Thank you very much, Mission Rubato.April 16th, 2010 in member junk
In the world of music, the notation "rubato" means the suspension of rules to allow for the opportunity for free expression. OH YEAH! What junker doesn't love a directive like that!
Well, I haven't made a lot lately. I've kept busy doing "mom" and househould stuff and time always seems to get away from me. But I WAS doing junk stuff like helping friends with projects, gathering more junk, and dismantling a lot of stuff. One dismantling project was a beautiful upright piano friends wanted to get rid of before moving. They wanted a few key (no pun intended) pieces, they knew the value in some of them, but the rest was for me -- there are so many cool things to do with piano parts.
However, I now had my third set of hammers and still no great ideas. My only thought had been to encase in a glass topped coffee table (hmmm.... I don't know.) So as I re-entered the world of constructing, it was time to think RUBATO -- junker style. I had always envisioned the hammers as a whole piece. But Why? They aren't sacred! What if I cut them into manageable pieces? And that's when it came to me.....
I'm still playing with it. Not sure what I think about the ribbon in the center area. I wanted a old, yet contemporary look. I originally thought I would use just black & white photos, but that just made it look old. So, don't be shy with ideas.
Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, wood, picture holder, historical, piano