic proportion in Canada. My grand children will be at risk, their health, safety, lifestyle and living environment will be negatively impacted to benefit a handful of international mining companies and their rich shareholders (who live with THEIR children beside the protected lakes.)
This just boggles my mind.. since when is one group of people more important than another? Since when has Canada been willing to sellout its citizens? There is no net benefit, no silver lining, no payoff , unless of course you’ve invested in mining companies.
We need to ask our Conservative government a few questions. First- who are you working for? Second- Why are you so willing to risk your children’s future when you have a choice not to? Third, do you know what your grandchildren will think and say about you?
We need to get angry, folks, we need to start showing an interest in what our governments, at all levels, do in our names.
CETA, the European free trade deal is set to be ratified in September. Once that’s through we can expect even more attacks on what laws we have in place provincially to protect our wild and not so wild areas. This trade deals allow corporations to sue countries who have environmental laws that might hurt their “future” profits.. nice for them, eh? We’re rapidly losing control of our laws to greedy corporations and this Conservative government is smoothing the way.
Go find a nice lake or river bank this weekend, swim.. wash your hair, take a tire tube and show the kids how to paddle around the shore looking for minnows and turtles. You better take pictures though, as this is likely the last generation who will be able to enjoy it.
*Thank You Ellen Durkee! Terrific Guest Blog.
I get by with a little help from my friends! <><
Read this.. more on the topic!
You won't believe <>< ;(
To see the Stephfin carper in the flesh (yours), join me tomorrow at the Painted Perch Challenge! I think it's going to be a lot of fun, Norm myself & Poppy! Adopting out - Zen Kitties and enjoying the day! My other artist friend Ellen Downe is also going!
The kitties are $20 each with $5. for each purchase going to the Georgina Food pantry.
* I figure that would cover mailing and they sell on line for $20 ;)
I am just looking forward to the DAY!! In the park! Music! Crafts! Friends! Fun!
Come say hello, and if YOU want a free post card, just ask ;)
“Plant the Seed” Pro Cannabis Custom Cartoon Contest!
-‘Like’ the page: ‘GeorgiaToons’ Page
I chose my general cartooning page not my personal page, it seems not everyone can communicate with me. on my personal page.
-Share this TOON! The toon with Scruffy announcing the CONTEST!
Get the word out, Plant the seed & Let who is meant to win, WIN! ;)
Spread a bit of contest, hope, fun. lol
-The winner MUST have shared originally FROM the GeorgiaTOONs post.
-& Plant the seed of Cannabis Education every chance you get! Why not?
-Be Nice to the Bees... and each other.
Details: DRAW DATE: JULY 10th 2014
This should give people enough time to ‘see and enter’.
*Open to anyone, anywhere in the world who is meant to see this post and enter the contest. ;)
I pay Shipping.
***IF you win.. I will NEED to contact you and get photos, So PLEASE pay attention to the post and any messages you might get from me. IF I contact someone and they do not respond in 48 hours I will RE-DRAW.
The drawing will not be complete until the end of August. Not rushing.
The winner will get the original drawing BY me, FRAMED, in the mail September.
ALONG with a Georgia Toons info bag and copies of Treating yourself magazines, Featuring articles and GeorgiaToons.
Post cards ;) Sorry it takes a bit... This is art, Not take-out.
I already KNOW what I’m drawing
It’s going to be fun.
I just don’t KNOW with who?
WILL it be you?
Is Florida next? Not too long ago I ws reading about them banning bongs. How crazy is that. I know people who make bongs out of apples, I bet Florida oranges too ;)I LOVE FLORIDA, as a matter of fact I was considering a visit, but with them being so behind with medical Cannabis I decided not. I went several times growing up. Yes, I did the ‘Daytona thing’ in my day... not quite like it is being depicted in todays movies! Yikes!
I am also aware of the number of ‘snow birds’, seniors and hope they will be some of the first to be educated on Cannabis. Our elderly take far too many prescription drugs, many killing them because of mixing and over dose. Cannabis is a safer alternative!
I’m tired of saying it and luckily with other admitting the knowledge - well AMEN!
It is only a matter of time. Will Florida be NEXT YEP! I believe so!
If you want to read more abut Cannabis and Florida, simply Google
Cannabis, Florida, medical marijuana.
It is TIME people started to read and research for themselves. Make their own conclusions. I am confident once they start to educate themselves the answers are obvious.
**********BIG news is Dr. Gupta! ******************************************
Has admitted he was WRONG about Medical Marijuana - Cannabis.
WOW! Finally. AMEN! Another respected Dr. has come out of the Cannabis closet.
All I can say Is WHO is NEXT!?
I see an end to this insanity! I hope HARPER is paying attention. I ‘Duh’, doubt it.
Once again we are going ASS backwards.
Harper >>> Pot = Private Prisons People!! $$$
Obama needs to get his act together too and STOP raiding compassion clubs.
STOP hurting the sick.
STOP putting NON violent offender in jail!
This toon was an idea from my friend John, I wanted to Draw Florida gators! LOL
After all I think I am entitled to fun! ;D He sent me several ideas , I have another ‘Im drawing also. The first, I left on the ‘girls’ window seat, came back to a page covered in Paw Prints! My bad.
I have decided to GIVE this cartoon to someone in Florida! ;) A FB share.
I had so much fun drawing it, many fond memories of me and ‘John Green.’
Hee hee hee... *flashback* He worked at the Pirate’s Cove in Daytona. Front desk. I had not even arrived to the room after check in and was asked out on a date. He even took me home to meet his parents. It was a most memorable 3 weeks. ❤
A Florida first sweetheart. I wonder what ever happened to him.
To win this toon has to be shared by someone in FLORIDA
Simple. I will give it a week from today and draw. FB - Georgia Toons
I am at my friends limit, if you subscribe I believe you can share that way.
Good LUCK! Florida will be next and then Canada! Think Positive!
It's time! Time to enter the contest! Contest time! For one reason or another; batteries in camera die, I fell asleep... lol I am now finally posting this contest!
My Treating Yourself EXPO Gift bag!
Valued at over $400! Full of fun stuff!
What’s in it?
3 signed prints from my friend Jason Belamm
1 Green Reefer - ‘Who you gonna call’ T -shirt
1 limited edition, hand drawn mug by GT ‘Good Morning Bud'
1 metal Cannabis sign decoration
1 tiny glowing mushroom (not edible)
Copy of Cannabis Digest
GT Original, Halloween card design 2012
2 Happy Hippie Comic Books
1 Scruffy card & envelope
Cannabis Key chain By Linda
A Real Meal Table Fable- Early Georgia Work.
Peace wooden sign
Flip Flips LOVE moms for marijuana
Hemp Wick, Hemp ball in a box (awesome stuff)
Complete set of GT post cards
Box of Quintessential ‘Canadian Skinnies’ and samples
Legalize It Wrist Band(s)
Hand drawn, ladies baseball cap by GT
Re-USE Tote by GT and thanks Section 56
Hand painted Washer Poppy by GT
Mini Framed ‘Sea Weed’ By GT
Hand painted Cannabis egg by GT
1 lucky mushroom rock
1 original collage ‘Criminals’ BY GT
2 -3 DAY passes to this Years Treating Yourself Medical Cannabis EXPO!
Please check out the links above. (active links different color)
Thank you to all of my friends who support, encourage and keep me creative.
TO WIN: All you do is
*share the TOON above Posted, My favorite ‘Living Proof’ <3
*It must be shared from my original POST
Share as many times as you want.
YOU must also be subscribed to my FB page.
Winner drawn MUST be able to attend the EXPO.
You are responsible for getting there yourself.
It will not be exchanged for anything else.
Your tickets will be waiting for you at the main entrance.
Pick up the gift bag - come see me at my booth.
I will draw for the winner in 24 hours.. at 4:20 Yeah!!! Long weekend here in Canada!!
So Share! Thank you for your support! No time for posting new toons but that does not mean they are not happening ;-) New Display is done... more in Tomorrows blog.. xox