Month: September 2014

Musical Update

Lenore is coming along nicely with her guitar progress. Lately, she has been working on “We Will Rock You” by Queen. It’s a difficult solo, but she’ll get it. Here is the very beginning:

She’s working on “Seven Nation Army” too.

In addition to her practice, she has been asked to join the band at church. It’s a fantastic learning opportunity, and a great way for her to participate in Church. She’s the only child in the band, so unfortunately she stands out….but they are SO wonderful and welcoming to her. She is very lucky to have this opportunity.

That’s about all on the home-front for now. Have a great week.

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She Watches Every Move

Ok, first let me start off by saying that we do not make a habit out of painting our baby’s nails. I’m not into that. But Evangeline likes to imitate her sisters. My husband had just finished Raven’s nails. He’s really great at painting intricate details, and Raven had made a “Halloween” themed request.  The baby was watching their every move.

About ten minutes later, Evangeline crawled up into his lap with two bottles of nail polish. “Pretty!”, she screamed. She even ran to the table, and stuck her hands out. Clearly she wanted the same as her big sister.

“Me too!”

She was so patient, as her father delicately painted a couple of fingers with a little color. When all was done, she ran into her sister’s room shouting “Pretty!” all the way down the hall.

The polish is gone now, but this really illustrates how Evangeline watches and takes her lead from the girls. She tries to play guitar like Lenore, take pictures like Raven and wear necklaces and use silverware like both girls. Our baby is growing up.

I guess it had to happen eventually.

The Calm Before The Storm

We have a very busy Monday work load today. School, house, guitar, and so on. But here is a quick glimpse of the calm before the storm. Have a great day!

There are a lot of crumbs and crayons for breakfast this morning.
There are a lot of crumbs and crayons for breakfast this morning.
Big sister helps Evangeline with her apple slices.
Big sister helps Evangeline with her apple slices.
Evangeline isn't exactly patient while waiting for the apple to land on her plate.
Evangeline isn’t exactly patient while waiting for the apple to land on her plate.
She calms down once she realizes the food isn't going anywhere.
She calms down once she realizes the food isn’t going anywhere.
"Thanks Big Sis!"
“Thanks Big Sis!”

The New Guitar

Her first full-scale guitar!
Her first full-scale guitar!
It's a beauty!
It’s a beauty!
She has to get used to playing on a larger neck.
She has to get used to playing on a larger neck.
Duncan Lipstick Pick-Ups!
Duncan Lipstick Pick-Ups!

After five long months, Lenore has finally paid off her first full-scale guitar.  It’s a nice one! This is a Vintage Modified Surf Stratocaster. She has needed a full-scale guitar for some time now. She put in three long years on the 3/4 size Squire Mini. It was a great little guitar to learn on, and I doubt she will ever part with it for sentimental reasons. That’s fine.

But it was time to move on to a larger instrument. When we went to the music shop, this one caught her eye immediately. It just screams cool! I think she was drawn to the vintage look first, but the whammy bar really closed the deal. Lenore loves the whammy!

It sounds good too. It has a great gritty/Blues sound to it, and think that has something to do with the Duncan Lipstick Pickups. Honestly, I didn’t know what those were when the sales guy mentioned them. After some research, I learned they are pretty nice. Whatever they are, the guitar sounds great. Here are some very short clips below of the new sound. Hope you enjoy!