Vanning is a compulsion, an obsession, an occupation, an affliction, a fascination, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it, must. Those who don't, think it's a waste of time. For me it is a calling.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Its cold around here and the striping business is slow this time of year.To keep my skills sharp I have been working on some trash cans. I have been making a pinstriping brush with a tiki handle on it for about a year now. and I've been painting a couple cans with a friki tiki theme to them. Cans seem to take forever for me. I've had the first one in the works for about 6 months, although I've only worked on it in my spare time, and I've been real busy the last year.
I've been motivated to do some cans by my good friend Jimmy C, of San Clemente Ca. Jimmy has been painting these cans for a long time. I am always amazed at the detail he puts in one of these pieces of art. I love his stuff! After 15 years I finally acquired a Jimmy can. its a real kool piece. check it out,, yes those are real bullet holes.
well back to work. One of the typical jobs i do is repair work on cars with painted pinstripes. i had one such job today. nothing exciting, but it fills the holes between the custom stuff. now back to painting the can ,, Man i could use a down-n-out burger about now.


Ken Mitchroney said...

Congrats, and welcome to blog space! We will get the word out for ya. Oh, and guess where i'm eating today!!!!

The Blue Parrot said...

Yeah, welcome to our world... I didn't eat there today, but every time I drive by the place I think of you.