Having fun playing with paint.
V is for Victory! Coming next Canada Day!
The Grass will be greener on the other side. Wait & see. For you & Me!
Canada will legalize Cannabis! & Make money from it- it will help our taxes and Justin (Love him) Trudeau will see it goes to assisting those who need assisted most.
People say - it' won't happen. For years they've been listening to FEAR mongers.. don't waste one more valuable moment.
Know it will be legalized and you won't ever have to worry about being busted for feeling good again. Amen.
Inspire by old 'Victory Garden Art' (more to come), the moment I saw this girl I smiled, I will admit- painting her smile was another story and I'm reminded why I prefer animals.
Do you know we have in the past been encouraged to GROW our own & still should be.. before we become urban deserts. Learn to become self sufficient. Grow & Jar some vegetables. Grow & eat & smoke your own pain management. Wow.
The original is below, I'm having difficulty finding the artists name WWll Victory Garden.
Is lovely & I thank them (probably above by now- in the universe- stardust) for the inspiration.
We are here in sunny California! From the moment we arrived at the airpot - we got in line..
Poppy was a star - I realized she relieved herself at 6 before we left the house.. then not agin until we arrived in California! She lines up with me- never made a peep- ignored all who tried to get her attention - she was my working girl! People loved watching her walk down the isle of the plane looking for our seats, as the plane took off - she looked out the window- lol , not sure what she thought about that. I am blessed with this little companion. As soon as we arrived we had lunch with my friends son at our first patio restaurant! It was really nice, it made me feel super welcome.
What's up California - No dogs on the beach? Feathers that! I'm smuggling her Sunday for the day! Salt Creek Beach - we walked it today and it is lovely!! I also was fortunate to watch my friend Sam and his 3 long time buddies play a game of tennis. I kinda felt special sitting on the court watching these gentlemen play a private game for just us. Wishing I could still hold a racket- lucky for them I can't (I warned) I'd show them a tennis trick or two... lol What pleasure to meet Dave, Harold & Jack!
It was also a pleasure meeting Scott! From Buds & Bloom My first visit to a California Dispensary - a beautiful one at that and I was a kid in a fricken candy store! Scott was incredibly helpful & nice, we hit it off instantly. Talk about a lovely dispensary with an array of products like I've never seen. We picked up an assortment to say the least, I will share with you later after I've tested' a few. I am so incredibly grateful for being able to access medicine which I need and it frustrates me - all the legal bull. I read today Alcohol is responsible for more hospital admissions than heart attacks! WTF? Cheers.
Thank God Cannabis will be legal soon and more will switch over I pray. ***Alcohol poisoning, alcohol withdrawal, liver disease, chronic alcohol abuse and other conditions that are "100 per cent caused by the harmful consumption of alcohol" accounted for about 77,000 admissions, according to a report released Thursday by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI).***
Last night we also had the pleasure of seeing Gordon Lightfoot! Imagine me having to wait to see a Canadian in California! He was terrific! He is getting UP' there for sure. Aren't we all'...
It was a lovely evening. I've not painted much yet, just warm ups. Theres too much to see and do! Tomorrow is another day- I can't wait.
I made the mistake of reading a magazine I was given at the LIFT EXPO & quickly became so frustrated my teeth clench. The 'Bottom line' of the article in particular... How one should avoid Cannabis if they have a 'Mood Disorder..' & If you have tried everything else!?
Oh My Gouache are you serious? Like what? Pharmaceuticals?
Like the ones that can cause a twitch that never goes away- read the symptoms- or the ones that are KNOWN proven to cause thoughts of suicide? Physical side effects, liver damage. Brain damage?
I hang my head & sigh- I have to turn to the cover and think- O.k., Yeah, I'm pretty sure I just picked up a Cannabis magazine... Phhhhht... Arrrrrrghhh.
Hyprocry all around the table it appears these days. In between the sheets & papers of the glossy magazine.
Not something TY Magazine believed it. Free speech, possibly some of the last.
Are other magazines following the same? There is that a$$ mighty advertising dollar. It was wrote by someone in the USA who's interests are in Biological pest control... It went on to state 'try everything else first'. At what cost? AT WHAT COST? $$$ I can imagine his opinion on Children & cannabis as a medicine.
I guess everyones trying to protect their ass as well. At what cost.
Continue reading another article WOW - about CANADIAN legalization and Marketing.
"Cheech & Chong aren't going to cut it anymore" blah blah blah. Sure, I'm in agreement - there is fabulous new marketing out there. There is also sterile, cold and BORING already. It all looks the same & it will all blend into one - become almost confusing.
I'll be very selective with whom I choose to let use my work. I know I have a style all my own as do many talented artists, not to mention our own creative ideas. Look already, how many photos 'going into the woods. A tree view from the ground up, cup of coffee.. it's IG of WEED & much looks the same already, perhaps others will mistake your company and use another- but it 'Looks great'. . Yes... It will need to be very different.
Clearly they are NOT aware also of the old attage- Everything Old is NEW again.
I wish I had my '80's crap' that I threw out.. that old stuff. lol is worth $$$
Lets see how soon Old is New again.
BTW - I say 'they' There is no 'real person' to contact, no name. It seems, for the entire magazine.
Here is the 'maple syrup' on this Moose dropping magazine & article get this:
FOR this terrific Marketing Advice regarding LEGALIZATION in Canada- they can't find a Canadian Experct to consult with? They had to consult with an AMERICAN company? Really?
Do we not have any creative marketing people in Canada?? OR successful companies?
ANY ONE... Hello? Phhhhhbt. What a waste of painting time this morning was.
I certainly won't be reading this gem again. Rude to many creative people on many levels.
* Creative marketing - My son informed later after I told him about 'what I enjoyed' - my favourite display was a new company, much talked about these days...
They get a point for creativity - it was the tiny balls that could be moved on velcro & the string that you moved on nails - very creative and encouraged conversation with EACH other... NO pesky sales person in my face & the guys on the bike making coffee. hee hee hee.
I actually turned to a stranger and wanted to say:
"How often do you play with blue balls in Public?"
Instead, I behaved and said...
" Don't you feel like a cat?" he laughed & and agreed. ;)
I doubt I'll be asked for an interview (whew).
Back to California Dreaming, painting & unclenched teeth.
On the weekend My son invited me to the LIFT EXPO, It states on the radio
'Canada' premier cannabis EXPO.. Treating Yourself medical cananbis expo's were the Premier Expos. Seems like yesterday, boy they were fun. Storm still 'a kid'. Now I walk the EXPO with a 25 year old talented, intelligent, passionate & handsome, NICE young man.
If I do say so. Of course I had a good day.
I did hear a speaker & he boldly stated loud & proud- 'Do not kid yourself, if not for advocates & patients - cannabis would NOT be where it is in Canada Today. Fact.' Dana was also on point and loved the red shirt.
How was it? It was informative - But I know it all - Hahahaha!! (Don't all females?)
There were many dispensaries, some I'm not aware of yet and know nothing about, some I DO know about and would advise ALL to avoid like the plague. I've blogged about a few in the past. PLEASE educate yourself ... WHO do YOU SUPPORT with your dollar?
Are they GOOD people or just money making greedy assholes. Do they believe in what they are doing? Or are they just money making greedy..
Do they care about cannabis as a medicine? Or are they just...
WHO DO YOU want GROWING YOUR medicine.
What you put in your body.
Oh, there were many incentives I heard, sign up now and get your first medibe FREE!
Sign here and get 15% off! Sign here and get this sweet T!!
For me?? lol I went to the First LIFT expo- a couple years back.. they've gotten better, still not what TY was - I do believe it will become as good in a couple years.
What I did NOT like:
Seeing the dispensary of the one who 'stares me down in public'. lol
& the one run by the person associated with Oxy. Phhhhbt.
The VAPE lounge IMO.. I felt not 'sanitary' I went outside and smoked a joint instead.
It didn't feel .. 'fun' Life is still about fun.
Or very creative to be honest- except for that big GREEN thing and the 'airline girls.
I didn't FEEL FUN/comfortable/inspired.
Bombardment of franchises - making me wonder & realize - it is what it is.
Buyer beware. Phoney people (imo), I did see a couple, who needs it - keep moving.
What I did like: Walking around with Storm, noticing girls giving him a wink and smile from time to time. lol Seeing & Hugging many I've not seen in years.
Adam & Erin and Adam getting us our TWEED (giggle) stash jars- which I like ;)
Hugs from Gilles! My buddy from Advanced - and meeting his lovely wife for the first time, she's heard about me... lol
Jimmy! From CannaMart He spied me - walked over grabbed my sore hand (very gently) and started to massage it. Wise man... perceptive. We hit it off and gave each other hugs with each passing! The cream NOW sits on my desk and I'm using it daily!
Patrick of Conspiracy Culture - he looked REFRESHED! Antonio was at NORML Canada, Steve & Fillipe from CubeCaps - I hung out in the booth for a bit and I'd have to say.. people were raving about this product. Amy was there in heels giving me hugs! Al & Butterfly grabbed me, unexpected for an interview - I apologize, I heard Tamara (who also loves small dogs) was listening and I told her about POPPY! & California- can you tell I'm ready for some California Dreaming?
I met a few new people Storm introduced me to, all wonderful - Of course.
I picked up Stickers for Josh's sketchbooks.
I was introduced to someone who 'Yeeeeeeeed!' lol at meeting me- and said she has a postcard by her desk! Geez, for that response - soon she'll have a little original.
EZRA, from the moment I noticed this man I thought 'what a nice guy'.
Ezra is a talented Photographer and more- above all else- he makes me feel at peace being in his presence. Simple. I'm told he lives what he speaks. He wears HEMP head to toe - LOVE IT! It was an honour. He asked to take my photo.. which - you know- is a ? who knows if you will catch me in twitchmode - He makes me smile and I was nervous.. oh well.
I of course asked for a photo as well - turned out awesome (below) & get this- I was right about him... he is voted one of Canada's Nicest people!!
By ROOTS. I will tell you when it's time to vote. EZRA is nicest person I know, follow him! We all need nice in our lives. I try to be nice - me makes me want to be nicer. lol
www.ezrasoiferman.com TWEED knows what they are doing when hiring him, imo.
I'm sure I'm forgetting a few many laughs- especially when the 'watering Giant' started to tumble! hee hee I WAS ZONKED when home- passed out in bed at 10.
IF you don't know- sure Go. $15. would be a better price ticket, IMO
I guess I have to admit: I was Lifted by LIFT.
Georgia... On My Mind.