This here little ol' 1995 Geo Prism has been undergoing a total make over. From it's humble four door sedan beginnings, it is slowly being transformed into a delightfully colorful and bawdy Mardi Gras themed (still) four door sedan. (Can't really do much about that part...) HOWEVER, once the transformation has been complete, this car is going to be the hippest thing on wheels.
Vanity plates: CHECK!
I feel honored that I was invited to participate in this transformation. I was given the hood of this vehicle to adorn. The owner of the car had mentioned that she liked the style of one of my earlier paintings and if I would consider doing something similar for the hood. So I whipped up a little paint sketch and upon it's approval, high-fived myself mentally. Hah.
The infamous paint sketch. My idea was to paint a Mardi Gras Queen who's mask is just part of who she is and her hair is made up of thousands of Mardi Gras beads. (In the sketch the beads are just placed on top to give an idea.)
Anyhow, as luck would have it, my part of the car to work on is removable. Yeay! I arranged to have the hood transported to my studio where I could work on it way easier.
Once I got it home, I could work on it at my convenience.
First thing I had to do was get the approved image on the hood. After a couple mis-steps I made myself a rudimentary projector out of household materials. Yes. Found out how on Youtube. I love the internets.
So, long story, short....I finished the hood this week and can give it back to the car owners. The thousands of Mardi Gras beads will be attached later this summer, but the painting part: DONE. Feels good.
Here are a few pics of what went down in the studio.
Now, of course there is much more to this car than just the hood. Every bit of this car is being transformed including the interior. There are some extremely talented people all doing their things to this little car. It's going to be completely awesome. When all is said and done, I will revisit this topic and post some updates and pics of the completed Mud Bug.
Mundane musings from a modern Mnemosyne