Thursday, June 29, 2006

My Stove

Here's my 1949 Caloric gas range. It came with the house, and it's the best stove I've ever cooked with. That's a chicken pesto sweet red pepper pizza on the cooling rack. Mmmm...

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Marble's Instruments #1

Here's a snapshot of my 1966 Epiphone Serenader 12-string. I bought this guitar from a friend (Hi Bendixl) sometime in the early '70s, although I had lusted for it well before that. It's a wreck; the belly is caved in, there's a big crack in the top, and many of the tuning machines are bent and barely useable. About ten years ago I had a good luthier stableize everything, more or less. Anyhow, the guitar sounds very sweet, plays like a dream, and it's light as a feather. It can be tuned with much patience. I usually tune it to an open "D" to keep the tension a bit lighter. Lightest gauge strings, of course.

The picture on the right shows the color of the wood more accurately.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Fun with Paper

I just finished scanning a batch of hand-made paper for a friend. She bought the paper on a recent trip to Tokyo, and the paper is so cool that I was inspired to create a few pictures. I am not an artist, but I did have some fun!