Thursday, April 30, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
"Deja Vu Waltz" by Amy Crehore
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Which reminds me, my Tickler Uke #2 is actually done now, except for the tuner buttons which are being hand-carved out of blackwood.
For Steve's home-made telecaster go to http://www.finkbuilt.com/blog/
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Here's the Globe article.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
In case anyone missed my show in L.A. last month, here it is in mini slideshow format.
LINK on flickr if you want to see larger images.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information about acquiring my original art.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Girls-with-animals-and-things-on-top-of-their-heads. It's all the rage. I can't count the number of contemporary painters who have followed this fad. Is this where it all started? Here are just a few cigarette cards from the NYPL collection of over 700 hundred series (totaling thousands) from before 1900 to mid-20th century. You won't believe this collection.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Here's a glimpse of my design for my fine art Tickler Ukulele #2. As you can see, it is a pineapple shaped uke. I am all finished painting it now, so it is almost there! Built from scratch by a luthier, it has beautiful ivoroid binding around all sides, neck and headstock! Sweet. The top is spruce, the back and sides are mahogany. The neck is carved walnut. The wood is aged to perfection. Gold tuners with amber-colored buttons (I think), mother-of-toilet-seat fingerboard (pearloid), two rings of B&W rossette around sound hole, a thin strip of persimmon down the back of the neck. There is an end graft triangle of B&W ebony with an ivory border, plus an ivory "cloud" inlay on the bottom of the front (made from an old piano key). The bridge is ebony and there is an ebony cap on heel. It won't be long now (I know I promised it over a year ago, but who's counting). It just needs a few finishing touches and then I can photograph it and present it to you. I call it my hybrid Hawaiian/1920's Jazz design - featuring my trademark pierrot and a banana-skirted hula girl. My monkey in a sailor hat makes an appearance on the headstock.