The art of meeting again

I grew up the daughter of a mechanic, and both of my parents enjoyed cars.  So its not a surprise that I love them as well.  Growing up it was normal to see a car in my Dad’s garage in various states of repair.  One of these cars was a 1929 Model A that he had since he was 18, and restored while I was growing up.

This car was a big part of my childhood, and it was only natural to use it to travel to the church for my wedding.  Then other family members used it, and it became a tradition.

 

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my daughter many moons ago…..

 

A few years ago my Dad sold it to a family member.  He had not been using it much, and we thought our cousin would enjoy it, which he did.  Sadly our cousin Ray passed away a few months ago, and my Dad decided to purchase it back.  While it was gone, I continued to paint it, and you probably saw it in many paintings.  I missed it, and the sight of it always made me think of happy memories.  So imagine my happiness seeing it return to my Dad’s garage, and see my Dad and son tinkering on it.

 

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getting spruced up for a May Wedding

 

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A simpler engine from simpler times

 

 

I am excited to also say that another family member is using it in a wedding, so it has come home just  in time!  The tradition continues and in May this reliable Ford will be reassuming its duties once again!  Taking the bride to the church, and making more memories for the next generation of our family.

 

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One of the many paintings I have done of our family Model A.

 

Day 5- Yesterday

Day 5 of the painting challenge…

Day 5 of the 30 in 30.   This was inspired last spring when I passed this home on my way to bring my daughter to high school.  The shrubs in bloom were stunning, and I knew I could not resist painting it.  I took a few pics and then decided to add my Dad’s car as it felt like it would fit right in.

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Seeing how I like to paint flags, I decided to add some on the car.  Who knows, maybe they just returned from the VJ Day parade?   Either way, this painting with the colorful flowers, Model A, and flags is one of my favorites.  I named it “Yesterday” as that’s what it feels like to me.  A classic home with an antique car.  Both examples of older, simpler times.

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This painting is 10″ wide by 20″ long with a black ribbon for hanging.  If you are interested, please visit my etsy shoppe.

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The painting challenge is here!

I will be creating 30 paintings in 30 days….

I have been crazy busy trying to get a few paintings done so I can post daily paintings for the month of September.  It is suggested you have a theme, and I have picked “landscapes” with a few surprises.

Here is a sneak peek of a local house with my Dad’s model A.  As usual there will be a lot of flags….

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September is always a busy month, as my daughter starts school and soccer.  And this September my hubby is also having a surgery.  So its going to be quite a challenge to post and paint daily.  Hopefully I got enough done ahead of time to help me!

So I hope you will follow me on my painting journey, and encourage me along the way.

Starting September 1st, I will be posting on social media, and some on word press.  I am looking forward to hearing from you!