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

Main Gallery Intuitive, Outsider & Community Art.
My painting is a hobby and not for sale.

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