Monday, August 13, 2007

Artcar Progress: A Practice Run

Update on the the Morning Glory Project: I'm testing my plan on a thrift-shop file cabinet before actually approaching my car with sander or spray paint can.

I've sensed the old Camry warily watching this progress, but I think this first practice attempt is looking pretty good. Though I'm going to get a new green; this one's a little murky. And I'll paper over a larger area, since the green misted the top white part a bit here.

I've also realized that doing this around both sides and back of my car is going to take longer than the Sistine Chapel. That's all right. (My husband tells me I like "Great Wall of China projects." I think that's a useful cast of mind for a novelist.)

Note: Part II of A Mid-Atlantic Turning Point in My Writing will appear Friday.


debra Whaley said...

Hi Peggy!

I do like your first attempt on the file cabinet! I agree that the green might be a little bit dark, but the blue is very pretty. I can't wait to see the final product.

I wanted to share with you that I am going back to RLP in early Sept. I will miss your workshop, but this trip will give me some time to practice the things that I Iearned from you.

I hope that you are doing well!

Debbie Whaley

Charlotte said...

Hi Peggy,

Thanks for adding my blog to your list of links that inspire. I'm returning the favor--I love your blog and I'm so glad I discovered it. Will be back often.


Heather said...

Oh, very nifty-looking! I think it would be amazing to drive past a car with such decorations.

billie said...

Peggy, I love it! Can't wait to see the car when you're done.

Is having this very hands-on project affecting your writing at all? I have found that doing something very different and physical complements the writing process enormously.

And... I'm looking forward to your second part of the QE2 on Friday - wonderful piece and what a great idea to serialize it here!!

Peggy said...

Well, I'm delighted to get such enthusiasm from y'all about my flowers. Thanks to all.

And, Debbie, have a great time at Rancho. Wish I were going. For others, that's the spa in Baja where I've mentioned teaching a week now and then. Lovely experience being there.

Also, the blog Charlotte is referring to is the wonderfully named Word Strumpet on my links list. Do give her a visit.