I know nothing with any certainty,
but the sight of the stars makes me dream.
~Vincent Van Gogh
& Dream I will, until they become a reality
or until the day I die.
This painting took me a full day & it’s not very big.
The Sky has an eerie sensation (I can’t capture with a photo)
I don’t know how I created it, I walked into my office last night & it caught my eye…
I had to walk over and found myself getting lost in it.
Too bad you can't see all the details in the moon..
Oh, well better still - look up at the real moon!
Storm as made a positive remark almost every time he looks at it.
True.. we are all in the same boat.
I was going to wait for Martin Luther King Jr., day in January to share
- he inspires countless quotes, I'll just paint another.
I’m taking a social media break - to paint & ponder on the year to come. Being the troglodyte that I am, I’ve decided to explore more this year, get some new music, focus less on negative news & more on positive & LOVE - not just for me, everyone needs more love. Don’t you?
Since I’m taking a break to paint - those who read my blog have a ‘heads up on my gratitude decision for 2017. Everyday, I paint a ‘warm up and then work on a bigger piece- sometimes completing it, other times it takes a few days needless to say- I’ve quite to collection of little originals! What will I do with them all?
GIVE some away. Share. Make someone smile! Furnish a fan with fabulous fridge art!
Snail Mail out some TLC made with THC by ME!?
Who gets the first - Victoria J, a fan who mailed me a Christmas card, she lives in Monticello, Arkansas and has been sending cards for a couple of years, her timing perfect & she does not even know it! Unless she reads this blog. lol
Her little original is ready to go out with Fridays mail.
I’ve wrapped and labeled my art ready to be shared with a select few. How do you get one??!
I don’t know.. we’ll figure that out as 2017 goes along.
I’m going to explore more in 2017.
What are you focusing Love, Passion, Career, Health, Success, Money? Have an idea of where you want to start.
I think I’ll give out an original to the first person who sends me a postcard for my blank bulletin bored… Hint Hint.
Snow Storm today here in Ontario- good day to paint.
Tragic all the talent the world lost in 2016.
2017! I’t’s days away from a new year!
2016 was I believe a good year for Cannabis - As in ending the insanity and sending less humans to prison/court for it! More states in the USA became legal, recreational (i think they like to call it ‘Adult’) and more medical, more lives helped. Advances are being made, although the DEA still wants some way to convict and control. I think this will always be the case, and IF you are doing something you should not- then you have to prepare for the possibility of still being prosecuted and going to jail.
What can I say? I don't agree with the ‘drug war’ at all, anymore. I am just stating what I see & read happening. We all understand BIG pharma will also want a piece of the Cannapie, still less will be in jail because of cannabis! Fewer minor possession charges, and in Canada- wow- legalization in 2017 - fewer lives ruined for possession & growing. Everyone eventually able to grow 4 plants- I hope they do, it is such a beautiful plant!
You then will also see fresh cannabis appearing at the super market- for those that wish to juice and add some peppery bud to a fresh salad! It will be all the rage! Nom Nom Nom! The times are changing. Thank God
Fellow Canadians, please let us not forget how terrible it was under Stephen Harper, the constant harassment, serious insults and more. Patients never knowing which way to go- PRIVATE classified information being given out for everyone to see & note. THREATENING Canadians (patients, many very sick & terminally ill) to destroy OUR medicine in with ‘kitty litter’ - or we would be persecuted - raided by the police- shoot our dogs? YES, a reality for some.
I felt an incredible weight lifted off my heart when Justing became prime Minister. Breath.
It takes time, he said he would. He will. A new era has arrived in Canada - a healthier one IMO.
2016 brought positive change for cannabis but some countries are still struggling.
We can not make them change their minds but we can educate by example.
Less Alcohol, lower addiction rates for tobacco as well- If you believe what you read. Research it. People are puffing more bud, with far less harmful results- as for brain damage- long term- careful- if that were the case we would see it amongst all those that did ‘inhale- back in the day, and pretty much calling the shots NOW.
& More revenue going to go to our schools, hospitals and cities & towns etc. because of CANNABIS. I seriously hope the Indian reserves in Canada are researching growing as well.
I just bought a tube of ‘Brilliant green’ gouache, for more Brilliant Bud painting!
Now, it’s a few days of painting & praying for me.. no social media.
What do you want in 2017? I hope you get all you desire.
So - SMILE as we get set to burn the last bud of 2016 & turn over he new leaf of 2017!
Fill your bowl and hold up your BONG with a cheer!
2017 is going to be a BETTER YEAR!!
Do what you love and the rest will follow.
How have I decided to prepare for 2017... by taking a new art course.
Keeping active. Mind & body, mostly mind- until I can get outside again.
On-line with Craftsy, from the comfort of my office at my own convenience.
lol - I took this class- complete, in one day.
My newest class was instructed by: http://www.sharlenawood.com Sharlena Woods
I enjoyed it as it forced me to loosen up! I am pleased with my first two works- painted very freely/quickly while watching the class.. watch, learn & then go try to apply it to my own work. That is the plan, anyhow.
Each class, every book we read, every documentary- educates us further..
What will you do with your time today?
Me, I plan on becoming a 'better me' than I was yesterday..
today I'll start with art, so far so good.
** I would like to thank a FB fan/friend, Faye from Facebook, she made a donation to thank me, I treated myself to the class. Thank You Faye. <3
It's Christmas Day - clearly, I was naughty all year as I did not get what I wanted.
Oh well... I'm not changing anytime soon Santa, so I guess I won't see you for a while.
I love who I am right now.
Frankly, I'll be glad when today is over.
I love Jesus. I give thanks everyday and I ask for forgiveness, every day.. lol
I celebrate him daily.
I did get one gift, from Storm and it made me cry.
I Thank God for Storm. He said he does not need any gifts: “I need what’s sitting in that chair breathing” he remarked to me while I was at my desk drawing last night.
I do hope people enjoy a good Christmas.. for those that get right into it (and can afford it) I hope your day is perfect!!
I hope one day to feel the “christmas Spirit” again, I certainly do not feel ‘it’ this year.
I also realize how many people feel the same as I do & do not have anyone in their life to even spend today with- that is who my Christmas Wishes go out to today.
Feel loved. Love yourself. Jesus loves you, no gifts required. No attending mass required.
If you do not believe, that’s fine- enjoy this day of PEACE.
Instead - 2017.. I’ll focus on that today.
It’s going to be different. Big change.
On a positive Note -I have a bulletin board in my office - I put postcards on it *I love snail mail! As you might be aware. lol
I put all that people send me during the year- and it becomes full as the year goes on! Postcards Cards from around the world, drawings, stickers, letters people write to thank me. It blows my mind & warms my heart. lol
For what? For expressing my love? Trying to help bring an awareness to a injustice - isn’t that why we are here? I wonder sometimes if I make a difference. .. then I glance up- right above my desk and I see your wishes, cards and LOVE. Thank you.
I had one letter, putting it all away that brought me to tears, Patrick from Conspiracy Culture wrote me a letter after Jamie died. That gave me the 'Feeling of Christmas' of love.
I cleared it of 2016 - all goes into an envelope marked 2016’ & now it is ready to welcome 2017! The first thing on it my gift from my son, a drawing of cannabis from Todd I received this week and a reminder to myself : You did not wake up to be mediocre today.
Have a wonderful day.
I hope Santa was good to you, if not - join the club. ;)
*I already drew '2017 Bud'- & it is super cute!!! lol If I do say so myself...
OWN IT! I AM.
Tomorrow, a bit of love into the universe.
Back to dreaming.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOX3YQMIkU8 check out this incredible artist!
Please remember those in jail for non violent crimes. Todd is home in 2017.
Still a couple of months to go. In jail for growing cannabis- which he was paying Government tax stamps for. Criminal. It's been difficult, these letters. A reason to celebrate in 2017. If you want to send him a 'going home soon' card- there is the address!
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