with tlc & thc
26 years Norm & I have been married, yesterday.
We actually had dinner, I got roses & we cheered each other - with a look of surprise more than anything. BUT we did cheer, that's more than I can say for the past few years.
Norm & I have reached a mutual agreement it appears.
We have had a lot of time to talk.. discuss especially since Storm moved and it's a different dynamic around here.
We have reached an agreement it appears on several issues.
There's no way you can live 26 years with someone and not get on each others nerves from time to time but with me being able to now get away more often, either to visit my son or with traveling (which I'm getting excited for again), visits to nature - this is my life how it is NOW. Our backyard is like an oasis, bird habitat - I like all my neighbours, I love how the dogs all run out and say 'hello to each other'. I love hearing kids laughing, playing OUTSIDE. One little girl the other day cracked me up as She was trying to get dads attention: Dada, dada, dada, dada dada - lol Storm use to do this also when little: Mom, Mom, Mom ,mom, mom, mommy mom, mom.. it made me laugh every time.
I have surrendered to it - this medical thing- I'm embracing it. I LOVE it! I has made me STRONG! Taught me to say FUCK OFF! & given me strength to stand up for what I believe in and *stand ALONE if I must! So be it!
If anyone would not "want 'to be SEEN" with me... it speaks VOLUMES about them, doesn't it. What a powerful gift that is. Pbbbbbht - They should be so lucky.
BUT - I'm going in a new direction, done 'chasing' anything, anyone...
it's all about creating from NOW on.
I painted a new moto for my desk: Fuck it, Chuck It, Own it.
Fuck it: all that causes me stress, I don't need others 'crap'... OR stuff - I got all I NEED.
Chuck it: Good bye STUFF, guilt, past- stay where you belong.
I don't need excess crap any and 'stuff to DUST' - I will surround myself with love & experience. Lovely = People & things.
OWN it: If I want it- I'll get it! Taking what I deserve hands wide open. ;) LOVE
Creating work that inspires! Make other smile- I gotta say -I'm sorry I can NOT sell my TIKIs- They are making laugh OUT loud- no drugs needed! I can't stop - I'm on #4 and will make a TIKI fence- a rainbow of TIKI! If someone wants one, they will make me an offer I can't refuse or I will have them to enjoy myself with friends & family.
I am thankful.
Big changes are on the way..
We are both very happy for Storm, he's doing well & enjoying himself- we visited again on the weekend it takes some getting use to mentally & physically', he's happy & his apartment is very nice, he's having the adventure of his life. At this point I'm NOW enjoying the 'creative quiet' - I'm diving in. He's on his own path, now.
So we have made some decisions. Who knows what tomorrow brings?
Exciting news to reveal soon...
Wait until you see my Tiki's..
Next.. A little Alice in Wonderland.
With TLC & THC
The girls and I are sure getting good use of the pool this year - today we swam - all in before 9. a.m., and we'll end this day with a late night swim to watch the fireworks!
Happy Canada Day!
I was hoping Canada would be celebrating with legal cannabis - expected today - but there not to much longer of a wait... not that I'm waiting, we've been legal medical patients for years -thank God. There is much to celebrate - all the same.
Canada is the most beautiful lush county in the world, imo & if we have learned anything lately it's: Canadians care.
It's record temperatures, hotter than Egypt - who needs to travel? There many activities and fireworks planned all over Canada- the girls and I will be watching from the comfort of our backyard. Did you know Winnie the Pooh is Canadian - the Black bear the story is based on a black bear from Canada. (I wished he had been left in Canada..) Pooh has the capacity to make you feel good. There a new Pooh movie expected out this year - it looks sweet is- animated amazingly, I will watch. I hope you like my little version of Winnie - he was a black bear so.. and of course he sits at the edge of a cannabis field- with medicated honey- I love medicated honey! Soon you can make your own. Try it! Here's a couple of different suggestions to make honey. I put it in my slow cooker with cannabis and let it sit 48 hours on low.. It's worked for me.
Today, I'll celebrate Canada day giving thanks for being born in this beautiful county and all it represents... too much to mention & in a few months Canada will have more to celebrate - being the biggest country in the world to lead by example with legalizing Cannabis & putting an end - finally - to reefer madness - hopefully around the world.
Have a Safe, Cool Canada Day!
Cheers!! Or whatever you do - do it responsibly & we won't have any complications.
With TLC & THC
It's officially summer... perfect time for a summer vacation - break.
Summer & just over 100 days to cannabis legalization, every time you turn around your reading about it, I have an abundance of material. I'm going to try to focus on positive when it comes to cannabis art & keep it currently Canadian. I highly recommend the Cooking On High - on netflix.
I'm tired of Trump.
Everyday I feel more drawn into the hate that swirls around everything Trump... sucking me down into a spiral of hopelessness for America. I get very heavy hearted thinking about my american friends (I've met so many over the years, sent so many past cards... I'm sorry, frig the last thing I want to do is add to your misery at the moment, (I am afraid for you) I get why I am so pissed off... I care. I can't turn on the TV & forget what's happening. I don't understand how any sane person can support him and all his evil.. he has me fearful for Americans, let alone the rest of the world. What do you do about it?
We are BOMB barded with his antics & lies - daily & hourly. I am TUNING OUT.
I'm taking a social media break - Todays post on IG will the the last for a few weeks if not longer - we'll see. I've set up my camera again and am working on some time-lapse art lessons. The one I posted -- sorry BTW, I can't load it onto my computer - if you want to see it it's on my IG account- which is currently private because I like to check out everyone if I can & 'accept all'. It's a vid our cat and I was trying out some new gold paint - OMGouache! It makes me tingle with excitement. https://www.instagram.com/georgia.toons/ so you will be see more of these when I resume. I do know they will help some learn how to paint- as This is how I have learned & still have much learning to do.
The past 3 weekends I've spent completely alone, no speaking, no socializing.. painting and peace. I get up at 5, nap, eat, watch what I want, go to bed when I'm beat and don't argue with anyone but the girls as they all stare me down while I try to enjoy a bite... or Bird when he goes on a squeaking tangent for attention - a "Bird! Knock it off You little Feathered F*...!" - He does, I giggle and he swipes a smack at my head in a "fly bye'.
I feel I don't know how to live with 'others it seems at this point.
& do feel all I seem to do is make everyone angry, when I try to talk about current events- I'm told -I'm depressing. It is depressing. What are we to do? I don't believe turning blind eye helps, I can't 'be amused' by the current movie just released. God has a purpose for me - it is to draw, I know this not because of my cool name ;), & no, I don't literally hear God speak to me, not even on 'drugs'. I know this because it is what I love to do above all else and seem to do best -it calms my brain & lifts my heart. I know this because people are touched when I share my art with them, especially when they do realize I don't want anything in return, I have forgotten who has got what over the past 10 years - the brain thing meant to happen, I can't possibly keep track... all I know is it is when I feel LOVE in my own heart is when I share something special with someone thought my painting, cards, cartoons, crafts. My art seems to make people 'feel' & it's NOT all about feeling good.
A lot of time for Reflection
The next few weeks posts will be mostly images & few words.
I won't be showing my finished art - only hints of what I'm currently working on while trying to avoid any Trumpinsania Mania. The next few weeks I'm pulling a 'Monet's Garden -he painted in his own garden, surely I can find as much in mine. Everything is NOW on the verge of blooming and I'm going to paint one canvas every day by the grace of God. Acrylic - all sizes, gouache as well.
I'm pulling a Monet so I don't feel like a Van Gogh I just want to be Georgia'.
In many ways like Georgia... without the younger man, It's such a true statement (in the article) - it was o.k. for all those OLD ARTIST men - like Picasso (who raped a 17 year old)
BUT not for Georgia. Will double standards ever cease to exist?
Thank you for your continued support... you know who you are.
With TLC & THC
Ashes to ashes.. I call it this because I smoked a lot of cannabis while painting it and it's about life... the cycle of life. Change, growth - progression. October 17th has been chose as the date Canada will officially legalize recreational cannabis in Canada - the anniversary of Gord Downies death... awesome - a day we all felt loss now will change into a day to celebrate with a joint (as Gord did many times) listening to great Canadian music- feeling 'free" & hopefully happier.
Justin Trudeau said he would legalize cananbis in Canada & he has done that #promisekept I choose to celebrate, after already reading some negative comments from activist- it has me thinking- What DO you want? It's never going to be good enough for some people- is this because they enjoy drama? I don't know.. I don't care, focus on the all that will continue to go right - it's a step in the RIGHT direction - on a massive scale -I've yet to hear anyone discuss.
Canada is only the second country in the world -- and the first G7 nation -- to implement legislation to permit a nationwide marijuana market. In the neighboring US, nine states and the District of Columbia now allow for recreational marijuana use, and 30 allow for medical use. With legalization will come realization- education and it's going to make it difficult for these countries who STILL severely PUNISH people over cannabis. Time, it all does take time. At least the world is talking about it- which is something compared to what we witnessed only 10 years ago, 5 even... how many of you said never in my lifetime will canabis be legalized- well isn't that hopeful in itself!? YES. Miracle do happen... in time I have no doubts Justin will also deal with those already incarcerated and possibly have records for past minor cannabis offences -dismissed.
Just yesterday someone said to me " I heard cannabis is legal.. some will abuse it"
My reply: Yes some will just as Alcohol has been available for decades and many ABUSE it with far more deadly consequence - proven too many times over... at least those who "do" abuse cannabis won't end up dead from an overdose.
Isn't this all we should really be concerned about? ***No one should ever operate a vehicle impaired by anything - especially the most deadly culprit going NOW - Your cell phones.
I later thought- it's a mindset and like legalization - it's going to take time to change.
Celebrate, more will be introduced to a safer high.
Children will be educated on cannabis, parents will grow it at home, teach it is a PLANT.
Cannabis will be grown & eaten fresh! You won't get high - only healthier - juice it!
Cannabis will be free to be discovered in kitchens across Canada!
It is anticipated- Alcohol consumption will go down! Here's hoping.
Less alcohol hangovers - less people calling in sick for work... date rape - on cannabis.. I've yet to hear about a woman not being able to say NO when just high.
The Canadian economy will flourish - new business is being created at this very moment.
Money from Cannabis collected by our Gov- will benefit is countless ways- just look at other examples.
Sure a few are going to get very rich- that's just how it goes, why should it be any different with cannabis, there will still be court cases - it takes time. Marketing, it's going to change in about 3-5 years this will all be sorted and it won't be a big deal going to the store to buy some bud - IF it's available.. from what I'm reading, hearing- the demand will be HIGH - it's expected the "pot shops"are going to run out - let's wait & see.
Last night I played with Daisy and her Aerobie on the front lawn- what a beautiful evening.. I was able to do this because I smoked a joint (2) ON my front lawn.. I AM legal, Cannabis is my medicine & I AM proud of it. I puffed to a greener future.
I puffed to an awakening on a massive scale... I puffed to thank God for how it has saved our lives and eased my sons pain.
I'm not worried about running out because I have a very talented grower looking after me... My grower loves me & I him - hee hee - most people love their growers, there's that too - Canada is going to GROW - Canada is going to become one of the best in the world (already is) with Cannabis. Canadians CAN grow - legally- how smart is that? Because they can grow legally- they will do it right, no need to hide. As for all this crap about homegrown fear mongering still - our own health minister said it- it's the same as making wine or brewing your own beer at home- only this is GROWING PLANTS- Who doesn't already grow plants? My house is full. It's a petty argument and these will be the first court battles I think we will see - it is a HUMAN right. Those who will grow well above the limit, sell to those they should not.. they will still be arrested - it's their CHOICE.
It's OUR choice... October 17. 2018
What stage are you at in your life? Egg, caterpillar, pupa or butterfly?
Change has come... give thanks.
Be grateful, thankful... or don't - that is a choice too.
I've recently discovered this Japanese artist on Twitter..
His work displays how many of us feel at times during our lives & it's not always enjoyable these are some powerful images.
It has inspired me to work on some drawings of my own.
It's a way to deal with the issues and educate - doing what I do best.... drawing.
Painting can also be part of a specific healing process, I'm not sure about other artists but once it's OUT on paper it's out of my mind and life goes on.. I guess a drawing purge of sorts. I drew countless images over the years afraid to show them- not realizing how many would actually 'relate to my drawings. We are not so different.
Maybe that reason alone is helpful for those who can't put into words what they are experiencing.
Viewers be warned. It won't be your usual bear, sloth work.
Tomorrows painting is titled: Dear Anthony, I get it.
Ending on positive note.. my son visited yesterday (with Burger priest for lunch) to do laundry and an oil change, it was nice to just sit in the driveway while he worked, the girls on the front lawn as we all listened to city adventures. I can hear the appreciation for the best of both worlds Storm has at the moment. Daisy was thrilled and laid more of a guilt trip on him when he was getting ready to leave that I do! LOL It's good to be loved.
With TLC & THC
A friend sent me an e mail showing my website BLOCKED in the USA (New York)
Reason given Category : Abused Drugs.
This is what is happening in America right now.
Have you seen the new documentary on Netflix about Social media & privacy?
How the CIA is breaking down doors of 12 year olds and putting tourists in jail for posting derogatory remarks about Trump?
You will only be shown what they want you to see.
Where is democracy going?
Something happened I did not expect.. I knew I would be happy when Cannabis finally became legal but happy - doesn't quite cut it- I Am FUCKING ELATED!
I CAN'T FUCKING BELIEVE IT!!
If Justin Trudea was here I would be hanging off his neck (are you reading this Crusty?) thanking him and hugging him and trying not to squeeze the life out of him - like Agnes with the Unicorn in 'Despicable me... Thank You Justin! Thank you for realizing above all else how Cannabis prohibition (drug prohibition) is harming Canadians because of unjust laws. Thank you for letting Canadians decide how we should be able to enjoy ourselves. Thank you for ending the insanity of cannabis prohibition and setting an example for the rest of the world to witness and hopefully follow.
* My son reminds me "it's not officially legal but it is unstoppable..." now we just need the date, and that won't be long now.. a few weeks?
I read over and over again- of course a few politicians -still fear mongering, still stalling- the Conservative government - would have found a million excuses and kept sending our youth to jail - I would now like to see convictions overturned for cannabis offences- especially for simple offences like being busted for personal use. I read so much my minds still swimming - the sense of relief you have no idea.. of course a little wave of 'I told you so..' is there too. I told you so... In our life time.
The Sun, the moon & the truth- Cannabis is not what we have been led to believe for decades. Yes, I've lost friends & family over cannabis arguments - sadly countless have- especially between parents and children (young adults)...
Suddenly I don't feel as mush as a 'loss' as a 'CLEANSE'. Good riddance.
Anyone who judges you over your personal use of cananbis - especially medically - speaks volumes about them. Every time I read "we need more education" - I actually chuckle- It's ALL we have been reading about as Canadians for over a year easily & lets face it - we ALL should be somewhat responsible NOW for ourselves and for educating our OWN children on cannabis - the resources are abundant.
Yes, there will be problems, a few more hurdles- like marketing, products, dispensaries.. - a few humans will mess up- IF you try cannabis & it's not for you - duh- don't use it. How difficult is that - some people just don't get it- they will consume cannabis & drink alcohol, they do now.. will Canada wake up stoned and everyone start to get hight all the time - no, life will go on as is because we all still have bills to pay, lives to live and a purpose to fulfil. After the realization finally set in- I found myself losing all feelings anger I've had... with legalization come realization and who can ask for anything else?
Yesterday was one of the most peaceful days I've experienced in years.. napping outdoors - I woke feeling new hope about cannabis in Canada.
Recently on IG - I 'unfollowed' anyone that had anything to do with cannabis- for a few reasons, mostly because when I'm missing my son- seeing all his/our friends only makes me miss him more, it's a constant reminder when I'm trying to focus on other issues. It has me wondering how does anyone break up in a relationship in this day with social media?! It would be harder to do and to move on.. & then I feel forlorn because it's all people I truly like (& care about) and have to re-follow. Ha, so those I unfollow and re follow - I really like you.. hahaha, ahhhh social media. We all have bigger issues to be concerned with. I'm sorry, I simply do what I feel works best... it's not always the case in hindsight.
Now we need to focus on All that will continue to go right Canada - CELEBRATE!
This is for Justin.. thank you.
Canada is a Moose. A moose on the loose in a cannabis garden star gazing while grazing.
Thank You Canada - for ending the insanity!
With TLC& THC
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
"Not in my lifetime will I see cars that self drive..." I heard someone remark recently
& thought: REALLY? Because... I'm pretty sure a self driving car just hit & killed someone.
Not in this lifetime will I see a woman president... some say - I beg to differ.
Not in this lifetime will I see world hunger end - I pray I'm wrong.
One "not in this lifetime will I see.." I heard several times- especially about 10 years ago when Storm started using cannabis as his medicine at 15. & I started to educate my family & friends on Cannabis - I would hear:
"Not in this lifetime will we see cannabis legalized"
As you might be aware.. this caused me great added stress, sadness & anger... when I use to care what others thought and tried to defend my sons 'use of cannabis', but soon realized & I learned quickly - if you cared about me & my son- and his pain, what he was dealing with - you didn't give a fuck about the Cannabis - you supported US & I am grateful - you know who you are. What a journey this has been.
In less than 2 months Cannabis will become legal in Canada. I'm pretty sure I'll still be alive when it happens. hee hee God willing. Will I call up a few and say:
I TOLD YOU SO! Mother fuckers (yes, I think it from time to time still) lol
No. I won't have to... they will know. I told you. How about an apology?
No. Don't worry about it - no apologies needed because your opinion then taught me long ago not to give a fuck what you think. What I know NOW is this, this is common for many, just yesterday a friend was telling what relief he feels now with cannabis becoming legal 'made to feel like a pot head in the past by family'- what is it with family - thinks they can say shit and you'll just take it.
Not I. Probably why very few family speak to me. lol So be it.
With legalization will come education. Thank God.
Amen. I say Amen because it is Jesus who I have talked to, cried and begged for understanding - understanding every time someone said something hurtful - didn't believe us, condemned my choice as a mom for allowing Storm to use cannabis as his medicine - had it not been for Jesus - I would have been lost and lonely long ago., instead I've thrived in my heart & with my art & my beliefs in this plant.
So.. for all those that never thought you'd see cannabis legal in 'our' lifetime - here's a Unicorn to go with! I bet you never thought you'd see one of them either! Saddle up! Cannabis is coming Canada! Hee Hee Hee -YEE HAW!
You are forgiven.. it has been amusing seeing you proven you wrong & I am happy you are still alive.
Wit TLC & THC
Georgia & family - including our animals ...
who are more loving & understanding than some 'human family.
& then I woke up to a giant snail in my living room from my friend Justin! LOL
I just knew it's going to be an awesome day.
It was the ULTIMATE 'snail mail' - as it just appeared.
Georgia... On My Mind.