I was wondering if my friend misses us.
How could you not?
Poppy & I are anything but boring. :)
I had the idea for this card and it made me laugh out loud.
Pop Rocks! I called her 'Poppo' on vacation. Poppy is the cutest, behaved little dog proving me with a service of LOVE & Protection in 7lbs of fierce! She will take your finger (tip) off if you don't watch out! lol
She actually is not aggressive at all- unless she feels she needs to protect me.
She keeps me from taking harmful chemicals. Fact.
I will fight for Poppy like she fights for me, make no mistakes.
Keeping me natural like my medicine. Thank God.
I know some can't understand what Poppy does- it's not for you to understand.
She brings me peace... and our trip to California - she proved what a little rockstar she is!
Every Flight- she walked ahead on the plane with me towing my bag behind - Hooked to my belt so I am 'hands free'. EVERYone looked at her in amazement with many Awwwwwssssssss and giggles - I'd say "here it is" (meaning our seat ) and she jumped up! Then I'd buckle up and she lay on my lap - I'd cover her with her blanket and that was that, she never made a peep! Every time! 3 flights - hee hee - I'm going to put flight pins on her vest & EVERY single time I had flight attendants remark- "I forgot she was on the flight" & "she is by far the best service dog we've had!"
California was awesome! Poppy went to the movies & had many patio meals and went to the Getty!! I only had a couple of incidents with humans.. one customer in a 'subway' gave me such a dirty look and shook his head at 'us.. he did it to me 3 times! I was in line behind him holding Poppy, I lost my appetite. I said I wasn't hungry and would wait outside... when the gentleman emerged I look at him straight in the eye and calmly asked:
"Do you feel better passing judgement on me and you don't know anything about me?"
He stopped (caught off guard) "I wasn't judging you... I was frustrated at.. the woman behind the counter"
"Bullshit" was my reply.
He calked his head back and says "well o.k., but.. come on & I love dogs but really? "
He reached out to Poppy but she turned her head & ignored him (awesome)
"YOU judged me and you know nothing about me."
Who was he to look at me and shake his head in disgust... I was NOT harming anyone. Poppy was Not harming anyone. I was holding her.. she is cleaner than most construction workers in there for lunch.
He looked at me and said "I did."
I looked at him and said "enjoy your lunch.."
He walked away. Food for belly & mind - I hope.
God was with me. I knew what to say, calmly.
What is with people - Holy! Are there not more serious things to focus on right now- like TRUMP?? I get it if a dog is misbehaving but I feel like we are constantly paying for it.
If you see me having an attack, you get it. They are quick but fierce and I clutch her.. Some times she looks at me and jumps off my lap then stretches to be picked up again- "FOCUS on me" her eyes speak. She knows. It's not pleasant for others to see - trust me when I say it's much more unpleasant for me to experience so please.. get over it.
Poppy LOVED California! I loved California! Truly & the people in general MORE.. not just my friends. As Canadians I hope we send them our prayers/good vibes daily, too many are suffering right now and are living in fear and unstably.
All & all - California was friendly & very understanding of Poppy & I when we ventured out as a team & I am truly grateful for having had her with me for countless reasons.
Please Don't judge people with service animals- if the dog behaves badly - YES, address it. Please don't just assume we are all the "fakers". Do you really think I enjoy taking a dog with me everywhere? I don't. I LOVE her but it gets tiring... thankfully, when I am with someone I am comfortable with I can leave her - someone who understands and just rides it out with me for a few seconds. Next museum- in France (dream big baby!) no Poppy!
Well... she does like Vincent van Gogh!!
Poppy Loved California & my friend too - which was terrific - it made my visit more comfortable. I'm sure he is missing her. It inspired a funny card which gave me good giggle to paint! I'll share it another day. More On Poppys adventure with the customs officers soon but these are some of her favourite photos of California.
Women's best friend deserves women best medicine..
Remember mans best friend I drew for a friend? Below. I mailed it off.
Well, I thought - 'Hey!! What about MY BEST FRIEND? lol
And so she appeared, I threw on the red glitter collar - just because.
Poppy needs a 'Red glitter' or red sequins vest..lol
I drew this as she sat on my lap - out back, in the sunshine, listening to birds.
Heaven on earth... a terrific way to spend 'Earth day'.
Every day is earth day & animal day, plant day.
Break day... or two...
If you follow this blog you read of one time in particular I had a huge 'blow out' with a long time pal over cannabis.. it was Kat. We did not speak for over a year afterwards- maybe two.. lol
I said to her way back when.. about 8 years ago: Cannabis will be legal, everyone will grow it and we will see it in our lifetime!!" to which she replied" Yeah, when Pigs fly!!" I remember because I came home and drew a pig tied to a string with wings.
Kat and I are still friends, (30 years+ later) better friends. Kats been educated on cannabis the past few years and is singing a new tune as are thousands and thousands more will follow as Cannabis is legalized in Canada. Thank God.
Did you read about the new map - with overdoes deaths?
Celebrating Lost Loved ones. Or 'Overdose Canada' on FB
I went and looked and start to cry, all the beautiful lives- the stories mainly the same: died from a drug overdose after she was addicted to pain killers from a soccer accident.
SIMPLE every day people, hurting themselves playing games, working around the home - NOT drug users- become hooked on PAIN pills. FEATHERS!!!
Kat recently framed my favourite BEARS for me, now hanging above my desk so I can look and dream as often as possible. Kat has sold her gallery and is moving to Montreal - so, I guess I'll be visiting Montreal! hee hee.. She will continue to frame my work as she will still keep it as a 'side hobby' - I'm thrilled because she does splendid work! I'm sure we will still have our differences - it's what good friends do. EVEN if you need a couple of years break in between.. so here is it..
Look up! What do you see? Any Pigs yet?
When Pigs fly.. o.k. - we might not see pigs for a while but next summer I anticipate a lot more gardens with cannabis in them- what will happen??!!! - Will Crime will increase? Hardly. It will become normal, a nice 'safer high' from a plant and you won't end up on the overdoes map. Guaranteed. THANK GOD.
Tomorrow a little '4/20 art circle' that I really like & hope you will too.
I'll post it at midnight! Happy pre eve 4/20.. today I'm drawing bear..
I need some TLC, badly... currently have THC, I love the smell of this Humber valley Kush.
'Spring in a jar with healing properties!'
P.S. this pig was a gift for 'Olive' - a FB fan who knitted & sent me 'TWO pink pussy hats', so I will be ready with a friend- or Storm (LOL!!) in our Pink Pussy hats - on the next MARCH! MEOW!! - lol
As you know I draw & send cards.. they make me SMILE, Perhaps you have received one..
I painted a card titled: "the Dr. said.." & pondered.
I worked on a NEW really nice quality 'water color paper sketchbook '- 'it feels sensational to sketch in'.. each painting is a mini story which unfolds as the reader glances slowly across the page and is captivated then flabbergasted! lol
Storm sure was. You will see the first but not all of them, not the complete second!
I'll save it for a select few. It made me laugh out loud when I painted it & Storm just shook his head - lol! You see a hint below to understand 'where I am going with it.' You might not know what I was thinking about... I was thinking about 'cavemen & evolution', to be honest.
It's my new 'wrap your head around shit book' & think about what MAKES ME happy book
- or not - paint it out book- one side a little more serious than the other or not.. lol
I have been incredibly creative 'Dorothy, 4/20 art, a couple of single panel editorial cartoons
thinking about President Trump, I actually feel concerned for him, he is on a downward spiral, I don't understand impeachment, but it does not read well. They must all be under a sensational amount of stress & then I remind myself- it does not matter - What control do we have over it? At the moment it's important I get back to thinking about things that make us SMILE - I'm on an old MOVIE kick- Dorothy- I'll show you her soon * & what triggered the idea.
Do you have movie that can make you laugh out loud guaranteed, several times? I do.
I rented it and watched it 3 times on netflix the other day. I LOL every time, it's a musical with dance numbers! A classic - a hint - I LOVE Gene Kelly - I've blogged about him before - he is by far the Cream of the Crop imo & what a man.
Looks, talent- drive, creativity, persistence, charm, wit - hard to feathering find now a days!
I'm not sure he exists. I know he does not... not my 'complete version' - I never knew him, 'the man' personally so I'm not aware of his flaws. Are you? Who cares - That ass! lol
I'm painting some really inspired work - I don't want to ruin the surprise!
Tomorrow- 4/20 almost! - With Cannabis becoming legal and ALL being able to grow it, it reminds me of when I remarked to a good friend (Kat) a while back - "Cannabis will be legal & all will grow it & we will see it in our life time!"
Her response tomorrow:
4/20 art on 4/20.
Georgia... On My Mind.