Hello, my name is Mary Jane Kwan. I am an ex-architect, ex-expatriate, violin maker in the making. I was born and raised in Austin, Texas, and now live in Boston working on violin repair.
See all things I do (or used to do) here: mj.mkwan.com
What’s this blog all about?
It’s a pile of comics built mainly on my experiences with violin making, music, math, tools, China, and architecture.
Other themes: cultural differences, chickens, food, Golden Gate Bridge, etc.
And some instructional this and that.
Your pictures are blocked in China. 😥
Your blog is just fantastic! I’ve learned so much from the Construction Log and your drawings and humour really makes me smile! I bet your violins must be beautiful!
Really fun blog! Great survey on fingerboards too.
I’m in love. Joyous and very funny but with dignity and elegance.
More power to your bow!
Your are genius!!!
You are genius!!!
Arching shape hold some very specific quality almost no violin makers know about. Read on http://www.zuger.se and you get all the information.
I like you work!!!
Thanks for your work too, Mr Zuger!
MJ, Thanks loads for sharing your wonderful talent and attitude. A true ray of sunshine for our troubled world.