Author Archives: J R
I enjoy carving green wood into wooden spoons using an axe and knife. The first batch of spoons I carved were from horse chestnut. It was such an enjoyable experience and I really liked that the whole operation was portable. I could take the axe and knife with me and carve “on the road,” so-to-speak. When making flutes […]
The kantele complements the Native American flute wonderfully. These are delightful instruments and easy to learn to play. They may take some time like the ukulele and Native American style flute to learn to play well. The kanteles I primarily make are 5-string versions. In 2018, I released a 6-string version but find that […]
I am reworking my website and reducing the number of pages dedicated to specific topics. This blog post was previously a page on the site dedicated to Native American style flute and ukulele music. I will no longer be creating this particular mode of music but want to leave it available for the many who […]
Six of my carved wooden spoons are now in new homes. A friend made a special order for Christmas gifts. This order of gift spoons was a lot of fun to create and shows a range of wood and spoon styles. The lilac spoon (second from right) was from a tree in Ontario, Canada. The […]
What a treat to spend the day in Winter Park, attending Urban Sketcher James Richards’ workshop, “The Grand Illusion: Achieving a Dramatic Sense of Depth.” I follow Jim on Instagram @jrsketchbook and have taken his online Craftsy course. So I was delighted when I saw that the Orlando Urban Sketchers was having Jim do a […]
The GLAM Craft Show is a great way to find holiday gifts made by local artisans and crafters. This year’s GLAM event on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., will be held at First Magnitude Brewery. Admission is free. I’ll be selling several sizes of my fun pen, ink & watercolors. My […]
Join me for the O’Connell Center Craft Festival on Nov. 24-25.