Acrylic on canvas! Gord & purple iridescent paint can only be sen in a specific light...
when it's just right.
Today we are off on our own hunting expedition- what will we find..
the possibilities are endless.
With TLC & THC
With Daisy gone the squirrels are going nuts! :) Stealing nuts! 3rd world problems Georgia.. Someone recently wrote in our local paper: Please Don't feed the squirrels!
Which made coffee snort out my nostrils! WHO the fuck thinks WE 'Birders intentionally feed those little *&^%$circus clowns with tials. lol NOT Me! Although, I did at one time remark 'I wished I had squirrels... we had no 'big trees' & few in the neighborhood - careful what you wish for. But NO, I do not 'feed them' or the occassional rat I have seen I was told years ago by a fellow gardener everyone had rats & rabbits - everyone & the problem is not the gardeners, the problem is mass consumption if you want to get into details & how rats travel & feed as well & fast as they do - especialy in cities.
Daisy helped keep them out of the backyard. I even make a point to try & feed only the bluejays by waiting for them to call & then only put out a few nuts... I need a bigger dog, they think Ginger is a game although her effort is mighty.. she is a Dove stalker - oh oh.
It's great to be in the garden, dirt in my coffee.. (dirt in my ears by the end of the day) dirt under my nails, worms thrown in the composter.. the pool is open & clear & we are planting we've been inspired by & delighted with Monty Don! on Netflix - Monty helps make small gardens big miracles! Actually Norm is like Monty the way he works ... Frig, If I coulds get those two in the garden at the same time! Woo hoo- the garden oaisis would be complete in no time! I've designed a better bird area to deter the peanut thief & make seed clean-up easy(r) I want a DOG & Bird friendly garden for my best friends & constant companions - don't forget the butterflies, bees & sunflowers surrounding the bird ares to bring out my Van Gogh! I've already Painted the sign for it -mentally- hee hee hee.
A special place for my closest companions Buddhas abound, windchimes - Peace. I'd also like to expand the pond. I can't even put it into words to be out there and hear all the differnt birds - it's like being in the tropics -it sure beats lawnmovers & traffic sounds., it is addictive - just standing there & lovely to enjoy a joint - or two.
Today it's raining - so I will catch up on much needed painting so I can paint all the paintings waiting in my mind to be painted. :))
Let it pour! Water my garden while I paint Jesus!
With TLC & THC
I lovingly refer to (& I think he'd love this): 'Vincent VanGogh 2019' hee hee.
I paint freestyle - by looking - to look is to get lost in Vincent Van Gogh, pure pleasure. Some of you will think I've lost my mind - like Norm who recognized 'Starry Night but not the Skeleton smoking as both of Vincent's paintings.
Doing what he loved yet distracted, tired, sick, lonely, overwhelmed - sound familiar- Depression. Apparently had his Mental health issues been addressed he would have been very successful & might've seen more than one painting sold. Addressed & not shunned - it can go two ways from what I understand - the 'not so nice way' is more people taking their own lives because they are taking medications that do not work - Depression is not a racist nor does it care about how much money you have. If we keep shaming, an article I read stated people will just start to hide it better... until they show up at Sunday Mass with a grenade for the cash basket.
When we shame mental illness we are applying the same rules as prohibition - what a failure it has been. If your face twitched 24/7 you would think about this stuff too. God's not playing anymore - pay attention ;) "You are only as sick as your secrets" - a remark I think I heard on a Pod Cast- it must have been my favourite 'Hidden Brain', every episode interesting. Growing up 'My Moods' were shamed, often... a big secret, I get it - NOW- this is how some handle events but it's not healthy imo - the sooner we address unpleasant events & feelings the sooner we can try to heal & move on, my mom had a terrible event happen to her at a fairly young age & was understandably depressed at the time - but now many parent's are both paying more attention to social media then their children.
The kids won't be pleased when they get older.
It's a fact - try to prove me wrong.
How many generations started the same way as Vincent, myself, my mom was one of 6 kids & I never met any grandpa... dealing with mental illness decades later, generations later. Babies having babies, young parents having too many, too soon with obligations thrown at them pretty quickly - I've blogged when we were first married how we stole a case of baby food to get by... By the Grace of God - it's why I was more than happy to accept donations to food bank at Halloween. Yes, I speak from experience - marriage is difficult enough - wait to have your babies -be ready to welcome them with love.
Instagram, face book, Selfies, Social media, socializing & recreational drugs YIKES!
MORE & MORE babies are ending up with a wire monkey mom. & or dad.
Please, Wake the fuck up. Babies do not ask to be born - we humans are given the choice to procreate - carelessly - if we desire.
People use to often remark when Storm was little:
"Let him cry!" or ... " You never put him down... " Amen.
Please put down your phones & pick up your babies.
With TLC & THC
Who's ready for summer?? Me! 21 days till spring...
This owl peeking around the corner flys off the page, I love this feathered friend if I do say so! What a pleasure to paint such delicate plumage - Canadian barn owls this summer flying over cannabis field in the cool summer evenings - can't wait!
Norm came home and showed me the paper right away (held it up to my nose- yes, he rubbed my nose in it you could say) - "Trudeau's time is up.." he says and looks at me for a reaction - which made me think two things: ...Norms got a death wish (lol) &
Are we encouraging Fake news now, nasty news? Phhhhbt.... Man oh man- talk about ship jumpers - JUMP- cause there's just as many sharks in that icy cold water wussy! 'Trudeaus day are numbered' & my pal Crusty Rusty had to get a jab in too today - called me first thing to ask if I was paying attention to 'my heros happenings' - or something smart ass like that I don't remember his exact words. My response to them and anyone else... with 'Canadians' like you waiting for him fail - almost encouraging - wow. Are you paying attention to whats happening down south? Speaking of The USA - Take a look at who' is still calling the shots as of today - wtf? & is still making deals with others. YIKES....
and hang on - What about those planes NOT flying over India this morning? WTF?
I'm not blind or ignorant - I have developed a heavenly habit of reading during the day yes, I do read, it is a luxury many do not realize you have. Yes, I know it's far from perfect but Please, do not tell me Justin Trudeau does not care about Canada! ARE you kidding me - Look at his family & look back at your own - I know because of his love for his family he cares for Canada.
Is that not what does drive us ALL?
Canada is HIS family & his home - LOOK at this beautiful Country - Canadians are not leaving, tourism was the best last year it has ever been, do you understand the amount of money that brings. So - No, I'm not happy about any pipelines or political private parties at our expense but I'm not jumping fucking ship. Ever. & Change happens.
I believe in those I believe in & thank God, there are still many I do believe in.
You know who you are. I believe in my son & it's funny to me even - but as much as Norm and I "Arrrrrgh!!!!" we still have each others back, I have many Americans I feel a bond with & I KNOW you know.. (strange stuff happens) - I had a slight exchange of words with an American pal ;) who said "he'd rather his kid be in a room of people with guns than a room full of fat people" I grabbed my head and sighed in frustration but I get it - I DON'T live there - I don't see it... one month (almost) in California was a different perspective I can assure you. A reminder of the rest of the world is not doing so great in some places. If I lived there with obesity getting out of hand and guns - you make choices based on your surroundings I'm not going to judge anyone for their choices - I don't care. AS long as WE don't KILL each other
*My condition has been so aggressive a few days this week - I cannot even pick up a phone, Nothing touches my face, no make up, no toothbrush - even the pillow - I'm done explaining - if YOU lived this- your opinion on a few things might change too.
WHO are you? WHO do you believe in? WHOooo do you love?
I believe in me. I believe Justin is doing what he believes is the best he can do for Canadians.
I believe in many of you.
Thank you for that. xox
With TLC & THC
This is my second attempt at this spotted cat - it's not a easy task but I sure enjoyed myself.
Natural medicine opens ones mind - we already have natural medicine IN our minds & bodies.. Cannabinoids are found naturally in the body & so is DMT , there is still so much about our own bodies we do not understand, we only need to take time quietly to listen & learn. Painting these dots is so frigging relaxing - TRY it - just paint dots... I'll try to get them more round' in the next painting. An elephant is what I might try next after I paint a sweet little hedge hog for a far away friend.
I understand Cannabis & Psilocybin assist me with stress, chronic pain & a better mental attitude... I know this when I wake up 'Happy' at 3.a.m. in pain but excited to paint, excited for another day (all things considered), heck- I'm excited to clean my closet today - since my feet are deformed- I no longer need any high heels - they no longer spark joy - the same goes for MINISKIRTS! LOL. Adios past - you serve me no longer.
I am grateful for this medicine every single time I hold a paintbrush.
On my mind lately... my son sends me messages where he is a 'talking chicken' & I cannot believe how amused it has me - to hear a chicken say "I love you Mom" has me giggling like a schoolgirl. It does not take much to please me.Ω
I read Bruce McArther was a Scarborough Santa for years- YUK- OMGosh - what would you do with that Santa Photo?! When you find out your kids on a serial killers lap, I have not been following the story as I find it very sad all those men & I don't think our police force did a good job & I'm not sure why.. Politics, Judgement... who knows.
I woke today - determined to go to Ripleys Aquarium, it's going to happen - soon... I'm going to go & sketch and look at some octopus, it's good to have goals & this is just one of MANY I'm going bring to LIFE this year.
It's - 0- today! caWoot Woot!! I might take the girls for a stroll... if the sun decides to shine.
Have a wonderful, creative day,
With TLC & THC
The stoned Ape is a theory introduced by Terence McKenna which more or less attributes apes advancement/speech to psilocybin use. Terence believed that psilocybin mushrooms were the "evolutionary catalyst" from which language, projective imagination, the arts, religion, philosophy, science, and all of human culture sprang. McKenna's hypothesis concerning the influence of psylocibin mushrooms on human evolution, is known as "the 'stoned ape' theory." It's a different perspective - to which some disagree.
I find it interesting and agree with Terence - imagine being a chimp and ingesting psilocybin mushrooms, cannabis - or any natural medicine that creates an altered state' - what on earth would they be thinking? They would be thinking "wow- check this out.." and like many humans would want to share their highly stimulating experience with others - it's what we do. Still.
Stuff to ponder while I paint.
I'm thrilled with my stoned Monkey ape... he has inspire a few other stoned creatures.
JustinTrudeau was in Keswick the other day- At Sammy's Chicken! I was sent a message as it was happening & I contemplated driving over for about 3 seconds... the twitch won. ;(
Not that I'd know what to say - other than: THANK you!
If not for cannabis, psilocybin & other natural medicines that have been consumed since the beginning of time - where would we be? Probably still slinging poop at each other - that's still happening too (how could we forget with Donald running the show) but in a few more years- we will not only be having better conversations but experiencing better health thanks to ALL the Stoned Apes who continue to educate.
I wish Donald would try psilocybin -I imagine his conversation would go like this:
"Oooooo ooooooo aaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaa... (nibble nibble) let's discuss climate change & what can be done.."
With TLC & THC
I have delt with serious depression my entire life, I understand why, NOW. While painting this time lapse and watching a documentary -Bio on Timothy Leary I thought of an article I read yesterday and it hit me... since at least the late 60's Scientists in Canada & the USA knew about Psilocybin & how it appeared to be 'helping; with such issues as addition & depression - it's WELL documented & tried by some of the greatest minds on the planet (some of the earliest research done right in Sask. Canada) & here have we been poisoned by the pharmaceutical industry our entire lives, not even given the opportunity to choose what might be best for our own bodies..
How fucked up is that? Any of you, think for a second about this.
The article is about assisted death in Canada and how we might consider making changes to include minors & suicidal/mentally ill - & it hit me like a fucking ton of PROZAC (Prozac - successfully sued for, causing suicidal thoughts & more serious side effects) WHY are we FORCED to consider legal assisted death in this country before being allowed to explore other NON lethal OPTIONS!? Look at what's happening with opiates. WHY ARE medicinal mushrooms- AGAIN, never responsible for one documented *death ** NOT offered as a option? I now understand why I have medical issues' - how else would I have understood what these plants can do.. I am grateful to them & God for the introduction & everyone who is educating in the past & currently. EXPAND your mind & look up something new or sit & sitcom... the choice is ours.
I have been there, with this TN I have days you have no idea... but I'm not there NOW - I'm painting, playing with my dogs, catching Doves sent by God!! I had just sent my son a message telling him I was going back to bed.. awake at 3:33 (Alexa) I had a headache & am tired from a flare in psoriasis, this past year it has gotten out of control (more soon so you can be aware & stay on top of it if you see the signs) & I walked into the kitchen with my empty cup and this beautiful bird was staring at me from 'inside' my enclosed deck! I was worried she was hurt- so I went to get her and she was so calm (just like that bluejay) I think I shall call myself a 'Bird whisperer! Hee hee ;) Photo below - it was a moment, a gift from God. I didn't go to back bed I painted this mushroom instead & had a realization.
We ALL deserve a chance at TRUE happiness - some of us struggle- we don't even know why R E S E A R C H for yourself (especially if you have a child or someone you believe to be suicidal & not having success with conventional medication) - I guarantee you you will learn Psilocybin MUSHROOMS help for depression & serious illness.
WTF!? WHY is this NOT a legal option available - our young are taking their own lives... if we are prescribed medications that have serious side effects & known to harm/kill - why not this safer option? WHY not first? I'll give you one guess.
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ you can grow your own$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
If you believe in God as you say you do than believe God has provided US with food & medicine. Don't believe me - research & prove me wrong.
WHY are we NOT permitted to legally have this option - anyone suffering from pain - trigeminal neuralgia? Chronic arthritis? Severe skin conditions- God has assured me to grin and bear it & has provided pain relief with natural medicine & then sent a little bird to cheer me up. ;) Bird was not impressed - I took it outside after making sure it's wings & legs were fine it sat on my shoulder ! Haha - I must say I felt 'special' out in my backyard in my bathrobe with it on my shoulder... I took it back in checked it's feet & then tried again -lol and it flew up into a tree & sat staring at me. Fucking awesome! Made my day!
I'm happy to be alive even IF I'm really angry at our medical system right now. Again.
To see a time-lapse of this mushroom you have to follow on IG (which is set on privacy again - It's how I deal with stress' I guess... - if you don't like it - don't follow)
Next a lesson in Fuckery ' - really.
With TLC & THC
Todays word was Abominable.
In 2018 people around the world witnessed abominable behaviour displayed by a 'world leader' (who shall remain nameless) yet, as terrible as it has been to watch unfold his actions have awakened a nation to the ugliness that surround him & it does appear it is forcing many to wake up, stand up, SPEAK up - even if the rest of the world doesn't believe you.
Happy First day of 2019!!
I hope you are not hung over, if so - I hope it was worth it.
I painted my first calendar last year, the focus being strange mushrooms!
One of the best introductions in this lifetime has been to mushrooms- in the wild - this mushroom is called eyelash mushroom & I found one a few years back- more vibrant than this one- I was hooked on these bright red eyelashes looking up at me. a.k.a:
I also discovered there are such things as purple snails - how beautiful is this earth?
I'm grateful for the introduction to my plate as I learned how many edible mushrooms there are & to my medicine cabinet from everything to Lions mane for the brain, turkey tail tea, Chaga coffee for better health & psilocybin for mental health.
All this mushroom talk has made me hungry- Shiitake in my omelette.
Start the new year off right! Drink your chaga- eat your mushrooms!
With TLC & THC
Next... Fantasia inspired - my plans for this year depicted in paint. ;)
'If the 3 kings were to bring Jesus gifts NOW.. what do you think they would be?
Would he get the newest iPhone? Ferrari? Gold Rolex? Hell yes!
He's Jesus! & deserves the finest this life has to offer - lol perhaps.. BUT true gifts I believe would be the gift of knowledge - represented by a book (for one) -not an iPhone thats going to distract him every 3 seconds and dumb him down . ALL the bling are just things. Should the 3 wise men arrive this evening in 2018 .. I believe they would bring gifts that have been provided by God himself- natural Medicine from cannabis for peace & healing to mushrooms (psilocybin) and LSD, gifts to open the mind to experience ALL that life offers. Was blind but now I see...
In my own experience, I attribute my drug experience in direct correlation with widening my compassion towards the rest of the world & becoming a more forgiving individual myself & thinking individual... caring. Before I would simply be angry - rarely considering the 'other sides opinion, if anything 'now' I try to consider the other side' first.. If that isn't reason enough I don't know what is.
I've just watched a documentary called the Psychedelic Pioneers:
The story of the psychedelic pioneers is part leading-edge medical research and part utopian idealism. Three gifted psychiatrists, in combination with an extraordinarily power drug, resulted in one of the most fascinating and controversial periods in Canadian history. Before LSD burst on the scene as fuel for wild psychedelic trips, it had an amazing, yet little-known history. A surprising part of that history was written in a remote corner of the Canadian prairies. Over a span of fifteen years, from when the drug was first administered in 1952 until it was banned and made illegal in 1967, the use of LSD ranged from leading-edge psychiatric research into schizophrenia and alcoholism to volunteer testing on the general public. As word of LSD’s amazing properties began to seep out of the laboratory, artists and intellectuals such as writer Aldous Huxley, filmmaker Paul Saltzman, architect Kyo Izumin and painter Ted Godwin began to experiment and travel to Saskatchewan to have their first experiences with LSD. The Psychedelic Pioneers takes us through the eyes of the three lead doctors involved in the LSD Saskatchewan Project.
I had no idea the documentary would be about a hospital in SASK. Canada- the the 'instruction manual on how to use them safely for Dr.s & patients(still used today) was developed by a Canadian. BACK THEN they KNEW it was helping. Something occurred to me while watching this.. this TN, this condition that is unbelievable to live with nicknamed the 'suicide disease' that I have lived with for over 7 years (and has consumed me to say the least most days in crippling pain).. yes, I have considered death being a better option some days... because I think - I have no other options.. but WE DO.
What does it say about a Country that will allow you do discuss legal assisted death for pain before it will allow you to TRY LDS for pain?
You might be in a situation where you don't even consider such things... thank God.
I AM done suffering when I KNOW there are options & this new year I will be looking into ALL of them. I am a 54 year old woman, this is not about getting high, I just want to be able to function, to run my house socialize with family, enjoy time with dogs, work in my garden & continue my painting.. thats' it. I just want a quality of fucking life - where I am not in agonizing pain and constant fear from a condition that has me thinking I'm going to die several times a day- is that too much to ask? I think not. Will some judge me for it- yes of course.. will they be educated on the subject - probably not.
My son laughs when I tell him God has persuaded me - 'Have No Fear' as we go into this new year! & I DO not... quite the opposite, the 'strength I feel more powerful that I've ever felt in my life, more confident & CONTENT. It's the MOST powerful drug - when you truly believe in God, in good - in the universe & in my homeboy - Jesus!
Happy Birthday Jesus!
If born today you would be given the Gifts your father created for the intended peace & mind of all his children, that's why they are called 'WISE kings'.
Did you know the Government really cracked down when people using LSD started to speak up about & against the veitnam war.. and we all know how that really went down.
Happy Christmas Eve! Merry Christmas & Happy Birthday Jesus!
With TLC & THC
Oh, & I woke up today & painted this cartoon: Wall or Ladder? Ponder this:
Tis the season for depression. That is the reality for too many. You are not alone.
I've seen friends say they don't feel like Christmas at all, know of some that are having family struggles (don't we all), custody battles - where will the kids spend Christmas, recent separations & stress over holiday confrontations or alienation... a couple of girlfriend lost their moms this year and are struggling with the first Christmas without - makes me glad mine is still here & cooking all the veggies - :). At the same time I see & feel their sadness - one friend can't even speak to me about it - we both TEAR up instantly.. she has a huge family & will survive the holiday I'm confident. How about those with a small or no family.. do you think Christmas is a happy time for all, hardly.
Then there is the stress of Christmas spending, I'm seeing that almost everywhere - this thing about giving people money - what's Christmas going to come to? A banking holiday? Not sure what to get someone for fear they won't like it, having too many you feel you should buy for, I read the chance of a heart attack of the holidays increaser quite a bit- is it the food? The excess booze? The stress? Shovelling snow is often a factory btw.. take care.
This year has been incredibly stressful, I try to pretend it's not- yet I'm having difficulty even leaving my home (my trust in humans is not what it was) & throw in Trump to the list- I'm positive that orange ape is responsible for an increase in Christmas depression around the globe.
When I look at the effect the toll of stress has had on my own physical body just since the summer - my one side has completely covered in psoriasis that wakes me from pain at night & the scabs on my back and down my right leg to the bottom of my feet - I'm concerned it's got out of control... So, NO - the last thing I'm going to 'let' stress me is Christmas. Tis the season - it can be very overwhelming for adults & children & pets - I don't know about you but I'd like to encourage all of you who are feeling blue, sad, depressed - - embrace it & say FUCK IT! It's just a holiday, just another day - if you're focusing on Jesus- awesome- as that is the reason for the season.. Jesus knows so don't sweat it- if you can pour yourself a cup of medicated tea or a glass of nice wine.. roll a joint & climb in a warm tub like this sweet little ginger & slide in and RELAX ('Im about to do this now) it will be a great start to melting holiday stress... warm jimmies, movie on Netflix , medicate popcorn sprinkled with cinnamon... GIVE yourself a BREAK & Fuck it.
With TLC & THC
Georgia... On My Mind.