This was a fun project for me. I had the job to create fabric out of some bicycle illustrations that were given to me. I added more of my own and placed them into a repeat and this is the result!
When I was a kid, I had a teal sting-ray bike with a banana seat, white wall tires and the requisite basket with flower appliques. (which i later replaced with a steering wheel I ordered from a Montgomery Ward's catalog).
I can vividly remember riding over tree-root-cracked sidewalks over to my best friend's house. A doll with clumps of human hair taped over the bald doll's head and belted around my waist behind me as if she was holding on to my waist; a playing card tucked between the spokes to sound like an engine.
I will never ever forget that one hot summer evening when I was probably 7. My sister and I and best friend Terry donned on baseball caps over our short pixie haircuts and pretended to be boys. We pulled off our shirts and raced our bikes around the block feeling dizzy with excitement wearing only our shorts and keds...