Day: July 19, 2015

Studio 365: Day 200

Day 200

Lessons from the Great Masters Day 13 – 19.7.15

Day 200 ii     Day 200 iv

John Ruskin; on learning to see.

Day 200 iii

Day 175 iii

For Day 200 of Studio 365 here is a look back at some of the paintings from the last 100 days.

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Both sides now…

Wall Centre

I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now
From up and down and still somehow
It’s cloud illusions I recall
I really don’t know clouds at all.

Joni Mitchell 1967

I took this photo with my iPhone a few weeks ago looking up at the Wall Centre here in Vancouver. The words of Joni Mitchell’s song, Both Sides Now from her album Clouds, instantly came to my mind and a moment of warm reverie came over me as I looked up at the clouds and remembered hearing her voice for the first time in 1969.  I was driving my old yellow Triumph TR2 down the Old Kent Road in London, and as she started singing on the car radio I had to pull over to listen to the rest of the song, a magical moment frozen in time and one which has remained with me ever since.

Ben’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Half and Half has given me the perfect opportunity to share the photo and to listen to the unforgettable voice of Joni Mitchell singing one of her greatest songs once again. Thanks Ben