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A sampling of kitchen utensils made by Orran Scruggs. Scruggs is an artist both a painter and musician. He also does ceramics, creative marketing, photography, and advertising graphic work. He had always explored different artistic mediums whether acrylics, watercolors, oil, or clay. He even made jewelry for a minute. And, now, he makes and sells spoons and other wooden cooking utensils. (Jay Hare/Dothan Eagle via AP)

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When his favorite spatula broke, Orran Scruggs decided to recreate it from some wood he had on hand.

“I took on the task of making it myself and it came out looking really good,” Scruggs said.

Scruggs didn’t have much woodworking experience beyond helping his friend and mentor Charlie Mato-Toyela make Native American flutes. The two met at an art show and clicked. Before long, Scruggs was helping his friend make wooden flutes and taking home the leftover

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Today, we’re sharing the art an Argentine cannabis photographer currently living in Uruguay. In recent years, Lelen Ruete has become one of the most prominent figures in marijuana photography in Latin America.

Her inspiration, she tells us, comes from what the plant itself proposes.

“I am learning about it and everything that happens around it inspires me: its shapes, colors and textures… but also its history, its botanical characteristics, all the information there is to give and everything there is to teach to many people who do not know anything on the subject,” she explains.

But Lelen also likes to tell stories. With a background in the fashion world, Lelen Ruete seeks to combine the classic style of fashion editorial stories with the photography of cannabis plants.

“I think there is a very powerful fusion in that. I am inspired by the spiritual relationship between humans and plants and the

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