wood and strings

guitar1.jpgmusicguitar3.jpg

my work is
making music with the future
singing every day with small children
simple melodies flow from wood and string
my heart is full as they share their joyful spirits
the rest of me at days end? weary would describe it!


45 comments:

maccandace said...

You so capture the beauty of musical instruments as well as the music itself, I'm sure.

Jeana Marie said...

you do good work, woman!

(I really do like your photos with the guitar, I'm sure I keep telling you!)

74 Lime Lane said...

loving these little insights into your like elk {not to mention the beautiful photos}

Joan Elizabeth said...

Now that is work with lasting value! Lovely photos too.

cinner said...

Your photos are brilliant, That would be a fun job. all the best, have a great day.

Tracy said...

The LOVE really shines through this post, Elk... and love the photos! I was just sharing photos of hubby's new ukukele--lovely little thing. :o) Happy Day ((HUGS))

bekkah said...

These are beautiful! Very rewarding work, I'm sure :)

smith kaich jones said...

Now that is knowing a bit of magic.

xo
Debi

Renee Howell said...

Ah yes - weary. I know it well. Shared these photos with my daughter away at college - she is teaching herself guitar, in her spare time. :-). Thanks for the opportunity to share with her. She is missed.

spread your wings said...

what a gift you give

S. Etole said...

bringing music to the world ... a most valuable gift

Oliag said...

You certainly have a joyful job...but I am sure it is exhausting...I volunteered at a pre-school two days a month when my children were small and it took me the rest of the month to restore myself:)

JoLyn said...

Beautiful -- my favorite is the first. What a wonderful job to make music.

antlersgray said...

I love the perspective you chose to shoot from, Mom. Focusing on the straight lines of the neck and strings = nifty! Laura

caramela said...

I agree with your daughter-its always your perpective which is so individual and unique that makes your photos so special-Lovely-
Annamaria xx

Meri said...

Love. Caring. Touching the future. And yes, it plays well in black and white, too.

joyce said...

I love the first one...briliant!

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Ooowww ELK I almost can touch the guitar. Great shots, wonderful poem.

margieandkath said...

oh i wish i could play anything.

Kellee said...

Wow, I love that. I can't play any sort of music at all. I DO love photographing guitars, though. :)

neva gagliano said...

music and children, doesn't get any better! and yes ... the weariness after a day.
as always, loved following the images and the words.

Christina said...

in my heart, i can hear the songs. the beautiful songs.

Mrs. E said...

Weary. Good word for it!

Char said...

gorgeous warmth - inviting
i would love to hear you play

.kat. said...

Beautiful DOF Elk!
I wish I could play
the guitar. Or even
the ukulele. My fingers
are too short. :O(
Love these photos!

Gigi said...

These photos are beautiful! You must bring such joy into your students' lives. xo

Kim Klassen said...

these images take my breath away... so very lovely!

joanne said...

thank you... thank you for your work... thank you for caring so much... thank you for your kindness... and thank you for your music, in whatever of its many forms it takes when it flows through you :)

laurel said...

Awesome photos especially that first one. Love your poem too.

Sue said...

Ah yes...weary at the end of the day. While teaching music is fun, joyful, exhilarating, rewarding, etc., it is also exhausting. A lot of energy goes into sharing the love of music and motivating the wee ones to join in.

I especially like the perspective and DOF in the first image.

meandering pearl said...

i always adore your guitar shots!!! wishing you all that is beautifully moving

beth said...

lucky kids !

Jewels said...

Awesome perspective - both the photos and the words!!!

MedaM said...

Beautiful details and the light you captured on these wonderful photos!

Gayle at Planet M Files said...

Oh, so beautifully written and I love the beautiful warm wood and the cool strings. Looking at these photos I can smell my guitar I played when I was a teen, and feel the coolness of the strings on my fingers. Thanks for taking me back for a few moments!

stephanie said...

I love photos of guitars. These are beautiful!

Amelia said...

I love love guitar pictures!

patty said...

i didn't know this! do you teach music??

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kendalee said...

Anything you pour your heart into is bound to leave you a bit weary at the end of the day but what a gift to do heartwork! And a musical gift... extra special :)

Toni said...

Excellent work - love your accompanying words.

SE'LAH... said...

lovely work, indeed.
i can just imagine
if i just stay quiet and listen
the strums of your guitar strings.
bliss.

xo

Freshly Found said...

What a beautiful perspective!

Country Girl said...

Oh, missed this one. Love the perspective, the warmth of the wood. And the love coming through.

rachel awes said...

my heart strings are humming with this profound piece.

Jeanne Klaver said...

Oh, Elk! This post makes my day sing!