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Musical Muses: Joni Mitchell & Country Roads

This week’s Country Roads trend had me thinking backwards…

To a time where gates were seldom and untouched land was vast… where neighbors shared open doors and landline telephones still gave their distinct rings from kitchen walls.

I think of home. I think of the old dirt road I grew up on… in the Redwood forest… where my closest friends were my ponies and my imagination.

For most times in my life, there comes a musical muse. Country roads brought thoughts of Joni Mitchell spinning on our record player.

Singing sweet tunes of California as a little girl, having all the knowledge yet none at all… just how blessed I was to live in such splendor of a place.

To call California home.

Joni has always been one of my greatest style muses, and here we interpret the modern Joni in some of our favorite pieces.

country roads inspiration

Country Fair Velvet Dress, Moroccan Hip Belt, Joe Lace Up Boot.

What do country roads make you think of?

Much love to you all.


Nia Wang is a painter and visual artist, she captures those subtle and dreamy moments of life in detail with her watercolor and brushes. See more of her work and connect with her on Instagram @catsndreams.

She is a true gem!

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Liz -October 10, 2013, 10:25AM

For me, country roads are full of nostalgia…. I grew up on farmland in the middle of nowhere. Cats, dogs, horses, and lots of land to run and play on. It was a good life. And while I can say country living is not something I want to repeat for now, I have a lot of good memories associated with old country roads.

Blessed -October 10, 2013, 10:31AM

Ahhhh…love Joni Mitchell! Just recently have had a Joni revival in my listening collection and started crying while listening to her on a recent road trip….brought back so many good memories of singing, living in California, and listening to her honest voice. Loved your post…thank you.

Sara -October 10, 2013, 12:15PM

Joni is the best! Thank you for including such a well thought-out post about her music. She is truly and inspiring being!

love from California,

Leisa -October 10, 2013, 12:47PM

Went to a party down a red dirt road
There were lots of pretty people there
Reading Rolling Stone reading Vogue
They said “How long can you hang around?”
I said a week maybe two
Just until my skin turns brown
Then I’m going home

Lucille -October 10, 2013, 2:48PM

“I had me a man in summertime
He had summer-colored skin
And not another girl in town
My darling’s heart could win
But when the leaves fell on the ground
Bully winds came around
Pushed them face down in the snow

He got the urge for going
And I had to let him go”

Alexa Sonken {Invitations for Creatives} -October 10, 2013, 4:43PM

Love those little illustrations. Country roads make me think of peace and reflection. Open space and the world at large.

Juliette Laura -October 10, 2013, 9:05PM

This is absolutely beautiful. These illustrations are so incredible. Country roads reminds me of home. So lovely.

xo, Juliette Laura

jena -October 11, 2013, 4:22AM

Good post, thank you for your sharing!

JuleneTheGypsy -October 13, 2013, 12:44PM

Lucille – Those lyrics gave me the chills. Time to add some Joni to my ipod.

A beautiful post FP!

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