Sometimes I wish artists could know the influence their work would have generations after their time, specifically when I'm singing a song from 50 years ago or looking at the tiny signatures on paintings in a gallery.  

I stumbled upon JACQUES HENRI LARTIGUE's work recently.  He was a midcentury French Photographer.  I'd recognized some of the images but it was really nice to see a larger collection and get a sense for his style.  I can't get over the colours and feel of his later work. It's really quite beautiful. 

I read an article about how many of us believe we're failing at life if we don't have success by a certain age.  What we don't realize is that many people don't achieve this until later in life.  This guy is a perfect example.  His work wasn't recognized until the age of 69! 

Little tid-bit. He was also a big inspiration for Wes Anderson, who's style I also adore!  Big tid bit. He had three wives and a mistress.  THIS GUY! 

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One Fifty

When you're in the same place for so long, it's hard to see the culture that surrounds you.  It's when you go away, experience something new, that you start to recognize what makes your home unique.  When I travelled to Italy last fall, I could really feel an appreciation for Canada and was so happy to fly home over the beautiful fall colours!

Hope you all have a great Canada Day long weekend!

Here are a few of my fav's from Jim's Canadian travels...