Van Gogh wrote,
“I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.”
Sometimes art speaks louder than words.
Magic Mushrooms - Psilocybin mushrooms is the proper name much like Cannabis is the slang name for Marijuana'. I've been researching, it's easy enough as there is countless information available on the subject but you will also find this:
Disclaimer: Psilocybin mushrooms are potentially illegal substances, and we do not encourage or condone the use of this substance where it is against the law. However, we accept that illegal drug use occurs, and believe that offering responsible harm reduction information is imperative to keeping people safe. For that reason, this guide is designed to ensure the safety of those who decide to use the substance. We do not encourage using this drug outside of a legal or traditional context.
Yes like cannabis Mushrooms are illegal, and for the same reasons.
A medicine - which grows in the wild in all sort of places- especially in cow poop. A medicine from cow poop? It just happens to be how this particular mushroom thrives - there are several species.. many mooooons ago a boyfriend invited me to a mushroom pizza party- I did not go - I was chicken, hindsight - I regret not learning about this medicine and introducing it into my life sooner.
I have tried mushrooms, it is illegal - I don't care... and I will have them again and often.
First of all a shout out to Alison Myrden who I had heard was using mushrooms under Dr.s supervision to assist with her MS & TN. I could not believe it so I called her. Alison is the only other person I know with TN.. I have shared with her recently information & photos regarding my health and Alsion talked me through some stuff. My TN is quite more severe than Allisons, physically & mentally. I am grateful for her help and kindness.
You might find this amusing but I don' like to be "HIGH", yes I smoke cannabis from morning to night but not to get high, to function. I especially don't like to be high if I can't work high- when I read of two police officers *who while ON DUTY* stole edibles *while working in their police car* claimed they got so high they climbed a tree? WTF? NEVER have I known anyone to Hallucinate and climb trees because they were high- I think 'Liars' should be added to these two. CLEARLY. & I'm not alone: they've sparked a debate:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/edible-pot-toronto-police-hallucinations-1.4510897 I will be paying attention to see what happens to these two- What a joke. I did laugh btw, I know the area- I grew up there and it has a high Italian residency - I dated a few Italians and they never liked Cannabis from what I remember- it was all 'coke and wine' for my Italian friends in the day. I've smoked and ate edibles until I could hardly walk- so climb a tree - I doubt it. I'm sure they did get very HIGH- I feel bad for the police officer that cracked his skull because he slipped and fell when checking on the two at the scene, I bet they laughed.. Talk about double standards & DO you think this is an isolated case?
Do you think these are the ONLY 2 to pull such a stunt? Not I.
My mushroom experience has been slightly different- still, not to the point of hallucinating. Simply put Mushrooms make me feel love for myself and others and see & feel beyond the pain. They help with my mood. BUT it's not something I wake up and think- I'm gonna have mushrooms today! For me it's the opposite- I have to almost wrestle with it- and most days I don't. I'm not very sure as to why- I let my body tell me what it wants- fruit, liquid, sleep, medicine. Medicine that won't KILL, (none has overdosed on mushrooms to my knowledge) or cause serious long term detrimental side effects. Mushrooms - recreationally- I can't see it. Certainly not as often as cannabis use... to each his own. CHOICE.
Alison said "Georgia, we have pain like no other- the medicine we eat goes to our pain and does it's WORK.. it's why we don't get HIGH like others - because it actually has purpose in our bodies other than just mental... " it makes sense so I got over my fear after speaking with her and tried a higher does and was fine. Better than fine. I went and lay down and thought about nature and nothing, thought of others and felt calm and stress free.
I will say I cry very little these days & I think it's due to the mushrooms, if I do- it's not for 'me' but the overwhelming sense of all that is happening in the world, child abuse, animal abuse, abuse of power, sexual abuse.. threats of war, global warming birds are dying...
Alison, after learning what I was dealing with said 'she feels she has nothing compared to what I have going on' (not true) and offered help, support, information & love. Until anyone can walk in my shoes and live with this condition- (tell me if you have figured out how please) I WILL do what EVER brings me some PEACE from this constant pain - will you now judge me for this? Go ahead.
I still prefer cannabis for my daily medicine but every now and then I try to give myself a boost- if you can call it that. Many people are using mushrooms to assist with the end of their lives while experiencing serious illness like terminal cancer- why- it helps their MOOD. We all deserve to be happy- even those who are dying.
Especially the who are dying. It's called: Compassion.
Do I worry about being arrested- never. I'd fight it & win. I've spoke now with Dr.s, they all are aware - & understand my choice - the next 3 years we will be reading more about this medicine & will be made available Mushrooms for medicine. THANK GOD!!!
I've met a fellow who even teaches how to grow and has shared much knowledge I also follow a few on IG, here is one site which has also been very helpful I will be donating an original for them to draw off their www.
FYI- I do not enjoy painting when "high" on mushrooms- lol - so I guess that's why I do not access them as much as some might.
No cows were harmed during the painting of my mushrooms. It's been said- perhaps it is why COWs have been so cherished throughout history- healing magic found in cow poop!
The Lord works in mysterious ways.
With TLC & THC
Mermaid in the moon lite..
I can see a few reasons a mermaid might want to venture on land.
Seaweeds just not doing it for her any longer until she sees weed.
I actually learned while painting the mermaid of the BlueLotus flower/drug.
Would I try "blue lotus" wine? Yes.
Although I enjoy painting mermaids.. I don't think I'll keep this piece - I'll make her a gift to someone.
It's the weekend and I've much on my mind! Time to buckle down & get some of my current projects close to completion so I can start a few NEW! Every time I speak to someone they want to work on projects together, lately - the universe is opening so many doors I feel like Alice! Time to put some of these ideas to paper!
Inspired by love you can not fail.
With TLC & THC
Snoopy & Charlie Brown are having some winter fun!! & it's just begun...
Once that Christmas display comes down the yard looks lifeless.. the school bus passes bye & I see the little eyes peering, noticing the giant 13foot snowman is gone... for 11 months. What about the rest of the year?
Norm has been focusing on his props as it is his "passion' he sold a few of the Halloween props this past year including the gates! Now there space for more, I figure - why not- lets make something 'small' for every month! I already have next months idea ready to start- you Know it' got LOVE in it. Norm does the wood working and design how the Props will move. Snoopy has his ears flapping in the wind. (You can see it work on Norms IG page -Peschel props.)
It's also called a 'compromise'. Norm wants work done - so do I & like most working relationships- you've got to give to get - wait until you see the sweet little cut its I've been planning.. It amazes me how we can't even seem communicate many days- but are still capable of working on these projects together.
Since I too have a handy man at my disposal- I'll design some props & have some creative fun - for all our neighbours to enjoy ( I hope they do) I know it would give me a little smile to see these little shows of creativity.. who would you like to see!??
I think Im going to stick with another Snoopy for Valentines day- after all I LOVE Snoopy & Charles Schultz - "Sparky" the genius, the man, the humble human. IF' I could sit & hang out with someone - it would be Charles. Others cartoonists- they get me. Some of my best real life friends are other artists/cartoonist... we understand each other to some degree I feel. Ironically, lol - it was another cartoonist on Instagram- after seeing his office- I was inspired to clean up my act! Bill Alger - I am quite fond of his 'Hippie Protest monsters'- I figure Bill & must be the same age, his treasures- give me a good giggle, I often think - I remember those! Especially his 'Get Screwed Men', I'm searching for my own. hee hee hee
Trinkets & pets, surround yourself with love & smiles.
You can see Snoopys ears flap on the instagram account.
Have a peek at the process, below, Charlie Brown & Snoopy Playing in the snow!
Please visit the sites i mention & show some support.
We can all use a little help from our social media friends.
2018 is all about growth for me & Canada.
Have you got your seeds? Not allowing Canadians to grow their own cannabis is against human rights. This past week with the record below temperatures and ***windchill*** Brrrrr, proves how important nature, growing fresh vegetation is to our health, mind & body... For those who might not understand - take a look out the window:
Yep, that's our view until about late April early May. It's also slippery & don't forget that windchill. lol Grow we must! I have plants in every room, plants that get watered only once a week - I don't have the greenest thumb, how I managed to kill 2 cactus this winter already, is beyond me. I'm keeping a good eye on my new baby 'Pete Peyote' my son picked me up for Christmas.. more on it another day.
So - Do you have your seeds?? Can you hear my excitement- giggling with joy- cannabis is going to be LEGAL 2018 in Canada! I'm elated! No, not because more will be getting HIGH" but because more will become FREE. No more having our young Canadian lives ruined with petty criminal records for something as simple as possessing Plant material. Canadians get excited over seeds - already planning gardener friends who purge seeds, swap over tea, trade talk all sorts of seeds and none of them have been cannabis seeds
(although I have those friends too) & the two should be seen as ONE. Gardeners!
Everyone should TRY, it's a lovely PLANT. Will everyone Grow it?
My prediction for 2018 - No, most will purchase cannabis.
For the same reasons most purchase their own wine & beer. Time, money, education.
Most of us don't find the time to grow our own vegetables to feed ourselves.
Those who 'only have the time', don't have the resources. & yes, you need some knowledge
or you might just have problems. Cannabis like all females can be quite particular" with her care if you want to be loved back you must put in a lot of love & attention..
Who wants to think snow (look outside) when we can think grow.
While Poppy is California dreaming squished up to a vent or under a blanket on my lap,
I'm feeling content, the snow is lovely to look, I'm glad I was here to feed the birds this cold snap, the bluejays look cold! I've watched them grow since babies this year...
Growth too is my personal focus. Me, alone.
2018, I'm trying not to think of any one person', who are we to judge anyone, chances are I really know nothing about the path they have travelled, that being said, I'd rather walk my path alone than with some I've come across. I choose the path of peace but carry a stick for the beasts I no doubt will meet occasionally on the journey.
Growth as an artist, focusing on my passion & skills to become better EVERY DAY.
This will be proved with each new day by the grace of God.
What one living individual deserves our attention?
Focus. Create. GROW.
Child of God you were created to create!
He's funny, caring and has a good heart...
It's winter now but can you imagine Olaf in Canada this summer'
His singing will be heard loud across our home and native land, true North strong & free:
"And I can’t wait to see
What my buddies all think of me!
Just imagine how much cooler I’ll be
Seasons Greetings! Snow is on the way!
Keep warm by imagining this summer.
Imagine the memories you will have when you take your kids camping. They don't stay little for long. Friends had a baby boy! A new baby boy into the universe! He's so sweet... his newborn photos in that tiny little touque.. I cry tears of joy at the sight of him, especially babies I know. This baby had me imagining future camping days!
Kids and camping, exploring, bugs, nature - life doesn't get better.
Of corse this story is about a eerie sounds in the woods..
With glowing big eyes - all the better to see you with - in the dark!
Come on - isn't that what camping stories are about?
Or the man with the one hook for a hand.. scratching the side of the car? lol
I love kids, creative, expressive little beings, kids should go camping.
Kids should experience nature.
Kids should know nature - it is said 'we protect what we love.
No cell phones in nature.
Cell phones will cause our children more damage in the long run than cannabis ever will.
Just 'think' about it. Think about already NOW & the problems between the two.
What will cause your child more harm do you think?
I had so much fun with this owl.. wait until you see the next camping tale.. I did 3.
My friend Joshua is very talented & fun...
Check this out and please follow him on Youtube.
It's not easy to keep putting 'yourself' out there as an artist... or human.
Joshua does and he makes me smile.
Joshua Boulet Drawing the World!
Can't wait until he visits Canada Again.
Yesterday, I was approached by a woman, yelling from her car window "What's your dogs name?" When was in a new big black car, and was traveling on the opposite side of the street in t he opposite direction I was walking - again she yells " I like your Dog! What's it's name?"
Traffic was busy - school had just been let out- I kinda looked at her thinking 'is she for real and kept walking as I was almost at my home and here's the thing- some times- I avoid all humans- I'm just out to get some fresh air, yesterday was one of those days.
The next thing I know - she's turned the vehicle around- and she's almost pulled infant of my house - yelling at me "Hey, I asked whats your dog's name?! My grandson wants to see it!!"
I was shocked and turned and said, abruptly - "I don't encourage my dog to talk to strangers." I then was thinking - wtf was that? I felt very uncomfortable... once in my home- I thought - the guys will never believe that- it seems I'm constantly having 'eventful walks' with strangers. - Luckily, my son was one of the vehicles she cut off - on a very busy street at a very busy time and he could see how visibly upset I was as I walked into our home. He came in and asked right away "Who was that woman? What was she yelling?"
Grandma.. not only is your driving extremely dangerous, for all the other vehicles, school children and your own grandson - WHAT ARE you teaching your grandson? It's o.k. for strangers to drive around and yell at other strangers from their vehicles encouraging them to talk to strangers? It's to the point, with or without her vest- I have an irresistible dog- because in part she is very well behaved... for me. She loves me & others thinks she's awesome, She is... for me.
Please don't do what this woman did - it was wrong on several levels.
I have work on my desk & easel in various stages, some fun others editorial...
#metoo one is titled.
This terribly sad thing about #metoo - I honestly do not know a woman who can't say #metoo. MeToo on many levels and it's still happening.
What classifies as #metoo content ? #TOOmuch
It's a beautiful day- I'm currently outside drawing in my t-shit and the girls are loving every second of it but I think I'll leave my walking until I get dog spray.
I did just finish this sweet baby bear:
Be like a tree... let the dead leaves drop.
Enjoy the sunshine!
My son invited me on a Foray the other day..
I've let him know if he goes to this location again.. I'll pass! I was exhausted. Poppy Too!
The mushrooms were marvelous & an old auto made me smile.. but it was brutal. lol
At one point there was this ? OLD ladder to climb- so cows can't cross I guess.. I climbed up- thinking Poppy would walk right under (which she could- clearly!) only to turn as I started to climb down the other side- to see her climbed up - almost at the top before she lost her grip & fell backwards! I was AMAZED as were the others- she even did it!
Wow, my little rockstar was so worried about me - it was all she focused on.
Such love.. I'm blessed by this tiny beast.
She did scratch her kneck but otherwise was not hurt- thankfully. We BOTH passed out promptly after our long days return. It was a much needed day in the forest with nice people all wanting to be healthier & happier in nature. I also learned about 'Stinging nettle' - the hard way- ouch.. the remedy was close by, natures way- Do you know what it was?
A tiny edible puffball smargasborg was found & more wonderful memories with my son were created. Sunshine, exercise, education, food, friends.. love..
Mushrooms bringing humans together for the greater good.
Still... I think I'll stick to the slightly easier trails int eh fungi future.
With Much love
The Fall Cain Foray is soon!
The last weekend of Fall & Storms Birthday!
Are you going??
Georgia... On My Mind.