Did YOU know what a turtle dove looks like? I Didn’t! So I turned to my trusted friend.. Google! and of course there were the few odd ones that tried to put turtle shells on doves but I kept on… and found a picture of a Real Turtle Dove!
Their feathers are colored and shaped somewhat like a turtle’s shell! But so pretty! Until I tried to sketch one. I admit I am NOT a drawer… never have been, but I can sometimes follow along with a picture to somewhat resemble it. So this is my sketch result AND the picture it came from. I’m sure it will look better after I throw some paint on it, and maybe some glitter! OK no glitter… (takes all the fun out). But I’ll check back with ya and let you know how it went!
I think it’s one of the most difficult things I’ve ever tried to do. I actually tried giving it away for free at first. I didn’t pay anything for it so I didn’t think it would be right to make money off of it. I just wanted someone else to have it that would actually play it. I am just not good at practicing and without practicing playing the piano is an elusive dream.
So my first step was to put out an ad for a free piano. Well I quickly learned that people thought a free piano meant I had a piece of junk. Not the case at all. Okay fine. I raised the price to $25. Now suddenly I get calls from all ends of the Earth. Everybody wants it! Can you take a picture of it for me? Even though I already submitted one. Can you send me a video clip so I can hear how it plays? What shape are the pedals in? Will it need to be retuned? On and on and on went the questions. I answered them all as best I could. But all of these calls resulted the same. Everybody wanted it but nobody was able to come and pick it up. After all it would require a truck and a ramp and three or four strong guys. That’s all, not a lot.
I’m hoping this week will be different. I have somebody that actually wants to buy it as a Christmas present. And since I have somebody else interested in it I told them I would have to show it to the other person unless they paid for it to hold it. That action is supposedly happening now. I hope it works out for them, they really want to buy this as a present for someone and I think that would be beautiful.
Update!: They actually paid me through PayPal last night. That is a good sign… But they want to pick it up closer to Christmas so we’ll see how that goes. Update 2: Not picked up yet…