Saturday, January 5, 2013

The Awareness Project


 Hello and Happy New Year from Casa Del Aguas.



This is my friend Annie Rugyt. She is not just an amazing illustrator, she is also a wonderful musician with a voice like a lost angel. She came over a couple of days ago and tested out some of the Wonderhub's guitars. I cannot tell you what a treat it was to hear her play them. It was like she breathed life into the guitars and made them glow from the inside


Annie and I have conspired to be more aware of what life is really going on around is in the world. So we have pledged to write about real things that are going on around us. We have dubbed this "The Awareness Project". The writing prompt is "Today I realized that...."



The light blue guitar is The Spazzmaster = handmade Jazzmaster inspired guitar, Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounders Pickups, Mustang Bridge, rosewood fingerboard, vintage spec jumbo frets and vintage spec white "witch hat" knobs.



This is a Selmer Maccferri D hole Gypsy Jazz guitar. Spalted Mango back and sides and Bearclaw Sitka top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge.



Telecaster inspired guitar, glued in neck, Charley Christian pickups from Vintage Vibe. Bound Cocoabolo fretboard, contoured maple top.

I love the way this guitar sounds. It's got a retro jazz sound that transports you to a different time and place. The whole room just gets cooler when it's played.



Also in the news...  



The"Great Tidy" is in full swing. Every year after Christmas we attack the house and garden, decluttering, organizing, and giving stuff to Goodwill. It feels so good to have everything ready when school starts on Monday.  Here is a picture of one of the kitchen cupboards before... (Mister Mischief is helping out.)

Before....




 And After....

 
We fix dinner for my mom every night and so we have lots of plastic containers. Now we have lids and bottoms all sorted. All the bowls are ready for soup and cereal.



 The juicer had been stacked wonky and was always falling off the shelf. The Hub lowered the shelf an inch and now it fits perfectly.



All the coffee cups have lids. Yay! 

So today I realized that friends can light up a room and make it beautiful more than any expensive piece of furniture or stained glass window, and having less stuff is much better than having too many things. Less is more? Dang straight! 

What did you realize today?

Marilyn.


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To see Annie's art and read her take on the guitar test go read her blog here....


 







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