The past is done - learn & move on.
The future - who knows?
Why worry over - who knows?
We are all just walking each other home. ` Rumi
Breath & enjoy the moment.
Happy Nov. 1st. 2017
BE on HIGH Alert!
BEWARE REEFER Madness- will still run rampant next year & our kids will still suffer the most. I watched some of the talks with the board of cannabis " It was televised- I had wished I watched it all but I've had a terrible headache for about 3 days & the computer gets to me - any monitor, I should have just used headphones.. (thanks Captain hindsight) - it was interesting, frustrating and hopeful. * I believe it can be watched still... google.
What I did watch was informative- I will start by warning - be on HIGH ALERT!
I understand Canada for example will try to prevent Cannabis establishments from advertising/marketing... which is just ridiculous. We all now who's going to be the first to flick that switch when it turns legal' - look at the merchandising to go with already & I agree with them. WHY NOT? It is business and someone will do it sooner or later.
Alcohol - HELLO!?? The legal HIGH - PROVEN time and time again to KILL, never mind drunk driving, domestic abuse, alcohol poisoning, date rape.. yet - I get that HIGH glossy L.C.B.O. magazine delivered right to my my DOOR. Have a look at out L.C.B.O. website- it's impressive. Do you know ours is the the biggest monopoly in the world - the L.C.B.O.?
Will we see a comparable magazine about the many strains and 'stuff' from a dispensary?
I HOPE SO. OR we are Canada the hypocritical!
The two should NOT be sold together.
Is our government trying again to make canabis their NEXT big monopoly?
I think so. I hope not.
As Canadians- everyone deserves the opportunity to try to succeed.
If the big Legal providers are good... people will use them and little businesses will still be appreciated in smaller rural area. It's partly 'the experience' and there is nothing wrong with that. I also like privately owed businesses because of the enjoyment- individuality they bring to our lives. Creative little cannabis shops.
Alcohol advertising is available on almost everything from babies clothing, sheets, frisbees, balls.. toys. We have been brainwashed by it, on television, magazines, billboards, and on most every corner - the united states and the booze you can get EVERY WHERE -is terrible, if only you could get good food as readily.
Are you kidding - no cannabis advertising? It's unfair.
& It will be taken to court & Cannabis will WIN.
SO - why waste any time? Why waste tax payers money?
We always pay some how.
Why add any bullshit to anyones lives?
HIGH ALERT!! DO NOT FALL for this REEFER MADNESS.
By the way, they also just tried to prevent cananbis paranafalia like T shirts and hats from being worn, advertised in California - it failed - FREEDOM of Speech.
Advertising a product will EDUCATE us.
Why should Cannabis be an exception to the rule.
More to come.
Wait until you see my Mushroom stuff!
Creatively with TLC & THC
on your mind.
I JUST started watching Rick & Morty! It's creative, through provoking, entertaining..
Of course instantly when I watched 'Pickle Rick' did 'Nuggy Rick' come to mind!
Rick.. what do you say about that character, love him & hate him. I also like the sister.
They have done a terrific job with this animated show, I watch the 'art' closely- Cartoons style in particular.
It's provided us with a few giggles the past few day and for that - you must be grateful.
If you have some time to spare - in between being your own creative self - Check it out!
Mushroom adventure tomorrow!
A serious cartoon Monday - about cannabis of Course!
I have a glass artist already making my 'Nuggy Rick' design!
I'll show him when complete!
What will you create today?
Who inspires you?
What makes you giggle? Do it.
Sunshine Leo! I started him then had to take a break.... then when I started again, he took a direction of his own! That is a joy of painting , suddenly you forget where you are you're looking at the texture, the paint, nothing matters.. I do it for myself no one else.
It's de-stressing - without narcotics, have you been reading about this opiate epidemic.
I don't even want to consider them, I feel it's a slippery slope and we will all eventually have to learn with some pain. Some much sooner than others.
We can have pain in our bodies - accept it- and keep moving forward- keep being nice, keep trying. Or we can have pain and be nasty, cruel.. this only turns your own pain into sickness faster. The choice is ours.
Science & medicine clearly are advancing. Stay hopeful... unless your intentionally nasty...
KARMA is advancing as well.
I was thinking of my friend who is an artist & a business man Jerry Kelly. He is nice. NICE is a good thing. Like My friend Ezra! have you watched this feel good vid? It makes me feel good. I watch it quite a bit.... about cannabis of course. Jerry is a family man with an incredibly talented little girl & wife! All in the glass business! Thats how it is to be in my opinion! Wow, imagine the passion in that home when it comes to glass.
Jerry is always busy & keeps moving forward. The Kelly Glass Family. How terrific is this?
I do think Jerry will be my next visit to the USA
Jerry inspires me. I'm happy to call him friend.
Purple -royal - business man and a huge Tie Dye T a touch of Jerry Garcia. ;)
The Jerry in the field' Leo was created. ;)
I still feel it needs something int he sky.. perhaps I'll add it - just so Jerry & his family can enjoy it. ;) Our little secret.
Thankful for creative, Inspiring, kind people.
I still have more leo's.. I'm getting better with each!
What NEW skill are you mastering?
How about the carrot cake!? Have you tried it?
Nom Nom Nom!
WE (Poppy & I) LOVE to fly!
I was so frightened.. thinking my head would explode (honestly)- lol
BUT hey I'm here to paint another day! By the grace of God!
I am inspired by all I do & see & will never have 'Artist Block'
It's all in your mind. Just ask Brain... not Heart.
Buckle up Baby! Yeeeeeeee Haaawwwww!
No matter where they seat us - Poppy & I are:
Medicated- First Class!
Poppy and I are planning on being away for Christmas!
No idea where yet... Positive thinking is the first step in any adventure!
You should see this beast in real life.. 15 inches of green goodness!!
Where does he begin? Bong or blunt? Roll me another you handy fellow!
8 legs, count em - all busy .
He will hang in my office for a while... until the next octopus emerges and I've already one on my mind.
He was very enjoyable, lost in legs was I.
I think he might make a fun postcard what do you think?
California Bear Is in Canada & right here!
I loved California - the SUN, sand, ocean, crabs! Whats not to love?
& I love bears - Combine the both and add some Cannabis of course & Bud Bear was born.
Before I even left for California I learned of the California Song & the California Bear & was INSPIRED! Oh my Gouache - she's so cute - how could I resist?
I was able to keep her a secret until NOW! I wanted to get some photos in California,
hee hee - We wanted to play & play we did, look at her -she is so sweet clutching her California bud - I have to share this little bear - California Bears stickers are here!
She loves California & her bud! Clutching it closely - hugging a lover. I imagined.
She uses it medically - of course for PTSD against hunters & California wild fires!
You can get one of my California Bud Bear stickers NOW!
*Professionally digital printed & die cut.
It will look so sweet stuck to your laptop, iPad, desktop, phone cover, skateboard, locker, bong case, bud box, Cannabis strain journal, sketchbook, fridge, dispensary bulletin board, car, books, medicine jar - the possibilities are endless!
Get your own cute little California bud bear 'now' right HERE! Price includes shipping
Keep in Mind I only had a few made, I've never had a sticker before & am not sure how they will sell. It might be the first of several or ONE of a kind!
Either way- it's a win win to own one.
The proceeds from this sticker will go towards BEARs NEXT adventure...
France? Norway? Spain? Passport is ready -Only bear knows where her next adventure will be- you will learn when she's on the plane! A journey to inspire a new sticker- no doubts.
Be sure to collect them all. ;)
I took a few photos with my 'prototype' in California- what an adventure we were on, have a peek! I LOVE California, Bud & Bear... You can tell by looking at my little happy bear, painted with TLC & THC in every stroke!
Plant the seed of cananbis education today- start with this cute little bear!
A terrific little conversation starter!
Update* Thank you ... my first sticker sold only minutes after my post on instagram.
I painted my California Bear with TLC & THC in every stroke.
I've already been asked for a T -shirt!
I'll set it up this week! Send me an e mail if interested.
I found myself thinking of Canada Day & art for this celebration of 15o years.
I picked up 3 new $10 bills at the bank- to take to a couple of little friends I'll be meeting in OC. ;)
The art, I will have - this is just a warm up for my Celebratory thinking!
If you visit Canada and drive this beautiful country you will come across an Inukshuk or two. 'Rock people' I always thought growing up.. what kid has not tried to make their own?
I noticed you can purchase little Inukshuk kits.. It's a nice idea if they help the immediate community especially. They are a sign "We were here" .. Powerful if you are in the middle of nowhere, snoozing' with Poler bear - you realize you are not alone.
If you find one PLEASE leave it- it is a sign of respect & thanks to those who created it & to be left for the next person to see & be reminded.
Of course my Inukshuk is Cannabis friendly, my imagination hoping.
Bring on legalization! We were here - now LET's move ON & focus on Indigenous women.
Those who NEED US the most & men - therefore it only makes sense the children are suffering. HUMANS. My Canada Day celebration would be also dreaming, imagining a prouder Canada - who looks after everyone. This 'hatred thing is not working. '
How cool Obama & Trudeau hung out this past week in Montreal- could you feel the love? Yep.
One moment - I'm California dreaming & creating- the next- Canada Day celebrations!
Torn between two countries & loving every second of both. What am I looking forward to most? Meeting & hanging out with someone I've known a long time, the ocean air & beach - shell inspection and Not thinking..
I'm not going to 'promise' any ART- blogs- anything from now until after we return.
It's not like I'm packing my scanner. I'm taking very little - except paint! ;)
The Less stress the best. I don't own a cell phone & not sure I can even set up my iPad for mail. It's outdated. A real vacation!!!
All business can wait until we return.
Have creative days & plan some adventures... Mostly, believe.
in others .. In yourself.
It's time we focused on people, not plants.
Especially plants that don't KILL.
I don't see them out there stopping the sales of Lilly of the valley.
Playing with paint! This was just a sketch, playing with Gold & Silver.
Wait until you see my Cowardly lion!! Raaawwwwwrrrr!!!!
Oh my Goauche.. wait until you see my California bear. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
So close now I'm counting down! Weeeeeeeeeeeee!!!
Did I tell you SOON you will have access to Georgia toons t's?? Stay tooned!
I'll provide a direct link when ready! (probably from California!!) Hint Hint ;)
Instead of praying for a miracle.. become someones miracle today.
I might not 'be a miracle for some but I hope to bring a few smiles ;)
Packages going out today!!!
It excites me people will be opening these and will smile, I know.
Georgia... On My Mind.