Wednesday, November 01, 2006

How do we get back home?


Back in the early 90's, I played around with graphics on the computer. This is an effort that resulted from the inspiration I received from someone's (now unknown, unremembered) painting of an old 30's something car I liked. I added a photo of a girl I took at a breezy air show over 20 years ago and called it "The long way home." I think that's what we're all facing if next week turns out to be a vote by computers and not people.

But more than that, my main reason for posting this here now is to push the previous horrific Stephanie Miller misogynist's death threat a little further down the page. Miller persevered heroically, while the retired bully exposed himself for the "right to my opinion too" by threatening Miller's life and then denying it when confronted by her in an on-air phone call during her radio show to this perv. Bravo Stephanie!

6 comments:

enigma4ever said...

sigh...what a wonderful picture...wow- you are talented...I love the car ....reminds me of my first car- 66 Old Cutless- Cherry red....such a beauty...sigh..still miss that car- even though it was not running more than not....

D.K. Raed said...

hmmm, I like the way the billowing hemline of her dress is repeated in the wavy, flowing (fender? -- there doesn't appear to be a fender) bottom of the car. Plus you force the viewer to follow the girl's eye looking away from the gorgeous car that first grabs you, on toward the incredible skyline. The Long Way Home! If it results in good thoughts like these, how DO we get back? ~~ D.K.

azgoddess said...

nice work!!!! thanks for sharing...

dada said...

Enigma: I had no memory of what a '66 Olds Cutlass looked like. Then I remembered I have a copy of "Monstrous American Car Spotters Guide" book. So I looked it up. Wow, quite a car. The book says, "F-85 without side chrome starts at $2783." Now I'm sitting here trying to imagine it in Cherry red.

meldonna said...

Neat picture; that sweet car looks a lot like Eliminator from the ZZ Top videos back in the eighties. I like your girl much better than theirs. :)

dada said...

Thanks Mel. And, yes, it does remind me of something from that ZZ Top video. And, yes, (I'm in an agreeable mood today, aren't I?), I also like my girl better.

Today, on our way back from Albuquerque, we once more bypassed the turnoff to Arrey Derry, NM. I've passed it all my life with the intention of one day stopping. (I honestly thought Arrey Derry was the name of one community and, as a result, that there was some mischief when naming it. But I have just learned--thanks to your comment--that Arrey and Derry are two separate communities about 5 miles apart, which suggest perhaps some duplicitous mischief between these two communities in the past.

And to think, it all may be because of a fascination I have with a photo you deem better than ZZ Top's. One that I've held for years in high regard based solely on one particular aspect of the girl in the photo--her derrière!