風のとおり道 (The Path of Wind) – Ukulele Cover

Ukulele Watercolor

"Ukulele Watercolor" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec, ISO1250
“Ukulele Watercolor” Cedar Park, 2018

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Tonight I did a little watercolor of my pineapple ukulele. And by little, I mean A5 size. You see, since I switched to the A5-sized binder, I’ve been waiting for the special Carl 20-hole punch to arrive so that I can add any kind of paper to the binder without using tape or glue. I am excited to be able to add watercolor paper at A5 size, or actually any size A5 or smaller.

So tonight I created this on a hand-cut piece of watercolor paper, then used the new hole-punch, and added it to the binder. I think it is going to work out nicely!

I hope you had a nice day!

またね~

"Watercolor Set" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec, ISO5000
“Watercolor Set” Cedar Park, 2018
"Art Binder" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec, ISO1600
“Art Binder” Cedar Park, 2018

Ukulele Blues

"Morning Ukulele" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.5, 1/150 sec, ISO200
“Morning Ukulele” Cedar Park, 2018

こんばんは。How’s it going?

I’ve been practicing ukulele quite a bit lately, but my fretting wrist hurts a lot. I think it’s a combination of two things. First, my wrist when I play ukulele is at an awkward angle and thus causing unnecessary strain on my muscles and other connective bits (tendons?). Secondly, the watchband that I switched to a couple of months ago may have been too tight and restricted movement. It’s odd, but because the watchband is so comfortable I don’t realize that I’ve been wearing it too tightly.

But I really need to work on holding the ukulele in the correct position, with wrist straight and bending my fingertips more. When I use this technique, there’s no pain, but once I go back to bending my wrist a lot, I can feel it hurting.

Anyways, I’ve been learning City of Stars from LA LA LAND, and also Sleepwalk by Santo and Johnny. They are both really fun! And I’ve been recording my practices on my phone, but the quality is pretty bad… both my playing and the video. But it’s a fun experience.

I hope you had a nice Sunday!

またね~