Sunday, January 07, 2007

This is an Hourglass style mountain dulcimer. This one has 4 strings. Some come with 3 and as high as 6 strings.

This one was handmade for me by Ken Hamlin in 1984. It is one of several music instruments I have.

It's been a long time since I played this one. The mountain dulcimer is usually played with the instrument laying across your lap. The noter is used to slide along the fretboard and you strum the instrument. It's a lot of fun.

My other musical instruments I have include a Yamaha electronic keyboard and several Penny whistles in different keys of C, D, and A.

This little seascape was done with Faber Castell Albrecht Durer watercolor pencils. Paper was in an Academie Sketch book, paper weight unknown. The paper did buckle a little.

Trying out my new Memory Brush Pen that I just got. Not quite as loose as a sumi-e brush, but close.

The Chinese calligraphy shown is actually my name. The top one is my first name and the meaning is "Grand, splendid, Glory".

The middle one means "agree". This is the first 2 letters of my last name.

The bottome one meaning "thought". This is the last 2 letters of my last name.

This was provided to my my Chinese artist Ning Yeh.