Friday, October 13, 2017

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perhaps -
as he runs to his canoe
his dog is barking

© gillena cox 2017

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[Derwent Intense ink pencils on water colour paper - Happy First People's Holiday]





[Inspiration]
Today in Trinidad and Tobago we celebrate First People's Day as a Public Holiday remembering our Amerindian Ancestors who had been living as many as 6000 years here, before the colonizers arrived. We still retain some place names like Rivers: Caroni and Oropouche. Also some Foods remain such as Cassava and Farine.
Happy First People's Day T&T


[Book Marking Christmas 4 - Christmas tree overlay added]




Blog hopping today with

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Enjoy The Music




26 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful piece! Thanks for the explanations, too. Happy Paint Party Friday, hugs, Valerie

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped by Valerie

much love...

Faye said...

Love the vivid colors that you got in that lovely art, Gillena. Wishing you a fine celebration for your special occasion.

gillena cox said...

Thanks for ypur appreciation Faye

Much love...

Christine said...

Lovely work Gillena, nice that Trinidad remembers First Peoples. Not sure if my previous comment went through.

Linda Kunsman said...

lovely celebratory piece Gillena. Thank you for sharing and explaining your special holiday. happy PPF!

gillena cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Chtistine

Much love...

gillena cox said...

Thank you Linda

Much love...

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely creative work ~ and thanks for your sharing of your special holiday ~ ^_^

A ShutterBug Explores ~ aka ~ (A Creative Harbor)

denthe said...

What a great National holiday! love that thought! And I like how stylized your drawing is.

gillena cox said...

Happy you dropped in Carol

Muchđź’–love

gillena cox said...

Thank you Denthe

Muchđź’–love

Magyar said...

the first people
taught those to teach
to we beyond

Cumbersome, too many "T's".
__ But the message stands. If not for The First People, no matter where in this world's life, we'd not be who we are. Historic honor. _m

gillena cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Magyar

Muchđź’–love

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It’s great to honor the First People.

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Sallie

much love...

Irene Rafael said...

Have a lovely day! I am interested in how you celebrate?
~~Irene

John R said...

Lovely artwork. Beautiful choice of colours.

Giggles said...

Great colour and loads of fun!!

Peace Giggles

gillena cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Irene. If you click on the First People hyperlink it will take you to a site where you can get more info

Muchđź’–love

gillena cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation John

Muchđź’–love

gillena cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Giggles

Much lovd...

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Gillena this is wonderful. I am always interested in how people celebrate different traditions. Thank you so much for the information.

gillena cox said...

Thanks for dropping by Nicole

Muchđź’–love

geistige_Schritte said...

beautiful piece and the card!
Happy weekend
Elke

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Elke

much love...