URBANA MOTORS - Urbana, IA!! If you are ever in the area and need help with your car, and/or a tow - call these guys!!
Seriously!! 319-443-6003

On our way hom from a car show in Paducah, KY our street rod broke down about 25 miles north of Cedar Rapids on I-380 just past Exit 41. The highway patrol gave us the number of a tow service to call. Our angels were with us as we met Doc, Jerry, and Chandra. They took great care with our car in the tow -- ordered the custom parts we needed - had it delivered from Cedar Rapids, installed it and had us on the road in 2 1/2 hours! Doc said he had never worked on a car as beautiful, we told him we had never met someone whom we would rather have work on it. For Allen to let someone else work on the engine is saying something for his confidence in this man, and his skills as a mechanic, whom we had just met.

Meeting these three made our breakdown actually a pleasant experience. Thank you to Doc (mechanic), Jerry (tow), and Chandra (office). We appreciate all they did.

Decorating Tips for Fall

FALL Decorating Tips
The challenge and fun of decorating is in giving our home, our home office, our place of business - personality. Did you know that the artwork on your walls is the strongest reflection of your personality?

Which room in your home most reflects your personality? And which room in your home reflects the current season?

Does your home office create for you the environment to generate the creativity and the feeling you want to express? Let us share our decorating tips on Feng Shui for the home office to bring prosperity and success.

Does your business greet clients with a welcoming feeling and display a confidence to them that this is where they want to do business?

Here are a couple of quick and easy tips to give your home or business a warm, cozy and welcoming look of the Fall season envoking the inviting aromas, clear sharp sounds, and daily changing sights of this beautiful season. . . .

Bring Fall into your home or business by surrounding yourself with nature. This is easy to achieve with decorating accessories of the season's colors. Use as accents the fruits and vegetables of the season, colorful throws and pillows with a botantical print, dried flowers and grasses, various smooth stones and river rocks, pinecones freshy gathered from beneath a tree, the bright colors of leaves in yellows and golds, reds and oranges, and by bringing in seasonal artwork . Add the finishing and main accessory - the Artwork on your walls which sets the mood for the season.

You set out on one of those Autumn roadtrips, winding through the country backroads becoming part of nature's Fall spectacular. Found in the Landscape Category of the gallery the beautiful, Glory of Autumn, by Ann Tristani draws us into it's colors as it evokes the feeling of cool breezes, crisp fresh air while strolling down a quiet road and listening to the crunch of leaves under your feet.

For incredible value in artwork, and personalized service for your home or place of business, I highly recommend Steve and Stephanie Weber of Artful Decor Gallery. No matter where you live in the U.S., their Art Consyltants are available to serve your needs. With over 6,000 paintings on canvas in their library they offer commercial consulting and design, residential private appointments as well as fun and educational in-home art shows for your family and friends, and a unique fundraiser opporunity to help meet your organizational goals.

Feel Creative? A fun site for the artist in all of us

Feel Creative? A fun site for the artist in all of us
L2 - The Blush - my PicassoHead creative work


Al and Linda's 39 Chev convertible

Our 1939 Chevy Convertible

My favorite time of year is from April - November when my husband and I travel in our 1939 to car shows throughout the US. From VT to TN, from MO to MI, we love to share this great family activity of street rodding with our friends.

We have been blessed and are humbled as our car has been honored with a lot of awards (including MSRA Street Rod of the Year, and several top picks), magazine print coverage, as well as internet coverage. And, the best part is - WE DRIVE IT EVERYWHERE! We do NOT trailer it. Last year, with our very special friends and their street rods, we enjoyed two weeks of gorgeous fall colors, the enjoyment of travelling attending car shows where we made new friends, and seeing our gorgeous country. We left from our home in MN, drove to MI for a car show, then up through Canada to Niagra Falls, then drove down through NY over to VT for another car show. It did take longer for all of us to go through customs at the NY and Canada border -- the booth agents wanted to talk about the cars. One of our friends was even pulled out of the line and we know it was because the agents wanted to look at his beautiful custom car a bit longer.

Both my husband and I are MSRA Safety Inspectors and love having the opportunity to view many in-the-works, and completed rods. If you have a custom or street rod please have your ride looked at by your local safety team.

I would love to hear from you.
Please contact me at or 763-232-2238 with your questions, topics, and comments.
May this day bring you amazing opportunities,