Canada Day July 1st, I sat in the gazebo late & listened & watched the fireworks reflect off the pool... Poppy was on the sofa, I was in a chair with my feet up on a stool, in the past Tequila suffered greatly during fireworks - shaking violently, crying & cowering- we were relieved when she went deaf letter in life.. as long as she didn't see them she remained calm so I never sat out and 'enjoyed' them in a while. Fact - the busies days for the SPCA- after fireworks- when TOO many pets go missing from being terrified.
As I listend to the 'weeeeeeeeeeeeee" and POP!!, BANG!! & "Screeeeeeeeeecccccchhhhhh' of the fireworks - I realized how it is for us- In Canada & America they are sounds associated with JOY. Fireworks = celebration! Party, food, fun with family & friends! YeeeeeeHawwwwww.
Suddenly one of my CLOSE neighbours let of a POP!! & Poppy flew off the sofa - under the chair at the same time 'DAISY (big baby) & Scruffy FLEW up an onto my lap!! lol
I then realized the girls were not enjoying it as much as I was and how frightening the sounds must be for them so we went in - Bird too was trembling in his cage, when normally he's still flying around the room.
It hit me then... these sounds we associate with Joy - Please forgive me Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Mexico, Somalia... (and others) my ignorance astounds me sometimes- these noises 'we' associate with Joy- you must only associate with death. So many innocent people live under constant destruction, bombs and screeching across the night sky. They don't have hot dogs & burgers, no sparklers or kids in *bouncy tents.. they hardly have clean water to drink. America is responsible for much of the destruction, drones, bombing of innocence - look at Vietnam.
When you enjoy your fire works tonight stop & listen.
Try to imagine for only a minute istening to those familiar sounds under different circumstances. The screams not from fireworks but from mothers who lose their babies.
Would you want to stay in these countries? Wouldn't you want the chance at a better life?
At a LIFE??
No more fireworks for me, I'm done. A waste of money and they hurt wildlife too - Birds especially - do you know birds drop out of the sky due to shockwaves, hundreds at a time, I WAS thrilled to READ WE are stopping - YEAH Canada!
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-banff-ditches-big-bang-canada-day-fireworks-to-protect-wildlife/ Another fine example of leading first!
This just pissed me off: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5gXkERQ8M0
People 'laughing' as their own dogs go after fireworks- some encouraging them- how fucking careless & STUPID - what if the dogs face gets blown off you ^%$#&* idiots.
Don't think it can happen? It does ALL the time.
Horses have heart attacks.. WTF is wrong with us that we continue this selfishness?
You know why? Because we are NOT in Syria, Mexico or any other war torn country listen to screaming, seeing homes destroyed, babies lying gin the streets, orphans because mom was cooking when the apartment exploded, limbs blow off, death and decay in the streets. Instead we'll have our beer & hotdogs, sparklers and laughs as our pets chase fireworks.
I called it 'As above - So below' because I feel (regrettably) that America is causing so much pain it's only a matter of time - before they experience the wrath they put on others and then when theses 'Immigrants" have nothing they are turned away or PUT in cages AS we are NOW witnessing... after they blow up their homes & countries because of GREED.
By the way- Fireworks kill and harm many children & adults too.
Here is a site that will help you prepare to help your animals tonight if YOU care:
With TLC & THC
* Just learned today - Bouncy towers/castles harm & kill more kids than cannabis.
WTF is wrong with our priorities.
This little guy was too sweet not to enjoy painting him.
Another artist asked if I'd consider painting a sloth with cannabis & luckily I'd already gave it thought when panting my mushroom sloth. Natural medicine on my mind and taking it easy..sloth life. Have you see photos of Sloths? I've never seen a sloth live' - thats to some strangers - I have seen them all over the world now. Sharing, teaching educating others.. this is what we are doing.. The good the bad & the ugly, or how else will it ever change?
My son expressed slight upset (I don't discuss the things with anyone but my homeboy, FYI) at my post - my reply was "I love you, it is a problem, I'm sorry but It IS how I feel." People have to realize they are not alone... especially young women - young artists. I have known several young women far less confident than I was who are already struggling. I can help by admitting 'here's me' and it's been a struggle of an on for a good part of my life- I KNOW get why. Why does not matter NOW, I'm good with the past & all in it.
My problem 'now' is usually brought on by physical jolts of pain, my heart & mind are good because I AM good with God. With Storm moved, Norm and I have had lots of time to 'chat' I feel an awakening has shifted.. somewhere. Let's avoid any unnecessary bickering - this is how it is.. stuff - Right?
Of course my Sloth is grinning he's got his carved wooden bong on his back- and a lovely Indica to help get him in the mood for some peaceful, calming, R & R.
I'd hang out with him - how about you?
I associate with a sloth, alone, slow, content - covered in moss if we sit too long & loves to swim. :D Happy Sloth to you!
He will make a cute little cananbis card, Inside words:
Can I come hang with you? Or Hanging with you keeps me SMILING!
Next a cananbis Tiger & then... Dorothy & the Scarecrow.
Made with TLC & THC of course.
I was informed some suggest Anony was possibly murdered.
It might be possible. Robin Williams too was a shock..
You know what's a bigger shock 1 in 10 Canadians every day take their own life.
Right now- I'm good I'm in Gods hands happily playing with paint & tigers & bears & lions oh My! I love my son. I am excited to watch his adventure!
Does anyone think this is going to get "better" - let's face it.. Trump is jealous of Trudeau
look at him, it's obvious and jealous of his style - sock envy. It's going to get worse.
Trump is no more than a bully and his insecurities are glowing around the world & his American advisors jump on the band wagon- "A special place in Hell" for Trudeau-, wow.. whats up America? Is this the American who believes in God then? Phhhhbt. The one that is against other things like 'Thou shall NOT kill?' But sells & owns more guns than any other country - when was the last school shooting - so many I can't recall. Hmm, I'm sure there is a special place in Hell - and it's not for Trudeau - chances are its for a racist, pussy grabbing, selfish, hate feeling, LIAR, wall building bully.
What's happening here.. how are Canadians reacting?
Canadians are not too thrilled with this latest performance put on by your "president" Eh.
Are we bitching about it- a little.. it's great Americans are saying #thanksCanada trying to make up of the actions of the biggest bully on the planet. Isn't that sad alone - the USA is represented by the most hated man who is also the biggest 'bully' amongst other things.. He's not taken seriously any longer, his lies documented daily.
He is only seen as a BIG JOKE, who is all about greed.
It appears he is not capable of caring for any one other than himself.
Not all of us are as diplomatic as Trudeau - please. Enough is enough.
What are Canadians saying? It's not what we are saying - it's what we are doing.
It's Simple & obvious... Hurt Trump where it hurts him the most:
Bye America... because here right 'now' many will only BUY Canadian.
Why would any sane Canadian continue to support TRUMP & all he greeds for?
Ironically the last few purchases I've made have been from the USA, people (artists) off of instagram - because I love their work- I like them but come on, enough is enough.. when will Americans stand up to him and say ENOUGH is ENOUGH!
If you won't support us or yourself by standing up to this menace - we won't support you with our dollar. Would you?
Would you support us if Trudeau said the things your "President" & his paid cohorts spew?
In one way I feel sad for those I have been supporting (they might not agree with what's happened) but in all reality anything I have been getting in the USA - I CAN & WILL find the same service, goods made right here Made in Canada. Every store I enter I'm asking "what's made in Canada?" from Dog treats to produce to our new furniture.
NOTHING USA until you get rid of that ASS.
Do Americans think they will come out unscathed regarding these Tariffs, will they continue to support Trumps Tantrum Tweets? Time will tell.
We Canadians do have reputation for being nice, kind - I believe some mistake this for "Weak" I believe they will soon find out the two are not the same.
NOW with Cannabis I see a lot of Americans venturing up here wanting to do business - yes, I guess so - a couple remind of Trump - GREED is the main goal- do some research- who will you invest your Canadian Cannabis $$$ with?
Please consider - it might seem insignificant 'little purchases" but they are far from it.
They add up.
People will treat you as you let them.. Trump will treat us - as WE let him.
Hurt Trump where HE will notice it most.
Don't mistake our kindness for weakness...
Here's another opinion in the Toronto star.. it's not just shopping that's stopping. .. lwww.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2018/06/11/more-motivation-than-ever-not-to-visit-us.html
With TLC & THC
Jesus in the garden... getting creative.
'Squesus' -this was a remark made by one of Storms friends that made me giggle.
I've said it before.. would Jesus be in a cubicle? Would he be working on Wall St.?
Would Jesus be all about Money? Hardly.
My homeboy would be in his element amongst the plants. Teaching THC & TLC
Jesus would be in the garden, surrounded by light, nature & love.
The perfect garden right NOW would be the cananbis garden... growing medicine to help ease the suffering of mind and body of countless others. & yes Look at that enthusiasm! Hee Hee - Jesus is Squeezing rosin.. If your not aware there is a process where cannabis is SQUEEZED under extreme pressure to squeeze out 'Rosin' to smoke.
Leafy explains it simply here: www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/what-is-rosin
& some presses available (with video) here: https://heavy.com/marijuana/2017/09/top-best-rosin-press-cannabis-weed-wax-oil/ for any that are not aware and might interested.
Anything you NEED to know about Cannabis you can find out on line.
Some might want to invest in one of these machines- instead of purchasing from a dispensary, it's amazing how fast these machines were developed- I remember a few years ago when everyone was pressing 'Rosin' with hair straighteners! This is how the cannabis industry is going - BOOMING. At every turn Im reading about new product- drinks, foods, candies and guess what THEY are coming to Canada.
I'm a bit ashamed at the way some Canadians (government) are trying to ban advertising and creativity- my friend Crusty Rusty called me yesterday and said "They are trying to stop people like you!" People like me? A criminal?
Yep - in the mind of some right NOW - I am a dangerous offender... for what you ask?
Drawing Cannabis related work - in a positive light.
AND yes - some of my work is pretty darn cute too! Wait until you see my next card - also to promote cannabis. You see the last time I checked - we lived in a free country Canada - able to express ourselves and speak up for what we stand for & I am doing exactly that.
Eventually my work will be seen, I've no doubts. So I keep at it- EVERY DAY.
You see there is NO way - perhaps lots of balking and fear mongering - but when the LCBO can advertise, send out glossy magazines, commercials, give paraphernalia - like hats & beach balls with bear branding on it, sponsor concerts and other community events- IT IS against OUR HUMAN rights NOT to be able to do the same and I will fight for mine because I BELIEVE in them, so will many others. I REALLY hope these BIG dispensaries (with big busks) start this legal battle A.S.A.P., so it will be dismissed and we can get on with things. Why shouldn't they be able to promote their product? It's ridiculous .
Good F*CKING luck all Hypocrites in stopping Cannabis branding and shaming.
Our Govenrment's approach still screams Fear Mongering and that IS what CONFUSES ADULTS AND CHILDREN. It is SHAMING cannabis consumers and our government will be ashamed of that fact alone sooner or later- watch and see.
Preventing Canadians from succeeding in a WORLD WIDE market right now- is what is happening, preventing Canada from showing the rest of the world HOW creative we are!
How proud, how professional...
Does any of this make sense to anyone?
This bullshit- fear mongering about the children is only a SMOKE screen.
Do you know how many LCBO stores are in Ontario alone? Hmmmm.. Do you know the numbers of children that are effected by alcohol abuse?
Cannbis is PROVEN safer than alcohol time and time again YET cannabis is treated like a killer? Prove it.
The fines they are stating that will still exist to people who sell cannabis - how is this cannabis legalization? Why are we giving the police so much money to enforce something that will now be legal? I see many NEW court cases starting and being WON but US the PEOPLE.
With TLC & THC
Lot's of time to think.
Now that Storm has moved I find myself thinking about moving on myself.
Why stay 'here? For the dogs... for the pool? A Gazebo... STUFF?
Why stay? Is this 'house' worth it?
Why stay? Convenience? Comfort?
There is nothing convenient or comfortable being in a house where there is no love.
The dogs love me.. :) Thank God. Bird too.
I'm taking some time off - going on a mini 'silent' retreat.
I enjoy not speaking - it physically gives my face a break, not speaking means not triggering my condition - and there are days I will do what ever it takes to try to get break from 'this, the past week between the weather (pressure from rain), added stress - I had 3 conversations on the phone each time I explained first - "I have a condition that causes me literal pain to speak on the phone" so I don't like to repeat myself, thinking it would be addressed by those in charge, so I don't have to repeat over and over.. Especially NOT to someone who just wants to hear gossip.
I want to go directly to have problem addressed promptly - wouldn't you?
Do you think any of these strangers cared? No.
They didn't give a fuck how I felt - so I thought why should I - and I became BLUNT.
Blunt & quick to the point & WILL again if need be.
They wanted to 'gossip'.. and I don't give a fuck about gossip, nor do I have the time - I have better thing to do - like paint! It has made this past week a nightmare, physically.
No medicine seems to be helping and I have absolutely had enough.
I can't even paint through it - lots of napping going on.
Time to take a break, go within & catch up on art work a few are waiting for, thank you for your continued patience, I'm grateful people appear to understand - the longer I take.. the more thought I've put into your art.
The personal project I am currently working on also requires more concentration & focus,
time to take it to the next level.
With God all things are possible & the possibilities are ENDLESS.
with TLC & THC
There is this good news: Finally.
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.
My 3rd eye elephant is awake and ready to explore the universe.
The vine the truck turns into is the Ayahuasca Plant, which is said to have healing properties, I've read extensively, watched documentaries and have even thought I've found the perfect place where I might be interested in experiencing it of myself... but alas - I'm not fond of vomiting & apparently it is part of the process, this does not mean I've ruled it out completely I am a firm believer in "when the time is right.."
I believe these natural substances are here to help. Some like cannabis - include helping the body with pain, involuntary movement, PTSD and much more, mushrooms appear to help with issues of the mind sometimes getting to the core of a problem in minutes - where otherwise - other ways have taken years to process & Ayahuasca apparently does the same - it helps heal the mind. Now, I know many who have tired it - just since the past four years it seems to be something more are exploring- not to get HIGH but to HEAL.
Once you start to learn about these plants your eyes open. They open before you even experience them- and the first way they open is you start to ask yourself:
Why have we put people in jail for growing & enjoying nature?
WHO decided what plants God gave us are for us to use and not to use?
Then you try some of these natural medicines- and your eyes open wider when you understand how they work, when you don't die, your brain does not fry', you realize the extent of the lies & control passed on from generations.. & hopefully you become awake & realize how we have hurt each other, other family members, others in society because we have judged them as "hippies & stoners" when they have actually been lovers & healers. I've yet to read about people who use Ayahuasca who've turned violent ...
I do not understand why these options are not available yet- proven deadly medications are on the increase still. I do understand actually - $$$$$$$$$$$ - I do no understand why we allow it to continue. The sun the moon & the truth..
Until all drugs in Canada become legal we will still be going in the wrong direction.
Open your eyes.
The elephant was painted with love as always the eyes resemble the centre of the actual vine - they make jewelry from it. The green & background one moment appear bold the next they disappear when you get lost in the detail of this majestic, wise beast.
Someone has expressed interest in it with a couple of other pieces.. I'll sleep on it and then give my price - if they decline, it will look awesome hanging in the gazebo!
Acrylic on Canvas
With THC & TLC
It's: "Dopey!" Hee Hee - The best of the dwarfs! Singing:
***Now... you should sing this in high pitch for best effects... Ready?***
High Ho High Ho
It's off to work we Grow!
It won't be long NOW Canada, garden shovels ready?
I'm excited for the plant - for the garden, for the humming birds! They love cannabis.
& it won't be long now - with experience - comes education, with education comes realization. Realization that cannabis is far less harmful than other recreational substances.
I flipped through the Sun on the weekend (Norm still wants to read it) and read a few stories regarding cannabis, 'the global marijuana march' had just taken place - I forgot.
I have no desire to attend these events. These events bring out all sorts for all reasons- mostly to PARTY. Some are enjoying more than JUST cannabis - not my business- I also don't like how parks & nature are taken over and left in the condition they usually are.
Cannabis/Marijuana is always in the news lately and most of it I'm already aware.. Storm saw me reading something last week from CBC and said "really, what there don't you know already?." He was correct - I was wasting my time. I do not believe when we are legal soon - that you will get arrested for smoking a joint on the street, even police will have difficulties such as 'smell complaints' - good luck with that. Do you know some chemical in the printing industry has just been proven to cause leukaemia in people who work with it - a court case was won (in Canada) for the worker- but the story ended with stating it's still used in numerous ways and countless people work with it. WTF? This especially upset me as I know people who have worked in the printing industry- several. Family & friends both worked at one time for the Star... and used printing plates which they mention.
I am beyond tired hearing this bullshit about cannabis.
I KNOW. 10 years now and Storm was 14 when he started - THANK GOD!
Canadian as a whole are becoming more educated about cananbis on all levels. Starting in our grade schools, apparently... who is going to continue to go along with such bullshit when they understand cigarettes kill- cannabis does not. Alcohol kills countless.. opiates & tide pods... RESEARCH it, if you do not believe me. What judge will even tolerate it in court when it's a fact- Children in Canada are being sexually abused & human trafficking (I'm not sure the pre-tense) is increasing. Children! If you don't think it's happening, you don't want to know. With 'drugs' out of the way focus & resources can be directed on what matters 'people'. I feel we will let past offences for cannabis drop - people will finally get out of jail that should NOT be there. People will not go to jail for cananbis in Canada in the future- and not for walking down the street smoking a joint. Unless your doing other stuff you shouldn't.
Justin Trudeau does not say too much on cannabis 'itself' I've noticed- because he knows the truth, he has consumed. So what. I hope he does - what a stressful job, judged for absolutely everything from your socks to your handshake. Thank God he is compassionate and educated and a gentleman.
I wish DONALD with sit back and have a joint or two dozen... it won't kill him- let him just CHILL for a while and perhaps have an enlightened moment - GUNS kill Americans FIRST.
Anyhow- I can't wait! It's got me hopeful and happy, I also know more children dealing with serious health issues will be helped. Childhood arthritis? Try cannabis first - it is not proven to damage little organs like other medications. As a matter of fact- research seems to showing it's HELPING.
Will someone gt hurt when legalization is here - Probably- Stupid people do stupid things and sometimes - Accidents do happen. I'm more concerned UN-knowledgable people will mix' and just like you shouldn't mix your BOOZE don't mix your booze with your buds- until you know how to handle them.
My knock knock joke was a bit of a stretch - hee hee... I am not afraid to try! ;)
With TLC & THC
P.S. I have too much to do... taking off for a few!
Georgia... On My Mind.