Archives for December, 2011
Goal Years: 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Wellness Plan Goals: Take my medication every day! Lose 20 pounds again… Get a job! Keep a job! Get to bed before 3 AM Go back to my support group Tell one friend about my illness DO NOT YELL and scream! Say thank you more! ALWAYS finish WHAT I…
Chato: Frosty... What did I tell ya... ain't the Florida SUN just melting your stress away?! Title: Frosty the Snowman's Winter Vacation Disaster Disasters can be common any time you bring together family, friends and illness. Just like poor Frosty the Snowman's attempt to reduce the stress of this time of year, you need to find the right stress reduction tool. Don't let the "stress" of having so-called fun, ruin your recovery and push you off into a psychiatric episode. An episode where you end up on the six o'clock news; in your skivvies on top of a car roof or large snow pile yelling..."I'm the KING of the WORLD!"...while wielding a decorative samurai sword. (What! LIKE that has never happened to you too?!)
Wine Glass: Depression Glass Is Depression Glass Really a type of Therapy? If you know what Depression glass is...then you should get this cartoon joke. Or if you're like me and had no clue what it is... then getting the above cartoon will take a little learning. Don't worry, I only learned about Depression glass this week when I found a book at the library titled: "Depression Glass and It's Many Powers." My very first thought, when reading the title, was the above cartoon. Still, I picked up the book thinking it was some type of "new" therapy or "ancient" healing glass or something like that. Intriguing.
What would YOU do? You pull into a parking space at your local library... next to a mini van that is empty, but is running. Obviously the owner is near by, so you don't think much of it. You go into the Library for about 15 minutes or so and when you come out the mini van is still running. You look into the window and see the keys in the ignition and in the passenger seat is an iPod and the door is not locked. (This is a true story that happened at the Port Charlotte Mid-County regional public library.) What would you do? Could the person be walking around? Did they forget they left the car running? Is this a police bate car? or worse... Were they abducted??!!
Jon: Hey Judith, do you think this counts as being Med compliant? Judith: Sure Jon, Why Not... Hey they look compliant! Title: They Voted & Chato drew them Contest 1 I need you to vote for my fan art I drew for FC2 website. I put so much time into drawing and coloring this drawing that NOW I REALLY WANT TO WIN! I need your vote to do it. You can vote every day. I wanted to make this fun for my readers who vote. ONCE you vote (you must hit the BLUE vote button on the above link) comment below or on my facebook page so I can add your name to the contest. For every 50 votes, I will draw two of the voters into an upcoming cartoon.
Title: Common Munitions Trauma Caption: Spontaneous Combustion There is a deeper and more serious meaning to this Blast injury cartoon "humour noir" (Dark Humor). It's my own little twist of the expression "guns don't kill people, bullets do!" If that is so then, who kills the bullets?
Part of my art therapy, along with drawing the Mental Health Humor cartoons, is doodling. In fact, this is when I get inspiration for many cartoons, and it also helps me stay focused. I try to doodle a few times a day. The worse my day gets, the more I doodle and draw, I.E. ART THERAPY. This was one of the doodles below. I was reading over my new book from cartoonist Lenn Redman. You can see by comparing my drawing and Mr. Redman's that I added my own little twists. Lenn Redman's book How To Draw Caricatures (Chato's rendition) Below, you can see the page 80 of the book How To Draw Caricatures that inspired my homage to Lenn Redman.
One of my Facebook friends is having an art contest and I submitted a drawing the other day and it got accepted. Now, I need your help to win. Just VOTE with the link or in the frame below. Here is the e-mail I got: Congratulations! Your Fan Art Submission has been Approved! You can view your submission here: http://id.fc2.com/facebook_contest/?page=vote02&entry=107&r=1 How to win? -- Visit the above URL! -- Click the Like button and write a comment! -- Your friends will see this message and vote for you! -- Ask your friends to vote everyday! -- Ask your friends to tell their friends about your picture! - Please share this link via Facebook and Twitter... THANKS FC2 will announce the winner at the end of the competition.