Christmas Garland FREE download tomorrow!
Get your crayons, scissors & ribbon ready...
With TLC & THC
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I love snow people.. painting them.. it's fairly easy - give it a go!
Another joint card idea to spread a little holidy cheer for friend. I've even come up with a cute way to attach the joints - keeping them completely safe for consumption it's a trade secret ;)
Well it's Friday, lots to do this weekend Christmas will be here soon enough - Norm made Storms gift & it is amazing. I want one now too.. lol We are as ready as we are going to be now I've got time to enjoy the tree, decorations and play with my pups - speaking of pups- Ginger cracks us up all the time, she is such a handful and into everything- so different from Poppy - it's like a different species lol Yesterday she was determined to see what I was working on she sat here so long I was able to take photos & she looks as confused as I usually am .. hee hee
Norm & I watched the Ozark on Netflix, and Norm said I remind him of Wendy' I'm not sure to be complimented or concerned - I'll take the compliment. I love strong women in television/movies - no more of this 'girlie searching for a prince" shit... those days are done.
I'm painting a canvas and gifts- still & a New little Mermaid painting - I was inspired to paint it after seeing sea life at the bottom of the arctic ocean on a new Netflix series, in particular the coral reef/ocean bottom - that and making those ornaments for you to download next week!!
The snow has melted- it's raining and the blue jays are calling - it's time to get back to painting - today I'm painting colorful cocks! lol
How many people can say that?
...inspired by life.
With THC & TLC
I've been painting several Gifts' so these smaller pieces are my warm up & card ideas - I LOVE creating cards. This would be for a ballerina friend -for her joint pain after the production of the Christmas nutcracker- I'm sure they need it! Frig my joints are sore.. I literally feel like I'm breaking my feet some mornings -just getting out of bed (forget the thought of shoes) and I can hear them crack with each first step, if not for my girls I think I'd stay in bed many a day.
I'll be sharing my newest available card very soon! Why not- seems like the right time.
I have noted a few are feeling blue - me too. I've seen it on FB and another friend even shared in a message.. Tis the Season. Have you got a hobby? Time to get creative and keep yourself from getting too deep in the pool of water blues - it's dark here at 5 p.m. and stays dark until 8a.m., I get it. Not all are fortunate to get away - but we can all do small things to feel a little better... create. I actually think Social media - does NOT help in this situation... good time to take a break from it if you can.
Bake, paint, read, pot plants, learn to knit, crochet, visit a new library, do a puzzle, watch an old favourite classic movie, clean your closet- fold some laundry, empty that junk drawer - lol -yep, keep busy is my only advice. I rolled some joints today as I like to be able to reach for one when I need a little more than a bong hit.
Stay tuned- free printable christmas decorations next week!
Cannabis friendly (of course)
with TLC & THC
The Marlboro man is coming to Canada to smoke some Cannabis - Saddle up!!
The irony when you realize the battle this has been, understanding prohibition and watching the past few years as this monumental shift occurs regarding cannabis. wow.
I find it incredibly amusing as you can see. hee hee hee
It ill be interesting how they market & promote cannabis compared to cigarettes.
*To promote sales to men, campaigns linked cigarettes to masculinity. The Marlboro Man, conceived by advertising executive Leo Burnett in 1954, aimed to enhance the male appeal of filtered cigarettes, which had a feminine connotation. Running from 1954 to 1999, Marlboro ads featured rugged cowboys on the open range, often backed by bold music, such as the theme from the film, “The Magnificent Seven.” Ironically, many of the Marlboro Men eventually succumbed to tobacco-related diseases.*
Cannabis in Canada - exciting times - blazing trails all over!
Canada - currently The wild west of Weeed.
With THC & TLC
Coins! Who doesn't have a special coin? A favourite? I don't know about you but as a Canadian kid growing up we often are given coins - I might not have appreciated them as a kid (you know how kids think... big deal - a quarter) now those quarters that had Mounties on them or the silver moose are hard to find. I guess so, I thnk it's HIGH time for a new coin! A coin celebrating Cannabis and what it's doing for the Canadian economy. A new Million/Billion dollar deal done this week & the week before! Amen.
The IRONY in this industry is amusing to say the least! I'm smiling as I think of this now...
Corona and cannabis - I'm sure you've heard that by now BUT do you know
Who just bought into a Canadian Cannabis company - None other than the "Marlborough man" (& I thought of a funny editorial) the American Cigarette company - Good! They will educate people provided they don't fucking ADD anything to their cannabis like cancer causing chemicals proven in cigarettes.
GOOD! If anyone can help educate on the difference they can. Yesterday a billion dollar deal with a Mexican company! Alright- Viva Mexico! Let's all HELP each other GROW! If that doesn't deserve a 'Fuck Ya!' I don't know what does. The biggest irony is Shoppers Drug Mart now has licence to sell Cannabis, Grrrrr...... mamabear grumbles deep from within.. I remember when they not only said they 'would NOT' but bad mouthed cannabis- NOT that long ago- this gave fuel to doubters in my life and only added to aggravation. Forget that, I won't support them they never supported us - PATIENTs back then. I hope to see some dispensaries opening SOON! According to this article this is what they will cost:
I read about a mom in Toronto who does not want a cannabis dispensary in her own town.. **remember (guilt trip warning - which I'm fine with if it saves even 1 life) this when people are FORCED to DRIVE elsewhere for cannabis & they EAT & drink elsewhere, and shop in stores elsewhere & remember this when a car load of distracted teens goes to buy cannabis & gets into an accident - (which they already do texting & driving distracted - all the time, and they will because they are teenagers - sadly, it's part of life) remember you force them to do this when you don't allow a Dispensary in "your" community & YET chances are there is an LCBO near by, proven time & time again responsible as a dangerous substance responsible for more deaths & driving than anything else - do you see the absurdity of this - it's just IGNORANCE. FIGHT it. Adults deserve the CHOICE to healthier, safer options.
This being said.. I am looking forward to trying cannabis beverages - that will be hitting the market . ;) Probably sold at the LCBOOOOOOOOoo $$$$$$ lol The irony.
*I'd also like to give a Fuck YA! & thank you to Canada Post while I remember... all the packages I sent last week are already driving at their destinations on the other side of the planet making several people smile - so - Thank you!!! I'm very excited for one young man in particular to get his gift in the USA.. still on the way.
I read last week: 'Justin - just ike Daddy ' an article in the paper (not worth naming) I guess the author, referring to Justin Trudeau & his dad thought it was demeaning - the second I read that headline I thought... Fuck Ya. Thank you Justin for legalizing cannabis & lifting the economy. Justin is on the other side of my coin! Hee hee hee ;) Thank You Canada
Thank You ALL talented growers.
& those talented growers before them - for planting the seeds.
With TLC & THC Lots.
I like THC in my Cannabis by the way. It helps lighten the mood along with the pain.
Not only is it known for Reindeer flying' but mushrooms just might be the inspiration for Santa too - Holy Yule! I feel like a fool I've been duped for so long. ;) Look into it there are documentaries, articles and more all about Santa being a figment of a Shamans Mushroom Experience.'
This Santa has a secret. It would make sense 'mushroom love' wanting to give & share with the universe - that's Santa in all his essence, right there. Santa's got a secret and he's not alone.
I'd believe it before I'd believe he is the result of the ultimate marketing creation by a pop company. Mushrooms are also the reason the reindeer fly. Google it! It's fun to learn an explore about Santa - long after we stop believing - Im 54 and love the idea of Santa , especially for little one- to inspire creativity & imagination -why not?
With TL & THC
Tis the season... SCAMMING season. Norm & I decided it was time to get some new furniture, we've had the same for 25 years and it's a little ruff from 2 decades and countless dogs, so we went shopping and splurged like we've not done.. ever.
We ended up at Leons in Newmarket while sampling a sofa I asked our representative with the thick accent (I love accents - men or women - I'm intrigued by accents.) when will it be delivered? "Two weeks" she said.. I thought.. o.k.', more shopping - we met work friends of Norms at the cash and I asked her AGAIN - when will it be delivered?
"TWO weeks" was her response again - Norm then asked: why 2 weeks?
She replied: It's at another store. We all looked at each other- I can do two weeks I thought. I waited. 2 weeks. Two week came and has gone - no call BUT we did get something in the mail which now adds- it might be anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 weeks.
I called and explained -I don't care what the brochure they mailed 'at a later date' states, I was promised by a store employee (several times) "2 WEEKS" . Had she said to me - "it would be anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks" I would have said 'Thanks- I'll go elsewhere.' BUT SHE DID NOT- *Apparently I am to blame - for NOT reading the FINE print when we gave them our money ( I also don't recall them asking us- 'Better read this fine print before you pay!) SO if you're shopping at Leons - you better bring a lawyer I guess. WTF? LIES. She KNEW I wouldn't get that furniture, I could hear it in her voice- do they scam just for sales? AND where is the furniture at another store that takes 2 weeks delivery? Are they making them as they get the orders? I called head office & there was another sign- they did not call back- they don't care. I wish we new these things about businesses before we purchase from them. I was going to call again today and say WTF is my furniture and WHEN can I EXPECT it? - First I took a detour to the BBB regarding Leons- WOW- HOW are they still in business?? My GUT told me to call and cancel EVERYTHING & I did.
Just from our short encounter starting with lies, to lack of giving a shit about customer service - imagine if there's anything wrong with your product, good luck. Forget that - ALL businesses - from furniture shops to dispensaries - Business should care about the ones who pays the bills - THE CUSTOMERS. I feel we've avoided a sofa nightmare, we will shop elsewhere, somewhere where they actually might keep their promises & stand by their word. Fuck Leons - if this is common practice - they'll be the next to go under.
I reminded Norm we bought local at a family furniture shop down the road- later today we'll check them out again , I'm sure we'll have no trouble finding something family friendly and get it sooner than later.
I'm sharing so others might avoid some of the bullsit we've already experienced.
I feel relieved on this lovely snowy day.. it's all so unimportant - when I pay attention to the rest of the world... it's nothing. It's stuff. It's Absolutely not worth getting stressed over.
I do believe in the power of prayer - I'm praying for PEACE in Paris.
With TLC & THC
Santa creates the toys, the elves paint, detail & assemble the toys & we all know the reindeer - who lead the sleigh to fly the toys all around the world - but I happen to know of someone who's being forgotten.
Who 'packs' the sleigh for Santa? A great deal of work that takes much thought & careful planning much like packing up the vehicle for a family road trip for three weeks...
I'm sure some are guessing Mrs. Clause but that is incorrect - while she obviously has her share of work & keeps 'all' in line -it's Amarndo the Alpaca who has this very important job.
You will recognize Armando by his Santa hat- a replica gift from the boss himself when he realized Armando's love for Canadian touque which he can be seen sporting the rest of the year.
Now you may put your mind at ease.. the long lingering question has been answered - who packs Santas sleigh? Armando.
On the serious side.. do you have breast implants? Are you feeling o.k.?
Young woman PLEASE pay attention & LOVE your boobies as they are, they are perfect as God intended, stop putting money in pockets of profiteers & * poison in your bodies. IT is a business which sells products - fake boobs - which can make you very ill.
Please watch this:
I watched 'Dumpling' on Netflix while painting- I enjoyed it quite a bit.
It's a busy time of year, cleaning, baking, wrapping, shopping, snow shovelling...
be good to yourself & get plenty rest- it's also cold season.
With TLC & THC
Brrrr... Today, I felt the cold in my wrists' especially, I don't understand why certain parts pain certain days. Thank God for cannabis & home made edibles. I JUST read a kid snuck some edibles to school in Ontario.. sounds like the kids was being a little brat. I bet he learned a lesson - or two- guess what- he never overdosed, he never died.. just got very high with a pal on his parents medicine. On Santas' Naughty list he goes... I doubt he is the first or the last. Kids are going to be kids... how many kids do you think have sneaked booze to school?
Today I painted this' upstairs, then downstairs on a canvas... it was an uneventful day
I like it that way as I was starting to feel holiday stresses on the weekend.
Christmas is work.
Then the dogs and I attempted Yoga - better known as stretching to others.
Read the mail and had a giggle...
& thought about what to paint next, after I smoked a joint or two.. I look forward to another day tomorrow. Canada post won't guarantee Christmas delivery - which earns them the OFFICIAL BHG = 'BAH HUMBUG GRINCH award' in 2018.
With TLC & THC
Dear St. Nick! Only the best baked goodies for you.
Baking edibles has got me in the garland & gingerbread spirit, in part I know because I'm sleeping better with my Cannabis Carrot cake with & other infused goodies. It's the baking season & there going to be more medicated product this Christmas & less alcohol consumption, I hope.
This alcohol thing - York region is going to start shaming drunk drivers.. - I'd rather they shame them & hopefully get them to think about drinking & driving than be looking at an obituary photo. We don't want to say anything for fear of hurt feelings, shame or even losing our friends and family - but drunk driving is a topic that can't be neglected... when will you address it? AFTER they killed an innocent family out christmas shopping? After they lose their life, after it's too late to address the issue? 'Don't be dramatic some of you are thinking' - you would not think that if you lost a loved one due to an impaired drunk, and for those I care about - you'll lose your license, your job & possibly your family & go to jail & pay mentally, physically & of course $$$ simply because you can't refrain from a few glasses of alcohol. Please don't, it's not worth it. I'll be really curious to watch & see if this works. No one wants to see their drunk mug shot on line - or will want their bosses for one to find out- OR insurance companies!! * DON't Drive impaired & this is as soon as you are charged you photo will be shared, not after court.
Should drunks go to jail? Yes, IF it keeps them off the roads & forces them to THINK about their actions, if even for a short period (a month) and if they did not kill someone intentionally - from choices they make - like consuming alcohol... then yes, go to jail.
When we know better aren't we to behave better? Isn't that the plan?
There nothing sadder to read or hear of another family killed due to a drunk driver.
I don't want any lives ruined- not the victims - or the drivers because that is what happens- from choice we make. Why when we KNOW how bad it is do we continue to do it?
This was an exercise in between paintings - a new canvas is on the easel & I'm loving it, it's taking me a while- more detail but it amuses me immensely - it's a portrait of some of the major players in the cannabis industry imo ;) Also a few Christmas gifts I can't pre show.
Be careful if you are making and trying edibles for the first time- they can effect you differently & what ever you do - don't drive if you feel impaired - on anything, anytime.
About to get back at my painting after my medicated nap... I hope all are having stress free pre holiday decoration days.
With TLC & THC
Georgia... On My Mind.