| barn timber, leather skirt, vintage trophy,|
mallet handle, goblet
is # 6 in my series of
This ukulele's body was cut long ago, but sat waiting for me to choose which of its painted vintage sides to use. I also needed my muse, the neck piece.
The burgundy-red side of the barn timber won out after I sifted through leather for the grass skirt edging design.
An old croquet mallet's turquoise- striped handle swam perfectly with the sarong-wrapped, garland-carrying trophy winner to cap it off.
A tarnished goblet was twisted off its stem to take center stage and toast the special ceremony.
Memories of a Hawaiian vacation and my niece's bohemian wedding serenaded me as I collaged the array of hardware on the uke's body.
This assemblage took awhile to come to fruition, but then some love songs do.
*Dedicated to baby Kawika.