Wednesday, August 27, 2008

No Bueno!

So, last night some kids put some pretty harsh racial graffiti on the car. Pretty sad. I came out to the car as I was rushing my wife to school, so I quickly wiped off some and marked over other, with chalk. After dropping my wife off at school, I decided to go by the Middle school to talk to the art teacher about the mural project I am working on, and the janitor told me I couldn't have the car on school property. I guess I left an area that said, "SUCK MY". I had erased what to suck, but in my morning stooper, didn't erase that. My bad!

So I ran home, washed EVERYTHING off, put on my work clothes and went back to the school to see the teacher. Hopefully everything is alright, but we all know how middle school gossip can turn into a mountain!

Other than that, I am looking forward to the upcoming First Fridays down in the Crossroads. I think I will once again park at the Leedy-Voulkos. There was such a good turnout last time, I can't wait to see what happens next week.


Thursday, August 14, 2008

Black Dog Coffee Shop

So, i met with Angel Dew this evening at Black Dog Coffee Shop to go over mural related stuff. I decided to drive the Metro out and park it in front of the shop. I told a group of people outside if they got incredibly bored that they should write on the car. They seemed pretty excited and actually drew some pretty great artwork. Probably the best the car has seen as of yet.

People keep asking me how I came up with the idea. I usually tell people about how I used to work at Home Depot and always tried to come up with interesting ways to utilize the 500 million different things they sell. BB paint was always a favorite for its potential...

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Go out and VOTE!!

So, I figured the blank slate wouldn't last long. I went out last night and put a whole bunch of, "Don't forget to VOTE!! today" slogans on the car. I also put a list of things for me to do and a grocery list for the day, which I crossed off as I completed them. Pretty handy.

I also ran across some guy on Flikr who did a small section of his hood in BB paint. It looks pretty cool. I think it is a great alternative if you have a section of your car that doesn't look too great; BB it!

Monday, August 4, 2008

All clean!

So, I washed all of the First Friday mural off of the car. It came of great, expect for a section where some girl used her own, "non-approved' chalk. She used an acrylic crayon of some sort that won't come off with simple soap and water. Oh well. That's why I bought a little extra BB paint.

Until next time...

Friday, August 1, 2008

First Fridays at the Leedy 8-1-08

I had no idea! I didn't think so many people would love writing on my car. Fortunately, I was wrong. There must have been over a hundred people adding to my car's art. Fay and I parked the car at 6:00 and 30 minutes later, the whole car was covered. I went to Lulu's noodles w/ Fay to get some dinner and when I go back there was hardly any space left. I would like to thank everyone who contributed to tonight's art. It all looks great.

Some funny anecdotes:

There was this guy I met, Tracie, who does energy healing and readings who said that the car was the next big thing next to the drum guys up the street.

This lady went walking by looking for the Blue gallery. We tried to give her directions, but she gave up and said she was from Wichita and their Final Fridays was so much better. I offered for her to rest and write something on the car. She declined.

A couple people thought they knew me from a past life.

One lady took pictures of me in the car.

overall, it was a great night. I think I might try other spots in town for different perspectives to the art. if anyone wants a BB car at their next event, let me know!!