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 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.
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.
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.
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.
This is Supermassive Black Hole. I named it after one of my favourite songs by Muse.
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.
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Lady Fi March 19, 2019 at 21:30
Your musical instruments are gorgeous.
Cheryl Brickey March 19, 2019 at 18:40
Your paper pieced designs are just stunning. My son just started playing the tuba this year (which is pretty funny because he weighs about 65 pounds :)
Archie The Wonder Dog March 11, 2019 at 10:22
That’s a gorgeous violin! Thanks for linking up and Furtling!
KB March 10, 2019 at 19:43
Calendula March 9, 2019 at 10:07
I hope you feel better in the meantime!
Beautiful instruments! My brother has such a Fender guitar (and playing it)!
Tammie March 8, 2019 at 09:59
I hope you are feeling better now. No fun to be sick. But how nice to play music while you are healing.
Lovely to hear of your relationship with music, listening and playing and to see that it slides into your arts as well is wonderful.
Susie March 8, 2019 at 05:58
I hope you are feeling better, Soma! I love seeing your instruments and how it inspires your art and design.
So sweet seeing your little piano buddy, too!!
Lady Fi March 7, 2019 at 20:28
Such beautiful musical patterns! I hope you feel better soon.
nessjibberjabberuk March 7, 2019 at 11:42
How fabulous to be able to play the violin. My daughter is teaching herself the ukulele but I’ve always been hopeless a music.
Sue Grout March 7, 2019 at 05:58
Hope you are feeling better! Loved your blog – so interesting.
Angie March 5, 2019 at 21:21
Soma – sorry you have been under the weather, but you still managed to put together an inspirational post! I admire anyone that can play a violin and a Fender, and quilt into the bargain!
Gloria J Zucaro March 5, 2019 at 14:41
You are SO talented. I love violin music, although no musical training in my life at all! You quilt patterns are wonderful.
Jenna - Northernbird84 March 5, 2019 at 07:27
That cat is absolutely stunning! He’s not forgotten that cats were once Gods has he? haha Beautiful photos, also your sketches are gorgeous you’re a talent soul #SundaySnap
Susan Mann March 4, 2019 at 08:28
What beautiful captures. I love the details. #sundaysnap
a March 4, 2019 at 07:32
Your creations are all wonderfully creative! ^_^
Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
Lisa | Handmade in Israel March 3, 2019 at 05:09
Your quilt is amazing! #AllSeasons
Kara March 3, 2019 at 00:56
I always wanted to learn the violin but my mum would not let me – lovely photo
Mary @ Over40andamumtoone March 3, 2019 at 00:21
Beautiful instrument, my son had violin lessons at school last year
Michelle March 2, 2019 at 20:28
What a unique bunch of patterns! I hope you feel better soon!
Also, I apologize. I posted the wrong post first (Necklace). I’d delete it if I could.
Genevieve Gerrard March 2, 2019 at 11:11
Your instruments and photos are beautiful! I have a gorgeous old family heirloom violin that I really need to play more often
betty - NZ March 1, 2019 at 15:00
It’s so cool to have your violin that you love customized. I love your quilt patterns, even though I don’t quilt. Lovely images.
TheChieftess March 1, 2019 at 14:33
Your image of your violin is beautiful! You are multi talented!
Tracey March 1, 2019 at 12:10
Sorry you have been feeling under the weather. Music can be a great companion. Stunning variety of art. Wishing you well very soon.
Creative wishes & Happy PPF Tracey
Nadya March 1, 2019 at 10:20
Lovely instruments and art!! I a Harper – Celtic folki harp, and love sketching the performers and instruments during concerts!
June Walker March 1, 2019 at 04:50
The artwork inspired by Violins is awesome and shines with your love for the instrument!
Sirkkis March 1, 2019 at 04:47
Music is gold for a heart. Your post is gorgeous and paintings beautiful.
Raine March 1, 2019 at 02:35
omg, that post brought a huge smile to my face! I used to play viola and recently have been toying with the idea of adventuring with the violin as well. All so exciting! Thank you for posting this – very inspiring :))
Christine February 28, 2019 at 21:28
Lovely art, sorry you aren’t well.
BrownPaperBunny February 28, 2019 at 21:11
Sorry you’re not feeling well. Your violin is absolutely gorgeous. I played for about 13 years, but I never was all that into it. All I wanted was to play piano, but because my mother played violin (and loves it) she was adamant that I would too. Happy PPF!
Nicole/DVAtist February 28, 2019 at 21:09
Beautiful art. Hope you are feeling better.
peggy gatto February 28, 2019 at 11:15
what unique art, love them!!
Junieper2 February 28, 2019 at 02:37
Life without music is just “existing.” It is music that brings joy to our life:) Thanks for hosting, and thank you so much for your kind comments last week:):)
Andrée G Faubert February 27, 2019 at 21:11
Hi Soma, I hope that you feel better soon. I love the look of the cello sketch – such pretty colours. Take care.
Dixie February 27, 2019 at 13:14
Lovely patterns and drawings.
So wonderful to be able to play such a variety of instruments. Good for you, Soma!
I love the company you keep too. :)
Susan February 27, 2019 at 07:43
I love your violin. Mine is a lighter color than yours. I also play viola, handbells, some percussion and a little keyboard.
I hope you are feeling better.
Carol February 27, 2019 at 06:21
I hope you are feeling better. You are so talented and creative with music, art, and quilts. Loved your post.
Heidrun February 27, 2019 at 00:39
Happy WednesdayAroundTheWorld! I love your artworks and of course the cat.
Mascha February 26, 2019 at 23:32
Oh you happy one! Plaingy music by youself…
I honore people with musical instruments
That was always my dream, unfortunately my hearing is too bad for tuning string instruments (I only know it in theory) – I always longed for a piano as a child, but my mother did not like music and forbade it to me. I was not even allowed to listen to the radio. So I tried to “read” music after grades, learned notes by myself …
Later life required other things from me, my wish was no longer a priority and today I only play CD’s. Sigh!
Sometimes still dreaming of a piano …
Hope, your health is just better, get well soon :)