We can Do it! We CANnabis!
Cannabis is gaining momentum in Canada & the United States of America!
Legalization in the spring in Canada- that's months away- you will see a change!
Less alcohol consumption (I hope), less smoking tobacco, happier & healthier people!
Less pain, more relaxing more focus too! Safer - educated options!!
No more vulnerable young women having to visit shady drug dealers when they can get it at a local dispensary! AMEN
Ideally I would want decriminialization- it was not happening - it still might! & SHOULD This is GOOD! This is fewer people being punished over a plant!!!
*SHE should be celebrated
For those that want it - they will take it!
Others will sit and watch TV., No one to blame but yourself. (<mom talk)
I use cannabis all day to keep moving! To keep painting, gardening, cooking, dog walking...
To keep from sitting and getting depressed. Nope.
Are you judging me?
Would you judge me if i told you I took my prescription all day that kept me moving, gardening, painting... it's NO different at all.
* other than - I bet I have fewer harmful side effects. lol
Medicate & paint * I am at peace.. a few nice breaks in between, chat with friends, play with the dogs.. dream of walking in caves.. today I imagined I could feel everything around me. My hands gently brushed across the sandy walls, images of lions- I wonder what they were thinking. The awe in their minds as they transferred memory to walls- without the use of T.V., Photos or their iPad. With a 'burnt stick' no less. Remarkable.
Talk about positive thinking, I doubt you are allowed to touch the caves.
I might have to start with ' less popular cave art closer to home. hee hee.
* It is the female plant CANNABIS < It's 'REAL' name which produces the bud!
God once again showing us the miracle in daily life - Look at it!
Every dispensary should have a plant for clients to see, feel, smell & appreciate.
It is time to CELEBRATE!!!
YOU have done this. Every time you talked about canabis you helped bring about awareness. Thank you. Everyone who worked to bring awareness as cannabis medicine for children thank you... and for those who STILL are & will continue to do so for a few years yet, because of corrupt laws - that you.
Kowabunga! It's expected to be 12 today and 15 on Friday!!
This mid November weather has me thinking spring without witnessing winter! lol
As much as one moment - I am bouncing around the backyard, chatting with the birds (those who are still here- thankfully, the grackles have gone) looking at the green leaves still on the oak tree, the green grass... yesterday, I pulled up a chair and sat in the sunshine for a couple of hours! Then, I realize it is Mid November and never in my life before can I remember weather like this.
'Hello Global warming... your warm face glowing has me confused for a few moments.
Come on... do you think Global Warming is not a reality? Eh?
I find myself like many Canadians feeling guilty - Sure, I've always admired the southern states- warm all year.. sunshine, cactus and swimming - unlike COLD, icicles & skating, but I find I go from feeling elated to defeated in moments. The world is melting.
So, rather than beat myself up - I'm having hard time controlling this climate change on my own... I will enjoy the sunshine, lovely weather and turn all my lights off!
I'll use less water & try to make less garbage... I'll do what I can.
It's all I can do.
More than many still, who do not even acknowledge a problem. WTF Eh?
Enjoy the weather Canada.. I know I'm not alone as I reach for my sketchbook to go out and draw a few remaining plants - the good news:
Friday it's going to be 15!! Saturday 14...I will be out there you can bet- Sunday 4, Monday 2 and I'll be inside snuggling with Poppy - Canadian weather creeps in as you find me dreaming of cactus & swimming for a few months more.
Kids and pills tomorrow.. and cannabis of course.
Mmmmmmmm Mmmmmmmmm Mushrooms!!
Last night was the fall mushroom dinner with my son @ Piatto Restaurant and the meal was as usual - delectable! From start to finish, every meal has mushrooms and each course better than the last! Also a nice detail with everyone having a 'big mushroom shaped potato' on their plate - I KNOW the amount of work this would have taken and it was a lovely, impressive touch.
We sat with some lovely people, very interesting (I feel like bugs bunny when I just said that) sharing adventures, travel stories and more- there was never a silent moment - unless we were all eating and even then - the conversations never stopped. From cat towers to waterfalls... quite a few giggles were to be had.
Ironically before arriving I asked Storm "do you mind if we sit alone tonight, I just want it to be about the meal- no idle chatter " lol - so glad when we arrived we were immediately told 'where we were sitting - at the head table. hee hee - Storm looked at me - we exchanged the here we go glance :) & had a terrific evening as usual! I can't thank my son enough... he does not have to take me, it does me proud to attend this meal - to see my son 'the Foray Director' (hee hee) is respected & liked and everyone has a smile an something nice to say! Not to mention his knowledge on mushrooms, he can hold a conversation with the best of them and does.
The Mycological Society of Toronto is growing in leaps and bounds - I get it!!!
The Forays are FUN - the wide range of people is incredible, every profession and level of education all mingling - coming together by mycelium - Don't fool yourself if you think the mushrooms are not bringing all these people together. Watch a documentary - here is a good one: World of Fungus Have a watch. You will learn something! The forays are also a way to LEARN which mushrooms are safe and which are NOT - *NEVER EAT A MUSHROOM YOU FIND IN THE WILD IF YOU DO NOT KNOW IF IT IS SAFE TO EAT. People dies STILL all the time, recently a little boy in B.C. died from eating a "death cap" while on a foray with his parents - especially little ones! Teach THEM NOW, I've seen death caps all over this foray season.
Cannabis - O deaths. Hmmmmmmmmmm... just sayin'.
One gentleman was sharing he is making a mini film with the song 'Oh' Canada' for our 150 this year!! Canada will be 150 years young and there are many events planned this year
so COME VISIT!: Canada is 150 years old! I can't wait and will share when complete.
Ending on a positive note - guess who was asked to draw a cartoon for the MST newsletters? I'm going to get right on that & today I'm finishing my painting. 39
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform
one million realities.
- Maya Angelou -
As they say on Instagram.. happy Caturday! Perfect timing as I painted this last night!
Kat & I go way back as you might know (if you read this blog faithfully- lol) she's been framing my art for over 30 years.. we met many moons ago, became friends and still remain. Not nearly as close as we once were - but that's life.. if we only kept 'old friends close' we would never meet new people. We grew.
I wanted to thank her, she'd done a lot of framing & does give me a deal.. ;) perks with 30 years of service, friendship, bitching, crying, laughing.. etc! lol I usually just send her the work and say frame it. I trust her experience. Her ART.
I broke a cardinal rule with Kat recently - it's my own fault. In my excitement I asked her to frame something for someone - 'they would be good for it!' Turns out they might have changed their mind as Kat's not heard anything now that the piece has been ready a few weeks - oh well.
Frig, lesson learned, I apologized, it's not how we work after 30 years. It's all good! I bought the piece off Kat- for a deal - lol! I will hang it in my office as a reminder. Looking forward to it actually. 'Don't fall for it, don't take it personal Georgia. Lesson learned.'
Kat knows actually it was more than not picking the piece up.. I was hurt' I'm so silly sometimes I could smack myself. People change their mind, even about my art. lol
Deal with it, move on and focus on what is important. If I 'quit' every time I had a setback, I would have stopped drawing years ago.
This past few days I've had a few personal set backs.. cry or draw.
I choose to paint.
Recently, I noticed on Johns page (of Skunk Magazine) they asked who is a 'Canadian Activist' who has made a difference.. lol - I didn't see my name. I thought- I've been drawing almost 10 years now about cannabis awareness but can't seem to be 'recognized as contributing'? LOL
If I let that shit stop me I would have given up long ago.
I draw for the love of my son - first and foremost- I don't need any recognition beyond that. I get it. I'm mentioning this because I commented on a few people I thought qualified:
Ted, Gail (R.I.P), Owen, John, Kirk, Kelly, Adam.. then I signed off and thought - that was stupid- you fell into the trap that you don't like yourself!
There are too many to mention! I don't want anyone to feel left out- like I usually do.
To the point, in the future I won't name anyone.
Al Graham, Dori, Patricia, that grumpy old guy- I can't remember his name.. it hit me after I 'hit comment' .. they have been trying for as long as I have been watching and also don't seem to get any recognition. Thankfully they don't stop.
Just one person I might of forgot - made me think 'this is bullshit'.
For everyone out there who feels they are not being 'appreciated' - FUCK it!
Keep going! FORWARD. I appreciate you! Tell them you appreciate all they have done.
I don't need a magazine article/facebook comment to validate what I do.
I draw for Love. That is enough.
On a positive note!
My hair looks great! Holy, it has a lot of silver streaks, I like it short- why do I resist! lol
& I have a new framed artwork to hang! LOL - Still ONE of my personal favourites.
;) & Im drawing a new cannabis cartoon! lol
BRING this day on!
It's so beautiful today- deserving of a double post! lol
I almost forgot, we saw this on the weekend:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycogala_epidendrum en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycogala_epidendrum Wolfs Blood. and if you squish it it feels and looks like pink tooth paste. Isn't nature fascinating? Amusing? Now is the time the mushrooms are in full force.. as well - the leaves are changing color! Below you can see the orange peeking through - Here I come Ya'll!! Yells fall! Canada at it's most beautiful.
My kinda view - TREES & more trees. lol
My good friend Todd Stimson (still incarcerated in the USA for cannabis- legal lies) is married to Kerry. This tiny little shell of a woman- right! Kick ass Kerry - she is strong, determined and a down to earth woman effected more than most on this F&^%ing lie of a War of Drugs - WAR on Us. I saw her comment online one day.. "Sweep off your own porch before you come inspecting mine!" It stuck with me.
I was not sweepingly own porch. I am learning - everyday I breath - thank God.
So, here I am drawing how bad African Americans have it across the border (and they do!) but then I started to hear we were worse! Gasp? How is that?
We treat and have treated our Aboriginal people like they are nothing.
How ashamed I feel - ashamed: I had no clue.
Was I aware before 'The Hip mention', yes.. look into Human trafficking.
Where you aware? Are you aware?
Who does not know about missing aboriginal women, to think of it is heart wrenching, so it's time to draw about it. I don't know how.. how so it will bring justice to artwork & individuals.. for the lives of so many lovely, lost souls.. being born into generations of abuse- abuse of alcohol, abuse of the system- supposedly in place to protect them- to protect ALL Canadians, abuse by more than I can even imagine to know about.
I read this article in a Dr.s office a few weeks ago:
Most are in jail for NON-violent crimes. IF only we took some of the money to put people into jail & help them instead with education and support. Money wasted on the Drug WAR.
When you know better. Do better.
I am reaching a point personally I can tell you, though my education on cannabis - what I read happening around the world. Just F*cking legalize it, enough already and stop putting people behind bars because of it! So many poor, disadvantaged people already being taken and thrown behind bars, WE should ALL feel ashamed and continue to do so until WE all speak up and demand it end. Imagine the kids- the newest generation waiting.. to go to jail. Kids who never get to get a break from the start because the color of their skin. Fact.
The mushrooms are coming! It's fall in a couple of weeks - it's the same day as Storms birthday. Today my son invited me on the first official foray put on by:
The Mycological Society of Toronto! I have to say it was my first.. and I had too much fun.
I was laughing all the way home sharing stories of my walk with Joe & Randy - two people I just met today and throughly enjoyed their company! We almost got a little lost.. I followed - we'll Poppy attended her first foray also! She saw horses & horse droppings that were as big as her head... but I don't think she even knew what it was, she did not bark only looked. We had just finished speaking about Snakes- and to use caution when poppy accidentally rubbed against Joes leg and he jumped, I'm still laughing at the face he made as he looked down expecting to find - I don't know what.
I felt special to have these two talented computer geeks (hee hee, I'm only saying that as that is what they both 'do') ;) - who where quite knowledgeable about many topics.
Joe is also quite the herb enthusiast, between him and Randy I hardly knew which way to look! I learned about...
https://altnature.com/jewelweed.htm altnature.com/jewelweed.htm which helps if you have been touched by Poison Ivy - and it happens to usually grow close to it, good to know as Joe was continually pointing out the poison Ivy I was stepping on... lol
BTW, there was all ages and races - Perfect! I heard a bit a about India, Russia, Missauga ;) interesting as usual.
NOW, I must quickly draw a few of the finds before they dissolve, Storm discovered the coolest find - an EMPTY turtle shell! I was so excited to see it on the table - and to learn it was ours! woot woot! hee hee Thank you Nature. It was also fun seeing my son in action for the first time as the Foray Director, he is so helpful, everyone likes him- asking him a million questions- I was giggling at one time just listening to the 'Whats this Storm? 'Storm, How about this!?" The president was also there as were a few older members who really know their mushrooms.
How fun was it? There is another tomorrow and we're going again, my son tells me with the added bonus of the Burger priest on the way home. Time to paint!
Do what you Love!
Here is a great article I found on the Mycological Society of Toronto:
'I love Canada. Even in the winter.. I get more painting done! Nature is my clock.
What do I love about Canada? Stunning nature, trees, GREEN, bluejays, maple syrup (Heaven's is my favourite') Justin, poutine, Beavers, Moose & loons! The Ex- even tho I no longer attend, Mounties, Inukshuks... the list is endless & Now- Canada allows Medical Cannabis patients to grow their own medicine! Amen.
It has me wanting to celebrate and combine my love of Canada with my love of cannabis and here was the first in a series Im calling 'Home Grown Canadian'.
My sons long time friend Sam, surprised me with a new piece to add to my collection!!
Check out my sweet little glass nugget. ;) I'm very proud of him as I have bugged him a long time to keep creative! A little upset he admitted he is slacking lately and only working about 3 hours. That's not going to cut it. Treat it like a job you LOVE 9-5 at least!
Check out Soul Masta's Glass on FB!
On my Mind - my first sketch of the day... My MUGSHOT
Next on the desk.. a little Alice Fun.. Peek A Boo, peek thru. I'm going to Time-lapse!
On my mind... I will NOW only tolerate people, thing, events, jobs in life that
Turn Me On! Turn on my mind first and the rest follows! Meaning my heart.
On my mind.. Scruffy of course. I will admit yesterday during a TN attack and my face cramped for what seems like forever- it is my right side, my eye pulls shut and stays that way.. well Scruffy now has her right eye always shut. The things that dog does for me.
Dr. Karen Norman called me this am and assured me she was doing well. Scruffy went out for a pee - "make sure she is on a least she knows her way home!" and she said already you see her personality shine through. She is pretty bruised still, I can't wait for tomorrow- around 10, I walk up and go get her!
Lot's to celebrate!
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