Thursday, October 4, 2012

Mars Needs Guitars - part 2

I've made some progress with my Guitars for Autism guitar!

As most of you know, I am obsessed with Our Lady of Guadalupe. She is the patron saint of the Americas, and having lived in San Antonio, Texas for many years, I feel a real connection with her. The story is beautiful, and the original image is gorgeous. You can check out my use of this wonderful saint in my shop, Crazy Daisy ROCKS!

After deciding on the general design of my guitar, I've disassembled it, taken off the front piece and made a larger version from artist's canvas, which I've spent the last week painting my interpretation of Our Lady of Guadalupe. I plan to do some more painting on the guitar's neck and body, but this is the main design for the body. I'm still deciding what to do with the strings...
Nearly finished - needs a bit more tweaking

close up of her face

Leather on Leather

"Want instant satisfaction, So baby, gimmie leather on leather."

  -- The Donnas

I bought the softest leather cord last week, and I'm having fun playing with it! I'm excited about my Knotty leather rings that I've made with recycled glass beads - the beads are from old glass bottles and then faceted for extra coolness.

Knotty ring in aqua

Bronze and black Knotty rings

Bronze Knotty ring

Seaside necklace