Tuesday Inspiration

by Lynda March. 02, 2010 3904 views

The soundhole on my grandfather's rather dusty mandolin. The double strings are GDBE. It has an E string missing and some of the mother of pearl inlay in the tortoiseshell. The fretboard is mother of pearl . It has been bashed about in my travels over the years. including being run over by a railway porter's trolley when I was a student and having to be stuck together again so it is unplayable now. When I acquired it I restrung it, taught myself some chords and simple songs from a book. It now rests on a shelf in my hallway.

I'm a big fan of David Bowie, have many of his albums and CDs and have seen him live about 6 times.

My beloved DAB Roberts radio which is rechargeable and I listen to every day- mostly Radio 4. I tried to give it an antique effect as the original radios are considered vintage now.

A fish shaped flute of mine which has been around the house for years.

My front door bell which plays the chimes of Big Ben when you press it! I tried to make it look less ordinary.

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Davorka ČEoviä‡ 10 years, 7 months ago

Great set!

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Christa 10 years, 7 months ago

Some very good shots with interesting edition! I like your new style! :)

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Pete 10 years, 7 months ago

nicely done for the theme

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Susan 10 years, 7 months ago

Great set - very creative!
I love the mandolin!

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Finbarr 10 years, 7 months ago

Amazing shots !

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Ken 10 years, 7 months ago

beautiful mandolin, lovely set.....

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Huiching 10 years, 7 months ago

Aw. the mandolin looks so great with time passing!!!

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Tom Paterson 10 years, 7 months ago

An eclectic set. I like the mandolin too but you must stop those cats pushing their paws through the strings

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Semut88 10 years, 7 months ago

nice dear

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Jarvo J 10 years, 7 months ago

Wonderful set Lynda. I'm a Radio 4 fan too. Except the Archers, I always know that's the time to turn it off.

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Livelovelaugh 10 years, 7 months ago

Such an interesting collection of inspiration. The mandolin is lovely...and David Bowie, well I've only seen him live in concert twice. :)))

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Lynn 10 years, 7 months ago

Very interesting set...love the mandolin :))

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Heather 10 years, 7 months ago

I love hearing mandolin's..sorry this one is not doing so well....and who couldn't love David Bowie! Great job

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Dorothe 10 years, 7 months ago

Well inspirated :-)), what a wonderful mandolin!....and I like David Bowie, too.

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Helen Hooker 10 years, 7 months ago

Great set - perfect for the theme. I've got an old family mandolin stashed away somewhere too - why didn't I think of that?!

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Ricardo 10 years, 7 months ago

I've never heard about David Bowie! I should check it out!

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Tom Thompson 10 years, 7 months ago

Wonderful set, love the mandolin, and the history behind it

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Tracylynn Seeger 10 years, 7 months ago

Nice set, I assume the theme was music? I would really like to see a picture of the whole mandolin, it looks beautiful.

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Art Bee 10 years, 7 months ago

I'm going with "The sound of Music" Great set!

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Thebronzebow 10 years, 7 months ago

Great set, to bad about the mandolin.

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Azrin Abdullah 10 years, 7 months ago

Nice set!
I play mandolin too & I should say your granddad's looks classic!

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Sandra Vermeulen 10 years, 7 months ago

First one is my favorit.
It has already had a hard life.

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Marsha 10 years, 7 months ago

Had just seen revenant's post and wondered about the Tuesday inspiration theme.....after viewing yours I think I know!! Wonderful images....I especially love the mandolin.

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Kaitlyn 10 years, 7 months ago

Cool shots!

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Stefan Fletcher 10 years, 7 months ago

Very impressive and intriguing set. Love the mandolin and was sorry to hear of its fate.

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Moira 10 years, 7 months ago

Great set , Lynda. The Mandolin is a treasure.

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Paolo Martini 10 years, 7 months ago

n.1 is Great.....!

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Chris 10 years, 7 months ago

Awesome..

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