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Old 09-28-2016, 01:28 PM
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Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Peterborough, New Hampshire
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Originally Posted by jgillard View Post
It almost looks like ripples in water. Nice!
Yeah, it does look a bit like light reflecting on water especially when it moves.

Originally Posted by SJ VanSandt View Post
Thanks for the shots of the woods behind your shop - beautiful place!
You're welcome, New Hampshire is 96% covered in forest. Only Next door in Maine is there a higher percentage of cover.

Originally Posted by Wood Knot View Post
Hey Mark,
I'll veer off of the beaten path of replies, and venture down the road less traveled...
This natural scenery is magnificent. I can see where, with a stroll through your natural surroundings, you can return to the shop energized and filled with creative ideas. Even though a guitar is an engineering marvel, requiring technical perfection in order to produce a desired tone, and also withstand the immense forces placed on is also an organic and natural wonder. A luthier must wear the hats of both Engineer and Artist, being proficient at both. It's easy to imagine, seeing the natural beauty that you are surrounded by, that the artistic flame inside of you is continually fanned. Nature has always been the most influential instructor to my creative endeavors...especially when I slow down, become aware, and allows it to encompass all of my senses.
Thanks for your comments. A good walk in the woods is a great way to clear my head and think about the bigger picture of my designs and direction.

Mark Hatcher

“We learn who we are in practice, not theory”
David Epstein