Melancholy Serenade by Carmen Holly

Nikon D5000 18-55mm
Editing in Paintshop Pro 11
Photo of GrandMothers Guitar bought new in 1936 and the roses blended, manipulated with itself.
Inspired by Tchaikovsky’s Melancholy Serenade.
I used to listen to it on an Edison Upright..78 rpm record.
Every dark, dreary, rainy day… I would just have to complete the mood by cranking up the old Edison & playing the Melancholy Serende.
Tchaikovsky poured every ounce of his soul into playing it.
The player is now in the local Museum..the owner told me I can come anytime & play my favorite tune. I do miss it..with all of it’s popping & hissing mixed into the violin as it cried so much pain.

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  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you Karen for accepting it into the Flower Works.

    – Carmen Holly

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you for accepting it into your Group.

    – Carmen Holly

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsabout 3 years ago

    Lovely work!!

  • Thank YOU so much.

    – Carmen Holly

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanabout 3 years ago

    This took my breath away!! Stunning!

  • Thank YOU Heather!

    – Carmen Holly

  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...about 3 years ago

    Chosen for Subject Matter / Quality / Thought / & Visual Ambiance…

  • Thank YOU Larry for this feature today. I am honored to be Featured in the X Factor.

    – Carmen Holly

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 3 years ago

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  • Thank YOU Kira for the Feature! Today is one of those dark dreary rainy days…I can hear the echoes of the Serenade… but you sure made it a happy day. Hugz

    – Carmen Holly

  • Diane Johnson-Mosley
    Diane Johnson-...about 3 years ago

    Love this work, so very beautiful!

  • Thank YOU so much Diane.

    – Carmen Holly

  • tori yule
    tori yuleabout 3 years ago

    beautiful work, Carmen

  • Thank you Tori.

    – Carmen Holly

  • Johanna26
    Johanna26about 3 years ago

    Awesome work Carmen… it’s gorgeous

  • Thank you Johanna. Hope you are feeling better. Hugz

    – Carmen Holly

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 3 years ago

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  • Thank You Thank You Mary for the Feature. Most appreciated!

    – Carmen Holly

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