When Storm was little I called him Cheeky Monkey- a nickname many little ones get, no doubts. I needed to ponder yesterday (peacefully) - primates seem to be my goto' these days when I need to meditate the most. I had no idea what would appear when pencil was placed on paper - listening to the radio (canoe 100.9FM) hearing about kids and back to school - being bus drivers- school supplies- YIKES Teachers BETTER finally get a raise.
I guess that's why the mask appeared and the Poppies- REMEMBER your mask ;)
Stop & smell the flowers but then remember to put your mask back on.
Numbers are rising, winter is coming - did anyone think it was done?
Fucking TURMP admitting he downplayed it. WOW. 190,000 dead & counting.
I get it- we must teach out tiny humans life must go on - at what cost. I don't know.
I feel as tho I am witness to a mass science experiment & I'm not that fond of waching.
I painted that primate starting at 5 a.m. and continued right to 7 p.m. - it was wonderful.
The day before I received my first trojan horse gift. A jar of honey with a $900. rock bill.
Yep, I was hurt (again) but it's my own fault- I set myself up.. thinking I might have tea & conversation with my new neighbour one day, in a perfect world.
The world is far from perfect, currently. We must learn to go with it - like it or not.
& I painted THROUGH it. FORCE yourself to focus on your art.
Focus on your gift, your intentions and God will continue to walk with you.
I wish more would belive me.
I meditate & medicate and ponder & PRAY, clarity arrives.. before my painting is comlete. Thank God. This chimp looking back at me is thoughtful, playful, kind and a little cheeky. A gentle reminder for all cheeky monkeys all over the world. Put your mask back on when your done smelling those flowers. I wished the first day went well as I read about schools being shut down due to covid outbreaks.
AS much as I do focus on my art my twitch is escalated by stress.. (why, I try to avoid it) and yes, it's currently brutal due to a combination of neighbour crap, covid, chronic pain, exhaustion - even though I am tired my twitch does not stop enough to let me nap,
I don't share this for any other reason than this IS MY LIFE & I certinally will not be ashamed by it. I LIVE with it EVERY FUCKING DAY.. Every day, keep going, keep painting, keep trying. I promised God. Here I sit, God has provided.
For anyone who 'thinks' I take this promise lightly, you are mistaken.
I hope this monkey proves to you - Don't let covid, pain or shallow people stop you from creating. CHILD of God you are created to create & dont forget it!
I'm going to go paint another creature now, excited to see what will appear.
If I can do it so can you. Have you seen my hands lately?
Norm said my wrists look as though I broke them, they are both swollen & painful.. just another arthritic day and I won't let it slow me down today either.
Do not stop. Do not give up...
Be who God expects you to be.
I have handed it over to God, all of it & am confident I shall, as alwasy.. be.
With TLC & THC
Next another classic cartoon - and a dream bong. ;)