Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Artist is Shy (so far)...

This blog was made for my husband, Victor S. McGuire, the artist.  Turns out he's too shy to promote his own work, so here I am to do it for him.  Everything he does is artistic, even the yards - they're gorgeous. 

What he's done most of his life is pen and ink drawings, mostly of wildlife, but he ventures out sometimes - did some antique planes, a firetruck.

He makes the frames too - this one is walnut with the bark still on.

Then he decided to paint murals on walls - one was over a hundred feet long.  He found he had a knack for creating bonsai.  Then came tattoos - OMG the second that needle touched the skin and the ink spread I swore there was no way - but when he wiped it off, it was like he was born to do them....magnificent!

Victor does remodeling for a living.  All of that is done with an artistic flair also. 

And now?  Now he is carefully, painstakingly handcrafting electric guitars with one-piece bodies.  He treats the wood but leaves it natural - no paint, no lacquer.  Here's one:

That's all for now.  What do you think?     B : )

Our handcrafted guitars are works of art.  Blind Armadillo Guitars


Ricepatty said...

It all looks great the pictures are very nice love the garden shot.

Martha (Menagerie) said...

The yard, the art and the guitar - all totally amazing! How unbelievably talented! :-)

Lydia said...

WOW - everything is beautiful!!!! Thank you for sharing. What a special man.

Vicki ~ FL said...

Glad you're promoting your husbands work. He is very talented....thanks for sharing.

Cheryl said...

Hello Victor and Family: I am Cheryl, wife of Paul Steinmetz. Old Marine City friends of family. I love the guitar and the gardens. We hang with Keith who is also an artist. Runs in the family. We also love Robin. She helps me alot with my house and my kids. What a family. Keep up the good work.

Kim Nash said...

Hello Victor,

Well as always - you are such a talented artist. Best of luck with your new endeavor.

Kim Nash - Michigan