Monday, July 18, 2011

The car is outside!

Come on down and see it. It's right by the Route 66 Museum and Old City Hall Shoppes, in front of Waldmire's bus. Warning: lots of pics ahead!
You can click on the pictures to see them larger.





 I painted the little Moleskine Journal on the seat because it's the kind of journal I use for my sketches. The idea is that the whole car is treated like a travel journal...and it's pretty much the same kind of thing you see if you flip through my sketchbooks.



 It's exciting to see it outside...I saw some folks posing for pictures on it this evening. Fun!

12 comments:

Peggy said...

Your masterpiece is beautiful!

Judy said...

That is awesome!

Mary said...

Yes it is a masterpiece! I just love ALL the detail - great job Joyce!!!!

Mary said...

Way to go!!! Just love it :)

Jennifer said...

Wow, looks great. How fun to see people posing for pics with it and enjoying it! You are a way cool artist, girl!
Jennifer

Lisa Cheney-Jorgensen said...

This is so cool! What is the car made of? Wood?

pedalpower said...

Lisa, the car is made of fiberglass.It comes to you primes white...a blank slate. I had a lot of fun painting mine. 15 different artists each did one, and they are all around our downtown.

I saw the article about you in Art Journaling...fantastic!!!

Nancy Wethington said...

This is so fabulous . . . beyond words. Wondering if you're in the St. Louis area (particularly with Ted Drewes on the car) and where your antique mall may be located.

pedalpower said...

Thanks Nancy. We are in Pontiac, IL and the antique mall is in the building with the Illinois Route 66 Museum...it's the old city hall and firehouse built in 1900. Most folks who come through seem to be starting in Chicago and headed your way en route to California on the old road. I picked lots of places I've heard of while working, including Ted Drewes.

Thinkie said...

<3 it!

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

This is absolutely amazing! What did you mold the car out of? What a beautiful creation you have made here! Thanks for sharing!

pedalpower said...

Hi Kelly,
The car is made of fiberglass...a company called "cowpainters" out of Chicago makes these fiberglass sculptures for cities to use for public arts projects. The come to you primed white...a totally blank slate. Some people who have skills with fiberglass cut them up and reconfigure them so you can hardly tell it's the same sculpture. I just painted and tiled mine.