Feb
23

One High Pilot

“It is a widely accepted fact that cannabis (…and other great hallucinogens) have been linked numerous times to allowing people everywhere; from writers, to artists, and even amongst the most advent doodlers as being a smooth gateway to better and more insightful pieces of art. So take your brush of choice and blow some minds… this is Stoner Art.”

armandingo high pilot

Today’s submission of Stoner Art on Stoner Schematics comes from a contributor to the subreddit, Baked Art, by the name of Armandingo. The high pilot above first caught my eyes as I gazed upon the assortment of artistic pieces cataloged by Armandingo. Remaining in black and white, the sketch utilizes slight variations in shadowing and highlighting to mimic the hazy smoke escaping the cannabis consuming converted respirator. Like the smoke, the portrait leaps off the page due to the selective use of diagonal strokes on the back of the pilot’s chair leading the observer’s eye frantically down to the pilot’s intricately carved jumpsuit featuring crosshatching to center the viewer’s attention. The pilot appears to be perched in the middle of a deep trance, concentrating on the task at hand as he takes a long draw with the same intensity he brings to breaking the sound barrier, enduring high-g turns, and withstanding heavy fire without resorting to pulling the handle to eject, all while saving an aftermath pack of smokes and a stash of sweet cheeba. No, this pilot did not fantasize about being called “Maverick” to fulfill some childhood silver screen delusion; rather, he became a pilot to experience the moment when time stops, when life and death becomes inconsequential, the terrifying sacrifice of trading bipedalism for flight.

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Feb
13

Do Not Overfill the Bowl

“The utmost lacking feature of the smoking community is a written and understood set of guidelines to adhere to while participating in any circle. We compile these tips, tricks, techniques, rules, regulations, specifications, and guidelines into a category known as: Potetiquette, which is as the name implies: ‘Pot’ – ‘Etiquette’. This category is meant to attempt to unify these instructions, so that every Stoner may start with a pre-conception of the underlying ideals in order to be able to augment them accordingly to their liking.”

overfilled bowlz

Whenever I am in a smoke session with a couple of new friends, nothing makes me cringe more than to see someone overpack a bowl until there are fragments of bud spilling over the rim. While moderation and prudence might not be the most frequently attributed characteristic of Stoners, we should know when volumetrically enough is enough. I am not saying refrain from rolling another joint or packing another bowl. Rather, what I am calling for is the refusal of purposefully wasting ganja by overfilling bowls, clogging pieces, and creating bonfire size cherries that eventually explode from the top opening like Mount Vesuvius when somebody slightly tilts, hits, or passes a smoking device. Avoid what can be termed, “bowl obesity,” because it just is not classy and it ruins a good thing. Imagine this fact, we have all been dry before, without a pinch of pot to spare. Maybe our area is out, we do not have the funds, or a dealer cannot be found, but in those moments we wish for our previous conservation. Yet, when we have a copious coffer of cheeba, we tend to waste marijuana by methods such as overfilling. I cannot dictate what you do with your stash, but it never hurt to save some ganja today, for a greener tomorrow.

overfilled bowl

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