Wandering Camera – Music

Violin | Whims And Fancies

 

 

 

Today’s planned Wandering Camera would have required rummaging through photos.  I am under the weather, and not feeling like sitting at the computer much.  I have been playing music quite a bit to while away the sick days.  So, here’s a little peek into my musical world.

This is my old girl.  She was quite scratched up when I got her.  A luthier spruced her up and updated her with new rosewood accessories for me, even customised her a little for my smaller hands.  My violin and I have wonderful times playing together.

 

 

 

Violin In Colour Pencil | Whims And Fancies

 

 

Violin is the first musical instrument I learned to play and it will always be my first love.  I made this card using wax colour pencils and turpentine.  I can foresee an enlarged oil painting in my future.

 

 

Cello Watercolour Sketch | Whims And Fancies

 

 

This was a quick sketch of a cello.  I was too eager to try out a new set of watercolour paints I got at the time as a gift, so I didn’t care to draw it very correctly.  It’s a quick sketch at best, but serves as a reminder to be playful. 

 

 

Electric Guitar | Whims And Fancies

 

 

A few years back, when I was living in Los Angeles, I visited a music store in Hollywood.  It had a good selection of used instruments.  I got a beautiful Fender guitar to play with.  I love the haunting sound of it.

 

 

Musical Instruments Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

 

These are the musical instruments quilt patterns I have created so far.  I have gotten requests for a few more.  They are definitely in the works.

 

 

Musical Instruments Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

 

This is Supermassive Black Hole.  I named it after one of my favourite songs by Muse.

 

 

Piano And My Cat | Whims And Fancies

 

 

I play music for myself, but occasionally I have a listener silently sitting by me while I play the piano.  It’s very everyday, but exceptionally special for me.

 

I hope you liked the photographic journey of today’s Wandering Camera.  I will reply to your comments and visit you back as soon as I start feeling better.

 

Camera And Photography Linky Party | Whims And Fancies

 

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Last Vestiges of Autumn

Quilted Bag Made With Piano Quilt Pattern

Some of you already have the winter storm inviting itself to your home.  I hope the warm colours of the last vestiges of Autumn in this post brings you a little bit of comfort.  It’s always a pleasure for me to share blocks and projects made by others using my quilt patterns.  Quite by chance I came across this stunning quilted music bag made by Gwen.   Not only is her piecing of the piano block beyond perfect, she picked the perfect accompanying fabrics too.  They add a beautiful touch of movement and sophistication to the bag.  The golden-yellow music notes fabric is so tangibly warm.  She made this bag to carry the music for her piano lessons.  I play the piano too and this bag is such an inspiration!  I am in awe!  You can see more photos of this bag on her blog.

 

Violin Quilt Pattern

Another surprise awaited me when I saw this violin block made by Katrin.   I would have never thought of using those colours for a violin, they make it so bohemian!  It’s gorgeous and I love it!  The colours of the violin are also scattered like confetti in the background fabric of the block.  I play only classical music on the violin, but Katrin’s violin block is making me want to play something risque and new!!

 

Fall Maple Leaf Quilt Pattern

 

Fall Maple Leaf Quilt Pattern

I think music and autumn are a match made in heaven.  In my mind I can very easily interweave music and the movement of leaves in the autumn breeze so I was only too happy to show you the beautiful musical instruments along with these leaves made by Kris.  She has been making these spontaneous maple leaves and I love seeing them.  It’s like finding the perfect leaves during a walk and you know you have to bring them back home with you.  Perfect for keeping in the treasure box.  Aren’t they beautiful?!

Over the previous months I have collected quite a few projects from others.  I created a Made By Others page so these projects have a forever home.  Many thanks to all of you for giving me permission to share your work.

Nettle Mitts

These works have inspired me to work on new patterns.  Aside from that and sewing the binding on a queen size quilt, I am working on these mitts with leaf patterns in them.  This is my first project with double-pointed needles and these are my first mitts.  I am knitting them slowly to avoid making mistakes.  So far it’s going really well.  Hopefully pretty soon I will have something homemade to keep my hands warm.  Wish me luck!

-Soma

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