I have so much to do you don't even know. Tired as fuck.
hee hee hee
While exploring Instagram, thinking about ThanksGiving & finetooning a fall cartoon
I took a tea break & received an e mail from the Georgina Public Library stating
hey would be thrilled to have "The Mayor" visit them for the month of October!
To encourage little readers with a flair for the creepy side (Kids love 'CREEPY') to have fun and get a smile or startle when 'The Mayor Of Halloween Town' turns and speaks to them!
I volunteered a coloring sheet! It was a great excuse to sit in front of my favourite Halloween flick - Tim Burtons - Nightmare Before Christmas and have a bit of coloring page idea doodling!
If you get the chance stop in - get a good book & visit the Mayor!
Poppy & I plan on visiting early next week for some fall reading material!
We will take a selfie with The Mayor while he is away from home!
Any good reading suggestions?
The next few days are busier than usual... It's nearly time for a fall feast, it promises to be a beautiful day full of sunshine & too many dishes to mention!
If I am able to post, I will.
Much on the drawing board as well on my mind.
It’s that time of the year! I get to draw the Cannabis Digest Halloween cover!
Fun!? For me YOU BET! Halloween for many years is our favorite holiday for fun.
Time to bring out he imagination in full force!
This years cover also has special meaning.
It is my way of thanking Ted & Gail and the Cannabis Digest team for all that they do
- as in educating the masses.
My cartoons have been featured in CD for a few years now, and I grateful for it!
I was even working on a regular blog but with health issues what they are - I am eliminating all stress - including deadlines . LOL So far so good.
Ted was very understanding.
I put extra TLC into this cartoon as I thought of Ted and Gail.
I have only had the pleasure once, of meeting them in person - at a treating Yourself EXPO and that was fleeting. Ted was enthusiastic as I thought he’d be and Gail was just sweet. Down to earth. The both of them. They have educated us with Cannabis Digest, at the same time the stories hey have shared make me feel closer and empowered - strength in numbers.
Ted & Gail - if you check out their FB page also have a wonderful loving relationship. You see it in all they do! The paper, the Teepee, the tiles behind the fireplace in the place they call home sweet home. You always see people over, hanging out. I am under the impression that Ted and Gail welcome all.
Gail is not well, she has been battling cancer for a bit now and still I see photos of her laughing, surrounded by friends and family. I drew Gail laughing! Her and Ted together stirring the POT! In more ways than one! Ted has a smile in my opinion that goes from ear to ear & has a hint of CHEEKY & FUN. I hoped to catch it in the drawing- with a touch of madness for halloween of course!
We all need a touch of madness to be by - Halloween or not!
I put much TLC into the drawing, as my way of saying thank you to Ted and Gail and the team (new and old) @ Cannabis Digest for all they continue to do in helping educate and end the insanity. It was fun! The time flew and I can’t wait to see the cover! I also enjoy the fact that others will have fun coloring!
As you read the current copy of Cannabis Digest Please take one moment to thank them for all the hard work they do. It is all many need to simply keep doing that they are meant to do. I wish them continued Love and success at all they do, as long as they do it... and hopefully together for a long time to come!
Clearly, two heads & hearts made stronger in love and more.
It's been a great long weekend & It's NOT over!
Today, I decided to get crafty and create a sign for the front door entrance.
I wanted to use pallets - Free wood.
I WILL admit, Norm did re-nail them a 'bit closer' for me, and then sanded the entire thing with an electric sander. Accomplishing in mere minutes what would take me hours.
Storm carried it out back and I painted in the sunshine!
Now it hangs in the front entrance and I am already working on a Christmas one!!!
Most days, it is a good thing when you must keep busy.
I also drew the cover for the NEXT Cannabis Digest newspaper!
You might be aware, we love Halloween.. It was so much fun.
(more on the cover - after it is published)
It's like crack for my brain thinking of halloween! ;)
I can't share it - You have to wait until it hits 'news stands' like me!
Imagine if we were all permitted to just do what we love?
Have faith! Give thanks and NEVER give up!!!
For as long as I can remember I have loved to draw Pumpkins!
Halloween became a huge part of our life ;)
Visually it is the most stimulating time of year for me- that and Christmas.
I get it finally.
Sitting here for hours on end, forcing myself to think about my favorite holiday decorations and memories, cookies, foods, costumes! Self help ;-)
We also enjoy carving Pumpkins & the seeds!
This year I think I'll actually try to cook some pumpkin.
The girls and I found a 'great pumpkin dog cookie' recipe on PIN.
Not long now.. I hope all have a safe & happy Halloween.
My dog Hunny. ❤
Tomorrow at midnight! October 31st, 2012
I shall draw for the cartoon above!
The original! Whom ever from where ever may enter. The internet has connected us with people from all over the world - so I figure the contest should be open to everyone.
I pay shipping too.
1. You must be Subscribed on my GeorgiaToons page
2. You must share the cartoon.
We will check to make sure so don't forget to do both. The cartoon is just for fun.
Because legal or illegal - Life should be fun.
xox Happy Halloween!!!
Actually... I will let the winner pick from ONE of the cartoons posted here. ☝or ☟
The making of a mayor! We had to make something to put out this year to say there is NO Halloween! I thought the mayor when he says "Jack!? No Halloween? I'm only an elected official! I can't do it on my own!" Perfect!
I drew a sketch on what I would like the prop to do and then My hubby works his magic. I really do get all the easy stuff - he does the body, figuring and mechanics if any. Wood, foam a lathe, nails, glue and staples, paint, plaster and more paint and many hours of TLC and you have a Terrific Halloween Prop! It goes from the garage to the kitchen back to the garage too many times to count! Tequila has loved to watch me craft for years as you can see. ❤ She finds it relaxing to watch me because I believe she feels my peace. I am at peace when I create.
Norm is already trying to figure out how to place him so no one steals him. We have decided he will sit just in front of the garage with some candy. He will come when it's over and then where will he go - I've already lost 2 rooms in my home to Halloween Props! Norm said - In the living room! ... I don't think so. ;-)
The more I think about Halloween it really makes me sad. I am going to miss all the kids
"Hey Miss Peschel! I still have that fish you drew for me!" "What's new this year?" "Will I be scared!!?" " Hey remember me!? Last year I was batman!" Hee hee hee.
Now with the all the terrible weather- it is really a good thing the display did not go up- it would have been hard on it - with no dry days in between- not to mention not so many trick or treaters!
Oh well, somethings can't be helped. Just imagine how amazing NEXT year will be!
If you do venture out Have a Safe Halloween! Here is a link to our Mayor - video
To see more you can visit my Hubby's page! P.s The coffins are all sold out! http://www.normansworkshop.com/halloween.html
May the force be with us!
Storms idea! Not sure where it came from, sometimes will tell me a straight out idea but as with life - he just inspires me. He makes me laugh or has a comment or suggestion, I was asking for an idea on a Halloween toon and I LOVE to draw Yoda... I was thinking of having E.T. chatting with Yoda but decided on a Storm Trooper. ❤
Halloween won't be long now and I can tall you - for the first time in a very long time - there is no stress in this house. I have decided not to even decorate inside -usually done up quite a bit in prep. for all the company we have this month. Norm admitted he feels relaxed and says he is glad to have a break - although if he tells me one more time he is starting in Sept. next year...
I imagine kids have figured it out as well as some parents as we usually the the fake front up by now. Oh well, it won't be the end of the world - it is just a holiday- One I LOVE to draw! Norm has promised the Mayor will be on the lawn this weekend! Blog & video to be posted. xox<><
It is with a heavy heart that we will NOT be having Halloween this year. Have you seen our display? As timing has it this year there are several other 'event's going on and Halloween is a huge job on it's own. It takes ONE month to set up. The first reason, I am going in for surgery- late Oct - Early Nov. I know if we were doing halloween my surgery would be late Oct! LOL
It is a very serious surgery - with recovery time 4-6 weeks- no work. If the display magically went up on it's own and I did not have to help or worry about my hubby - we'd say what the heck! BUT it does not. Norm also hurt his shoulder a while back and it is just now starting to feel better - so he can use the physical break as well.
Here is the problem - For years - about 15! We have put on this huge display, HUGE! 100's pass through our spooky garage every year, one year when we tried to count with a hand clicker we got to over 800 and that was just the one night. It has also grown into a week long+ event. I feel terrible, but understand how important it is at this time NOT to add any unnecessary stress. What is breaking my heart most is that each year we raise over 700lbs = for our local food bank! No food this year ;-(
The only thing I can think of was to add a donation button for the month of Oct. to my hubby's webpage. Every year I have had a draw halloween for $2.00 ticket **all the $ goes to the Georgina Food pantry, The draw is for a Halloween framed original. Last years photo below. I hope it helps.
We are making a prop for the front lawn this weekend that says 'No Halloween' but we will be back next year! Have a peek at my Husbands web page, he sold 2 coffin just this past weekend and has decided to rent out some props this year if anyone is interested. http://www.normansworkshop.com/halloween.html
I am sure NEXT year will be as always -bigger and better!
If you usually come to our display please spread the word! I am also trying to come up with a sheet that has a list of other houses in the area. xox <><