Acrylic on canvas 6 x 6.
I'm exploring colour.
I had an editorial make it into the local paper... yay!
& Nugget is growing like a weed.
Lot's to paint!
Much inspiration on the tiny farm.
Grateful. I am. I think I'll make the image above a puzzle! lol
I went for a walk with my girls, time to train the pup to stick together in the woods & then must listen when I say come as we know, there are bear. What a successsful first try!
We are refreshing the Happy Puppy Training kit and was reminded of wise words by the creator Rachelle, you want a happy puppy, and it's easy to lose patience I am also reminded.. stepping in a puddle of pee or poop.
She is house trained already - YAY Happy Puppy kit! Yay me!! Yay Arrow!
You don't want a dog that is afraid of you - they won't come when called- still, your dog needs to know you mean business. Truly, this kit has helped me with the past 3 dogs and more so now. I am grateful.
The woods are awesome, the leaves stunning.. yellow & orange and just now really falling, the fresh path of pine needles & leaves is soft to walk on. I 'watched' pine needles shed this year - for the first time in my life - it's quite beautiful if you can catch it- I can from my sofa before I nap. I am grateful.
My son is busy and happy... although not visiting for thanksgiving, it is not encouraged.
I am grateful for him, always & each FaceTime. text messages and a phone call
Grateful for this internet service - though lacking in speed & quality like 1999. ;)
I am grateful for my dogs... such bringers of laughs and joy and adventure.
Norm is busy.. (understatement) but content... too busy to be anything else - wood to chop - winter's coming !
I am grateful for the editorial cartoon idea I just got called:
I am grateful of the halloween painting idea that will take me all day.. I am grateful for my neighbours, trees, birds & still a few lingering bees!
We are teaching: Do not ever- touch anything on this coffee table..
Poppy was watching too - and would growl if Arrow even smelled it.
Our dogs are trained so I can leave food on the coffee table and they will not take it.
"Don't touch!" I am grateful to report that treat is still there, 2 days later.
Happy Puppy Training - continues.
Halloween 2020 - the fact that it is even considered is just.. fucking stupid.
REALLY? Talk to your children & explain... a human life is worth more than candy.
It's ALL about $. Money or humans.
Candy & costumes have to sell! Trick or Treat!
It's proven after each holiday & celebration, like Mother's day, the long weekends and soon ThanksGiving... two weeks later more are sick and some die. Because WE can not stop socializing for a few weeks. The 'Brass Rail '- a famous strip club in Toronto infected over 50 (I can't rememeber details, I just shook my head sort of thing..) how many women do you think got it- besides the strippers? I wonder if they want to be there, I doubt it.
If, as all things - men are run/influenced by their penis... if this is an indication of covids future - 'were all fucked', with or without a penis.
Holidays, hormones & halloween - can kill this 2020 - is Halloween worth it?
Perhaps it's a time to really discuss these 'Holidays' and what they represent.
There ARE countless halloween crafts on one - many books and endless internet ideas.
If a parent wants to celebrate halloween - I'm sure it can be accomplished safely without the actual Trick or Treating.
To take a child out to get candy IS selfish & risking the lives of others... for what?
I don't think many pumpkins will be lit- not as many doors will be answered... regardless how cute these little beings are (especially in cute little costumes)
NOW is NOT the time.
It's Friday & I just read Trump has COVID & due to his obesity and other health issues - he might not do so well...
Is there a feeling of celebration in the air?
with THC & TLC
200,000 Americans DEAD from Covid.
Just another day in paradise... Fore!!!
Trump lies, encourages violence, doesn't pay taxes, twitters nastiness all day long... tells the poor to pay taxes. Pays $70,000 for hair products...
Actually, Americans paid $70,000 for Trumps hair products and probably a lot more for his golf clubs, golf shoes and that fancy RED hat.
Americans continue to die.
200,000 & counting.
With THC & TLC
I think this Halloween will be a no brainer' - tiny superheros - all in blue.
From head to toe in hospital gowns, booties, gloves & masks...
the ultimate 'Covid Costume 2020'
ONE SIZE fits all... boy or girl.
It would be a safe start... will Halloween BE? I don't know. I don't care.
I wouldn't want a bunch of germ carring demons visiting me for a sweet treat... not this year. Not that we expect to see anyone - kids or adults.
I think we should skip it.
With THC & TLC
A mental health Monday - editorial.
Canadians can help put their mental health to rest, with MAID.
I have researched M.A.I.D. & am grateful for the service.
I decided to draw a logo for M.A.I.D... they did not ask.
I think it would lighten the mood a bit.
I read business is 'booming' due to covid. (Sorry Boomers)
Maid, cleaning house like a BOSS..
I AM all for M.A.I.D.
with THC & TLC
Did you think? What can you do in 40 seconds? LOTS! Order a coffee, greet a friend...
lose a child. I had to read the statistics at least 7 times.. and then read further.
Every 40 seconds a child goes missing!? WTF is wrong with Americans (all of US) that this is happening? No wonder mask ingoring Americans aren't worried about Covid killing kids - they are losing one every 40 seconds to HUMAN trafficking. Money for a fucking wall??? Police being used to beat, spray protestors - imagine if a 'small percentage' of funds for police was used to find & jail (hang) those who steal children to use for sex for pedophiles. Yep, you read 'hang'... That is how I feel about child molesters.
Capital punishment for Human traffickers, people who prosper & thrive off of others suffering, especialy children are no benefit to society - no matter what they think or all the good they 'might' be doing, elsewhere.
I guess it is a sin on my part for wanting them OFF the surface of the earth, oh well...
I'll live with it.
This bullshit drug war- war on the poor is all it is.
A mask Americans appear willing to wear... how long is this going to go on.
Canada it appears, is understanding that putting people in jail for "personal possession of any drug" is the real crime.
FOCUS ON WHAT MATTERS! CHILDREN = The Future.
Imagine when all these hurt & abused children grow up - it they get that luxury- most are going to grow up to be even nastier - it's called human nature & lack of nurture. Or they will grow up depressed (understandably) adding to global misery & suffering, not helping the economy - that's a given.
It's time to VOTE soon - and yes, I am Canadian and use to think - it's not my business.
BUT it is OUR business - that presidential pig effects the rest of the world like it or not.
His insanity alone crosses our border daily, causing many Canadians stress.
What will you focus on today?
Will you now ignore this number 40? Now that you know ?
Turn a blind eye... not your business.. not your kids?
Karma on a HUGE fucking scale will effect us ALL - FOR not helping the children.
Like it or not.
VOTE that entire family of greedy fucking liars OUT... or don't and watch AMERICA fall apart as the rest of us watch - not shocked in the slightest.
Encourage your American friends to VOTE.
VOTE & Focus.
I also plan on looking into missing children in Canada as I am awareit is a world wide problem - a pandemic of scum stealing children, worse than any covid #'s
With THC & TLC
Norm saw this editorial and said: wow you've covered all bases with this one..
I hope so!
I am pretty sure, mask wearing has now proven, helps. Right?
Yet each time I go out I see some without, I myself forget - because I go out that little.
There's always something to do - chores or paint. I re organized my studio - added another shelf -one just for UNFINISHED projects- I must finish one, in between starting something new. So far so good.
If surgeons wear masks for hours at a time - WTF is wrong with people?
Bitch & balk about wearing it for 30 minutes to grocery shop - come on - it's not brain surgery. I wonder what other alien lifeforms think about our behaviour.
I completed a new painting for a client, I am very pleased, it was truly a joy to paint.
I knew it the moment I was asked, I'd have fun with it & that, I did.
It inspired me- to create more along this line... time to box it up & ship it out.
It was too beautiful a summer day yesterday to even think about mental health Monday.. mental health is telling Canadians to get out & enjoy the heat & SUNSHINE - winter soon. How about you wear a mask when close to others.
Yay! Fires in the new stove, painting, reading with a beautiful view.
Classic Cartoon week.. stay tooned - the Coyote & Road runner next.
with THC & TLC
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
Georgia... On My Mind.