Tie one on.. have a great evening!
with TLC & THC
My new 'thing' on Instagram is to find other 'Georgia's' - introduce myself and send them a card - 'Us 'Georgia's have to stick together'.. lol Why not.. it started for fun - a curiosity- many Georgia's have the same traits' - Does this apply to people with your name?
They are usually artistic- musically inclined and all are lovely - of course ;)
A while back I decided to "gift a Georgia - Georgie' an original.. a unicorn -Fuck Yeah!" & it was also my most serious mail mix up & Georgie' had to mail something back to Canada for me, hee hee. Georgie liked her Unicorn and my style and asked if I would accept a commission - I was somewhat hesitant until she asked for it to be a 'Bear rendering' - of her & her honey! I said - 'sure'.
Once I finally started -weeks later- I realized JUST how much I needed to paint my bears! Thank You Georgie. It was a boost I needed - these bears turned out better than I imagined.
I looked over Georgie's Instagram page, got a feel' & came up with these TWO loving creatures. I also realized I do not wish to cover my bears in clothing, luckily Georgie has great hair & you can see it on her bear.
I painted them with TLC & THC of course.
I spent yesterday reading about cannabis legalization in Canada!
WOW, I can believe cannabis is legal- the 'relief' I felt was surpassing - even to myself
I can hardly drag myself from desk- painting Oh Happy Day!
Oh Canada! Oh Cannabis - Thank God.
Thank you .. Prohibition has failed (again) - the time for legalization was NOW.
The Moon! It's going to be red, I hope to catch a glimpse
it was difficult painting this moon- I guess because it's red.
The moon & I are friends, the moon comforts me.
The moon can help me achieve instant PEACE simply by glancing at it.
Does this apply to you too?
The moon effects - nothing - according to this:
What do you think?
Look at it! Glance at it's big, bold, blue, blood beauty. Say it 10 times fast! :D
It's magnificent, free to all who want to view (clouds permitting) a wonderful opportunity to introduce your children to the moon..
Bears in the moonlight.
With LTC & THC (of course)
Remember to try & check out the moon.
Brrrr! I was up before the birds and I giggle - I have this thing- it's my own personal polar bear run' experience most mornings. Put out peanuts before the BlueJays start shouting 'Good morning' to me! This morning was fog like and BRISK! Poppy had to pee - a neighbour informed recently she spied a hawk pluck off a blackbird in my backyard- I do not encourage Poppy to go out before her sisters are up so, I went in my shorts & t pj.s - it was a fast hop skip and jump down to the feeder to load it with a cup of nuts.
Next Daisy is up and we all go out the front to check for the paper and she has a pee & peek at whats happening today! Soon after my son was awake and we chat over coffee, next Norm- but he has a new prop. to put out so he's off to the garage before breakfast.
I'm use to it. A peaceful Sunday it's expected to be.
My morning was blessed with an unexpected guest- when I ran out to put out the peanuts a tiny sparrow flew in my home! I let out my "Storm!" Alert yell- they came running and we caught the bird before it could hurt itself by flying into a window. This is twice now- the last time was a bluejay- how wonderful, yes of course I held it, calmed it, whispered it was sweet and then took it back out to go free- it was like shooting a rocket of love from my palm- quite cool if you ask me. My son out for the day left me a joint on the counter (I love it when he leaves me these little gifts, rolling hurts my hands. My right hand all the fingers have completely fused I can no longer bend any. I'm happy it happened slowly, I continued to paint through it and have learned how to hold my brush with no problems- a fork is another story. One more reason I'm happy to dine in. Throwing the ball for Daisy is a new adventure, we figured out a Frisbee is easier.
Bear & Fox are hibernating! I feel this way - today all 3 sit under my desk- content while I start to paint. I am surrounded by love- literally, every day. 2 legs & four. This was inspired by a vintage card from an artist in Norway.. it has me thinking winter and putting a Canadian Spin on a few paintings.
Good News! I've figured out the iPad - Kinda' I'll be posting my next time-lapse little painting for all who are 'learning from watching' like I do. I found this terrific young artist on line who provides great gouache tutorials: http://myriamtillson.storenvy.com myriamtillson.storenvy.com It is refreshing to see such young talent work as hard as she is, there are no excuses if you want to improve your talent- WATCH & learn!
Be in control of your own education.
I know what this young woman is NOT doing... do you?
She's certainly not sitting around watching mindless television every night.
She's not getting drunk, stoned.. baked- what ever you want to call it.
She's not out partying every night.. she is educating herself, improving her skills and spends a great deal of time in thought and will do very well in this life i think.
I'm on a mission to share more positive women role models.
They will have the tagline: FANTASTIC FEMALES. Myriam is one.
Have a terrific day, what ever you do.
Of all three, I struggled with this wolf.
I share so you understand... at one point I wanted to get up and tear it in two
throw it in the trash and walk away.
I kept at it.
I wished I had taken photos so you could see how many time I did the eyes.
Even now 'I see' they are different, this was not my intention, to be honest it's interesting who this happens, I never notice usually until I scan work and see it on the computer.
It's my style'.
I'm glad I did not give up, it was a lesson in fur, patience and endurance.
The 3 all together inspire countless stories, endless tales to be passed down to the next generation, hopefully.
You don't have to go camping in the woods.. turn off all the devices, set up a camp in your living room & read your kids a book on a cold rainy evening.
Make memories not selfies.
the 3rd was a bear.. of course.
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!
Afternoon Delight. Wow... I needed that.
This painting was waiting to emerge, more than I realized.
hee hee, I'd say that sky WAS a little boring ..before.
It started with one of my bigger brushes and I threw the paint on - base color on a white canvas, sketching my bear with a brush instead of a pencil- "just paint!" I remember thinking. The rest of the days were spent with much smaller brush - as small as a '0' most of the time.
As a matter of fact- it's how the fur was painted as well as the grass. TLC in every stroke.
THC too. I'm learning to recognize my calmer moments (twitch-less) when I can work on more detailed areas like the face. I enjoyed painting this you have no idea & clarity in severals issues flowed to me like paint off my brush.
F*ck off. LOL.
Who needs this negative drama? Not me.
Frig, Im tired- I think a lot lately- i just want to paint.
Focus on what you love Georgia.. enjoy your time doing what you enjoy most.. whispered my canvas.
I am tired - I've been waking up every few hours for weeks, I went to the Dr. Monday and he felt what I also discovered recently, a big lump in my arm pit. It's been causing me pain but I thought it was just stress from a few others things I was trying to sort out'. Thursday I was already having a mammogram & ultrasound. The mammogram was not bad at all, btw.
I've felt worse.
Then I had the ultrasound and I could see what she could see and suddenly there was a big black ball. "Is THAT it??" I asked
... "Yep, that's it."
Yikes. That is... disturbing- seeing big black ball inside your body.
It would take 5 days possibly with the long weekend for results I was told.
It was called already it is a very swollen Lymphnode which I will have to have checked again soon. I'm told to relax, destress & enjoy. Ha! You don't have to tell me twice.
Before I got the FANTASTIC news I had already resolved that morning (after that great walk I had with my son) - I will rise above! I started my day with CoconutCream home made - bakery cake, fresh pineapple (the bakery is in Newmarket - I highly recommend, as does Storm & now Norm) & coffee... then I got the call. I'm Smiling!
YES I AM. & know to keep on going the direction I am ..rise above with love.
Anger, hate, revenge- I've no time for.
Who does? it's bad for the body, it's bad for your heart & mind.
Not to mention -it makes it difficult for me to paint. ;) Truly - I was so tired that after I got the news I slept! lol ;) the body saying RELAX. I JUST finished this bear at 6 this a.m.
I plan on doing just that. There is nothing like a serious cancer scare to help re align your life. What matters? Hate begets hate. I can't paint if I feel hate, I physically can't & won't do it to myself. Think about cancer seriously in your own body and you realize how trivial so much of 'it' is.
Thank You God.
I needed that.
Natural medicine is on my mind. The last Mapping of the Minds event educated me further and arrgavated me fruther- one more F*&^%$$$ lie it appears. Mushrooms are on the bottom of the list when it comes to dangerous 'drugs' (on the top was alcohol) or common recreational drugs... even after cannabis! I resent calling them drugs. I had no idea. Why are we being lied to? Why are people going to jail over such insanity!
God put all plants here for all man- OUR CREATOR knew when these plants were placed here- they would HELP US. *Mushroom are dangerous- IF YOU PICK the wrong ones YOU can die. KNOW your mushrooms- ALL of them. They are also healthy, beneficial and medicinal. Bear is contemplating life, Nature & Medicine.
I've included a Star mushroom- puffball', I met a very smart young man on one of our last forays with a cool name who educated me on them and where to find them.. the others are imagined or real- I'm not sure I've seen so many. My Bear Afternoon Delight is out and on my wall, Norm said "Wow, it's like 3D with those dots!" Storm too has commented on the detail several times. I JUST want to PAINT it does the heart & art Good.
With it- thought, prayers and resolution- it always happens when I paint.
GIVE Thanks! I've already started another canvas!
YOU know I'm (WE are ALL) celebrating this Thanks Giving!!
I'm still experiencing pain- I shall increase my medicine intake- amen.
& enjoy every second of it.
24 x 36 Acrylic on Canvas Celebrating Natural medicine & Life.
There is nothing like painting to ease my mind.
Painting saves lives.. mostly the artists & then some times paintings touch something in others. I don't paint thinking of others... I think of the painting. Lost in shades of browns & green with bits of blue and dots of purple. Not sure why the 'dots' evolved but that blue sky was just a little too boring.
I like to start first thing, usually start around 5 or 6 and paint off and on the entire day- with this incredible weather we are having - the late summer is a bit of a distraction- loving every sun ray. Size does matter! When it comes to brushes! I start with the big to base color & then most is completed with a small brush - the smallest a 0'. I think a week - two is a long time for a painting but just read of this artist who spends no less that 2 months on each- his detail is lifelike.
This Afternoon Delight bear will be finished later today! My son & I are off to a wonderful breakfast and a couple of appointments- then back home to finish- I'm excited & can't wait now to have my bear in my bedroom! My own daily mental reminder to embrace and give thanks for every new day & natural healing available to us all & my own inspiration to GET BUSY! Paint. I read a quote - simple & true.. want to be successful?
Focus on your own life.
With all that is happening in the world NOW... I realize how trivial my own problems can be. Spain, Puerto Rico, the USA & gun violence. Weather.. death.. disease outbreak.
I am grateful to spend my days painting, surrounded by love- 2 legs & 4. Give Thanks!
Tomorrow - my complete bear! & this weekend is Thanks Giving!
I don't know about you but I'M GIVING THANKS, simply to be alive.
NOM NOM NOM! Let the pie baking begin!
These are just the 'Base colors... soon I get to start to add some FUN & details.
In between I visited Crock a doodle - it was just too lovely out NOT to go for a stroll.
I painted myself a BuddhaBowl!
I love these buddhabowl dishes, healthy bowls filled with goodness for the brain & belly!
I pick up my fired bowl on Monday. Until then.. I'm back at 'Afternoon Delight'.
Currently medicating with some hand trimmed, lovely to look at, smell & touch #Humbervalleykush that is making me feel calm & creative!
Enjoy the day!
She's coming along nicely, my bear..
I think this is the way to go! No more over thinking.. just paint!
This bear- the entire painting was inspired by those mushrooms she is looking at.
Afternoon Delight! Natural Medicine. Cannabis is my morning, afternoon & night delight!
A wonderful summer day... which we should still be getting this week according to the news.
This morning felt like fall indeed! I had to insist Poppy go out to pee!
She was holding it, waiting until it warms up...
This ain't California Poppy.
I'm painting to destress & I think about everything or nothing at all.
When I was in California, shortly after I arrived my friend remarked 'he was disappointed he didn't realize how ill I was & then I met someone else shortly after how also apologized 'they didn't realize how sick I was.' Do people think I'm faking this?
Am I any different in real life than on here?
Some.. only in the sense I don't tell you how bad things can be, every day.. what's the point?
My Dr. tells me it's partly because of this blog - which makes me laugh (really) because I thought I've been very honest by sharing 'living with TN on this blog.
Is it because I refuse to stay in bed and feel sorry for myself?
Is it because I continue to paint everyday - Doing what I LOVE?
Is it because I laugh and play everyday with my dogs & significant others?
Is it because in my e mails I enjoy having fun - does this mean I'm misleading people?
Is it because I try to celebrate God & am thrilled about my own faith being what it is?
Oh! I bet it's because people think I sit around and smoke cannabis all day!!! & I DO!
Thank God! Without it.. I doubt I would be doing much of anything.
I see people struggling on line- No money for Hydro bills$ and I can honestly say- I have been there. We have had our hydro cut off . You FOCUS on moving forward.
You have your health - you can see, hear, speak & walk (with a few exceptions)
& PRAY - on your knees if it's 'that bad'.
I suggested this to someone else and then realized later they post on FB every hour at least.. all day every day. Yep. How much are you giving God if you're on social media all day crying the blues OR your kids or YOURSELF.
& if not on Social media- then STUCK in front of the television.
I think the best thing for anyone who is struggling would be to turn social media off!
TRY IT FOR ONE WEEK.
Focus on your life- do what takes. We all have a GIFT.
You won't find it constantly distracted by your phone.
We all have opportunity.
We all have LOVE.
We are never alone.
Do people think 'I'm faking it'- yes, I guess so.
I'm doing something right.
Back to Bear & 'Afternoon Delight!
What a Glorious day Indeed! GIVE THANKS!
More bear tomorrow..
Georgia... On My Mind.