Hay everyone! :) just wanted to do a quick post before bed and share my fire eating skills! I hope everyone enjoys! :) sorry it is a bit sporadic lol I didn't have a routine planned as I just got a random urge to film lol! :P
Hello everyone! :) As most of you already know, I have a passion for herbal pharmaceuticals, I believe everything we ever need has already been giving to us to utilize on this earth. I developed a passion for herbal pharmacy in my teenage years looking for a way to treat my stomach and anxiety problems that had been interfering in my life in too many ways to count, I was dropping weight faster then I could keep up with, I went from a healthy 126lbs to a frail 101lbs... my doctors warned me if I lost even a few more pounds I would have to be admitted to the hospital, that frightened me and I knew I needed to find a way to gain an appetite fast. I started constantly researching different types of herbs for months and I finally came across the Cannabis plan, I studied it and researched it and came to the conclusion that Cannabis was the most safe, effective and legal way for me to treat me ailments, I called my doctor and set an appointment for the next morning. When I went in to see my doctor we reviewed my entire medical file and talked for hours, at the end if the visit we had both decided cannabis was the best choice for me, and I was given my medical cannabis recommendation. Because I live in California medical cannabis patients are protected under prop 215. It has been 3 years since I started using medical cannabis and I am delighted to say that I am now maintaining a healthy weight and have my anxiety under control! :) I am so thankful for cannabis, it truly is a life giving plant.
Now I am so excited to tell everyone about my first time ever to the LA HightTimes medical cannabis cup! :) I had such a wonderful time at the event and I was so excited to see the amazing advancement in the medical cannabis community! there were so many friendly people who attended the event and I am so happy to say I got so many wonderful comments on my vintage clothing I was just tickled pink! :) people were always coming up and asking if I could pose for a picture and some even secretly snapped a few pictures from afar haha :) I had a blast and I cant wait till next year!
here are some pictures we took! :) I hope everyone enjoys! <3
The picture above is of me and my boyfriend standing with the delightful Henry Hemp and Mrs. Hemp! :) they are two of the kindest and humorous people I have ever had the pleasure to meet! :) oh and I hope everyone likes my victory rolls!
The picture above is of me and my boyfriend and two friends relaxing and resting our poor tired feet, thank goodness some booths provided sitting areas! :)
Now this picture above is of the wonderful and hilarious Tommy Chong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He was honored with his Life-Time Achievement award on the last night of the event! :) it was truly amazing to see him in person and hear some of his famous stand-up comedy! :)
I hope everyone enjoyed this post and the pictures! :) I hope this reminds you all to support your local medical cannabis community <3
Hay everyone!! I feel terrible about not keeping my promise and updating my blog every week... My computer broke a while back and the only access I have to the internet at the moment is on public computers :( and to top everything off my dang camera broke too!! :( ugh! I hope everyone doesn't think I forgot about this place haha! I am excited to fill everyone in on what has been happening with me lately! :) I have been on allot of thrift-store hunts and I have found some wonderful things! one of those things being a wonderful pair of long evening gloves!!! :) (If I had a camera I would show you! :(
On another subject, my contortion is still going wonderful! :) progress has slowed a bit because of the cold weather and holiday season, but I am still very happy with my progress! :) I am excited to share with everyone that along with my contortion I have added a few new acts to my sideshow act, I have added fire preforming (fire eating, fire breathing, fire poi, fire fans, fire hoop, etc..), I am training in sword swallowing right now!, block head (not the most dainty thing in the world, but thats that haha), and I am hopping to start cyr wheel sometime very soon when I can afford one, knife throwing and target girl, and blade box! haha those are just some of my newly added acts to my forever growing act!
Now since I have started sword swallowing training I have been just a bit obsessed haha :P I found some wonderfully amazing vintage pictures of female sword swallowers that I am beyond excited to share! here they are!
The photo below is of lady Margurite
The photo below is of Edith Clifford swallowing 10 swords
The photo below is of lady vivian 1920-1930
This photo below is of Lady Vivian and Mimi Garneau
This photo below is of Mimi Garneau and another unknown male sword swallower
This photo below is of Mimi Garneau swallowing a saw
This photo below is of Mimi Garneau swallowing an early neon light up tube, she was the first person to ever swallow a neon tube!
haha I love sword swallowing! I find it a wonderful and amazing art!
Now for the last thing I would like to show is this incredible video of a female knife thrower who uses her two young daughters ages 5 and 2 1/2 as target girls! their act was very popular in the 1950's
Hay everyone!! :) Well as you know my new blog is up and running, and I am happy to day I have posted my first group of pictures on it today, and I wanted to share it with you all!! :) so please go take look! :)
Hello everyone!!! :) I am proud to announce I have just written my first post on my new contortion blog!! :) Please check it out! :) http://theflexiflapper.blogspot.com/2012/09/i-am-flexi-flapper.html
Now in celebration of this wonderful feat this post I am posting today on this blog is all about my best friend and fellow amateur contortionist Kimberly Coffey!! :) I met Kimberly on contortionistsunite! she is my best friend in the whole world and she is an extremely talented person!! Not only does she do contortion, but she can sing, write, and draw among many other things!! :)
Her being such a wonderful friend surprised me with this wonderful picture she had made! :)
I love this picture so much!! :) It means allot to me that she would do that :)
Now what kind of best friend would I be if I didn't show off some of her wonderful contortion pictures!! :) so without further a due, Kimberly Coffey Contortion!!
Hello everyone! :) As you may have noticed I have been kinda of absent lately... :( Well I don't fret because I'm still here, your Ritzy Flapper has just been very busy! :) Is anyone wondering what iv been busy with...? Oh well I am telling you anyways! :) I am happy to say about 3 months ago, I got back into my lifelong passion, and that passion is contortion! :) I am proud to say I have been training very hard, I stretch 3-4 hours a day and I am so happy with the progress I have been making! :) As you already know, I am a vintage fanatic! :) my soul era being the 1920s! :) and I'm so happy that my two passions vintage and contortion mix so beautifully! :)
Well I bet your all wondering why the heck I am telling you this haha! But trust me these is a reason behind my babbling haha! :) I am proud to announce I am in the process of starting a second blog to keep up with my contortion progress! :) now don't worry because this blog is still going to be updated just the same as it always has been! :) I am just started a blog so all my vintage blogger friends and all my contortion friend and fans can stay updated on my progress, I am happy to say the contortion blog I am in the process of starting still spotlights my love for everything 1920s! So I hope everyone is excited as I am for this new blog to be up! :)
Being a huge fan of vintage contortion I am also so excited to show you some vintage contortion picture I found, Enjoy!
These women were an inspiration!! :) now this next picture I am proud to show you is of me doing a simple foot to head pose!! :) I hope everyone likes it! :)
I hope everyone enjoyed these pictures, and is excited as I am for the new blog! :)