Friday, 7 January 2011

Colour

After the Christmas decorations and lights are taken down it always seems a bit glum and gloomy and today it hardly got light and the rain has been lagging down nearly all day.

I've had this old Gordon Smith guitar knocking about for years looking sorry for itself...


We were involved in quite a bad multi-shunt accident in 1990 when a Golf hit our stationary vehicle up the rear at about 60mph.  The neck got snapped off and I managed to glue it back on fairly well.  Anyway after a few mad minutes with some cans of spray paint it's ended up looking like this...


I was originally inspired by the guitar that George Harrison played on "I Am The Walrus" in The Magical Mystery tour but it's ended up looking nothing like that!

I feel we need to inject more colour into life.  Take a look at men's clothes they're predominantly black, grey, neutral and sludge - why?  I've bought some bright felt pens and I'm going to add some bands of colour to my turnings.  As you can tell there isn't much bodging going on at the moment but when I do some I'll post pictures.

3 comments:

Uncle Tractor said...

"A little whimsy now and then...
...practiced by the wisest men."

Yes, we need more color and celebrating as we head deeper into winter.

woodturningblog said...

A bodger using colour! You've made my day, Robin.

Now all we have to do is convince the rest of the woodworking world that in its place a little colour isn't all bad.

HNY...

Andy

Mike Dearing said...

the guitar looks all the better for a makeover... now you need to join a colourful band.. :-)

Mike Candi Cameron .. happy new year etc..