Sunday, February 12, 2017


I've often joked that Geneva, Genf, Genève, grey, gris and grau all start with G for a good reason.

Some winters are days and days of dull, gray skies.

Rick and I drove into the city on one of those days when gray was everywhere.

The Jet d'eau blended into the water and sky making it almost invisible. The opposite shore of the lake was as muted as a piece of cloth left to fade in the sun for months and months.

Then we pulled up to the car in the photo at a light.
Suddenly the world seemed bright again.

It was the only car anywhere that we could see that wasn't as dull as the day.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if all cars could be happy colors, we thought.

Or have original art on them.

Think of all the work for artists. A car owner would be a patron for budding Michelangelos.

I wonder if all cars were beautiful and cheerful would there be less accidents because people wouldn't be as tense as they are when surrounded by dullness.

Maybe there would be less car thefts because each car could be individual making it easier for a police to find a car that wasn't like hundreds of thousands of others.

When stuck in traffic, there would be something more interesting to look at instead of plain car doors and side mirrors. If not alone, the painting on a car could be something new to discuss such as, "What do you think the artist meant when he painted that rainbow?" Or, "What an incredible reflection that artist did of the mountains in the lake."

And when someone forgets where they parked in a garage and there are dozens of cars the same make as theirs, having an original piece of  art on the doors would make it easier to locate.

For those that can't afford the Porsches, the Ferraris, there would be the status of having an original painting on your car. Even older models would be a source of pride.

So, one of you artists out there, think about it. Maybe start your own studio to beautify the cars in your area.


Ginger Dawn Harman said...

Hee Hee, I will be more than happy to turn someone's car into an artistic masterpiece. I do like color!

Anonymous said...

Try looking at the buses and trams instead of the cars. The pink tram makes me smile every time I see it. The TCS bus is very striking too, and the bus that won the decoration contest is magnificent. I admit that the colored buses and trams are a whole lot better than the bland ones.