QUOTE(BadStrad @ Dec 18 2010, 12:04 AM)
Now, although she's showing her age, she's a much loved member of the household and playing has definitely contributed towards me feeling generally calmer.
And she is a bit battered - well alot battered compared to Eowyn, but then your baby's a mere spring chicken compared to my old gal. How exciting for you to "be there" at the beginning as her voice develops, and her character grows.
Isn't it wonderful to spend time with these fabulous instruments.
yes, I wonder what Eowyn will look like at 100yr of age
but I think her sound has developed by now as she's 14 years old and has been played for that time by a professional player (well, for at least 13 years, I think she was waiting for a new owner for approximately a year until I came along
'These little wooden characters' are indeed something magical and do change our lives, for me it has totally turned it around! I now eat and drink violin basically! and Eowyn (but if it wasn't Eowyn it woud be whatever violin) is the princess of the household, she is on her stand in a glass cabinet, I polish her (well just with a clean cloth, no polish that would be a sacrilege!) daily after every practice session, I carefully lay her in her case neatly with all her things and the bows ready for her day out the night before when I know we have to go to orchestra, lesson etc
sometimes you would catch me staring at her like a mum would stare at her baby in her arms
I don't even go out anymore as I always practice/play violin (but that is my choice of course.....), my son truly thinks he's lost his mother but he is not sad about it as he can see how happy this is making me
He wil walk into the living room and if I am not playing the violin he will say: let me guess....you're watching a youtube clip of a violinist! or.....let me guess 'you're reading a violinist/violin book (and there I would be reading some book about flesch/galamian/leopold auer