Thursday, December 1, 2016

Where the image, "Dr's Orders" inspiration came from....

Where the image, "Dr's Orders" 
inspiration came from....
Marijuana—the stuff I stayed away from in high school. The stuff that looked kind of “interesting” in movies or at parties, but not something for me, not in my safe little barn in the woods. Now I hear about it all the time, marijuana, cannabis, weed—i.e.— pot. It’s moved beyond Grateful Dead shows and Colorado 4-20s and into the mainstream, rolling from state to state, except ours (Maryland)—which, don’t get me started on that yet!  I even attended a few Maryland Norml meetings in Annapolis to find out the legal agenda and ramifications.
Straight up truth, the stuff is magic, and not because it’s trendy or hip or in vogue (though that doesn’t hurt!). I love it because it heals my pain—which had started to rule my life. It helps me see my potential tomorrows. It centers me in a stressful world that often strays way too far from healthy. 
So here’s how I got to this place. Some may know that a car accident left me struggling to get up every day. Frankly, I was struggling to live. Anyone who knows about pain will tell you that the first thing you’re hit with from the doctors is a fist full of opioids. I had those things coming at me like the monkeys from the Wizard of Oz –and they were about as scary, leaving me feeling as if my life were going down a black hole.
Then some angel mentioned cannabis and it kicked off a ton of researching.  It wasn’t long before it hit me— oh my goodness!—that’s the same stuff—marijuana, weed—pot! Everything I read told me that this “good-girl, straight-laced” spirited fairie artist -- this non-smoking, non-drinking, heavily allergic, fireball who never wants anything to slow her down, should buy some weed. So, yes, that is exactly what I did!
I have to say, it took some patience and experimentation, yet it was kind of exciting. I say this because, in all seriousness, there hadn’t been a whole lot for me to be excited about for a long time. So I figured, what do I have to lose? Still choosing not to smoke, I decided the best way for me to do this thing was to just cook it up and eat it—and I did. I made this wicked “Cannabutter” which I have to tell you, floored me, like, quite literally, on the floor. 
I adjusted dosage and soon the pain became manageable. Yeah—there was a little nausea and some brain fog in the morning, and yes, the dreaded munchies. As a result, I was making fresh baked scones daily. But the pain and inflammation faded away. I was sleeping like a regular “fairie"— i.e. person. And my desire to remain a “little” fairie artist has me at the gym every day, so no worries there!
All this left me asking, why is this magical plant illegal?  Why, when there are so many people out there with chronic pain--so many desperate people who suffer, like I did, because they can’t obtain what nature offers them? 

I figured I could stay mad or I could paint those pretty green five-pointed leaves. I paint for those people looking for courage and hope. Because “Dr’s Orders”—means just that—educated doctors and educated patients are saying it’s okay and good and natural. If you believe in magic then I’m telling you, magic is out there. I take a little magic every other night before bed. I know it helps me.  Actually, from where I was heading, it may have saved my life.

In celebration of this important, piece of history, I will be sharing my art at 
The National Cannabis Festival In Washington, DC this April 2017
Please, mark your calendars, and I will share more festival dates as I confirm them. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Maryland Irish Festival

Hi My Friends, 

I will see you this Nove 11, 12 & 13 
at the Maryland Irish Festival in Timonium, at the Fair Grounds.



http://irishfestival.com.s141542.gridserver.com/

I will be in the North Hall.

On Friday, Nov 11, the event is from 
6 PM to 11 PM

Saturday Nov 12
Noon to 11 PM    ((oh my thats a lot of Fairie Time!)

Sunday Nov 13
Noon to 6 PM


I will have a nice variety of Fairieness, even a few of my NEW One of a KIND, hand made designer Pillows! See you all then... wear ur KILT!


Saturday, September 3, 2016

Ellicott City Event, 
Fund Raiser ~ 
Sept 10, 2016
https://www.facebook.com/events/1074637822629498/

Join us for an Ellicott City Benefit Reception and Auction at Stella Notte!
Saturday September 10th, 1-4:30pm
at Stella Notte, 8809 Baltimore National Pike
Food/Beverage Ticket Option, Raffles, HUGE Silent Auction! See the link for details, please, please Share with everyone you know.
(Linda's Items will be 100% donated to the fund raiser, Art prices range from $3. for buttons to $45 matted Prints, plus a Grand Raffle for $5 for a Fine Art Giclee' Value $200)

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

July 23, 2016 in Ellicott City, MD






Summer Fairy Garden Party.... 
July 23, 2016
from 2 to 5 pm
In Historic Ellicott City, MD a simply gorgeous location

http://forgetmenotfactory.com/

We will be debuting my new piece,
"Aerobelle" and "Tea & Scones"
Come stop in, say Hi, get a few photos and refreshments too!


Lots going on in Linda's New World !


         The websites, are being updated with these new pieces and a few more surprises too!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Spring 2016

Thank you for coming out to Spoutwood in the rain !
it was a beautiful event, even tho it was a little soggy!

I am looking forward to the Maryland Faerie Festival, this June
http://www.MarylandFaerieFestival.org

I will have all my new coloring kits, The new black and white collection, along with a few T-Shirts and STICKERS!

Keep and eye out for updates and Festival POSTS!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Naming Contest!

Join us for my Naming Contest - 
We will select the name for this piece on this WED.

Lots of suggestions, so many good ones to choose. But if you have a thought or idea send it. If I select your name you will win a FREE SIGNED and Glittered print of this new little FAIRIE!

https://www.facebook.com/FaeMagazine
Has helped with the naming contest too, check out their page for lots of Fairie Inspiration.

See you all here on Wed!

We selected "AEROBELLE" She will be available in about 6 weeks. Thanks for helping us