Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Can Do: Expanding the Possibilities

The latest on my Morning Glory Project: This weekend I painted my car a fresh-snow white. Its old color was that of urban snow, pocked with black in every square inch of the roof and hood where tree sap had dropped and then gotten dingy.

So, I put on a new clean coat, forming the background for next weekend's application of glorious morning glories. (If you're new to this blog, please note my practice run on the file cabinet.Afterwards, on Monday, I kept telling people: I painted my car this weekend. Sanded, washed, dried, taped up, and sprayed, then sprayed again.People kept saying variations of the same idea: you can do that? Or: I didn't know that was something people did.The "you" referred to wasn't me; it meant "one." One can do that? The question reminded me: one can do a whole lot of things that might seem impossible. This floral-car project seems perfectly reasonable to me. Writing a novel quickly doesn't. Maybe I could rethink that.
(Part 3 of my writing crisis on the QE2 will appear on Friday.)


Debra Whaley said...

Hi Peggy,

I love the picture of the car sitting in front of the painted file-cabinet, as if it is waiting patiently for it's turn to be beautified! Very cute!

ONE can do anything that one put's one's mind to, as long as one doesn't place any limits on oneself! I never like to question anybody else's creativity, because I love it when I see somebody coloring outside of the lines! It inspires me to increase my own boundaries and self-imposed limits.

Keep painting! You will definitely have the most cheerful car around! I think that it will make people feel happy just by seeing it.

Debbie W.

Peggy said...

Hi Debbie, Good to hear from you again. I'm pleased you're visiting, and I appreciate the encouragement.

I feel the same way about seeing others coloring outside the lines.

As a kid, I was so determined not to be eccentric. I think I've finally yielded.