Of Inspiration there is no shortage in Barcelona.  As you may have read in previous posts. We spent 2 1/2 hours in the Sagrada Familia cathedral one Monday while in Barcelona.  We listened to the audio tape as we toured inside the cathedral.  It explained a lot — the giant pillars in the cathedral designed […]

I enjoy traveling and exploring.   I long admired my father and mother for figuring out the logistics of getting the family of five to explore and travel (relatively peacefully) across Canada and the United States for many summers as we children were growing up. We packed economically into a station wagon and a tent trailer […]

Spalted maple flute with red bud fetish. They have a calm sheen, but the wood shines through.

From time to time people have shown me a flute that doesn’t work to ask what is wrong. I  believe you should ask the maker of the flute, but people don’t know always know who made their flute.  And so they ask me. In cases where I am the maker of the flute, I usually start […]

Chestnut branch flute

Creating a flute from a branch is exciting and rewarding, as I see how the wood guides me and listen to what the flute’s voice will be. Here’s a video with the four Chestnut branch flutes that I just finished making. In the video, I play two of the flutes to let you hear their […]

Cherry WrenSong flute with zebra wood bird.

I typically don’t do special orders – unless the situation is unique and intrigues me. Ray from Wales presented one of those intriguing situations. He emailed to say he had found my blog and really wanted to have a WrenSong flute – or two. He had decided that he wanted to learn to play the […]

I have a full plate of flutes with the four little branch flutes I’m working with. They are a delight to work with. Always I enjoy helping tree branches become unique flutes. Working with four flutes from the same tree has advantages. Because they are from the same kind of wood.  After working with one flute, […]

I began my “Weaving with Spanish Moss” blog post series almost three years ago. I’m now writing the promised third part in the three-part series. Weaving with Spanish Moss Part One tells the story of how I became aware of Spanish moss when I was a child as my family traveled to Florida for vacations. My […]