I went for a ride too, the first in a loonnnggg time, with Trusty Pam. This is how bad my eyes have gotten: I took this pic and said, "Well, I can't even tell if it's blurry or not, so hopefully it's okay."
The ride was fun, but now that Pam is a roadie, or *cyclist* as she insists on calling it (jk), she kicked my butt! She even bought a trainer now, so she can ride for two hours inside her house, going nowhere very fast. They are a breed apart. ;)
Got back in the shop after New Years too. I love my little shop.
(Here's a pile of what's left from the Tina build.)
(Here's what's left of 007's chrome bumper. I really love how it looks and would love to pick up another actual chrome metal bumper some day. I'm kind of hoarding this until a worthy idea crops up.)
In just 24 hours the idea had gone from what Dan mentioned, to more of a food truck idea based out of a refitted airstream trailer. I'd look into how places like Se Salt are permitted to operate inside a park, then scout locations that were by water, preferably a river, wooded, with high traffic, and lots of bike traffic. Maybe on a trail system. The bar idea morphed into a lean one, two, or three item menu, with just beer, water, and soda for beverages. Svelt, super simple menu. It would be all about location and atmosphere, and being the only option, or the best option, in that location. It would be about being in a place people already frequented, and creating an atmosphere that made them want to take a break and hang out a while and spend a little $ on some refreshments/food.
(I found some of the templates from my tee shirt bleaching idea too. This little tree is one of the best I've ever cut.)
(I still really love this little jackalope, and this bike. I've been really excited about getting back into the illustration vibe again too-- looking forward to it. I still have one commission to finish before I can really concentrate on that.)
It all feels really good right now. Everything. How about you guys?