Acrylic on canvas 6 x 6.
I'm exploring colour.
I had an editorial make it into the local paper... yay!
& Nugget is growing like a weed.
Lot's to paint!
Much inspiration on the tiny farm.
Gloating Goat acrylic on wood panel. 12 x 16
Indica is a content goat. I like to see him basking in the fall sunshine in his chair.
I wonder what he is thinking... The yellow in this painting 'pops in the sunshine.
We have happy goats & chickens, no wonder my goat gloats'... he loves to be brushed and is super cheeky, when I go in the coop- he stands against the door (locking me in) looking in the windows, he is quite playful.
Meow! Thsi kitty was an experiment! I found some leaves - dried a few years old! lol
So I'm playing.. These are real cannabis leaves attached to this painting. Painted just fo these leaves. It's a secret how- and I'm not sure how well they will fare, now I'll watch to see if they deteriorate or fade. He's a bright kitty to face hanging around. My cat is OLD.
I wasn't going to bring the cat- I didn't... I left he cat with Norm as he finished the last house.. I thought - it's too old it will get out & get lost or eatten by a wolf. I even suggested he put it down, I want sure what to do. He brought the cat.
Fluffy loves it. He goes out and hangs out ont he deck all day, he LOVES it- No traffic - all the mice & birds he can catch. Kidding... He can't catch anything anymore - but he can imagine. I am done with felines for this reason - bird killing. Bird won my hear like no other little bird, I'm still missing him - big time.
So Fluffy will live until Fluffy no longer lives. I hope I never have to put another pet down ever- now we have a bungalow - it helps them too. No stairs - less problems. More bungalows need to be built.
Time to get out - while the gettings good. Time to work on that Christmas Gift! I will show you - because they don't know me or even know that I am painting it ;) Have a great day.
EAT healthy, pat the dog and practice deep breathing!
Below is a mushroom craft I made by using leftover cement from Norms current project. SUPER easy & cute I think - not to mention everlasting! Pour leftover cememnt into empy catfood, yogurt - any small round containers. Stick in LONG, finger thick (at least) sticks for stems and leave them to dry. 48 hours later - pop them out of the plastic and paint and add sme spots! I painted mine brown but mushrooms come in just about EVERY colour in real life - so go nuts! I think they look very cute grouped together. A few photos below have fun.
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This view tho... My studio is tiny and I'm constantly changing it to make is as 'fucntional' as possible.. if I ever feel cramped or frustraited I Look up & Look out. Wow.
Especially right now, all the rain we've had - how glorious & green is the garden!
Norms busy on the roof- getting ready to put in our RED fireplace - I'm very excited, and the past few mornings have been chilly - wee.
Canada has approved Psilocybin research for 4 Canadians - cancer patients AMEN! ABOUT time - hurry up with the red tape and help more Canadians access this medicine - proven to assist with anxiety and depression. Here is the thing.. may ARE accessing it - NOW - illegally, because they know the potential and to put anyone in jail for this' - is a cannabis all over again. Read: How to change your Mind, watch the countless documentaries on Psilocybin & Micro dosing, Educate yourself on the topic - KNOW - don't judge.
Books too... around for decades. The time is NOW.
I attribute Psilocybin to finally helping me DEAL with he past instead f shoving it aside.. a life of depression which I understand NOW (completely out of my control) until older & wiser & learning how to acknowledge, embrace & accept my past is what is helping me heal.
Like it or not- I don't care.. don't read it. NOT just that BUT 2 really caring, helpful doctors who have always taken he time to listen and acknowledge & help.. the psilocybin were the finally push - I needed. Mushrooms have taught me I am LOVED. Ha. Go figure.
It was indeed a evening with Psilocybin when I drew 'my past' - on paper for my own eyes to see so - I could NO LONGER deny.
Mushrooms made me step back and acknowledge:
What the fuck!??
You are a child of god.. created to create!
I painted Eve after reading about Adam & Eve & symbolism in the: 12 Rules for Life..
Imagine being ratted out by your own mate - to God.. all because you were mislead by a sneaky snake. Not much is different today.. mates turning on mates.. snakes in human form still being snakes. Women get blamed for it all- I guess she held Adam down and force fed him. Phhhbt. Some say it was an apple, historians say was likely a pomegranate.. to be awake after consuming it- I think Eve probably have a mega does of psilocybin.
Imagine one second being innocent, naive - to seeing as God sees - Yikes.
I think Disney should make an Adam & Eve adventure & the 12 rules. I'd watch.
Netflix has an animated movie I enjoyed FYI: Lava Island
and Alpha was also enjoyable. It's nice to get a break without hearing about Covid Or Trump - hopefully both will be eliminated before 2020 is done.
The snake shimmers gold with iridescent paint & reflects off of Eve. I think it will look lovely in the new outhouse - Norms next project- it's going to match the house, coop & barn. Yay! It's looking like a sweet little compound here.
The chickens & goats do not like rain & it has been RAINING. It's like we don't even have any creatures- fascinating. Much easier than I had anticipated. Raining cats and dogs has me painting cats & dogs, I was blessed with PAINT! More paint than I've ever been able to purchase in my life, I was finally able to purchase some (Norm picked it up for me at DeSerres - he had to go buy some supplies we can't get here. I shall celebrate by sharing the love & art.. my art is an extension of my love & life - since it's what I do.
A few peoples pets have made me smile on Instagram - I'll paint them and post them & only give it to the person 'IF' they recognize their pets. In between painting paintings. I also have couple of commissions on the go... In my brain dancing around, waiting to be next'. This social distancing is easier & easier as more time passes, more painting is getting complete. It's all about baking today - getting craft in the kitchen too- blackberries ripening on the vine have me all excited for pie. What will you create today?
With TLC & THC
I love Kombucha! I have tried many - especially in California when there.
So, when I saw Lucs Brew I picked it up and it's delicious! I was impressed.
It's all it claims: Bubbly, tasty and refreshing - made with this cool, crisp Haliburton water.
I finally, LOVE drinking waater from my tap. The best I've ever tasted. if I do say so. hee hee! I Found the company Lucs Brew on IG and then learned he delivers! Yay!!
We instantly hit it off, he's a really nice young man who is working tirelessly at his passion & craft along with his family & friends contributing... isn't that lovely? How it should be ;) He's educated on his herbs/ingredients & the reasons for good health - body & mind. & he's learned the gift of being attentive to those speaking to him. I don't think he's 'like this' to be a wise business man- just a good person, but it will clearly help his business.
During the winter with limited contact with the outside world, I asked if I could paint him - "..sure!" My intention was to add bottles in the background but for some reason the forest just appeared - which is very suiting for Luc imo, he seems quite comfortable in his enviornment. I've learned he is a very nice human, as his his lovely partner, both have visited to check out the coop. They going to do well, I know...
I think he's helped with me not missing Storm as much. :)
Now, I understand WHY the kombucha is so good - made with lots of love.
I'm trying to decide 'who to paint next, I was thinking of Eve' after reading the 12 Rules of Life. I have such great photos from Storms visit I'm having difficulty picking which one to try to paint next. We also went on a Hike & it was a very impressive foray, I'll share some photos next. It's mushroom painting time - Today is a beautiful day to do just that!
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I might paint this - It makes me smile every time I look at it! :D
Time to paint myself/something happy! What better than our entertaining goats. We are utterly facinated with this pair. Sativa does not have utters, but I googled & goats have two - looking like a pair' hee hee - so I added them just for the fun factor. The agility of goats is no secret but to watch it daily - is fascinating! They jump and land as if jet propelled & land on a dime. I'll be hanging this one in the new 'goat barn'.. much smaller than the chicken coop - but more than comfortable, for goats to sleep.
I understand why goats like company - these two are alwasy together, they even play hide & seek and have me playing it now too. They love it- the moment they see me run arond the coop they follow and peek around the corner - I jump out and they run the other way- and turn back to look for me again. Who knew we'd have so much joy with chickens and goats. Thank God. Oh - they got loose! LOL - but they looked into the forest , at Daqisy and we chased them back & they ran back in the pen, I don't think they will take off. Still no roaming until they have on collars and come when called.
It's been a difficult week... trees down, TN, weather, local shooting and watching the USA - almost 1000 deaths today - 940 (I think I read) in one day. Arizona is storing refridgeration trucks for bodies and people still rebel against wearing a mask. :( No wonder Im beat, in bed before the chickens - the thunderstorm last night was enough to get all the rain barrels over flowing! A few friends seem to be feeling the same- I'll be glad when Covid is gone.
Yesterday, I was sent a gift from a someone on instagram ( a stranger really- we've never met) - sweets - Yay! A box of Pulparindo (!the last time I had it was in Mexico - I loved it) it's hot , spicy & sweet & a box of DeLaRosa Marzipan - which is not like traditional German marzipan. The kidness of 'strangers... Go figure. It was much appreciated.
It's Friday & I enjoy listening to "the Cannnnoooeee!" 100.9FM to unwind into the weekend. I keeop meaning to mention they have a Podcast as well that discusses many enviornmental issues in Haliburton & area- such as natural burials, tree loss, turtles many topics & ways to help or educate yourself. Have a listen. I know a few of my American friends have/do and enjoy it, the Canadian content is outstanding! Why all radio stations (in Canada) do not encourage or play this much Canadian music is a beyond me.
We gave away our first eggs! Yay! I'm making a chicken to put up by the gate and when I have extra eggs I'll tell my friend to pick them up on the way by! So far so good. It feels good to give - even if I did'nt lay them. hee hee 'Fresh laid Butt Nuggets'. (on PIN) It's a dream come true - to be here... to be neighbourly & help others around us, if we are able... I thank God for the timing & the journey.
Oh, the orange kitty was taken - Good, I'm glad. I'll be patient & wait for God to give us our next - adventure. I'm overwhelmed with happiness at our new family - dreams come true. The fact that they go to bed every night on their own.. wow.
I hope my goat painting made you smile. Indica & Sativa LOVED it! They told me so. ;)
With TLC & THC
I was up before Forhorn- Celebrating the day! Cockadoodle-doo0000!!
One year ago today we took posession of our new home, this time last year I was driving up with a truck full, crying tears of joy. It's hard to believe it's been a year already... AND it's ALSO Our 28th Anniversary! HOLY - I am always amazed at the number of years we have been together. God knew.. I can tell you, after 28 years.. I can't think of anyone else I would want to or could' continue this journey with. What has helped us is our love for our son & our passion to create - together we make some pretty cool, fun stuff.
Our agent Tom chose the date of 'move in'- we were too preoccupied to realize it was our anniversary... hee hee .. 28 years & we almost didn't make it. I remember Tom telling Norm - in our old garage:
Listen, she's packed... she's moving. You better make up your mind, pretty quick.
It's why I am grateful for Tom, who went above & beyond & he also INSISTED- (as we were going to sign papers on a different house) that we come see this house- "If Ive ever seen a house for someone - it's you" & he was correct. God sent Tom to help me- I told him that numerous times. AMEN. I painted him to thank him (below) I hope he likes it- it did make me giggle- I know he is into Harley Davidson so I 'played' with his painting. I think he should use it as his new business card! Hee hee
ONE YEAR later here we sit! BOTH very happy - you see it with our coop & new extended family. Norm got up today & vacummed this morning... without being asked.
Brought a tear to my eye. lol WE absolutely STILL have our moments- heated words a bit of yelling- usually on my part & then it's over- we sort it out & carry on. That's life. That's relationships. That STILL 'working at our marriage'. I didn't want someone who wanted to stay- cause thats the way it is- screw that... I see too many 'miserable mirages'..we continued as a team- to enjoy & GIVE thanks! I make him - "Did you give thanks for another beautiful day??" I ask (& insist) over our first coffee. He knows better and says : Thank You!
I made breakfast & we'll celebrate by feeding he chickens, weeding the garden, building a goat barn! Fuck YEAH! This has been one of the best years of our lives.. the only 'one' missing is Storm. When he visits he feels at home & that's all that matters.
With the year it's been- Covid 19, I am celebrating every second of this day. We bought this house on July 10th 2019 but our old house sold 9 months later - yikes on APRIL fools day, 2020 during a pandemic! Had it not sold... just one month more & yes, we would have been in serious trouble - we could have lost everything, owning '2 homes' we could not afford. Cowabunga - YES! Thank you God!! Praise Jesus! < helped me through it ALL!
Jesus assured me 'I could do this! FOR BOTH of us.. ' Believe it or don't..
Here we sit. Amen.
I've enjoyed isolation- I've struggled with venturing out anyway, only because I love it here so much. This morning in the pen, Ginger showed us yet another reason to celebrate today, Indica's nuts* fell off!! Yeeeehaw. LOL I told Norm I'm making him a keychain for our anniversary... Ginger was walking over to show me what she found. It took me a second... at first I thought she successful captured & killed a chipmunk.
* The male goats testicles are wrapped with an elastic band and over time the circulation cuts off & the nuts fall off. He certinally did'nt seem to mind or notice & no - no baby goats.
It has me pondering why can't we do this to proven pedophiles? Or rapist... it would be a start in the right direction, imo. Now you know.
I am also celebrating reading today: Canadian police chiefs want to decriminalize all drugs for personal possession- REALIZING it is a mental health issue- Hallelujah!!! HOLY!
If that alone, isn't reason to celebrate - I don't know what it- so celebrate!!
With THC & TLC & some psilocybin tea... me.
Discovery in the coop!
Woodchips! Weeeee - we have a woodchipper & a Pine tree fell (on the driveway)- perfect for the PEN. Reading Food for the Gods - talk of woodchips and how easily mushrooms grow in them - sure enough, Norm spied a tall mushroom (no idea of the type) in the middle of the path - gave me a giggle. Chickens eat most anything I read, I wondered what would happen to a chicken who eats a pyscadelic. Cockadoodle dooooo! They see in full color so I'm sure it would be quite the trip. They wouldn't die. Bird did not eat everything I gave him, he was quite selective - Chickens are smarter than most give them credit & boy oh boy -are they curious, I don't plan on feeings them psilocybin anytime soon.
We do have a cannabis plant in the pen- right on the deck of the coop & it's being ignored by goats & chickens. I wonder if this will change once buds appear- yes, it will because I'm not giving it to them! LOL I'll be treating myself to some home grown. Storm grew them, I'm just watering & watching the green beauties develop.
There is nothing neater than going into the coop and finding eggs, I say finding - because they hide them- NOT in the nesting box, behind hay stacks, behing feed pails, behind trees.. we feel like a Easter egg hunt every day - we are averaging 2 a day - which is more than sufficant! We don't eat eggs daily & the next time Storm visits he will go home with a dozen fresh eggs!
It's time to paint the next portrait- TOM.. the background is complete, I sit in this tiny studio with an endless view of green, birds, beasts & goats calling & I feel beyond blessed! They do, they call & look right at the dining room window when I go and talk to them, unless I go outside. They are funny & sweet but not letting me pat them... yet. Indica seems to like me more and has starting sitting in my chair! Sativa has issues with Poppy & Poppy is not impressed. lol Goats- making us smile...
What else is making me smile these days- the thought of TRUMP being GONE.
Then, we will ALL have something to TRULY celebrate in 2020!
I wish, Michelle Obama would run.
With TLC & THC
Bird died. I cried.
I've had bird since January 2015, I trained him to fly free - first in my office - then he'd explore my bedroom & fly downstairs at the last house, when he wanted company. Bird had a huge personality and would smack my guests on the head - if he liked you.. some it took months, others minutes before you'd be ducking as bird did his flyby'. Bird hated when I cried.. he'd fly in my bedroom & stare (glare at me) as if to say: Enough.. get up and keep going.
He'd call out! Sounding like a car alarm and chirp until I'd say- I hear you bird!.. or I'm right here bird, come see me... & he would. He's fly in my tiny studio & sit on my easel, desk lamp or his favourite spot - my tiny desk ROOR bong- lol (he love sitting on my bongs).
Storm & I were able to hold bird and snuggle him and he liked it. I'd kiss him on his beek and he'd peck me back - very gently & he could pinch, if he wanted to. Most amazing- Bird never flew away. I would go out and wander in the woods only to return (hours later) & notice ! I forgot to close the screen door when I left! My heart would beat faster until I saw him. Usually sitting on top of his cage looking at me again as if to say: Where the fcuk did you go?! I was worried. He also told me when the fire went out I guess sensitive to the heat from the chimney - he'd start chirping until I'd get up from my desk to see what all the comotion was about- until I noticed a pattern- It was time to throw a log on the fire. Ask Norm, he'll tell you - it's true.
I cried until I gave myself a headache and fell asleep. I'm still teary and can't help but notice the lack of chirping & singing.. it will take a bit. I knew it was coming tho.. I told Storm, when he was here: Birds not been himself lately.
He'd fly & land on the floor lately & that was not normal & he was not singing as much.
I read when I got bird, they usually live 5 - 15 years.. I wished I had the 15.
The one thing that helps me is: I LOVED BIRD & BIRD knew it.. fresh hemp daily (organic), fresh greens all year long! It was a given 'Birds salad'- always mixed greens - organic! He ate what ever I ate (mostly - only safe things) because he could fly & was a powerful flier he did not get obese. A slice of apple or pear daily, he loved sweet potato... so Bird was spoiled. No wonder he never flew away. I know I will miss him forever.. I do not think I can or will replace him.
I was grateful that I started this chicken painting "commotion in the coop" & decided to honour Bird, by NOT laying around feeling sad - paint.
Charles Schults, said not being able to create at all times, was for amatures.
Our gift is never gone. Learn to use it at all times & it will help you most through the most difficult times. Life has bad days and good days and really sad days...
God teaches us many lessons, for many reasons. What did I learn.
I was good to Bird & Bird loved me as much as I loved his tiny little self.
I was educated on how tiny Birds can love & care for us Humans... how many can say that?
Bird was a gift from God I was incredibly grateful to experience.
with TLC & THC
Georgia... On My Mind.