a few weeks ago i was riding my bike home and noticed in front of my friend eve’s apartment building a truck for sale. i knew that her husband david had a similar truck, and i also knew that they were moving to d.c. very soon. so i emailed eve as soon as i got home to inquire about the truck. she wrote back and confirmed that they indeed were selling the truck and put me in contact with david. i checked out the craig’s list ad and forwarded it to my brother david (as he is a mechanic and lover of trucks) to see if this looked good. he called me back and told me it looked like a good truck, and the price was very fair. so next i had to make my case to patrick. we already have an older car, and have shared it for the past 7 years. patrick has been working very hard to not use the car at all for the past 2 years. he commutes to work every day via bike or bus, so i wasn’t sure he would be very into increasing our carbon footprint. we had talked about getting a truck when it was time for a new vehicle, but that was a few years off (if we are lucky). i guess i made my case well enough because within the week we were handing david a check, and he was handing us the keys. i even took care of getting insurance, and tags and titles. all things which i hate doing, but was willing to suffer through for the truck. and she was ours, and i fell in love. she is a 1986 ford f-150, v-8, automatic but 4 wheel drive, dark green and rust colored (due to the rust), but she sure is pertty. we decided to name her monday so that if we want to get 6 more trucks they will each be driven one day a week. in fact monday inspired a post from patrick and also inspired a post from the lovely gwen (my beekeeping assistant) to go along with her monday muffins theme. she also inspired me to put work into an art show at the house i used to live in. it was a show for women, trans gendered and queer folks. so what is more womanly than making a valentine to your truck? not much. so here she is in all her glory.
logistically this papercut is about 19″ x 24″ and cut out of reeves drawing paper. it is the first papercut i have made on white paper, and really like the way it urned out. where it is hung, it has no backing paper, only a white wall that it is set off of a bit so it creates a shadow, and i really like that.