Shrimp Tales and Tides

I just completed this little project. Well, little may not be the most accurate description seeing as it stands two feet tall and lacks only one pound of weighing twenty.Shrimp Tales and Tides. Folk Art from Carlton's Classic Creations

The inspiration began with the little boat I bought from a lady in the “Lowes” parking lot a while back — and while piddling around the back yard with extra time on my hands I spotted an old swimmers platform weathering away on the back of my real boat. It made the perfect fishing pierFolk Art From Carlton's Classic Creations: "Shrimp Tales and Tides" for the “Old Salt” and his dog to mend nets and spin tales of fish lore and Mermaids on.

I call it —                 “Shrimp Tales and Tides”

Shrimp Tales and Tides - Carlton's Classic Creations

Shrimp Tales and Tides

 

 

 

Shrimp Tales and Tides

 

 

 

Shrimp Tales and Tides Hand Constructed Folk Art

Shrimp Tales and Tides

Shrimp Tales and Tides

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Going Down—Freddie King Tribute

Going Down — Or, at least back to April 14th, 2012, when “The Reverend” Billy F. Gibbons, Joe Bonamassa, Derek Trucks, and Dusty Hill honored the third King of the Blues — Freddie King’s, induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Freddie, of no relation to Albert, or BB, passed away at the young age of 42— sixteen months before  “The King”  Elvis Presley died. Not, however, before leaving (like the other 2 Kings of the Blues, Albert, and BB) larger than life legacy and influence in the lives and creativity of countless musical greats as Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, Jeff Beck, and Robby Krieger of the Doors.

Right here — Right now — we have the  honor of witnessing  Billy Gibbons, and Dusty Hill of ZZ Top, Joe Bonamassa,( Child Prodigy born three months before Elvis died, opening shows for BB King at age 12) and Derek Trucks ( most recent slide guitar replacement for Duane Allman and Dicky Betts of the Allman Brothers Band, and guitarist for “Tedeschi Trucks” along- side wife Susan Tedeschi) giving homage to one of Ye Three Kings (of the blues)  — Freddie King.

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While having less time to write about the many interests I love and enjoy here at sonsothunder– Due to work and schooling etc — I decided to start a site where I can write about the things that take up most of my time as it is. 

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DONT LET GREEN SCARE YOU AWAY-GREEN is GOOD-No REALLY-my eyes my eyes!

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We’ll still be around here from time to time, but working on another passion at techstopcafe.com come by and say hello — 

I’m not sure why the “Flounder” Theme turned Lime-green on this post -I’m assuming it is considered an Image Post — But, anyone can see I’m writing as hard as I can to try and change it back to my beloved Fender Stratocaster Sea-Foam Green! If this doesn’t work it will just have to be UGLY I suppose… This is “Almost” as frustratingly cumbersome as the new “WordPress” text editor… 

Almost!

Project Flower — Child

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What do ya do with that? I mean it’s a “Paisley Telecaster” but, not exactly something “James Burton” would play. I’m not even sure “James Taylor” or “Rick James” would play…Maybe “Prince?”
Anyway, I know it’s a girly guitar, and the flowers are — well, pretty. But I just can’t see me playing it the way it looks, so, I guess it’s in for a face lift… Hmmm. What to do? What to do?.. It is still a Telecaster, after all…I wonder what the stage lights might do as far as improvements? Flower Tele 3 (3)
Yeah that’s a little improvement. By the way, can you guys believe Russell Wilson threw that last pass instead of giving the ball to Marshawn Lynch? Maybe a little blue light… Flower Tele 2 (5)
Yeah — that’s no help.Flower Tele 5Flower Tele 3 (4) Oh wait.. I see it now.. I know what it needs… and I wont have to strip it down to find it has an ugly wood grain underneath…
Man… what a way to blow a ball game…’COME ON MAN’!
Pete Carroll
So, I suppose I need to make a trip to “Hobby Lobby” for this project… I have an idea to save the guitar. I don’t think I’ll go with any of Pete Caroll’s plays on this project. Nor will I bother to paint, or strip the guitar down… I think I have an idea… I should have it finished and posted before too long, later this week. Until then… “Dolt!  Ummm Flowers.”

Flower Tele 2 (4)On Second  Thought— I wonder if Jeff Bridges needs a fresh looking guitar to make another one of his “Zenned Out Sleepy Potion CD’s”

Fernandes Project Follow Up

100_2231 (3)I almost forgot I’d promised to do a follow-up when the Fernandes face lift was complete…

Fernandes Project Here:

And seeing as I gave the guitar to my grandson for Christmas, I’m lucky I100_2229 (3)100_2229 (8)100_2231 (4)100_2231 (6)  took some pictures!

This is it:

Not the best pictures in the world, but, at least I did take a few.

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