Thursday, August 24, 2006

For the "Only In TEXAS" File

When the dust gets thick on the back window of his Mini Cooper, artist Scott Wade uses it as a canvas to create temporary works of art. Among his creations was a copy of C.M. Coolidge's 'A Friend in Need,' better known as dogs playing poker.

Wade used his finger and other implements to etch this homage to Vincent Van Gogh's 'Starry Night' and Leonardo da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa.'
Wade lives off the unpaved Roadrunner Road north of San Marcos, which dusts the back windows of his car and gives him the canvases to create his own works of art. A portrait of Kinky Friedman on the back of the Mazda driven by Wade's wife, Robin Wood, was featured on the gubernatorial candidate's Web site.
Who needs a frost-covered window when you've got road dust to create a Christmas scene? Besides his fingers, Wade uses traditional art tools, such as paintbrushes, and unconventional ones, like a chewed Popsicle stick, to make his drawings. Wade takes pride in his creations, but he knows that with one good shower, his work is gone

Just goes to show you what lengths some Texas men will go to keep from actually washing their car.

Thanks Gerard for sending this...too funny! :)

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