I've been Buuuuzzzzzzzy! Check out my 'bee box hempwick* dispenser 'I designed and painted! Hempwick is a company I friended years ago and every now and then we give each other stuff. because it's what friends do. No money, just fun, love and BEEing. They have free samples BTW- with my little toon on some of them ;) It is by far one product I don't do without, since I prefer to use a bong I like to lite it with hempwick rather than just a lighter.
We made two, one for them and one for me! the other on my living room dresser.
My little watercolor moleskine sketching/painting was so much fun at the winery the the other day- I've decided to do it more! More painting moments- live- I don't have to travel the world- it would be nice and still in the works for this fall.. until then, I'll paint my backyard and the bigger version of.
This image with the pond one was literally my back yard, complete with the glass 'totem' my friend Cathy made me!
Today, I flipped a blanket I had lying out back and had an encounter with a bunch of wasps! They must have been building a next under it and my hands were being swarmed and stung as soon as I flipped it! lol- I nearly jumped in the pool! I immediately called the girls! LET'S GO! and flew from the pool deck up into the house- Storm came running as he heard the commotion. I spent the rest of the day painting in my office - away from bees.
I've so much on my mind these days.. painting and thinking, the days fly.
I didn't plant much of a garden only a few plants in pots, I can't be bothered. I feel as though all this stuff just ties me down & prevents me from doing what I really love to do.
What for? For the sake of feeling obligated just because I've done it for so many years before. I don't think so. Change is in the air right now- I found a red hair color!
I'm gonna have some fun.
Change has begun.
I finished my painting Sativa Indica - 2. Except for the lettering which i will add on the digital image and not the original. A few small changes but the message and vibes is the same. More detail & more love. More focus on nature.
The original a couple of years old and I find myself thinking the same things I did then, why are people suffering over this plant. Politics.
On the Sativa side I added a heart - what's good for the brain is good for the heart.
When your mind is creative, inspired - it keeps you busy, focused and happy- that is good for the heart. Feel the love.
The wording will be simpler
Sativa: Energy Stimulant Relief Creativity ^THC
Indica: Relax Sedative Pain Relief ^CBD
Just painting this did all of the above for me- medicated of course.
I am thankful to Duke the owner of the painting, he sent me a lovely e mail asking me if the original version was for sale, I replied 'no, but stated I wanted to try it again now that I am working with a different medium, if he was interested - (it would be the boost I needed) I would re paint it and he could purchase it. He did. I went online and bought some new gouache paint and I loved every second of painting Sativa/Indica all over again! I don't mind saying I would be very happy to keep this piece for myself.
Duke appears to be quite the gentleman, here is a link to the club(s) "Ultra Health' he operates, I just checked out the website - I did not want to prior to painting as I did not want to be influenced by it, the vibe is wonderful that the video sends and I see Mr. Irv Rosenthal in it - Another wonderful man and activist. They are in Arizona- feeling the heat worse than we were yesterday! My prayers with with them & animals & pets all over.
Today - it's chilly but I expect it to warm up quickly.
I am thrilled this work is going to a new home who believe Cannabis is medicine and helps those who need it safely access it.
This will be the newest post card! I will let you know when it's ready.
Yesterday, the weather, quick temperature drops... I could not finish, it was a perfect way to end the evening and go out to look at the magnificent moon and today wake up to a new day and new indica/Sativa. My hands are still sore today... I'll stretch them now with a mini warm up of squirrels at a picnic.
Have Faith change is happening everywhere.
Today, we took a break & I had a different view...
Sangria & sunshine, felt as though I was in Spain. Just what I needed.
God has me exactly where I am to be.
Listening to bees and birds and grapes growing.
I started the repainting of 'Sativa Indica' and the color is VIBRANT, Gouache.
I am grateful to DUKE, he gave me a little push and this artwork will reflect my gratitude.
Painted with Much TLC & THC... It will take few days.. stay tooned.
Time for me this weekend to focus on painting.
Thinking, praying, meditating.
Alice in wonderland... we are all mad here, that is why a little cannabis goes a long way.
Help keeping us calm.
I'm getting the feel for Gouache painting and enjoying it very much.
Just as I say this I'm about to move into the other room and hit a huge canvas big time!
Acrylic and the mind switch, paint the canvas black first and just wait...
tomorrow grid it out, sketch it in white on the canvas, Tuesday as my first bits of color & then I hope to work on it straight through this weekend.
At the same time I have just started to sketch my idea for a 'redrawing' of a postcard I did, 'Sativa - Indica'. Now that my style has changed I have been wanting to re paint that image- it has me thinking of details of night and dark, every aspect an opportunity for painting pleasurable experience surrounded by dark, light & love.
I'm very spontaneous if you have not realized... sure enough last week, I had someone offer to pay me for an original and they had mentioned they liked the Sativa/Indica one in particular. I shared it was sold but expressed I was considering painting something like it - if they are interested they could commission me and I provided a price. 'Duke' - his name & part of my reasoning for saying yes, made a payment to my paypal account and it was a push I needed. Just researching - is exciting. I was so happy , I put some of that income to good use and signed up for a new Craftsy class!
It looks exciting and difficult- I'm ready! I KNOW after this class my skills will increase, never stop learning, a new twist, idea, perspective is refreshing.
Now it's time to have fun & get lost in paint BIG TIME! Perfect for this blustery day!!
German Bud! The international bud collection 2.
I already have 3 almost done and like the idea of a Spanish Señorita bud is exciting!
It's amusing looking at these little friends, I did ask friend to assist with some research, so I might focus on other paintings - as well as have asked for a few suggestions on Facebook.
Traditional images and symbols are still the best to get ideas across.
Cannabis is used in Germany, learn more about it here:
Please plant the seed of cannabis education where ever you live.
It is a plant. None should be sent to jail (or worse) because of it.
Sometimes I have to audacity to think I am in control of this life.. then I think:
Who am I?
I remember... I AM not a body, I am free! I AM as God created me.
Focus, lose the ego. Move On.
You are not here for 'that' reason. It's just a distraction. DO NOT let it get you down.
Pull up your big girl panties and have some fucking fun!
You deserve it- here it comes.
I can't rush it- nothing matters, not money, connections, timing - nothing.
IF it is meant to happen it will... just have TRUST.
Keep your mind & heart open ready for all that comes your way.
My post it note stuck to my comp:
ALL things are lessons God would've me learn.
I was speaking with a good friend and told him: If God wants me to be there, I will. "
It is that simple- regardless of what I THINK or feel for that matter.
When I say 'there', I mean: there as in anywhere & everywhere, He wants me to be.
Right now I'm content being in my own office!
My assistant Jessie and I re-hung it the past 2 days, sorted and more.
I could not wait to get in there to day and paint!
A nice reminder to hang by my computer.. My Ego is not my Amigo. ;)
German bud!! My international Bud collection grows! <3
What brings you peace?
It's painting of me & it's time I caught up.
I've had so much on my mind, I think since march.. only now do I feel 'things' starting to come clear, line up.. get ready for the universe to align- ready to shine.
No facebook this week, no instagram either.. it's time to paint.
A little PIN always.
Good things are happening! Change is in the air! I feel it in my heart with every beat.
Time to re align.. I am 're hanging' my office! I have some serious work ahead, I've recently been inspired by a Skype call with Ivan, his office is so neat! As in cool. As are the projects he is working on! How blessed I feel to have such good friends all around the world... and with Skype/internet - its as though they are in the next room. It sure helps keep a smile on my face. Pain or not!
I have a new assistant! Her name is Jessie and she is assisting with what ever- working, finding, hanging, sorting bouncing off ideas- you see, these two (Norm& Storm- hard to believe I know, lol) get tired of it- as would you, if it was you mom or wife of 24? 25 years.
I lost count. Jessie is 22, still in school, funny, quick and talented- and full of ideas of her own! I look forward to her next visit tomorrow, I plan on teaching her a little gauche.
It's wonderful to start to feel organized & see lighe at the end of the tooning tunnel.
I've 'international bud' to paint and much more- I'm designing a post card for the 'Cannabus' in Scotland for my friend Robert! As planned, if all goes well I will be visiting him (his family) this year and just the thought has me smiling!
Im going to consult with another friend in Germany - the same gentleman who -I watched his gauche lessons on youtube! I found him and BUGGED him on FB, lol , until he replied. he is very funny person in my opinion.
I'm creating something every day. A side line for today was a hat for my mom- some event she is attending.. below the photos, lol! I like to thank my wonderful patient 'hat model'!
I LOVE my son, he is so much fun.
Do what you love! Inspired by love you can not fail!
I'll be drawing for mini original when my IG account his 200 for anyone interested.
must follow to win. Georgia Toons. Put a smile on someone face with the price of a stamp.
I do it at least once a week. It's one thing I can do to brighten someone's day.
Cannabis is used and celebrated all around the world!
We forget that, with our daily struggles and own battles in Canada with cannabis.
We forget that in the USA - in one state you can grow and in the next you go to jail, that right there, is criminal. In other countries it's the same, many still fighting the negative stigma associated with cannabis.
Why are so many fighting? They are tired of seeing a war waged against each other. A failed drug war, used only as an excuse to imprison minorities,
mostly black - fact. Next hispanic incarcerations - it is horrendous how humans are being treated over a plant.
It's time to have some fun and at the time create some cannabis bud pride!
It starts with Scotland.
I have recently been invited to Scotland & Spain - and it is on my mind.
I've showed you the 'Cannabus' decorated with my art- and yes, I would like to see it in person and visit with my friend Robert, who I have e mailed with back and forth over the years, he seems like he is a lot of FUN & I know we already have a few things in common, like our mutual love and appreciation for a plant - and educating others.
I have drawn a couple of logos for now for him, Including the ZEN KITTY CAFE, another still, top secret.. ;)
I've mentioned to a few friends "over there" that I might be visiting, it seems it just might be more of a trip than I imagined. I have a good friend In Norway I would love to see & stay with, there are a few details that still need tended to before I travel like.. should I bring Poppy? lol
With all the terrible, ridiculous raids in Toronto lately it's a wonderful, creative diversion to research and find traditional icons to suit the little buds.
The next bud is on the the drawing desk! Waiting for details!!
Who would you like to see represent!? India Bud? Australian Bud? German Bud?
I will also incorporate little ideas/props as well.. keeping in tune with the toon.
The Thistle was too easy.
Please remember around the world people are struggling with canabis education and unjust punishment over a plant. Some counties much harsher than the USA or Canada still.
ONE love should bring it to the forefront - end the insanity - so we can ALL focus on helping and healing each other. Plants over Pills!
Do you know a man made disaster that killed countless? Still does really..
Prescription drugs. Read this: http://www.thalidomide.ca/tvac-mission/
Lies and it is STILL happening today. So sad this 'wonder drug' came over to Canada- the USA did not allow it- but they have made up for that attitude since ;(. The manufactures were terrible humans and knew what they were doing- they continued for profit.
JUST like pharmaceutical companies today who try to convince us the medicine will help.
Let's try to continue to educate around the world 'ONE LOVE' mean just that people
Send me a message! Help Me design the 'International Cannabis collection'
If I draw 'your bud suggestion' - I'll send you a comic and postcard!
Here is a drawing I did long ago from my friend Robert - he planted the seed I guess with the 'World Wide Cannais Tribe'!
I can't wait to start the next! Let's show the world how much we love our little BUDS!
It's here! I am thrilled to share the Dog Bite prevention kit is here!
The dog book I was illustrating is complete and when I saw it - I was blown away!
I enjoyed working on this project and was given complete artist freedom! YEEHAW!
I had no idea it was going to be an awesome kit as well! & for only $20. - seriously - hard to believe to everyone I have presented it to so far! $20 to possibly save a child/anyone from being bit? Not to mention FUN! Hee hee It has a memory game that I love! (two games) I have played it several times and look forward to a little one to join me! The concept of the book is parents read it with children- as I was drawing Storm kept saying:
"MOM! Why are you drawing that kid doing that to that dog?!"
I had to get the point across and we did! I have read over the book and was very impressed, I can't tell you, countless times kids have come up to my dogs and stuck their face in theirs- not knowing. My girls are good- but you never know, Tequila is old, sometimes dogs just do not want to be bugged- and sometimes attacks seem unprovoked- but with careful attention family pet owners will recognize the signs and teach their kids to avoid a possible dangerous altercation!
The website explains it best! Windy Willow pet services, keeping our kids safe & dogs out of shelters. Below a few images of the kit! They are also now on instagram and will be sharing tips, tricks and awesome pics! The website WindyWillowPet Services also has a coloring contest! Download the sheet I colored & enter to win!
This has been one of the most gratifying projects I have ever had the pleasure of creating.
I can't help think of all the kids that will read, laugh, giggle, imagine, talk & teach
(IT comes with PAW stickers & popsicle sticks!!!) each other over this book & Bandit's kit, The official mascot ;) They will have fun, talk about the art work and save legs, hands, faces from painful, frightening dog bites that sometimes even can lead to death. ;( I read a few sad stories. I really wanted to post here some graphic images to shock some of you into the reality of how often this does happen - if only to educate- do but I won't because the Kit is just too happy. PLEASE never forget the reason behind this creation. I will say I have become friends with Rachael (the owner and operator and hard working woman*) over the years and she is even more passionate about this project than I was - If you can believe it! I love her for it. She is truly saving lives of dogs! Many of them and you know how I feel about 'my girls'!
I am gifting a kit to the kids behind me, vibrant little girls and others who play in the yard and they have dogs and puppy! I must say- its great, me being able to watch the pup play and I think - glad he is over there! Like 'granddoggen' I get so see & have fun but don't have to chase after all the time! lol
I'm excited, in a letter: I've asked them to be official testers and send a comment to Windy Willow Pets Service! I know it will be terrific because the "Bandits Kids & Pup Safety Program" Kit is!!"
This project was drawn with much LOVE.
Side note: I did ask to keep one original which is now very creatively framed by my LONG time, good friend/cow Kat, of Kats Gallery I know she will smile at that.
She posted she's leaving Town! The love of her life is in Montreal, I must say the thought of Kat gone brought a tear to my eye- cause I had a piece of glass in it (again she is smiling). Really, I will miss her presence.
More on the cow later.. I have a special piece to show you very soon!!!
Believe <>< xox