Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I'M DONE!!!!!!

Here it is. I finished at 1:30 am Thursday night - or Friday morning. I snuck in a little illustration of Brooks Gremmels (the owner) sitting on the porch of the house in the middle. His dogs are with him. He always brought them to the restaurant. They would lay up on the stage when I worked.

It was so much fun and everyone was so friendly and enthusiastic. I hope I get to work with them some more in the future.

Thanks for checking it out.

Getting Close

I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. This is actually the last day. I planned to work until I was finished, but it was Thursday and the weekly "Pickin' on the Porch" open mike night meant I had to take a break from 7:00 - 9:00. It was great, though to hear the music and visit with the folks.

Friday, August 14, 2009

New Cars

I re-drew some of the cars and added another. I just didn't like the sedan and I thought the splash of blue would be a nice focal point. Besides, I really like that car. I wish I had one. It's one of the nicest Model A's built. The restaurant owner is a Model A owner and expert and he says it looks like a 29.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

More Buildings and Cars

I made the last corner and got lots of paint on the wall. Had lots of visitors today. It's fun. Tonight, they had the Thursday night pickin' and grinnin' hoot-a-nanny there. They had some great musicians both young and old. They tried out the stage and the partial sound system. That place is going to be rockin' when they get through adding speakers and lights.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I didn't get as far today as I had planned. The cars slowed me down. The grooves in the wall are starting to freak me out, man. It's hard to ignore them when my perspective goes one way and the grooves go another. And some brush strokes get hung up in the grooves. Starting to see light at the end of the tunnel, though.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Working my Way Around the Wall

I had a really cool visitor come by today. He is 88 years old and remembers Ben Wheeler back in the 30's. He said that the town was a very vibrant little town and active in those days. And Moore's Store was packed with people hanging out and buying stuff. He showed me where the counter use to be and you can see how the foot traffic wore a big dip in the wooden floor. He also told me about how he went to Moore's Store once and asked Mr. Moore if he had a small yoke for a small mule. Without hesitation, Mr. Moore went to the back of the store and pulled out the smallest yoke he had ever seen. He was very impressed. I guess Moore's Store had everything from soup to nuts.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Kickin' it with the Town's Folk

Just me and some of my Ben Wheeler homies. These are the owners of the restaurant - they're good people. And the dogs go wherever Brooks goes.