Phase Three

The work-in-progress that is my car continues. This afternoon, we chiseled off the ice so I could get inside, where I fired up the heater and the radio and covered the dashboard with illustrations from the old Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings cartoon:

The paint is kind of shiny, so I may have to get some velcro and a dark-colored cloth of some sort to cover the rainbow on really sunny days, but that shouldn’t be too difficult.

The moon and stars are to the left of the steering wheel. The other stuff is all over the passenger’s-side dashboard. I think the whole thing turned out really cute.

When I finished with my Simon drawings, I touched up the peace signs I’d put on the steering wheel a few weeks ago:

There wasn’t much else to do today. This is what our yard looks like right now:

The streets supposedly aren’t too bad at this point, so we’re going to check out the home and garden show over at the fairgrounds … because if there’s one thing I need, it’s a few more crazy ideas for the garden, don’t you think? 😉


Grateful Gnome

Jerry as lawn gnome. Inspired by a bumper sticker I bought the other day.

For some reason, this particular gnome was a little deformed. I didn’t notice when I bought it, because it was painted a hideous shade of reddish bronze, with black shading that kind of masked the distortion, but when I started working on it, I discovered that it apparently had been jostled or squished while it was drying, because the torso was twisted, and the back was all caved in on the left side. Very strange. Now that I think about it, I probably should have turned it into Salvador Dali instead of Jerry Garcia. Oh, well. I think it looks pretty good like it is….

I have now run out of lawn gnomes to paint, which means I will have to do something more useful with my time. Perhaps today would be a good day to finish the rugrats’ ABC book, which I started before Jamie was born and still haven’t completed. (I got stuck on K, and by the time I decided that K stood for Karmann Ghia, I was too busy to break out the watercolors. I’ll remedy that this afternoon….)