It's Week 15 of Ms. Sally Russick's Focus on Life: "Aged Beauty."
Finding a piece to photograph was challenging because I left most of my old stuff back home until I saw the 2 violins that my sister-in-law and her husband gave me last Christmas.
I thought, "Oh yeah... those definitely fit the category of aged beauty." These were his when he was a little boy - I think he was really into it because he had 2 of different sizes.
They need a little makeover and fine tuning but they look gorgeous to me as it is.
I made this collage to show you the detail and craftsmanship that it took to make these beauties. Take a look at the beautiful inlaid mother of pearl on the bow. One of them was a "handmade copy of Antonius Stradivarius" made in April 1978. Wow... 35 years ago.
Check out the leather case behind... lovely!
I don't play the violin but I'm surrounded with children who play really well. I'm a big fan of our Pastor's daughter who is part of the orchestra and chamber in her school... oh my, those kids are dedicated! Maybe one day, I will be able to hold the bow and make a crisp note. Good luck to me.
Oh, I wanted to share with you what I made for our Philippine Polymer Clay Guild Challenge that was about surface treatments. I covered a glass container: the cover with millefiori canes and the body with textured clay and mica powder. I also added LP's foil, alcohol inks, acrylic paint and TLS.
Head over to Ms. Sally's blog to see the other gorgeous photos. Click HERE.
Happy weekend, ya'll.
See you soon!
♥ Michelle ♥