I look at my goats and wonder what they are saying to themselves & the chickens...
This cartoons was inspired by my neighbour. My neighbour told me I have a "bitter soul." This coming from someone who literally spent 2 minutes speaking to me (ever)... I LAUGHED OUT LOUD! Someone could have informend me I moved beside the Messiah - I would get out of my PJs more!! I'm pretty sure soul judgement is reserved for Jesus & God... and My neighbour. Phhhhhbbbbbbbt. Wow.
Remember that Road I dont' own and have no say in? As I was abruptly educated by my other neighbour "I own this road! I dont have to tell you fuck all!" (that neighbour) - no consideration what so ever, no contact - written or verbal... AND NOW I'm now expected to pay approximately $900. for rocks with a side of verbal abuse.
Aren't they special.
I've never had such neighbourly neighbours, thank God.
Obviously, by their own actions, I'm not worthy of time or consideration.
So.. the journey continues... I walk with God, (& my homeboy) so I'm always up for adventure! Yay!! I wasn't put here to be belittled or bullied.
I did paint all day tho and painted one of my best yet! I was so excited- I feel I reached a new plateau- alwasy gratifying for an artist! I am deffinately a better artist (and person) than I was yesterday... I for sure didn't judge anyones soul.. over ROCKS.
Come see my "Don't be a Cheeky Monkey!" tomorrow.
with TLC & THC
In covid times.. the coyotee would say : Fuck that bird.
Quit chasing. If he's wise he'll search instead for some quality bud to help him CHILL.
Forget about Covid, Trump.. masks.. if only for a few hours.
It's important to your own mental health to TAKE A BREAK - watch some classic cartoons.
The Road runner cartoons were a favourite for the artistic backgrounds, sharp lines, vibrant colours! The never ending persistance of the Whyle. E. Coyote is also admirable.
Busy days.. it was brisk this morning & going down to 6 tonight which means fire place must be in & I cannot wait! I love sitting chilling by the fire, book tea... bring on the blizzard. O.k. I won't push it. ;)
I painted a couple of rocks and willl leave them in Haliburton next visit.
A cookie rock- it looked like a cookie before I painted it.
A skull rock- I found with a touch of Stephen Boeheme (hee hee)
& my golden dinosaur egg, which I am keeping.
It was a rock I found & dropped and it has a black circle in the centre - Raptor Embryo . ;)
I have a few- waiting.
It's classic cartoon week!
Mighty Mouse is next!! Who remembers his line?
"Here......." <that's your hint.
With THC & TLC
Something fishy going on.. lol
I do not normally take commissions - this does not stop others from asking. ;)
I'm glad I was asked to paint this cartoon.. I try to squeeze in a few comics still..
A friend asked if I could create this cartoon & he sent me a pretty good sketch - so it took little creaivity on my part. How often does one get to paint a fish with a cocktail and smoking pipe. ;) If you fish for Musky in particular - you should check out Dadson blade baits, he is on Instagram. I know Storm used them and was a successful musky fisherman.
Check these EGGS out! Cluck cluck!
These are this mornings eggs! I can't stop giggling and staring in amazement, 5 hens & 5 eggs... it's the cream of wheat! Sprinkled with organic hemp. I told Norm to go easy on breakfast or our chickens will get big and then starting to sing "... he likes big breasts and cannot lie.." hee hee
The last egg is so big I'm painting it after Norms drills a hole so I can empty it, biggest egg I've ever seen... slightly mis-shaped, I bet it was felt on the way out... yikes. Once you have fresh, organic - healthy & happy chicken eggs - you won't buy bland boring mass produced eggs ever again. In a perfect world every family would raise thier own chickens. I feel my world is pretty perfect these days, especially after mornings like this.
I've thanked our chickens for every single egg & will continue to do so.
Back to the details of my newest painting, "Maaaaaa!!!" which I am very pleased with.
Do you like eggs? Got a favorite recipe? Feel free to share ;)
Shcools are returning in the fall- it should be interesting.
I hope it's not a deadly decision...
I think I'd opt to homeshcool for a little while If I was in this situation.
Grateful I'm not, praying for thoses who are.
with TLC & THC
143,311 do you know how mnay times I had to read that number because of disbelief.
Thats how many have died in the USA & rising.
Yet, places continue to open... like Disney world. WTF?
In Canada the number is close to 9,000 deaths.
We do no thave to population the USA does - still.
It is shocking to watch - I don't understand how so few can care, drinking, pool paties.. babies becoming infected in record number in Texas. Arizona is bringing in mobil morgues and its business as usual. The American Government is FUCKED UP - The rest of the world see just how much. Careless behavious when we still know very little about covid- we know it kills. Fighting over masks- political 'leaders' ONLY add to the confusion.
The saddest part is who is dying - those already suffering.
I learned a new word in 2 languages... it is directed at the Political LEADERS & those who refuse to wear masks. The nurses, Dr.s, all who are wearing masks and care about others- yo have my symptahy. A thousand people are dying a day in the USA currently - That can't be true.. can it? And Trump golfs.
Some of my inmate friends think: this is the ends of days (expressed in their letters)
I don't know how to resond sometimes. I know being cooped up is a big difference than being caged up during covid COVID, I can read their concerne.
I share - I don't think it's the end of days.. just an end of being blind - to many issues.
I lose sleep lately over all I think about.. all the people I have met and know NOW, in the USA. I'll do what I can - if only continue prayers- lots.
I had a awakening (amen- thakful)... tomorrow, I'm practicing what I preach.
Teach Only LOVE , that is what WE are.
& made a new sign for the end of our drive way.
With TLC & THC
Every morning we walk the driveway!
Up to the top.. check out the rocks & sunshine & cell service - lol.
On mornings I am sore I do it with a joint - this also helps keep away the mosquitos.
Banana peels really take away the itch out of a bite.
I keep my peels in the fridge for when they are required.
Snakes - 2, raccoon 1, deer 1.... chickadees - many! Frogs, grasshoppers & many butterfly & moths, we are surrounded by life & death - may as well make the best of both & enjoy each moment.
Currently on my desk are 3 different projects- creativity is at an all time high & I've thought of a few new cannbis painting's I'd lke to do!
The common hashtag here is #myhaliburtonhighlands ... it certinally is.
I also painted one of our waterbarrels - much needed on the days it gets dry up here... better than using our well water.. the day Norm hooked it up- it rained not 5 minutes later.
No Water - No Life.
No Blue - No Green.
Thirsty? Take a drink.. & give thanks.
With TLC & THC
'If the 3 kings were to bring Jesus gifts NOW.. what do you think they would be?
Would he get the newest iPhone? Ferrari? Gold Rolex? Hell yes!
He's Jesus! & deserves the finest this life has to offer - lol perhaps.. BUT true gifts I believe would be the gift of knowledge - represented by a book (for one) -not an iPhone thats going to distract him every 3 seconds and dumb him down . ALL the bling are just things. Should the 3 wise men arrive this evening in 2018 .. I believe they would bring gifts that have been provided by God himself- natural Medicine from cannabis for peace & healing to mushrooms (psilocybin) and LSD, gifts to open the mind to experience ALL that life offers. Was blind but now I see...
In my own experience, I attribute my drug experience in direct correlation with widening my compassion towards the rest of the world & becoming a more forgiving individual myself & thinking individual... caring. Before I would simply be angry - rarely considering the 'other sides opinion, if anything 'now' I try to consider the other side' first.. If that isn't reason enough I don't know what is.
I've just watched a documentary called the Psychedelic Pioneers:
The story of the psychedelic pioneers is part leading-edge medical research and part utopian idealism. Three gifted psychiatrists, in combination with an extraordinarily power drug, resulted in one of the most fascinating and controversial periods in Canadian history. Before LSD burst on the scene as fuel for wild psychedelic trips, it had an amazing, yet little-known history. A surprising part of that history was written in a remote corner of the Canadian prairies. Over a span of fifteen years, from when the drug was first administered in 1952 until it was banned and made illegal in 1967, the use of LSD ranged from leading-edge psychiatric research into schizophrenia and alcoholism to volunteer testing on the general public. As word of LSD’s amazing properties began to seep out of the laboratory, artists and intellectuals such as writer Aldous Huxley, filmmaker Paul Saltzman, architect Kyo Izumin and painter Ted Godwin began to experiment and travel to Saskatchewan to have their first experiences with LSD. The Psychedelic Pioneers takes us through the eyes of the three lead doctors involved in the LSD Saskatchewan Project.
I had no idea the documentary would be about a hospital in SASK. Canada- the the 'instruction manual on how to use them safely for Dr.s & patients(still used today) was developed by a Canadian. BACK THEN they KNEW it was helping. Something occurred to me while watching this.. this TN, this condition that is unbelievable to live with nicknamed the 'suicide disease' that I have lived with for over 7 years (and has consumed me to say the least most days in crippling pain).. yes, I have considered death being a better option some days... because I think - I have no other options.. but WE DO.
What does it say about a Country that will allow you do discuss legal assisted death for pain before it will allow you to TRY LDS for pain?
You might be in a situation where you don't even consider such things... thank God.
I AM done suffering when I KNOW there are options & this new year I will be looking into ALL of them. I am a 54 year old woman, this is not about getting high, I just want to be able to function, to run my house socialize with family, enjoy time with dogs, work in my garden & continue my painting.. thats' it. I just want a quality of fucking life - where I am not in agonizing pain and constant fear from a condition that has me thinking I'm going to die several times a day- is that too much to ask? I think not. Will some judge me for it- yes of course.. will they be educated on the subject - probably not.
My son laughs when I tell him God has persuaded me - 'Have No Fear' as we go into this new year! & I DO not... quite the opposite, the 'strength I feel more powerful that I've ever felt in my life, more confident & CONTENT. It's the MOST powerful drug - when you truly believe in God, in good - in the universe & in my homeboy - Jesus!
Happy Birthday Jesus!
If born today you would be given the Gifts your father created for the intended peace & mind of all his children, that's why they are called 'WISE kings'.
Did you know the Government really cracked down when people using LSD started to speak up about & against the veitnam war.. and we all know how that really went down.
Happy Christmas Eve! Merry Christmas & Happy Birthday Jesus!
With TLC & THC
Oh, & I woke up today & painted this cartoon: Wall or Ladder? Ponder this:
This Saturday the Santa Clause parade is in town.. tis the season!
I call it the 'Squeezing Season' now, a season/holiday designed around consumerism designed to 'Squeeze' every last penny out of your pocket with commercial bombardment, social pressure and guilt. Yes, we will have a nice Christmas, good food, fine wine & cannabis baked gingerbread cookies & hopefully good company - as for gifts- we don't NEED anything - I'm happy with just setting up a few trinket and enjoying what Christmas might still represent for us.. me. Still, I LOVE drawing all things Christmas - especially reindeer.
This comic made me smile- I hope it has done the same for you.. hee hee
How else do you think they FLY? & the stamina for the evening? Gotta be magic medibles. It's honestly in 2 parts because I forgot Dasher - lol
I want to add Jim Carey is a very talented cartoonist! Editorial. I love his work, he posts on twitter - dumped FB - I feel the same. Absolute editorial genius - I'm not shocked! He has inspired me to draw a few editorial myself.
Have you read about the RAPE of a young male student @ St. Michaels (all boy) Catholic school? Expelled? BULLSHIT. Fucking LOCKER ROOM bullshit! It has to end - IF I had control I would eliminate the football team all together, forever. I hope they ALL are EXPOSED for being the PACK of dirty ANIMALS they are - Imagine being a parent to find out your son took part in this, laughing and joking as they watch a FELLOW student raped. I don't understand how anyone can do this let alone a group of YOUNG EDUCATED men, at this school that costs thousands to attend to produce 'fine upstanding' gentleman - right. This 'group mentality' is WORSE! So much for their '0' tolerance policy!
0 football MIGHT set a better example. I knew boys when I was younger who went to St. Mikes - they thought they were better than the rest of us back then.. perhaps they still do, clearly they thought they could get away with this sort of behaviour.
I am thrilled with this talented young Canadian artist! Speaking up with her photography... thefirstnationscanada.com/2018/11/photography-student-sends-message-about-mmiwg-using-canadian-flag/ I saw her image and it made me hold my breath. Bravo. She too has inspired me to try to paint on a topic I find incredibly difficult.
It's not all cannabis, comics and reindeer.
With TLC & THC
Are you fine with the upcoming expected fine for cannabis?
My pal Crusty Rusty called me -"$1000.00 !! One Thousand Bucks if your caught puffing not he sidewalk! This is legalization?!"
The penalty for using cannabis in public is up to $1000 for a first offense and up to $5000 for subsequent offenses.
What a joke this is.. & I can assure you - I will be smoking in public on occassion- when I feel the need. There is nothing like a good, strong bong hit or joint to slow down my twitch giving me a bit of a break & time when I NEED that break before I break. Edibles help the body but don't have the effect I need when smoking/vaping *before I GO any further- I myself DO NOT like to encourage SMOKING with children - I don't draw it in the mouths of certain characters & do not like the fact that Vape pens are being glamorized' because I feel it will encourage more children to try & get addicted to cigarettes (the kind PROVEN to give you cancer) PLEASE... Don't be a dick - Don't smoke in front of kids (cannabis included) if it can be helped & I've never nor will I ever smoke on a 'school property'.
BUT- back to these fines- COME on! DO they think Canadians have a sticker that states 'sucker' across our forehead? This will end up in court- why... BECAUSE OF THIS:
When I was younger a boyfriend & I were strolling around the block at 10 p.m. he had an open beer - I didn't have anything - a cop pulled up and gave him a Ticket for just over $50.. the cop was a dick. I lived 8 doors away - it was hot, the stars were out - obvious we were a couple just enjoying the evening (what ever- perhaps he was jealous). BUT the current fine for driving with an open beer/liquor in a car is ONLY $175.00
What the FUCK? ! Cheers. This almost encourages drinking & driving!!
What is wrong with those in power - this is NOT rocket science.
This is NOT right. FIGHT it if you get a ticket for smoking a joint in Public.
I won't even bother to compare the numbers of deaths related to each substance in the cartoon - there is another reason Cannabis PROVEN less harmful out of ALL three- YET- the fine $1000. for a 'first time offence?!
Which leads me to address - I'm pretty sure I STILL see people DAILY out & about smoking a cigarette including on school property. How much are people fined for the PROVEN cancer causing 'coffin sticks' costing out government already due to health reasons? LOTS.
Don't believe me? RESEARCH - Prove me wrong...
My new book arrived BYW (below) only a few pages in & :
I fucking LOVE it!
Amen! lol Book review soon.
The coffins have been picked up and I'll show you where you can go 'RIDE' one!!
IF YOU DARE!! lol - More SOON!
With TLC & THC
>>>Spill any paint lately?<<<
I am aware why I taught kids.. Not only was I blessed to teach them arts, cartooning and crafts - all things they really love - I was able to witness first hand a hundred times over - the genius of kids. The creativity, hopefulness, energy, absorbency of knowledge, excitement of life & generosity of kids.
All this "What about the children.." We've got to keep it away from kids!", blah blah blah...
First of all little kids- toddlers- that's up to the parents to educate your child and *KEEP YOUR cannabis safely away from your children and every other thing that can harm them- we all understand this is impossible. But try.. that is what good parents do.
Heres what I learned about kids, they are:
NOT FUCKING STUPID. Stop treating them as so.
Chances are in many ways with help of the rest of the world, cell phones, iPad & internet they are probably smarter than you. I guarantee there are far more intelligent 8 year olds than old, white, very rich men in USA congress at this very moment. (cartoon in the works) kids know more about Cannabis than we ever did about Alcohol growing up - other than it was "cool" at least they are hearing about discussion & they WILL then educate themselves- or they won't - this is life. Teach them about choices & consequences.
So not allowing creative marketing on cannabis products is just BULLSHIT.
How are we o.k. with this decision? What happened to choice? It is just setting up Canadian businesses for failure and healthy competition. IF the kids who want it - want it- they don't give a shit about advertising. Open a flier this past father day weekend what do I see? Besides the glossy alcohol flier- just in time to drunk dad up.. - A COORS popcorn maker' on sale and giant novelty beer cooler' for dad! Plant the seed. Who doesn't own a free cap given in a case of beer - isn't it a Canadian tradition? I really do like my "I AM Canadian" T-shirts & bucket hat Molson Beer puts out, they keep it class IMO by keeping 'molson' very small. OMGosh it's frustrating when you realize the difference between cannabis and alcohol alone.. worse though - it is insulting to our kids.
Why confuse them- tell them straight out! Don't use any drugs if you can't help it -it might destroy parts of your brain. Why take the chance?
Give yourself the best advantage in life you can
Don't eat any crap or you'll get fat & it will lead to serous health problems.
Don't start Vaping- it's not attractive and it might just become and expensive habit.
It's ALL stuff, try to experience 'life' - not stuff... I think that would be a good start.
Wouldn't it be nice if we REALLY cared about kids- ALL kids - if we stopped this hypocritical bullshit RIGHT NOW & ALL focused on what IS happening the USA with separating kids & sticking them in cages like animals- NO art supplies, NO toys, NO blanket < No COMFORT. ANY American that goes along with that, I do not understand your definition of 'Proud American'. Do you have children?
Ya'll better not believe in Karma. Eh.
Imagine the seed that is being planted in all those young minds & the young minds of all watching. Fear & HATE.
Please let's teach our children, educate them.. not plant seed of confusion, fear and hate.. end the stigma with cannabis or get RID of ALL Alcohol advertising- for the sake of the kids of course.
READ THIS ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
IF you care about the kids and then explain the Fucking DOUBLE standards to me PLEASE.
With TLC & THC
WOOOHOOOOOOOOO Cannabis is legalized in canada- now just for 'her debut date.
Georgia... On My Mind.