This Old Guitar

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As I was browsing Pinterest a couple of months ago, I came across several pictures of some very beautiful embellished violins. They had been covered with tiny tiles surrounded by a brightly colored grout. Sparkly jewels and porcelain roses had been glued on to their femininely shaped bodies. The strings had been replaced by strands of creamy pearls, giving them a whole new life.  I was impressed by the creativity of the artists who had thought of doing such a thing to an old and otherwise useless instrument and I decided that I wanted one to hang on my wall. Unfortunately, I didn’t have an old violin laying around and I knew there wasn’t a chance in the world of getting my hands on one around these parts. I don’t even know anyone who plays the violin, much less someone who wants to discard one. Continue reading

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