McIntosh 1890 Festival wagon

Looking for a fun Saturday activity with food, music, and the opportunity to purchase crafts for holiday gift giving? The McIntosh 1890 Festival is the event for you. The festival is Saturday, Oct. 22, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in historic McIntosh, Florida. The event is free with more than 280 vendors — and […]

The spot I was playing at on Dripping Springs trail.

You will know when you are playing your Native American style flute well because birds and animals will gather to listen. I first noticed this phenomenon in my backyard when Carolina Wrens came and sat on the fence and started singing along with me while I played my Native American style flute.  This is how […]


Join me at the Arts Festival at Thornebrook, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2. Both days the hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. I’ll be located in space 49, selling handcrafted items made from wood. I’ll have my WrenSong Native American style flutes. I’ve created a new book on playing the flute that comes free with […]

carving bowl

Taking a class at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts with Bob Lyon and Doug Finkel was an intriguing way for me to grow my turning and carving skills. The week-long class focused on making kitchen items from wood, which appealed to me as I was interested in improving my spoon carving ability and developing strategies […]

Flute wrap on cedar Dm flute

Recently I had the honor of playing at my mother’s church service with my Native American style flutes.  The opportunity was spontaneous — as people were coming in for church, I pulled a branch flute and a maple G flute out of my purse and began to play a few hymns. Everyone seemed to like the […]

Waking the Spirit book cover

I’m always interested in the stories and testimonials I hear from people who use musical instruments — including my Native American-style flute and kanteles — in healing. Some of those who use music for healing are certified music therapists who work in hospitals, hospice facilities and other care facilities to help patients. So I was […]

squirrel nest in engine

As I was cleaning off an old, slow computer, I found some photos that reminded me of my experience with squirrels. About 10 years ago, I was driving home from work and all the lights in my dashboard suddenly started blinking and going rather wild.  I continued the 5 minutes home wondering what was wrong […]