Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Refreshing Truth...

Heres the simple facts, the truth about my experience with Cannabis ~

A while back I wrote a little rant about getting hired and the un-hired, at Mini. Well ironic how the truth, really will set you free. I told them about how and why cannabis. They freaked. The real world, the one I live in.... is much more open minded to the truth of this magical plant, that heals and cures.
http://nationalcannabisfestival.com/2017/02/09/cannabis-community-spotlight-meet-artist-linda-biggs/

I will be at the 2nd Annual National Cannabis Festival this coming April 22, 2017
http://nationalcannabisfestival.com/

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Its Winter....

Its that time of year, submitting for events, uploading images etc.... and paying entry fees. This is the time when you make new art and new products for the Spring. In the process of a new piece, will keep this one a secret.

In the meantime please check out out etsy page for sample new products.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LindaBiggsArt

Keep an eye out for updates on The National Cannabis Festival - I am making new cool products for this history making event. Mark your calendar, Washington DC, April 22, and I hope to see you there!
http://nationalcannabisfestival.com/vendor-fair/

Friday, January 13, 2017

Friday the 13Th

Friday the 13TH

Its that time of year, January, where its all almost overwhelming... yet so much excitement and promise.

Time to create and order new art items and products and get ready for all the spring shows.

My first scheduled event is The National Cannabis Festival. I am so dam excited for this event, a time to really share what is going on in my world and how the magic of the plant helped to bring me back to life.

http://nationalcannabisfestival.com
/http://nationalcannabisfestival.com/

This journey has been strange so many questions of WHY, like a 3 year old asking over and over again... but now, seeing the real facts... i am sure it was all meant to be.

We are working feverously with new suppliers and creators making some really cool products containing my images.

Thanks for reading & following, cant wait to share it all in person -

PEACE ~
Linda

Friday, December 30, 2016

Happy New YEAR 2017

Happy New Year and Peaceful beginnings from 
Linda Biggs ART!

2016 is finally on its was out and we can all begin to celebrate the day dreams of something new. Lots of exciting changes and time to keep moving forward.

I was able to complete Indian Giver, here is a sneak peak, it is a detailed painting. 
Probably the hardest piece of Art, I have created in quite some time. 
We have just listed her prints and Giclee' Fine Art Reproductions on Etsy
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LindaBiggsArt



The next few months we have lots going on. I am working on a cool new project with Emerson Probst, we created "Her Rainbow World" back in 2009 -
This new project will be epic!

And, I will be booking festival this year - some new ones are on the list!

See You at ~
The National Cannabis Festival In Washington, DC this April 2017
http://nationalcannabisfestival.com/
 Stay tuned on FB, Instagram, Twitter for updates.
http://www.LindaBiggs.net
http://www.LindaBiggs.com
our Blog too http://itsabiggsworld.blogspot.com/

Please support local artist's, crafts people, photographers, etc, the ARTS, need your help in staying alive. Walmart & Target, are bigger than we are. All, orders, from any Linda Biggs autherized website, will recieve a special gift a free print, and or note cards, because we appreciate your support, and couldn't do this without you !
PEACE ~ Linda


Friday, December 23, 2016

National Cannabis Festival - Tickets for Christmas

What a wonderful surprise, to be right there smack dab on the National Cannabis Festival Website.

It is such an honor to be part of this new nationwide movement, its like being part of history.

Doing what I do create fantasy art of my life and having the opportunity to share it here.

Visit the link over the holidays, and but your entrance passes now, and even buy some as gifts to all the special people in your life.

Christmas gifts are hard sometimes, this is a way to spread some cheer ~

http://nationalcannabisfestival.com/

xoxox,
Linda

Monday, December 19, 2016

IRONY

“ Irony “

Its a strange time out there, in the real world, and that is the reason I have worked so hard to make a living as a Professional Artist. It is my passion and my life’s work. 

As the story goes, at least the story since 2012, yes, back to that dark day of “The Accident” 
I had no idea how that would impact my life forever. This week, I had another reminder of how it did, and will continue to make life a challenge.

The year has gone by and I have started to fill my calendar with events and shows for the 2017 year. In doing so, the start up and show fee’s, inventory, new prototypes are pretty expensive, any exhibiting artist or trade show vendor can vouch for that. We do what we do because we are passionate and know it matters.

And then, an opportunity came to me like a beacon of light, (via my email ). It came at just the right moment, a sales position at Mini Cooper of Baltimore, ( a BMW company).  I drive a Mini - Cooper, absolutely love the car, and the fact that, it is, my forth mini I knew this email was a little bit of magic.…. In my mind, I’ve been a sale person all my life, I sell my Art. I could be an outstanding  Mini Cooper Sales Person, my Blue Mini Cooper saved my life in 2012. After all, I love the cars, it saved my life, so excited at the day dream, because it is a product I believe in.

At that point, I begin the tedious on-line process of applying and preparing my resume’ you all know that drill so very well. To my surprise, they call me in for an interview the very next day, Friday Dec 16. The ball is rolling, and I am beginning to get a little excited. Thinking, Ah, I will be able to afford that wood stove this winter, and gosh a real salary with medical benefits would make such a difference. 

Interview day comes, I put on my best “grey” conservative outfit, print my resume and off I go. From the moment I entered the BMW headquarters, I knew in my gut, I had it in the bag! There is no one out there, who has the life experience of near death and saved by the product your hoping to sell. I had a heaping spoonful of confidence. The interviewer was very nice, and I knew in my heart I “nailed it”. She took me around, the showroom, Introducing me, I met the Sales Manager, etc… It was great, I left, filled with hope.

As I drove away, my cell phone rang, I pulled over to answer and chat, and it was the interviewer, welcoming me to the Sales team. I was so excited - just full out beaming.

She mentioned some details and protocol, all still sounding just fine until….
We need to order a “Drug Test”. I am still all excited, and good to go. However, at that point I mentioned, I use Cannabis Oil for Chronic Pain from the TBI, I suffered in my car accident of 2012, along with spine damage and I am technically handicapped.

SILENCE…. Yes, Silence, hesitation and “UM, let me run this thru HR  and I will call you back”
Friday comes and goes. Today, Monday, I receive the call and the info, that this is a grey area and the attorneys are not comfortable with your situation. (This is the moment, I smile a little smile to myself and know that I am stronger than the paranoid lawyers) 

We are in a time of change, I myself don't always like being one of the warriors, but at times, it seems as if I were chosen to be one. I did not choose to be in the car crash, I did not choose to be handicapped, I did not choose rehab, speech therapy etc… However, I had to go thru it, like a warrior in order to get where I am today. And because of ignorance and lack of progress I am unable to be awarded the sales position. My comment is this, In order for progress, you need a progressive thinker and be in the drivers seat. No matter what the TV commercials say, narrow minded lawyers run the show.

I do not hide who I am. I feel the system would prefer I choose to apply for disability, as that is a safer option according to lawyers in the long run. We are not people but we are numbers on their spread sheet.

Regardless, my Mini Cooper is my car of choice, just too bad I am not their choice. I will have to work harder at selling my craft, since I am the boss and I am good with using Cannabis Oil to help with unending pain, its my best and safest option. 




Saturday, December 10, 2016

NEW STASH Boxes

NEW STASH & Jewelry Boxes on Etsy 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LindaBiggsArt

These are Brand New gift items in FairieLand, and we will be making many more with a large variety of images. 

Finishing up "Indian Giver" and She will be 
perfect for a STASH BOX.

These will be available on line, in our Etsy Store and we are beefing up inventory so we will have plenty to choose from for  The National Cannabis Festival 
http://nationalcannabisfestival.com/

Keeping you in the loop, I will post more later

PEACE ~