Thursday, June 15, 2017

Blog #400



    Have you ever looked closely at the "weed", Creeping Charlie?    It has delightful little purple flowers.  The leaves are edged in a deeper purple, and their scalloped edges remind me of lace.  I am appreciating the extraordinary tiniest growing  plants that come naturally, now that summer has arrived!

   I am closing my blog today.  I have enjoyed writing this blog and sharing with my family and friends.  Now, it's time to explore some different avenues on the road to creativity.

                  Thank you for taking the time to read my blog.     Smile On!       Audrey

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Two 4-String Octagon Banjos'


    Two more octagon banjos came from the work shop!   Ed created these two beauties.  They are
both 4-string, and tuned to DGBD.    They each have a 26 1/4" scale fret board.



    One of them has a paduke fret board, and old time-e fiberskyn head.  The octagon is made out of maple.



    This banjo's fret board is made from purple heart, and the 8" head has a new shiny look.   The octagon is also made from maple wood.


                                           Sweet sounds come from these two sweeties!

                                                         Thanks for stopping in today!

                                                           Smile On!       Audrey


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Big Dragon Head Banjo

    The music man in my life has been very busy creating a new banjo.  This one is a 4 string, with a 13" head.


   The head has an oriental dragon design on it.   The rim is made from maple, and this was my husband's first attempt at bending the wood for the instrument.   The fret board is made from purple heart,with the open hole for the tuners to be placed in.



 
                                  The maple and the purple heart look really good together.



                                              Here is a close-up of the dragon design.

    This banjo is tuned to DGBD, and the fret board is 26 1/4" scale.    It has an unusually good sound.

                            Thanks for stopping in today!      Summer Is On!          Audrey