Saturday, 25 June 2022

Tuva or bust 2022-06-25 = 19 Quantum Creativity, no footprints but mine

* Quantum mechanics makes absolutely no sense. Roger Penrose

* It is safe to say that nobody understands quantum mechanics. Richard Feynman.

July 25, 2021, Tuva or bust, Violet King Henry plaza, Alberta Legislature grounds.

2015-06-25 Painter's notes, Abstract Mountain & Selfie after my painting at the Alberta Legislature - Sorry if I look a bit full of myself these days but I'm very pleased with myself and my work ethic this week - I've surpassed my goal so anything more I do for the rest of this week will be added bonus. I have lots of canvas! 95 % completed "Mountain above Maligne Lake"

No footprints, 

Summer of 1986, 1996, 

updated 2022-06-25/19

I have walked
along life's shores
to see what others
have overlooked.

My spirit
I'm rewarded
by the beauty
I see

For now
I have seen
what no other
has seen.

It's true
after noticing
no footprints
by the sea
but my own
I've become one
with nature,
a mix with
my surroundings

quantum in
a universe
at being 
here alone.

In physics, a quantum is the minimum amount of any physical entity involved in an interaction.

2022-06-25/ 19 Painter's notes: I'm entering a new phase in my world of creativity or perhaps I've always been there/ or maybe I'm leaving it. That's Quantum Mechanics for you. For now, I'll just call it Quantum Creativity and see where it takes me...

2016-06-25, Painter's notes, Fire and Rain art project: "Beautiful but very intimidating" was what one woman said of my paintings leaning up against the Old strathcona farmers market, during today's 49th outdoor art show and tell featuring my Fire and Rain art project on Alberta wildfires and floods from the rain. I walked 5 K to the Old Strathcona farmers market and found a great selection of spots to set up my art as most of the fair-weathered buskers and street preachers stayed home from this drizzly Saturday morning. As soon as I set up my art show the sunshine came out.

Friday, 24 June 2022

Day 2, Ann, Summer, Saturday & Amoy painting the Canadian Rockies

2022-06-24 Painter's notes: On day 2, I got by with a little help from several passersby. The teacher watched while 3 students added the excess paint to the backside. I added their names to the back of the painting.  #AbLeg 11th hour #TGIF #outsiderart self-taught/ influenced by Lawren Harris paintings/ Group of Seven. #intuitiveArt 45 minutes, brush cleaned once, slapping paint on like porridge/ See 2014 Maligne Lake 1924. Helper's Ann, Saturday, Summer, and Amoy.

Welcome Back to Edmonton Garth Brooks, 2022

2022-06-24: Twitter users deemed Friday "Garth Brooks Day" in Edmonton. The country music artist is returning to Alberta's capital city for the first time in five years to play Commonwealth Stadium two nights in a row. CTV News
 Fire & Rain Art Show New Year's Eve, 2016

Edmonton City Manager Threatens Police Action over 2016, Art Show
 In March 2017, The City of Edmonton apologized.
 I ended my 32-day protest. I'm free to show my art in public.

Enter Quantum Creativity
9 Social Art Projects/ 2022, Abstracts of Light and Shadows #QuantumCreativity? Quantum mechanics makes absolutely no sense but I'm entering into that rabbit hole to see where it takes me, my art in a world of creativity... did that just make sense? The photo was taken a block after Pete and I had this interesting conversation about synchronicity and living in the moment.... do you think I can walk through this wall or am I already on the other side?

From Light on Earth - The Quantum Hole - Into a place of Darkness 

Circle/Square, December 2019, Alberta Legislature grounds.
The Suicide of Veteran Ken Chan,  December 2019, sketch study.

RED LIGHT (Suicide)

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My painting is a hobby and not for sale.

Thursday, 23 June 2022

Painter's notes on Laws, The Seven Sisters Matariki & Serenity's Law

2022-06-23, Painter's notes: Another sunshine/ overcast day painting on the Alberta legislature grounds by Eastgate, preparing a Jasper park mountain scene, positioning a jasper trolley car on the tracks with dark reds, and finally a little fun painting an abstract coiling snake. The day started by busing over to the Paint Spot in Old Strathcona/ breakfast to go at A&W, return bus trip downtown, the Legislature grounds. 'Flags at half-mast?' Serenity's 12th birthday on the front steps, grocery shopping... then home. There are laws in effect that governed my day from start to finish.


The laws that Governments enact and the laws of nature and synchronicity. I try to abide by both laws based on the third law of faith that comes from the voice within my heart. Faith, do good, be humble I tell myself each day and sometimes I pray and give thanks to myself with the Serenity Prayer. Self-taught, mountain painting influence Lawren Harris of the Group of Seven.
Today June 23, 2022, would have been Serenity's 12th birthday. Thank you UCP (Hon) Mike Ellis for your private member's bill Serenity's law.
Our friend Marie from down under shared with me today that in New Zealand, for the first time, they have a new holiday to celebrate the arrival of the cluster of stars, Matariki, the Maori name for the Pleiades, or The Seven Sisters, into our skies, and the Maori New Year. She says "I believe the same cluster is recognized by a different name in some other countries. It is the first time in the world that an indigenous holiday has been taken, so quite an event."
Matariki is a special occasion in the New Zealand calendar that marks the start of the Māori New Year. Signified by the Matariki cluster of stars reappearing in our night sky, this is a time to reflect on the past year, celebrate the present, and plan for the year ahead.
Wind symbolizes change 
#AbLeg The Reflection Pool
The Alberta Legislature has no dome, UNITY' by Doug Brinkman and others who added flowers at the base of this painting. Painted on the day of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, next to the Alberta Legislature Service Through Christ statute, April 15, 2019. Completed June 2021, next to the Kamloops Residential School 215, children memorial by the same statute. Outsider, Intuitive, Community Art.

Citizen Doug, My HeART is my #FreePress
Alberta children who died in government care

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