I was invited to participate in a fundraiser for the Portland Youth Philharmonic and we were asked to paint a violin. It was one of those projects you impulsively say yes to and then regret. I had no idea what to do with a violin and I had a few false starts. But in the end I was happy with my finished violin. Despite my initial regrets, I ended up enjoying the process. Go to here to see the finished project and help support an amazing group of musicians.