As we witness the United States fight amongst itself & others, it has never been more import to understand Remembrance Day & pray we DO NOT REPEAT it.
War - what is is good for - absolutely nothing.
liberty |ˈlibərtē| noun (pl. liberties) 1 the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life, behavior, or political views:compulsory retirement would interfere with individual liberty.
AMEN!!! Cannabis is on it's way to being set free and with it - the people who need it and want it and don't deserve to be in jail for it!!! Thank you America- Kids who need it won't need to move to other states - soon it will become across the board! Isn't that how it works over there- so many choose and the rest must follow? I'm not sure.
Thank you!!! Thank You! Thank you!
Last night I had to end the day on a positive note for my sake as well as anyone elses.. lol
A new era for America and what it boils down to is: I love people - and would never want to see anyone hurt, I don't want to say anything negative about the new president - there are enough people upset over it. I would not like to see Mr. Trump hurt. He has a family .. he has people who care about him. So, Thank you America for voting on cannabis- I'm not so sure about California - from what I understand - it's not so great- and Please God forbid.. Monsanto never gets its chemicals on our Cannabis.
Something I find amusing- I painted this.. mostly just from memory ( of what I've seen on T.V.- I've never been to NY) all 'grey'.. then I went online for details of the statue of Liberty and learned about 'her' - I giggled when I read -it is said to be the artists mom.. hee hee - what a strong looking woman! When I was looking at google images some look grey, white & even green. Holy! What color is she?
I researched and found she was green! Made from copper! wow. How cool is that?
Luckily, I then took a very light wash of green gouache and went over her. ;) whew- in time before I went to bed... my hand sore and my heart healed.
Thank you America, I wish you well the next 4 years.
Wow... how does one react to todays news?
I woke up and asked- who won?
"Tell me your joking" I said.
Nope - No joke. I don't even know what to say.. I feel a sense of sadness for America today, one I have never had in my life before. America will never be 'great again' in my mind, some of the statements made by the new president of the 'US of America', the hatred vomited from his own mouth these last months sadly will never be forgotten.
I did check out the page of a Chelsea Handler today- she's been bragging she would leave if Trump were to become next president... the comments on her page - wow, and so it begins. Come to Canada Chelsea... please leave the gun mentality behind.
I have several friends I'd love to welcome here today.
ON a postive note..
I painted Frida Poppy yesterday!
Feeling a bit 'Fridaish' myself these days... I was inspired by a documentary I watched- I realized how little I knew about Frida. Inspired is putting it mildly, I WANT to PAINT today! A new canvas - Not sure what. Anything - just to paint.
Frida & Diego - a love like that!? Would you want it?
Talk about inspiration feeding off of each other! it gives me goosebumps!
It was a fascinating documentary- I know more and will be learning more about Friday - today before I start the next painting. I sent a girlfriend an e mail telling her I want to be Canada's Frida! LOL, I liked how she THOUGHT. Bring it on baby.
Do what you love and you will not fail!
TOMORROW a new cannabis cartoon.. a few on the way with cannabis
NOW FINALLY becoming MAINSTRM MEDICINE!!
You can see my Poppy Frida Time Lapse here: On Instagram.
Give your favourite NUG a HUG today! If you can.
I feel incredibly helpless with this American election, we can't vote.
Canadians can only sit and watch in amusement, astonishment & horror as it unfolds.
Who would want to vote for either? Talk about a rock and a hard place? Yikes.
It does have me thinking about my American friends.
It's all I can do - send love to you... as I paint with TLC & THC.
What will all this mean for cannabis?
Viable business or Violent criminals?
What does this mean for America?
Not being able to govern events, I govern myself.
- Michel de Montaigne -
Peace, Love and Good thoughts… prayers coming your way.
My warm up today.. #NODAPL in my opinion more important than the election.
What will any of it matter when we have no water to drink?
Currently, inking a new cannabis cartoon regarding shutting down dispensaries..
tomorrow some love for my American friends as the day of the election arrives.
This election has me speechless... believe it or not.
These drawings/painting are not big- it stretches my hands & mind before I paint..
The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.
- Pablo Picasso -
Winter is coming & inspiration has me painting purple Octopus plucking petals.
This 'doing what ever' it takes is working. I meditate, listen to music & paint.
I also eat better, refrain from alcohol & only smoke cannabis.
I have made attempts in my immediate surroundings to be 'love' inspired
(Purple elephants), cleaning my office and painting every day, all day... it's my thing. It's what makes me want to sing- Surrounding myself with positive friends here and there... near & far & I am smiling more. I won't add 'twitching less' but it seems to be less - painful. lol Truly, I don't know how else to put it. That & cannabis keeps me smiling- Thank God! It's working.
Here is what I am noticing: new cannabis cartoons and ideas again starting to fill the air in my mind & office. I can't put it into words- as it would give away the cartoon on my desk for tomorrow. It's for all the dispensaries who have been shut down - in "our best interest." Bullshit.
An animal drawing recently was "liked" - I don't normal check them out as I don't have time- and don't want to start which would = less drawing, - sure enough late last night, in bed I check out a cartoon and one of my 'likes' is from this 'beautiful, huntress'.
She 'likes' this image about saving our wildlife - as she sits with a fucking bear she killed while she visited Canada and "can't wait to get back." wow.
I was so pissed off last night all I could see was a beautiful, selfish MURDERER.
Today, I woke up.. new day - she is still these things in my opinion. We are losing animals at an alarming rate on this planet 2/3 of wildlife will disappear by 2020 - so thank you beautiful, spoiled rotten, murderer for helping this along faster.
WHY!? Because you eat it all - bullshit.
You need it to survive? To keep you warm? You LOVE animals?
Yes, like an alcoholic husband beats the wife 'he loves'.
I no longer see 'beauty' anymore.
I see a beautiful 'shell', and I feel nothing but pity for this 'pretty', young, life snuffing princess.. she has many years ahead- to think about her own actions.
Check out this specimen of a human- HUNTING?!! They bait the bear with food/he comes here to eat obviously, hide (like the cowards they are) - and use a spear - torture- phhhhbt. He is a poor example of a good 'man' in my opinion. I am so happy they dumped them & more will continue to do so.
Surrounded by love? I think these hunters will only attract so much hatred into their lives from so many, who might attempt to harm/hunt them- which I'm reading about.
Just like I want to harm a stranger who I see torturing a dog in a dog eating festival in China. I do. Can we not 'BAN' these hunters from other countries?
Justin Trudeau- ASK your kids what they think???
The election - Yikes.
Back to painting this beautiful sunshine filed day!
Looking at the last petals before they are pulled off by the wind.
Au revoir les amis! Jusqu'à demain!
Thinking of France today. Wild France - on Netflix - watch it!!!
'My big boy Purple elephant is ready to hang. 2' x 3' and full of color, Im proud to say his pendant has a glowing appearance- hard to catch in the photo, also shimmering gold in several places. Complete with symbolism - most authentic to Ganesha and some authentic to Georgia..
*The elephant head is to THINK big- outside the box .. I do. As a matter of fact I'm often referred to as a dreamer. Fine by me. I'd rather continue to dream than not. DREAM BIG.
*The Axe to cut off all ties that keep you down, material objects and people (nasty ones), let them go, it is inside which brings us happiness not stuff or others opinions of us.
* Small mouth (talk less) lol! I'm working on this one... you can't see his mouth at all, reminding me- keep it to yourself. I tell people the truth (my version) if they ask my opinion... don't ask if you don't want to know. & I also give unsolicited advice - lol I will try to keep my opinions in my drawing and only share them with those who can handle them.
*Large Ears.. Listen more. I am. It's amazing what you actually hear... or don't.
*Om the symbol on the hand (under the Axe) is a blessing for all. Considered the SEED mantra - it's a perfect way to start all mantras.
*The Rat/mouse... is my biggest struggle- isn't it for all? It is to keep desire in control.
Keeping the ego in coltrol in essesnce.. I am easily distracted by desire. I fight with myself- 'stop thinking and go paint!' LOL... AS if painting is a non thinking assignment, quite the opposite, I think about colors with each other, objects, lines, shape, texture, meaning.. it's endless. Desire will be a distraction if not controlled. The elephant rides the rat, not the other way around.
*A big belly to 'peacefully digest' all the good and bad in the world. Equally.
Tell that to my heart as I watch the Dakota pipeline protests. ;( Working on it.
*Prasade (bowl of offering at feet) The entire world is at my feet and for my asking -
I'M ASKING. Dream Big Baby! I'm ready. I know... Ganesha wanted out.
It's also there to share and give.
*Lotus * rising up from the SEED under my name. It starts there. RISE up Georgia!!!
Through the MUD & slime- rise up! Open up Beautiful & face the day! Close in the evening and open clean, fresh and sure again the next morning. ALSO my favourite flower by far.
Too bad you can't 'send a bunch' - a bouquet - I'd never forget for sure.
I painted them white. Purity, clean & calm.
*Bowl of Modaka- the sweetest of sweets (in my case cannabis- the sweetest gift of all) rewards for all the hard work.
*The hand symbol for 'I love you'. I added this. I love you - I want to remind myself and to try to offer the same to all I encounter.
*Broken Tusk retain the good & toss the bad.
* The flowers- better than diamonds, more beautiful and fleeting.
Over all My Ganesha speak volumes for me.
I read above all he is the REMOVER of obstacles & bringer of miracles - quick!
LOL - not yet finished I thought- THIS is working already (lol) I almost had a miracle come true.. but it was a 'just' tiny step closer - so thats good Ganesha - It's all good.
I am alive and writing this blog - that is a miracle for today. Give thanks.
Whats' next - another 'Standing with Standing Rock today'.
Another BIG canvas starting this week... the only problem is wall space.
Oh well - WHO CARES! Create.
Maybe I'll sell a few.. and give a few too.
If you could have a miracle come true TODAY what would it be?
I need a new painting for my bedroom! A new direction, I had no idea what to paint and it came like it always does... this elephant looks nothing like my initial idea. Listening to music, keeping medicated it arrived and I'm thrilled. I was thinking about MY style..
a creative style that changes all the time! Oooooooo *_* I'm getting into this painting.
Painting it, I became emotional, stood back & took a deep breath - DREAM BIG!!!
THINK BIG!!! BE CREATIVE, make what ever the fuck you want. Care not.
Ganesha is the remover of obstacles, elephants don't "Go around" they go forward, through and there is no stopping them. Move out of my way.
My 'bowls of goodies'.. yes, the sweetest of sweets for moi. Think Big.
I love the axe premise to 'hack off all negativity' and the need for materialism.
His belly is full & so is mine, Storm & I just met in the kitchen for a 1.am snack. ;)
Peanut butter & jam for me, he had a variety of treats. The dogs had crumbs.
Today was a splendid day, I painted. Tomorrow I'll do the same and 'give thanks' I get to
do what I love & take breaks, go online see what the world is up to... If I choose.
Once my elephant is complete I know exactly where it's going.
My little meditation centre.
A place to get my groove going on every morning, fine tune my vibe... ready to receive love.
I might treat myself to a statue of Ganesha - I'll wait until it finds me.
Bring it on. Listening to now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEWuAcMWDLY
Yep, Im stuck.. I love the older music - it eases my soul while painting, I sing along and drift away- when is the last time you drifted? Go. Do it.
He is not yet complete..more to come. ;) I can't wait to wake up and start again.. probably in 3.5 hours. lol Better to create than to just lay in bed and think.
I Give thanks for this beautiful planet & apologize for all the pipelines. xox