Merg's case got a new paint job. My sister Sharon's cello--built in the mid-1700s by a german luthier--used to be my father's. Sharon presented me with the case a while back and I finally came up with the solution. Originally we had thought of sunflowers or some floral ornament to paint on it. But after consideration I decided to go with the cello appearing to be in the case with a vantage point of being slightly above the cello so you can see it's thickness which is what makes the cello unique. The added volume and size creates a larger chamber for sonority and room for resonance for the low notes. Painting can add life to pretty much any surface. This could be the coming fad for truly discerning musicians--to house their faithful partner in adornment that is honoring to their service.
Hoping this week and this image celebrates the freedom of expression that visual art can bring.