Local Flava

by Stefani on 2-July-2007

Speaking of local… check this out:

Mermaid

It was parked in front of the nearest Goodwill. Cool huh? All I could think when I saw it was what the owner/artist would be buying at Goodwill, and what lovely thing they would create from their finds. I almost staked out the car to see the creator of such a thing. Almost. It’s just that the lure of potential treasures, and the threat of some other bargain shopper getting to them first was too much for me.

I also, just yesterday, saw a car driving around town that was covered in those little magnetic words. Rolling poetry, as it were. I would have taken a picture, but the light turned green. It is the only time that I can recall being irritated by a green light. I half considered following that car. I had thoughts of hiding out until the driver was inside some store, and then rearranging all their words into some profound and lovely story about wanderlust, something appropriate for the open road. But I had writers block, or magnetic poets block. Whatever. So I didn’t.

Driving downtown this past weekend, I was reminded too of how much I love this mural:

Mural

Note that the bull is a 2nd place winner. And happy about it. A self confident bull. Who could not love that?

I’m so glad to live in a town where people so easily blur the line between the mundane and art. Inspiration abounds here.

p.s. I’m not sure this is exactly inspiring, but it kinda goes with the theme… Erin reminded me of our local Ode to Barbie:

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Leigh-Ann July 2, 2007 at 1:49 am

i love it! we are so kindred spirits. i woulda done all the same things…
here’s one of my car adventures, lol…
http://frecklednest.blogspot.com/2007/02/winterlabyrinth.html

erin July 2, 2007 at 5:54 am

there’s a car around here covered in barbies – kind of creepy, but in a good way. i never seem to have my camera when i see it though.

Sarah Taylor July 2, 2007 at 7:03 am

Where we lived before there was a person who had created miniature villages on his/her car! They had tons of little people, cars and animals all hot glued on. Like you, I also wanted to get a picture but was never able to.

Heather July 2, 2007 at 7:35 am

My mouth is hanging open… is that Barbie thing for real or did you photoshop it? I love the bull mural too… such a happy guy wishing you good morning. Thanks for the bits of pop art… good fun!

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