Category Native American style flutes

GLAM 2017

GLAM Craft Show on Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Update: Dec. 5. Thanks to everyone who stopped by and said hi and/or made a purchase this year.  Glam was a great success.  Thanks to all!   The GLAM Craft Show – a gathering of Gainesville-area crafters and artisans – will be held on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. GLAM will […]

SweetBerries poster for Artists' Holiday Cafe 2017

SweetBerries: Artists’ Holiday Café Dec. 2

Be sure to check out the GFAA Artists’ Holiday Café hosted by SweetBerries Eatery & Frozen Custard in Gainesville on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 2 to 5 p.m. My work will be in the patio area. I’ll be selling abstract wood art pieces and wood Christmas ornaments. If you are interested in adding music to your […]

Handmade wood holiday gifts

Now is the time to get started on your holiday shopping. I have a number of handcrafted wood items that can help you give special gifts to the special people on your list. Native American Style Flutes Give the gift of music with one of my Native American-style flutes. My flutes are designed to be easy […]

"Autumn Leaves" - art by Judy Robinson

GFAA Call for Abstracts inspired my wood art

The Gainesville Fine Arts Association call for Abstract entries caught my attention. The category was, I decided, the best category for me to start my wood art expression in a fine arts perspective. The call was for artists to submit two Abstracts for display in the GFAA Gallery, from Oct. 24 to Nov. 18. In […]

Thornebrook Art Festival 2017 - poster

Art Festival at Thornebrook, Oct. 21-22, 2017

I’m looking forward to being an artist at the Art Festival at Thornebrook, Oct. 21-22, at the Thornebrook Village in Gainesville. I hope to see you there. This is my third year of being at Art Festival at Thornebrook. As an artist, I enjoy meeting people from the community who attend the festival. The two-day […]

Stephen Foster Memorial Carillon Tower

Art in the Park at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, Oct. 7

Enjoy seeing artist displays and craft demonstrations and get a head start on holiday gift shopping at Art in the Park at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, 2017. I’ll be one of the artists, selling my wood art. My Native American-style flutes […]

Summer Song Sale: Flutes, Kanteles

In the heat of summer, what can cool you immensely is sitting in the air conditioning and playing a soothing musical instrument. During the summer, I am often making instruments and getting ready for my Fall art and craft shows that I travel to.  Some of you have asked why I don’t have more flutes […]

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

9 reasons your flute isn’t playing: Troubleshooting

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

Chestnut Branch Flutes

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.

WrenSong flutes en route to Wales

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 […]

The latest dogwood branch flute with pyrography & color.

A Second Chance to Play Flute or Kantele

When I’m selling my flutes and kanteles at music festivals or art and craft shows, one of the groups of people who like to talk with me about my instruments are retirees. I often start the conversation with “Do you play any musical instruments?” In the responses from retirees, I hear two themes. About half will […]

WrenSong Woods at GLAM 2016

Care of wood spoons & Glam 2016

The joy of wood and the care of wood items used for cooking and eating were themes of my day as a vendor at the GLAM Craft Show in Gainesville. I really enjoyed talking with the many people who stopped by my display and wanted to learn more about the wood items I make. We […]