It’s been a while huh?
Here is Drake. She was named by a talented young man on the other side of the world and her livery reminds me of Maori body art. The compass influenced the choice of name and by giving the guitar an identity, I think we elevate these things from the functional to the personal. They change (for me) from simply ‘wood and wire’ to instruments that resonate with our personalities. They become our voices, our muses and our friends.
I guess this is why I paint ’em. Each one is different and each one will someday be someone’s friend and confidant. I hope Drake finds a good home. Happy sailing kid.