Thursday, April 5, 2007

Easy does it.

How ironic my first real exposure to blogging is going to be creating one of my own.

In the past week I've discovered Willard's Garage and Always Aroused Girl and fallen in love with the concept. Intelligent musings on serious subjects - NASCAR, sex and the folks and feelings that go along with both.

Today has been a great day. I've finished a piece of art that's been bugging me for nearly two months. An attempt to combine my love of cars with my art. I've never mixed the two before, figuring there are people doing it a whole lot better than I ever can (and no I'm not looking for approval).

It was suggested to me by a writer for a V8 magazine I do some car art for a possible article in the future. This has been a real struggle, so I don't know how many more I'm going to be doing.

While doing The Devil Drives Desoto I've come to realise my love for cars is in the driving - the speed, the power, the feeling of imminent doom - all the stuff that makes it great to be a guy.

I'm much more comfortable with my crazy, fucked up distillations, abstracts and shadows (Stolen Kisses - see below).

The shape, model and year are entirely of my own conception and not dictated by an auto manufacturer.

I'm not some radical left or right anything. I have opinions and will be putting them online though - it's just a journey right? I will also be indulging in one of my passions - foul language. So please don't read this if you are offended by its usage.

Subjects to be covered (not an exclusive list) will be NASCAR, sex, art, people observations, why the hell I've fallen in love with country music and the joys of being male in an increasingly emasculating society. Chaos from within folks, chaos from within ...

For now (the kids are whining, it's nearly bedtime (stories, stories, stories)) - take care.


Racefan57 said...

hey ....welcome to the bloggers world nice post and here is a link to a fellow artist and race car enthusist has some awesome paintings. I will add your link to my roll and on my roll you'll find many fellow nascar bloggers. happy bloggating!!1

rob ijbema said...

good luck with your new block...looking good!
especially the art!
painting can be painfull and rewarding...

Olde Typewriter (Vroom!) said...

Hello rookie blogater...welcome to cyberspace!

AlwaysArousedGirl said...

Good luck!

Just email if you ever have questions!

ABAT said...

Hey folks, thanks for the kind words, links, offers of help and stuff. It's all hugely appreciated.
I will follow up all links. Cheers.