Category wood art

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 […]

Santa wood puzzle by Judy Robinson

Seasonal Decorating Wood Puzzles

  My new Seasonal Decorating Wood Puzzles were fun to make and can be a fun addition to the holidays for you. Putting together puzzles has always been an enjoyable challenge for me. As a child, I enjoyed  jigsaw puzzles. Then, I took that getting-everything-to-fit approach to packing a suitcase or the trunk of the […]

Hitty Dolls Celebrate Canada’s Birthday

If you wondered what carved wood dolls, named after Hitty, were doing on Canada Day then be sure to check these photos. Naturally, they were celebrating! And they wanted to go fishing in the beautiful Muskoka Lakes near the Canadian Shield. Can you blame them for wanting to paddle out onto the clear, crisp water […]

Hitty Namesakes: The Walker Sisters

Hitty sisters I recently carved made a trip hiking in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The Hitty sisters, wood dolls, share the heritage of Methitabel, (“Hitty” for short) a carved doll starring in the Newberry winning book Hitty, Her First Hundred Years. While I enjoy carving the dolls, the detailed tiny clothes are fashioned […]

A Philosophy of Carving Spoons

From time to time I get interesting and/or encouraging correspondence through my website/blog. Recently, I have had a few comments and queries on my spoon carving. For example, I appreciated hearing from Mrs. B who wrote to tell me about her adventures in beginning spoon carving.  She is fortunate to have so many trees on […]

Barcelona female gegant

Gegants (the giants) in Barcelona

“You have to see the gegants,” my friend Cheryl told me. Cheryl, the tour guide and host of my Barcelona visit, knew that I make small wooden figures. So to prepare for my visit, Cheryl located shops that made and sold marionettes and puppets. But she also knew that I’d want to see Barcelona’s special […]

What’s on my plate? Branch flutes

I have a full plate of flutes with the four little branch flutes I’m working with. They are a delight to work with. Always I enjoy helping tree branches become unique flutes. Working with four flutes from the same tree has advantages. Because they are from the same kind of wood.  After working with one flute, […]

Weaving with Spanish Moss: Tales & Details, Part 3

I began my “Weaving with Spanish Moss” blog post series almost three years ago. I’m now writing the promised third part in the three-part series. Weaving with Spanish Moss Part One tells the story of how I became aware of Spanish moss when I was a child as my family traveled to Florida for vacations. My […]

Carving Hitty dolls

Working with wood is an ever evolving and exploring process. I’ve found that one project-idea often leads to another project. And the new wood project for me? Carving small dolls. How did that happen? Creating WrenSong flutes and WrenSong kanteles requires larger equipment like a router, bandsaw, woodturning lathe and sander. Smaller tools are required too — such […]

Earthskills Arts of the Coconut

Florida Earthskills Gathering 2017

The Florida Earthskills Gathering provided me with a great opportunity to practice my woodworking skills along with the many who were interested in learning sustainable living skills. Little Orange Creek Nature Park, outside of Hawthorne, provided a scenic location, with the event held amidst massive live oaks. I participated in Barron Brown’s Bowl Carving workshop. During the day-long workshop, […]

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 […]