"The shortest distance between two points is under construction." -- Noelie Altito
I love art cars. For years, I have been swearing that I would pull out the paints and go for it, but for some reason I've always hesitated. My heroine is Marty McGinnis whose car is shown here. Her website address is happyart.com which certainly reflects her desire to make people smile. Her car and license plate do too.
Even the horse trailer has received some love!
My car, a 2005 Toyota Matrix, has seen better days. For some reason it is an accident magnet with folks constantly bumping into it while parked. The other week my friend Bonnie helped me remove a lower portion of my back bumper which was dragging on the ground. Someone had started the process by backing into my car and I finalized its doom by backing into a unseen low mound of ice. Rather than continue to let it drag, Bonnie got out her giant pruning shears and chopped it off.
I can't tell you how liberating it was to stand there with the bumper in my hand. Somehow it was permission to do what I want with my own car. So this summer I am doing just that, I am transforming my car from a boring, typical Chicago dinged-up mess into something that makes me smile and hopefully brings a giggle to others too.
Now, I just have to decide on my design. Check out these other forms of inspiration. So many fun decisions to make!