Bears & cannabis... Moonlight & stars.
I like Big Buds & I cannot lie!
Sure all bud is good bud- but to see the beauty in an actual BIG bud...
Although dry, the tiny crystals still catch my eye.
Time to break up this big bud & put it in my big bong & have a BIG toke to get his BIG day started. Just like some take pills and wait for them to "kick in", I have a puff & wait a FEW seconds then I'm ready to stretch, feed the Blue jays, dogs and get some chores done!
Then I'll need another one.
I like Big buds & can not lie!!
* Yesterday, I read a news story first thing and started to sob, it had me question my faith in humanity. I blogged a very short sentence.. 'some people fucking suck.' & yes, I still believe - some just do. Today again, shitty people doing terrible things to each other, strangers, friends, family all hurting each other. I know.
What the fuck is wrong with us humans?
I deleted it.
I apologize for my momentary lack in faith.
HAVE NO FEAR!
Have a terrific day! Weekend... Month - Year!
Cause every little thing is gonna be alright…
Bud Marley! Hee hee hee!! BOB Markey Bud! I love him! Bob Marley is one of our most loved educator of cannabis.
Mine still, not a week goes by without some Bob Marley to brighten my day.
Above all - he educated us about LOVE.
I am thankful he graced the earth for a while.
Check out the official Bob Marly page on Instagram!
Guess who is next!?
I cant stop! I painted 3 new BUDs yesterday & have 6 waiting!!!
What fun! - Do what you love.
Education is the key and anyway you can get attention- well- I would get attention if I took my cloths off and posed with bud and a bong- lol! But- I’ll stick to my painting. It’s much warmer for one.
Have a creative weekend!! Me - I have painting planned, dreams to be focused into realities & then some!
Surround Yourself with those that Raise You HIGHer!!
In real life & online surround yourself with those that raise you up! Who inspires you to think, create, who makes you laugh? Who puts a SMILE on your face?
We can't always be laughing but there are some people who make us feel at ease & those who do not. I know a few... just thinking of them - tightens my neck muscles.. lol - others- loosen them right up.
I can 'see' an e amil from a friend & instantly there will be a SMILE on my face before I even open it, that is an example of who you 'surround' yourself with.
Who does that for you? 'What does' that for you counts as well!
I am surrounded by love, mostly with 4 legs - but it counts- they make me laugh, snuggle on these cold grey days and show me continous unconditional love & I can not forget the occassonal flutter fly by love tap. Pets are wonderful reminders of livinging in the moment.
Cannabis raises me up as well, it lifts my spirits & eases my pain, my sons and millions more. I surround myself with it.
I smoke it, eat it, drink it, draw & paint about it.
Many of my friends are involved with it.
Our path was made long before we decided to walk it.
I thank God - the Universe & my grower for it.
Give thanks & surround yourself with those that raise you HIGHer!
Medical patients in Canada who use cannabis can now grow their own. Amen.
The court case proved it is not right to force people to have to use a 'Legal Gov. approved growers', but they can grow their own or if not well enough have a 'designated grower '- do it for them:
Thank God. How insane was it to tell anyone they can't grow plants that help them heal in the first place. A crime against humanity, now changed here in Canada! I feel very fucking proud of my country right now. VERY ILL Children all over Canada - will now be introduced more to the medicine they need. Would you not try a natural herb before a synthetic drug for your child? IF PROVEN to help? Google: Dr. Gupta Weed.... if you still doubt.
I'm not even sure what to draw yet! Next cannabis will become a legal recreational drug, good - it will mean fewer alcohol related deaths! I know you probably don't believe that.. I've been reading about it the past few years. Don't believe me? Research it. I Laughed Out Loud yesterday sitting the Dr.s office, across the T.V. screen - 'Ottawa warns of possible increase in impaired driving if cannabis is legalized' - (something like that). Of course. Bring on the fear mongering! Do you really think that there have been that FEW cannabis smoking drivers over the years/decades that it has not become and issue? LOL! It's not.
I had a great lunch with my moms friend Geoff yesterday, he took me to an "Irish pub", he confused my love of Scottish with Irish.. I'll forgive him. We chuckled, chatted and enjoyed a steak & mushroom pie, talked about going back to school late in life (which he did & was very successful at), why he got into politics- someone said to him, "your opinion doesn't matter- you're not even Canadian...", he quickly became one shortly there after. Cannabis, he is a cigarette smoker and I suggested he switch to cannabis! It's less harmful and apparently from all I've been reading - less addictive- so you smoke less. He told me he would think it over. ;)
Then I was at the Dr.s, we both laughed out loud at the fact that he could help me with my foot pain!! He is frustrated they can't seem to help me otherwise.. especially since I'm not for pills or surgery, again. He remarked, he's never seen anyone with a case like mine, so severe and does not know how I'm coping.. me either. Cannabis. We talked about much, how this illness has also given me a new found strength, the fights I've won with it, MC, The bank, anyone re: Poppy now.. and then he said while freezing the bottom of my foot:
& Cannanbis! You have won that fight too! I don't personally feel like I had any part in the winning. I prayed our stories of Storms and my own experience we shared have been heard, that was all. ***For all sick Canadians, already dealing with so much including judgement - constantly for those who DO NOT UNDERSTAND. One less fuckign thing to worry about. Affordable medicine, loving grown at home.
It comes with rules, as it should.. I know some will think 'I'm gonna grow!' lol- good luck, Its not that easy and they will have 'regulations' not to mention hard work, I know a few growers and they can be very stressed at times, not form politics - from work. it has toby safe, I'd be a hypocrite if I didn't talk about that. it doesn't matter really - people are never going to stop growing illegal cannabis- at least now patients who truly need it have the option. AT least NOW maybe the police will focus on other more important crimes like the missing indian woman in Canada! HUMAN trafficking. What matters most. HUMANS.
I AM very upset still they are saying "compassion clubs' 'dispensaries' NOW, don't matter' now that they have the legally approved Licensed producers.... and that they are considering the possibility of selling it via the pharmacy- WE ALL knew that was coming! $$$$$$$
If not for compassion clubs we wold have been lost. I will tell you first hand, many I know are not the criminals they are being made out to be - but people who truly want to help others. Our government is out to make money like everyone else. Greed rules.
The L.C.B.O. is starting 'mail home' delivery.. wow. I wonder how that will effect alcohol abuse in his country- well, I don't wonder. I know.
Time to think of what to draw to celebrate!
I'm also drawing the cover for Cannabis Digest and its 50th issue!
I'm calling it 'Give Thanks!!!'
Thank you Canada. Thank you Kirk & John...
Thank you everyone whom has ever tried to educate regarding the cannabis plant.
Thank you God.
Just as it takes times for things to grow - it takes time art to appear.
The piece I'm currently working on is taking me a while, I am enjoying every second.
Countless details, shades of greens and corrections.
From time to time, I do take photos of my work - and I realized its a good thing to do if you can.. you can 'see it' differently.
For example I looked at this art again, on the monitor and realized I do not like the cat at all and changed it to a rabbit. It just 'sit's in the painting better.
For a moment I might think 'this should be going faster' much like wanting the vegetables in the garden to grow and I remind myself - to be patient. I will know when it is complete.
You wil know when it is time to pick.
When the time is right, the time is right in all thing.
I feel as though I am going through a HUGE growth spurt again.
I recently have been dealing with someone who is angry, and I am getting the brunt of the anger... an acquaintance I've made over the years and have felt sorry for because I have watched the patch of destruction unfold. I've tried to be understanding, patient and nice... there comes a time when you just have to step back and say this person is STUCK and content being stuck and when we try to reach in to unstick them - they only pull us into the mud to suffocate together.
How do 'I' know I am getting pulled into he mud with them?
When I 'get like them' and retaliate with a mean remark because they have hurt me and I am frustrated & want them to feel the same.
I in most cases, do instantly regret it.
Clearly the rest of the world also seems to have this problem to a great degree - or we would be focusing on serious issues like waters, hunger, war instead of hurt egos.
I did think - this will be the 'one' that cuts off ties with his person... perhaps that is why I did send it. It is easier to walk away than to feel continually drained by this person, I wish that was not the case but I am admitting it.
Time to walk away and remove myself from their being STUCK... the mud is too deep.
This too is growth, I guess a sort of 'pruning off' dead matter so new life can appear!
That is a good way to think about it and thats exactly what I will do as I complete this painting.
I won't give the situation another thought, instead I will focus on what I can do to continue to grow in the right direction. Up.
Spring forward! Just the mention os spring and I'm giddy! The sun is shining today! I actually was able to walk to the mail box as the side walks are ice free! Whippie!!!! Spring in Canada is there any better MOOD enhancer!! Spring is only a couple of weeks away!
I have to post this cartoon early as I have friends over seas that like to share!!
A renewed energy & strength and many Canadians I know are going to need it!
So be it! If you do not stand up and fight for what you believe in then why are we even here? So turn your clocks ahead this weekend! Take a deep breath of this cool crisp Snow laced Canadian air and KNOW, soon it will be filled with the sweet sweet smell of new growing buds. All over. AMEN! <>< xox
This is one drawing I wish you could see in person. I scan at a poor resolution, one that can't be duplicated with out loss of detail. I finish paintings using white and this one just pops ;-)
I really enjoyed doing it. It is a gift for a friend.
Here we worry about medicine and growing and there now they are worry about the soil under their feet and growing food is more of a concern. I’ve read several times over the years that planting Cannabis can help clean and repair the soil. Why not at least try?!
Over politics? I think it’s a bit late for that. What ever it takes at this point is what the Japanese Government owes it’s people. Owes US the rest of the people that share this planet to plant this PLANT. Now.
Here is a link to an interesting related article:http://www.cannabisculture.com/content/2013/10/16/Can-Hemp-Marijuana-and-Mushrooms-Fix-Fukushima-Part-1-What-Happened
If all you can do is raise awareness than do that, or think about them, send them good vibes and love. No one likes to wonder if what we feed our children is killing them and the Japanese don’t have much of a choice right now. ;-(
I just made friends with a few people from Japan - one day I hope to visit. It’s so awesome having FB to see into their daily lives. I’m grateful for that on several levels. The differences... then you start to notice the same.
The same crimes worldwide, against people. People standing up for something that is wrong in their country.
Protests, punishment and in some cases ‘lack of’. India and rape.
I think we should know, and should say - wow, I am lucky that is not happening here. BUT THEN speak up and say “Really, in this day?!! - Should WE (as humans) allow that to be happening anywhere to each other? SPEAK UP!
Do you think you are here to live in the shadows without opinion? Then why have a brain. ^ ^^ This is me speaking to myself in my head. ^^^ LOL
I find me very hard to ignore.
Over a plant...
It's back to nature. For us anyhow. More fresh veges, reading labels and focusing on what goes in before it comes out, in one way or another. If it can be stored in a box for 6 months we don't want it. Originally, I saw a post with a photo of a horse, it instantly made me smile. this is my version.
Is there anyone who claims not to know the benefits of choosing a salad over a cheese burger? Choice. What we put into out bodies. Food and medicine.
The choice should always be OUR own.