If mother nature was a bear this would be her - awake after a long cold winter...
there are ONLY 30 days until the first day of Spring! Poor Ginger doesn't know if this winter is ever going away. I can't wait to start my seeds! Who's growing cannabis in the garden this year! it's LEGAL to grow 4 plants... what fun. Grow it to eat, smoke, drink or paint - there's too many reasons to explore this plant - I wonder if any garden centres are offering seeds?
I started a new canvas (seen below) this is just the background - I anticipate being busy for the next couple of weeks on this painting - its an under the sea adventure with a twist (of course) I really enjoy the shape of this canvas.
Many are aware we had an amber alert recently (for those not aware and amber alert is a notification that goes out on all media letting people know a child has been taken and to be on the look out) we all know what happened - the little girl was found shot by her own father on her birthday- I can't even fathom the pain associated with this situation for the family - I have to say... about the doucebags that complained about getting an amber alert late a night - that disrupted their evening - I was in shock when I read about this, who would fucking complain about a warning to try to help save the life of a child? Someone who does not have kids. Amber alerts are PROVEN to work - if you don't want to hear it you should go live in a fucking cave where you belong.
I pulled out the papermache too! I had an idea for a craft that does not need "detail" as my hands struggle- but this- this I can do and so far it's turning out just as I imagined. Have you tried papermache? We all did it when kids- & it's a fantastic craft for children! Here's a link in case you forget for a kid friendly version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdPkoPwRkZ4 I am using a product that comes in a bag & you just add water, I've tried several ways and this is easiest- although had to get a smooth surface. Here is my favourite person who teaches online & here is her recipe for the more serious crafters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YQ6eUqcEh8 Oh, I have so much fun entertaining myself.. it's a wonderful way to spend this cold -14 day... Back to it!
With TLC & THC
I started this bear this morning... it was time for a bear. The paint is still drying.
Bears are my spirit animals, I did not find it - it found me.
This is a Marsican Bear. Bears usually travel alone, like to sleep a lot & are generally peaceful creatures until provoked & finally, I read over & over:
DO NOT fuck with a mama bears cubs unless you want a taste of a bear claw.
The next bear is already waiting inside my mind clawing to get out- just like a bear as spring approaches! How many more days you ask? 34.
It's been a lovely winter (bone pain from cold aside) this year, lots of reading & snuggling, rest & redirection.
Bear, lunch & bud break over -the next project awaits & it's something completely different I've had the idea for months - Mushroom fanatics will love it! I'm really excited to try this idea out!
BTW - Another york region police officer has been busted for impaired driving this month... but hey- let's make sure to keep those 'cannabis dispensaries' out of Georgina.. Lord knows we have enough options to buy ALCOHOL for all the impaired drivers - including NOW available at our local WALMART.
Cannabis PROVEN safer than Alcohol - prove me wrong. Don't drink & drive.
Political bullshit is all THAT was Georgina as far as I'm concerned they never had any intentions of letting us have the CHOICE, we deserve.
Cheers! Remember this when it's time to V O T E.
With TLC & THC
A little something for everyone!
If Storm was home I'd give him the mushroom card: I love you this MUSH!
The fox - WTFox- lol I don't even know where he came from (not one of my best I must admit). The Bear I thought would BEE a neat little reminder from someones lunch box one day... The Canna BE yours? Makes me smile that cute little BEE - a mushroom BOOKmark
because my gift of LOVE to 'all' is to encourage the gift of reading!
I'm currently reading:
How to Change your mind (still) & 'loving every page the Canadian History makes me proud!
It's Valentines day & I LOVE me! LOL I've snuggled with the girls, listened to music, played hide & seek & sent Norm an e mail suggesting what would be great for dinner! With a glass of wine- a craft beer for Norm - cannabis for me & Ice cream for his sweet tooth - I can't wait. 'I' cut my hair (short) - that's ALWAY refreshing!
Yeee Hah - Self love watch out! lol - All kidding aside- we've been together 26 years and have a common LOVE so why not enjoy the evening and acknowledge the love we've had for each other & still do, especially as the parents of our son & doghters' hee hee.
Why not- who needs an excuse for a good meal made with love?
If your single & you LOVE to cook- are'nt you the lucky one tonight!
Sorry these Valentine are a bit late, it was important that I show myself some love today,
I imagined a studio barn - big enough I can have the girls run from one end to the other to chase balls - and work off some of this winter restlessness - I remind them frequently- Spring is not far NOW! It's never too late anyway - that's the thing with Valentines day & I don't agree with is the 'DAY' part. IF you NEED a day to tell someone you love them - well, I guess it's better than not telling them. I know some people struggle with such issues like saying 'I love you' (& meaning it), I get that too - if your single enjoy treating yourself to something a little special tonight - WHY wait for someone 'else' to TREAT?
Use your Valentines anyway - don't forget to tell yourself FIRST. I Love YOU.
Who needs a day to say I love you? Say, text, email it any day you please, PLEASE!
No one knows what tomorrow brings... hopefully a funky new fungi painting.
With MUSH love on this day Universe!
TLC & THC
Click on the image for a printable image! Have fun - xo!
I sometimes take a break from paper and canvas & paint objects.. when I spied this bear bottle opener I bought it just so I could add my own touch to it & now it is a one of a kind -kinda. Hee hee. It's still not complete as he needs to attached to my cottage wall - on my list of goals in 2019 - lol It's good to have goals! Dream, hopes, desires, wishes - whatever you choose to call them - it's good to have something to aspire to.
I aspire to have a better vocabulary, spelling & grammar every time I sit here, when I see how bad it gets at times (understandingly) it helps ME realize 'who knows why we behave as we do, do we even know when we are not feeling well? There are days I'm amazed at myself and wonder - how have you made it though this day? I remember the surgeon in a documentary who became ill and starting literally writing on walls in a hotel room DUE TO a bad knee implant he received (WTF -FDA) - that is how he knew he was sick- he was behaving unlike his normal' self. It reminds me to be more patient of others & myself.
Another day survived By the grace of God & my homeboy ;D Jesus (who has the best sense of humour if you'll only listen) & a few other of you beings who just the sight of your face/email/# brings me a spark to keep this candle lit. :) Someone commented (on my Trump MAGA cap painting) - this is about love #MakeAmericathinkagain and I was overwhelmed: Exactly, She GOT ME! lol It IS about love and yes that's what I was hoping for. Thank you. If there is one thing I have learned.. not everyone 'gets me'. My homeboy gets me, my dogs get me... so I'm good.
I also paint, constantly so I do not allow myself to get caught up in self pity or pain or other peoples problems. I think this is a good habit to have. Some days are easier than others... God has assured me I will grin & bear it & become a better, stronger, happier, wealthier MamaBear at the end of the day because I did. I don't mean 'Storm's Mamabear' - I mean MamaBear for children, dogs, women, men, animals, Cannabis & Canada! Whom ever my attention is drawn to (I am provided direction no doubts) it's my job on this planet even if it's just one person who gets it. While painting I KNEW 'some will never get it...' that's not my journey to worry about.
I also painted a little bird -now I have a robin tealight holder - just what I always wanted!
Personalize something, try a new canvas! I was beyond thrilled on new Years Eve when our son surprised us by arriving at 11:00 p.m with no alcohol in him, home to celebrate bringing in the new year with whom he loves the most & take his dog9s) for a walk... It was a secret proud moment in my mind I cannot lie. I painted the bear while chatted , so it looks "ferocious" but it too was painted with pots of love on a wonderful January the 1st.
With TLC & THC
I love Sundays - a day of family, rest, relaxing, fancier meals, quality time, a day to putter.. hopefully enjoy 'what you love to do day' (if not every day)... but this Sunday we are legal to smoke cannabis - no threat of going to jail for a joint - AMEN - never forget at one point - that's all it took. I am beyond grateful now to hear Canada will deal with past simple cannabis convictions... it has plagued minorities in particular and I'm elated Canada is leading by example. Those days are over!! That being said.. on my mind:
To the cop who gave that first ticket, only hours in: DICK.
To anyone not use to cannabis & driving impaired: Duh.
To anyone STILL judging someone for cannbis use: Fuck off, there are far more serious things in life to stress over & focus on.
To anyone upset by my swearing: Educate yourself - Swearing is proven good for you *ESPECIALLY for those with chronic pain- VENT it out - BUT not women - oh no.. we are STILL stigmatized for swearing - ONE more fucking way to judge WOMEN- Fuck that. (more soon).
Paul Benardo - Fuck that! Why EVEN waste time & put those families through that, he is the reason I consider capital punishment a good thing.
Studio news.. I have had so much happening the past few months & I'm feeling better mentally - why? Because I KNOW what I like & what is GOOD for me - alone time - lot's of it. :) I love to paint & create - it makes me happy, brings me peace & helps me heal. Painting & cannabis. We are responsible for our own happiness. I've found my passion- Painting & making others smile with my painting. I use to beat myself up - not socializing enough, not being seen (most understand my struggles with this) & this past week it seems the only 'advocates' who get any recognition are people who are "out there" out at protests, faces seen on the news all the time. I KNOW there are countless others who have helped this change - EVERY single person who has ever spoken up for cannabis use, even those who have done so within their own families and small groups - THANK you.
Many do much and you never hear or read about them... Thank you.
THANK YOU To Justin Trudeau for LISTENING to Canadians.
I'm happiest doing exactly as I am - I still socialize & have some very good friends (thank you) .. but this is me. I was thinking I'll open the studio - why? This is my time to enjoy painting, I've ben sorting and decorating but I will have my new studio space open to friends only for now. For now - I just want to PAINT & have fun... my girls & I accomplish this daily. I feel a big Canvas coming on!! Im going go crank the tunes and paint & pay with my girls this Glorious Sunday.
New bears next & then some HOCUS POCUS!!!
Halloween is near are you ready??
With TLC & HC
'The RCMP are by far my favourite police, the uniform the RED coat - is 'Canadian!' You can't see a RCMP and not think of Canada- just like the Maple leaf and our parliament buildings.
Imagine being arrested by a Mountie.. they ride up on their horse, hop off wearing those tall boots, tall hat and red coat- woo hoo- it's a Canadian Harlequin Romance novel no doubts. lol I am a sucker for the Mounted Police. I didn't want to paint a human so a bear it is.. just a young cub. I like Canadian police, yes we have a few scumbags- just like everywhere else, like the one recently 'let off' by a judge who apparently sexually abused two women.. in exactly the same place & same way- WTF - what is with Judges- can they not be held accountable if the person re-offends?? & this one who sexually assaulted his wives younger sister.. & more we are not aware of- but I'd have to say I still feel safe with our police, I still feel our police would help us & ARE good, helpful Canadians with good intentions.
https://www.usask.ca/diefenbaker/virtual-exhibits/bill-rights.php Our Bill of Rights states I am a Canadian.. a FREE canadian:
"I am Canadian, a free Canadian,
free to speak without fear,
free to worship God in my own way,
free to stand for what I think right,
free to oppose what I believe wrong,
free to choose those who govern my country.
This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind."
I am Canadian & Cannabis is a Human Right, to FEEL good... speaking up about it has also been my right especially when it come to those who have been incarcerated for something as harmless as growing & consuming their OWN cannabis.
I am Canadian & I am free!
I love Canada - I LOVE Canadians... thank you for being so nice.
I'm really fond of Justin Trudeau too - as if you are not aware - he is as much a Canadian as I am and I believe he has our best interest (his families as well) at heart. This is my Smokey the bear' in a way- not meant to be derogatory in the slightest way - I love the mounties & bears, Canada & cannabis! It's tribute painting if anything- I DO hope the police USE cannabis - I know many suffer with PTSD & suffer with Alcohol abuse.
I am FREE - lately I've been exploring a little more.. I have wheels and on good days I go!
I've got so much goodness happening - I just feel better all around about EVERYTHING. Stronger even. Btw- Im sleeping better too - Ginger got her first official VEST today for walking- and that's what we are about to do on this HUMID, almost fall afternoon.
Whats your' intent for the day? The word has me thinking..
Do you have good intentions or do you have evil intentions?
Evil, nasty humans have evil intentions.. Ted Bundy is a perfect example.. charming & evil.
Some simply have '0' Integrity'.. eventually, everyone realizes it.
Don't be that person. What are your intentions for the day?
My intention for today - SHINE, SMILE, enjoy & paint the day away!
With TLC & THC
The girls and I are sure getting good use of the pool this year - today we swam - all in before 9. a.m., and we'll end this day with a late night swim to watch the fireworks!
Happy Canada Day!
I was hoping Canada would be celebrating with legal cannabis - expected today - but there not to much longer of a wait... not that I'm waiting, we've been legal medical patients for years -thank God. There is much to celebrate - all the same.
Canada is the most beautiful lush county in the world, imo & if we have learned anything lately it's: Canadians care.
It's record temperatures, hotter than Egypt - who needs to travel? There many activities and fireworks planned all over Canada- the girls and I will be watching from the comfort of our backyard. Did you know Winnie the Pooh is Canadian - the Black bear the story is based on a black bear from Canada. (I wished he had been left in Canada..) Pooh has the capacity to make you feel good. There a new Pooh movie expected out this year - it looks sweet is- animated amazingly, I will watch. I hope you like my little version of Winnie - he was a black bear so.. and of course he sits at the edge of a cannabis field- with medicated honey- I love medicated honey! Soon you can make your own. Try it! Here's a couple of different suggestions to make honey. I put it in my slow cooker with cannabis and let it sit 48 hours on low.. It's worked for me.
Today, I'll celebrate Canada day giving thanks for being born in this beautiful county and all it represents... too much to mention & in a few months Canada will have more to celebrate - being the biggest country in the world to lead by example with legalizing Cannabis & putting an end - finally - to reefer madness - hopefully around the world.
Have a Safe, Cool Canada Day!
Cheers!! Or whatever you do - do it responsibly & we won't have any complications.
With TLC & THC
Georgia... On My Mind.