Tag Archives: Art

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 […]

GFAA poster - Abstracts

Gallery Exhibit includes my wood art

I’ve recently joined the Gainesville Fine Arts Association. I’ve been a vendor at GFAA’s Art Festival at Thornebrook for three years. I’ve seen the GFAA members’ work on display at the GFAA Gallery and in locations in town like SweetBerries. There looks to be a lot of creativity in the GFAA artists, and I look […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gamelan Workshop in Barcelona, Spain

One of the many interesting moments during my trip to Barcelona was the opportunity to participate in a Balinese Gamelan workshop.  Yes, in Barcelona not in Bali. When looking online for places to visit in Barcelona during my visit with my friend, I discovered the Museu de la Musica  with its many historical instruments. The monthly workshop on the […]

La Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona

Of Inspiration there is no shortage in Barcelona.  As you may have read in previous posts. We spent 2 1/2 hours in the Sagrada Familia cathedral one Monday while in Barcelona.  We listened to the audio tape as we toured inside the cathedral.  It explained a lot — the giant pillars in the cathedral designed […]

Beautiful Barcelona

I enjoy traveling and exploring.   I long admired my father and mother for figuring out the logistics of getting the family of five to explore and travel (relatively peacefully) across Canada and the United States for many summers as we children were growing up. We packed economically into a station wagon and a tent trailer […]

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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 […]

Weaving Ash Baskets – Earthskills 2016

I mentioned Earthskills previously.  In 2015 I made a bamboo digeridoo in Fuz Sanderson’s class.  In 2016, I met Barron Brown who led spoon and bowl carving classes. I did not take the “Weaving Baskets from Ash” class in 2016.   I was tempted, but I’m glad I didn’t succumb. Based on a visit to […]

Pyrography Magazine

Pyrography Magazine features my Night Song Flute

Pyrography Magazine included one of my Night Song Flutes in the Gallery section of the latest edition. How exciting to have my work featured in a magazine that I have so enjoyed reading. The Gallery Editor for the magazine contacted me several months ago to say the magazine wanted to include my flute pyrography work […]

WrenSong Woods branch flutes

Making Music at Leesburg Art Festival

The Leesburg Art Festival was an enjoyable event and an opportunity for me to share my flutes and kanteles. A great part of the two-day festival was the full-day live music on the stage near my display tent. I could hear flute and drum music all day. I enjoyed meeting members of the Riverwind Flute Circle and performing on […]