Tie one on.. have a great evening!
with TLC & THC
This little guy was too sweet not to enjoy painting him.
Another artist asked if I'd consider painting a sloth with cannabis & luckily I'd already gave it thought when panting my mushroom sloth. Natural medicine on my mind and taking it easy..sloth life. Have you see photos of Sloths? I've never seen a sloth live' - thats to some strangers - I have seen them all over the world now. Sharing, teaching educating others.. this is what we are doing.. The good the bad & the ugly, or how else will it ever change?
My son expressed slight upset (I don't discuss the things with anyone but my homeboy, FYI) at my post - my reply was "I love you, it is a problem, I'm sorry but It IS how I feel." People have to realize they are not alone... especially young women - young artists. I have known several young women far less confident than I was who are already struggling. I can help by admitting 'here's me' and it's been a struggle of an on for a good part of my life- I KNOW get why. Why does not matter NOW, I'm good with the past & all in it.
My problem 'now' is usually brought on by physical jolts of pain, my heart & mind are good because I AM good with God. With Storm moved, Norm and I have had lots of time to 'chat' I feel an awakening has shifted.. somewhere. Let's avoid any unnecessary bickering - this is how it is.. stuff - Right?
Of course my Sloth is grinning he's got his carved wooden bong on his back- and a lovely Indica to help get him in the mood for some peaceful, calming, R & R.
I'd hang out with him - how about you?
I associate with a sloth, alone, slow, content - covered in moss if we sit too long & loves to swim. :D Happy Sloth to you!
He will make a cute little cananbis card, Inside words:
Can I come hang with you? Or Hanging with you keeps me SMILING!
Next a cananbis Tiger & then... Dorothy & the Scarecrow.
Made with TLC & THC of course.
I was informed some suggest Anony was possibly murdered.
It might be possible. Robin Williams too was a shock..
You know what's a bigger shock 1 in 10 Canadians every day take their own life.
Right now- I'm good I'm in Gods hands happily playing with paint & tigers & bears & lions oh My! I love my son. I am excited to watch his adventure!
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.
My third gardening beauty.. taking a little break.
Ladies- get control of your cannabis- 4 plants - learn how to grow your own goodness.
Cannabis is a beautiful, interesting, vibrant plant & it's 'the female' which gives us the bud to heal our hearts.
Beautiful just as every woman is beautiful. Many different strains - just like US!
I feel if more women learn to grow it it's a step to empowerment!
Grow your own medicine! Write some books - teach others.
Grow your own and continue to grow.
Inspired by love you can not fail.
Plants love love.
Seeds, soil & sunshine.. TLC and time.
Check out this young female Canadian Cannabis Entrepreneur - TIMES are changing Canada! It's high time! ;)
With TLC & THC
Lot's of time to think.
Now that Storm has moved I find myself thinking about moving on myself.
Why stay 'here? For the dogs... for the pool? A Gazebo... STUFF?
Why stay? Is this 'house' worth it?
Why stay? Convenience? Comfort?
There is nothing convenient or comfortable being in a house where there is no love.
The dogs love me.. :) Thank God. Bird too.
I'm taking some time off - going on a mini 'silent' retreat.
I enjoy not speaking - it physically gives my face a break, not speaking means not triggering my condition - and there are days I will do what ever it takes to try to get break from 'this, the past week between the weather (pressure from rain), added stress - I had 3 conversations on the phone each time I explained first - "I have a condition that causes me literal pain to speak on the phone" so I don't like to repeat myself, thinking it would be addressed by those in charge, so I don't have to repeat over and over.. Especially NOT to someone who just wants to hear gossip.
I want to go directly to have problem addressed promptly - wouldn't you?
Do you think any of these strangers cared? No.
They didn't give a fuck how I felt - so I thought why should I - and I became BLUNT.
Blunt & quick to the point & WILL again if need be.
They wanted to 'gossip'.. and I don't give a fuck about gossip, nor do I have the time - I have better thing to do - like paint! It has made this past week a nightmare, physically.
No medicine seems to be helping and I have absolutely had enough.
I can't even paint through it - lots of napping going on.
Time to take a break, go within & catch up on art work a few are waiting for, thank you for your continued patience, I'm grateful people appear to understand - the longer I take.. the more thought I've put into your art.
The personal project I am currently working on also requires more concentration & focus,
time to take it to the next level.
With God all things are possible & the possibilities are ENDLESS.
with TLC & THC
There is this good news: Finally.
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
For those still not aware - there is a male and female cannabis plant...
the female provides us with our buds - our medicine. 'Girlfriends' in the garden is correct.
I am hoping that young ladies everywhere will try to grow their own cananbis!
Why? We need MORE cannabis growing women - it is male dominated industry.
More importantly, this is an opportunity for young women to take control of their 'recreational' fun and NOT depend on anyone else... learn how to grow, nurture these beautiful plants with love and TLC and you will be rewarded with TLC & THC back! Cannabis is healthier & safe than alcohol. Ladies- getting date raped- in my opinion won't happen if you just smoke some cannabis - You are able to say NO'.. not passed out cold -drunk on a sofa unable to wake.
If you grow your own you have a new appreciation & passion, WOMEN will bake and craft with cannabis when it becomes legal like never before - get ready for a creative cannabis explosion. ALSO learn how to grow, dry and smoke your own bud - see how it makes you feel- learn HOW it makes you feel before YOU try it in the company of strangers, and this will provide some confidence & understanding which will lead to a more enjoyable time AND a SAFER experience.
Mom's my advice to you would be: Grow some cannabis to share with your daughters!
YES- IF I had a daughter- I would and I would ask her to smoke it with ME first - before she smoked it with any young man - alone. This is an opportunity Canada - to do this correct- NO secrets, no lies and our children will all be better off, they will have an understanding of exactly how cannabis effects them- compared to alcohol.
I would rather they learn how it feels in a safe environment with a loving concerned parent wouldn't you?
So order some seeds and get your pot ready! It's almost time to plant directly into he ground, I know Cannabis will be legal in - 2 months? Or sooner- so I would be planting.
Time to get busy- in the garden and with paint.
GO online- YOU will find ALL you need about how to grow cannabis.
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!
I can feel Bird when he is looking at me! hee hee. I'm sure he's not the only one who feels this way about my blog - lol it cracked me up when i thought of him saying this. Nice the Canadian accent "aboot me". I can FEEL several people, I'm not always thrilled.
I recently had a wonderful strange quick encounter..
I e mailed 'Michaels' about art supplies- I was NOT pleased with.
My called was returned - It was an interesting conversation- at one point the woman said to me.. a tiny bit heated. "...I FEEL YOU!" & she meant it - I know because i felt it too.
The entire conversation changed - what did she say ? I feel you?
She said "I do feel you!" - I said "..I feel it too."
YOU could hear it in 'our' voice - we felt it.
She felt it- I felt it too - do you think we care if 'you' believe us - it felt great!
We were both giggling when we met like old friends .
It went from "How the *&^% do they expect me to cut THAT Matt!?"
To my matt being cut, dropped off at my home with a Hug, sorry and a new connection.
I laughed - you 'felt me' - imagine being Norm coming home to tell me - "don't worry about it - I'll cut it in the garage..." Gasp! All painting friends are gasping with me.. FLAT black matt - saw, dust... frig. I appreciated the effort and shall use them as scrap.
I would never have walked out of the store with a sheet of matt, they would have been cut, then. NOW. Art supply store. *People, $15.00 an hour - I get why some are frustrated, I don't think it's too much to ask for a tiny bit of service for our money, you can't provide something one time and not the next. It's business. Anyhow, it ended awesome - it was not about the matt.. it was about her & I learning a lesson.
HOW 'words' & feelings can turn a conversation around in seconds. Go figure!
Everyone is your Guru - If you know how to listen. Hee Hee, thanks Ram Das.
We ARE all connected - FEEL IT!
I am done dismissing these mini miracles. ;) I embrace each one.
Storm was witness to all of it and was "amused" the week before I had just mentioned 'I wanted to try a new honey' (costco) - not one minute later an old man walked right up to me up and said "Would you like to try this honey -CRACKED the jar open, which was already in his cart... "I am buying it anyway" he insists as did his wife - so
I did" It was wonderful twice gifted' honey - I did see them go through the cash - they bought the honey.
Storm stood there with a sort of amazed but not shocked look.
It was priceless. Oh my gosh, it cracks me up just thinking of it.
StuFF... little miracles. ;) Embrace them, Recognize them.
Welcome them & even when life gets you down - continue to mail out cards of Love & it come back to you. ;D. It's a LOVELY day today -I was up with he birds & have some serious painting to do!
With TLC & THC
* I intentionally colored my hair grey in the cartoon- there are FAR TOO FEW older women SEEN in media today- ALL media. It is a step in the real right direction.
I embrace every great hair!
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.