Sunday, May 11, 2008

Art cars






Yesterday was the annual Art Car Parade in downtown Houston...an event like no other...the biggest art car parade in the world with over 280 cars. I try to never miss it! And the cars just get better and better. We loaded up the family and a wagon full of chairs, sunscreen and cooler and friend, Patti, and off we went. Drove right into the parking garage across the street from Sam Houston Park (free parking) and strolled over to a shady spot across from the judges' stand. Let the fun begin! And fun it was! Over 280 cars and they get better and bigger every year. Amazing work with all kinds of themes.
The picture above right is the Grand Prize Winner and is called Our Lady of Transportation. Amazing work by a local artist using car parts. The grandkids loved it and we all had a great time and made plans to go back next year and the next and the next.
The top picture is of local quilter Kim Ritter's car covered with quilting notions of all kinds.

2 comments:

Knitting Painter Woman said...

People are amazingly creative when it is encouraged!

Kristin said...

I didn't realize you were still blogging here - well I'll Be. That's great.
I realized on Saturday that I had forgotten all about the parade. I was bummed, but then I was so excited about going to Ikea with Mark and Moriah and buying something for our house for the first time that I couldn't be heart broken for too long. I'm sorry I missed you though - and your family. The cars look Super Cool!