This painting was painted with silver paint on the door- you can't see it here -but it looks really authentic, I'm pleased with how it turned out. ;)
Disney knew how to create a bond with the viewer, an emotional attachment - something that makes us all a little vunerable like knowing Bambies mom is dead as he looks for her... I still hold my breath at that scene & this scene in Dumbo brings me to tears - every time. I cried painting it. Mad elephant... I feel like that mad elephant sometimes, locked in a chage and only able to preform limited loving.. The elephant is me & the cage is life, stuff that gets in the way like these iron bars & I cant seem to see past them & all I want to do is hug my baby, whom is no longer a baby but I'll alwasy be his mom & mad elephant if it arises- because it can't be helped - I try.
Dumbos mom was anything but 'Mad' - lables other gave her, but I understand how she comes across this way... LOVE. I understand I'm no elephant but I can tell you - I have a mamabear in me and alwasy will untl I no longer breathe, it's just there under the surface and it arrived the same day my son did & I'm grateful, grateful I experienced love & emotions that bring out the beast in me because it is this 'beast in all of us' that also wants to make the world in general a safer & better place for all cubs.
I can't put into words how proud I am of my son - his work ethics, determination & thirst for continued knowledge - I'm not worried about him... anymore, he has proven many times he is capable of looking after himself & he is surrounded by a group of great friends & co workers - I couldn't hope for anyhing better. I've been fortunate to go to work with him on a few occassions & his professionalism is impressive if I do say so- hee hee - this business has some a long way in a few years! I can't believe how quickly they go in and set up professional & productive grow rooms in record time - so others can start to produce their own quality cannabis/medicine - It is a BLESSING & Storm has wanted to help people grow their own medicine since he worked in a hydroponic store at the age of 15 & look at him now!
I literally laugh - now at the path God has had us on - everything for a reason, trust.
A new club opened in Yorkville - 'Ameri' - is that short for American? & again my friend informs me there is no wheelchair access - she is a woman - in a wheelchair but HEY, they say' - you can wait to be seen (or ignored) and then you can wheel yourself around to the 'back alley' & buy your medicine (for her it is)... WHAT THE FUCK is this CONTINUED bullshit & WHY are we ALLOWING IT- use the back door? Screw that, I'll never visit that store & told her to wait until someone does it RIGHT- Is anyone paying attention??
UNTIL ALL ARE INCLUDED - on this journey. Did you know there is still a stigma twoards the disabled & aged (& women) in this country - one they don't see advancing anytime soon - that might not bother you at the moment - God forbid you get hurt & become disabled, either way we ALL GET OLD - so, those of you who are young and healthy NOW, > you < might want try to change this mentality before you get old. Either way, continue to speak up with your dollar & 'if' you do visit this place - please tell them to put in a fucking ramp & show some COMPASSION..
No wonder they don't call them 'Compassion Clubs' any longer - there appears to be little displayed.
Walt Disney suffered from severe depression from time to time - he admitted he was unable to even speak on the phone without crying at one point... image that! Yet, he knew he had to 'take breaks' & to step away from time to time to recharge & heal.. me too. Walt Disney NEVER - EVER let anyone keep him from following his dreams - thank God. Walt is a hero of mine in many ways, I'm grateful we had someone like him create inspiring art, capable of bringing out compassin in others - with the swinging of a baby elephant on it's mad mamas trunk. Genius.
with TLC & THC