A tree who has indeed Mastered the Tree pose.
How many Mushrooms can you name?
Spread your JOY like mushroom spores!
All of the mushrooms are real.
We are attending mapping the Mind with Mushrooms.
I have gone to this event in the past and it was very informative & interesting.
I was told I could bring some art - in case there might be a few interested attendees needing some original fungi art! Sure, why not.
It's going to be an exciting day being surrounded by liked minded people - inspiring with new ideas- it's always good. Mental exploration. Just what the Dr. ordered!
I wil have this original piece 'Spores' there framed, for a reasonable price.
Many others are much smaller.
Storm tells me he'll be o.k. 'IF it does not sell, he will store it on "his' wall. lol
What will inspire you today?
What new information will you learn to expand your mind?
Today: Spread your JOY like Mushroom Spores!
With 'MUSH' love,
I am experiencing technical difficulties with e mail - and too busy to figure it out at the moment... if you're trying to reach me- try IG or the phone. ;)
Soon it will be my sons birthday! He never wants anything - so I paint. lol
Storm is also the Foray Director with he MST and since he is, my knowledge of mushrooms has grown increasingly the past few years! As an artist- let me tell you there is hardly such a variety you can find in nature - like a MUSHROOM Foray!
Every shape, color, size & smell imaginable, gills, pores and brackets - found on the ground and high up on a tree - Want to paint an alien creature- FUNGI is it! This past week my favourite new find was a star shaped base of a puffball - it's got the star name in it somewhere.
The mushrooms also wanted to offer a bit of wisdom as well- some fungi fun:
-Start from the ground up! What better way to learn it all?
-Stay well rounded! Try to get along with everyone and see other opinions.
-Be a Fungi! That's a given.
-Have Good Morels. You can't go wrong when you know what way is right.
-Hang out with Friends. Socialize with like minded peeps & chill.
-Be Different! Stand out in a crowd- be unique.
-Love Mush! Keep trying, love mush & love often.
3 days of TLC was spent painting this with my son in mind, actually with many little ones in mind. I think this would be a great poster for kids rooms. Educate & amuse and even teach which are edible - The MOREL! Nom nom...
When I started this peice- I went on a Foray and was approached by someone who appreciates my art (seen on Instagram) and knows of my interest for mushrooms- and I have been invited to this years 9/20 event!! Mapping the Mind with Mushrooms - we attended this event a few years ago and it was incredibly informative - You should go! Mushrooms are being studied as medicine and more. Much like cannabis for centuries many have used mushrooms as helping experiences, some use as end of life treatments because of the peace of mind that can sometimes accompany a psychedelic mushroom experience. I was particularly interested in the discussions regarding mushrooms and "microdosing' which many are trying for depression & PTSD.
I AM no expert! It is why I like to attend such events! - I still won't be an expert - hee hee but I will have more knowledge at the end of the day then when I start.
I been told I could sell some original ART (perhaps even this piece) I've acquired quite the mushrooms portfolio' - some pieces I do sell OFF of Instagram, people send me a message and ask- and sometimes I do part with originals.
My son will be at the www.mycognosis.com/40th-annual-mycological-society-toronto-2017-cain-foray/ 40th Cain Foray in Muskoka - I know it will be an amazing time! & I will be at the mushroom event in the city with my friends Abby and Justin. Abby is also an artist and will have some of her work with mine. This piece is too big for my scanner - so I have to show you in parts - or come to the show and see it in 'realife and learn a thing or two!
Now and next- I hope not!
This cartoon was inspired by a comment made by an Anerican on instagram... It's not just me. What the f*ck is wrong with American right now & their priorities?
How can rallies be held with people wearing T-shirts with Swastikas, carrying torches - shouting hateful profanities about others in public - and this was called 'FREEDOM of Speech'- yet in California they want to prevent Cannabis from being displayed on T-shirts/hats, paraphernalia. Come on. Are you serious?
Yes, they are serious.. I read about it when I was in California. I'm hearing faint whispers of what some fear mongers might hope to see happen here when legalization arrives in a few months.
I can't imagine Canada would ever try to tell each other what we should and should not wear. Clothing is one way to express ourselves. I've seen some T- shirts that I might consider offensive- it's not the T- I find offensive- it's usually the person - and the choice they made to wear a T-shirt that I find offensive... even so- So? It's just a t shirt.
**I just read - this has failed! Yeeeeeye haw! & for exactly the reason I just mentioned FREEDOM of speech!!! The fact that it was discussed and then some- the time, and tax payers dollar- could have been used better else where.
I watched the talks yesterday on cannabis in Cananda -and have much drawing to do- The same was hinted but more so with advertisements- the best was to keep your kids safe- won't be from not letting them wear cannabis related T shirts- it will be if WE educate them on cannabis before hand.
I can't keep up with the cartoons I want to draw.. right now I'm more concerned with all the devastation across the USA. I have one friend in Florida who told me she was frightened, alone and could not leave. I've not heard from her since. ;( I think everyone needs to PULL together. All shades of human will be forced to help each other - and that always brings us closer. United we stand divided we fall... it's not just an American thing.
We watched Terra - again, my 3rd time by the man of my dreams -lol- I like to keep my imagination & curiosity fresh! IF I had a boyfriend he would be focused on saving the world like Yann. Watch it.. think about it. THINK. It's the least we can do- if we don't think we'll never change anything. You will also see the cave art on my list of things to see!
I read: The next bite of food you choose will determine your destiny.
I'm painting it today to put in our kitchen- mind & body & soul- I don't want to eat mindlessly ever again. I want to say thank you for every bite, especially if a body had to give it's life for my nourishment. Thinking about this- has me wanting to deal more with the thoughts of grapes than pigs, hee hee - fruit it is!
So- I will celebrate today- This cartoon does not look it will come true! Thank Goodness!!
Canada- were you paying attention? I hope so- it was just a waste of time. More soon on some of what was just decided OR trying to be decided regarding cannabis in Canada.
& Mushroom art- Mushrooms can save the planet- if we let them. Stay tooned.
It's Curly Bud Pig! Cannabis Pig here for your healing needs.
I was searching cute animals on PIN, hoping to be distracted by a squirrel or two and I found this little Ultra-rare corkscrew Piggy! I never knew they existed, glancing at the image I giggled- although it was not my intent to paint cannabis - this is how it happens. My cannabis painting for the day too easily imagined.
USE your imagination!
End the stigma for this little pig!
Cannabis is a plant.
Safer than many medications available NOW, do your research.
I actually thought it was 'Fake News' but there are all kinds of these curly cuties on PIN and Google! It's easier now to imagine hairy bacon' - therefore I'll eat even less.
Ultra-rare breed.. ultra-rare cannabis strain pig.
for these little curly creatures. :)
Georgia... On My Mind.