This Sunday is the auction of the violins that were painted and altered to benefit the Rappahannock Youth Symphony. This is a very dedicated group of music students, and it was great fun to help them out. Twelve artists were selected to take a violin that was no longer playable, and turn it into an art piece. I am amazed at the variety and quality of the violins that came out of this group. If you'd like to see all of them, follow this link:
Here is my violin. My theme was Tea and Symphony. The youth symphony holds a tea-themed fundraiser each year and I thought it would be fun to highlight that. The most fun part of this violin was cutting into it with the dremel too. Then I had that uh-oh moment when I realized that I had to put something wonderful inside the hole that I had made.
Many thanks to my friend Janet Moss who was able to make the vinyl cutout on the back for me with her pazzle machine. I found the silhouette at an auction and thought it would be perfect for the piece.
Hope you like it!
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