…and it turns out the basic ball-point pen tats that I gave him were an absolute hit with his dragster buddies - “My buddy Johnny saw the Camero you drew, and he was nearly screamin’. That’s my car, he was sayin’, that’s my car!” He also mentioned that the fellas were asking what guy had done the work - “I kept saying it’s not some guy - it’s Jo-Jo! It’s a girl!”
Did I mention that during that long roadtrip yesterday, this same guy asked me to write “Jo-Jo” on his arm above the real tattoo he has (it’s the Looney Tunes Tasmanian Devil)?
So he got talking with me about doing artwork for dragsters, race cars, etc. (“Seriously, I got at least five guys who’d be behind me on this.”), and how much I’d get for commissions and whatnot. This could seriously be something I could get into and enjoy; I’d have plenty of contacts, between Ben and also my cousin Rocky & his dad (Uncle Anthony) who are into NASCAR stuff and racing. This would be an opportunity to move to California…
Ok, all you prayer warriors out there, offer some up for me, ok? God’s put it the idea of moving there on my heart for a reason, and maybe this is the one - I’d stay with Ben, get another job, and perhaps the idea of doing decal work on dragsters and race cars would come into affect as well…whatever the reason, this would be so…much…FUN. But I want to feel that it’s the right thing, and that it’s not just some random whim or passing fancy. Something THIS big should be processed and prayed about. So if I could have your help in prayer, that’d be swell :)
A great part in all this is that if Ben’s buddy wins the race in Medford tomorrow, then I get to see Beans next weekend when he goes to the Woodburn show!
“If Gary wins this race, you’ve got a week to work on your pin-striping skills,” he told me.
So yeah, gonna mosey down to the art store near my house. Check out brushes for pin striping/decal painting on vehicles.