Sunday, November 15, 2009

Multi-Talented Cousins

Last month I wrote about my cousin, Mumsie (who lives in Nova Scotia), and I showed pictures of a few of her many talents.
Here Mumsie and I are visiting my cousin, Beth, and her husband, Art. Beth makes beautiful quilts and I'll write about her in my next post. Today I want to introduce you to Art.

Art is notorious for his large repertoire of jokes. Frankly, I don't know how he remembers them all, but the jokes just keep coming. For example...

See all these violins? Art made them. He plays them, too. He's a multi-talented man.

Making a violin takes the right kind of wood...

...and skill and lots of time. Art has all three!

Here is the end result. Beautiful isn't it? Art made the guitar, too.
All of Art's instruments have a lifetime guarantee. If you want to know more, you can contact him in Centreville, Nova Scotia at 902-678-7423. Tell him I sent you, OK?


Homestay Mama


  1. Wow!! I am impressed! Does he restore them too?

  2. Yes, Art both makes and repairs violins--and gives a lifetime guarantee on all his work. His tag-line is: "The Art of Violin Making." :-)

  3. Wow! You do have some special people in your family HS Mama.

    Does Art play beautifully as well?

  4. UnbeLIEVEable!!!!!! He looks like such a warm-hearted guy and he's funny and talented to boot? Must have been a great gal to snag that one!! Could you post some of him playing? I would LOVE to hear that!! What a WONDERFUL post. :)