Gold leafed Hardtail Stratocaster. Gilding with imitation leaf. Part 2

Day two of my gilding project. Now that the edges are done - I'll be working on each flat surface of the body, in turn. This makes the process even easier - but these are still quite sizeable areas to deal with in one go. This time - I have to find a good way of dealing with those string grommets too.

Rain stops play. Continuing eye problems. Surgery time.

The cataract problems that came to a head at the end of last year, have now effectively closed down operations at Garageland. Whilst working on the body repairs to the Dakota red 50's Classic Stratocaster, I realised I just couldn't see well enough to carry out close work. This is now the exact opposite of, "business as usual".

Houston, we have a problem…

I've been a visual artist for most of my working life, and as such, I've probably taken my sight for granted. However, I've recently been reminded of just how much I rely on good vision, and on good eye health. I'd noticed my eyes weren't quite as reliable as they used to be - but recently things have been going rapidly downhill...