Years ’n’ years ago, I owned VW Beetles of the 1974 Super variety. Two, in fact, both the color of Crayola Sky Blue. Made one a pet project- removed the interior- all the seats, panels, ceiling, carpet, hardware, windows, seals, etc. Stripped and sanded the exterior down to the metal to build it back up again- primer on up. Had art cars on the mind at the time (still do)! The first paint job sits on the bottom and the redo sits on the top- complete with many a glued gem in going for a perma-raindrop-esque kinda deal. I’d love to do another someday- something wacky and outlandish, possibly clever! ♦
Oh, look. A small greenish canvas painting hangin’ out in the background there that I’ve only begun the underpainting on over FIVE YEARS AGO now. A project that’s become part of the landscape with the passing of time. Have anything sitting around like this, same thing only different? ♦
Stopped in Ellensburg for dinner on the way to the concert, and happened to glance down a side street where this colorful house stood awaiting discovery.
Hey! That’s just what we were wondering.
It’s Dick & Jane’s spot- an art site and home- a work in progress for 35 years. For those without a camera, there’s a handy-dandy postcard vending machine by the front walk.
On the way, these folks greeted us as well as a row of tall happy sunflowers, this one complete with a striped helper.
Here’s the yard partially- a giant hand waves out front along with this perky lady, hubba-hubba.
A number of decorative posts support the fence around the yard including a number two pencil.
Bean found an array of critters just hangin’ around, adding one to the post for good measure.
There were a heap of sculptures all about the yard, some incorporating glass bottles and various metals, but this whirly windmill chimney thing’s the most nifty of them all.
Lastly, a gate to the backyard is a favorite, reminiscent of the Neverland trees out near Point Defiance Zoo and studded with bottle caps that look a bit like the texture of patterned pennies. I’d love to penny my kitchen floor one day, though I’ve settled on a console table for the time being. ♦
Today, I feel pretty.
These gorgeous trees beckoned from across the road, their short distance away gave them the appearance of bits of cotton candy all up and down the branches.
Were you inspired by another this week, were you moved?
The week’s dinner highlights included this here Cayenne-Rubbed Chicken with Avocado Salsa. Note the clever banana lurking there in the background.
Dear future, can’t wait to meet you.
In the meantime, took a visit to the past recently what with the thoroughly nostalgic Rockwell exhibit in town. An hour’s wait just to enter! Love that, many out ‘n’ about for art’s sake. Too much to share in attempting to sum up Norman, so I won’t. ♦
A new one all broken in.
Rooms with nite lites are far more creepy than ones without, yes?
Love this one in particular, the blue’s my absolute favorite, though can’t capture the exact shade no matter how I try. It’s very much like someone took Crayola’s discontinued green-blue crayon of days past (not to be confused with blue-green, not nearly as nice), and lit it up from within. ♦