Rachel Howard is an artist who does magnificent pen-and-ink drawings of almost photographic accuracy – but capturing the character of her subject in ways no photograph can ever do.

In addition to some delightful botanical studies, she has been drawing her violin – so this post is not entirely off-topic!

In her discussion she notes that she has gone from a more curvaceous tail-piece to the more traditional wooden tail-piece. I wonder how she fares without four fine-tuners though.