Acrylic on canvas 6 x 6.
I'm exploring colour.
I had an editorial make it into the local paper... yay!
& Nugget is growing like a weed.
Lot's to paint!
Much inspiration on the tiny farm.
Remember when Pinocchio grew ears and a tail!? I was horrified, lol I think that's why I never smoked or even tried as a kid, really. It stuck with me that mental image. Now, I think Pinnicchio was smoking more than he realized. Or perhaps inthe waves waiting for the whale he popped a tab... something to help him with the transformation trauma.
Have you shown your little one Pinocchio? I'm watching it later this rainy afternoon.
The wood stoved passed with flying colors- RED! I knew it would, Norm installed it.
When we bought this house the old fireplace had to be removed and replaced.
I choose completely different from the existing as it opened up the house.
We did 'splurge' on the fireplace, it heats the entire house & sits in the middle of it, viewable from almost everywhere. My brother remarked - Norm will need help! He won't get that in by himself.. Phhhbt. Doubters.
No comment, then or now... I know what Norm is capable of - more than Norm.
I call it "ninja moves, Norm does stuff and I don't even see him! It can be small or big - the other day I was panting & before I knew it - the fireplace was in the living room & ready to LITE! Yee Haw! He even flipped the giant rock it sits on - that's brains for you - over braun.
The inspector showed up Sunday- gave us the approval & remarked - 'Amazing job. FYI (in Canada) IF you don't get a licenced person to SIGN off when you change your fireplace, your insurance company can & will deny payment if you have a fire. Do it.
We are thrilled with this investment', it's fire engine red, until it gets hot then it turns a deep burgendy. The viewing area is huge but the efficancy is beyond efficant! It has 2 warming shelves since I used the last for cooking I knew what I was hoping for, the 'top load' is a cook plate! Glove (slipper) warmers and red cast iron dragons as detaills. It's damp today so we lit it and in 10 minutes we are walking around in shorts. Not only is it stunning to look at not lit - lol - but lit, Oh my! I also am amazed with how differently it does burn, long and slow & bigger log mean: NO MORE GETTING UP in the middle of the night! Brutal in -40 mornings. hahaha & I can easily heat my house to wear short & T this winter, if I want, bring on the blizzards!!! Ginger absolutely adores the new fireplace, can you tell?
Below you will see the photos and how it changes colour. I highly recommend it, we purchased it from Mason House in Georgina.
* I have to add Norm said: You picked that fireplace & said we would be putting it in our new house, before we even saw this new house & it is PERFECT for this red house. ;)
I thank God, with every match, every single time I lite it - out loud.
The fuel is free.. in the backyard. It's also work.
I ask all guests' who express a desire to visit, especially in cooler months...
Can you use a chainsaw? I think, it discourages some. Good.
Chop Wood & Carry Water. How we live. Don't like it - don't visit.
Time to finish my 'BLUE Queen of Algonquin Highlands' & tell you about the amazing Canadian FEMALE artist who 'use' to live on this hill! After I sit by the fire & snuggle my girls and watch Pinnicchio with a hot chaga tea & fresh baked cookies, bong easily accessable. Norms chopping wood.
Hahaha... that made me laugh out loud. He would too.
Norm is the happiest I've ever seen him. ;)
With THC & TLC G
Covid Surcharge - or tax... ? Phhhhhhbt!
If I visit a business & they charge me a 'covid surcharge' or tax I will turn around & leave without my purchase. Are you kidding me?
Business owners better think twice. Did I create this pandemic?
Am I responsible for making others sick or closing your business?? HELL NO.
I have been shopping (carefully with a mask) trying to support my community - take out from several places so everyone gets a bit.. yes WE are ALL in this together but if you think you are going to make me pay for 'it', guess again.
To chage people extra because YOU are a business owner, lets face it therefore you must be better off than MOST... if you own your own business.. am I wrong?
WHY punish your CUSTOMERS who ARE ALSO infact, struggling.
Nope. Don't do it!
Not only that.. actions will remember, long after covid is complete.
Will covid ever be complete? I WAS so proud of Canada until I saw photos for all the selfish
that decided it was a great day to hang out at a park in record numbers. I didn't see anyone over 50 in the photos.. perhaps the older are wiser. Probably just more afraid of dying.
Covid-19 $$$ - have you applied? It appears there is money for all. I did not apply, I am grateful to God for all I have and know others need it more than I do. I asked a friend tho if she's applied, I KNOW she needs the help as she is in a wheel chair. NO- the disabled are not being helped in covid times. NOT only that but she IS in a wheelchair (MUST be) and NOW, wheel trans says she can't bring anyone to help her get groceries!!! What a fucking joke - she is wearing a mask, has to ride an elevator, can't get around or stay away from others 6 feet, like most of us. YET, look at all those COVID IDIOTS in the park. I have NO doubts many applied - got money and DON'T NEED IT. She WHO NEEDS the help cant get fucking help!? already living below the poverty line. Now that YOU have read this please mention it to someone.. it needs attention - OR we are NOT 'in this all together.'
Finally, a friend I've know about 2 decades on social media only & become snail mail pals too, has had a battle with cancer like no other and she is a fucking warrior. Over the years I've watched this woman run marathons, LOVE her hubby -it made me jealous at times, work hard, support others who had cancer before she did, made gifts for many people including me, christmas ornaments.. she is so thought & kind a couple of years ago we decided to meet- I invited them to visit... Recently, she did not go to the hospital due to cover fears and now her cancer has reappeared - I can't even. :(
She's not doing well... so for all you - all over the world who want to hang out in a park because your bored and don't give a fuck for others safety - YOU are slapping my friend who IS fighting for her life in the face and I am not happy about it. FUCK COVID!!!
And all of you who are behaving selfishly in these times.. do you understand how karma works?
Stupid is as stupid does. ` Forest Gump
We can't even bury our dead with more than five people.
Pondering primates in mushroom cap caps are more intelligent that most of us.
Mushrooms - Psilocybin are also called: The Golden teachers.. I get it.
What they teach us is a valuable lesson worth more than gold.. they ease suffering.
If you allow them. I only had the one negative experience and I no longer consider it negative. This week my body told me to microdose... I listened.
During this Covid my psorisis has flared, it's my for sure sign even tho I don't 'think' I'm overly stressed - I'm stressed. It would be unnatural right now if anyone said they've felt no stress the past few months.
What do Psilocybin teach me?
Every single time: I AM LOVED. I AM enough. Be good to me.
I also FEEL' closest to God - just like when you are at peace in the garden or resting under a tree surrounded by nature and life and love. Black fly love us- hahaha
Not a human, not books, not PILLS, not food.. a tiny litle mushroom has helped.
Go figure! Who knew!? God.
God and many others knew - Scientists KNEW in the 50' & 60's. Thank GOD that psilocybin mushrooms are being seen AGAIN for what they are - healing medicine.
I am exceedingly grateful to & for them - nothing has ever helped as much as they have. Believe me or don't I don't care -it's your choice all I can do is share my experiences and you can ponder yourself as to what to do. I can't make you, nor do I want to- It's NO careless buzz'. When the student is ready the teacher will appear.
Golden Teacher - thank you.
I am loved.
They have ALSO allowed me to forgive and constantly encourage: BE here now.
Yesterday was marvelous! We explored our backyard! Holy- I'm so happy to be here. hee hee. We found our first mushroom of the season, new birds & my new obsession - Mossballs. haha I don't know what Im making but I LOVE moss balls- I just wanna squish them.. Tiny eco systems. I've never been more isolated and more happy in my life... with the exception of missing my son.
Soon, soon It will be over- or at least nice enough we can have an outdoor visit & picnic!
Honestly, I really don't think we'll see anthing close to Normal again - until 2023.
I feel from what I've read, it will come back in the fall and am being cautious this summer.
I hope you do too!
Want to learn more about the Stoned ape theory - read:
Food of The Gods: Terence McKenna - food for the brain!
Have you watched Midnight Gospel on Netflix- WOW.
Best animated show on television NOW. Episode 8, had me in tears - you were warned.
Netflix also has a movie/doc. about psilocybin with a bunch of comedians...
'Have a nice trip' check it out.
I'm pleased they did not make it a "joke".
With TLC & THC & Psilocybin
Pondering Primate does the numbers…
I decided to educate myself on Recession and facts following global disasters - specifically on disease & the issues surrounding them, like Ebola. SARS and now Corona Virus..
It’s enough to drive one to drink… don’t .
I’m drinking Kombucha to keep my mind & body awake & healthy - don’t drink. It’s not a good time.
What a joke then, ONLY places offering emergency services are permitted to stay open, This means - grocery stores, pharmacy & the LCBO… funny not funny.
Please do not encourage alcohol.
With anxiety- caused by ‘this’ , fear of the future, job layoffs - already, groceries, kids, ALCOHOL is not good as it’s common for ABUSE to rise NOW also. Especially for relationships already struggling. Partners now being abused have no where to go- shelters are full & there’s no 6 feet distance in shelters. Please do not encourage the beast. It is women & children who suffer from ramifications of a disaster. seems to be a pattern in general.
Alcohol is NOT good right now because when you over indulge & feel sick - you won’t know it’s its you or the booze hangover.
Alcohol messes with balance- do you really want to fall, break a hip & end up in the hospital- right now?
Alcohol is a PROVEN depressant- and really - there is enough to be depressed about.
Nows not the time to raise a glass in cheer. You might be triggering someone who doesn't need triggered.
It’s all about helping each other. Some clearly feel at a loss & overwhelmed… like the poor sole who set himself on fire.
Leave it in Gods hands.. although, I still believe it’s lesson we will all be better off for.
Look at pollution levels dropping around the world on this beautiful FIRST DAY OF SPRING.
It’s to be 10 today! heat wave- then -18 tonight. yeehaw- it will be slippery tomorrow morning.
Try to ration - just in case- 8 weeks is along time. I wonder how many are rethinking a garden? Me. I baked a banana bread instead of tossing the last 2 brown bananas & immediately froze 1/2 for a later date. Gone at the days of gluttony… good.
Enjoy the day! Bake something to freeze…
Back to dogs, monkeys and solitude.
Even a monkey can do it- WASH YOUR HANDS. SOAP KILLS.
What an awakening this is.
I don't get the mindset of some - whom, I 'thought' were intelligent...
I saw someone I know post out at a bar on social media- Hooplah! Cheers! It's all a big joke. In particular, I know this person has grandparents - I know the grandparents & I don't want to see them get sick due to some selfish, immature 20 year old who thinks they are immune' - so who give a fuck about others. WTF is wrong with some people. I felt bad for their mom. FEAR or Stupidity. Still... & If you think I am the only one thinking it - think again. I was disappointed to say the least & shut off IG.
This shitty behaviour will ruin careers when this is all over. Wait & see.
Places determined to stay open for March break reak of desperation for that last buck instead of the concern for our extended famalies. People will remember how others behave & the decision a business makes. Another business I purchase from - the owners are planning a big drunk - St. Pattys day party - they share on social media... wow.
I will never do business with that organization again... if this is how they really behave - I am glad to know it... in a crisis where people are getting sick & dying - who are you?
Think no one is watching? BUZZFEED last night had "13 photos of the worse example of humanity, currently" - ALL photos of mindless drunks lining up to celebrate St. Patty's in a crowded public bars.. wow. Try not to judge, it's difficult.
I have a friend I'm very worried about in the city.. her health not good, I can imagine her thoughts at this wrecklessness attitude. Is it becaue only the old are dying?
WAKE the fuck up - WE all get old and if not now - I guarentee your time is coming.. lol
one might want to anticipate the furture a wee bit... it has a tendacy to be repeated.
This won't be the last pandemic.
I looked further into people in prison - if you know any - now is the time to say "hello!!"
It is not good- a prison is not designed for this - the opposite actually. In NY they are considering releasing inmates over 60 - for fear- keeping them in prison is a death sentence with this Corona virus. & Some don't have soap. In NewYork the prisoners are actually making the hand sanatizer - they are not permitted to use - it's illegal. That's fucked up.
If they get sick the reality is - someone who gets sich NOT in jail will get preference over someone in jail. NOT everyone is in jail for murder or serious harmful crimes- some only stupid stuff... & the anxiety levels in jail will be at an all time high, with less communication & little to NO interaction from the outside.
Be thankful you have not chosen a life of crime. Talk of forced lowering the phone bills (extortion at it's finest - I know it cost me more to speak to my brother in jail for 10 minutes - than 2 hours in Norway) is one suggestion - but it's just talk.. things need to be addressed now. I don't think that's going to happen. Im thinking of so many my head hurts.
Stress, even here in our Eden is creeping in. Please wash your hands & say your prayers.
Clearly we can not rely on ALL other humans to lead by example - but you can... lead by example.
I'm going to try to make some lovely art to distract, educate.. posible make someone smile. That's the plan.
Georgia... On My Mind.