24.03.16 by Jeff

“Sisters of the Valley” Portraits of a Group of Nuns Who Grow Weed

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Captivating series by photographers Shaughn Crawford and John DuBois (previously featured here). “Sisters of the Valley” takes us inside a group of marijuana harvesting nuns who use it to make a natural pain relieving product. Love the shot of their calendar. Have a look at more images below.

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Shaughn and John’s Website

Sisters of the Valley on Instagram

Shaughn and John on Instagram

Shaughn Crawford on Instagram

John DuBois on Instagram













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Christine Meeusen

    Well done, Shaughn and John! Well done!

  • Charlie Nagy

    I smell a CBD sales website coming …….

  • Think a little further

    I wish all people had the same rights as religious people ^_^ But good on these ladies to see a need and try to cover it. At least they grow cannabis and not hemp.

    • Christine Meeusen

      We do not get special ‘rights’ because of our spirituality. We are not a religion. We are activist nuns and we have big issues with religion. So as far as I know, every one does have the right to do what we are doing. They just have to be able to navigate the legal landscape, which is a dance, because the laws are changing and big pharma is getting more and more aggressive in trying to own and control this whole industry.

      • Think a little further

        Hi, sorry, I did not mean to criticize you guys, you are doing a great job 🙂 And I am even more pleased with your answer. I was thinking more in medical rights in general, where you can decline some modern treatments on religious grounds. So I was thinking more medical , than the fact that actually many can’t grow cannabis as well, religious or not. Keep it the great work sisters.

      • Christine Meeusen

        Absolutely no offense taken. We deserve a bit of criticism since we occupied a habit that had been unoccupied by the Catholic Sisters, so people make a lot of assumptions that aren’t silly at all . . . we are adding to the confusion ourselves. We are anarchist Sisters, self-proclaimed like Saint Scholastica, the first Catholic Sister after whom all the orders patterned themselves.

      • Think a little further

        wish for only great things for you sisters in the future, like a breath of fresh air 🙂 lots of love

  • Elaine Cruickshank

    Excellent, well done sisters!!

  • elementcss

    I don’t see any ‘group’ of nuns. I see two women with a pretty sad grow op.

    • Christine Meeusen

      You haven’t seen our fall harvest photos, have you?

    • ^ so upset

    • Deadpool

      They are not real nuns. Going by the bible. You don’t even attend church I bet. You can’t even find a church cause you’re stoned all the time

  • Christine Meeusen

    There are three of us now and many waiting in line to join. Slowly. We are just getting started.

    • Simon Perseus

      Christine I think it’s fantastic work what you do and I’ll be sure to research you some more. Which country are you based in?

      • Christine Meeusen

        America, California, central valley (originally Mexico)

    • Simon Perseus

      I’ve just seen on your page California. God bless you!

  • Ahmed Adly

    God bless you!

  • .::Psyched Blog::.

    Puts a smile on my face!

  • Barbara A. Labinsky

    This is wonderful work, sisters! I applaud you!

  • I want them !

  • joe o’connell

    hope that is not insecticide you are spraying

    • Maryam Aziz

      Check the photo of the calendar

    • Christine Meeusen

      No! Never!

  • marek swoboda

    Fantastic photos, great story!

  • Rupert Rivett

    Hat’s off to the Sisters but I also have to say the photographers are particularly cunning. Bit jealous I didn’t think of photographing something like this myself. But I am on it now. Lets start with Monks that brew beer.

  • Deadpool

    You should be shut down. You’re not real nuns

  • Christine Meeusen

    look at the testimonials tab on our website, and if you put ‘arthritis’ in the search bar, you will hear what folks are saying about the effects of our drops (oil or tincture, both 500 mg, one tastes good and one tastes really bad, the bad-tasting one, the tincture, acts faster for pain relief) and our topical salve.

  • Christine Meeusen

    We are more like the nuns that preceded the Catholic nuns, true, as we are empowered. But if you look back in history prior to the Catholic nuns, you will see empowered ones in the form of Beguines.





30.08.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Lotta Hannerz

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A selection of paintings by artist Lotta Hannerz. More images below.

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30.08.16 by Staff

Artist Dominic Wilcox Creates Art Exhibition Specifically For Dogs

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London-based artist and designer Dominic Wilcox (if you don’t know who he is you have to watch this) has come up with the ultimate contemporary art exhibition for dogs as part of an initiative to encourage people to play more with their pets.

Working in consultation with veterinary experts, installations include an open car window simulator and a 10 ft ball pit made to look like a dog bowl filled with dog food. Paintings by artists Claire Mallison, Joanne Hummel-Newell, Robert Nicol and Michelle Thompson hang low to the ground and specifically draw on colours within dogs’ visual spectrum.

Such a great idea! Check out more images and video of the exhibit below, including some of Wilcox’s preliminary sketches!

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30.08.16 by Staff

Booooooom Giveaway: Pictoplasma NYC Conference Tickets!

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Pictoplasma is headed to Mexico and New York! Pictoplasma Academy will be in Mexico City October 25th – November 1st! Hosting inspirational lectures and daily workshops revolving around the theme of character development, the week-long program is designed to help a select group of participants further their personal style across a variety of mediums – from drawing and illustration to sculpture and visual storytelling. The deadline for applications is September 1st!

Following the Academy, Pictoplasma heads to New York City for a one-day art and design conference. Held on November 4th, the jam-packed program includes animation screenings, panel discussions and inspiring talks by artists like renowned illustrator Jean Jullien and GIF-wunderkind Julian Glander.

We’ve got 2 pairs of tickets to giveaway to the NYC conference! So if you can get yourself to New York (or you already live there) simply hit the “Read More” button and leave a comment below! Tell us about your favourite animated character, and why you like them. We’ll pick two winners in two weeks.

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30.08.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Alex Jenkins

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A bunch of terrific work by London-based illustrator Alex Jenkins. More images below.

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29.08.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: David Jien

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A selection of drawings by Los Angeles-based artist David Jien. More images below.

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