Next.. my outcome after a lesson in Sacred Geometry.
With TLC & THC
It's Black Friday. Consumerism is killing us.
More dead birds.. More Oil spills. This one in Nova Scotia- are you AWARE?
Tis the season. Migration season - these birds don't have a chance.
Shop till you drop time..
Forget this postal strike - Go OUT & shop locally! Better yet- make a special gift.
Support your neighbours - imagine the impact that would make on your OWN home town/city.
The impact online shopping is having is already noticeable, especially when it comes to excessive packaging. Noticeably bad for the planet.
We are all responsible for the deaths of each creature.
Is all this "stuff worth it" ?
My next card! Next... Ho Ho Ho
With TLC & THC
Well we finally got busy and sorted out the basement, Storm's moved and we decided NOT to rent out the apt... instead it is my new Studio chill zone! I asked Norm yesterday: before you go to work, please carry down the easel - Today I paint! & that is exactly what happened - I spied a tall canvas - the next thing I knew I had sketched and started painting what I call: HomeGrown Homeboy! Jesus is my home boy & he is thrilled Canada has become legal with cannabis , hopefully ending much unnecessary suffering... over God's medicine.
Happy Jesus - yes he is. Me too!
So much for my Halloween monster.. this painting will take several days- more cannabis than I've painted yet to date & it makes 'ME smile - It makes me want to throw my arms up and say - Thank You for this glorious day & I can't wait to get back to it!!
I 'feel good things in the air- not just witches & goblins ;)
I want to add I made a conscious decision to NOT have my computer, e mail or social media in my studio, radio only... I like many of you WASTE too much previous TIME scrolling when I should be creating. I can be in a GREAT mood & see something on social media and suddenly I'm grumbling... this is me taking back power. Doing what I love, making myself & others happy.
It does have counter space, a tiki island (hee hee) a space to sit and chill, read, consume cannabis - a cannabis bar if you will and pups & paint- who could ask for anything more? BIRD even flew down & spent a few hours- it was priceless. I do have (always) extra canvas & paint for any brave enough to come & joint' me ;) Wear dog friendly clothing and bring snacks!
New art next.. have a peek in my new studio & thanks to Kat of Kats gallery for framing all the original art you see for my own mini Gallery ;) The girls and I love it. lol
with TLC & THC (lots)
WOW!! Pinch yourself!
Let the Growing begin! Mind, Body, spirit & Plants!
I woke up and celebrated even before out of bed - I said: Thank You!
Thank you God Canada is NOW legal for recreational cannabis use, and the lines to purchase are proof it's long been overdue! I thought I'd paint a Canadian image' I have sketched - I became overwhelmed thinking about EVERYONE who has helped in the education of cannabis and the many ways they did! I'm especially grateful to those who battled in court (it must be exhausting) but when you know you are right you should fight! Thanks to ALL who stayed strong and firm with their decision & justification of cannabis use to family & friends, that might have ended relationships due to simple ignorance. NOW many will learn it's not the horror stories you've read about, pay attention to wording'.
I thought too of those who have already passed and used cannabis as their medicine and not here to witness this awesome history today, adults & children.
Today is a day to rejoice - then I realized many people will still have to wait a few days - all purchases with Ontario cannabis stores arrive in the mail BUT *Oh, I seriously laughed out loud when Alexa informed: Canada Post might go on strike - GO figure.
I smoked the normal amount today... it is just another day.
A day with slightly more freedoms and LESS judgement, this is Gods medicine.
Let thy food be thy medicine - you can eat cannabis! TRY - IT's LEGAL! Give thanks! Thank you Justin Trudeau - promise kept - I KNEW you would!!
In my lifetime... hee hee hee.
I can't remember the last time I felt this peaceful, relieved, confident & 'Happy' on too many levels today! My evening is not over.. I'll relax this evening with a joint while watching a movie or two joints even - & I won't have a hang over tomorrow!
No fear mongering allowed!
Be responsible, be nice... be Canadian - what's changed?
Nothing except the wording.
PLEASE never drive when ever you are impaired or distracted by anything (especially cell phones), there are already drivers on the road who are not 'great drivers" without any substance!
IF you are 'that' worried about cannabis & your children - there is no better day that today to have the conversation - chances are it's been discussed on many a playground.
Kids are smarter than we give them credit for most times- tell the TRUTH - not sure Go to the Canadian Government site... smoke a joint. Know the facts.
Now put on some Tragically Hip! It's been one year -since Gord Downie left us - lets Celebrate him all over again - I've no doubts he would be happy about today, Eh!
With TLC & THC!! LEGAL - recreational THC!
* is this not the same as extortion at this point, is it just me? Talk about timing.
Just chilling with my girls on this chilly history changing afternoon... Amen.
Finished painting of Ginger in the garden 2 will be up loaded- when finished! lol
Part One.. 'The Base' or 'fist base' - lol
I needed a new bed. I was sleeping on a 26 year old worn, ripped, stained, the springs could be felt with every roll - it was time - & I decided for smaller bed.
Do you work in bed? I often woke myself up because I'd knock a book or something off my bed at night, drawings, pencils, snacks.. toy for the girls even kibble for 'Mrs. Poppy' -enough - I just need a good sleep. Right? So I started looking for a day bed- I've slept in one several times & had a more than comfortable sleep so why take up the room with another Queen that you don't sleep on? Twin for me BUT... I couldn't find one I liked for under $1300. and even then it still was not what I wanted.. I really liked this:
& EVEN if I could afford the bed- finding it and getting it here would cost me as well - so I decided to design it. I can do this because I live with a very talented carpenter- who happens to be my husband of 26 years & WE still try to live together, work together & make each others lives a little easier for the most part. We certainly know how difficult it has been at times. So I asked 'would you? & he said 'yes*. This is the base below - I can't believe how perfect it is to what I wanted so far! Solid wood with knots & it' glides as is I was playing with the puppy!! & also treated myself to unbelievable sheets, a friend introduced me to GOOD sheets years ago -if you can afford them, I highly recommend it. I like at least 450 thread count - flannel & perfect timing - it was chilly last night. I have stairs for the girls Poppy & Ginger - what a great sleep we had! Daisy on her new dog pillow on the floor.
I can't get over how much room there is with a twin mattress - it's just a mind set- big house, big furniture... 'comfort should always be key. As you get older there might be many reasons you do not want to sleep with your partner - snoring is one of the most common reasons. The arthritis in my hands is so severe if you bump them, even gently (why I don't handshake either) I am jolted awake... even Norm agrees he gets a better sleep now - it was difficult at first - the MINDset' that 'YOU must sleep together' is just that.
SLEEP where YOU sleep best. This was part one.. the sides and back I have to paint.
I'm beyond pleased, I was touched... it really is lovely - wait until you see it finished.
I am very grateful & told him so... he is too - look how much money I saved him! lol
This was work AFTER working all day, and it went together like a puzzle, very well made with TLC - this is 'furniture... one that happens to be calling me now - lol ... come read, come snuggle, dream of what your drawing next!
Thank you to Norm - * this was fate- when he agreed to make my bed- he didn't have anything else to make really.. after I gave him my drawings & said I'd patiently wait a week (hee hee) he got an order for #20, 6 foot coffins.. which he loves building, 'Toe Pinchers'..
I looked at him and reminded: Nothing gets done until my bed.
Now I'll take my time with the rest of the design and let him build his coffins in peace.
I'll let him Rest in Peace.. hahaha for now.
Back to cannabis cards - next!!
With TLC & THC
Today I painted a Halloween tiki! Yesterday a garden tiki.. the day before a pink passionate love filled tiki! I can't get enough.. I put a piece of wood down, turn up the music, get my girls settled, spark a joint and let my imagination & pencil run wild! YeeeeeHeeeee! I love painting these Tiki!! I laugh at myself - I was determined to paint a canvas a day- who knew it was tiki Time? They are more fun that canvas imo, I currently have 3 hanging in my bedroom! I wake up, look over & smile - WAKE up to another CREATIVE day!! Happy to be Alive - Blessed that I get to stay home with my dogs, paint ART that makes me and others SMILE & laugh, I don't know what else I could want - well, perhaps the same thing on a few acres in up North in my own studio.. How will I pack the bluejay? ;)
Norm's got the 'Tiki fever' - like it or not- lol - I think he likes it- he laughs every time he see's a finished tiki - loved the 'first custom' - he remarked I really "caught the look & feel" of the male tiki in it. I'm glad because after he works all day - he comes home to cut out Tiki! lol & he is building a Tiki Hut display booth! Why not? It reminds me of TY booth days gone by... currently on #17 tiki -but that includes my other 'Tiny Tiki - "Hook-Em-Eh!" they are called.. what a hit! IF you show up the TWTIKI booth you can 'try before you buy.'
We played on the weekend with Storm and had several giggles - I KNOW they will go.
I'll be loading the video on Instagram any day of my first Purple passion "Hook-Em-Eh!" DEMO- hee hee . These TWTiki are NOT work.. they started with a funny idea, I am truly enjoying creating, thinking, giggling and excited to CREATE each one.. pure pleasure.
That & I realize I'm not thinking about any bullshit or *anyone.
I'm doing what I am meant to be doing.
The official name is : TINI Weenie Tiki '
;D Can you guess why?
I decided to have fun & a giggle with my first Tiki- called "the Shaman" I can not get the Shaman out of my mind for some reason- he's about to do BIG things... history changing. You 'meet' him here NOW! I wasn't sure what to paint 'when at that area' - should I paint 'a leaf' to make it 'kid friendly' - and I realized - NO- that is part of the problem. Men have penises- fact- we must talk about them and teach kids what is acceptable & not acceptable as soon as possible to avoid any problems in life. Help eliminate #metoo for our young children before they can say... #metoo. What better way yo educate than with FUN- and creating an opportunity for conversation - kids will think it's just 'simply funny '- because they are.
Sure enough when I finally showed Storm after painting the 6th, my own son said: "Do they have to have a penis??" LOL! (eye roll) so - you can thank him for the added detail of the TiniWeenieTiki Skirts - more fun! hee hee hee - if you don't want anyone to see the 'tiniweenie - don't tell them! Leave the skirt on- I'm not showing any TiniWeenies here! Hee hee hee - if you want to see you have to come see them in person. ;)
They will be seen on my 'Tree Videos' - how I'll be introducing them on IG.
'I'll paint a tini weenie penis on this tiki & ALL of them - to remind us we are all human and not to let our TINI Weenie rule our big heads. Male & female. The next thing I knew a complete tiki sat in front of me - from wood to Tiki - it took Norm minutes to cut it for me & he also paints the backs black & applies hardware & clear coats them to protect them should they be hung outside- but i don't reccomend it- they will get ruined in time - unless you hang them in a sheltered area- like in a covered tiki bar. These Tiki are good to go -
Hang in your front entrance hall to welcome your guests or in your bedroom to wake each day with a smile - I know.
The tiki who need one also come with a Tini Weenie Tiki Skirt - detailed with fun mementos (Provided by the clients for custom) I wire on to each one- SO- only the owner knows whats under that little grass skirt! Is it a big weenie or a TINI Weenie- No matter - you seen one you seen them all! It's just a Tini Weenie... no matter, everyone who looks at them smile- and then you cans see as their faces follow it down from top to bottom - a giggle escapes at the awareness of the tiniweenie. It's all about fun.
AS I create I sing, pray & play with the girls & I 'bless' (Ginger took her first dip) every Tiki & as I tie on the tiki skirt - The LAST detail in one of many - I touch that Tini Weenie & tell EACH Tiki:
Maker others Laugh!
Teach Only Love for that is what you are little tiniweenietiki.. created out of love.
#2 - I named "Tokem Tiki" to celebrate legalization!!
Theres also a mushroom tiki, LSD tiki, couples tiki & more! Come see my tiki!
Next Saturday - The painted perch in Jacksons point.
Aug 11, 2018 - 12:00pm to 05:00pm
The Painted Perch Festival is a celebration of our perch fishing which brings residents and visitors into our core to enjoy music, games, food, vendors, and our shops - while showcasing the talents of local artists, young and old, in multiple mediums. Vote for your favorite fish. You decide the winners!
Come for the art, stay for the fun!
Maybe you'll see me too. Maybe not...
I might be painting Tiki.
Wit TLC & THC
Made in Canada Eh!:
Professional Quality Acrylic paint on solid Pine board, coated with a clear protective coat for interior/exterior placement. Interior is recommended or sheltered'.
Painted Black on the back. Each is Signed, numbered & two hooks attached - ready to HANG! Each *full body TINIWEENIETIKI comes with a tiki skirt.
Females Tiki come with Bra & Skirt.
Custom tiki take 2 to 4 weeks delivery
Even the custom 'TINIWEENIETIKI Tags' are hand painted with TLC & THC!
*Added cost for custom Tiki's *non-refundable deposit taken at time of order.
*Added cost for Packaging ($30.00 custom made cardboard box with protective holders)
BOX Not included. Not needed IMO if just 'driving home.' ;)
*Added cost for Shipping or delivery - $ depends on location shipped.
*No added Fees if you Pick it up from the Studio*
Prices *start at $60.oo & up for all original art. Tikis take 2 to 4 weeks for delivery.
Sizes are varied the smallest is 3 feet tall. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Wait Until you meet TOKEM! 3 feet tall & up- several sizes.
I went to bed last night grumpy to say the least.. but I woke up to my girls snuggled in (look at the baby) *Ginger (like the spice) I think is her name! She made me laugh before I was even awake. Amen. & in my fit of anger yesterday productiveness arose - I CLEANED & rearranged my bedroom with Norms assistance... it's a good thing- to get busy when angry- occupy your mind. It's always good to occupy your mind with creativity - it's why I do it. ;)
Still upset about the bluejays.. I was mad at myself for the 'Drunks' remark too.
It is what it is. I know all too well how alcohol destroys families and lives - literally.
I have witnessed it first hand on too many occasions my entire life.. so it's 'Why' I do try to tolerate stuff, I understand 'they were drunk' and probably have regrets themselves the next day - so' we let it go' - well, I do unless YOU are directly in my life - I have no tolerance for getting drunk, or being around those who do any longer, sorry.
I realized I have 'PTSD' regarding alcohol. It was a lightbulb moment - many do.
I just have to 'hear' a drunk and I get a terrible feeling my guy, I don't care if they are happy drunks - I've known to many who have "switched" from happy to raging with the sip of a cocktail. I abhor alcohol - so much so 'others' make me not want to even have one drink. Ask any adult 'NOW' of an abusive alcoholic parent - if they know the "slur". I can hear a drunks slur a mile away and avoid them like the plague. You know that slur- because it was a warning sign to run & hide- shit is about to get real. So - add bird shooting to the mix and it got bad. Then I remember the little boy who use to make me laugh - running around the backyard famous for not wearing any swimsuit & his mom yelling at him! Cracked me up every time. What happened to that kid? I know alcohol played a big part in that families suffering & still does - like it does in far too many families. You get to know your closest neighbours when you live beside them for over 25 years - like it or not sometimes. I still like ALL my neighbours - because I KNOW we all struggle.
I will NOT & do not tolerate bullshit, I think they all know this from hearing me & Norm over the years - it is what it is... I have 8! 8 houses that back onto my back yard, you know our backyard is big and our own personal oasis - WE HAVE WORKED hard at it & still do- last night thinking - sleepless (I KNOW WHY) I was angry thinking all but 3 houses have small children. ALL all backyards I can see - the force that that projectile - BULLET (a rose by any other name is still a rose) smacked the tree - I heard it RIP through the bark- OMG - seriously it would terrify & harm if not kill child. Stupider things happen all the time - next thing a person being a dick killing a bird is going jail for manslaughter.
Now, every time I hear the bluejays I panic - put out nuts before the shooter gets his gun.
I won't - I can't I have to go on and OUT - Paint TIKI & pray no more birds will be killed.
My twitch was so bad yesterday - there are days I feel like going to emergency to say "KNOCK me out for a few hours, please. " BUT I don't - I LIVE with IT, I'm learning to say- HEY! I know why your twitch is TERRIBLE today, go easy, go get rest, go focus on good stuff like the puppy & Poppy.
Norm is happier & grateful now that he has had time to think and did thank me for realizing that the salesman > @ TORONTO QUALITY MOTORS< (btw) was ripping us OFF & had blatantly lied about several issues - BUYER BEWARE. Norm is getting a brand new truck, & I am very happy for him, really - he's never had a 'new' vehicle in his lifetime- & I do NOT know another guy who works as hard as he does - it's that simple. God has provided (as does Norm & his boss - hee hee - I am very fond of Norms boss - very grateful for him in our lives) life is good, I'm excited for him - and me & Storm. Made me laugh - he has hooked up a new surveillance camera for the driveway all of the sudden... The truck across the street was broken into a few times. I have forgiven, if I thought he would read it I would gift my neighbour the book - 'The genius of birds' - It's facinating, on my bedside table. I was thinking... IF I had control of this situation - I would say: You shot a bird, now you have to stay in this cell (with food) & read (NO computer, no luxuries) this book. Once the book is done - I'll ask you questions on every chapter- when I was convinced the entire book was read - they could go free. Isn't that a GREAT idea?
I also realized something that concerned me- I was so frightened - i called 911. lol- I was in bed last night LOL- ..
911 -'911 - what is your emergency?"
me -"theres been a shooting!"
911 - "was anyone hurt?"
me - "a BLUUJAY! "
It didn't go like that- but I did call 911 because I was shaking, then ;( I couldn't remember my right side & left side - couldn't speak properly & had to make her aware I had a brain injury- as I was aware I did. I realized right away- iI should not have called 911 but the 'georgina police' and tried to state this when I was just calling over a bird - BUT, she could hear it I guess in my voice & she was AWESOME, lovely, kind & calmed me down and explained - it was o.k., she could infact help me.. & it was all going to be looked after, I had nothing to worry about.
She also told me it was illegal for a few reasons.
I have to say, I love Canadian police. Im looking forward to seeing super troopers 2- to see the mountie & USA thing. I love mounties!! If I eve get to meet one up close - I'll beg for a selfie. ;) I know people have had some bad encounters but I have only ever had good. I am very grateful for them and believe we SHOULD NEVER put them all in the same basket - for ever bad cop we read about there are far more good.
New cannabis art NEXT!!
with TLC & THC
It's still tiki time... the reason I started to paint the tiki is simple - I was sore, stiff from sitting at my desk all day- determined to paint outside & enjoy the weather & 'BE' in nature. I was walking by Norms storage area - saw the tall lovely boards and grabbed one - that was the beginning. The first tiki I called the 'shaman' - *all my tiki have a little funny twist (I think so anyhow).. I'm at 9 tiki now- including my own personal tiki -painted for daily motivation - It's been perfect - well almost*.
I rise with the birds - go outside - lite a mosquito trap as they are hungry in the morning, make coffee, get a bit of breakfast then the girls and I are outside ALL day painting peacefully in the back yard! It's working too- a friend visited recently and she said "you look better" - it's because I don't have time for bullshit when I happily painting tiki to make me & others smile. No time for Donald dramatics, cannabis will soon be legal - let's focus on all that will go right for a while, even my cannabis painting are anticipating good times- imagining all who will grow- become closer to the plant & more educated in general- ending stigma & more.
Most of the time painting I don't even have on any music, I love listening to the different chirps', bugs, pond, waterfall & of course the bluejays. I have babies at my feeder just learning to squeak - not yet Squak! Birds are on decline around the world - I've noticed fewer bluejay and attributed it to them possibly just moving around - that is -until Friday.
Friday while outback painting -I heard the bluejay, watched them at my feeder- and suddenly I heard a kinda soft pop and a "smacking noise" could hear the bird in mid squak - DID I just hear what I think I heard?
Did some one just shoot a blue jay?
I knew EXACTLY where it came from & sure enough just as looked over the mother of the house (I can see them from my deck) came outback and I heard her ask 'did you get it?' *YOU FUCKING bitch - You are aware of this bullshit & ALLOW it?
She was 'hushed' then - I guess they knew I was listening as I stood up and looked over as soon as it happened. I was in shock- so much so I told my self 'JUST paint- do not think about it..' So much happening the pup, vehicle shopping, tiki show coming up - I actually forgot.
Yesterday, while painting- I didn't have the radio on... listening to the birds again, the dogs all around me sleeping (thank goodness - lol - break time) I sat to paint, keep in mind my deck is raised higher than anyones - Norm build it, it's awesome (of course) another outdoor room - so I can see more than most. I sat to paint for a break, we also have privacy screens all around so you could not see me... & then - that POS did it again.
This time the CRACK of the bullet smacking the bark (very close to us) was so loud - Poppy fell of the chair, Daisy and the other dogs including the pup all jumped! All the birds at the feeder took off ! The bluejay SQUAKED! I don't think was hit 'this time'. It was so loud my heart was racing - it was terrifying! NO doubts this time of EXACTLY where & what it was.
After it happened I watched and saw no movement- that's because I flew off my chair from fear- and he realized I was there- I RAN up to my upstairs bathroom - jump on the toilet and looked out the window- best clear view- and I saw the USELESS POS get up then and sneak back into the house, closing the screen every so quietly - I SAW YOU, fucking useless piece of crap - who does this? I know - miserable, nasty, people with nothing better to do - no life goals, no ambition - petty DRUNKS who probably can't stand the bluejays with their constant hangovers. Every time they are drunk (every holiday) screaming until all hours, countless times over the years the police have visited them. I know they are reading this, so - KNOW this you worthless piece of crap- I will fucking report you every time. I will be outside with the bluejays & I will have my camera on every time they are around & I hope you go to fucking jail where you belong.
The ignorance is astounding, completely selfish. It's illegal to SHOOT an air rifle in a subdivision - BUT YOU KNOW that too you sneaky fucker, don't you. YOU were caught.
NOT to mention there are so many small kids, the backyard behind me is a daycare- clearly this asshole doesn't give a fuck about anything but himself & as for the 'mom' ... I heard you - NO shock here. Miserable drunks with nothing better to do but sit around and shoot bluejays. I'm sure anyone reading this in the vicinity knows exactly who I'm talking about.
Why shouldn't they know what you are really like?
Do you think this is a joke?
It's not, this sort of person thinks they above everyone else, what if he decides your dog is barking too much?
It is a criminal offence to wilfully and without lawful excuse kill, maim, wound, poison or injure a bird, or for anyone to cause or permit unnecessary pain, suffering or injury to a bird. Both wild and domestic birds are protected. Enforcement of criminal offences related to birds is the responsibility of the police and humane societies. The penalty is a fine of not more than $2000 or to imprisonment for six months or both.
All I'm trying to do is paint in peace, listen to the birds, enjoy my backyard, enjoy the sunshine, painting tiki to make others smile - what about you asshole how do you contribute to the world? Oh yeah...
With TLC & THC
BTW - I've also reported you to the Canadian National bird society.
Georgia... On My Mind.