Tie one on.. have a great evening!
with TLC & THC
Something happened I did not expect.. I knew I would be happy when Cannabis finally became legal but happy - doesn't quite cut it- I Am FUCKING ELATED!
I CAN'T FUCKING BELIEVE IT!!
If Justin Trudea was here I would be hanging off his neck (are you reading this Crusty?) thanking him and hugging him and trying not to squeeze the life out of him - like Agnes with the Unicorn in 'Despicable me... Thank You Justin! Thank you for realizing above all else how Cannabis prohibition (drug prohibition) is harming Canadians because of unjust laws. Thank you for letting Canadians decide how we should be able to enjoy ourselves. Thank you for ending the insanity of cannabis prohibition and setting an example for the rest of the world to witness and hopefully follow.
* My son reminds me "it's not officially legal but it is unstoppable..." now we just need the date, and that won't be long now.. a few weeks?
I read over and over again- of course a few politicians -still fear mongering, still stalling- the Conservative government - would have found a million excuses and kept sending our youth to jail - I would now like to see convictions overturned for cannabis offences- especially for simple offences like being busted for personal use. I read so much my minds still swimming - the sense of relief you have no idea.. of course a little wave of 'I told you so..' is there too. I told you so... In our life time.
The Sun, the moon & the truth- Cannabis is not what we have been led to believe for decades. Yes, I've lost friends & family over cannabis arguments - sadly countless have- especially between parents and children (young adults)...
Suddenly I don't feel as mush as a 'loss' as a 'CLEANSE'. Good riddance.
Anyone who judges you over your personal use of cananbis - especially medically - speaks volumes about them. Every time I read "we need more education" - I actually chuckle- It's ALL we have been reading about as Canadians for over a year easily & lets face it - we ALL should be somewhat responsible NOW for ourselves and for educating our OWN children on cannabis - the resources are abundant.
Yes, there will be problems, a few more hurdles- like marketing, products, dispensaries.. - a few humans will mess up- IF you try cannabis & it's not for you - duh- don't use it. How difficult is that - some people just don't get it- they will consume cannabis & drink alcohol, they do now.. will Canada wake up stoned and everyone start to get hight all the time - no, life will go on as is because we all still have bills to pay, lives to live and a purpose to fulfil. After the realization finally set in- I found myself losing all feelings anger I've had... with legalization come realization and who can ask for anything else?
Yesterday was one of the most peaceful days I've experienced in years.. napping outdoors - I woke feeling new hope about cannabis in Canada.
Recently on IG - I 'unfollowed' anyone that had anything to do with cannabis- for a few reasons, mostly because when I'm missing my son- seeing all his/our friends only makes me miss him more, it's a constant reminder when I'm trying to focus on other issues. It has me wondering how does anyone break up in a relationship in this day with social media?! It would be harder to do and to move on.. & then I feel forlorn because it's all people I truly like (& care about) and have to re-follow. Ha, so those I unfollow and re follow - I really like you.. hahaha, ahhhh social media. We all have bigger issues to be concerned with. I'm sorry, I simply do what I feel works best... it's not always the case in hindsight.
Now we need to focus on All that will continue to go right Canada - CELEBRATE!
This is for Justin.. thank you.
Canada is a Moose. A moose on the loose in a cannabis garden star gazing while grazing.
Thank You Canada - for ending the insanity!
With TLC& THC
For a few reasons, I've decided not to print my 'magnificent mushroom', calendar at this time - sorry to anyone who might have been interested in a copy.
I have other priorities right now more important I have to focus on.
It was a personal challenge I thoroughly enjoyed & I would encourage any artist to do the same. I am very pleased with the results.
I have something to look forward to...
I already have a lovely calendar for 2019 - Perhaps it will be great year.
Have a look below.. I might re-share it the 'first of every month in 2019.
All the mushrooms you see painted are real mushrooms, Magnificent in shape, size & colors! Each mushroom I've actually seen as well alive in the woods during one foray or another - one of my favourites is 'Bleeding Tooth- February' - if you see it 'alive' you will be fascinated! It was quite the education studying each one and learning about them.. October is also a prelude under a night sky - I'm going to make a 'Edible Mushroom' calendar and for 202o & finish with a 'Medicinal Mushroom' Calendar for 2021 because by then - Mushrooms will be available medicinally, I believe California will be the first, then Canada.
With TLC & THC
I read this interesting article on Rosanne Barr.. worth sharing.
I somewhat agree with the article.
Jesus in the garden... getting creative.
'Squesus' -this was a remark made by one of Storms friends that made me giggle.
I've said it before.. would Jesus be in a cubicle? Would he be working on Wall St.?
Would Jesus be all about Money? Hardly.
My homeboy would be in his element amongst the plants. Teaching THC & TLC
Jesus would be in the garden, surrounded by light, nature & love.
The perfect garden right NOW would be the cananbis garden... growing medicine to help ease the suffering of mind and body of countless others. & yes Look at that enthusiasm! Hee Hee - Jesus is Squeezing rosin.. If your not aware there is a process where cannabis is SQUEEZED under extreme pressure to squeeze out 'Rosin' to smoke.
Leafy explains it simply here: www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/what-is-rosin
& some presses available (with video) here: https://heavy.com/marijuana/2017/09/top-best-rosin-press-cannabis-weed-wax-oil/ for any that are not aware and might interested.
Anything you NEED to know about Cannabis you can find out on line.
Some might want to invest in one of these machines- instead of purchasing from a dispensary, it's amazing how fast these machines were developed- I remember a few years ago when everyone was pressing 'Rosin' with hair straighteners! This is how the cannabis industry is going - BOOMING. At every turn Im reading about new product- drinks, foods, candies and guess what THEY are coming to Canada.
I'm a bit ashamed at the way some Canadians (government) are trying to ban advertising and creativity- my friend Crusty Rusty called me yesterday and said "They are trying to stop people like you!" People like me? A criminal?
Yep - in the mind of some right NOW - I am a dangerous offender... for what you ask?
Drawing Cannabis related work - in a positive light.
AND yes - some of my work is pretty darn cute too! Wait until you see my next card - also to promote cannabis. You see the last time I checked - we lived in a free country Canada - able to express ourselves and speak up for what we stand for & I am doing exactly that.
Eventually my work will be seen, I've no doubts. So I keep at it- EVERY DAY.
You see there is NO way - perhaps lots of balking and fear mongering - but when the LCBO can advertise, send out glossy magazines, commercials, give paraphernalia - like hats & beach balls with bear branding on it, sponsor concerts and other community events- IT IS against OUR HUMAN rights NOT to be able to do the same and I will fight for mine because I BELIEVE in them, so will many others. I REALLY hope these BIG dispensaries (with big busks) start this legal battle A.S.A.P., so it will be dismissed and we can get on with things. Why shouldn't they be able to promote their product? It's ridiculous .
Good F*CKING luck all Hypocrites in stopping Cannabis branding and shaming.
Our Govenrment's approach still screams Fear Mongering and that IS what CONFUSES ADULTS AND CHILDREN. It is SHAMING cannabis consumers and our government will be ashamed of that fact alone sooner or later- watch and see.
Preventing Canadians from succeeding in a WORLD WIDE market right now- is what is happening, preventing Canada from showing the rest of the world HOW creative we are!
How proud, how professional...
Does any of this make sense to anyone?
This bullshit- fear mongering about the children is only a SMOKE screen.
Do you know how many LCBO stores are in Ontario alone? Hmmmm.. Do you know the numbers of children that are effected by alcohol abuse?
Cannbis is PROVEN safer than alcohol time and time again YET cannabis is treated like a killer? Prove it.
The fines they are stating that will still exist to people who sell cannabis - how is this cannabis legalization? Why are we giving the police so much money to enforce something that will now be legal? I see many NEW court cases starting and being WON but US the PEOPLE.
With TLC & THC
Yesterday we spent the day in the city, Storm took me to a Bird festival! It was wonderful- there were trained, captive birds and areas all over where you could see the different birds in their nest, learn bird facts, see the birds we have, what's endangered and what we can do to help them... it was quite an impressive event - packed with kids I was thrilled to see all these future birders, hopeful they will grow to appreciate & protect the birds.
After our bird adventure, we had a lovely BBQ and then Storm took me to this years LIFT EXPO. It's really changed and the businesses - WOW! Get ready Canada- there is so many new cannabis businesses it's going to exciting and curious times. It was terrific to see the friends we've made over the years (got caught up on many hugs) Storm and I had many laughs (as always) thinking about some past moments as well. In all honesty I saw some faces who I've interacted with in the past and thought to myself.. Naaa - it is time to move on. In general - I don't know that I'll attend another cannabis expo, it is what it is.. stuff, cannabis business. I love to paint and educate about cannabis - I'm content doing my own thing.
Lot's of discussion about cannabis being legal VERY SOON Canada and how there will be a shortage, the Government won't be able to keep up with demand is the expected outcome... and that will be bad for business. I'm not concerned - I won't be buying my cannabis from the Government. I would buy 'if I had to from a individual dispensary actually - to show my support. I have friends in high places and have incredible cannabis to smoke always - better than friends... I have my son.
The word is out - the cat out of the bag.. I witnessed it yesterday with my own eyes.. several people came up to Storm and 'congratulated him. Storm has been officially hired as a lead cannabis consultant & is working with some who are very big, already established & incredibly talented in the industry. It is comforting I know he is surrounded by very knowledgable, experienced, successful friends - an amazing bunch - friends he has had now for over a decade already. EVERYthing for a reason!
Am I Proud? Fucking right I am!!! We know this journey- Storm has continually risen above, even in areas where I still struggle - like attitudes of others -he just ignores, forgives and keeps focused - it's how he got to where he is NOW. I have been blessed to experience cannabis from ALL over the world now- and it is something to be able to say "My son is growing some of the best!" & I'm obviously not the only one who knows it.
***BUT... yep the time has come, Storm moved out.
Did I cry? Hell yes! & still do from time to time - lol - I MISS HIM! We all miss him.
We've already visited a couple of times and Daisy will be living in the city & here part time - he misses his doggen and she him. His apartment is perfect, it has a guest room for when Poppy & I visit! Hee Hee - We've got some city plans this summer for sure!
Where does the journey go from here - That's all up to Storm.
The first time driving back from his apartment- I cried all the way home... it hit me -
he's left & I doubt he'll ever return 'full-time' he has returned already to do his laundry- lol... and I realized as clear as this beautiful day before me now :
Anyone who doubts God has a plan for each one of us from the very start
- doubt more.
Who better than to grow his own life saving medicine than Storm? & he has grown some incredible medicine for his mom too - to help with my brain pain.
Of course he is going to produce INCREDIBLE cannabis - INSPIRED BY LOVE...
you can not fail & he is gong to help many do the semaphore themselves!
I thank God for Storm & Cannabis EVERY day.
Now it's time to show my appreciation & love by getting back to painting.
With TLC & THC
I picked up a jean shirt yesterday, took one look and thought - THIS needs paint.
What better way to educate that with some fun art- wearable art. Not sure what to paint- I did what comes Naturally'... cannabis butterflies and even a fox! & NOW I have a NEW shirt - I love! I can't wait to wear it out- the paint hardly dry before I had it on for these photos. Why NOT!? Sometimes I forget I can do these things.. lol as I searched for a new shirt on line yesterday to wear to the Lift Expo. hee hee
Some people will look and see Cannabis right away- others will simply see a fox in the garden! If asked I will be happy to explain & educate on this plant.
I had so much fun painting this I started a cute pair of jean overalls too. I live in overalls for the summer, perfect for painting & gardening. Over the years I've painted many clothing items- hats, shoes, shirts, t's... my favourite a white leather jacket with a 'Japanese warrior" on the back - I still know who has it- I asked for it back because I know they'll never wear it.. nor do they communicate with me but the request was ignored. Some People don't want to communicate with you but they keep YOUR ART... speaks volumes.
I hope she reads this and mails it to me. It would be appreciated.
Thankfully I have the talent, desire to create another! I'm going to search for a used leather jacket I like at a secondhand store - there its a great one in Newmarket:
Especially if I'm only going to paint it- reuse, recycle, re- love.
So- I have decided- would you like a custom painted cannabis shirt? I will paint a couple! Different butterflies, creatures.. who knows and will sell them. It is a ONE of a kind wearable art! Be noticed & educate at the same time! If interested send me a e mail - well talk SIZE, butterfly colors, critter suggestions and $PRICE.
* Yesterday I had a "conversation' with someone re the price of my art- let me clarify for altho might be confused:
I do NOT work for FREE.
Yes, I often send people FREE art- that is my choice of whom and what.
I have worked very hard at my craft the last 10 years PLUS.
I charge MORE that minimum wage... If I spend 5 hours on art - and some people don't even think it's worth minimum wage - my time - THAT is your problem, your confusion... keep moving. I KNOW what my art is worth, if you disagree - don't buy anything - BUT who are YOU to tell me what I should charge for MY work? The IRONY - I was giving this person a deal with my price.. after his remarks- FUCK that, my price just increased by $100. & I hope ALL artists READING this now learn NOW.. I'm tired of changing my prices- for those who do not know the worth of a piece of art- I know people who won't spend $100 on art but will have NO problem DRINKING that much at a bar in a couple of hours.
IF you like the art- pay the artist or don't... but how dare anyone tell you what they think YOUR worth is. IF they do - tell them to keep moving...
I'll also avoid any confusion regarding these shirts- A *NEW (purchase by me) ONE OF A KIND shirt- your size.. painted on the front with cannabis & butterflies and a critter - will cost you $75.00.
$125 for FRONT and back cannabis creation! I'll take a couple of orders while I feel like it- so you should hurry if you want it to wear NOW! ;) Each order will take 3-4 weeks for delivery. firstname.lastname@example.org to order & if you have any questions.
I'm so excited I've got to go finish the overalls!! Have a creative DAY
Made with TLC & THC By ME!
Tomorrow is a HOLIDAY! We've got plans!
Taking a day 'off' for one.
Happy Mothers Day!
This lovely bud was provided by my son.
A Mothers day to celebrate for sure!
He was the best gift from God I will ever receive.
Soon more will become educated about this plant ending the stigma.
& Yes! Woo Hoo recreational - with that more medicinal will naturally occur.
By the way.. I never encourage impaired driving, if you are NOT familiar with cannabis or how it behaves with your body & mind- please be responsible when you drive * or get in a vehicle with someone who is responsible. - try it the first few times in a situation where you do not have to drive. Please do not drink alcohol & smoke cannabis and drive.
Cannabis will be blamed. It will be anyhow.
Please do not drink & drive.
While Im' at it- do not text & drive EVER - and do not drive with your dogs on your laps! That was in case anyone forgot I was a mom.. lol
Another girlfriend in the garden... I have a third started as well, she is more voluptuous.
Do what you love.
Surround yourself with love - I'm also a mom to 3, 4 legged girls & a feathered friend...
My constant companions.
With TLC & THC
It's: "Dopey!" Hee Hee - The best of the dwarfs! Singing:
***Now... you should sing this in high pitch for best effects... Ready?***
High Ho High Ho
It's off to work we Grow!
It won't be long NOW Canada, garden shovels ready?
I'm excited for the plant - for the garden, for the humming birds! They love cannabis.
& it won't be long now - with experience - comes education, with education comes realization. Realization that cannabis is far less harmful than other recreational substances.
I flipped through the Sun on the weekend (Norm still wants to read it) and read a few stories regarding cannabis, 'the global marijuana march' had just taken place - I forgot.
I have no desire to attend these events. These events bring out all sorts for all reasons- mostly to PARTY. Some are enjoying more than JUST cannabis - not my business- I also don't like how parks & nature are taken over and left in the condition they usually are.
Cannabis/Marijuana is always in the news lately and most of it I'm already aware.. Storm saw me reading something last week from CBC and said "really, what there don't you know already?." He was correct - I was wasting my time. I do not believe when we are legal soon - that you will get arrested for smoking a joint on the street, even police will have difficulties such as 'smell complaints' - good luck with that. Do you know some chemical in the printing industry has just been proven to cause leukaemia in people who work with it - a court case was won (in Canada) for the worker- but the story ended with stating it's still used in numerous ways and countless people work with it. WTF? This especially upset me as I know people who have worked in the printing industry- several. Family & friends both worked at one time for the Star... and used printing plates which they mention.
I am beyond tired hearing this bullshit about cannabis.
I KNOW. 10 years now and Storm was 14 when he started - THANK GOD!
Canadian as a whole are becoming more educated about cananbis on all levels. Starting in our grade schools, apparently... who is going to continue to go along with such bullshit when they understand cigarettes kill- cannabis does not. Alcohol kills countless.. opiates & tide pods... RESEARCH it, if you do not believe me. What judge will even tolerate it in court when it's a fact- Children in Canada are being sexually abused & human trafficking (I'm not sure the pre-tense) is increasing. Children! If you don't think it's happening, you don't want to know. With 'drugs' out of the way focus & resources can be directed on what matters 'people'. I feel we will let past offences for cannabis drop - people will finally get out of jail that should NOT be there. People will not go to jail for cananbis in Canada in the future- and not for walking down the street smoking a joint. Unless your doing other stuff you shouldn't.
Justin Trudeau does not say too much on cannabis 'itself' I've noticed- because he knows the truth, he has consumed. So what. I hope he does - what a stressful job, judged for absolutely everything from your socks to your handshake. Thank God he is compassionate and educated and a gentleman.
I wish DONALD with sit back and have a joint or two dozen... it won't kill him- let him just CHILL for a while and perhaps have an enlightened moment - GUNS kill Americans FIRST.
Anyhow- I can't wait! It's got me hopeful and happy, I also know more children dealing with serious health issues will be helped. Childhood arthritis? Try cannabis first - it is not proven to damage little organs like other medications. As a matter of fact- research seems to showing it's HELPING.
Will someone gt hurt when legalization is here - Probably- Stupid people do stupid things and sometimes - Accidents do happen. I'm more concerned UN-knowledgable people will mix' and just like you shouldn't mix your BOOZE don't mix your booze with your buds- until you know how to handle them.
My knock knock joke was a bit of a stretch - hee hee... I am not afraid to try! ;)
With TLC & THC
P.S. I have too much to do... taking off for a few!
Inside: Strutt them Feathers!
If you got it flaunt it. An original Gouache 5 x 7 card & matching envelope
I think soon I'll start selling more originals. $20.
If someone is interested in this card e me!
Thank you for the excitement for my mushroom card. I was pleased & amused the first Gift & the first official SALE' were mailed to Russia & the other to St. Petersburg, Florida.
The first official sale- also got the new "we are all connected' postcard!
To be announced soon..
Strut them feathers... This woman did just that.. she shared her nude images during an affair, then the other woman shared her images with a police force where the first woman was applying for job.. It should be an interesting case. Really though... DO NOT send naked images to anyone... and you'll never have to worry about revenge porn will you? She is a victim sadly, but she kinda put herself in the situation - so I sway either way at the moment.
We still don't know the names of the dead.. My girlfriend remarked- stuff you kinda do forget about: How much do you think this COST? We ALL know the cost of the lives- priceless. How much do you think the tax payers will pay for this guy when all is over? The police, clean up, damage, PTSD of COUNTLESS, van/vehicle, court costs - to go to JAIL forever (we know this is the outcome) and lets say he lives out rest of his life naturally- UNLIKE those he MOWED down - he's 25.. so guessing 50 years tops- 75 - Well it cost us in 2012 = $113,000.00 a YEAR to keep an inmate in prison so.. to keep this guy alive it will cost: READY?? = $5,650000.00 or more.
That is just jail - not all the other damage he did... NOT including PTSD
Capital punishment would be more affordable.
I'm never going to mention his name - he does NOT deserve it.
My crusty phone pal says he thinks 'the Truck driver who killed the hockey team should get Capital punishment, "someone should shoot him". I disagree. He did not intentionally
try to kill all those people... he will suffer the rest his life. I've have personally known people who have been responsible for the death of others in a car accident - It messes them up.
This 'Other - Phhhbt - HE knew EXACTLY what he was doing. The sooner he is GONE the sooner everyone can move forward. We'll hear about his mental health, his Aspergers' & his loathing for women because he can't get laid - why will we waste our time NOW on him - is beyond me.
The government is talking - decriminalizing *ALL small amounts of drugs - which is the best thing I have heard in a LONG time! AMEN Canada! Oh... Russ: I told you! For all the still fear mongering- BEFORE July 1st! Get your garden pots ready!!
I LOVE Justin Trudeau! & family
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/16/canada-liberal-party-considers-decriminalization-all-illicit-drugs THIS is huge- do you think this would have ever happened with HARPER? Ha. Justin is a caring Canadian who does NOT want to see other Canadians suffer- WE ALL know he knows about this Cannanbis bull but steps have to be taken, I am very grateful for him - every day. YOU should deb too- we should not treat others with drug addictions like criminals, we should be permitted to CHOOSE what we put into our own bodies as long as we don't harm others or ourselves.
With TLC & THC
What to paint for 420??
Clearly my mind is anticipating legal cannabis is Canada SOON!
& I'm thrilled - just like this furry, fun loving bong bearing beaver!!
Who being an artist & has carved a leaf from a log just like Michelangelo - setting it FREE!
How will I celebrate today? Just like every other day...
Offering thanks to God and Storm for providing this plant medicine which allows me (& many) to paint, function, live... chop wood & carry water.
The FACT that less people will be going to jail in Canada over this PLANT is more than I could ever hoped for - and this will soon be the case!
With legalization comes education and experience and AWARENESS
.. & less Alcohol & opiate consumption (positive thinking).
*Have you seen the new doc on Netflix? How ADDERALL is only a tweaks away from being legal meth.. phhhbt.. I really had no idea - you see (& I type 'SEE' because you can read our journey here on cannabis for the past 10 years- living PROOF!!!) this is what happens when your teenager gets LEGAL permission (thank you Dr.D & Health Canada) to use cannabis for medicine- a natural plant option... with wonderful healing potential; neither of us was/were (?kids- learn your grammar) aware it was as serious a problem as it is. At one point a mom in the doc. remarks - about her own son- who she put on Adderall when just a kid actually suggested it was due to the pills he was where he was NOW with his art... How fucking presumptuous is that? Hearing this - I thought:
Yeah lady, what ever helps you sleep at night.
Seriously it blows my &^%$#@! mind how incredibly judgemental people have been over cannabis as my sons medicine (never mind mine- after failed brain surgery) including some of our own family - you know who you are - and STILL are - yet this???
THIS frame of mind is o.k.? This is better for our (your) children.
I am grateful for this education on every f*cking level!
Not only has canabis helped save my sons life - it's set us free from living with & hearing from ignorant, judgemental people who would rather take the time to speculate than to KNOW... who instead of listening to family - listened to the media and it's fear mongering and turned their backs on us... "family". We are far better off NOT being around this type of mentality - related or not - it's certainly not one based in love.
Rise & Grind - Wake & bake
With TLC & THC
Georgia... On My Mind.