The prompt this week at Inspire Me Thursday is Fun and Games, and I've been agonizing over what to do for this challenge. Should I go with a board game theme? Maybe a favorite childhood game? No, all my favorite games were simply games of my imagination. Was there something that had always been fun for me, and was still fun? Well, there's art, and photography, and music... of course, music! Music has always been a part of my life, but became especially important at the age of eleven, when I received my first flute and instantly became obsessed. Everything about it was fun to me -- symphonic band, marching band, pit orchestra, and even competitions (and believe me, I was fiercely competitive!). I still play my flute, though not as often as I used to, and I still live in a house full of music, because my husband plays trumpet, tenor saxophone, flute, and guitar.
Pictured above is a photograph of my flute, resting on one of my favorite pieces of music, Chaminade's Concertino. I used a graphic pen filter in Photoshop to achieve the pen and ink effect.