Tuesday, 30 June 2015



Picture yourself in a boat on a river

With tangerine trees and marmalade skies

Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly

A girl with kaleidoscope eyes

Cellophane flowers of yellow and green

Towering over your head

Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes

And she's gone

Follow her down to a bridge by a fountain

Where rocking horse people eat marshmallow pies

Everyone smiles as you drift past the flowers

That grow so incredibly high

Newspaper taxis appear on the shore

Waiting to take you away

Climb in the back with your head in the clouds

And you're gone

Lucy in the sky with diamonds

Lucy in the sky with diamonds

I had some fun with this one people, almost imagined I was on the same 'trip' as Lennon and McCartney! 

Credits - mostly free brushes from a number of sources.  (Why don't artists label them so we can give credit where it's due?).  Also SharingTubes and MartaVanEck.   The newspaper taxis and rocking horse people are my own.

NOTE : I will be away from home (holidaying in Greece - hee hee) for a couple of weeks from tomorrow so won't be able to comment on your lovely work until I get home.  Back on 15 July.

Thank you for looking.


Deann said...

Aah the Beatles they so lend themselves to surreal in there later songs... This is a knockout my friend absolutely FAB.

sirkkis said...

Lovely, great art inspired by Beatles wonderful song.
Happy holiday, my frien!!

Lori Saul said...

So Fab and fun- this is perfectly "in tune" with the song. Happy vacation!

peggy gatto said...

Pure fantasy, love your songs!!

bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

Eye-popping! Love it.

Ozstuff said...

Thanks for finding the time to post the challenge, Ann. I think it's going to be very enjoyable for everyone to see all the different takes. Your sample picture is superb! Love the trip you have taken us on. I've heard two versions of what the song is all about. One is that it's an LSD fuelled psychelic trip and the other that it was inspired by a kindergarten drawing by Julian Lennon who, when asked what it was all about said "Lucy, in the sky, with diamonds".

Anonymous said...

The eyes are special diamonds!
Herzlich Pippa

junemac2 said...

wow such a breathtaking interpretation of the lyrics. Love this.
hugs June x

indybev said...

Huge standing ovation and loud applause, Ann. You illustrated the song so well!