Being apart of the Pin-up community has taught me a lot about self care, self representation and pushing ones self out of their comfort zone. I have been braver, more … Continue reading Deanne Southee Photography
It has always been about timing. Like a play I scripted in another life time the sequence of my life events had to fall into order through creative timing. I … Continue reading The NEW look..
This summer it became very clear to me during the car show circuit the desire and need for an Island based Pinup community was practically tangible. The amount of positive … Continue reading So you want to be a Pinup – Beginners 101
This years show season was amazing as I met many new faces. Where I enjoyed spending my time was with the Vendors on the circuit. I would honestly say Lawrence … Continue reading Street Art Designs
It’s always a good day for a tattoo and to catch a Convention is even better. I headed down to Victoria to attend the first Van Isle Tattoo Expo. Held … Continue reading First Annual Van Isle Tattoo Expo 2017
It was an early rise as I headed to the President of the Dirty Devils Rat Rods house as I was going to ride in with the the club for … Continue reading Timberland Pub Show n’ Shine
Wheel-O-Rama hosted their first Show n’ Shine August 20th, 2017 at the VIEX. I had unexpectedly given myself sunstroke the day before at the Ladysmith show and it was my … Continue reading Wheel-O-Rama
I feel when something is meant to be it will find a way. It might not take a course that is simple and straight forward yet upon reflection at the end, it all makes sense how it came to be.
As an independent woman, the intention of my blogs is to facilitate connection between people through the exposure of my writings.
Every time I push myself there is elevation I cannot possibly imagine on the other side and this is how I would find myself a member of The Dirty Devils Rodettes.
We would then exchange social media contacts realizing we would continue to cross paths as we were attending the same events and shows.
I recognized their authentic support and realized the opportunity we could create.
These two were already founding members of the female chapter of the Dirty Devils Rat Rod Car Club, the Dirty Devils Rodettes and now they invited me to participate with them during the Ladysmith show.
Their hospitality and welcomeness made me feel truly apart of their family.
By the end of that show my personal history was made. I was officially included with the group, social media was made and we started creating plans to develop ideas.
What I noticed about this group is the genuine efforts to support each other and to support the community with sincere enthusiasm which is motivating and refreshing.
I have longed to be apart of a group that can inspire and draw attention to important causes and the best part is that these woman felt like I was coming home.
These are my sisters, my girl gang, my squad and my tribe. The possibilities are endless to what will happen when we are together.
One of the many romantic concepts of the car culture I enjoy is honouring the traditions of the past.
As we explore new ideas through builds by way of speed and design we will always reference the past in one shape or form.
Pinstriping is a classic example, this art form is the medium of painting lines to draw attention, embellish and highlight the shapes or forms of a vehicle. Pinstriping’s history started before the running engine and today remains a sought out detail to embellish ones ride desired by car enthusiasts.
Liquorice my Little KIA Soul has been my source of pride and freedom because she helps keep my blog alive by transporting me to events and adventures here on Vancouver Island.
It was only a matter of time for Liquorice to earn her stripes and to have her name properly displayed.
The art of pinstriping is something I have admired for as long as I can remember, it was appropriate now that I honour the tradition too.
I believe here on the Island we are very lucky to have very technically skilled Tradesmen, Craftsmen and Artists close at hand. What always sets these people apart is their passion.
I was grateful when my path crossed with Matt. As you can see for yourself we have a real solid contributor to our community. How lucky are we…!
Wether you know Matt in person or not you will undoubtedly know his work as his hand has touched many surfaces.
For Liquorice, I left all creative licence to Matt with simple direction of names and he went straight to working his magic.
I am really thrilled with the end results and super happy to see the different items Matt has striped.
At the recent Grease, Gears and Grooves event Matt was set up doing on the spot work like this 5420 for Christian Dobell, lead Guitarist and Singer for the The Hell Katz.
Matt also did the custom paint and striping of the prize fridge and bench for the events raffle and the prizes for the Car show, both which were hosted by Vancouver Island Chapter of The Roadmen Car Club.
It does not matter what you own yet beauty is often found in the details, so may I suggest getting Matt to detail something for you.
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At the Grease, Gears and Grooves ‘Tiki Babe’ Pinup Pageant, Dandy D’lish is this years First place winner holding the title of ‘Queen’ Congratulations on winning the title..