What do you think Queen Elizabeth 1 did when she had her period & cramps?
Did she Reach for the Tylenol? Which has NOW been proven linked to several deaths.
No, she 'called' for cannabis instead. FACT.
Chances are she did not smoke it but drank it in a tea... much like I do at bedtime.
I still wake up easily if I hear any noise & I'm always refreshed in the morning with no 'hang over'.
Queen Elizabeth 1 was impressive as is this current Queen, it is not a job I would want - even with the benefits. Cannabis therefore, the 'QUEEN of plants' for assisting in easing the body & brain is far from dead.
Long live the Queen!!!
Who will it be next?
Tell me- what do you think Mona used for her pain? Or the artist for that matter?
I'm sure they had aches and pains and KNOW they weren't pulling out the Oxycontin to assist with it. Cannabis was first documented as making an appearance in China.. before Christ. Research it if you are curious - it's quite interesting! No deaths.
I read earlier today Israel has developed the first metered dose inhaler. NOW, I believe this is good because, it will make cannabis easily available for children I hope & for those that still have this brain washed fear of cannabis - they will try it- and therefore be using a less harmful- better effective medicine. More Adults and children will be introduced to it. More removed from the proven deadly other medications. That being said- a 'controlled does' for someone who has chronic pain, why? Will they overdose if they feel too good? I don't believe so. If it is a suspected 'drug abuser' (I'm not sure what I think about this term any longer) - just like any other - it will have to be addressed. WE CAN't keep putting all 'us apples' in the same bunch! Let's address drug addiction on a new level while we are at it and HELP those who struggle most.
Here is one of the best informed, spirited and educated groups doing just that: https://www.facebook.com/CSSDP/ Students for Sensible Drug Policy.
With this new research will come a new attitude and legalization across Canada at least, then the USA might follow and the new industry will explode!
Who will go to the lengths of growing let alone be able to afford it with Hydro becoming what it is? Did they anticipate the legalization of cannabis .. Hmmmmmm, I wonder. lol Will everyone quit their job and start to grow? Hardly, most people by then will go to the new 'Cannabis friendly shop & for many reasons! Affordability, ease, choice, safety, variety, experience, knowledge, accessories & MORE & they will go to whom ever is doing it best. Simple. It is a big market that will be able to fill every 'niche'!
Now, how about we fucking focus on world hunger, human trafficking, child abuse, poverty, racism, online abuse, alcohol abuse, birth control, life education skills, global warming, animal abuse, animal consumption, obesity, suicide rates with veterans, elderly abuse, elderly over medication, texting & dying...
Frig, I'm sure everyone can insert their own much more serious issue at hand.
On a positive note, I feel better after a thoughtful evening and long sleep. Thanks to a Medicated turmeric tea before bed with honey, cinnamon and hemp/almond milk & medicated coconut oil. I think the bluejays were up before me today!
Up and painting Mona- already tomorrow bud on my mind - now it's into painting that canvas of mine, I got going on. Have a wonderful day.
Get at it or it will get to you!
Good Day! It's another grey day here in Canada and week of the same weather ahead, great week to paint! This is terrific as today I am starting a new painting, not that large but it's going to be detailed & significant of ..?.. emotions I'm trying to portrait, does this make any sense to anyone but me? hahaha - I'm anticipating a weeks worth of painting.
The magnificent beast! lol - I might just call it that!
Today I'm feeling a bit blue.. weather, life & longing... for what I'm not even sure some days. Change - because I know it is coming and needed.
I feel like being 'quiet', this is not always a good thing.. lol so it's time to paint.
I will be painting these 'little buds' in between- because they do make me smile & every one brings us one step closer to normalizing cannabis, the more it is seen - in a 'positive' light the better it is. This one fun- I'm going to paint a few other 'artist' inspired buds and see if people on IG or Fb can guess 'who it is'. hee hee hee *she is already a gift to a Frida fan.
I believe Frida must have consumed, I hope she did - for her pain if anything else.
Have a terrific day what ever you do!
Try not to let these grey days get to you.
Paint! Read, Cook, sew, crochet, bake, doodle, puzzle, volunteer, meditate, pray, dance, walk, explore...
Cannabis legalization is here to stay.. I was thinking- there is no way they can try to turn back time or decisions made regarding cannabis- you wanna see a revolt- that would do it.
Cannabis is spreading across the USA in a great way.
Actually, thanks to social media- cannabis is spreading across the world in a great way- I was just on Instagram and noticed something- there are some SERIOUSLY professional, beautiful cannabis pages out there. I noticed a lovely company in Canada with chickens, trees, nature- and thought- I'd buy from them. It's that simple. BE professional. Organic medicine - farm grown it appears. Nice.
So delighted to see this industry- STEP away from bongs and boobs and grass on some girls ass. This is our medicine, for many. YES, there are some lovely ladies out there, posing with cannabis and small undies- o.k., why not - they have the bod... please ladies, be the brain first, said with TLC & THC. :) Of course there are pages still for the 'stoner mentality'- boobs, bongs, babes.. fine, some of the 'joke' posts - are really funny and crack me up. To each his own. I will say though I KNOW - when I started 10 years ago that is all 'it' was, even Canada's own 'Skunk magazine has come along way, which at the time I'd rather not have my comics in, it was a decision I made- to try and take cannabis the other direction in my own way. Glad I did to this day. The other direction is becoming more and more inviting!
Educate someone today! Introduce them to a new, positive, enticing "page" on social media
there are more and more out there! OH- AND I am noticing a few compassion clubs/dispensaries that are taking positive actions by offering food drives, sock drives, discounts for veterans, seniors day! F*ck yes!
Why not? It is AWESOME to see and I THANK you!
I love this little bud, I smiled the entire time painting him- look at that little face! lol
I just want to HUG him.
I'm on a roll and cant stop- I already have 2 more ideas and one started!
One a day... and today a friend and I are off for coffee & local & import! Up to Kats Gallery to drop off something and pick up something and see what Kat has - always lovely merchandise & NEAT items. & the to the Georgina Art gallery of the Christmas art sale! Lets start this day!
Do what you love & the rest WILL follow.
Clearly, I love to paint little cowboy buds winning he wild west!
Wait until you see tomorrows... hee hee hee
Has anyone told you lately? You are Mer-Mazing!
Playing with paint as I work on a bigger acrylic, one I don't know if I'll share.
I'm really into this 'brush stroke' on black thing-- interesting.
It's got a very powerful, heads on wtf attitude appeal I have finally finished the chalk sketching. Believe it or not- I do not share quite a few painting.. for different reasons.
I'm on a mission if you didn't know- tho. Bring awareness to cannabis in any way, I can.
Normalize. Help if possible in Ending the insanity.
It is said cannabis helps in assisting with creativity! What do you think?
To be honest I've always been creative, for as long as I can remember and terrible at numbers, history, geography, lol... who cares! I am having fun 'if only in my mind' at the moment - Isn't that the most important place? So Yes, I am sure it does inspire creativity - I find I can 'think' of many things when 'high' but at times it also can inspire a nap! lol
You make creativity happen. Make creativity happen. Start with a pencil and paper.
Have fun, play, imagine !!
I don't know about you, but it is good for my head, heart & art.
Back to it.. working on another little bud along the same lines
& tomorrow I start my new painting apply the first brush stroke of paint! Can't wait.
How it works in this life I believe.. be nice & Give what you can if you don't have money use your gifts to make people smile. I can tell you it WORKS.. I am smiling today.
I painted a little 'custom coffee' sleeve the other day- I am so excited for her to see it - the though of her and her expression make me smile... sure enough because i gave with TLC (as I do with all I paint) a package arrived (Storm and I jumping in the kitchen!! -lol) - the same day - American thanksgiving and it is from an American friend - Stephen Boehme!! Glass artist supreme - and I started laughing! I follow Stephen on PIN - he follows me and helps me! I know- every now and then he 'pins an octopus, bee or even something I'm working on- he an I, have the same eye, and it is enjoyable and inspiring to share with a fellow artist.
I made Stephen a Daurma doll egg- when I noticed he was 'pinning them' and sent it last Easter, I also made many for friends - NOW- I have my very own Glass buddy -
EYES wide open- reminding me to achieve my goals and keep going! You know it!
And RED for Luck & Good fortune! ;) I make my own luck, from now on! We all do.
Bring it on! I'm going to keep him on my desk.. and have name for him already - hee hee
it a secret between me and my Daruma Doll
Inspired by love you can not fail.
I am grateful for my friends- I've never met Stephen- he's been warned he's in for a HUG supreme-when we do meet! lol - His wife is also aware! Haha! To live in this time and make friends over the internet- is incredible. I've blogged about Stephen before - if you are a collector of glass art - you will thank me. I do feel very "?' special? lol not in that way- a bit emotional, really that Stephen took the time to make this and sent it to me.
I feel honoured - as an artist and friend and it does the heart good.
I am going to do the same in 2017 - a year to give.
I've been painting every day- I have so many little pieces- I don't know what to do with.. Im giving some away! yes, to those who have been faithfully following Georgia Toons on FB for years. Why not.. so if I 'message you' asking for your address you might want to provide it.
GIVE your talent, your time... you friendship.
Love makes the world Go round.
:) Check out my doll:
It's my American friends Thanks Giving!
My heart is with them for several reasons.
I know many Americans are giving thanks for cannabis and it's PROGRESS forward!
Give thanks! Finally, they can enjoy it recreationally & with each state that becomes legal, or for medical purposes - myths are dispelled.
Adults & Children finally become able to access medicine!
Amen! Give Thanks!
Reading about children on drugs/prescribed pills is heart wrenching. Some as young as 4 - is mind blowing- literally. Yet, we read about cannabis and the "research needed" when we have constant proof & lawsuits these pills kill. Don't get me wrong research is needed!
I agree with it. Then those who wish to access it purely for the medicinal benefits may, for specific needs. We are well aware of the different strains & the different pains they assist. I pray kids will be able to access edibles - first, to try and see if this eases their depression/ADHD/?/what ever - in tiny does - I believe it would be a better alternative for all I have been reading about and know. YOU research it if you don't believe me.
IF they really NEED it... make it one of the first options to try, a natural plant.
No, I am not a doctor, I AM a mother sharing my opinion.
A mom with one son- who loves him to the universe and back.
A mom who witnessed pain being controlled for the first time in 14 years with cannabis.
A miracle... YES.
10 years later- Give thanks!! No side effects- like warned/promised by other prescribed alternatives. I am beyond thankful - I know more people will be helped. Give Thanks.
I'm mostly appreciative of the actual American friend's I have made over the years.
Several through face book, the EXPOs and other social medial outlets... Wow- what a world we live in - Give thanks! I have become very fond of a few of you and I feel the same returned. Give thanks, our world becomes closer every day.
When we are closer we care about what happens to each other.
Stephen our American Glass Artist friend (one of a few) e mailed me a package is on the way!! Poor Storm! Hahaha: This is me when waiting for a package: Sponge bob.
Really, Im embarrassed to admit I get like this!
hee hee hee - Storm a.k.a Patrick in this agrees! lol Poppy is Sandy. ;)
I do have one American friend in particular who has me smiling quite a bit lately,
Give Thanks. I find it fascinating our little differences- there is quite a few- you don't really notice it until we can converse 'as friends'. I like your accents!
It feels lovely to be smiling when I think of you.
Yes, I am truly thankful for ALL my American friends, you enrich my life, make me laugh, share your talents & gifts, kind e mail and more. You have invited us into your homes and on your sofas! lol Sent me everything from post cards to potholders! Even those I do not communicate with on a regular basis, (Faye), I'm amazed at how many time many of you pop in my head. Give Thanks. I have several American friends & fans with 'Georgia Toons' - most of my post cards have gone to the USA, how wonderful and FUN to write post cards to places I have only read about in books or heard from Bugs ;) hee hee hee
Georgia Toons postcards on fridges across America!! Who could ask of more? Me!
I'm sending out more every year - Give thanks.
Thank YOU! Helping plant the seed of Cannabis Education.
I hope you enjoy your day with your family & friends and know, I'm thinking of you!
OMGosh- Storm showed me footage of traffic in LA . No thanks! Kowabunga!
Back to painting one of my all time favourite quotes.
I'll share tomorrow - as continued thanks! ;)
I do have a wicked craving for some turkey.. Poppy too.
Happy Thanks Giving!
Georgia & family
I've always admired 'Georgia the artist but was not aware of 'Georgia the woman until recently. Where to begin - she did what made her happy, painting alone in the middle of nowhere... to many this would sound unattractive- to me it is a dream come true. lol
There is nothing more frustrating than to be constantly interrupted when trying to paint, back then, she ALSO did not have a computer and cell phone to assist with such distractions. I believe she would be like this Georgia - I'll pass on the cell phone. Georgia did not want to be ignored as an artist, in a world dominated by men (even the art world) simply because they were, so she painted HUGE so she could not be ignored. For years she lived in an apartment in NewYork and painted the city from their window.. yuk, I like the art- but for an artist... I get why she did it, for LOVE as usual. In love with a man who she could not control (much like Frida) but he helped take her to 'new levels', with her art and passion - a loyal love bond created until he died. Bring on love.
I was not aware Georgia was not thrilled with people believing her flower art was 'sexual- to the point of stating her art represented the female clitoris. It did not- she just painted shapes and colors which her mind saw, yet a stranger THINKS they know what the painting represents to the artist. Please. No wonder she was pissed, sadly to the point she started to paint still life, like a bowl of pears.
"You write about my flower as if I think and see what you think and see of the flower - and I don't."
Luckily Georgia Found New Mexico and Ghost Ranch for all of us. I've never seen such images- coming from Canada- the land of trees rock and more trees. Fascinating! The sky alone!! I look at images and think - they must be photoshopped! Colors that stimulate my brain screaming for paint! Georgia has a couple of quotes that resonated with me to the point of being painful or celebrated! I'll choose celebrated:
I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life - and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.
I think it's so foolish for people to want to be happy. Happy is so momentary--you're happy for an instant and then you start thinking again. Interest is the most important thing in life; happiness is temporary, but interest is continuous.
I have a single track mind. I work on an idea for a long time. It's like getting acquainted with a person, and I don't get acquainted easily. * this one is especially true. lol
What a strong, beautiful (outside and in) woman. Happy by herself.
I cannot put into words my true admiration for Georgia. Look at her work. Deeply, as it was meant to be looked at. I want to see some of Georgia's work 'live'. It is on the top 5 of my to do list. Number one on my TO DO list makes SMILE. lol It's a secret.
Make a list. Paint. I'd love to see Georgias home, but I have the feeling it's not open to the public- you can take a walking tour around the area. I watched a documentary on Georgia - all it did was make me want some HUGE canvas... soon Georgia - it's coming.
Huge canvas, huge landscapes and huge life...
"You get whatever accomplishment you are willing to declare."
I'm about to do that right now..
Do what you love and the rest will follow.
Georgia died on my birthdate March 6, 1986 (aged 98) it made me feel a little more connected. This birthday I will be celebrating Georgia! Wait & see.
Georgia... On My Mind.
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