New decade... and perhaps you are thinking about trying something new?
After all, you are never too old to learn something new if you set your mind to it, right?
While the scene above looks quite old, it actually is a fairly recent bit of art painted on the side of a building three blocks from where I work.
It serves to advertise the business that is undertaken inside the building's wall.
Quite eye catching advertising, no?
Inside the building: a violin making school.
Bet you've never seen one of those before.
Bet you never even thought about such a school before.
Bet you are now sort of thinking about how it would be to be a violin making student.
every time you saw it. You would remember selecting the wood, making sketches, applying the stain color to the grain that would suddenly come to life.
The profession of violin making is centuries old. Modern technology has figured out why some violins have such remarkable sound each time they are played, century after century, while other violins, while equally well made, deliver a less lush tone.
(Hint: it has to do with the growth ring size of the tree that the wood comes from....)