Category Musical Instruments
I just had new business cards printed. The process of designing the new cards made we think about the evolution of my business cards and my art endeavors. When I first began my own business, my focus was on making Native American-style flutes. (I still make those flutes!) One of my goals was to make […]
In making and selling both musical instruments and watercolors, I have conversations with many adults who tell me that they couldn’t play the flute or try watercolors themselves because they aren’t creative or artistic. Recently when I suggested to a friend that we could paint watercolors together on my upcoming visit with her, she emailed […]
Google Doodle’s Celebrating the Jingle Dress Dance is a reminder of the Jingle Dress Dancers I’ve seen at Native American powwows. The Jingle Dress Dancers were one of many dancers celebrating at the Chambers Powwows I’ve attended. All the powwow dancers convey different elements of Native American life and culture with costumes showcasing a connection […]
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 […]
Join me for the O’Connell Center Craft Festival on Nov. 24-25.