Just for You!

My Lovely GoFundMe Supporters:

Hey! How's it going? You look good, did you do something different with your hair? New skincare routine? Lost/gained weight, depending on whichever is positive for you?
Here, have some pictures from the recent eclipse, some of which haven't been posted on social media yet. (Also, three unrelated pics that may or may not be a sneak peak into the next non-violin related blog post...)

ALSO also, you guys are the first to know what I'm gonna name this violin once it's complete. Drumroll, please...🥁

CSVM Violin #1: "Sol"

I was initially going to name all of my school instruments after solfège note names (do, re, mi, and so on...), but I figured I can do better than how a big-box manufacturer would name their instrument line. Keeping that original idea, and thinking about what was happening while making this fiddle, hence, Sol was born. Look at her! (If you're on Firefox and can't see the pictures, try opening this page in a private window. IDK man, I'm working on it.)

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Sol and I on the front lawn of CSVM during the April 8th Solar Eclipse.
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Further into the afternoon, you can see how the eclipse affects shadows.
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*cue "Circle of Life" from The Lion King*
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More shadows
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Sol and I looking directly into the sun...safely of course.
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Do you suppose Eclipse sunlight will have any significant tonal benefits?
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Oh, hello.
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Sol getting a tan.
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Sol getting a tan pt.2
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Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?

It feels so good to be halfway done with my first violin and starting on the second box... so long as I ignore the corners that don't match or the wonky looking ff-holes or the handful of quick-repairs I had to make while constructing it but that's beside the point.

As always, I'm immensely grateful for all 427 of you, whether you were able to give a thousand dollars, a couple hundred dollars, or even just $5. (I know how it is; I try to support other folks GFM's with whatever I have spare at the moment. I could go on and on about the benefits of crowdfunding and community support etc.) This is the last update I'll send out via GoFundMe, but that doesn't mean I still couldn't use some support. If you'd like to continue supporting my education at CSVM, you can do so through Ko-Fi.

Buy Me a Coffee at ko-fi.com

There are a couple of benefits to using Ko-Fi over moving the goalpost on the GoFundMe again:

At the moment, the Ko-Fi feed will mostly be a means to knowing when I update this blog page, but I will find some ways to make it a bit more enticing. I've also been brainstorming ways to give you all an insight into the violinmaking journey that's more than just pictures. Hopefully Ko-Fi can help in those endeavors too.

If you've read this far, and you're still with me, I hope to see you over on Ko-Fi! I can't wait to show you guys everything I've been working on! ☮︎ ♡ ♫

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