For those of you who've never met Bertha, she's Noel's motorcycle. Bertha and I are on somewhat friendly terms - I don't really like to ride, but she doesn't care.
Noel decided that this weekend was the perfect opportunity to give Bertha a major makeover. Faaaaabulous! Pass the mascara!
This is Bertha before. Note the green & white paint job. (Also, that's Noel's daughter Lauren on the back).
Yesterday, Noel painted Bertha black. Honestly, I wasn't sure how this was going to turn out. I had fears it would look like she was covered in either tar or primer.
He wanted to do some kind of cool decoration on her, and I suggested celtic knots (we both love them so much!) He loved the idea, so he got some silver pinstriping (basically a stretchy sticker that usually you use to make the long stripes on the sides of cars) and I got to work.
Here I am, measuring out the knots and drawing them on the front fender. They're basically done on a grid of dots, so it does take some measuring.
Once everything's marked out and drawn on, I started putting on the pinstriping.
Here's the fender afterwards:
And here are several side pieces with a circular design:
And here's the top of the tank. This is the same design I painted on the bedroom walls.
It connects on the sides of the tank to another knot:
So here she is....MacBertha, the Celtic Cycle! :)
Fabulous, no? I'm quite pleased, if I do say so myself. Awesome!