Thank you @Jorge Cervantes and MJ Growing for hosting and sharing my art....
20 years ago when I first attempted cannabis imagery I was fortunate to have spent a lifetime shooting wildlife and scenic images to help me along with technique; most of all flowers like this Rose. It was my first experimenting with a new Lens Baby selective focus lens.
..you see by then, I had shot using just about every technique I could, as well as capturing every subject I could find. I was getting stale searching for something new and fresh! Never had I done much cannabis; even though I'd grown it for years-who'da thought! It wasn't long until I was sharing images like this Mandala Hashberry across the web forums..
I was healthy at that time and traveling to juried art shows selling my art prints and note cards, but no cannabis images. The show, something I enjoyed the hell out of, but that was costing me money. Sales were not setting records. I struggled until I started shooting hummingbirds, like this from around 2000, I and then did OK.
My notoriety grew leaps and bounds on the Internet when I posted my first hummingbird and cannabis, this one, without the logo and text, used for years in my avatar:
But that caused a shit-storm of controversy. Some people thought I was trying to deceive them and it was faked. I offered original un-edited copies to several sites to confirm the image being a single frame capture taken in one moment in time. Treating Yourself magazine, shortly afterwards, printed a story about me with the images to further validate their originality.
For the first time in 20 years I am again going to try selling my art at an event. My fine art prints will be offered in my booth at the Emerald Cup December 13th -14th 2014 Santa Rosa Ca..My macro cannabis imagery and hummingbirds the main focus of my showing.
I will be selling professionally mounted prints pressed onto styro board, some as large as 16x20 and 11x14. I do not print any larger than that unless special ordered, that will be available at my website. Also I will have nice 4x6 glossy photo image note cards, and to go with those, a 12 card box set of hummingbirds or macro cannabis shots. Here are examples of some of the images I chose for offering; I will be printing about 30 different images. I will also have my website www.doobieduck.com set up by then to offer the prints featured at the show including more.
Most important to me is looking forward to meeting people I’ve known only from the web for the past 20 years, you have all made this possible. If it weren't for you, due to my health, I would not have had the drive to keep moving forward with my art. Thank you for your likes, friendships, comments and compassion over the years, Jeff