The other day I received a wonderful message from amazing artist Neil Hannum on Instagram. He wanted to draw Betsy in all her glory from a picture I took in Gallup, NM in front of the El Rancho Hotel. I was thrilled, to say the least. I’ve been interested in an illustration of Betsy for a while now and to have an artist I admired come forward and be interested in such a project from their own end was so incredible, and inspirational, and validating as well!
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I knew Betsy was beautiful the first time I met her, but her beauty seems only to reveal itself to a special kind of person. Only the most generous, kind, and talented humans on earth are revealed the true essence of her magic. They are the ones that fully grasp her true elegance, behind all that primer and greasy fingerprints. @neil_hannum is one of those humans. He drew this amazing piece and I'm beyond in love with it. It completely captures Betsy and everything she is. Please check out his art, it's all phenomenal! If you're interested in purchasing a print of this, send me a message!
Neil also asked me to write a poem for the piece, and I obliged:
An old Ford truck Will never get stuck In any place You cannot embrace. Hit the open road, rely on luck.
To see more of Neil’s work, check out his Instagram. If you want to purchase some of his original art you can find that on his Etsy store. You can also commission him to illustrate your rig in the same style!