Category spoon carving

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Quilt & Bluegrass Festival on Nov. 19

If you’re looking for a holiday shopping opportunity for crafted items with the bonus of Bluegrass music and quilts, the Quilt and Bluegrass Festival is the place for you. The festival is Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Thornebrook Village in Gainesville. Admission is free. For music lovers, I’ll be […]

McIntosh 1890 Festival wagon

McIntosh 1890 Festival on Oct. 22

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 […]

Arts Festival: Thornebrook, Oct. 1-2, 2016

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 […]

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Carving and turning at Arrowmont

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 […]

The Potential of a Red Maple

When I saw the maple tree being cut down, I couldn’t believe it. This was a tree that I pass in my regular driving route, and I had admired the tree. There are not too many  maples in this section of Florida, which has many more water oaks and pine trees. This maple tree was […]

chestnut spoon carved

Cooking spoons: A family tradition

As I’ve been carving spoons, I’ve been thinking about the family connections connected with large cooking spoons. At the Leesburg Arts Festival, a man stopped to admire my carved spoons. He gathered his family members around him to hear him tell about how his grandparents had a large wooden cooking spoon very similar to one […]

Mulberry carved spoon

A Soothing Spoon

A Soothing Spoon. That’s what she was looking for, she told me, as she examined a basket of my hand-carved wood spoons. She was in a meditation class where she was learning to focus. To focus so that all the day’s tasks and concerns could be released – if just for a few minutes. Those […]