Many people out in the blogosphere know me as an artist, photographer, botanist, and the crazy chicken lady. But there's another big side to my life I don't tend to blog about: I am an accomplished guitarist and I teach a handful of students every week. I studied at the college level with Javier Calderon, one of Segovia's students. Farmer Rick and I do a couple of benefit concerts each year as fundraisers for our local library.
So for today's challenge I bring you the Guitar!
The sound hole of a classical guitar is traditionally encircled with a rosette.
On closer inspection it is a mosaic comprised of thousands of independent flakes of colored wood veneer precisely cut and glued into an intricate design pattern. Since it is done by hand it is one of the most time-consuming parts of building a guitar and is often considered the luthier's signature.
I like how the tree above is reflected in the face of the guitar. It feels like the first real day of spring here, so I'm out the door to enjoy some gardening!
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