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.
It's Storms birthday & the first day of fall (summer offically ends this morning at: 9:30a.m.) YAY! Storm visited on the weekend! I love FALL & Storm.
Storm is an essential worker during covid - thank God, continuing to provide thousands with pain medicine/relief mental & physical during an exceptionally stressful time, as covid number continue to climb & winter is now only a season away. I'm so grateful he visited.
I know how busy he (they) are all. Growing massive cannabis gardens is team work with no holidays - farming. Plants need constant attention - or you won't get the desired results.
Storm visits and he becomes his dads essential worker! lol
Norm's built his shop to date, completely on his own and I can tell you it's IMPRESSIVE. He was thrilled when Storm arrived too - for several reasons.. lol These two are two of the hardest working men I know & I am proud & grateful for them both.
I am starting to realize - all the BLESSINGS covid has brought. How about you?
Time with my son & husband even more precious. These two are my inspiration & bring me joy each day, yes we have our 'moments'... all families do.
Each 'moment' a little learning lesson. I am grateful for every second.
My son is a gift from God, (all children are) the past 28 years have been by far the best in my life. I look forward to every visit, everyday, every text. ;)
Arrow immediately bonded with Storm, of course.
Our family grows in size & LOVE - daily.
Hug your son! Pat your dogs!
GET outside & enjoy this fantastic fall day!
I got a goat to paint.
With THC & TLC
In covid times.. the coyotee would say : Fuck that bird.
Quit chasing. If he's wise he'll search instead for some quality bud to help him CHILL.
Forget about Covid, Trump.. masks.. if only for a few hours.
It's important to your own mental health to TAKE A BREAK - watch some classic cartoons.
The Road runner cartoons were a favourite for the artistic backgrounds, sharp lines, vibrant colours! The never ending persistance of the Whyle. E. Coyote is also admirable.
Busy days.. it was brisk this morning & going down to 6 tonight which means fire place must be in & I cannot wait! I love sitting chilling by the fire, book tea... bring on the blizzard. O.k. I won't push it. ;)
I painted a couple of rocks and willl leave them in Haliburton next visit.
A cookie rock- it looked like a cookie before I painted it.
A skull rock- I found with a touch of Stephen Boeheme (hee hee)
& my golden dinosaur egg, which I am keeping.
It was a rock I found & dropped and it has a black circle in the centre - Raptor Embryo . ;)
I have a few- waiting.
It's classic cartoon week!
Mighty Mouse is next!! Who remembers his line?
"Here......." <that's your hint.
With THC & TLC
Commit your actions to the Lord & your plants will succeed.
Reading the bible for inspiration.. I came across Proverbs 16:3 and added one letter, can you guess which one.. lol If you need inspiration - pick up a bible. Every time I do - I have a quote or idea I'd like to paint. I also added the snake- wrapped around the tree of life.
This painting has iridescent gold on it so you have to be up close or at the right angle to read the words easily.
LOVE is painted into the base of the plant - see it? Good.
I painted this with my son in mind- his growing speaks for itself, I know. Thank God. I don't know where I'd be without this medicine. In pain- a lot.
Cannabis - Keeping me OPIATE free.
Whatever you do - painting, cooking, cleaning, gardening:
Commit your actions to the Lord and your plans will succeed.
Norm finished the roof - looking spetacular- just in time to get in the new fireplace! Woot woot - fire engine red- and let me tell you, timing is perfect as usual... it's been getting a little chilly in the mornings. I'm already looking forward to winter- lol - who knew! ALLthat snow we get- BEAUTIFUL! I also paint MORE. Weeeeee
I am making a clay creation - easy peasy & functional - YOU might want to make one!
Kids can make it too.
Come back tomorrow for step by step photos on my Mushroom clay craft! Terracotta air dry clay- in case you want to pick some up.
With TLC & THC
It's Holiday ornament craft time!
This cute little idea was inspired by a visit to the library. Tis the season! Tike to get creative - pull out the glue gun - grab the glitter it's time to get crafty! All you really need for this one is scissors, a bit fo glue or glue stick, some hemp string to hang it & I folded it so it would be a neat little sample - shold I decide to give it to someone - you'd have to rib open the "decoration" tho to get at it- oh well! Thats' what Christmas is about! Opening gifts.
It's the thought that should count, Christmas is not a good tim to go into debt.
Trump - Impeached- Well there's a Christmas wish come true - no gifts needed. ;)
Check out the litttle Jingle decoration below - click on the image to print your own -
colour own for extra creativity. *You could also put int a tiny amout of bud to hang for someone on the tree.. weee! Edibles are legal in Canada this Christmas - have you got yours? I can only imagine sales & stockings being filled. Don't hang too close to the fire.
Seasons Greetings & Merry Christmas
Have fun - Joy & Peace... impeachment will help!
With TLC & THC
Painting cards- inspires paintings! Cute little scribbles- turned into cards- sometimes turn into paintings - here is a perfect example. How does Santa cure his bud? This is how.. lol
There's still time to pick up a few Christmas cards - I've also sold a few!
Looking at this painting - I still might add some snow & change the deers eyes - is art ever finsihed? Occassionally. Bird is loving the view! I've taken some fantastic photos of all the birds recently - the painting is starting to form in my mind- LOTS of birds - at the feeder- the painting will take a couple of weeks easy - not even started. I've decided to sneak B507 (Bird) into the wild bird painting as well. Bird has posed for me (see below). Weee!
Today I finish a fox & the ornament.
Paint every day - and you will master painting - and patience.. lol
HAVE a CREATIVE day - whatever you do!
With TLC & THC
Weeeee! Thank you Canada! Our first year of Legalization and we did not end up looking like a bunch of Loons! Heeheehee I knew we wouldn't.
We proved if anything, to the rest of the world - not only is legalization working but it was 'Highly successful' it's first year - and Not one overdose - let's all breath a sigh of relief & put reefer madness to rest. It was Norm that reminded me - "it's a year!" - because I have been legal for years, I kinda forgot. Thank God. Thank God we are NOT stressing anymore over such bullshit, now we can all focus on Politics' a little better - ready to vote? I am.
I'm going to show up braless with a 'I love Justin T!' hahahhahaa (just the thought has me giggling) I vote at a local restaurant & I've no doubts, I'll be surrounded by several Consertatives. hee hee I don't trust 'conservatives and cannabis'... I wonder why.
I don't trust consertatives & pipelines.
Still hearing stories (more now come out of the Cannabis closet now that it's Safe'r) of when they were younger and was busted for growing a plant. What took so long for this madness to end? Some are still being busted... & as always there's usually a little more to it. I hope all who have been charged in the past look into having prior charges cleared, take the time while it's available - who knows what the future holds.
Yes, it is a reason to celebrate! Canada has profited & shall continue to thrive - now with edibles once it's all sorted out. I do make my own edibles.. but when edibles are easier to purchase - say at a bakery (in a special *adult glass counter) I'll buy more edibles. I do not like to purchase stuff that I can't touch, see or smell. People have expressed & continue to do so by visiting dispensaries and NOT via the gov and mail to show - they want to SEE, smell the bud & the experience. I think the government will soon agree & the only way for them to make the money they anticipate is to let a wider distribution & tax it all. Just as convenience stores sell beer & cigarettes - let delicious bakerys or gourmet food shops sell delictable snacks.
...When Pigs fly!
I've heard that before.
I am currently mid canvas' so, I did not spend as much time as I might have otherwise on this anniversary - next year! Next my witchy crystal ball will tell you who will win the election!
With TLC & THC
Georgia - Loon on the Hill! hahaha
Proud to be me.
That moment Tinkerbell realized 'Edibles' are not as harmless as she thought...
I love edibles! My prefered is carrot cake that I make myself with medicated coconut oil that I also make myself- it's easier than you think.
Have you watched Rotten: Edibles on netflix? I enjoy the Rotten series - very enlightening.
I know about edibles but I did learn a few points to ponder. - Edibles have a side effect that most don't consider - I bet more women than men do.
Weight gain. I have gained 6 lbs since moving up here - 6 that I keep on!
Thank you Country Bakery - lol.
Weight gain is a problem for most & edibles are a very easy way to get - carried away.
I know. First - they taste so good - you want to eat more and all of it. Don't - read the instructions, you won't die but you might get very HIGH - uncomfortably high, almost everone I know has a story to tell about edibles and having too much of a good thing- but there is also the problem of 'the munchies' - on edibles.
Weight gain is on the increase as are weight related disease - please use caution.
I encourage all I know to have healthy snacks ready - just incase you get the muchies.
Better to much on grapes than gummies! & IMO EVERY thing tastes better on cannabis - even carrots! Medicated cookies- gummies, drinks - you name it - you'll see it soon.
Edibles are are the way IN.
Interesting to note some think bud will fade - HA. Bud will never fade, many love bud as it is - no sugar needed. Most of the time I medicate without all the "goodies" but it's nice occassionally for a sweet treat'.
I had so much fun painting tinkerbell - I painted 2!
Tinkerbell giggling in the forest as happy as can be! Double art day!
Give thanks ;)
Happy Thanks Giving Weekend!
Enjoy all the goodies - Medicated or not - Give Thanks!
Cannabis is legal in Canada!
With TLC & THC
It's raining in cottage country! I live in cottage country- I must pinch myself!
The mosquitos - actually bite me enough - I don't need to pinch myself, long sleepwear (that covers my ankles) is now living attire, hee hee hee! Yes- I still love it! EVERY day- I've never had an 'Oh my God what have we done' moment - - but I've had countless 'Thank You God' for getting us HERE moments. It rained last night! We needed it- living in a forest -you start to notice when it gets dry - I can hear this big 'dead' tree (that Norm needs to cut down as soon as he get the opportunity) creak on the hot days - demanding our attention before it lands on the bird deck - other than that I giggled- it rains on the weekends in cottage country for all the 'cottagers' that come up - they'll stil have fun!
I ventured out in Minden the other day and I absolutely thought everyone I encountered was wonderful! A neighbour drove by and yelled from his truck "How's Denny!?".. I thought for a second & yelled back "I don't know - she moved!" I realized he thought I was her.
lol - see I told you we resembled each other! He then introduced himself - he lives Up the hill & has horses & yes I can go & take photos! I just might paint a horse one day. In town I met a few shop owners who also knew 'Denny - all confirming what I already felt ' she is a lovely human with a kind heart.. no wonder my studio is so calming - I was in there last night until dark and my hands demanded I quit - not my heart.
I found a cheese store in Minden- Yeah! The cheddar with carmelized onions- OH my tastebuds! It's a tiny shop tucked away full of delicious treats- so glad I found it right away & the owner - I immediately liked him! One of those people I just want to hug- I can sense the good nature. lol I refrained as I am new to the neighbourhood. I tiny shop run by Betty (the dog lover) right next door - carries designer clothing - I'm treating myself to the little butterfly top' - I'll need something when company visits & I'm almost ready for company! Will you visit?
The house looks terrific - if I do say so - I'm officially unpacked - other than a few boxes with Studio stuff- waiting for a studio... the open concept makes me laugh out loud- for years my imagined dream home has had to have a long hall to throw a ball - from my bedroom I can throw the ball to the front door- WEEE - when the driveway is covered with snow we'll still be playing ball. A peek into 'my little wooden' studio - (below) - I find it bigger than the last two rooms - everything has been placed with TLC - while under THC- LOTs, I can't begin to tell you how much I love my little creative space - my work will speak for itself.
I have noticed already since I'm not unpacking as much I am smoking less... because I am content - happy even. Interesting. This home is my dream home, easy to clean, all on one level, all the 'luxuries' of a house in the city in cottage country - even a dishwasher! (No, I don't mean Norm) & on several acres... lot's to wander & explore & be inspired by when I'm not painting. Rodney (from the cheese store) told me of an ap. that outlines the property and I can put markers while I make trails & won't get lost - let the adventure begin!
The tent for company is next.. we've just decided where it goes & need to build a platform, then we can at least offer guests a 'glamping experience' - if company wants to visit but does not want to 'tent' Minden is building a lovely new resort! There are also several tiny places very close that offer sweet tiny cabin rentals - until we can build a sweet tiny cabin for guests - it will have to do. I would encourage all to visit Minden - Halliburton and Carnarvon (don't blink) for the perfect Ontario cottage country experience - don't forget Kawartha Dairy- there is always a line up - I think that's part of the fun. Today, it's cool - I'm listening to my favourite radio station Canoe FM & about to paint a humming bird with PINK/purple cannabis - different than usual. Next a fish for a friends cottage.
What will you create today? My words of advice this lovely Sunday:
Prayer changes things.
If you think I am being sarcastic when I say Praise Jesus!! Think again. WOW - my backside still brings a tear to my eye especially getting up into my truck or up our of my bed but the Dr. says I'm o.k. rest it - thank God for the flesh on my ass that padded my fall - what a rude awakening & I might have cracked a rib because it hurts to cough... thank God I did not break my hip.
My girlfriend phoned me this morning, she had the same thing happen to her last year & it made her sell her house... WHILE you can still move. I've been watching a new trend in homes being built on one level - with lifts (elevators) and wider halls and fewer doors or pocket doors & doors that side flat against the wall (barn doors) - in the event the home owner ends up in a while chair outlets are higher & counters slightly lower smart planning - heres hoping the person is not a hoarder, that's just going to get worse. Arthritis is also something that makes you learn quickly things that need to be changed like door handles - those round cheap knobs are useless when you have sever arthritis - pull handles or levels are the easiest - if you can imagine these things when buying a home or building a home you're ahead of the game & can add years - decades, to the place you want to live at. Bungalow is my new key word.
I painted this dog- lol just to paint & I needed to stand, I can see a bit of pain in his eyes - I'll call it curiosity'. Before I went to my Dr.s I had some time a little giggle & decided to make him one of my Weeeeeed - side lines (already) Little Buddies' card hee hee hee
I've turned a few friends into little buds & added professions - This is the first Dr. bud!
He doesn't strike me as the type to 'recreational' any drug so it made me laugh all the more. I felt silly after learning it was not broken - but better all the same to learn it's not & now I can stop stressing & rest by sitting at my desk on a big pillow & painting ! Wee!
Everything for a reason.
with TLC & THC
Georgia... On My Mind.