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Canoe Lady
01-27-2012, 06:37 PM
This started out as a flea I bought from a fellow UU member to use as a campfire uke (bug spray and a Hawaiian uke don't go well together). My friend Sue does a decent job with a brush and paints, so I gave the flea to her to paint a few months ago. She struggled with what to do with it for a while.

Well, this weekend, we are hanging out together in a big house with a bunch of women who are crafting, and she decided to paint it similar to a photo I had taken a few years ago of a Lake Superior sunrise...one of my all time favs.

She finished it this evening, so we just strung it up. I will try and get some better pics tomorrow in the daylight. I love it!

http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m484/drupnow/aflea.jpg

Olarte
01-27-2012, 06:45 PM
That is awesome!

You should post this over at the flea museum...

http://fleamuseum.blogspot.com/

Hippie Dribble
01-27-2012, 06:56 PM
so beautiful, wow D...

a 'decent' job with a brush and paints?..sheesh...you'll get a reputation for making understatements if you're not careful mate...he he :)

pwcgecko
01-27-2012, 07:00 PM
Pretty cool.

HoldinCoffee
01-27-2012, 11:19 PM
Wow, nice Flea! Its just begging for some Ko'olau Gold strings though, just a thought.

fitncrafty
01-28-2012, 01:18 AM
Wow! It's finished and it looks absolutely amazing! Totally worth the wait!! I hope you love playing it.. it is gorgeous! The gold strings would be pretty cool on it.. Have fun and thanks for sharing!!

roxhum
01-28-2012, 02:53 AM
It is fabulous! And how cool that it is from a photo that you took. I think that personalizes it all the more. Your friend did such a good job, you can, the ripples in the water, so realistic. Thank you for posting it. I had been wondering how it turned out.

1931jim
01-28-2012, 03:22 AM
Hello Canoe Lady,
That is very nice indeed. We don't need Palm trees whenever we pine for Pine trees. HaHa!! Congratulations. And no bugs in your neck of the woods this morning.
Regards
1931jim

nix
01-28-2012, 03:38 AM
This is stunning! I think we need a gallery here on the Underground just to showcase all the amazing things people have done to personalize their ukes, especially Fleas and Flukes! Thank you for sharing this with all of us. Makes me even more excited about the Flea I have coming in this week.

Nix

mm stan
01-28-2012, 04:38 AM
so beautiful, wow D...

a 'decent' job with a brush and paints?..sheesh...you'll get a reputation for making understatements if you're not careful mate...he he :)

wonder if was that famous down under uker's previous baby .....he he
Wow D,
It looks awesome...maybe I should do it to mine too...Your friend is good..:) D
You know the bridge looks really like your boat dock...not sure it that was intentional.. but a real happy surprise...

Canoe Lady
01-28-2012, 07:03 AM
That is awesome!

You should post this over at the flea museum...

http://fleamuseum.blogspot.com/

Thanks Olarte :) I'll do that when I get a few better shots of it.

Canoe Lady
01-28-2012, 07:04 AM
wonder if was that famous down under uker's previous baby .....he he
Wow D,
It looks awesome...maybe I should do it to mine too...Your friend is good..:) D
You know the bridge looks really like your boat dock...not sure it that was intentional.. but a real happy surprise...

Hey Stan, I got this from Roxhum.
My friend really does a great job with paints. She thinks the bridge looks like our swim raft...you guys think alike :)

Canoe Lady
01-28-2012, 07:05 AM
Wow, nice Flea! Its just begging for some Ko'olau Gold strings though, just a thought.


You guys are right. The gold strings will be next on the list! Thanks!