Other news... At the risk of jinxing myself badly, my next BIG personal project involves building myself a Celtic folk harp. Yup! After my old, cheap, daggy one caved in several years ago, I was "harpless" and I felt the void. You could say my "harplessness" left me "heartless", so I decided enough was enough! I looked into buying myself a new one (a decent one this time), but the prices are just too damn prohibitive. I'd have to sell a kidney to buy one in Oz, and if I was to import one from overseas, I'd have to sell a few more body parts on top of said kidney. Since I have the know-how and all the toys required, I thought my best option was to make myself one. It would be an interesting learning adventure. I could personalize my harp the way I want it (design, size, number of strings, choice of wood, etc...) Unfortunately, I am short of time due to house duties, school work and an increasingly busy social life. I might have to keep this project on the back-burner for a while until things settle down a bit. I am dying to get it underway, though! :)
|Focus on Finnlaigh Irish whiskey bottle, flanked by port keg,|
Maraska slivovitz behind, and Jagermeister on the right.