Having a Fit

I finished up Phase Umpteen of my car-improvement project after we got back from the Drillers game this evening. Here are the results:

The quotation is from a Richard Bach novel. It says: “Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they’re yours.” I will probably paint either a seagull in flight or a single blue feather floating in space below the words. I’m leaning toward blue feather, since the line is from Illusions rather than Jonathan Livingston Seagull, but we’ll see.

The chalkboard, all cured and seasoned. The red object to the left of the license plate is actually a pink plastic box with chalk inside and magnets attached to the back. I’ll leave it on the car when it’s parked at shows, Route 66 events, and other appropriate locations.

Answers to a couple of frequently asked questions. :)

Scout waits beside Route 66 for her old friend Bob to pick her up and take her on an adventure.

A closer look at the Scout portrait. It’s a little hard to see a black-headed dog against a black background, but you can make it out fairly clearly in the daylight.

Scout, Bob, and a VW on Route 66 are actually fairly close to my vision of heaven, as I think about it.

This has been a pretty great weekend: bees, baseball, sunshine, and an art project.

Hope your weekend was full of whatever makes you happy.

Emily

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5 Responses to Having a Fit

  1. [...] video for the segment can be found here. Here’s Emily’s blog post about the car. (Disclosure: I’m married to her, but the work on the vehicle is all [...]

  2. I saw the video, love what you’re doing!

    When in Topock/Golden Shores AZ you must stop and check out the Bob Waldmire tribute mural I painted. It’s on Oatman Hwy. (Route 66) on the side of the Phillips 66 former gas station. Check out the info on our site. It was based on Bob’s own concept for the mural and one of the last known pieces he created.He was to paint the mural himself, but passed before the work was completed, so I took it from there.

    Happy Trails!
    @.

    • Thanks! I’ve seen pictures of your mural. It’s beautiful. I’m planning to make a trip out there to see it next summer. (Ron doesn’t have any vacation time this summer, so I’m taking calculus — which is, for the record, kicking my arse at the moment.)

      • WOW! Calculus…way over my head! Now I’m making the connection. I’ve seen your comments on posts on Route 66 News…so cool!

        Thanks so much!

      • Way over my head, too. Between the compressed summer schedule (16 weeks’ worth of school in eight weeks) and the fact that I was out of town all weekend and thus fell behind on homework — which kept me from getting much out of the last couple of lectures — I am pretty much drowning at the moment. I spent the better end of 14 hours (really — that’s not a typo) doing homework and trying to keep track of umpteen different rules for calculating derivatives today, and I still can’t remember most of them.

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