Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Maiden Voyage of the Firecracker!

Many of you will remember this post last April about the pinup girl I painted on hubby's remote-controlled speedboat that he was building. He didn't have much time to work on it due to job commitments, so it took him until now to get the boat finished. On Saturday we went to a favorite pond not far from our house in the Loess Hills for her maiden voyage. We were so excited to see it in the water!

She is powered by a weed-eater mower. Jason is getting ready to start her up!

And away she goes...

Giving her some gas...

The Loess Hills in Autumn is breathtaking!

Full throttle!

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Hope you enjoyed the ride! :-)

15 comments:

First Draught Farm said...

How fun is that?! Beautiful artwork to boot!

Caroline said...

Yes, I remember watching your art in progress! It looks like you had a lovely outing and she goes like a bomb too!

Scout 'n Freyja said...

That is so COOL! We want onea' those☺

WATERBABY CHRISTINE said...

WooHoo! She floats!

Mona said...

What a wonderful post! Thanks for sharing it Kathleen.

marnie vollenhals said...

Your art is just beautiful Kathleen.
Marnie

Dolores said...

Ha! So nice to see her in action. Thanks for the update on her.

sam said...

Great to see she made it back in one piece))

Pussycats and Angels said...

Hi Kathleen
Gosh is it that long ago, how time fly's. Looks like you both had fun.
Beautiful pond!
Great photo's Kathleen, look's lifesize.
Hope you and Cloud are well?
Warm Wishes from England.
Juliexx

Carolee said...

I remember when you were painting her - very cool! And what a beautiful setting for her maiden voyage! :)

~ Carolee

Five O'Clock Somewhere said...

I didn't know the boat was actually ever going to go in the water, I thought is was just for decoration! Looks even better in the water!

Tena said...

Awesome! She looks GREAT!

artbyakiko said...

This is awesome! She looks even sexier after the adventure. :)

Dean Grey said...

Kathleen!

Of course I remember that pin-up gal! I sure hope she's varnished!!

If only I were three inches tall I could give that boat a ride. Looked like great fun!

-Dean

cezz said...

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