I see Skies of Blue . . .

Skies of Blue

Skies of Blue – Statue of Cecil John Rhodes, the Company Gardens, Cape Town

There is always a bird sitting on his head. Yes, of course, it’s the same one. And the seagull’s name? Altogether now . . . Nelson!

Rant follows! As a teenager at school in England, I always painted my skies this deep blue colour. My art teacher, who didn’t like me or my work, criticised yet another of my humble efforts, squashing any artistic dreams I might have had, when she briefly glanced at my “work of art” and said, “You don’t get skies that colour!” Then she brushed me aside as she moved on to praise her favourite’s work.

Well, Ma’am, over here you do! Most days, all day, the sky is resoundingly this marvellous deep clear blue. So there!

Thanks, I feel better now. And anyway, I am scifihammy, not arthammy, so it’s all good.

For info on this statue of Cecil John Rhodes, in the Company Gardens, Cape Town, try here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecil_John_Rhodes_Statue

 

10 thoughts on “I see Skies of Blue . . .

      1. pensitivity101

        It must have been a mould! 1967 to 72. I left after the fifth and started work at 16.
        The careers teacher said I didn’t have the brains to work in a bank. I served her from first till position when I worked in the High Street, and became a financial analyst for an American Bank 1996-2001. Nice to have the last laugh!

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Ah, it’s OK. All water under the bridge. I believe that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger! And I continued to paint my deep blue skies regardless! 🙂

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    2. pensitivity101

      Mine did more than crush the soul, it stripped me of all my confidence and feeling of self worth.
      Still, that’s over 40 years ago, and I;m still here, though my teachers are not!

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      1. scifihammy Post author

        I have often wondered if our teachers were so awful because they were frustrated spinsters? The war having killed off so many men? The Miss-es far outweighed the Mrs.

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      2. pensitivity101

        You may be right, especially as most of ours were single and old.
        I remember being totally shocked to discover our history teachers both SMOKED, and one read The Beano on the train for our London trip!! The other was 6 foot 6, and huge, but she was actually quite lovely. I served her Dad on a regular basis in the bank.

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