Close up of hand painted illustration on a custom memory box. This was a commissioned box with a cannabis theme, echoing the Alphonse Mucha "Job" poster. Ralph Steadman, gonzo art

From Art Nouveau to Gonzo – A Cannabis Inspired Piece

rockabilly, cannabis, burly life, kustom kulture,  vintage life, retro chic, modern pinup, pinup, vintage, ink, artnouveau, mucha, gonzo, greaseandgrace, mother nature, ms, fibro, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, healing , magick, natural medicine, wicca, wiccan, pagan, mysticism, wiccan art, pagan artThis may be one of my favorite pieces I’ve painted yet. Not because it’s stellar art, I never think my work is particularly great, but because of its power.

The energy in it trumps all.

This is a commissioned piece for a lovely woman with Fibromyalgia painted by a woman with Multiple Sclerosis (that’s me!)
There’s some awesome magic that happens when that kind of synergistic energy comes together. Two strong, fighting, bitches! (I take no offense to that word, bitches get shit done.)

rockabilly, cannabis, burly life, kustom kulture,  vintage life, retro chic, modern pinup, pinup, vintage, ink, artnouveau, mucha, gonzo, greaseandgrace, mother nature, ms, fibro, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, healing , magick, natural medicine, wicca, wiccan, pagan, mysticism, wiccan art, pagan art rockabilly, cannabis, burly life, kustom kulture,  vintage life, retro chic, modern pinup, pinup, vintage, ink, artnouveau, mucha, gonzo, greaseandgrace, mother nature, ms, fibro, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, healing , magick, natural medicine, wicca, wiccan, pagan, mysticism, wiccan art, pagan artThis isn’t her first box commission, and this time she wanted something different. “Something creepy,” she said. “I’m not picky.”
That’s the easiest way to work. Free reign.

I set out to figure out what “something creepy” would mean in this instance, and the box pretty much took its own personality. So, it went Gonzo. It still wound up with that edge of mysticism that some may call creepy. I call it just right.


The owner is a wonderful advocate for medicinal cannabis and is an active member of NORMAL.

Whatever she keeps in this box, may it be blessed.


Actual painting size is 2.5×5″. Vintage cedar box with carved detailing.

Art Nouveau meets Gonzo style.
Hand Painted, vintage cedar boxes.

Interested in a commission? Contact us here. 
Or see the shop for ready made boxes and more. 

rockabilly, cannabis, burly life, kustom kulture,  vintage life, retro chic, modern pinup, pinup, vintage, ink, artnouveau, mucha, gonzo, greaseandgrace, mother nature, ms, fibro, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, healing , magick, natural medicine, wicca, wiccan, pagan, mysticism, wiccan art, pagan art

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