"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!!
Lift off! How I feel every morning with my first bong hit & pray it works as fast as can be.
I have been smoking/consuming what's called 'Grape Escape' and I feel outstanding.. out of this world. Thank God & my Grower... who is now on Instagram btw:
Dynamic Garden Design. Kindly show him some love as he has me & my medicine the past decade.
Spaced out- no.. creative & focused yes.
This little bud is just the explorer' - the 'mars rover' of buds for a different painting. I wondered how to put him in space suit, wonder no more. Is this cannabis causing me to think about aliens- no, it's the program - Ancient Aliens, I find it rather fascinating and do believe, simply because of all the unexplained technology/art/culture/architecture from the past. Tasks accomplished THEN we still can not accomplish today without advanced machinery. Alone in Universe, I don't think so.
I believe as with all medications from time to time our bodies need a jolt- a switch up from from our regular routine. How wonderful we are able to accomplish this with the switch of a plant strain- unlike medications that take literally months - just to get off of- in order to try another. I am loving this switch up. Painting till 2a.m. most night back a it a 6/7 a.m. yes, I nap in the afternoon- I prefer to say recharge- and sometimes I don't nap - I think of ideas to paint. I am grateful from my daily grape escapes.
Dream of other worlds! Let your imagination explore! You might come up with a little bud in a space suit - you might come up with a new cookie recipe! Inspired by cannabis & love- we will not fail.
I am painting bears. Love in every stroke.
I painted this little guy/girl/both too...
Georgia ... On my Mind. Thief.
Every now and then I see 'my art' on someone else's social media page with no credit to me. Taking compliments for my work- instead of redirecting people- "Check out Georgiatoons @ whatever..." I have even seen people go so far as remove my name and enter in their own.
I very recently, saw one of my ideas almost re-drawn detail for detail with a few minor changes, the 'artist' took no credit (I guess not)- but 'the company' did for it's 'originality'.
At first I was in shock... slowly I felt a 'smile materialize across my face- like the Grinch, a pathetic attempt to steal my idea - without the talent - please.
I am owning it. I DID create it.
Did it get more 'likes' than mine? Yes. lol - more people. That's how it works.
It won't make me give up.
All it does is show me who is paying attention & trying to make attempts at being - ME.
Am I wrong? I am the only 'Georgia Toons.
Talent. Yes. I work hard. I paint EVERY day, all day- It is a skill like any other.
Go ahead, try. You can't steal my creativity or talent.
It is stealing and it means:
YOU LACK imagination & morals.
simply, you are a thief like every other petty thief, taking what does not belong to you.
***Print my artwork and sell my card ideas without my permission - Thief.
Re draw my idea with a few tweaks": Thief.
Re-use my work and take credit: Thief and someone will let me know sooner or later.
Take any work off this website without my permission to use.. thief.
It has me wondering about instagram - again to share or not to share.
My goal is to educate, hopefully make people smile & think.
It won't happen if I do not share.
I am in the process of working on a couple projects, out in time for next year. I finally feel- 'strong enough to focus on a few of these projects. Guaranteed to make every cannabis enthusiast smile. Never before seen ART. I paint all day - every day, you don't see 1/2. I'm getting better every day, ideas and painting- while thieves surf on line and seal others ideas. That is how it will always be.
I feel 'wonderful, elated, powerful & passionate when creating.
A Thief will never feel the same stealing.
Here is another blog by an artist ..
Please read this blog to better understand:
Back to painting..
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!
Ha ha ha ha! I cracked up at 5 a.m. drawing this.
Thank you God for another day & idea.. hee hee hee
I know you've got my back.
Cannabis is medicine.
This is me HIGH at 5a.m. Thanking God.
Wait until you see tomorrows painting...
another good one by the Big Guy & his cannabis cartoonist.. he has me on a roll, no?
ANOTHER VALENTINE coloring card too!
I might send this to my pal Jerry. Check out his work and his DAUGHTER!
Tiny little glass genius.
I have one I'm giving to Martin that will give him a giggle. He's a fan of cartoons.
It was after all inspired by my little 'desk ROOR'.
XOX < Whom ever needs it.
Georgia... On My Mind.
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